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K03 vs K04 Turbo for the Audi & Volkswagen 1.8T

What’s the last time you saw an Audi on the road older than a first-generation A4? The B5-chassis A4 was a turning point for the brand, and it’s probably the reason Audi is still around today. It was also the first vehicle to use the 20v 1.8T engine, which soon found its way to the…
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How to Add Power Steering to Your Classic Car

Adding power steering is a very popular modification for older vehicles, most notably old trucks or muscle cars. These vehicles usually have large V8 engines that put a lot of weight over the front wheels, and the trucks often have large, heavy off-road tires that further exacerbate the problem. Power steering reduces the amount of…
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Replacement AC Clutch vs AC Compressor

BuyAutoParts has a quality replacement AC compressor and clutch assembly for nearly every vehicle on the road. We frequently get questions asking about ordering just the compressor or A/C clutch on their own, because only one of them was diagnosed as needing replacement. The entire auto repair industry is moving away from that practice for…
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How to Identify Your Duramax Diesel Engine Code

For the 2001 model year, General Motors finally replaced the Detroit Diesel 6.2L and 6.5L turbodiesel V8’s they had been using for 20 years, with a new 6.6L V8 developed in-house with Isuzu’s heavy truck division. The new engine was much more powerful than before, being developed from the beginning for turbocharging, and using Bosch…
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Choosing the Right Catalytic Converter

The catalytic converter is a very important emissions control component installed in your vehicle's exhaust system. The unit works by passing exhaust gasses through a fine grid of catalyzing material to create a chemical reaction that reduces harmful emissions. Through this process, toxic gasses like nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and any unburnt hydrocarbons are converted…
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3 Quick Tips for Buying the Most Affordable Auto Parts

Whenever you purchase auto parts, does it seem like your budget’s already taken a huge hit? Do you cringe whenever you leave the auto parts store with a water pump, alternator, exhaust pipe or other components? Has the dreaded “labor” part of the mechanic’s bill taken a backseat to your parts expenses? It’s time you…
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How to Save Money at the Mechanic’s with Affordable Car Parts

If you’re not planning to do it yourself for your next car repair, you can still save money at your mechanic’s shop. Is this really possible? Yep, it’s true. While labor costs usually contain the bulk of your mechanic’s bill, there are “padded costs” within the parts & components breakdown. And while this upcharge may…
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How Automotive AC Works

It’s funny how some of us take our car’s air conditioning for granted. When it’s hot outside, we just click the “AC” button and turn the fan setting to “MAX” – without ever giving it a second thought. The Evaporator, AC Condenser and everything else do their jobs, and everything’s OK. The only time we…
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The Ultimate Turbocharger Diagram

Turbochargers are one of the most complex components of an automobile. Much mystery surrounds the turbocharger. It's somewhat of a “mechanical monster” to most people - even those folks that actually own a turbocharged engine. And that's somewhat surprising; after all, turbochargers are pretty slick pieces of machinery. They do totally cool things to an…
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Common Car Air Conditioning System Problems and How to Fix Them

It’s 90 degrees outside. Things are really heating up. It’s an inferno out there. Now is not the time to experience car A/C issues. When you hit that little “A/C” button on the dashboard, you expect the cold air, and quick. When warm air arrives instead…well, it’s time to hit the “panic” button, right? Not…
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