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Keep a Fire Extinguisher in your Glovebox

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Keep a Fire Extinguisher in your Glovebox

Sad end for a nice old Ford coupe. Don't let your car burn to the ground, keep an Element Fire Extinguisher in the glovebox of every vehicle you own.   Do you have a Fire Extinguisher in your Glovebox? A fire can happen anywhere at anytime, keep some protection close by We got these photos via email the other day, and felt a stabbing pain in our heart just looking at them. They were accompanied by the following story: Thought maybe you guys would like to see what happens when you blow a back tire and the tire takes out the gas...

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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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Save at the gas pump, measure tire inflation accurately

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Save at the gas pump, measure tire inflation accurately

Measure tire inflation monthly to save at the pump Surging gas prices have made fuel efficiency a higher priority for Canadian drivers, according to a new national survey conducted by Leger in mid-April for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). 92 percent of drivers surveyed say fuel economy is now a higher priority for them and 90 percent understand that proper tire inflation maximizes mileage and reduces fuel costs.  Drivers are right to think they can save at the pump by ensuring their tires are properly inflated. Industry studies show motorists can improve their gas mileage by 0.6 percent on average...

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