When we talk about using water on vehicle, most will think using it as a coolant in the radiator or as a wind screen cleaner. We usually do not associate water as a car fuel source. The science of water as fuel does not literally use water to power a car, in fact it uses the hydrogen gas (H2) in water. Hydrogen gas is in a compressed state in water and can be extracted through an electrolysis process. H2 can be used to power a SUV because it is clean, efficient and is three times more potent than fossil fuel. The challenge is to generate enough H2 and divert it into the engine air intake system so it can be ignited to produce force to propel the SUV forward.
How much would it cost to convert a SUV to run on water fuel? You do not need to spend thousand of dollars to do the modification. In fact, you can build the water to fuel conversion kit yourself with components that you can purchase from a hardware store. What you will need is some hand tools and a good step by step conversion guide. You can purchase most of the conversion blue prints from the internet. Sport Utility Vehicles are know for its high fuel consumption and low mileage. If a water powered SUV can reduce its gasoline expense bill, the car owner should explore it further.
The sports car segment comes (once again) to lose an old friend: the Audi TT. This was confirmed by Bram Scot, president of the House of Representatives at the annual meeting of the brand. Fortunately, the sport will be replaced by another type of “emotional” model with a similar price range, with one difference: the mechanics provided for this future model will be electric, unlike the three engines offered on this side of the market.
Launched at the end of the last century, the coupé based on the platform of the Volkswagen Golf has marked the last two decades for its timeless design, but also for its increased performance. Over the years, the manufacturer has offered the TT in coupe and cabriolet, in addition to adding a V6 engine, several 4-cylinder turbo engines and even the legendary 5-cylinder turbo aboard the TT-RS.
But, as is often the case with sports, sales of the model are in free fall in recent years. What’s more, Audi is clearly turning towards an electric future and the TT is simply no longer part of the brand’s short-term plans. The head has even mentioned the R8 in its reflection, although no decision on the future of the exotic has yet been taken car cover.
As for this replacement of the TT, the manufacturer remains elusive on what awaits the public, but it is allowed to believe that the architecture of the Volkswagen ID3 could possibly be used by the division with the four rings for the development of this sport model to come up. We will see in a few years, the priority of the brand which is of course to accelerate the electrification of its range, especially large-scale models, which is not the case of future TT – let’s call it so for the moment – electric!
Audi A4 2020: new appearance and even hybrid technology
The automaker Audi has lifted the veil on the new version of its popular A4 ranges this week. Appearing in its current form for the 2017 model year, the Audi A4 receives its first mid-term changes and even though, at the time of writing, the information about the Canadian model has not been revealed, it is safe to believe that the new A4 will be here in the autumn of 2019, as a 2020 model, as is the case on the European market. Unless his arrival is delayed in the winter of 2020. We’ll see in a few months.
On the menu, the traditional rhinoplasty is worthy of mention, the grille is overlooked by this false air intake at the base of the hood. The optical blocks are also new bill, as the cutting of the bumper. It’s the same thing in the back with a renewed signature of the position lights and the bumper too. The division with four rings of course unveiled all variants of its European range, which includes, in addition to the sedan, the family A4 Avanti, not to mention the A4 All road and liveries S4 and S4 Avanti. Barring a turnaround, the North American market should continue with the A4 sedan, the S4 sedan and the A4 All road.
It is too early to know the specifications of power trains for our territory, but for our neighbors in the Old Continent, the three liveries equipped with gasoline engines come from office with a light hybrid system of 12 volts, which, according to according to the brand, reduce consumption by 0.3 liters per 100 km. Will the North American A4 be equipped with this technology when it comes to us? Audi has also unveiled its new S4 which, for the occasion, is flanked by a V6 turbo diesel engine on the European continent. But with the reputation of TDI engines in North America, the S4 sedan is guaranteed to keep its V6 turbocharged 354 horsepower.
Inside, the engineers reworked the MMI entertainment system housed inside this 10.1-inch wide screen, which would be easier to use, especially in terms of navigation. Consumers may have an attraction for utilities these days, but sedans such as the Audi A4 (let’s not forget the A4 All road in the equation) have largely helped to establish the builder in North America , especially in Canada where vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive are very popular. The future of the A4 range is therefore not threatened on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
An Audi e-torn GTR to replace the R8?
