Blow off valves are actually quite similar to wastegates. There’s some diaphragms, some springs, and some valving. The diaphragm is designed to move when there is a pressure differential between your charge piping and your manifold.
One of the most important features on any vehicle is the brake system. It is also one of the most overlooked systems that drivers forget to give immediate attention when necessary. Though it is far better and more convenient to know which Calgary brake mechanic you want to take care of your vehicle’s repair needs […]
Vehicle history reports like CarFax purport to provide comprehensive information to assist buyers and sellers – but here’s what happens when that information is inaccurate, and it happens a lot more often than you’d think.
So, you’ve listed your car on AutoTrader, eBay, or Craigslist. But here’s a new twist: You get a text or email from a prospective buyer who sounds legit…
First, it’s important to understand how and why a car battery fails. The condition of the cell plates inside the battery determines whether or not a battery is still serviceable. Current is produced when sulfuric acid in the battery reacts with lead in the cell plates.
You never know who you’ll bump into on an automotive forum, and here’s a perfect example of that. NICO member “Promise Land” is Canaan Manley, who happens to be a Process Engineer for Nissan North America. We caught up with Canaan and asked him if he’d be willing to share a little of his time […]
Your Nissan is an investment, and by doing some specific things, you could enjoy years of use from it and view it as something that enriches your life. Without such a careful approach, you might experience preventable hassles that detract from the overall joys of car ownership. Wash It Regularly It may go without saying, […]
Instead of shelling out $150 each time your battery fails, which seems to happen at the most inopportune time, why not adopt some simple habits that will ensure your investment lasts a lot longer?
Any good battery maintenance program won’t help if your current battery is sulfated or damaged. So, let’s go through the testing process together before we learn about battery maintenance.
Over the years, I’ve used a bunch of different degreaser products – not just for cleaning up after a project, but cleaning parts for restoration or reassembly…