When an underground river surfaces in a dry region devoid of water sources on the surface it is a very welcome thing. It is then that one realizes that looks can be deceptive and there are hidden resources which can be tapped. And just as all the rain water does not become visible to us as ponds, lakes and rivers, all the power generated by your car’s engine also does not show up to propel the car forward. Some of it is hidden and needs to be tapped otherwise it ends up doing a wasteful task.
Finally, you need to check the engine compartment. You need to check the fluid levels. If the oil is dark colored it should be changed. If the automatic transmission fluid is not bright red the transmission is likely in bad shape. A major expense and not worth the time and trouble.
Efficiency controls both horsepower and MPG. Efficiency is increased with a longer burn time, A.K.A. flame propagation, in the cylinder. Water vapor injection slows the burn time the same as paying a higher price for higher octane at the gas pump.
That was when my service tech told me the deal. He said I had overfilled the oil tank and that this was a real bad idea. He asked me if I had noticed any problems driving the car. Actually I’d noticed that when trying to accelerate I had lost some of my get up and go. He said that my crankshaft could have been affected. He also said that if I ever need to add oil, I should always check the dipstick to see where the levels are. Just adding oil to an already full oil tank could do all sorts of bad things, flood the air intake, begin ‘burning’ and really cost damage to my catalytic converter recycle.
If we look at the last forty years, we find when fuel prices went up, people traded in their cars for models that got better mileage. When fuel went down, even though it never went back down to what it had been, people traded their small car for a big car. Fuel prices have run in tandem with trade ins and new car purchases, or vice versa depending on where you’re looking from. When a large percentage of the cars that had been bought during the last rise, or drop, in fuel prices were close to be paid for, the price of fuel would go the other way…up if it had previously gone down or down if it had previously gone up. Advertising and the salesman’s pitch always work in conjunction with what the buyer wants to hear and believe.
Understeer – When the cars steering under performs – not quite getting to the steering degree/curve you intended. You want to go hard left and the car only slightly goes left… that’s understeer.
Make sure that your tires are inflated to the correct pressure. Under inflation by 7psi will waste half a gallon of fuel in every tank. Inflating to the vehicle manufacturer’s guidelines -which are based on cold tires, so use the petrol station nearest your start point to avoid your tyres warming up and being inflated to the incorrect psi.
Once you have removed the bolts, take off all the pieces from the hangers and place them out away from the car. All pipes should be taken out from the vehicle now, and you will be prepared to start changing the old part with a new one. You should remove the hangers and install them with a new, sturdier aftermarket car part.