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Aluminum Bearings
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Clevite’s Bob Anderson is among the many in the aftermarket industry who agrees that two-layer aluminum bearings work, but prefers three layer Babbit overlay shells in most applications. “A bimetal al…

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Un Air D’Avenir Arrives Big Three agree on standards
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Quebec Minster of the Environment, Jacques Brassard, has formally announced the implementation of a maintenance program as part of the province’s drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Un Air D’Av…

2001 Ford Explorer Sport TracEngine: 4.0 L SOHC V-6Oil capacity: 4.7 LCoolant capacity: 13.25 LFuel Capacity: 78 LTire Size: P235/75R-15,P255/70R-16 (Optional)
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Ford Explorer Sport Trac
December 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

All work and no play…it’s a very old axiom, and if you’re an auto service owner/operator you probably spend your spare time as far away from the bays as possible. It’s also probable that the vehicle…

One of the more interesting concept/prototype vehicles on display at this year's Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas was the Ford Focus FCV. Powered by an experimental fuel cell developed by Ford's TH!NK enterprise, the vehicle will be used as a test vehicle as part of the multi-manufacturer California Fuel Cell Partnership.
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Daewoo future uncertain Courtesy cars decline in Canadian bodyshop survey
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Korean industrial giant and the country’s second largest carmaker, Daewoo, is in receivership, after talks with Ford and GM/Fiat failed to save the company from its creditors. Daewoo, struggling under…

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CARS Opens Additional IDL Programming To Colleges
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Instructors working in smaller centres find that they are not able to access information as easily as those in major metropolitan areas. Making opportunities available via satellite broadcasts saves t…

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Tire & Wheel Canada “Tall Pines” Winners
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

SSGM sister publication Tire & Wheel Canada awarded $1000 and $250 prizes at the Rally of the Tall Pines in Bancroft, Ontario on November 25th. The Tire & Wheel Canada Challenge was awarded for finish…

A SEMA show standout in Las Vegas was this DaimlerChrysler PT Cruiser customized by Canadian Tier One OE supplier Decoma International Inc. The Woody Street Rod garnered three awards at the show, including both the design excellence and design application awards from DaimlerChrysler Corporation. Decoma intends to offer OEM's the capability to "customize" vehicles at the factory to target regional or niche markets.
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Big Three agree on standards
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors have announced a “dealer infrastructure standard” for their respective dealers that will provide common guidelines for dealer network connectivit…

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Finding lost small parts
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Most technicians, every once in a while, drop a tiny clip or fastener into a small, dark, and usually inaccessible place. Telescopic pickup magnets are fine for ferrous objects, but what if the part y…

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Short lines
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Motorola has developed “iRadio”, a voice activated device in the vehicle which gives driver safety and security, dynamic navigation, on demand audio content, and e-commerce capabilities. The driver’s …

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Moving mountains…
November 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill a.k.a. Slim Shambles

I whistled cheerfully as I dialed the number for Spoke Lee’s Alignment Shop. Not that I have a mean streak in me, but I have to admit it felt good to know that this comeback job was somebody else’s pr…

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News Brief (November 01, 2000)
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Wayne Crangle, president of Wayne’s AAMCO in Toronto has given a traditional promotion a new spin. Crangle has previously given away pumpkins to Toronto area technicians, but this year, the 800 pumpki…

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4 MOTIONEngine: 2.8L 6 cylinderHorsepower: 190 @ 5800 RPMTorque (ft-lbs.): 206 @ 3400 RPMCompression Ratio: 10.6 to 1Fuel Tank: 62 LitresWindshield Washer: 6.2 LitresEngine Oil: 5 LitresViscosity: SAE 5W-40 API SJ
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

There’s an argument in the automotive world that cars tend to reflect the values of their country of origin. If that’s true, then Germany is a land of austere competence, at least if the Volkswagen Pa…