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Can you spot whats wrong with these brakes? This was a very close call to disaster. Imagine if you had to do an emergency stop??

We had one unit that the brake pads fell out on the floor when we drove it in the shop! Hows that for timing!?

Get your brakes inspected regularily, We suggest every other oil change combined with a tire rotation to start with. Find what works best for you. Everyone has different driving habits!

Book your appointment so you are not left in the dust -Literally.

 

No, VCR does not stand for “Video Cassette Recorder” — it stands for “Variable Compression Ratio,” and it’s a topic we discussed nearly 10 years ago. At that time, though, the engineering was only in prototype. Today, at least one design is scheduled for use on a production vehicle, slated to debut on the 2019 Infiniti QX50.

As with most of the “new” technologies surrounding engine management, the idea of variable compression ratios (VCR) is a result of old concepts revisited with the capabilities engineers have at their disposal today. The basic four-stroke cycle remains the same. It’s just being fine-tuned for maximum efficiency across the entire operating range by providing a variety of means of changing the engine’s operating modes. Of course, the resulting increases in efficiency means more power and better fuel economy. It also means additional training to fully understand how the system works and how to fix it when it doesn’t! We expect the engine oil system will be more critical then ever, don't attempt to save money by extending the oil interval! BG Motor Oil Additive to the rescue!  Click this link for more information on prolonging the life of your engine and oil.

 

 

1. Thou Shalt Purchase Winter Tires
2. Thou Shalt Be Aware Of Winter’s Tricks
3. Thou Shalt Not Place False Hope In All Wheel Drive
4. Thou Shalt Not Spin Thy Wheels
5. Though Shalt Remove All Snow From Thy Vehicle
6. Thou Shalt Drive Smoothly
7. Thou Shalt Focus Far Ahead
8. Thou Shalt Not Despair When Thy Vehicle Doth Slide
9. Thou Shalt Be Personally Prepared
10. Thou Shalt Not Tailgate

"it only makes the odd clunk over bumps"

When the strain of modified & lifted suspension with much bigger wheels and tires gets too much, stuff breaks!

Upgrade to HD suspension components if you want to be safe!

 

Whats wrong with this part?

Going to all the effort to compress the air into the engine, but its leaking out!

A close up of the air duct from the Charge Air Cooler to the Engine Air Inlet.

Here is where is was mounted up to. The round boot is leaking up to the Engine Air Cut Off Valve. Otherwise known as the positive air shutdown, or DEACO valve.

When it was installed it was rubbing against the plastic fender liner. Amazingly the fender plastic has NO wear on it whatsoever!  Inspect regularly  to make sure the moving and flexing hoses and harnesses between the engine and the frame/body are not rubbing.