Vans are more valuable to many of us than cars – they carry tools, stock and us as workers to and from work. So how do you protect this valuable resource? Here are some quick ideas.
Once you have determined the best choice have an oil change. Many mechanics recommend switching from 10W30 to 5W30 during freezing weather. The lower viscosity of the lubricant allows it to flow more quickly at very low temperatures. In addition to changing the weight you use consider using high quality lubricant if you don’t already. Many companies make a lubricant specific for winter or cold climates and it will reduce damage to the engine when it is started on freezing days.
It is not absolutely required, but it is a good idea. The factory by-pass valve is prone to failure, and an aftermarket BOV is probably a wise investment for preventing turbo damaging compressor surge. And it sounds cool too. However, it must be noted that if you still have the factory mass-air flow sensor, a blow-off valve, which is vented to the atmosphere, may cause stumbling between shifts.
ADDITIVES – Also sadly, we are told by ‘authorities’ that some of the many gasoline additives are in the mix to increase performance; but because of its current overly-complex molecular structure, the real built-in function of the gasoline formula is to slow down the combustion so that only so much is actually consumed in the cylinder, and the liquid balance goes to the catalytic converter recycler. As a further insult, the additives are also there to clog and prevent the use of the Pogue-style carburetors, designed to get 200-300 mpg.
I have bought and sold thousands of junk cars, and just to be honest about it, several of the cars I have bought, were not “junk cars” at all. The owner simply wanted to get rid of the car, so to the owner it was a junk car, however for me buying it, definitely NOT a junk car! On many occasions I have immediately sold the car for somewhere between 2-3 times what I had paid for it in mere minutes of the transaction.
One simple solution exists. This solution is one of these that only the little man could have come up with. They found that water contains a fuel that can run any vehicle. Consider what this concept means to the world. Water contains hydrogen and oxygen at the same time. If you can split the hydrogen away from the oxygen in the water, you can use it to produce the combustion to run a regular car engine. It does not split the atoms directly but alters the water into a burnable gas mixture. One of these gases is called HHO and the other is known as Brown Gas. The average person can effectively use these as they are the same thing. You can do some research on Google and find out the same information.
I hope none of my readers experience this. If do, shop around before running to the auto dealer or the first repair shop. I would also weigh my options before filing an insurance claim. Shop around. Thanks for reading.