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How Diesel Engines Work – Part 3

How Diesel Engines Work – Part 3

Today we end our three part series on Part 3, "How Diesel Engines Work" with this final video that covers the valve timing diagram of a diesel engine. Missed the first two parts? Simply check the posts for the last two weeks

Laser Headlights - They're Not Strapped To Sharks Are They?

Laser Headlights - They're Not Strapped To Sharks Are They?

This awesome story is brought to us by PopularMechanics.com. You heard right...LASER HEADLIGHTS! Who wouldn't want that?! But, how do they work, and what does this mean in actual use? At the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, Audi announced that laser-based lights will make it into production cars. And Audi's 2014 R18 race car, which will compete at the 24 Hours of LeMans, will use six laser diodes in addition to its banks of LED lights. How do you turn a laser beam into something resembling a headlight? In the video below Audi's Head of Lighting Innovations, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit provides an explanation. As you can see in the video, the basic answer is that a blue laser projected onto a diode produces diffuse white light, similar to the way LEDs work and perfect for a headlight. The actual laser projec ... read more

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What's That Part Of The Engine Called, And How Does It Work?

That mechanical marvel under the hood of your car called a "motor" or "engine" is a large machine made up of hundreds of smaller parts, systems and subsystems. They all work together turning air and fuel into thousands of small explosions, which move your car down the road, getting you from point A to point B. If it seems complex, you're right, it is. That's why all of our ASE Certified Auto Technicians spend so much time studying and learning all of the past auto technology as well as future technology about to be released into the driving public. However, this doesn't mean you can never understand it or become familiar with how your engine works. You can also quickly learn what some of the more esoteric parts look like. You've heard of pistons and valves. Do you know what they look like? Do you know how they work? How about your timing chain/belt, or water pump? Prepare yourself for what may be the only video resource you'll ever need to learn what the parts of an engine look l ... read more

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Preparing For A Flat Tire - Help From Consumer Reports

There's nothing quite like discovering you have a flat tire, especially if you're in a hurray to get somewhere. And why does it always happen when you're dressed up in your good clothes? Sigh. It's one thing if this happens to you at home, but what if it happens to you out upon the road or highway? What can you do to be prepared. First of all, have a membership with a good automotive emergency group, like AAA. One call and you can simply wait while roadside assistance arrives and takes care of the problem. What if you don't have time for that? If you experience a flat due to a slow leak, just getting it aired up so you can make it to the nearest service center could be a life saver. Small air compressors that work off of a cigarette lighter or 12V power socket work really well, and you shouldn't be without one in your trunk. In just a few minutes, and with little effort, you can be back on the road! What about something a littler more serious, like a puncture from a nail, or somet ... read more

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