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Light at the end of the tunnel?
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Exhaust service just isn’t what it used to be. Remember when a two or three year old vehicle needed it’s first system? That consumer bought a spectrum of product, from “quick and dirty” to “lifetime w…

The ability to mold inserts into rubber gaskets minimize the risk of extrusion from over torquing, but clamp loads must still be consistent for good sealing.
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Good Gaskets
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Bolting up engine assemblies usually involves some sort of sealing aid, usually a gasket or chemical sealant. Companies in the sealing business spend millions on research and development, as do the au…

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You’re Not Just Buying a Tool Box
February 1, 2001 by Dean Askin

Tool storage has come a long way since the days of the bare-bones red metal portable box or roll cab that offered automotive and industrial maintenance mechanics a better way to store their wrenches, …

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A racing harness for the street?
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

TRW displayed a four-point safety belt at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The four-point belts, displayed at the Ford Consumer Clinic, improve load distribution at th…

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College Instructors Reap Benefits of Interactive Distance Learning
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Jim Kerr, Instructor of Automotive Service Technology at Saskatchewan’s Kelsey Institute, has provided below a first-hand account of how CARS interactive distance learning (IDL) is helping keep instru…

GM vice chairman Harry Pearce explains hybrid power technology at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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GM to offer multiple hybrid offerings from 2004
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

General Motors has announced a major plan to accelerate the introduction of hybrid gas/electric vehicles, from trucks and city buses to cars, beginning with a new SUV in 2004.GM’s ParadiGM system will…

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The KSB and the Cold War
February 1, 2001 by Rick Cogbill a.k.a. Slim Shambles

Long-Haul Herman was used to getting his own way. He made that obvious when he tossed the keys to his ’92 Dodge 4×4 on the counter. “Check out my glow plugs, Slim. The old truck ain’t starting so good…

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The “Dirty Dozen”: Top 12 Management Mistakes
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Management Fights Change: Management is always struggling to maintain the “status quo”, defending what is versus looking ahead as to what can be. He/she always opposes the new ideas and insists the …

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Partners in training tour swings east
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Participation in the remaining Southam Automotive Group/Federal Mogul Canada Partners In Training (P.I.T.) Tour is accelerating, with the first of two Toronto dates selling out. Bob Greenwood, monthly…

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Bosch adds pads to installer loyalty program
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

For 2001, the Bosch Producer’s Choice installer loyalty program has added brake pads to the line up of credit-eligible products.Installers at Bosch Service Centres and Bosch Auto Parts Specialist loca…

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GMC W-Series
February 1, 2001 by CARS Magazine

Is towing/recovery a serious part of your business? If so, then choosing a chassis option for that expensive wrecker body is likely to revolve around both cost and productivity, especially given the c…

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Oldsmobile Front End Pull
February 1, 2001 by Rich Diegle

This month’s technical tip concerns a front end pulling problem with the Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight, Eighty-Eight, LSS and Regency models. But before I get into the details of that procedure, let me digr…