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3 Reasons that cause engine failure or render costly damage

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First we need to go back in time, as engine oil use to be very simple and easy to understand. Now engine oil and tolerances within engines have become more refined.
Many years ago is was abnormal for engine oil be consumed during normal operating conditions. I can remember many years ago it was a standard that engine oil interval changes were between 8000 to 10000 kms.

So much has changed with motor vehicles today. It seems to be normal for your average car to have service ...

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Free Google motoring tips, Warning lamp check lights

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Checking For Warning Lamps, Free Google motoring tips

ROAD TEST – Checking for warning lamps

PURPOSE
Warning lamps are designed to let the driver know of possible major problems
before they occur. The main lights are brake, oil, charge and temperature as
well as seat belt lights. Gauges will warn if a problem is starting or getting
worse. All warning lights are designed to turn on with the ignition and off
when the engine starts. Most gauges are designed to start ...

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Ignition Key Issues

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PURPOSE

The ignition switch has several functions which includes accessories, ignition on, start, ignition off. The ignition switch works best if the keys are not cut and recut because basically it will jam up the ignition. The ignition switch may also be connected to a steering lock mechanism.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR

The ignition key barrel and switch are subject to wear and there is a tendency is to get another key cut. Do not get another key cut because this key may cause the barrel to jam ...

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That noise, is it a loose fan belt

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THE EFFECT

A loose fan belt is a fan belt screaming out for help. Also a loose fan belt may perish or deteriorate rapidly depending on whether it’s a polyrib belt or a ‘V’ belt. A loose fan belt will also affect the charge rate and the cooling system if the water pump pulley is connected to that fan belt. Any fan belt that is loose will affect what it’s driving.

THINGS TO LOOK FOR

Check the belts for tension. If they feel loose, tighten them up.

COST

Nothing; ...

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