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Very detailed and informative articles & links on all things 4×4. It would take months just to go through all the linked material…

July 28, 2007 | Comments (2)

Vehicle Maintenance 101

There are some good introductory articles on vehicle maintenance on Autoblog.

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How well do K&N air filters work?

This is a question which has been long debated. There are those who swear by K&N filters, and many who swear at them. From Autoblog:

Fortunately, a Duramax owner tired of the lack of scientific evidence pursued a path of testing that eventually ended with a lab performing the ISO 5011 procedure on a number of replacement air filters.

Read the full test results here. The gist of the tests is:

The K&N and UNI filters were far less efficient at trapping dust, and note that they lose their flow advantage after filtering about 180 grams of dust.

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July 28, 2007, by Khalid Omar | Comments (13)

Free Wheeling Hubs: Why Have Them?

Interesting article on free wheel hubs. There are two opposing camps about free wheel hubs, and never the twain shall meet. After many years driving a Willy’s jeep with permenantly locked hubs, I’ve never had a single problem with the front axles, or with mileage, loss of power etc.

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July 28, 2007, by Khalid Omar | Comments (4)

Comparing Diesel Types

An interesting overview of marine diesel engines, also applies to car engines.

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July 28, 2007, by Khalid Omar | Comments (8)

Fluid selection

Good article on oils: Fluid Selection:

Today, the automotive service industry is faced with a daunting variety of fluids. One type certainly does not fit all applications. This article summarizes some of the most common fluids and the unique OEM specifications that have appeared over the last 10 to 15 years and that are in use today.

July 28, 2007, by Khalid Omar | Comments (0)

Diesel Motorcycles

We’ve been saying it for years, the future of vehicles is likely not hybrid, it’s TDI - Turbo Direct Injection Diesel. Thunderstar seems to agree, having just developed a three-cylinder, 1200cc, TDI motorcycle. Weighing in at 455 lbs, ready to roll, it produces 90hp and 150 ftlbs of torque in stock trim.
Thunderstar TDI Motorcycle

The engine is a VW 3 cylinder diesel (from the VW Polo), recast to fit the motorcycle. Apparantly these things don’t go very fast, the current speed record for diesel motorcycles being 85.46mph. (Diesel KLR650 Sets Speed Record)

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