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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

Pampers Creating ‘Smart’ Diaper
07/20/2019 in the Technical Theory Forum
And you thought today\'s vehicles were complicated.
Trailer tire balancing
07/19/2019 in the Technical Theory Forum
Around here, nobody balances trailer tires, and nobody can tell me why. I understand their is nobody 'back there ' to complain, but what about abnormal tire wear and vibrations that could affect cargo?
The Whole Vehicle
07/15/2019 in the Technical Theory Forum
I've had some ideas over the years concerning our methods to automotive repairs from a diagnostic approach. Times were you had separate systems, now days it's all interconnected, all module scans are recommended because one system can affect the other. I ...
Volumetric Efficiency
07/14/2019 in the Technical Theory Forum
Can anyone provide some good read links on VE? I have begun playing with ATG’s calculator but I’d like to further understand, interpret, and determine desired efficiency for questionable vehicles. Thanks in advanced, -Alex.
Phenolic Vs Steel Caliper Pistons
07/09/2019 in the Technical Theory Forum
Is there any real world advantage to phenolic caliper pistons? I know that they are cheaper to manufacture, lighter and supposedly transfer less heat. In the real world it seems like they are less durable and more prone to cracking. Is there any real...

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