Monthly Archives: February 2016

Atlanta Win For Jimmie Johnson

Atlanta Win For Jimmie Johnson

Photo: Some rights reserved by Dominic Aragon HAMPTON, Ga. — With wrecks erupting behind him, Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in overtime under caution in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway — and then he remembered. Almost lost in the euphoria of Johnson’s second straight victory at the 1.54-mile track was the realization that, with his 76th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, he had tied the late Dale Earnhardt for seventh on the all-time wins list. But as the No. 48 Chevrolet rolled around the track on its Victory Lap, heading in a clockwise direction a la Alan Kulwicki, the six-time champion … Continue reading

Learn How To Repair Your Water Pump

Learn How To Repair Your Water Pump

Photo: Some rights reserved by wbaiv The water pump is one of many parts of your cooling system. Learn more about it with this video and how to replace it if it becomes necessary. From: autozone.com

Dayton Auto Show 2016

Dayton Auto Show 2016

Photo: Some rights reserved by Rob Cook Ticket Info ADULTS (AGE 10 +) $8.00 at the box office, $6.00 online. STUDENTS (WITH STUDENT I.D.) $6.00 at the box office. SENIORS (AGE 55+) $6.00 at the box office on Senior Day – Friday, February 26 CHILDREN (9 & UNDER) Free when accompanied by an adult. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted at the box office. BUY TICKETS Location DAYTON CONVENTION CENTER 22 East Fifth Street Dayton, Ohio 45402 Parking is available in the Transportation Center garage, which is one block East of the Dayton Convention Center on Fifth … Continue reading

Checking The Coolant Level Of Your Car

Checking The Coolant Level Of Your Car

Photo: Some rights reserved by ** RCB ** Check the car’s radiator coolant level to prevent it from dropping damaging levels; learn how from our expert mechanic in this free car-maintenance video. Expert: Jeff Wong Bio: Jeff Wong has a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has owned & operated an aftermarket automotive parts business for five years. He has been working on automobiles for 17 years. Filmmaker: Joshua Kidwell

Rasa, The Hydrogen-Powered Car

Rasa, The Hydrogen-Powered Car

The prototype for a new Welsh-made hydrogen-powered car has been unveiled. The two-seater Rasa was developed in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, by Riversimple Movement Ltd. Its road-legal prototype does 0-60mph (96kmh) in 10 seconds, with its only output water. The Rasa, which received a £2m Welsh grant in 2015, will go on trial for 12 months later this year, with the final model set for release in 2018. It has a range of 300 miles on 1.5kg of hydrogen, and its only output is water. There are no gears, just buttons for forward, neutral or reverse, plus an accelerator pedal … Continue reading

Replacing A Radiator Hose

Replacing A Radiator Hose

Photo: Some rights reserved by ** RCB ** It’s important to know how to identify if there’s any leaks in your cooling system. When this happens, you’ll probably have to replace the hose. In this video, we have come across with, you can see how it’s done in case you ever need to do it.

Your Car’s Cooling System And All Of Its Parts

Your Car’s Cooling System And All Of Its Parts

Photo: Some rights reserved by Jason Cartwright Your car’s cooling system is a complex system consisting of several different parts and subsystems. Coolant The coolant, or radiator fluid, used in your car’s cooling system is perhaps the most vital part of the system. Coolant flows throughout the entire cooling system, dissipating the heat created in the internal combustion engine. The radiator fluid is usually a glycol based liquid that is then mixed with water. It is specifically designed to retain important properties while it is in the demanding environment of a vehicle’s engine. The additives included in engine coolant … Continue reading

How To Change a Thermostat

How To Change a Thermostat

Photo: Some rights reserved by Christopher Blizzard The thermostat in your car is responsible for controlling the amount of coolant released into your engine. When your car first starts up, the thermostat is closed and does not allow coolant into the engine until it is warmed up. The thermostat should open and allow coolant in once the engine is adequately heated. Sometimes the thermostat fails and remains closed. Video:expertvillage Article provided by wikiHow, a wiki that is building the world’s largest and highest quality how-to manual. Please edit this article and find author credits at the original wikiHow article … Continue reading

Vettel Fastest on F1 Testing Day in Barcelona

Vettel Fastest on F1 Testing Day in Barcelona

Photo: Some rights reserved by JiteshJagadish The German’s best time of 1m24.939s came in the closing 20 minutes of the four-hour morning session, and was enough to put himself 0.470s clear of nearest rival Lewis Hamilton. The reigning champion nonetheless easily racked up the most mileage of the morning, the new Mercedes W07 completing 66 laps – including a very long stint in the third hour. Hamilton’s lap count was 23 clear of nearest rival Valtteri Bottas, who was third for Williams, 1.170s shy of Vettel’s benchmark. To put Hamilton’s lap-count total into perspective, no other driver came close to even … Continue reading

Learn More About Radiators

Learn More About Radiators

Photo: Some rights reserved by Rob Marson ­­ A radiator is a type of heat exchanger. It is designed to transfer heat from the hot coolant that flows through it to the air blown through it by the fan. Most modern cars use aluminum radiators. These radiators are made by brazing thin aluminum fins to flattened aluminum tubes. The coolant flows from the inlet to the outlet through many tubes mounted in a parallel arrangement. The fins conduct the heat from the tubes and transfer it to the air flowing through the radiator. Here are some helpful tips about … Continue reading