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Repair and service 2021, July

Conspiracy of Manufacturers or why are cars starting to last less? Why do parts have an increasingly limited resource?

Conspiracy of Manufacturers or why are cars starting to last less? Why do parts have an increasingly limited resource?

One of my acquaintances, who works in the wholesale of spare parts, said that in recent years, the turnover for such an item as suspension springs has increased as a percentage of the total share of spare parts. They began to be sold significantly more often than 15 years ago. The turnover is increasing ...

For which I love them.

For which I love them.

Amore non è sensa amaro (no love without bitterness) is an Italian saying. Waking up in the morning and brewing myself a cup of invigorating Lavazza Oro espresso, I looked out of the window and surveyed the snow-covered silhouettes of two Italian cars parked under my window. How did it happen? Why…

Why you can't cook discs. In detail. v.1.3

Why you can't cook discs. In detail. v.1.3

Attention ! In the article mnogabukov (the author is aware, yes, you can not repeat this in the comments). The target audience of the article is people who are able to perceive and analyze something more than memes from VKontakte. Hello. Before that, I have already published several of my articles about disks. And here I am already sd ...

Lada does not break (or "But VAZ has a penny engine capital")

Lada does not break (or "But VAZ has a penny engine capital")

For those who are interested in technical details - welcome to the link www..ru / b / 554521373234430858 /… this is such a simple argument among fans of the Russian car industry in a conversation with fans of foreign cars, somewhere at the beginning of a conversation. And the guys do not know that thereby offending the iron horses. Con ...

Rogue Herald: How to drain a washer from a tank

Rogue Herald: How to drain a washer from a tank

Greetings to all regular readers and admirers of the "Rogue Herald" column, as well as those who ideologically support this popular movement! Today is the first of December, so I take this opportunity to congratulate everyone on the beginning of the calendar winter! Frost came to replace the thaw, which is why ...

How to choose a quality and professional car service? Your driving license, what documents and how should be drawn up? Laws regulating the relationship between car service and cons

How to choose a quality and professional car service? Your driving license, what documents and how should be drawn up? Laws regulating the relationship between car service and cons

In the last two articles I described how to choose a service and how the cost of car repairs should be calculated. And I must say that I have already received some dissatisfaction from the services, tk. their secrets are revealed. Plus one of the users wrote on the hotline to the network of centers "AUTOPIL ...

Can you save on spare parts and consumables by buying them through?

Can you save on spare parts and consumables by buying them through?

Recently launched its own shop of spare parts and consumables. So far, it works only in a number of cities in the European part of Russia (there is no Moscow yet), but soon the geography will be expanded. You can read more about this in the post of the site administration. For those who are too lazy to read, I will briefly tell you ...

How do you know when it is time to change the oil, and should you trust extended service intervals?

How do you know when it is time to change the oil, and should you trust extended service intervals?

The question of how often the oil in a car engine needs to be changed raises the minds of thoughtful car owners. There are many myths and stories of disappointment on this topic - when the oil exhausted its resource even before the declared run, covering the engine from the inside with a black sticky coating and leading to its floor ...

Self-blocking service EATON G80

Self-blocking service EATON G80

Hello! Against the background of the fact that for the second year now there has been an exuberant demand for the purchase, installation and routine maintenance of standard Volvo EATON G80 differentials, I again return to the topic I raised last winter - about the fact that the presence of a self-block in the rear axle of a car does not mean that ...

Replacing the front drive shaft transfer case bearings.

Replacing the front drive shaft transfer case bearings.

A few days ago I was dismantling the hand-out, in general, the sadness is that due to neglect of caring for the slotted and cross-pieces, it breaks the front shaft of the hand-out. youtu.be/FJc2Ka94XJU When opening and replacing, it turned out that the landing backlash is not strong, but this is enough, and problems in the future may b ...

How does the Bentley Arnage engine work? 6 3 / 4L engine repair experience

How does the Bentley Arnage engine work? 6 3 / 4L engine repair experience

Greetings to all in the New Year! Someone like it, but my past year was rich in repairs of various technical rarities, the most interesting of which is the Bentley Arnage engine. There are not many people who drove Bentleys, very few people know about these engines and even fewer people who made them and figured them out, at the same time, h ...

How I was at the TECNECO FILTRI car filter factory

How I was at the TECNECO FILTRI car filter factory

It is believed that in Italy only the northern regions are industrial. In fact, this is not so - and in the south there is a developed industry, including the automobile. So, in the region of Apulia, in the town of Collepasso, in the very south of the country, there are two factories for the production of TECNEC filters ...

Filled in more than fits into the tank: cheating at the gas station or the norm? We ran an experiment.

Filled in more than fits into the tank: cheating at the gas station or the norm? We ran an experiment.

I think many of you have come across the following situation: you came to a gas station on a lit light bulb (that is, there are definitely a few liters in the tank), and there you were filled with more gasoline than indicated in the "fuel tank capacity" column in your car's service book. Exactly the same story happened on one ...

