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  • Blog Post: Chilton Releases Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Factory Service Information for Cars, SUVs, Vans, & Trucks - 2006-2010 Model Years

    Announcing ChiltonDIY factory service information specified by Jeep, Chrysler, & Dodge. What's included in this release: Dodge, Jeep, & Chrysler models 2006 , 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 model years Key data in this release: Comprehensive factory diagnostic and service...
  • Blog Post: Chilton releases Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Fiat & SRT service information for 2011-2015 cars, SUVs, vans, & trucks

    Announcing Chilton's release of service information specified by Chrysler. What's included in this release: Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat & SRT models 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 model years Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and Recalls Diagnostics Scheduled Maintenance...
  • Blog Post: Air Pump Ailments – Secondary Air Injection Systems

    Spark-ignition engines produce the largest amount of pollution during a cold start. Until the engine and the catalytic converter reach operating temperature, more fuel is needed, producing larger quantities of carbon monoxide and unburnt hydrocarbons. Air injection reaction systems reduce pollution...
  • Blog Post: How to Repair Your Ornithopter

    How to Repair Your Ornithopter - Chilton and the 50th Anniversary of Frank Herbert’s Dune Story by Ryan Lee Price In an era when character development and plot structure took a backseat to technological ideas and dystopian/utopian predictions, Frank Herbert deliberately suppressed technology...
  • Blog Post: Do All Modern Sedans Look the Same?

    Have you ever walked out of the store to a sea of clones in the parking lot, wondering why your Toyota Camry looks like a Honda Accord, which looks like a Nissan Altima, which looks like an Audi A4? If you remember the good old days of being able to spot the difference between a Chevy and a Ford at...
  • Blog Post: Do All Modern Sedans Look the Same?

    Have you ever walked out of the store to a sea of clones in the parking lot, wondering why your Toyota Camry looks like a Honda Accord, which looks like a Nissan Altima, which looks like an Audi A4? If you remember the good old days of being able to spot the difference between a Chevy and a Ford at...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Rust: Some Chemistry and Solutions

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price Left unchecked and in constant contact with oxygen and moisture, rust will eventually convert all available iron into… more rust. Life On Earth Thanks to ... Rust? Approximately 4.6 billion years ago, when the solar system birthed, hydrogen...
  • Blog Post: Which Antifreeze is Right for Your Vehicle?

    By Jim Marotta Back in the day, no matter which brand you chose, antifreeze was green. The glycol-based formula contained silicates as corrosion inhibitors. You mixed the antifreeze 50/50 with water and poured it in the radiator. As the engine operated, the antifreeze performed its primary...
  • Blog Post: A Quick and Easy Way to Bleed a Brake System

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price One of the most important steps in making the brakes safe and reliable for everyday use is to properly bleed the system. The concept behind bleeding a brake system is to remove any air bubbles left in the lines. It is essential to bleed the brakes before operating...
  • Blog Post: A History of the Invisible Wall: Pursuit of Aerodynamics, Part 2, Going Mainstream

    By Ryan Lee Price Aerodynamics was great for racecars, airplanes and boats, but through the 1910s and 20s, car design was still function over form. Production car designers drew the square-shaped car built on a carriage chassis with foot boards, sunshades on the exterior of the windshields...
  • Blog Post: Riding on Air: How Tire Pressure Affects Your Car's Performance

    By Ryan Lee Price Having a portable air compressor handy is the best way to make sure your tires maintain their proper inflation. (Photo by Ryan Lee Price) What supports the weight of your car as you amble down the road? If you said tires, you’re wrong. Technically, the air inside...