China, Russia or Europe? Features and differences of engine preheaters
Like any equipment, automotive pre-heater is offered by manufacturers in different price segments and has “regional features” depending on the country of origin and brand. There is a choice, and…

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Like a Niva, it’s only better: is it worth buying a Toyota RAV4 II for 500 thousand rubles (part 2)
However, those who want a crossover with an automatic transmission will also not be disappointed: this is an old and four-stage, but delightfully reliable Aisin U140. Given in addition that…

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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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China, Russia or Europe? Features and differences of engine preheaters

Like any equipment, automotive pre-heater is offered by manufacturers in different price segments and has “regional features” depending on the country of origin and brand. There is a choice, and differences in cost and quality can be very significant … We will study the features of preheater with different “pedigree” and determine what is right for you!
Prestarting heater – not to say that a mandatory but extremely useful device for any car allows you to make trips more comfortable, save time and fuel on warming up and significantly extend the life of the engine with warm winter starts. For some (as a rule, expensive cars of the upper price segment) this unit can be installed from the factory as a standard option. Continue reading

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 garbage now, but we’ll talk about how bad filters destroy the car.
The oil filter is luckier than anyone: it is changed with the oil. But with the rest, negligent owners often get worse. The air filter can be replaced when it starts to be sucked into the manifold, the fuel filter – when the engine stops responding to the gas pedal, but the cabin… Well, if it gets too cold in the winter, and starts to rot out of the “stove”.

The task of any filter is to clean the environment in which it works. Everyone knows this, and you should not remind about this for the hundredth time. We will take a different path: take a set of original filters and their analogues of not the highest quality, compare them and see what consequences the consumable for two rubles made in garages can lead to. Continue reading

The muscles of the world. Why, after 70 years, a descendant of the Land Rover Series I got an aluminum body again? (part 2)
Computer and aluminum are power! How to combine the strength and rigidity of the frame with the characteristics of the supporting body? It was here that engineers, along with the…

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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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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…

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China, Russia or Europe? Features and differences of engine preheaters
Like any equipment, automotive pre-heater is offered by manufacturers in different price segments and has “regional features” depending on the country of origin and brand. There is a choice, and…

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