2012 Editions Archives - Page 2 of 5 - Tomorrows Technician
Burnin’ Rubber, Blowin’ Smoke

Opportunities grow for diesel performance specialists — check out what experts in the field have said about this market.

Undercover: Subcompact Vehicle Upgrades — A Reduction in ‘Class Size’

Over the next decade, it would appear that we will see a shift to smaller, lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles, much like we experienced in the 1970s.

MAZDA 3 and 6 Engines Through the Years

Check out some of the technology that has been incorporated into Mazda engines.

Under the Hood: Going Full Throttle on Mazda Driveability Diagnostics

We take a look at the popular MAZDA6 and MAZDA3 cars and cover some of the common underhood repairs that find their way into vehicle repair shops.

Finish Line: Life in the ‘Fast Lane’

Utah State University-Built Biofueled Dragster Zooms to Land Speed Record

Crossword Puzzle: September 2012

Across 1. Underbody components, collectively 5. ’60s gas slogan, "Put a ____ in your tank" 8. Gear or compression trailer 9. Dashboard channel (3,4) 10. Toddler’s Tonka-truck terrain 11. Under-dash area 13. Clutch components 14. Major engine castings 17. Big-rig wheel count, often 19. Gear teeth 22. RWD car’s differential, slangily (4,3) 23. Budget and

Crossword Puzzle: October 2012

Across 1. Tire casing 5. Dash gauge faces 8. Electronic fault-finding system, briefly (1,1,1,1,1) 9. Big-rig noisemaker (3,4) 10. Online automobilia-auctions site 11. Shop’s labor-charge system, perhaps (4,4) 13. Item left on pump, perhaps (3,3) 14. Parts supply-chain middleman 17. Diagnostic device for 8-Across system (4,4) 19. Removed air from brake system 22. Underhood power

History Lesson: Renault Alpine A110-50 – The legacy of the Berlinette

While the Renault Alpine A110- 50 is a car of today, the concept vehicle has it’s roots in the iconic Renault Berlinette

Report Card: Sneak ‘Peak’ — A Look into the Renault Alpine A110-50 Concept

The A110-50 concept boasts many technical characteristics, including a Renault V4Y block that serves as the foundation for the 3.5L 24-valve 400hp V6 engine mounted in a mid-rear position of the car.