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Automotive Technical Theory Forum

Professional automotive forum for discussion of the theory of operation for any automotive system or component. Discussions include electrical and electronic theory, engine propulsion theory, fuel system theory, ignition systems theory, and much more. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Technical Theory Forum

Blue Gas
01/09/2020 in the Technical Theory Forum
Has anybody here heard of "Blue Gas" as a fuel source? I was forwarded an article regarding it and I have not heard of it nor am I able to find information about it. Below in quotations, is an excerpt from the article written by a Nick Hodge in today's We...
Engine After-run Diagnostics and Functions
12/17/2019 in the Technical Theory Forum
A long long time ago I had a vehicle whose ECM was not getting any power at key on. The (87) relays were not energizing. The working theory at the time was that the ignition switch either sends a ground or a CAN message to the fuse box and the fuse box cl...
Internet Connected Vehicles
12/13/2019 in the Technical Theory Forum
For those of you who see and service the newest connected vehicles with internet on board, I am curious how the system is connected and how the system is configured into the vehicle, along with what type of service the system can provide. Does the custome...
12/13/2019 in the Technical Theory Forum
if you have a 800 cca battery with 110 reserve capacity and a .045 amp draw. How long should it last? is .045 to high? thanks Mark.
The value of using old fashion vacuum and pressure gauges
12/06/2019 in the Technical Theory Forum
I have diagnosed (and fixed) a problem vehicle that has been to many other w/shops in town using nothing more than good old fashion pressure and vacuum gauges secured under the wiper arm for a bird's view and a scanner. The scanner was handy but not essen...

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