Like almost all divisions of the Volkswagen Group, the Audi manufacturer is turning towards electric propulsion, the arrival of the utility e-torn being only the beginning of the story. In the near future, several other fully electric vehicles will be available in the brand’s showrooms. This 180-degree turn has implications for the most exotic car in the range, the Audi R8. Indeed, the only variant to be equipped with an atmospheric V10 engine is threatened with extinction, not only because of its large engine capacity, but also because the concept has aged, and it is time to turn the page.
The good news is that senior management does not intend to leave this niche for the worlds best-off. The British magazine Car also says in a text published earlier this week that a replacement is in the development phase and it would be called Audi e-torn GTR. And for those who would worry about the performance aspect of this future silent racing car, know that this exotic future will be even faster to shoot down the 0-100 km / h, the publication that speculates on a time slightly over 2 seconds for reach top speed on most of our Canadian highways.
Car magazine says that its sources in Ingolstadt have already confirmed the presence of a trio of electric motors and a battery with a capacity of 95 kWh. The total power of the car would be 650 horsepower, while the range between refills would reach 300 miles (or 483 km). In authentic Audi dedicated to the performance, the wheel would be integral type. Finally, the magazine announces the arrival of this e-torn GTR by 2022, which coincides with the end of the cycle of the venerable R8.
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.
Most of the car companies produce 7 passenger SUVs in different size ranges. SUVs’ such as Fords Flex and Explorer, Jeeps Grand Cherokee, and Toyota’s Highlander are some of the smaller options of 7 passengers. When wishing to utilize that option in those vehicles, a third row seat option will have to be purchased. Since these are the smaller of this type of SUVs, they give about 13-14 mpg in the city and 19-20 on the highway.
Much larger options are also available in vehicles like Chevrolet’s Tahoe series, GMC’s Yukon series, and Toyota’s Sequoia. These vehicles all have 7 passenger seating, sometimes more, while providing plenty more extra space for luggage and bags. These larger vehicles are not quite as efficient, they average 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
Because of the impact of good gas mileage and emissions on the environment, as well as the higher cost of fuel, many companies are now making these vehicles available in hybrid models, significantly improving their gas mileage and making their purchase more practical for families
These vehicles come standard beginning at around $28,000 and just continue to go upwards from there depending on the model and the options purchased with the vehicle.
SUV (Sport Utility Vehicles) sales have sky-rocketed in the United States over the past few years. SUV’s accounted for 25 percent of all new-vehicle sales with over 22 million on the road. Because SUV’s are larger, and heavier than other cars, buyers often times overlook the safety issues concerning them. Unfortunately, SUV’s have the leading cause of rollover death on our highways. New statistics show that more than 12,000 people died last year in rollover accidents with SUV’s accounting for 62 percent.
In the US, SUV sales are rising and so are the problems that come along with them. Because SUV’s have a higher center of gravity, they are the most unstable and rollover-prone vehicles on the road today. Many SUV’s are designed to be driven off-road, however very few are equipped with proper equipment such as roll bars. In addition, only a few meet the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration roof safety standards.
If you or someone that you know has been the victim of an SUV rollover you should seek help immediately. An experienced accident lawyer can help you understand the complex legal system to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Don’t let legal time constraints impede or terminate your case before it happens. Contact a lawyer immediately!
- First and foremost, take a glance around any auto body repair shop before you commit to hiring them for your repairs. Is it well lit and clean?
- The next thing to consider is whether or not the auto body repair shop has up-to-date and modern equipment. Does their equipment look as though it’s in good condition and well cared for?
- If they allow it, ask someone to give you a tour of the facility or if you can browse around on your own. For reasons of safety, some auto body repair shops will not allow a tour but others may permit a brief one providing a technician is with you.
- While inside, take a brief scan of the area to see if there are any signs, plaques or other indication of the training that the auto body technicians have undergone.
Qualifications and training are extremely important when it comes to auto body repair. If the job is done well, repairs should help the car to look brand new again. Window replacement, painting, parts replacement and other work are some of the more visible repairs that are done following an accident. If your automobile is painted, you will want to look for any small paint bubbles that may remain after the work is done. In addition, you will want to make sure that the glass is placed securely back inside the car and will not rattle or shake, which would indicate the window is loose.