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How To Pick The Right Engine Oil

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How To Pick The Right Engine Oil

What’s in your Motor Oil? Older cars need Zinc, but newer cars don’t. Guess which cars most engine oils are made for. Well, times are changing and so are the motor oils that are available. Today’s catalyst-equipped cars require oils with far less Zinc Dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP commonly called Zinc) than in previous oils. Earlier engine configurations require zinc and phosphates to prevent engine wear. Recently rebuilt engines, that do not require the emissions equipment of the day, still need the same additives as in the past. Particularly flat tappet applications, engines with high valve spring pressures, or those driven in...

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MOUSEBLOCKER protects you from uninsured damage

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MOUSEBLOCKER protects you from uninsured damage

Performance Improvements is a Canadian Distributor for MouseBlocker, a 12 Volt powered device releasing an ultrahigh frequency noise to deter mice from nesting in your vehicle during Canada's long winter. GET READY FOR WINTER STORAGE IN CANADA WITH MOUSEBLOCKER Act Now Before Mice & Rodents Nest in Your Vehicle Mouse damage can cause hundreds of dollars of damage to your vehicle's wiring, air filters and more   Greg M. has a 2017 Toyota Yaris with only 18,000 km. Rodents actually ate pieces of the blower wheel and whole vent assembly, causing almost $700 worth of damage. Protect your automobiles from mice...

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What should I do if my Ontario licence plate is peeling?

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What should I do if my Ontario licence plate is peeling?

If your licence plate looks like this, you are advised to visit a Service Ontario location to have it replaced. My Ontario licence plate is peeling. What should I do? If your licence plate is less than five years old, they will replace it free By Mike Pearson - Stoney Creek News Ontario licence plates must be kept clean and free of obstruction by any device that prevents digits from being accurately photographed, under Section 13(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. But what should you do if the outer layer of your plate is bubbling or peeling, making it difficult to read?...

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Edelbrock Pro-Flo 4 EFI Review

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Edelbrock Pro-Flo 4 EFI Review

Edlebrock’s Pro-Flo 4 EFI System Dyno Tested On A Junkyard LS By BRIAN HAVINS - Originally published on enginelabs.com Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) is not a new concept in the automotive industry. American Motors Corporation (AMC) designed the first commercial EFI system, called the Electrojector. This system was developed by Bendix back in 1957. Since that time, fuel injection has gained popularity as it increases an engine’s efficiency as well as drivability. It’s impossible to find anything but fuel injection on modern cars these days. Over the years, enthusiasts have figured out ways to utilize factory EFI systems and adapt...

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PROBLEM READING YOUR 0-15 PSI LIQUID FILLED GAUGES? VENT THE GAUGE.

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PROBLEM READING YOUR 0-15 PSI LIQUID FILLED GAUGES? VENT THE GAUGE.

Why is my Liquid Filled gauge unpredictable? Product: 0-15 Liquid Filled GaugesProblem: Gauge does not read correctly.Solution: Vent the gauge.For an accurate pressure reading on a liquid filled gauge, you should vent the gauge before taking a pressure reading. You should vent the gauge whenever the temperature of the gauge has changed significantly (either heated up or cooled down).Venting is easy to do and takes seconds. To vent the gauge carefully push the side of the vent plug (the part under the plug lip) with your thumbnail to equalize the gauge case pressure with the atmosphere (reference pressure). Do not remove...

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