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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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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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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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 the Russian representative office should be received “before the end of this week.” That is, if you discard the weekend, this deadline will come tomorrow. In the meantime, there are 150 compact Changan CS55 crossovers brought from China in warehouses: they were cleared, but they cannot be put on sale for lack of OTTS. Meanwhile, by the end of the year, the party should be sold out …
Today on the Russian consumer website Changan, along with information about prices for the new compact crossover CS55, discounts have also appeared. For example, both the representative office and the dealer pay for the trade-in branded program that allows you to save 80 thousand rubles, but, of course, not in the 50:50 ratio, but with a bias in the share of the representative office. Continue reading

Those that rumble in the morning: a history of Soviet garbage trucks

Today, without communal cars, the life of a big city is unthinkable, but it seems that they cause continuous inconvenience to the townspeople. We have already talked about Soviet sweepers and sprinklers, and here our heroes will be the largest and noisiest garbage trucks, which leak into our quiet courtyards early in the morning and begin to rumble methodically.
Not so long ago in Moscow and Leningrad ordinary trucks took out garbage from the yards, and loaded it there with shovels. Having imagined this process, many, perhaps, will recall the current sealed clean and almost noiseless machines with a kind word, but their predecessors are destined to share white spots. Let’s try to talk about some of them. Continue reading

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 example, the pressure at which the bypass valve will operate is important. We will not fall into the abyss of filtering and confine ourselves to the conclusion that it is wrong to select filters according to thread and seat.

It is only necessary to install what is prescribed by the manufacturer. And if the filter is made poorly, then the consequences can be very diverse. In the worst case, it is simply squeezed out and the oil flows out into the street. Here, however, a motor stop after the oil pressure lamp comes on can save (and even then not always). But, for example, if the spring of the bypass valve for some reason was not strong enough, then you can drive with an actually idle filter in oil that does not pass the cleaning, and not even know about it. 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…

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In 1948, Georgia made a variable compression motor and outperformed Infiniti
At that time, when the ICE power supply systems were imperfect, and the gas distribution mechanisms were primitive, the return per liter was small, and the consumption of gasoline and…

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Dangerous consumables: what is the difference between fake brake discs and pads from the original (part 2)
Now let's move on to the drives We have only two of them: the original Hyundai-Kia with the number 517120U000 and the Miles drive with the number K001254. Such wheels…

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Those that rumble in the morning: a history of Soviet garbage trucks
Today, without communal cars, the life of a big city is unthinkable, but it seems that they cause continuous inconvenience to the townspeople. We have already talked about Soviet sweepers…

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