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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Car Battery Reconditioning

You may use the car’s electric systems to excess or you may forget you left your car headlights on over night. So batteries problems are quite common and frequent and if you know what to do in such scenarios, reconditioning an old battery or reviving an apparent dead battery is quite easy.

The most important of these actions can be performed by anyone with the proper equipment and the necessary accessories and best of all it will not cost you over $40. In fact, these tips can be put into practice when it comes to various batteries reconditioning, from car batteries to cell phone and even iPod batteries.

You can even take things further, because if you learn how to recondition batteries, you may even find it to be a profitable business venture on a small scale. There are several things you have to take into consideration when reconditioning a battery.

First, batteries of all sorts, car batteries included, are filled with dangerous acid and proper handling is vital to avoid any accidents. If you injure yourself while reconditioning a battery, consult a medic at once, as many dangerous chemical elements are included in a modern car battery. Batteries nowadays are more environmental friendly than a couple years ago, but they still have components that are dangerous to the environment so dead batteries and batteries’ parts should be disposed of in their proper places.

So let us get started and you will see how easy battery reconditioning really is. Modern rechargeable batteries allow users to forget about annoying power cables that hinder the manipulation of power tools and that restrict movement of any device to length of the cable from a power source. Many electric devices are portable and their batteries are very compact as well. When reconditioning batteries, it is important to take on board that an unhealthy battery can have its causes in the chargers that malfunction.

However, more frequently, it is the battery, which is killing the charger. People will go and buy new chargers all the time, without knowing that the problem is in the battery itself.

Every battery has a determined lifespan in which it functions properly and once this period has passed, a battery will require reconditioning. Car batteries are no different. They are charged while the car is moving, but after some years, a car battery will require maintenance as well. New batteries develop a memory effect but reconditioning a battery properly should remove this effect completely.

Fuel Pump and Injection

Electric fuel pumps will experience problems with wear after many years of continuous service. Gradual loss of pressure and flow can result from the wear on pump vanes, rollers or gears. If the inlet filter sock lets sediment or rust get by then you will also have accelerated wear. This can even cause serious problems such as overheat and burn out if the pump becomes jammed with the sediment. Lubrication and cooling of the fuel pump only occurs when fuel is passing through it.

If you start having problems with your fuel pump then the first thing you should do is check the voltage supply and the electrical connections. You may simply just need to replace a fuse or loose wire. However, if everything is fine then you will need to run a measuring static output pressure and fuel delivery test to check the ability of the pump to deliver fuel. If your pump is not meeting manufacturer’s requirements after these test then you will need to replace the entire fuel pump.

When replacing your fuel pump always remember to disconnect the battery to prevent unwanted sparks during the replacement process. And always remember to drain the tank first. Before putting in a new fuel pump it is always a good idea to also replace the filter screen and use new o-ring and gaskets.

Paintless Dent Repair

As well as preserving the vehicles long term value, the paintless dent removal process is dramatically faster than conventional methods, resulting in a car owners time off the road being significantly reduced. Amongst the many benefits of paintless dent repair, the most remarkable is in favour of the customer, which is the price. Average cost of repair in comparison to conventional methods is half and the quality of repairs are as good, if not better in most cases.

So how exactly are the dents removed? Before repair begins, the vehicle is thoroughly washed to ensure the technician can see the dent completely without any misrepresentation caused by dirt or debris. Paintless dent removal specialists use long steel rods to gently massage the dents out. These rods come in a multitude of shapes and sizes catering to different applications and areas of the vehicle. All dents are massaged out from underneath the panel being worked on e.g. For a vehicle with a dent on the hood, the hood lining would be removed and then with the right tool, the dent would be slowly pushed out from underneath.

A chain or strap is hooked to the panel where ever possible and the rod sits on top of it. The technician will then pivot back and forth with the rod on the chain forcing pressure on the dent, moulding it back into shape. The technician has great control over the pressure and the angle of the tool which enables him/her to be extremely precise. As pressure is applied from underneath the panel, the technician will see where the force is coming from by viewing how the dent reacts above the panel.

Lighting is an important factor during the paintless dent repair process. The most effective source of light comes from normal everyday fluorescent tubes. The light places emphasis on the dent and shows its true magnitude by distorting the light across the surface of the panel making the depth and span more apparent. Whilst massaging the dent out, the technician has a lot more control over the repair as each push is amplified by the light, thereby increasing accuracy.

The number of dents a technician is able to remove is based solely on his/her skill level. Certain areas on a vehicle are a lot more difficult to repair mainly due to the inaccessibility of the underside of the panel. This is the main reason for the variety in the shapes and sizes of tools used. As a technician’s skill level increases, so does repair time and the quality of the final result.

The paintless dent repair industry has grown significantly over the last few years. Quick, efficient and effective repairs have greatly contributed to the increase in demand for the service, technicians and improved techniques and process management. An important advancement within the industry for has come from the adoption of paintless dent removal services by automotive insurance companies and their choice to prefer these services over conventional panel repair techniques.

All about Repair Mercruiser Parts

Mercruiser Inboards

Mercruiser is the major player in the gas engine business. Mercruiser inboards are popular because of their ease of use and ease to maintain. These inboards offer a range of power and are used both in cars and boats. A mercruiser engine works the same way a car engine does. The inboard engine is a water-cooled, separate lubrication system, and cylinder formation.

Repair Mercruiser Parts

Mercruiser engines for the most part are very reliable, but when it comes to car engines, or other parts for that matter, something can and will usually go wrong. Things eventually break down and stop working. Even though you might be a genuine car lover and aficionado that does not necessarily mean that you are a car mechanic. Engines and that parts that compose it, can be very complicated. Replacing many of these parts can be an issue and a headache; so many times it is important to take the car to a profession to deal with it.

The first thing you should do, before searching on your own for a mechanic is to take a close look at your owner’s manual. The manual many times will be able to offer you tips and advice on maintenance, and give you enough information to make an informed decision. Many times the manual will have numbers of recommended places that will be able to service your car, and it since it is in the manual they should be reliable places.

There are a couple of things that you may want to try first, before taking the car into the shop for repair. If your engine does not turn over it could be due to a dead battery. Check the battery and make sure that it is fully charged. If you turn the ignition key and it does not activate, it probably means that you are getting no voltage to the dash and or to the key switch. This implies that you might have a blown ignition fuse, a dislodged circuit breaker, a loose or damaged harness plug. You may want to unplug it and then put it back in. This might do the trick. Your engine also has a red circuit breaker button, push the button, you have to really push it hard, the breaker can sometimes pop out of the harness if it is overloaded, and doing this can resolve the problem with this part. If this does not work, then unfortunately, you are probably looking at a bigger issue and will need to take the car into the shop for repair.