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Gas Engines Vs. Diesel Engines

Gas Engines Vs. Diesel Engines

Buyers of several types of powered vehicles, including boats, cars, pickup trucks and medium-duty trucks, often have to choose between gas and diesel engines. Each type of engine has pros and cons, and the best choice depends on how you plan to use the vehicle.......[Read More]
Ford Gives the 2010 Edge a Hybrid Engine Option

Ford Gives the 2010 Edge a Hybrid Engine Option

The Ford Edge is a high end midsize crossover SUV which has been produced by the Ford Motor Company since they came out with the 2006 model. Starting with the 2009 model year, the Ford Edge was came with the Sport appearance package.......[Read More]
How Long Does the Average Car Battery Last?

How Long Does the Average Car Battery Last?

Eventually, every automobile owner has to deal with a dead car battery. How long a car battery lasts can vary by several years, but owners can take preventative steps to make sure their battery lasts as long as possible.......[Read More]
How to Fit Electric Motors to Kayaks and Canoes

How to Fit Electric Motors to Kayaks and Canoes

Electric motors are perfect for use with fishing boats as well as all sorts of kayaks and canoes as they provide very quiet power and propulsion, making it easy to glide through the water unheralded, ... ......[Read More]
Are Hybrid Mandates and MPG Rules Going to Kill The Future of Flying Cars?

Are Hybrid Mandates and MPG Rules Going to Kill The Future of Flying Cars?

Over the years, I've always wanted to design a flying car, I truly believe it is possible, and I think that future new materials will allow us to do just that. Of course, they've been talking about this for the last three decades, actually probably for the last six. Still, we don't ha......[Read More]
Nissan Electrical Alert Issues

Nissan Electrical Alert Issues

Nissan issues global recalls if there are dangerous electrical or other malfunctions in its cars. Concerned Nissan owners can browse the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website for specific information about any Nissan model, or check the Auto Recalls for Consumers website for......[Read More]
LPG Conversions And Its Benefits

LPG Conversions And Its Benefits

With the rising price of diesel and petrol, LPG conversions have become the most cost effective solution for car owners. Read 5 advantages of getting your car converted to LPG.......[Read More]
What Vehicles Can Use Biodiesel Fuel?

What Vehicles Can Use Biodiesel Fuel?

Any vehicle with a diesel engine can use biodiesel.off-road bio diesel / hydrogen powered limo image by monamakela.com from Fotolia.comThe U.S. government considers biodiesel an alternative fuel, and just about any car with a diesel engine accepts at least some blend of biodiesel/pure.........[Read More]
Caterpillar 3512 Specs

Caterpillar 3512 Specs

The Caterpillar 3512 is a large industrial diesel engine for powering heavy equipment including boats, locomotives, off-road trucks and very large industrial generator sets. Caterpillar sells it as a stand-alone engine that the buyer can install in his own equipment as well as built into Caterpilla......[Read More]
Electric Car Kit - Gasoline Car Conversion That You Can Do at Home

Electric Car Kit - Gasoline Car Conversion That You Can Do at Home

If you are familiar with the inner workings of a car, the easiest way to convert a vehicle to run on electricity is with an electric car kit. Before you start purchasing any electric car quick installation kit for a gasoline car conversion, you have to understand most car kits are specifically made ......[Read More]
Diesel vs. Gas Cost

Diesel vs. Gas Cost

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that diesel prices are higher than gasoline costs due to increased worldwide demand for diesel fuel and heating oil. Diesel fuel and heating oil are produced together and known as distillate fuel oils.......[Read More]
Will the Electric Car Change the World?

Will the Electric Car Change the World?

Will it be the nation of Israel that will bring change? That nation has launched an ambitious project to build a network of electric car recharging stations across its territory. If this bold innovation comes anywhere near being considered successful, it's only a matter of time before other cou......[Read More]
Honda Moving Massively Towards Hybrid Platform

Honda Moving Massively Towards Hybrid Platform

Honda is pushing nearly all its chips into the center of the table when it comes to hybrid technology. The company has seen the future and apparently believes hybrid models are where it is at. ... ......[Read More]
Ford Explorer Auto Specifications

Ford Explorer Auto Specifications

Ford is a manufacturer of cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs, including the 2010 Ford Explorer. The Explorer's base model starts at $29,280 as of November 2010. It features molded splash guards, window deflectors, step bars, chrome exhaust tips and an aluminum fuel tank door.PerformanceThe.........[Read More]
What Are 3 Possible Sources of Fuel for Biodiesel Producers?

What Are 3 Possible Sources of Fuel for Biodiesel Producers?

In the search for sources of energy that are more environmentally friendly as well as cost-effective, biodiesel is emerging a top contender. The National Biodiesel Board defines biodiesel as a clean-burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel is formed through a ......[Read More]
Hybrid Cars and Vehicles Rolling Over Competition

Hybrid Cars and Vehicles Rolling Over Competition

Hybrid cars and vehicles have taken the market by storm over the past couple of years. This year, Toyota passed Ford for the first time as the number two automaker in the country largely because of the sales of the Prius and other vehicles such as the Camry Hybrid, the Highlander Hybrid and the Lexu......[Read More]
Electric Motor Repairs for Industrial Purposes

Electric Motor Repairs for Industrial Purposes

Electric motor repairs in industrial situations often present unique challenges that need to be overcome. Whether you are in the food processing, plastics manufacturing, hydraulic engineering or air transport industries, you will recognise the common constraints of time, cost and space that afflict ......[Read More]
The Location of a Fuel Pump on a 1990 Ford Diesel Truck

The Location of a Fuel Pump on a 1990 Ford Diesel Truck

A Ford diesel engine receives fuel through injectors that directly spray fuel into the engine's cylinders. The injectors have to give the cylinder fuel at a specific pressure, volume, and rate. This high-pressure diesel fuel pump and its accessory parts handle this precise task. If your Ford engine ......[Read More]
Convert2EV Review - Another Home Made Electric Car Conversion Scam?

Convert2EV Review - Another Home Made Electric Car Conversion Scam?

Would you like to know more about the Convert2EV system that the owner claims has helped him convert his car to electric? I managed to purchase a copy of this guide, and learned that many of the tools needed to do the conversion can be found at my local workshop. No special tools are required which ......[Read More]
What Is the Flash Point of Diesel Fuel?

What Is the Flash Point of Diesel Fuel?

Diesel fuel and engines are often favored for their efficiency, long life and low maintenance costs. Diesel fuel's flash point, or lowest combustion temperature, has no bearing on engine performance but is used as a measure for safety.......[Read More]