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Watching Your Check Engine Light

Sunday 29 December 2019

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Minneapolis, MN, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Minneapolis area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact, for the last decade or so, auto computers have been controlling about 85 percent of your vehicle's functions.Cars have sensors for manifold air temperature, coolant temperature, manifold air pressure... read more

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Sunday 07 May 2017

Have you ever had an experience like this in Minneapolis, MN? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays on. By the next day, the light is off.You wonder; "What was going on?" Well, it's actually a good lesson in how the Check Engine light works.Your air intake system has a sensor that measures how much... read more

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