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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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…

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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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…