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All The Different Types Of Belts In A Typical Engine

Belts are simple parts, but they play an important role in the operation of the engine. To put it simply, a belt powers a part (or a set of parts) within the engine. Your engine has several belts. The number of belts your engine has depends on: Your engine’s age The design of the engine […]

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Major Innovations In Fuel Pump Design Since 1900

Cars have been using fuel pumps for about a century now. The fuel pump has evolved quite a bit over the years. Here’s an overview of how the fuel pump came to be the useful part we all know today. 1900-1920s: Fuel Was Supplied To The Engine Via Gravity The fuel pump didn’t come into […]

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Common Coolant Additives, And How They Can Damage Your Engine

Throughout history, many things have been switched from organic to inorganic materials. When it comes to coolant, the opposite is true. Older vehicles used inorganic coolant, but that meant the coolant needed frequent replacements. Since frequent replacements increased maintenance and ownership costs, automakers switched to organic coolants. Modern coolants contain three main ingredients: Water Antifreeze […]

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Inorganic vs Organic Coolant – What’s The Difference?

In general, there are 2 different kinds of coolant: inorganic and organic. What’s the difference between these types of coolants? Which one is right for your car? Read on to find out. What Is Inorganic Coolant? If you were around last century, you may remember that bright green was the color for coolant. Green coolant […]

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New Timing Belt Already Squeaking? Here’s What You Should Check

Did you just install a new timing belt, and it’s already making a squeaking noise? Since a timing belt has teeth, it can’t slip. Something else is the problem. This troubleshooting guide will help you pinpoint the cause of the noise. Ruling Out The Timing Belt Tensioner And The Idler Pulleys Sometimes the noise isn’t […]

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5 Tips For Reducing Water Pump Repair Comebacks

Nobody on earth likes comebacks. A comeback is a lose-lose situation because: Customers don’t want to go through the hassle of bringing their car back to the shop Shop managers are reluctant to deal with upset customers Technicians don’t like to redo the work on a vehicle The tech and the shop lose revenue Unfortunately, […]

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Water Pumps 101 – What You Need To Know

As an extension of GMB’s commitment to high-quality water pumps, we have produced a variety of content for DIYers, installers, and service advisors to reference and share with customers as needed. It’s our hope that these materials give you a better understanding of the GMB water pumps you’re working with and can help you troubleshoot more […]

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