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Turbo Failure: Dealing with the Dealer

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When you discuss your turbo issues with the service department at your local dealer, make sure the dealer has suitably qualified staff to accurately diagnose the problem. Dealers have been known to replace engines because of excessive smoking from the tailpipe, when what was needed was a new turbo. Keep in mind that there are […]

Sluggish Engine? Turbo Failure?

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All things considered, turbos are not as good or useful as they are made out to be, but if you have a new turbo fitted car, here are some pointers on what can go wrong and what to do when it does. The symptoms of turbo failure include: Excessive oil consumption: Oil consumption increases dramatically […]

Revving it Up with Turbo

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Car junkies everywhere agree that nothing comes close to the rush of the surge of power as the turbo kicks in, accompanied by the whistling of a wastegate dumping excess pressure. That’s why, when turbos go south, they’re a heartache as well as a headache. Turbos are relatively simple devices that increase the amount of […]

How Does a Car’s Electrical System Work?

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A belt-driven alternator generates alternating current, which is converted to direct current by means of a rectifier incorporated in the body of the device. The final current output is regulated by a regulator, also incorporated in the device, which acts as kind of pressure regulator, maintaining the output current at between 14.2 and 14.6 volts […]

The Real Causes of Battery and Electrical Failures

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If your new car has been showing signs of electrical problems, do not take what your dealer tells you at face value. Apart from being time consuming, diagnosing electrical issues requires great skill and a thorough knowledge of modern automotive electrical systems. If your dealer doesn’t appear sure or confident about the outcome of electrical […]

Electrical Issues: Dealing with the Dealer

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Due to the extreme complexity of modern automotive electrical systems, dealers are very often at a loss to properly or accurately diagnose electrical issues. While some cars have specific and well-known issues, and problems can thus be resolved relatively quickly, new models with new problems continue to be released. More often than not, dealers don’t […]

Symptoms of Battery or General Electrical Failure

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The bells and whistles of the electronic gadgetry on today’s cars can results in a variety of electrical problems. The following list of symptoms of electrical failure is not exhaustive, but includes the most commonly occurring electrical issues and problems impacting new cars. Engine cranks but does not start: Apart from being out of gas, […]

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