October, 2008 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Remy’s New Technical White Paper on the Connection Between Alternator Efficiency and Fuel Savings is available in the TT Training Center

Improving alternator efficiency measurably reduces fuel costs, according to Remy.

Report Card: Dynamic Duo — Contest Finalists Serve as ‘Senior’ Advisors

Zachary Bryant and Corey Zamenski set an extraordinary precedent at the Ford/AAA Auto Skills finals in June – it was the first time two juniors participated on a team at the national level.

The Real World: Prepping the Future

Vehicle manufacturers are searching for the ultimate Alternative-Fuel Vehicle

Report Card: Readers Rides

Having shown and expressed interest in trucks at an early age, Lucas Justice received his 1986 Chevrolet C-10 pick-up from his father on his 14th birthday as a hobby project.

Living Under the Hood: Diagnosing Central Port Fuel Injection

Back in 1992, General Motors introduced a new type of fuel injection system known as “Central Port Injection” (CPI), which GM also refers to as “Central Multi-point Fuel Injection,” and later renamed “Central Sequential Fuel Injection.”

TT October 08 Pop Quiz — Ignition

Choose the answer that BEST completes the following statements or questions on Ignition systems.

Crossword Puzzle: October 2008

Across 1. Dimensions defining cylinder displacement (4,3,6) 8. Explosive ’07 Dodge model 9. Type of abnormal tire-tread wear 10. Diesel equivalent of gasoline octane 11. Hot-rod cylinder count, commonly 13. Piston-ring specification (3,3) 15. Safety device, trunk ____ latch 18. Term for replaceable cylinder sleeve 20. Cylinder inlets and outlets, ____ valves 23. Periodic engine-maintenance

Undercover: The 10 Commandments of Shocks and Struts

Many things affect vehicles in motion, including its speed, road conditions, wind and weight distribution. Therefore, the vehicle suspension system — shocks, struts and springs — must be in good condition to handle these variables. Here are 10 tips to help you better service these components.

Performance Primer: The DRIVING FORCES Behind Valvetrain Technology

The latest developments in lifters, pushrods, rocker arms, valve springs, retainers and valves are pushing the performance envelope to new highs. See why parts are getting lighter, stronger and capable of producing more horsepower than ever before.

Component Connection: Finding Failing Bearings

There can be literally dozens of reasons for premature wear or failure of an engine bearing.

Component Connection: Eliminating the Low Oil Pressure Gremlin

Whether you’re working as a production engine remanufacturer or a custom engine rebuilder, the low oil pressure issue for years has shown up in warranty or complaint arenas like the nasty gremlin that it is.