How radiators are made

How radiators are made

The Netherlands is not a country that most people associate with the production of automotive components. At the same time, it is here, in the town of Mill, that one of the eight factories of the company, the headquarters and the engineering department of NRF, one of the world leaders in the production of various heat exchangers for automobiles ...

Planned obsolescence of cars. Resource W126 and W222.

Planned obsolescence of cars. Resource W126 and W222.

Do you think that in the old days things did not deteriorate over the years and the equipment served longer? It didn't seem to you, now goods are consumables in the big game of manufacturers, consumers and retailers. Planned (planned) obsolescence - the creation of a product with a predetermined short service life ...

Replacing the bearings of the generator Audi A3 (8V, 1.4tsi EA211).

Replacing the bearings of the generator Audi A3 (8V, 1.4tsi EA211).

Hello! Today I have a very interesting patient - Audi A3 in the back of 8V, 1.4tsi engine (EA211). Problem: noise when the engine is running from the side of the accessory drive belt, slight play in the generator shaft and extraneous sounds when turning the rotor by hand (with the belt removed). It was decided to change by ...

How lubricants are made

How lubricants are made

Today I will show you how greases are developed, tested and produced at one of the enterprises in Russia. The modern car is an ideal application for lubricants. Different conditions, loads, temperatures - all this requires component manufacturers to use different ...

How were cars repaired in the USSR? An underground car service in the 80s, memories of S.A. Vegov.

How were cars repaired in the USSR? An underground car service in the 80s, memories of S.A. Vegov.

Steve Jobs started his big business with only a soldering iron and a garage! - Well, so many of us started ... And the iron also. The story I want to tell is not typical for our post-Soviet reality. Its main character is Stepan Antonovich Vegov, an accomplished businessman who nowadays owns a ...

Auto for 700 thousand rubles: OLD MERCEDES vs NEW KIA

Auto for 700 thousand rubles: OLD MERCEDES vs NEW KIA

“Especially for those who asked for a lot of letters” - always yours, Lev Nikolaevich AvtoREVIZORRO. ... I haven't written for so long that, starting to rake everything that had accumulated, it turned out to be such a war with the world. My marriage to Mercedes has been going on for 20 years now, and like all married couples, we are incredibly in love. Recent times…

Complete rebuild of brakes. All for an adult.

Complete rebuild of brakes. All for an adult.

Hello. It's no secret that there is a constant problem with the rear calipers on Mitsubushi, they turn sour, wedge, and so on. A year and a half ago, an experiment was carried out to install the selected calipers with stainless steel guides. And so far there are no problems, everything slows down, does not rattle and benefits ...

How were cars repaired in the USSR? 70-80s, memories of Igor Girshovich.

How were cars repaired in the USSR? 70-80s, memories of Igor Girshovich.

Why did you decide to leave? The Jew was asked. - Holidays are tired. - What holidays? - Well, of course: bought sausage - a holiday, took out toilet paper - a holiday ... Soviet motorists had even more holidays. Not to mention the car itself - the purchase of any spare part became a holiday ...

One garage life. Paul Hammond.

One garage life. Paul Hammond.

Hello to all. I wrote that here I have a good friend, with whom we jointly brought back his old Plymouth 'cuda, 1971, to life, so that I had something to race on. Three years later, having gone through many technical problems, her condition came to that moment ...

How were cars repaired in the USSR? Branded service station "Moskvich" on Volgogradsky Prospect, 70s 80s.

How were cars repaired in the USSR? Branded service station "Moskvich" on Volgogradsky Prospect, 70s 80s.

From the moment of its birth at the end of the 19th century, road transport not only largely determined the development of the economy of developed countries, but also had a great influence on the transformation of social processes in society. Influencing all aspects of society, the car led to the creation of a whole infrastructure ...

How to paint the bumper yourself as standard and from the Electrospray gun!

How to paint the bumper yourself as standard and from the Electrospray gun!

It is quite problematic to paint the bumper yourself without good experience. It is important to have not only a suitable room, but also the tools, as well as the ability to select the paint to match. To paint a plastic bumper, you will need to buy a primer (primer) specially for plastic, and if this is an old bam ...

What manufacturers are doing to reduce the life of parts.

What manufacturers are doing to reduce the life of parts.

Hello! Surely many of you have noticed that the parts that were installed on the car at the factory, for some reason, last longer than the same parts, but bought later in the store. The same question arose for me, and now I had an opportunity to compare two such details, and the observations turned out ...

Myths and stereotypes about DSG boxes. Clearly. On fingers. In numbers.

Myths and stereotypes about DSG boxes. Clearly. On fingers. In numbers.

Hello! Today I want to talk about DSG boxes, about which there are a lot of rumors, myths and legends. As a rule, when people hear the word "robot" in the mention of a car, they immediately think of an expensive repair, that it will break down and there will be a lot of problems ...

KZR. Session 2!

KZR. Session 2!

