Hyundai Santa Fe I with mileage: reliable V6 and even more reliable automatic transmissions - they will survive the body (part 1)
From the first part of the review of the first generation of Santa, we already realized that almost certainly you, as a buyer of a used copy, will have to…

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Solaris alternative for comparable money: is it worth buying a Kia Cerato II for 600 thousand
A few weeks ago, we were thinking about buying a used Hyundai Solaris, arguing along the way that, given the fluctuations in the exchange rate, these cars today are not…

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Honda Jazz and Fit I with mileage: a CVT that could, and candles that torment change
How can it be difficult to replace candles if you do not have a V6, a V8 or an opposer? Learn from Honda to design engine compartments and complicate the…

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Monthly Archives: September 2018

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

Awesome rust, insidious step, call a friend: Cadillac Escalade 3 gen with a range of 200,000 km (part 1)

Do I need to visit an official dealer for owners of large luxury SUVs? Recently, we have already answered this question in the affirmative, at least if we are talking about a car of a European luxury brand. But what about the big “American”, because they are all simple in design, unpretentious and seem to not require qualified attention? We found a nine-year-old third-generation Cadillac Escalade, which traveled more than 200,000 km along Moscow roads, went to the “official”, where he had been servicing all this time, picked it up on the lift and asked all the stereotypical questions that accompanied us, simultaneously clarifying that, in In principle, it can happen on such runs at the frame “American”. Continue reading

Additional marking of rusty and broken VIN: to whom, when and how to do it
A few days ago, government decree No. 1653 “On approval of requirements for additional marking of a vehicle, the procedure for applying and applying it” was officially published, which introduces…

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Fatal accident: instead of chippers - to the camera because of a piece of paper
The accident occurred in broad daylight at one of the “destinations”, which in our country are misunderstoodly called roads. The regular bus lost control on the bridge and fell from…

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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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Check and trust: improved diesel fuel has proven itself in business
Seven thousand kilometers, 6 regions, almost 600 liters of fuel and Land Cruiser is a participant in the Silk Way rally: they found out how diesel affects the engine and…

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