The most basic way to deal with rust is mechanically. It takes a little elbow grease, but there are Eastwood tools available to make this job as easy as possible. There are three ways to approach rust mechanically. Cut & Weld, Abrasives, and Blasting.

How-To: Fabricating Door Skin Patch Panel using Metal Fab Tools – Ultimate Guide!

So, one of the most sure-fire ways to eliminate rust is to totally remove the affected area and replace it with a brand new panel. This will ensure the rust cannot spread. Also, your panel will be stronger than before when properly repaired in this manner.

Abrasives: Matts Frame
How to Prep & Paint an Old Rusty Frame with Rust Encapsulator PLUS & Chassis Black – Eastwood

Now, you cannot cut and replace all of your rust. Take this frame, for instance, I’d highly recommend against cutting and welding a frame. In

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A faulty cooling system is one of the major causes of engine failure. That’s because your engine can frequently overheat when one or more components of your cooling system go bad. One of the most crucial parts of your engine’s cooling system is the radiator fan.

If your vehicle’s radiator fan is faulty, don’t think twice about replacing it. Read on to find out how much a radiator fan replacement costs, how much its labor cost can amount to, and more.

How Much Is a Radiator Fan?

You can usually get a radiator fan or cooling fan assembly for around $50 to $500. Some assemblies are priced higher depending on their inclusions. The fans’ design type and recommended use (OE or performance replacement) can also affect their pricing.

car radiator fan clear view
You can usually get a radiator fan or cooling fan assembly for around $50 to $500.

Labor costs

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While gas prices have largely fallen across the country, Californians are still paying an average of $6.28 per gallon as of this writing. Politicians in the state have noted the discrepancy and laid the blame squarely on oil companies. Now, gas refiner and marketer Valero Energy Corp. has responded directly and called the state’s policies out in return.

California Governor Gavin Newsom posted a video on Twitter back on September 30th where he called out gas companies. “Oil companies are ripping you off. Their record profits are coming at your expense at the pump,” the Tweet said. He then called for a new tax on oil companies and promised to return the cash to Californians.

Just a few days later on October 5th, California Energy Commission chair David Hochschild sent a letter to oil executives asking why there’s been a spike in gas prices despite a decrease in crude oil

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2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i

2022 BMW X3 xDrive30i in Brooklyn Grey (a $550 color option)

2015 Audi Q52022 BMW X3 xDrive30i

Class: Premium Compact Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 191

CG Report Card
Room and Comfort B-
Power and Performance B+
Fit and Finish A
Fuel Economy B-
Value B
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy B+
Tall Guy A
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Engine Specs 248-horsepower 2.0L
Engine Type Turbocharged 4-cylinder
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Drive Wheels AWD

Real-world fuel economy: 20.3 mpg

Driving mix: 75% city, 25% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 21/28/24 (mpg

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Proton Iriz EV 2

Proton has announced it will offer its own-brand, homegrown electric vehicle (EV) for Malaysia, although no definitive timeline has been laid out for now.

This was revealed during today’s exchange of memorandum of understanding (MOU) documents between the carmaker’s NEV subsidiary, Proton New Energy Technology (Pro-Net) and Gentari at the ongoing 2022 International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM).

If you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘NEV’, it stands for new energy vehicle and is popularly used in China for electrified vehicles, which includes those with either a mild hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid or fully electric powertrain – the last of which is also commonly referred to as an EV (electric vehicle) or BEV (battery electric vehicle).

Details are scarce, but Proton says its Pro-Net subsidiary will work closely with smart to ensure the forthcoming EV products match the usage profile of Malaysian EV buyers. Additionally, the company

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