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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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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Healthy load on the roof - we pass by the traffic police without stops!
The reader’s question is answered by the head of the Main Directorate for Road Safety of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Lieutenant General of Police Mikhail Chernikov. Related…

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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 bringing … a BERKUT Spec-2M compressor. This is a natural “bucket of compression”, with the full to the top!
Compressors of the Berkut line have long been well known in the Russian market. Their authority among users is evidenced by the fact that, in addition to the traditional use for pumping wheels, they are used in the construction of powerful pressure control stations in the tires of SUVs to increase patency, switch air locks, create air suspensions, etc. Surprisingly, until recently, the company’s assortment did not have a model with automatic shutdown at a given pressure – a very popular function among motorists. And so she appeared – BERKUT Spec-2M: Continue reading

Wide bonnet car and trailer

Last time we talked about how an unusual off-road passenger car was developed at the NATI Scientific Automotive and Tractor Institute on the eve of the war, and how its designers made it possible for a car with all-wheel drive and an easy-to-manufacture body to be as comfortable as possible for the driver and passengers. Energy-intensive suspension from the ZIS-101 limousine, low passenger seating on the road and thoughtful soft seats made it possible to combine the qualities of a military jeep and a convenient “personal” for senior command personnel. AR-NATI was tested in April 1941. The leaders of the party and government and the highest military leadership liked him, but this was the end of the matter. What played a fateful role in his fate? Continue reading

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

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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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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Dangerous filters: how to distinguish a fake from the original? (part 2)
Purely theoretically, the size of the oil filter is unimportant. The main thing that came up on the thread and landing surface. But there are much more important characteristics. For…

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Yellow "Changans" - messengers of separation? For a crossover Changan CS55 ask from 1,269,000 rubles
Today it has become fashionable to launch a model without OTTS on the market. Changan also went along this path: a certificate from Rosstandart for the compact crossover CS55 in…

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