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This Winter, Don’t Get Your Car Stuck Before It Gets Started
Notes From The Road
Removing Rust and Paint
By Harold Pace/autoMedia.com
Sandblasting or Chemical Dipping - Which is Better?
Before you can begin restoring an older vehicle, you’ll need to strip off all the old layers of paint and rust from the body and frame. Sure, you can grind away with wire brushes and sandpaper, but these methods take forever and make a huge mess. Better options consist of either dipping or blasting.
How to Diagnose and Isolate a Rear Axle Noise Problem -
Noise and clatter from the rear axle of a car or light truck isn't the norm. If you hear strange sounds emanating from the back end of your vehicle, it really is something to be concerned with. On a brighter note, plenty of noise you first think is coming from the rear axle assembly can actually be attributed to other causes. Even better, the majority of problems that actually originate inside the rear end can be diagnosed by listening to the sounds while driving. There is a caveat: When turning your attention to rear axle noise and isolating the problem, use an open stretch of road with no traffic.
“After driving nearly 18,000 kilometers, on a 1.3-liter engine, it’s pretty clear we made the right call to use Mobil 1,” said adventure driver Scott Brady after completing the Mongol Rally. See how this exciting adventure that took them halfway around the world in a Suzuki Jimny relied on Mobil 1.
We receive many questions about zinc levels in today's motor oils from the owners of racing or high-performance vehicles. See our answer to this question in our regular feature, Ask Mobil, and a table for comparing the phosphorous levels in Mobil 1.