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Tools with air motors such as this ratchet are very sensitive to lubrication and particulates.Like it says on the housing, oil daily.
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Up in the Air
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Do you use your air tools much? It’s a question no one has asked for decades, because in today’s tight margin fast-turnover service environment, it’s simply a given. Reliable pneumatic hand tools are …

Ford's Crown Victoria is available in a dedicated natural gas variant, and is popular in fleet use.
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How Much Savings?
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

According to BC Gas, fuel cost savings can be considerable using NG compared to gasoline. The break-even mileage, however is heavily dependent on the vehicle chosen and the distance driven.Chevrolet C…

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A Natural Alternative
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

With gasoline currently priced upwards of 80 cents per litre, and a solid history of successful fleet use, why aren’t there more alternative fuel vehicles in consumers’ driveways? While there is a str…

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Internet News Canadian Tire Partners with AAIA on iSHOP initiative Online system enables consumers to diagnose mechanical problems, obtain estimates for repairs
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Canadian Tire has dedicated three fully equipped service bays for the testing of iSHOP standards at its Retail City facility in Toronto, a 150,000 square-foot retail test laboratory. iSHOP is an open …

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Michelin-pioneered radial tire technology receives top product achievement award
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Radial tire technology, patented and introduced by Michelin in 1946, received the International Tire Exhibition and Conference (ITEC) Grand Trilogy Award.Reviewing all the entries, an independent tech…

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Select your jobber with care
October 1, 2000 by Robert Greenwood

The business of running an automotive maintenance and repair shop is dramatically different than it was five years ago. Some of the basic issues that you must face are: An extreme shortage of compete…

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Consumer satisfaction index shows rising satisfaction with manufacturing durables
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Strong gains in satisfaction among customers for automobiles/vans/light trucks, personal computers and major household appliances have pushed the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) for manufa…

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42-Volt automotive systems will enable fuel economy improvements of 10% and more
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Automakers will adopt 42-volt electrical systems faster than previously thought because the switch from 14-volt to 42-volt systems will produce substantial savings in fuel cost and a reduction in emis…

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A Manufacturer’s View
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Ed Eardley, tool designer (and former technician) with pneumatic tool heavyweight Ingersoll-Rand Company, knows how technician use, and sometimes abuse their air tools. ” (It’s about) care of the tool…

1999 Dodge Ram Van
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What Price Performance?
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has tested several NG vehicles, including a popular OEM vehicle, the Dodge B2500 van. Performance results show a modest reduction c…

CARS' College IDL Steering Committee Meeting
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CARS Uses IDL to Enhance CAMPE College Partnership
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Industry continues to face increasing pressure to provide up-to-date-technical information to colleges at the same time as the cost of doing so creeps upward. Similarly, colleges face the increasing c…

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2001 Mazda Millenia S
October 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Are you a techno-junkie? If so, and I count myself as a charter member of that automotive sub-culture, then Mazda has an engine for you. The 2.3 litre DOHC V-6 unit is supercharged and intercooled, pr…