Thursday, March 22, 2018

How To Position Auto Mirrors

How to Position Auto Mirrors. Part of the series: Car and Truck Basics. Your car mirrors must be positioned very specifically in order to avoid hitting other cars. Position your auto mirrors with help from a body shop owner and consultant in this free video clip.

Monday, March 19, 2018

How To Maintain Your Battery

Don’t be intimidated by what’s under the hood of your car! These DIY tips may save you from being stranded by a dead battery.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Frozen Irish Coffee

Frozen Irish Coffee
Servings: 2-4

2 cups strong black coffee, cooled
1½ cups sweetened cream
3 ounces irish whiskey
1 bar of chocolate, melted

Pour coffee into ice molds and freeze.
Pour sweetened cream into ice molds and freeze.
Whip ½ cup of remaining sweetened cream and set aside.
Take 4 cubes of frozen coffee and place in a blender, add 1.5 oz whiskey and blend until foamy.
Add 2 cubes of frozen sweetened cream and 1 tablespoon of chocolate, blend.
Top with whip cream and drizzle with more chocolate.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

10 Reasons Why Engines Lose Power Over Time

There are four things a gasoline engine requires to generate power and almost any engine problem will come down to something relating to one of these four factors. 1. Air 2. Fuel 3. Compression 4. Spark

Dirty Air Filter
A clogged air filter makes the engine work harder to pull in air and can restrict the maximum amount of air let in. Less air means less power.

Exhaust Restrictions
The engine will have to work harder to push out exhaust gases, limiting power. Catalytic converters can clog up on engines with an improper air/fuel mixture or as a result of fuel additives reacting within. Mufflers can also fail internally, and alterations of the internal piping can result in an airflow restriction.

Fuel Injectors
Deposits can build up on the injectors over time from heat soak or poor fuel. Small restrictions can cause the O2 sensors to read a lean mixture, and so more fuel will be added to compensate. This can result in a rich mixture for the cylinders without injector problems, or even misfiring if the injector isn’t capable of injecting enough fuel.

Fuel Pumps
Over time the fuel pump can wear out, but it might not necessarily fail catastrophically. While it may still be able to supply fuel at lower pressures, it may begin to struggle to provide fuel at higher pressures or for longer durations.

Worn Piston Rings
One of the major things that can happen over time is the piston rings will wear down, and this will allow for blow-by. Some of the high-pressure air and fuel mixture combusting will pass by the pistons and travel along the cylinder walls into the crankcase. This is the pressure that should be pressing the piston down, so power is lost. It also means less compression as some of the air can escape as the piston travels upward on the intake stroke.

Carbon Deposits On Intake Valves/Valve Seats
If carbon deposits build up on the valves or valve seats, this can prevent the valves from closing properly. If an intake valve cannot fully close, it will allow air to escape during the compression stroke, effectively lowering the compression ratio.

Carbon Deposits On The Piston
If deposits build on the piston or cylinder walls, these deposits can create hot spots. These hot spots can result in engine knock if conditions allow for it. If the engine is capable, it will retard the ignition timing to reduce the likelihood of knock. By retarding the ignition timing, power is lost.

Fouled Spark Plugs
Spark plugs can build deposits with time. Inconsistent spark plug firing means you’re likely to misfire. Maintaining clean plugs ensures that the spark part of the equation doesn’t result in a loss of power.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Matt & Bruno Explain The Benefits Of EDT Everyday Diesel Treatment

Boost Power & Performance with EVERY Fill-Up
- Boosts cetane up to 7 points
- Maintains clean injectors
- Increases fuel economy, improve power & performance
- Prevents rust & corrosion
- Clean engine parts & add lubricity
- Neutralizes acid & disperses moisture

Recommended for ALL diesel engines.

One treatment of EDT with each fill up will keep your diesel powering down the road. This concentrated cetane improver tremendously upgrades power and performance in all diesel equipment, increasing fuel and maintenance economy. The stability of fuels will be greatly increased and diesel engines will be kept in a much cleaner, more maintenance-free condition.

EDT is recommended for ALL DIESEL ENGINES because it is completely ashless and has no adverse effects on engine components. This diesel fuel additive complies with the federal low sulfur content requirements for use in diesel motor vehicles and non-road engines.

EDT is designed to be a daily or every fill-up fuel treatment. It is like brushing your teeth every day. But twice a year, you go to a dentist office for a deep cleaning and plaque removal with Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Extreme.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Original Stiction Eliminator - Featuring Willie & Kevin

- Restores 9 out of 10 “Failing” HEUI Injectors
- Reduces wear by up to 62% more than our competitors
- Removes 50% more stiction than the leading competitor
- Improves Power & Compression
- Replaces engine oil, ideally with a fresh oil change.

100% Guaranteed to Remove Stiction! Recommended for ALL gas & diesel engines.

Original Stiction Eliminator will stop excessive black smoke and bucking and chugging on cold starts. It not only cleans injectors but other parts of the engine as well, including the turbocharger.

Scientifically formulated to eliminate the stiction build-up that causes most injectors to fail. Pour one treatment of our Original Stiction Eliminator into your oil BEFORE replacing your injectors. In less than 4,000 miles you will see, hear and feel the difference as your injectors come back on line. And you’ll save thousands of dollars by not replacing injectors that weren’t broken to begin with!

When used in conjunction with Diesel Extreme (fuel additive), your engine will regain its original performance power. Recommended for ALL diesel and gasoline engines, even without symptoms like failing injectors, stiction is being made.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Matt & Bruno Explain The Benefits Of Diesel Extreme

Dirt and water in your fuel system steal the power from your diesel. Your engine needs an extreme cleaning. Hot Shot's Secret Diesel Extreme is a new and powerful formula designed to rejuvenate your diesel's fuel system's performance. Add a dose of Diesel Extreme at your next fill up and your engine's fuel system will be cleaned, restored and boosted to its original performance power. Diesel Extreme will clean everything in your tank, lines and injector tips and remove moisture. When used in conjunction with Hot Shot's Secret Stiction Eliminator you will be giving your truck a complete cleaning on the inside. Stiction Eliminator is cleaning the oil side of the engine while Diesel Extreme cleans the fuel side. This product contains anti-oxidants and is not formulated for use in gasoline engines.
Use in All Engines: Semi-trucks, pick-up trucks, farm equipment & autos. Effective in all engines including Ford Powerstroke, Navistar, Dodge Cummins, GM Duramax, Mercedes Bluetec, Saab, Volkswagen TDI, and Audi.

• Restores throttle response
• Eliminates black smoke & improves cold starting
• Reduces DPF regeneration cycles up to 50%
• Cleans injector tips, cylinders, fuel lines & tank
• Increases mileage & eliminates stiction from the fuel system
• 2 quarts treat 150 gallons of diesel fuel
• 1 quart treats 75 gallons of diesel fuel
• 16 oz treats 30 40 gallons of diesel fuel

Recommended for ALL diesel engines. NOT for use in gasoline vehicles.