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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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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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…

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Hyundai Santa Fe I with mileage: inevitable corrosion due to drainage and a very simple electrician

This mid-size crossover can now be found at a price of 350-400 thousand rubles. They say he has very reliable 6-cylinder engines, and all-wheel drive – like SUVs. The feature set is promising, but, as always, there is a catch. We will understand the reliability of used Santa Fe I in two parts: in the first we examine the body, interior and electrics, and in the second – the chassis, transmission and motors.
Origins and technology
Santa Fe was released in 2000 to fill the gap between the expected small Hyundai Tucson crossover and the larger Terracan, also known as Veracruz. The car was created on the Y4 platform, on which Hyundai Sonata EF had already been produced for two years by that time. 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

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 last resort. If you’re lucky, you can get off easier: a crumpled car, a broken suspension, or just a slight startle. Do you think I’m greatly exaggerating? But no. Cheap brake discs and pads are really very different from the original parts. And how they will behave on the road, no one knows.
On the eye, on the touch and on the vernier caliper
We have already compared the original filters and their analogues. Now let’s move on to the equally important details – brake pads and discs. For comparison, take the original spare parts of the same Hyundai-Kia company and analogues of one company – the Chinese Miles. Let’s start with the blocks.
We have four sets of them: original pads 581012SA70, their analogue Miles with code E400055, original 581014LA00 and their analogue of the same company with code E100036. Continue reading

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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5 reasons to buy and not buy Ford Fiesta Mk6 (part 3)
LOVE # 3: WINTER ADVANTAGES Winter operation of any car has a lot of features, but it is precisely in the harsh conditions of the Russian winter that Fiesta shows…

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Demon in the Rib: 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Ownership Experience (part 2)
The neck of the fuel tank, by the way, is conveniently located above the rear bumper strictly in the center, covered by a shield to which the number of the…

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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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