To begin with, only real clubmakers from handcrafting set themselves and recommend to others the excellent MS brand cuffs with footed "Made in Germani". I am an active opponent of this counterfeit, but I will back up the theses with evidence: As we all see, the working edge has burst ...

How are brake pads made

How are brake pads made

Many do not think about the importance of brake pads in traffic safety. Often, during maintenance, we try to save money, and instead of the “original” recommended by the manufacturer, we choose non-original pads of well-known brands - suppliers for different conveyors, or something else simpler. ...

Calipers Volkswagen Passat b5. Typical sores

Calipers Volkswagen Passat b5. Typical sores

Good day to all! Today we have a caliper from B5. With their typical problems found in all TRW / Lucas unmaintained light alloy calipers. Calipers from 4 different cars 3 calipers have already moved, but partially, they did not climb into the parking brake mechanism. And it was worth ... But also on the anthers of grease n ...

Bulkhead of the main brake cylinder

Bulkhead of the main brake cylinder

At leisure, I decided to sort out the old GTZ, given to me by Petka253. It so happened that all the rusted parts now undergo a hydrolysis procedure in a solution of soda ash. As always, we dilute one tablespoon of soda ash per liter of water, connect the minus to the part, and the plus to the uh ...

Return of the drowned man!)

Return of the drowned man!)

Hello. I decided to write about the drowned man!) So the events developed approximately in the following way: The owner of a Korean-made car went on business on a long business trip, for the safety of the car, he left it in an expensive underground parking for storage. Well, as you know, the rains in our city since 1703 ...

It's an exciting feeling ... of flying!

It's an exciting feeling ... of flying!

All of us in our blogs rely on our life experience, and it is different for everyone, at least because of the years lived. I have never pretended to bring the truth to the masses. In general, I believe that 100% correct decisions do not exist, because some life circumstances always interfere with carefully aiming ...

Overview of stabilizer struts from different companies (GMB, CTR, Lemforder, Sidem, Zekkert, Links-Master).

Overview of stabilizer struts from different companies (GMB, CTR, Lemforder, Sidem, Zekkert, Links-Master).

Hello! Since there are three cars in my fleet, and the annual mileage varies from 15 to 35 tkm per year, certain statistics on the resource of certain spare parts have accumulated. Today we will focus on stabilizer struts. Most often I change them on my KIA Sorento, about once every 30-40 tkm. And not p ...

Restoration of Mazda 6 calipers

Restoration of Mazda 6 calipers

A good friend of my dad asked to change the brake pads, well, it's not a question on Mazda, they change something for about 20 minutes, we agreed to start, but it turned out not so simple) Well, in the best traditions of Max) Docent86 In general, both front calipers are in the wedge, the piston is hammered with a hammer didn't want to, we decided ...

Why do the suspension joints fail so quickly?

Why do the suspension joints fail so quickly?

Continuation, start here. Hello! Every car has at least several ball joints. They are found both in the steering (for example, steering tip joints) and in the suspension (ball joints, stabilizer bar joints, floating silent blocks). Changing these details once again ...

Replacing automatic transmission with manual transmission and vice versa

Replacing automatic transmission with manual transmission and vice versa

Not so long ago I changed the manual transmission on my car to the automatic transmission. Details here. www..ru / l / 8900411 / Well, as a rule, there was someone who wanted to do the opposite. www..ru / r / mitsubishi / 701605 / Parts exchanged. And at the request of Drayvovchan, an overview of the details that are changing. First, first is ...

Chery Tiggo 5 (T21) antifreeze leak point

Chery Tiggo 5 (T21) antifreeze leak point

Hello. Recently, Eugene (aka KEV-583), with the help of Andrey (aka fmaster16), told us about the possible place of antifreeze leakage (here and here). I also decided to examine this tee at my place. also observed a slight decrease in the level of antifreeze. But my search for this tee led nowhere - n ...

Indian film

Indian film

In this post, we will focus on a very interesting topic for many. And more specifically about the budget Indian MK 80x131 under the prior / grant caps. One of my friends decided to buy this MK from well-known online stores. Got it ... Here the movie begins. We decided to check everything and do it in a human way, ka ...

Mercedes 190 engine 102 on Megasquirt -II From carburetor to injector - part 2 mechanical

Mercedes 190 engine 102 on Megasquirt -II From carburetor to injector - part 2 mechanical

Hello to all! I continue to describe the installation of electronic injection for 190 mers. I will pay little attention to the installation of a pulley 60-2 with DPKV. As usual, the master disk was assembled from the native crankshaft pulley and part of the VAZ2110 pulley. The turner cut the teeth 60-2 from the Vaz2110 pulley, but with the native Mers pulley arose ...

"Iron". Nissan Qashqai. TO-65000.

"Iron". Nissan Qashqai. TO-65000.

Even some kind of silence on the drive. No squabbles, no scandals, no investigations. Is everyone in hibernation? Or in the resorts? AND? Naroood, where are you, ayuuu)) I wanted to file a report for the past year (I look, it's fashionable), but I didn't. Are you really wondering what I've been doing for a year? So you already know, a hundred of records ...