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An Ailing Audi A6 – In Three Acts: Testing, Repair and Validation

We will focus on the complete diagnosis and repair of an ailing Audi A6 Quattro. This Audi was suffering from very low power under acceleration and the MIL was displayed. They say good things come in threes. An epic movie or book trilogy. A three-point conversion. A...

Resealing Volvo XC90 V8 Front Engine Cover

An oil leak or burning smell might indicate a leak from the front engine cover. Here's the procedure for resealing front engine covers. You might have a customer that comes in complaining about an oil leak or maybe a burning smell. On the Volvo XC90 V8, the front...

Mercedes-Benz M264/M260 1.5/2.0L Engine

We’ve previously looked in depth at the M270/274 and M276 engines. What about their replacements? What’s new about this engine plus service tips and hints. Also an introduction to the M254 engine. Replacing the M27x-series engines, the M260/264 engines have already...

A Study in Pink: Understanding Toyota’s Pink Super Long Life Coolant (SLLC) and Cooling System Components

A study in Toyota’s pink coolant and some of the cooling system components that utilize this coolant including electric coolant pumps, EGR coolers and heat exchangers. In 2004, Toyota transitioned from red Long-Life Coolant (LLC) to the improved pink Super Long-Life...

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