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Temporary car thermostat bypass

Temporary car thermostat bypass

Many people have asked whether it is good to remove the thermostat in their cars, especially those in hot climate regions. The answer is simply NO! It is not good. But there can be cases of emergency where thermostat is stuck closed and the car needs to be driven to a workshop or home. In this kind of circumstance, the thermostat can be temporarily removed if it is easily accessible. 
For fuel economy and engine longevity concerns, the best thing to do is to have the engine's thermostat remain in fixed in the engine. This can make the rings to last long and make the engine to deliver better fuel efficiency. 
Where proper preventive maintenance of using coolant solution, replacing the coolant and replacing the thermostat periodically is not done, it can resort to a s..

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Why wrongly selected fuel pump won't perform well

Why wrongly selected fuel pump won't perform well

Are you having drivability issues with every non stock fuel pump? These are some of the specifications that should be checked when buying a fuel pump.
1. Flow (volume)2. Pressure3. Voltage
At times, defective or weak fuel pumps are passed as okay simply because the technician feels that the pressure is okay. As engine load/horse power demand increases, there is need for more volume of fuel. Hence, a pump that appears to have sufficient pressure may not be able to meet up with volume demand.
Ensure that the new pump meets the pressure and volume demand of the car.
Note that some pumps are volume rated at zero line pressure. When fitted into the car, restrictions will be introduced and volume will drop. Hence, that volume rating is not practical when the fuel pump is in operation..

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How a poorly maintained cooling system can damage a car's transmission

How a poorly maintained cooling system can damage a car's transmission

There are some cars that have transmission heat exchangers attached to the bottom of the radiator. Mineral deposits as a result of prolonged use of water can go settle at the water passage side of the oil cooler and block it. You will then have only ATF circulating but not water and hence no heat exchange. This is the beginning of the end of such transmission.
As the transmission will be overheating especially during high ambient temperatures, sporty or high speed driving.
This is because there would no longer be heat transfer from the transmission fluid to the coolant.
The transmission overheats, oil gets burned, clutches wear out, solenoids overheat and gets damaged, electrical wires resistances increase and so on.
This can be prevented by ensuring that the cooling system mai..

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Factors that could make engine oils degrade faster in hot climate

Factors that could make engine oils degrade faster in hot climate

We are writing this article to advise owners not to exceed manufacturers oil cnange intervals, especially those in countries with dusty environments.
Below are some of the factors that can degrade engine oil faster than anticipated.
Dust - The environment of some countries are very dusty. Coupled with poor maintenance culture of not replacing bad engine intake air filters, dust finds its way more easily and hence contaminate and degrade the oil faster.
Substandard oil filters - The engine oil filters that are mostly on sale in Nigeria are substandard. This is so because of the fact that some car users prefer cheap products. These substandard oil filters are not able to filter very micro particles (like little particles of dust, iron fillings, carbon) which causes the oil to degra..

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