Monthly Archives: April 2001

First Drive: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX

Media test the 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX at PMG Tevchnologies proving grounds in Blaineville, Quebec, April 26, 2001. Click image to enlarge Words and photos by Grant Yoxon Turbocharged 2.0 litre turns up the power It’s been the talk of … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Porsche 911 Targa and Carrera 4S

2002 Porsche Carrera 4S. Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Greg Wilson The 2002 Porsche 911 Targa and 911 Carrera 4S are the second and third new models from Porsche for the 2002 model year – they follow … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: GM’s Vortec 4200 Inline six-cylinder engine

by Jim Kerr Bringing a new automotive engine to the marketplace is horrendously expensive. By the time all the tooling set-ups, durability testing, and emissions certifications have been done, the costs can exceed a billion dollars! It can also be … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Tips on selling your vehicle

by Jim Kerr Take a quick glance at the classified advertisements in any newspaper and you will find hundreds of vehicles for sale. Many of these vehicles are being sold by private owners. If you are considering selling your vehicle, … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: New vs. Old – Which is more reliable?

By Jim Kerr Are modern vehicles more or less reliable than those manufactured decades ago? Many drivers remember the simplicity of automobiles in the 1950’s and 60’s. A peek under the hood of a car built in the 1990’s leaves … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Fuel Injector Cleaning

by Jim Kerr I get a lot or questions from car owners about their vehicles. Many of these questions are related to “driveability”. Driveability is the automotive industry’s term to identify any problems that have to do with engine performance. … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Best New Technology Awards Contender – Quaker State Higher Mileage Engine oil

by Jim Kerr This year, at the Automobile Journalist’s Association of Canada (AJAC) annual Car of the Year testing, the panel judging new technology welcomed a new participant for AJAC’s Best New Technology Award. Pennzoil-Quaker State introduced Quaker State’s engine … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Limited Slip Differentials

by Jim Kerr Putting the power to the ground is always a challenge for drivers stuck in a snow bank, climbing a loose and slippery hill, or just trying for maximum performance from their high-powered sports vehicle. A limited slip … Continue reading

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Sharing the road – with trucks

by Craig M. Lee image courtesy Ontario Trucking Association Don Mason is a “roadeo” champion, as in truck roadeos, those skills competitions for professional drivers. In his 21-year career driving for Loblaws Companies East (formerly National Grocers), Don has seen … Continue reading

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