Archive for January, 2012

Car Care Candles

General | Posted by ninjagrr
Jan 18 2012

The quality of the candles can be seen from a car of its type electrodes and thermal insulator cone. If the cone is covered with black candles wet oily sludge, then it is a clear sign that the candle is too cold for that engine. The same could also indicate worn piston rings and cylinder, or it indicates a very high level of oil in the crankcase. Availability, dry carbon black is a result of very long work the engine at idle or during regular driving at low speed and low load vehicle. If the insulator cone candle is clean, completely dry, almost white, with traces of partial melting that it may mean that this candle is too hot for the engine or put up too early ignition. In a normally operating candle color facility should be from light gray to light brown. Nagar has almost absent. Candles need regular cleaning and adjustment of the gap between the electrodes.

During the intensive use of the vehicle the operation should be performed every 10 thousand miles. In the case where annual mileage is less than 10 thousand kilometers, clean and adjust spark gap preferably twice a year, just before the start of summer and winter operating season. To clean the candles are prohibited use sharp metal objects, this is due to the fact that they are easily damaged or scratched insulator on the spark. Scratched on the cone of the insulator begins to increase carbon formation, carbon deposits, in turn, begins to bridge the electrodes, in the end, the candle does not work. There is a belief that is passed down from generation to generation, the essence of this belief lies in the fact that the electrodes must be cleaned candles supposedly open flame. Typically, such actions are deplorable outcome. First, the candle held a similar process, usually out of order. Second, this situation can have serious consequences, which manifest themselves in that the candle is due to overheating becomes latent defect, it just starts to work then, no, and the apparent reason for this is not.

The best way to clean candle is a chemical process which is following. Candles defatted with petrol and dried thoroughly, then put them into hot 20% aqueous ammonium acetate, and kept them there for 30 minutes, the temperature of the solution at this time should not be below 90 degrees. After that, the candles carefully cleans hard nylon brush, thoroughly washed with hot water and dried. All this work should be carried out in the open air, due to the fact that a hot solution of vapors acetic acid. The gap between the electrodes is controlled by candles podgibaniya ground electrode to measure the gap should be used not flat, but cylindrical probe. This is due to the fact that as a result of wear and tear ground electrode is formed recess, so flat probe measurement can not give the correct result.

Changing the Timing Belts

General | Posted by ninjagrr
Jan 12 2012

Timely quality replacement timing belt will protect us from repairing the engine of your car. For proper distribution of fuel mixture intake and exhaust in the cylinders of an internal combustion engine use the gas distribution mechanism (RM). Valves are opened or closed through the drive of the camshaft and cam mechanism. It is used shesterenochnaya, zubchatoremennaya or chain drive. It is important to monitor the condition of the timing belt, which in case of breakage leads to the conclusion that the engine failure, as a result of the impact piston valve. Typically, the life of timing belts – a 55-60 thousand miles.

In order to determine whether to replace the belt, we must carefully examine himself belt. It should not be mud, he must not look worn, the belt must be in place all the teeth and should not be any damage. If it does belt worn – need to be replaced. Experienced drivers are ready to replace the timing belt itself. If you have enough experience, but for frequently do not have time, then it is better to consult a qualified mechanic in the service station. Especially, make the change of timing belt can make a full vehicle computer diagnostics. And you'll be completely confident in all mechanisms of your car. If you do decide to self-replace the timing belt, the first than to disassemble the engine to be 100% sure that you can painlessly build it. Check whether all the on-site installation marks the suitability of the necessary details at face value if there is enough for you the necessary instruments.

Stamped Steel

General | Posted by ninjagrr
Jan 05 2012

In general, motorists are choosing chrome wheels due to their attractive design. But this is not one of their advantage. Choosing chrome alloy wheels, selected quality. Chrome wheels, made of aluminum alloys, little susceptible to external influences, and even after ten years of their operation, they will look like new, of course, if they do not have deep scratches that spoil the appearance. A smaller specific gravity, reduces the load on the tires.

And, accordingly, increased ride on bumpy roads. Also, weight has a positive effect on the engine – a low moment of inertia of wheels allows the vehicle accelerate faster. Cast or forged chrome wheels to the same ventilation contribute to the braking system. In general, chrome wheels increase the performance of any car. There are cast and forged chrome drives. Forged in comparison with cast much more expensive and have less corrosion protection. There is also a classic forged chrome wheels.

But like all steel wheels, they have many drawbacks, which is constantly referred to and spoken. Now, it is necessary to talk about the plating. What is this process and how it affects the rims? Chrome plating – it's saturation of the surface of products with chromium. A layer of chromium may be applied as and for ornamental purposes, and to increase the hardness. Also, the saturation of chrome disc allows increased resistance to external influences and mud chemicals. The CD, which is exposed chrome, usually takes the following steps. The cleaning of stubborn dirt, then fine cleaning, training, placement in a bathroom or a special container with a solution and temperature equalization. After that, connect the electric current and part is kept under tension to build the desired thickness. In most countries the process of chrome plating is under strict control, as waste and reagents, followed by extremely toxic. So are new ways to handle the discs, such as high-speed gas flame spraying. Chrome, as mentioned above, improves corrosion resistance and is used to reduce friction. The hardness of chromium up to 70 HRC, and its thickness can reach 0.25 mm. Chrome plating is not effective lining, so when he drives are further processed. Choose whether or alloy chrome wheels leave Stamped Steel individual choice for every car owner. The main thing that came to the drive wheels. Many motorists believe that the acquisition of alloy wheels, does not justify the expenses for their purchase. And in terms of our roads of any drive can fail, but that's cast, yet is more resistant and very handsome. Alloy chrome wheels not only possesses high decorative properties, look elegant and stylish, but also improve the driving performance of any the car, its management.