Hyundai Santa Fe I with mileage: reliable V6 and even more reliable automatic transmissions - they will survive the body (part 2)
Motors The bulk of the Russian Santa Fe is equipped with 2.7-liter V6 engines of the G6BA series. There are also options for Korean assembly with 2.4-liter engines of the…

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Buses from the USSR - serial and experimental
Open resort buses on the ZIS-5 chassis for the health resorts of the Crimea and the Caucasus produced several small factories on imported and domestic AMO and ZIS chassis. In…

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Dangerous filters: how to distinguish a fake from the original? (part 1)
We usually take two things lightly: separate waste collection and timely replacement of filters. And any - both oil and air, so fuel and salon. We will not talk about…

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Those that rumble in the morning: a history of Soviet garbage trucks

Today, without communal cars, the life of a big city is unthinkable, but it seems that they cause continuous inconvenience to the townspeople. We have already talked about Soviet sweepers and sprinklers, and here our heroes will be the largest and noisiest garbage trucks, which leak into our quiet courtyards early in the morning and begin to rumble methodically.
Not so long ago in Moscow and Leningrad ordinary trucks took out garbage from the yards, and loaded it there with shovels. Having imagined this process, many, perhaps, will recall the current sealed clean and almost noiseless machines with a kind word, but their predecessors are destined to share white spots. Let’s try to talk about some of them. Continue reading

Awesome rust, insidious step, call a friend: Cadillac Escalade 3 gen with a range of 200,000 km (part 2)

Simple, but change the oil!
The “handout” of the previous Escalade is simple in design, and although it does not have clutches, and the differential is free, the oil has to be changed strictly for 80 thousand km – this is the regulation, but the assembly itself is problem-free. The same story with bridges, at least on our copy they are in perfect condition. It happens that cars come with a misaligned contact spot. As a rule, this is easily fixed. Exposure of the spot can be carried out exclusively by an experienced craftsman: for this, an installation brass washer is used, which, when mechanically applied, is crushed by a torque wrench, giving the desired gear position. Continue reading

What did the Soviet general secretaries ride: from Ilyich to Sergeyich

The leaders of the new proletarian state were first taken on a rich inheritance left over from the old regime. Mostly in cars from the Imperial Garage or requisitioned by industrialists, merchants and intelligentsia. Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars V.I. Lenin, N.K. Krupskaya and sister of the leader M.I. Ulyanov in Renault 40 CV with a huge 6-cylinder 7.5-liter engine, 1918
In 1921, for the leaders of the socialist state, they bought the first few brand new British Silver Spirits with the full name Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost. One of the cars was redone according to a scheme developed by the head of the royal garage, Frenchman Adolf Kegress, who left Russia after the revolution. On a semi-tracked 75-horsepower Rolls-Royce in winter, Lenin was taken from Gorki in the last years of his life. Continue reading

Honda Jazz and Fit I with mileage: arches rot without lockers, and wiring can throw problems
Honda’s reputation in Russia is generally good: it is believed that the cars are fairly reliable, moderately simple and pleasant to drive. In the case of the Honda Jazz and…

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Dangerous consumables: what is the difference between fake brake discs and pads from the original (part 1)
A motorist who saves money on the brakes of his car does not want to live for sure. Maybe he even wants to kill someone. This, of course, is a…

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What did the Soviet general secretaries ride: from Ilyich to Sergeyich
The leaders of the new proletarian state were first taken on a rich inheritance left over from the old regime. Mostly in cars from the Imperial Garage or requisitioned by…

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One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 2)
Inside Muscovite is an abundance of booming plastic, the shade of which, depending on the year of manufacture, ranged from light brown to gray-black. “Oak” head restraints, obvious ergonomic punctures,…

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