There aren’t many cars today that sport the unique shape that defines the Chrysler “Public Transportation” Cruiser. Having a relatively short run of 9 years, the PT Cruiser gained a die-hard following of fans that love it for its hybrid looking design. To the surprise of many who see it, the vehicle is classified as a truck, based on a calculation of fuel economy, even though many assume it is labeled as a car due to its hatchback design.As an owner of an older model of a PT Cruiser, you may be running into problems concerning its cylinder head. If you notice things such as overheating, white smoke appearing when starting the vehicle, excessive oil consumption, low coolant levels, or poor fuel economy you may be in need of a cylinder head replacement.
2020 marks 35 years since the Hyundai Sonata was first introduced. That period is relatively not a very long history for a nameplate, yet the Hyundai Sonata’s impact on the automotive market is undeniably impressive, considering 7.3 million units sold worldwide. Despite being the youngest, Hyundai Sonata is a significant rival to other legends in the mid-sized sedan competition, namely Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Honda Accord. Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America said: “The Sonata has been a huge factor in Hyundai’s growth not only in the US but around the world”, referencing the fact that the Sonata accounted for 25% of the company’s total volume. Let’s take a look at Sonata’s full path to its position today.
When you have a broken cylinder head, options are either to buy a new one which is relatively expensive, rebuild, or get remanufactured cylinder head to replace it. Many car owners find the latter two choices rather attractive due to their low costs, but not all of them know exactly what they are. Rebuilt and remanufactured. These two terms are used interchangeably, sometimes so loosely which makes it so confusing. If you are one of those who wonder what is the difference between them and what you should expect when choosing one or another, this blog post is here to help.
Let’s take a look back at Caterpillar engine history. The CAT 3304 and 3306 remain two of the best engines Caterpillar ever designed and produced. While the former is an in-line, four-stroke-cycle engine that has a max brake horsepower of 95, a bore and stroke of 4.8 inches by 6.0 inches and a displacement of 425 cubic inches, the latter is a 10.5 L inline six-cylinder diesel or natural gas engine that produces horsepower ratings between 218 – 360 hp with turbo and injector performance upgrades. Both engines are known for their reliability due to uncomplicated designs, yet offer solutions in a wide range of construction applications.