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Tool review: Innova 4400 coil and module tester
Engine sealing tips: How to avoid problems from annoying leaks to devastating damage
Brake pad copper content: Material will be phased out over a 15-year period
Fuel trim: How it works and how to make it work for you

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Audi weirdness

This bulletin applies to 2010 Audi R8 vehicles. The radio may turn on and off while driving, the clock in the radio sporadically may not work and the door locks may actuate while driving.

Exploring the shift

Some 2009-2010 Ford Explorer and Explorer Sport Trac vehicles equipped with the 4.0L engine and 5R55S transmission may exhibit a harsh downshift while coming to a stop.

To lock or unlock: That is the question

2010-2011 Infiniti vehicles equipped with power door locks can be set with the auto-lock and auto-unlock functions enabled or disabled. Some models may have additional functions that can only be changed with CONSULT.

Toyota oil leak

Some 2005-2007 Toyota Tundra vehicles equipped with the 1GR-FE engine may display a small oil leak located where the Bank 1 cylinder head, engine block and timing cover meet. Inspect this area for signs of the oil leak. Use an oil dye to confirm the source of the leak.

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Standard Motor Products releases financial results

Standard Motor Products Inc. has released its consolidated financial results for the three months and for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

New Monroe ride control catalog has 330 additional parts

Tenneco Inc. has released a new Monroe ride control master catalog (No. M-1114) featuring more than 330 additional parts offering combined coverage of millions of late-model domestic and foreign nameplate vehicles.

Bosch expands size offerings for Evolution wiper blades

Robert Bosch LLC is adding two blade lengths – 13-inch and 15-inch – to its Bosch Evolution wiper blades. The company also is releasing a new packaging design for the line.

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