Monthly Archives: December 2018

Coolant Hose Replacement Tips

Thanks to compact engine compartments, air conditioning, turbocharging, and computer-controlled cooling fans, under-hood operating temperatures have risen dramatically. To withstand these extreme temperatures, most modern coolant hoses are now made from ethylene propylene EPDM rubber, which can endure operating temperatures ranging from -40 to +275 degrees F. Thanks to extremely crowded engine compartments, about 90 […]

Alternator and Starter Diagnosis

Rotating electrical parts such as starters and alternators often have to be replaced on older, high-mileage vehicles. Fuel injection has helped prolong the service life of starters by allowing engines to start more quickly when they are cranked. Such is not the case with alternators. Higher electrical demands on charging systems have increased alternator failures. […]

Diesel Particulate Filter Breakdown and Operational Theory

The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a ceramic filter that has thousands of tiny channels or honeycomb-shaped openings that trap the soot onto the channel walls and prevent the particulate matter (down to 1 micron) from exiting out the tail pipe. The honeycombed inner structure is covered with a layer of a chemical catalyst that […]

Marine Diesel Engine Overhauls – What’s the Real Cost?

A diesel engine is a very complex machine comprised of many different systems working in tandem to combust fuel and get you where you need to go. As with any system, it is only as strong as its weakest link and one malfunctioning component could spell disaster for your entire engine. Even with with proper maintenance, sometimes […]

E-commerce Automotive Aftermarket Industry 2018 Analysis By Leading Players – (Flipkart, eBay, Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts, Napa Auto Parts, Amazon, Alibaba Group)

Online platforms have gained traction among the e-commerce automotive aftermarket participants for launching their product portfolio. The component manufacturers are continuously launching their products online via third party retailers including eBay and Amazon, or through their own channel. However, easy counterfeiting due to lack of efficient standardization of these e-commerce platforms may hamper the industry […]

Causes and maintenance of the failure of the pulling cylinder of agricultural diesel engine

With the development of agricultural machinery and the improvement of people’s living standards, more and more farmers have purchased tractors. When using tractors, it is inevitable that some faults will occur. Especially if the diesel engine fails, the driver will have headaches. The failure of the pull cylinder, introduce its causes and maintenance. The pull […]

Keeping your Diesel’s Manual Transmission Running Cool and Quiet

Keeping your Diesel’s Manual Transmission Running Cool and Quiet For anyone that owns a diesel, most are at least relatively familiar with the concept of replacing the stock transmission pan with an aftermarket pan, featuring a larger capacity, aluminum construction, and other features that aid in extending the life of the transmission. But, what most […]