Tag: Cars and Automobiles

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Does my car AC have a filter?

Believe it or not, your cabin filter can affect your AC system, and the AC can have a strong impact on the power of the entire vehicle. If your filter is clogged, then you might have to turn up the AC. The harder your AC works, the more the engine does, too. Click to see…
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Can you drive a car with little coolant?

However, if you absolutely must start your car without coolant, it can probably run for about a minute without too much risk of damage. You may be able to get away with as much as 5 minutes of running without coolant, depending on the engine, car model, and how hard you're asking the engine to…
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Why is my air cooled motorcycle overheating?

Air-cooled engines are more likely to overheat. They can also be more expensive to build and the large fans used to cool the engine can take away a lot of power. Click to see full answer How do air cooled engines not overheat? Air-cooled engines have fins extending out from the engine to pull heat…
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How much does it cost to fix overheated engine?

Severe Engine Damage from Engine Overheating: Cracked Engine Block. Just like the cylinder head can warp from excess heat, so can the engine block. As superheated areas of the engine block expand and contract, it can form cracks leading to significant oil leaks, loss of performance and further overheating. Click to see full answer How…
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Which is better direct drive or belt drive compressor?

Direct drive turntables simply have the motor located beneath the platter, rotating it, well, directly. Belt drive 'tables, on the other hand, have the motor offset – and wrapped around the spindle is a thin belt, almost always made from rubber, which hugs the main platter and rotates it like a pulley. Click to see…
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Is it OK to drive car after it overheats?

If you continue to drive an overheated car, you run the risk of warping your cylinder heads. This result is decreased power, misfiring, and excessive oil burning. However, cylinder heads aren't the only things in your engine that can melt; other components like sensors, belts, and wiring are also at risk. Click to see full…
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How long does it take for an overheated car to cool down?

Put your car in neutral or park and then rev the engine. This makes the fan and the water pump work faster, which pulls more air and more water through your car's radiator. This increased circulation cools down the engine. Pull over and open the hood. Click to see full answer Should I let my…
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Which is better liquid cooled or air cooled motorcycles?

According to Mark Gallina, liquid cooling more “efficiently distributes heat over more convection surface area (radiator) than pure conduction, allowing for reduced fan speeds (better acoustics) or higher total power.” In other words, it's more efficient, and often quieter. Click to see full answer Are air cooled motorcycles good? Air cooled engines run richer, making…
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How long does it take for an overheated engine to cool down?

Driving your car when it's overheating can cause serious – and sometimes permanent – damage to your engine, so it's best to stop driving as soon as possible. Pull over and away from oncoming traffic, then turn off the engine. Click to see full answer How long does it take for an overheated engine to…
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What does close fresh air and vent mean on AC?

The amount you pull out / push in the lever determines the vent setting. Furthest in is "Closed", next is "Fresh Air", and furthest out is "Vent". My assumption is that "Closed" means the vent is closed and is circulating air from inside, while "Vent" means the vent is opened and circulating air. Click to…
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