• Alternator Pulley Evolution

    Solid Serpentine Alternator Pulleys and Automatic Belt Tensioners were first utilized by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in 1979. Their sole purpose was to transmit power to the alternator using one belt and tensioner eliminating the need for multiple V-Belts within the Accessory Belt Drive System (ABDS). Since that time, OEs have further enhanced alternator pulley…

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  • Brake Bleeding Basics

    The process of removing air from the hydraulic brake system is called bleeding. Air is compressible, and any air in the system will be compressed during brake application, causing a spongy pedal. When bleeding brakes, using the proper sequence is recommended. It saves time and ensures that the entire system is bled. Typical Brake Bleeding…

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  • What Causes Oil Filter Bloat?

    Occasionally, you may remove a spin-on oil filter to find that it has become bloated at or near the top of the can. Because no other damage is evident, other than the deformed shape of the filter, the belief is that the product is exhibiting a manufacturing defect. This is most often not the case….

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  • Know How Notes: Valve Stem Seals

    Valve stem seals control the lubrication of the valve stem as it slides in the valve guide. Too little oil causes stem and guide wear. Too much oil increases oil consumption and can cause a buildup of carbon, leading to valve seat damage and an early valve grind. Faulty valve stem seals increase oil consumption….

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  • What Causes Oil Filter Collapse?

    What happen when a spin-on filter is removed from service and upon inspection it is noted that the filter has collapsed in on itself. Why? What has caused this condition? What causes oil filter collapse?  It Isn’t What You Think The first thought might be that the filter has some type of manufacturing defect that has…

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  • cabin air filters

    Yes, unhealthy and unpleasant air is everywhere, but why allow it to funnel into your car and make even the shortest drives unbearable? A new cabin air filter improves the air quality in your car dramatically. Here are 5 things you may not know about cabin air filters and how they make your vehicle a healthier, more comfortable place to be.

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  • what are coated brake rotors

    Disc brakes on automobiles have been around since the 1950s. The basic design itself hasn’t changed much since that time, but technology has advanced the components that make up the system. Calipers have evolved to contain as many as eight pistons for maximum clamping force. Rotors feature not only internal cooling vanes, but some have…

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  • SEMA 2017 is here which means the Ringbrothers and Prestone are finally showing the finished 1972 AMX Javelin! Prestone® Products Corporation, the leader in underhood chemicals, unveiled a one-of-a-kind 1972 AMC Javelin AMX at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) convention. Plans for the custom Ringbrothers build began at SEMA 2016 and Prestone has been eager to reveal…

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  • Prestone_AMX_interior

    The Ringbrothers and Prestone are now turning their attention to the interior of the custom 1972 AMX Javelin build. The stock factory interior was already a fantastic design, so how do Mike and Jim Ring put their own twist on it? By respecting what people loved about the original, but adding in their own custom touches along the way. While…

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  • Ringbrothers Prestone AMX

    The Ringbrothers and Prestone are planning on giving their 1972 AMX Javelin a serious altitude adjustment. Getting the stance right on a custom car build is everything. Lowering a car isn’t just about torching the springs until it drops, a builder must also take into consideration how the suspension will move and tuck up under the body. Get…

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