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Crazy MSN Car tips!


I just love when editors try to write a story about car repairs. While I must admit that knowing the sounds your car makes can go a long way in keeping you safe, and saving money on repairs; there is some advice there that is just flat out wrong.

First off when a belt sounds like its going to break, or is slipping, it does require immediate attention as many times the water pump drives off that very same belt. The fist statement below seems to contradict the other.

YEEEEeeeeeaWAAAAaaaaccckkkk

We're talking about a staggeringly loud screeching sound, one that will cause a passerby to jump out of his or her skin, emanating from under your vehicle when you turn it on. This sound is typically attributed to belt slippage, the most likely culprit being the power-steering belt. Although revving the engine or turning the steering wheel can silence the madness, the screeching can be properly alleviated only by adjusting the belt tensioner and/or replacing the belt. The noise is a big annoyance and may speed the wear of your belts, but it is not a critical situation.

Then we have this statement on the next page,

Fu-whaaa, fu-whaaa, fu-whaaammmmpppp

A water pump that is on its way out makes a distinctive, hollow, rotational, oscillating sound. It is the harbinger of doom and should be addressed as soon as possible. If the pump fails, the engine can overheat, which opens the door to serious and costly repairs such as a blown head gasket or a warped cylinder head.

There is also another funny one in there about a Tick-Tick-Tick that in todays world is more often times than not a lifter, follower or worn cam lobe. Either way, an exhaust leak is not something that should be left, as the fumes can enter the cabin.

Check out the full article here-

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/listarticle.aspx?cp-documentid=1158585



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Well I guess the writer of that article could have less knowledge than those who would he like to address in tha article.

 

People think that nowadays others are very busy in other things that they don't have enough time on gaining knowledge about cars and auto parts so they write and write even unreal things about car and car maintenance.

 

I hope there are lots of people like you who could distinguish the real and unreal articles about cars. biggrin



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I am not sure if I am heading towards the right page or not.

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It's a hard knock life...



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