- 1996-2002 Audi A4 1.8t Turbocharger Problems
The Audi A4 had the distinction of being the first vehicle from the Volkswagen Group to be powered by the now legendary 1.8 liter 20 valve turbocharged engine which has gone on to be used in nearly every model line from each of Volkswagen’s major brands. If you think about it, there probably isn’t a day that goes by where you don’t see a car powered by one of these engines. In fact, Volkswagen is still producing it to this day while it continues to provide motive power in all of their brands as well as their industrial offerings. There’s even a version that is used in the FIA Formula Two Championship capable of 450hp!
- 2007-2012 Dodge Ram 6.7L Cummins Turbocharger Problems
Halfway through the 2007 model year, Dodge replaced the venerable 5.9 24v Cummins diesel with a new 6.7 liter model, in order to keep up with the ever-increasing competition from Ford and GM. In addition to a massive power increase, this also brought the Ram up to emissions standards not scheduled to go into effect until 2010, three years later than it was released. With small updates, this engine is still in production in Ram heavy-duty pickups today.
- The 2016 Honda Civic 1.5 Liter Turbo: Next-Generation Advancement or Four-Wheeled Rolling Grenade?
The 2016 Honda Civic Turbo represents a major change for an established platform. This is the first Civic ever offered in factory trim that also features a boosted engine of any kind. Previous versions of turbocharged or supercharged Civics were only achieved through the aftermarket or Honda’s race teams. This is, in fact, only the second try Honda has made at equipping a production model with a turbocharger, the first being the Acura RDX (more on that from the perspective of a parts professional later). Being only their second attempt, the stats aren’t unimpressive: 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque and 15.3 second quarter mile out of a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine
- Critical flaws in otherwise reliable cars
Here at BuyAutoParts.com we've heard all the horror stories when it comes to major flaws in vehicles. We are commonly contacted by our customers for our expertise and for help getting their replacement part when they need it most. The vehicles on this list were generally great cars, except for their one major flaw. Unfortunately for anyone who encountered the respective flaw in these vehicles, it likely ruined the car for them...
- How to Replace Your Struts
Strut failure rarely happens all at once; you usually have some miles to figure out what’s wrong. But you have to pay attention!
- Is it Time to Change Your Diesel Fuel Injection Pump?
- 4 Common Diesel Fuel Injection Pump Problems
Fuel injection pump performance is closely tied to engine performance. If your vehicle has a fuel delivery issue, it will literally starve to death. Fuel injection problems, therefore, are one of the most pressing engine issues to deal with.
- Valentine's Day Gifts for Car Lovers
With Valentine’s Day approaching faster than that 4-way stop right up the road, we thought why not combine the best of both worlds? Love, cars and Valentine’s Day, a match made in heaven!
- 4 Common Power Steering Problems – And How to Fix Them
The highest-rated tires, latest engine upgrades and high-performance auto accessories mean nothing without proper, safe steering. Your car’s power steering is the one sub-system of your automobile that you’re quite literally always in touch with.
- Why Are Superchargers So Expensive? Find Affordable Superchargers at BuyAutoParts.com
Superchargers are one of the best ways to increase your engine’s horsepower and performance. Unlike turbochargers, which are powered by exhaust gases, superchargers are driven directly by the engine. That’s one reason superchargers tend to be more expensive than turbochargers.