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How Does an Ignition Coil Work?

Power In Your vehicle’s ignition coil uses 12-volt power coming in from a wire that gets electricity from the battery and alternator. The coil is also grounded using a similar wire, going either to the block or the firewall or chassis. It is es...

Honda Accord Oxygen Sensor Problems

Oxygen sensor problems in Honda Accords are rare and relatively easy to resolve, compared with other issues. Sometimes, they can be fixed in minutes, though the particular placement of these sensors can at other times require a more thorough investig...

Raspberry PI 2 Cluster Case pt1

Once we have bunch of Raspberry PI 2s (RPI2 from now on) and an Apache Spark/Hadoop image file, there is one subtle issue we need to take care of; the case for cluster. Look at my cluster setup. White & black cables tangled up all around. It take...
by PocketCluster on Jul 7, 2015

Apache Spark 1.4.0 on Raspberry PI 2 Cluster

In the previous post, I’ve shown you a RPI2 cluster with Apache Spark 1.1.1 that has run for three months. Since Apache Spark 1.4.0 is out a few days ago, I’ve just upgraded the cluster. Apache Spark 1.4.0 comes with SparkR finally. R h...
by PocketCluster on Jun 19, 2015

CAR at PAR with BIKE: New lease of life for Economical Drive

First thing a youngster in a majority would think of owning a Car and having one such the list has too much of spoiled choices. From color to style, seating capacity to cubic power, dashy to classy look, list of add-on accessories just makes it even...
by Bharath Autos on Jun 19, 2015

How to Change the Oil on an E36 BMW 3 Series

Changing the oil on your E36 BMW 3 series by yourself will save you a lot of money, especially since the oil should be changed every 3 months or 3000 miles. It will also give you confidence in yourself, because you have now learned how to fix somethi...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jun 16, 2015

How to Change Oil on a BMW X5

Regular oil changes to your BMW X5 3.0i is the best way to ensure strong and long-lasting engine life. Forgetting to change your oil regularly may cause sludge to build up, reduce horsepower and damage your engine. For your BMW X5, you should change...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jun 16, 2015

How to Change the Oil on a Mercedes C230

Mercedes has created some great-looking vehicles and the C230 is no exception. With its luxury and styling, it is definitely the vehicle to be seen in. But in order to keep your Mercedes C230 running smoothly you need to schedule regular times to per...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jun 14, 2015

Torque Specifications for a 5.4 Liter Main Cap

The 2011 Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV offered by Ford. The Expedition was first introduced in 1997 to replace the Ford Bronco in response to the SUV craze of the 1990s. The versatile SUV is considered a luxury vehicle by many and became Ford...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jun 14, 2015

How do I Replace a Ford Festiva Head Gasket?

Whether you have a 1988 or 1996 Ford Festiva, replacing the head gasket in the automobile is a similar process. You will have to replace a head gasket for a number of reasons, including unclean bolts, damaged bolts, the wrong type of head gasket, or...
by Auto Service and Repair Review on Jun 14, 2015

How to Do a Tune-Up on a 2003 GMC Yukon SUV

The GMC division of General Motors introduced a two- and four-door line of sport utility vehicles to consumers in 1992. Prior to this lineup change, the GMC Jimmy was the large truck that shared similarities with Chevrolet’s Blazer. The Yukon,...

Timing Specs for a 440 Engine

Timing Specs for a 440 Engine Chrysler first introduced the 440 engine in 1966 in the Plymouth GTX street racing car. The 440 is one of Chrysler’s B and RB series of high performance engines that came out during the 1960s and 1970s. Timing Spec...

What Is the Correct Firing Order for a 1993 Kawasaki Ninja 600?

The 1993 Kawasaki ZX6 Ninja motorcycle has a 600 cc, in-line four-cylinder engine. Many motorcycle enthusiasts perform their own maintenance and repairs to their bikes. Knowing the firing order of the engine is necessary when changing spark plugs, ig...

How Long Do Ignition Coils for Cars Last?

How Long Do Ignition Coils for Cars Last? The ignition coil is the heart of an automotive spark ignition system, but is essentially just an electrical transformer. It consists of a primary coil made up of 100 to 150 turns of heavy copper wire and a s...

What If an Ignition Coil Has Low Secondary Resistance?

The ignition coil in an automotive engine is a transformer consisting of two coils, or windings, of insulated wire. Low-voltage current from the battery flows through the primary windings and is transformed into high-voltage current required by spark...

Apache Spark on Raspberry Pi 2

Apache Spark/Hadoop on Raspberry Pi 2… Read More Apache Spark on Raspberry Pi 2...
by PocketCluster on Jun 3, 2015

Mechanical Advance Vs. Vacuum Advance

Advancing the vehicle ignition timing ensures the spark plug ignites the combustion mixture at the best time for optimum engine efficiency and performance. Mechanical advance and vacuum advance both advance ignition timing, but vary in function and r...

Spark: le client email gratuit et intelligent pour iPhone et Apple Watch

Readdle, le développeur ukrainien à qui l’on doit d’excellentes apps telles que PDF Expert 5, Scanner Pro, Calendars 5 et Documents propose pour la toute première fois un client de messagerie email gratuit et multitâches sur iPhone e...
by Mac Aficionados on Jun 1, 2015

Rumor: Bajaj Avenger with 200cc engine in pipeline; launch by end-2015

Companies these days are trying to reduce costs as much as possible and the effect of this is pretty evident, especially in the automobile world. It takes hundreds of Crores of rupees worth investment to develop an all new product from scratch and ma...
by Bharath Autos on May 21, 2015

ALT-POSTR-SPOTLIGHT: AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

Okay, so this is my second-favorite werewolf movie of all time. The Howling holds the number one spot in my heart. But what the hell, still got some cool posters to show off. Enjoy. Oh, and beware the moon. Stick to the roads. Stay off the moors. Dri...
by Written in Blood on May 18, 2015


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