Nissan gear ratios

Nissan gear ratios

Nissan, like any automotive manufacturer, offers a variety of models, each with its own set of gear ratios tailored to its intended purpose, whether it be performance, efficiency, or a balance of both. The specific gear ratios can vary based on the transmission type, model year, and trim level. Here’s a general overview of Nissan…

15″ Wheel weights

15″ Wheel weights

15″ Wheel weights   Name    Manufacturing Method    Size    Weight (lbs.)    Weight (kgs.)    MRT Billet/Carbon Fiber 15×10 10.0 4.5 RS Watanabe EightSpoke R Type Cast Mg 15×10 12.1 5.5 Circle Racing Series 82 Spun 15×10 15.3 6.9 Superlight Billet Billet/Spun 15×10 15.8 7.2 Superlight Ultralight Cast/Spun 15×10 17.1 7.8 RS Watanabe…

Wheel weights

Wheel weights

When it comes to the performance and safety of your vehicle, many factors play a crucial role, and one often overlooked component is the humble wheel weight. These small, inconspicuous metal pieces attached to your wheels serve a significant purpose in ensuring a smooth and balanced ride. In this blog post, we will dive into…

Ford Zetec engines

Ford Zetec engines

The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. All are multi-valve DOHC engines, but they are based on three distinctly different designs. It as used in cars such as Ford Mondeo, 1995-2000 Ford Contour/Mercury Mystique, 1999-2002 Mercury Cougar, 2000-2003 Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute, 2000-2003 Ford Focus and 1998-2003 Ford Escort…

O2 sensor simulator

O2 sensor simulator

OBD-II cars (1996 – present) have the two O2 sensors to measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust gas. First sensor is measuring it right after gases escape engine and this data is used to adjust fuel trim of the engine, as well as catch some faulty conditions. The second sensor is located after…

Ford Focus MTX Fluid Change

Ford Focus MTX Fluid Change

Maintaining your Ford Focus in top condition is essential to enjoy a smooth and trouble-free driving experience. One often-overlooked aspect of vehicle maintenance is the manual transmission fluid (MTX) change. Regularly changing the MTX fluid is vital to ensure your Ford Focus’s manual transmission system operates at its best. In this comprehensive guide, we will…

Power steering elimination

Power steering elimination

Advantages A comparison between power (top) and manual (bottom) steering racks on a Ford Escort. Weight Reduction: Manual steering racks are typically lighter than their hydraulic counterparts. Power steering systems require cumbersome lines, fluid reservoirs, pumps, mounts, and sometimes coolers to function. Eliminating power steering removes a decent amount of weight from beneath the hood…

16″ wheel weights

16″ wheel weights

Wheel weights are small, often inconspicuous, yet indispensable components attached to the rim of a vehicle’s wheel. Their primary function is to counterbalance any irregularities in the distribution of weight around the wheel and tire assembly. These imbalances can occur due to various factors such as manufacturing tolerances, tire wear, or the mounting process itself….

Windshield replacement

Windshield replacement

A missing windshield is a rare sight in an auto salvage yard, because most people think it is too difficult to achieve. However, the task is rather simple to do in less than a few hours with the help of a friend or by yourself. Typically when someone damages their windshield the replacement cost can…

Valve seat

In a combustion engine the valve seat is the surface against which intake and exhaust valves rest when they are closed. It is a very critical component in the operation of a combustion engine for if it is not properly positioned, oriented, or formed during manufacturing valve leaking will occur, resulting in a loss of…

Ford Contour specifications

Ford Contour specifications

The following specifications are for the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique manufactured throughout 1995-2000. Unless otherwise noted, all unmarked measurements are in inches. For some more V6 and SVT specifications please see the Contour SVT specifications list. Fluids, lubricants, capacities Both engines I4 Zetec V6 Duratec AC Refrigerant R134a AC Refrigent capacity 24.5-27.5 oz Brake…

VW Beetle Ghia & type 3 68 or earlier – lowering the rear

VW Beetle Ghia & type 3 68 or earlier – lowering the rear

This is what you will be looking at with the car jacked up, wheels removed, shocks disconnected, and axles disconnected. To disconnect the axle from the spring plate first remove the e-brake cables from the e-brake handle, this will allow the axles to move back far enough so that the spring plate can be adjusted….

17″ Wheel weights

17″ Wheel weights

In the intricate world of automotive engineering, even the smallest components play a crucial role in ensuring smooth and safe operation. One such component often overlooked but essential for vehicle performance and safety is the humble wheel weight. Specifically, when it comes to 17″ wheel weights, their significance becomes even more pronounced. Let’s delve into…

Seafoam

Seafoam

Seafoam is a 100% petroleum product that can be purchased in any auto parts store. It is used as a fuel system treatment, oil additive, and engine cleaner. Usually it is the best $ 6-9 dollars that can be spent on any car with more 60,000 miles. Seafoam cleans fuel injectors, carburetor jets, carbon buildup,…

Interference engine

Interference engine

An Interference engine is a type of internal combustion engine where in the event of a serious valve train failure, or a 180 degree timing error, could lead the valves and pistons to strike each other. The most common cause of this a broken timing belt, but a catastrophic timing chain failure can also bring…