How to diagnose and correct sputtering engine sound in a car

Description of this noise: An engine sputter is best described as an inconsistent harmonic sound coming from the engine. When an engine is tuned correctly, it typically sounds smooth and definitely not choppy. As the engine accelerates, the engines harmonics are equally smooth. A sputtering engine will rise and fall rapidly, may have periods of stalling or rapid acceleration or deceleration.

What causes this sound? Essentially sputtering is the end result of incomplete combustion. It's typically caused by ignition timing problems including ignition coil, distributor, rotor, spark plugs and spark plug wires. In some rare instance... Read more

Posted on March 2018,27   // Author: Admin  

How Long Should an Engine Last?

How long an engine lasts requires a long list of variables to consider before a time frame or mileage can be given. I have seen engines last less than 40,000 miles and others that lasted more than 300,000 miles. When it comes to the time an engine will last you, look at mileage per year or how the vehicle is stored if there is very low mileage on the engine. Think of a 1916 car engine that is driven only 100 miles a year and put in storage after each use. After 100 years the engine will only have 10,000 miles on it. This motor may last a few hundred years before it would need rebuilding or replacement. This is why we use mileage to rate... Read more

Posted on March 2018,23   // Author: Admin  

Common Causes for Coolant Leaks 3 Common Causes for Coolant Leaks

he cooling system in your car is vital to the proper functioning of the car’s engine and sometimes coolant leaks can toy with your car's efficiency and effectiveness. The car's coolant system works by circulating a coolant and water mixture under pressure through pipes through your engine and radiator, thus cooling the engine. The temperature of the coolant rises as the car runs and the coolant expands so any excess coolant in the system moves into a reservoir tank by way of rubber hoses. But when this system isn't working properly, you risk running into expensive repairs. Fixing a coolant leak as soon as possible is crucial.

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Posted on March 2018,22   // Author: Admin  

Meet Nkemdilim Anulika Ofodile, The Only Female On The Airforce Team That Designed UAV

Flight Lieutenant Ofodile Nkemdilim is the main female individual from the Nigerian Air Force team, which composed the as of late appointed unmanned aeronautical vehicle (UAV).

The UAV which was commmisioned by President Muhammadu Buhari was assembled by the group of NAF's aviation design specialists, of which Ofodile is the main female.

The flying machine is Nigeria's first indigenous operational remotely guided air ship.

Ofodile is a PhD understudy with the Control Frameworks Exploration Gathering, Division of Designing at the College of Leicester UK. She holds a lone wolf of building (B.Eng) degree in Electric... Read more

Posted on March 2018,21   // Author: Admin  

How Nigeria’s First Female Helicopter Captain, Abimbola Jaiyeola Saved 13 Lives On A Bristow Helicopter

Some days ago, news that a Bristow helicopter had crashed reached general society and there was panic. We discovered that the 5B BJQ Bristow helicopter that was headed for Lagos from Port Harcourt ended up into the Atlantic Sea. The memory of the Bristow crash of only not as much as a year back which asserted lives was still crisp in our memory.

Hours after the fact, we hurled a murmur of alleviation as we discovered that each of the 11 individuals on the helicopter were sheltered.

Well for reasons unknown the individual who spared the day is nobody yet the youthful female helicopter skipper who was on obligation on that... Read more

Posted on March 2018,14   // Author: Admin  

The CarPartsNigeria Story

The CarPartsNigeria Story

CAR PARTS NIGERIA·THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 was built out of necessity to correct the challenges of shopping for auto-parts in Nigeria. Also out of the need to centralize parts inventory across the nation, a place to find difficult parts, Reduce high prices and ensure trustworthy vendors can compete and satisfied buyers can appreciate great business is a Goldmine for locating replacement ... Read more

Posted on March 2018,08   // Author: Admin  

Top 10 Bad Driving Habits That Damage Your Car

Your vehicle is one of your most costly possessions, and it’s certainly one on which you heavily depend. So, you want it to last as long as possible. Even if you have the proper vehicle maintenance measures in place, there may be important day-to-day responsibilities you overlook that have a negative impact on the life of your car.

Here are the top 10 bad driving habits that can cause inadvertent but significant harm to your car:

1. Ignoring the Parking Brake: When you park on an incline, use the parking brake even if you don’t think it’s necessary (read: your car has an automatic transmission). If you ... Read more

Posted on March 2018,08   // Author: Admin  

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Thermostat

A car thermostat regulates the flow of coolant through the engine and is an incredibly important player in the operation of your vehicle’s engine. You may hear the phrase “the thermostat was stuck open or closed.” When the engine has been sitting for a while and is not warm, the thermostat will be closed. Once the engine is running and reaches a certain operating temperature, a sensor inside the thermostat will cause it to open, allowing coolant to flow to and from the radiator, decreasing the temperature so it can be recirculated through the engine again. This constant flow (in conjunction with several other cooling s... Read more

Posted on March 2018,07   // Author: Admin  

Games to Play in the Car

Anyone who has spent unstructured time in a car with kids knows how cumbersome the experience can be. There are lots of questions, frequent bathroom breaks, and too many conversations that begin with, “Are we there yet?”

But long(ish) drives don’t have to be dull; they can be fun and educational. Here are some games you can play with the kids that will keep them active and engaged (and maybe even tire them, so they’ll conk out for a while).

Name That Tune
This game comes from the TV show from the same name. One person in the car hums, whistles or sings part of a song - it could be a few notes... Read more

Posted on March 2018,06   // Author: Admin  

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transmission Speed Sensor

The transmission speed sensors are used to calculate the actual gear ratio of the transmission while in use. There are generally two speed sensors that work in conjunction to provide accurate transmission data to the vehicle’s powertrain control module. The first is known as the input shaft speed (ISS) sensor. As described, this sensor is used to monitor the speed of the transmission' input shaft. The other sensor is the output shaft speed (OSS) sensor. If either of these two sensors falls out of alignment or experiences electrical issues, it impacts the operation of the entire transmission.

After registering data, the two... Read more

Posted on February 2018,26   // Author: Admin