Eight red: tuning VAZ-21013
Vazovskaya “classic” is gradually moving from the category of signs of lack of money to the category of signs of the presence of some of their surpluses - that is,…

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How to pump 10 wheels using a “bucket”: BERKUT Spec-2M test
The ancient tradition of the auto mechanics league requires that you send an inexperienced “salag” for compression, handing him a bucket. However, a bearded joke can be adequately answered by…

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And no more boards: tuning the Infiniti G25
Almost all of the tuning projects that we talked about recently included a large-scale refinement of the equipment - a motor swap, boost installation, increased eversion, suspension replacement ... But…

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One hundred and forty-one: compare AZLK-2141 and Audi 100 C2 (part 1)

AZLK-2141 – Moskvich, who never became Aleko, but remained forever “forty-first”. This is the first (and, in fact, the last) serial front-wheel drive car of the Lenin Komsomol Automobile Plant, which in the mid-eighties initially even competed with the super popular Togliatti representatives of the “eighth” family. But what if you compare this car with the legendary German “weaving” – Audi 100 with index C2? Yes, this car was produced a decade earlier than the “forty-first” entered the Soviet roads, but it will be more interesting to compare the front-wheel drive from Audi 40 years ago with its younger Soviet counterpart. Moreover, in their design, it turns out, you can find a lot in common.
A bit of history
In the early seventies, the designers of the AZLK plant tried to “jump” to a higher class, taking an intermediate position between the Zhiguli, their own previous models and the Volga. 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

The future of the taxi world: what the largest aggregators answered the questions of taxi drivers

Having virtually visited nine cities and visited large regions, we completed a study of the taxi market and looked at how those who actually shape it live, taxi drivers. We tracked the main trends, determined what is typical for the whole country and what local features are. And here we could put an end to it, but we decided that the study would be incomplete without the opportunity to give the floor to the other side – the largest companies, which also do not just compete, but create an image of the taxi market. Do they plan changes in commercial programs, software improvements that drivers dream of, what their future intentions are, what they will concentrate on in the near future – all these issues, in fact, also determine the near future of this industry.
Before proceeding to a dialogue with companies, we want to once again thank those who participated in our project: taxi drivers who became our “freelance correspondents”. Continue reading

Checked “Driving”: Auto Blanket
The most effective way is to insulate the engine compartment. To do this, it is necessary to cover the engine with a strong, non-combustible and rather thick (20-30 mm) material.…

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Demon in the Rib: 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Ownership Experience (part 1)
In those years when the whole world was already accustomed to compact, light and economical cars with a leading front axle, Cadillac suddenly released a car completely uncharacteristic for the…

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But it’s cheap to repair: is it worth buying Lada Kalina for 300 thousand rubles
Already at the moment of reading the title, the opinions of readers are probably divided into at least three streams. A third already instinctively replies “it’s not worth it, this…

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Four cylinders and nine gears: presentation of the Cadillac XT6
Still, it would seem, recently there were times when Europeans sang “I wanna be Americano, I want to drive a Cadillac”! But only a couple of dozens of years passed,…

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