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  1. Multi-AIR failures explained:

    South Africa
    I just thought I'd have a look at how the multi-AIR system works and it is quite interesting: Here is a of the valve control system on the inlet end of the multi-AIR system. The engine is basically a 16V SOHC unit with the exhaust valves running directly off the camshaft as normal and the inlet...
  2. Inline 5 cylinder explained.

    General Motoring Discussion
    An explanation of the five cylinder engine for you 2.4 guys by Jason.
  3. IT Support explained

    The Technology Section
    This is spot on
  4. Coolant & Antifreeze Explained

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Coolant and antifreeze is a topic we are asked about on a regular basis, and often causes confusion; types, colours, service life etc. Perhaps the most frequent cause of confusion is what the difference between anti-freeze or coolant is. Basically, they’re the same product (although the term...
  5. Brake Fluid explained

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Brake fluid... Bit of a mystery topic! To help dispel some myths and for some good solid general info on the mysterious world of brake fluids I decided to contact Millers Oils up in West Yorkshire. Their Technical Director, Martyn Mann was on hand to give us some useful info… below is...
  6. MiTo suspension explained by bloke who devised it

    Alfa MiTo
    Found this in Evo, they reviewed the Multiair in the same piece, but I found this interesting on the suspension side of it... Alfa's master of suspense Drive a recent Alfa Romeo, Fiat or Lancia and you will feel the hand of Philippe Krieff, suspension supremo. He is charged not only with...
  7. PCD and Offset explained

    South Africa
    Came across this information.I saved in it on pc for future use but I thought it might be useful to someone. _________________________________________________________________________ Introduction PCD The term PCD stands for (pitch circle diameter) and is the diameter of a circle drawn...
  8. Snow Foam and Lances Explained

    Car Detailing
    Snow Foam, is used as a pre wash to loosen dirt and draw larger particles away from the surface of the paint, after dwelling for 5 -10 mins it leaves the car almost clean, in turn making the wash process easier and safer for your paint. Types of snow foam, ****** Commercial Link Removed...
  9. Selespeed calibrations explained

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all So, I'm due for a calibration but just for my own curiosity are one of the wiser members able to explain the different calibration procedures and their effects? I.e. End of line calibration/clutch pushrod adjustment/final clutch calibration/etc
  10. Un explained black smoke

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 2.4 jtd is kicking out black smoke what seems to be on the over run , unplugging the MAF sensor gets rid of the problem so i changed it for a gen MAF sensor but this didnt work any ideas?:confused: Also while accelerating theres blips in power, cuts out and in, in a split second.
  11. Honda VTEC explained

    Motoring Images
    well, I know you all wonder about the truth behind Honda's "Variable valve Timing and Electronic lift Control" Well... now it's here.....
  12. Tuning & Re-MAPing Technical Info Explained

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hello all. Many of you techeads I am sure will be aware of this information but for everyone else like me who is looking to make an informed decision about Chip Tuning or ReMAPing here is the ultimate explanation. Enjoy.
  13. Oil specs explained

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    This post may seem like going back to basics but we are constantly surprised by the amount of people who do not know or understand what is written on a bottle of oil and therefore have no idea of what they are looking for, buying or using. This post should help as a basic guide, for more...
  14. Fuse Box Explained

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I had a problem with my rear window heater, (i still have, but now i am confident i will repair it :) ) and found there is not definite resource for fuse box explanation, and since i do not have the owners manual (and it is hard to buy anything from the net in my country) i was thinking on...
  15. Oil labelling explained

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What’s written on your oil bottle and what does it mean. This post may seem like going back to basics but I am constantly surprised by the amount of people who do not know or understand what is written on a bottle of oil and therefore no idea of what they are buying/using. To be blunt about...
  16. Your insurance costs explained, almost.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Came across this on a Mazda Forum (It was an accident!). This is the full post. Sorry AO site admins about the length of post. "I while ago I 'acquired' a handbook from an insurance company on how they work out the risk of your postcode. Starred items refer to motorbike ownership so please...