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Powder metallurgy sintered rods such as this Ford DuraTorq unit use fractured big ends and relatively narrow journals for lower internal friction.
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From the Bottom Up
December 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

There’s no doubt about it: engines today hold up longer than ever before. Advances in lubricants, materials and electronic engine controls are main factors, but Canadians drive more, and expect more m…

From the CARS IDL studio, the instructor will broadcast a live lesson to studentslocated anywhere in Canada.
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Lesson #1 How To Succeed Without Training…
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Competition is tight. Vehicle technology is changing at the speed of light. The future success of any business is going to depend on how well trained its people are. Don’t think you need to invest in …

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Well belted, Well hosed
December 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Is belt and hose service too simple to think much about? Maybe, but the combination of relatively easy service and high consumer satisfaction makes it a segment worth chasing, especially with consumer…

Eric Axiak
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On the Move… (December 01, 2000)
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

PartSource has announced two recent appointments. Eric Axiak joins the company as national sales manager, PartSource Wholesale, and Paul Barron has been appointed marketing manager, wholesale.Martin C…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Why oil pricing matters
December 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Unless you’ve been on the moon over the last year, you’ve noticed a change in this country. I’m not referring to the Federal election, but to something much more important to our industry: the price o…

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He who has the remote rules!
December 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill a.k.a. Slim Shambles

We sat there with bated breath, waiting for the training session to begin. I had my notebook and pen, Beanie had his popcorn, and Basil held a bag of fresh donuts. As usual, Tooner brought nothing.I t…

The Roy Rump & Sons team: Top left to right: Dave Rump, Roydon Rump, Diane Rump-Egan, Roy Rump Sr., Cody Egan, Tom Belford.Bottom left to right: Jeff Newson, Frank Priori, Dan Powell
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2000 SSGM Garage of the Year
December 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

If first impressions count in the automotive service business, then Roy Rump & Sons, an Ottawa, Ontario full-service facility, succeeds in sending a message of competence and business success. The fam…

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Cities, dates announced for Partners In Training Tour
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Cities and dates have been announced for the Southam Automotive Group / Federal Mogul Canada Partners In Training (P.I.T.) Tour. The national tour kicks off in Winnipeg on February 1st, and ends in Ha…

Dave Stoddard with his office assistant, Kimberly Knol
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Independently Speaking…
December 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Dave Stoddard is the owner/operator of Dave Stoddard’s Automotive Service located in Nepean, Ontario. He is a board member and past-chair of the CARS National Accreditation Board of Directors, was inv…

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US oil major takes retailers interactive
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

US oil giant Chevron is poised to spin off a private company to allow gasoline retailers and convenience stores to trade on-line. Founded as the Chevron Retail Alliance (CRA) in 1998, the system went …

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Short Lines (November 01, 2000)
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Continental General Tire Inc., has denied that it understated potential problems with its TG52S, Ameri-Way and Ameri-Tech tire lines in the U.S. An U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Live better electrically
November 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Remember that slogan? In the ‘Fifties, electricity was the wave of the future, and homeowners were encouraged to use as many kilowatt-hours as possible. “Living better,” meant filling the home with ev…