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Early skeptics of gas-electric hybrid vehicles often imagined owners would simply abandon their vehicles after a few years because of the assumed high replacement cost for batteries. But that’s hardly … Continue Reading What Goes Into a NAPA Reman Hybrid Battery Pack?
When General Motors’ 1.4L Ecotec engines started to exhibit higher than normal oil consumption, owners and technicians alike had reason to panic. Assuming the worst – that the engines’ internals … Continue Reading Solving GM 1.4L Ecotec Oil Burning Problems
Toyota trucks may be legendary for their off road trail toughness and reliability, but their solid axles have a weak spot that often sends owners to salvage yards and online … Continue Reading How to Replace a Toyota Diff Cover
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(Editor’s note: This article on hybrid battery installation tips is meant for skilled readers who are familiar with working on their own vehicles. If in doubt, please visit the experts … Continue Reading Hybrid Battery Installation Tips
Surprisingly, the concept of active fuel management has been around for over seven decades, first appearing in the 1940s in WWII for use on military vehicles. These initial experiments helped … Continue Reading What Is Active Fuel Management?
Hybrid-powered vehicles that combine traditional combustion engines with electric motors and high-voltage batteries first entered the market nearly two decades ago. These pioneers – first, the Honda Insight in 2000 … Continue Reading Hybrid Vehicle Service: What Goes Into A Remanufactured Battery Pack?