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The Diesel is The Enthusiast’s Chevy Cruze


General Motors powertrain boffins are very enthusiastic about the new 1.6-liter Ecotec turbodiesel that is available in the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze. And why not? It has an aluminum block that weighs 44 pounds less than the iron block in the 2.0-liter diesel it replaces, is 68-percent quieter than that engine, peaks at 240 pound-feet of torque with 219 More...

by Heather Platt | Published 4 years ago

Mazda's Next-Gen Skyactiv Engine
By Lawana Perkins On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Mazda’s Next-Gen Skyactiv Engines Will Drop Spark Plugs In Favor Of High Compression

Homogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI, is the black art of of internal combustion engines that aims to produce diesel-like fuel efficiency for the cost of gasoline. Although some of its competitors have More...

Torque Wrench
By admin On Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Torque Wrench A Basic Tool In Auto Industry

It is very frustrating that after putting too much of your effort, time and full concentration in performing a repair thinking that at the end you will have dealt with it once and for all but you end up having to More...

Start A Car Battery
By admin On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Why Every Driver Needs To Know How To Jump Start A Car Battery

They are small things that no one thinks about often. You just know that they are in place and they work, until they don’t. This of course is in reference to a vehicle’s battery. Your car is running on a lot More...

Three DIY Motorcycle Maintenance Tasks
By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Three DIY Motorcycle Maintenance Tasks

Taking care of your ride can involve a pretty long list of potential repairs and standard maintenance tasks. Thankfully, you can take care of some of these things on your own, saving you a little money while keeping More...

Mazda Rotary Engine
By Lawana Perkins On Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Mazda Rotary Engine Returning In 2019

The Wankel rotary engine could return to a Mazda car as early as 2019, but it won’t be spinning its wheels. CarsGuide reports that Mazda’s head of research and development, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, has confirmed that More...

Mercedes-Benz Engine
By Heather Platt On Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Mercedes-Benz’s New Ground-Breaking Diesel The Om 654

As an effort to avoid the ever-increasing scrutiny of diesel engines brought forth by the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Mercedes-Benz has developed a new engine that is designed to meet future global emissions standards, More...

Infiniti Variable
By Lawana Perkins On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Infiniti Variable Compression Turbo Breaks Cover

Back in August Infiniti tantalized us with a bit of info on a radical new 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that promises V-6 gas-engine performance with four-cylinder diesel fuel economy and four-cylinder More...

expensive car
By admin On Friday, August 26th, 2016

Caring for your expensive car – How to go about it

Buying your favorite car can be a very fulfilling experience but keeping it in a very good condition can oftentimes be a challenging task. However, if you follow the instructions and the guidelines that have been More...

auto parts buying
By admin On Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Genuine auto parts buying through the World Wide Web

While there are countless individuals who are making use of the World Wide Web to buy the different products that they need for their cars, there are several other who are hesitant about using this viable tool for More...

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