November 3rd, 2015
You’re headed to work, everything’s going along fine and you’re thinking about the day ahead…then you step on the brake pedal, it goes all the way to the floor and nothing happens. Your vehicle doesn’t even slow down a little. What do you do?
Total brake failure isn’t a scenario that happens very often, but it’s still possible. Something like a failed brake line could result in zero braking ability. Here are a couple of ways to handle it:
- Downshift right away. Putting the vehicle in a lower gear, whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, will allow the drivetrain and engine to slow the car down. Don’t worry about your transmission right now – you’ll have m ...[more]
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October 27th, 2015
Since the 1950s, trucking companies, railroads and other operators have been using laboratory analysis of used motor oil to monitor engine health. Today, it’s key to the maintenance plans of manufacturing plants, power stations, processing plants and much more. Any piece of equipment that uses oil and has a lubricating system can be a candidate for oil analysis.
Why is Oil Condition So Important?
Normal wear will generate tiny flakes of metal and other particles from contact. Lubricating oil, then, can be considered a diagnostic medium since it carries these particles; abnormal wear such as corrosion or abrasion will increase the number of particles suspended in the oil. Contaminants can be detected as well; for experts, detailed a ...[more]
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