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Saab Combustion Control System
November 1, 2000 by David Booth

Saab recently unveiled its new Combustion Control System (SCC) which it claims reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions by up to 75 percent.The Swedish company’s SCC system incorporates some exi…

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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…

VW Power Sunroof Wiring Modification
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When VW convenience feature is not convenient
November 1, 2000 by Rich Diegle

Don’t you just love life’s little convenience features that are built into our late model vehicles? Automaker’s new model brochures swell each year from the extensive “New Feature” lists.Most of us, n…

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…

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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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Timely Training
November 1, 2000 by Allen Jones

That long, familiar list of technical training programs that appears as the CARS IDL Training TV Guide in each issue of this publication will soon share space with a wide range of business management …

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Our Mistake
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

In the September issue of SSGM, the “Team Players”article (p.30) referred to “Petrocan”. The full correct name for the firm is, of course, Petro-Canada. SSGM regrets any inconvenience caused.

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Salvage your parts cleaning brush
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Every technician uses those round stiff-bristle parts cleaning brushes, either with flow through solvent or without, and every tech has also seen the result of wear and tear on the bristles. The “mush…

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Firm to develop hands-free Internet for cars
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

According to E-Automotive Report, people in North America spend a combined 500 million passenger-hours in their vehicles each week, or 26 billion hours annually. And up to 80 percent of cellular phone…

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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 …

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Banner Programs Race to win
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Do you need a banner program for your business? For most independents, the answer to that question depends on several factors ranging from the mix of benefits offered by the program to the less tangib…

Robert Greenwood
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How do you measure up as a customer for your jobber?
November 1, 2000 by Bob Greenwood

Last month, I addressed the issue of how to choose your jobber. Now let’s address the issue of jobber choosing the installer as a customer/client.It has been acknowledged by most within every level of…