March, 2010 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Under the Hood: Selecting Cranks, Rods and Bearings for Your Performance Engine

Tips of the Trade: Performance Engine Building Begins with Rotating Assembly Components

Undercover: Grinding Out Sportage Brake Repairs

In this article, we’ll be looking at brake service on a 2002 Kia Sportage. And, within the Kia site, you’ll find everything from the theory and operation of the brake system, to the specs and information needed to make an accurate diagnosis.

Service Advisor: Taking Control of Ride Control

Suspensions are pretty rugged and can take a lot of punishment without any ill effects — at least for a while. But tens of thousands of miles of constant pounding eventually wear out the ride control components and other suspension parts

Under the Hood: Getting Revved Up for (Porsche) Boxster Engine Service

The Porsche Boxster is a little different in layout than most cars, even other Porsche cars. It has been around for more than 10 years and its mid-engine design has been refined to the point that it is more than just an entry-level vehicle.

Staying Active with Vehicle Electronics Technology

Tomorrow’s Smart Cars Will Bring Challenges for Technicians

On the Cover…

Is there an electrical evolution/revolution occurring in the U.S. and around the globe?

Undercover: The Nuts and Bolts on Brake Lubes

There are several basic types of brake lubricants: those that are designed for lubricating hardware and mechanical components and typically contain a high percentage of solids (dry film lubricants), and those that are designed for lubricating seals, boots and other internal parts when assembling calipers, wheel cylinders and master cylinders.

Crossword Puzzle: March 2010

Across 1. Bendix-gear location (7,5) 8. Former Mazda slogan, "_____, be moved" (3,2) 9. Three-point seatbelt predecessor (3,4) 10. Mesh, e.g. gears 11. Pedal to the ____, a.k.a. full throttle 13. Final-cruise car 15. Engine-manifold adjective 18. Driver ____, common accident cause 20. NASCAR drivers 23. Motoring synonym 24. Windshield-wiper component 25. Emission-control system component