Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 24, 1974 · Page 24
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 24

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 24, 1974
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Z--Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thursday, Oclober M, Clinics Strive To Improve Gas Economy Clinics featuring the latest service techniques to improve gasoline economy and reduce 2 i r pollution are being presented to. auto repairmen throughout the nation. Both fuel consumption and exhaust emission l e v e l s are related to engine condition. Tests show how tune-up both improves gasoline mileage anil reduces emissions. Newly-tuned engines save an average 8.2 per cent in fuel compared to engines that haven't been tuned in more than 10.000 miles. In extreme cases, where engines were badly neglected, a tune-up cut fuel consumption by 20 to 35 per cent. An average reduction of nearly 50 per cent in hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions, at idle, was recorded after tune up. In addition, 40 per cent of the cars tested would have failed existing emissions standards before tune-up. After needed engine adjustments, failures fell to 3.3 per cent. WASTEFUL Three out of every five motorists in this country are wasting gasoline and emitting excessive pollutants because of engine neglect. Such neglect can waste up to six gallons of gasoline per 20 gallon tankful. In addition, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions can be more than doubled when engines are not running properly. Engine tune-up can save significant amounts of fuel and help clean up the air. A leading U.S. government energy official said untuned engines are wasting 140,000 barrels of gasoline per clay. Estimates based on a survey indicate 42,01)0,000 U.S. cars are e m i t t i n g excess pollutants Power Steering Maintenance Not Complicated because they are nol in proper tune. Working from a specially- equipped mobile training van, engineers can demonstrate most conditions that cause trouble in automotive ignition systems. Heart of the unit is a multi-Fuel, single-cylinder engine equipped with a dynamometer. This unit can simulate almost any highway driving situation. MEASURES EXHAUST The van also houses special instrumentation including measuring devices for exhaust emissions. Special emphasis is placed on the effects pt worn spark plugs, engine adjustments and the need for regularly scheduled maintenance conserving gasoline and combatting pollution. Typical engine malfunctions that waste gas and cause excessive carbon monoxide include faulty carburetor, sticking choke, wrong idle setting, dirty air cleaner and related defects. These malfunctions contribute to a poor air-fuel mixture. High hydrocarbon readings and excessive fuel use generally result from engine misfire and incomplete combustion of fuel. Common causes include weak ignition systems, worn out or fouled spark plugs, .improper timing, worn points or coi- densers, bad wires or poor compression due to engine in need of mechanical repair. Since they were inaugurated in 1971. more than 3,500 tune-up, clinics have been conducted in the U.S. attended by over 150,000. . If your favorite service mechanic tells you that you need a universal joint he's not inviting you to invest in a bar near the United Nations building. He's telling you that a critical part of your car's drive shaft needs replacement. There are a number of common automobile service terms that could be confusing, if you don't talk the language. The American Petroleum Institute provides a short dictionary of those terms. BAD SHOCKS (Your mother- in law is coming) -- Shock absorbers improve the riding comfort by softening the impact of bumps in the road. For safety, shocks should be checked for tlamage wear or fluid leaks. KING PINS -- (Royal brooches) -- Not really. They're metal rods which allow your front wheels to pivot when you make a turn. If they're worn, get them fixed; it's dangerous. FRONT END WOBBLE -- (A . go go dancer) Wrong again -It's a vibration caused by worn parts of the steering mechanism, wheels that are out of line from hitting bumps, or worn king pine . . .and it should be corrected immediately. WORN SHOES -- (Hippie sandals) It's brake shoes they're talking about. When you step on the brake pedal the shoes are hydraulically forced against the brake drums, causing the car to slow down. Improperly adjusted shoes may cause premature wear and damage to the brake drum. FILTER --- (The end of a cigarette) -- There are three Bud's Auto Parts Specializing in Foreign Cars CHECK ON PRICES ON VW'S New Parts For All Makes and Models BATTERIES BOSCH PARTS SPARK PLUGS We Now Stock Toyota and Datsun Starters and Alternators BOSCH and LUCAS ELECTRICAL PARTS 521-1587 MIDWAY WRECKER SERVICE 4 WRECKERS LOCAL or LONG DISTANCE 442-5381 filters on the car. One helps keep dirt out o[ the air entering the carburetor, another purifies the oil circulating in the crankcase, and a third traps sedi- pient from the gasoline before it enters your carburetor. These filters need periodic cleaning or changing. CATALYTIC MUFFLER -(An exotic fur neckpiece) -N o p e . Catalytic mufflers are pollution control devices currently designed to reduce c e r t a i n exhaust emissions. B a s i c a l l y , they chemically DIRTY LIFTERS -- (Sneaky thieves) -- When sludge accumulates on the valve lifters, the valves can't do their job, and grit and other contaminants get into the finely machined parts of the engine, ' causing wear. A clogged all line may be the culprit. Richard Mayes Auto Svc. 1641 N. LEVERETT FAYETTEVILLE 443-4346 COMPLETE AUTO SERVICE TUNE-UPS-AUTO ELECTRIC SERVICE ALTERNATOR- STARTER SERVICE-WRECKER SERVICE-EXHAUST SYSTEMS-SHOCKS BRAKES-TRANSMISSIONS-COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE I! No Answer call Springdale 751-1200 or Mobile Phone .112-5300 We Are Proud To Be The Only Distributors of CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS JUMBO MOTOR SUPPLY CO. 501 W. Emma Ave. 751-4595 Springdale, Arkansas Parfs Headquarters for Auto and Truck Parts, Supplies and Equipment

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