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I have ordered parts from RockAuto.com several times and have always been impressed. So impressed that I have recommended RockAuto to many friends.

Dan in Virginia

 

Carlisle Events
RockAuto is the Official Auto Parts Store of Carlisle Events

Carlisle Events

2011 Schedule of Events:

Carlisle Ford Nationals
June 3-5

Carlisle GM Nationals
June 24-26

Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
July 8-10

Carlisle Bike Fest
July 22-24

Carlisle Truck Nationals
August 5-7

Corvettes at Carlisle
August 26-28

Fall Carlisle & Auction
Sept. 28-Oct. 2

 

Upcoming Events
If you would like your event featured here, email us with details.

Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce
6/4/2011
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
e-mail

Classic Car Show
6/4/2011
Rockford, MI
e-mail

Cruisin the Ourchitas-Open Car Truck & Motorcycle Show
6/4/2011
Mena, AR
e-mail

MiFbody-7th Annual Meet & Greet Car Show
6/4/2011
Macomb, MI
website

Heartland Rod Run
6/4/2011
Early, TX
website

Corridor Car Show
6/4/2011
Springfield, OR
e-mail

Vettes of Coastal Maine
6/5/2011
Rockland, ME
website

17th Annual Corvettes & Jaguars at Linden Hall
6/5/2011
Uniontown, PA
e-mail

Mopars in Motion
6/5/2011
Middleton, CT
e-mail

5th Annual CSA Fund Raiser Car & Motorcycle Show
6/5/2011
New Providence, NJ
e-mail

18th Annual Canyon Cruise
6/5/2011
Placentia, CA
e-mail

Skippack Village International Car Show
6/5/2011
Skippack, PA
e-mail

Autos Walk
6/5/2011
St. Paul, MN
e-mail

2011 Deleware Valley River Camaro Club Show
6/5/2011
Swedesboro, NJ
e-mail

Mopars in Motion
6/5/2011
Middletown, CT
e-mail

25th Helper City Outlaw Car Show & Cruise
6/7/2011
Helper, UT
e-mail

Full Size Jeep ECI Event
6/9/2011
Florence, SC
e-mail

Windy City Z Club
6/10/2011
Schaumburg, IL
e-mail

June Super Cruise
6/11/2011
Niagara Falls, NY
e-mail

4th Annual NCCO All Corvette Show
6/11/2011
Norman, OK
e-mail

Vine Grove United Methodist Church WWJD Car Show
6/11/2011
Radcliff, KY
e-mail

Montana Benefit Car Show
6/11/2011
Missoula, MT
e-mail

Datsun Car Show
6/11/2011
Canby, OR
e-mail

2011 National Xterra Meet
6/11/2011
Mufreesboro, TN
e-mail

Pawnee Prairie Days Festival Car Show
6/11/2011
Pawnee, IL
e-mail

Extraordinary Fantasies Car Club Benefit Show
6/11/2011
Ada, OK
e-mail

Ogden Celebration Car Show
6/11/2011
Ogden, IL
e-mail

Corvette Cruise In
6/11/2011
Amsterdam, NY
e-mail

Modball Rally in 2011
6/11/2011
London, UK
e-mail

Touch of England Car Show
6/11/2011
Ramsey, NJ
e-mail

Checker Club of America 2011 National Convention
6/12/2011
Springfield, IL
e-mail

10th Annual Benefit Car Show
6/12/2011
Colorado Springs, CO
e-mail

Tulley Buick-Pontiac-GMC Show/2011 Buick Club of America National Meet
6/12/2011
Hollis, NH
e-mail

The 23rd Running of TLCA's Rubithon
6/14/2011
Walnut Creek, CA
e-mail

Rose City Round Up
6/15/2011
Portland, OR
e-mail

39th Annual Rods & Relics Rod Run
6/17/2011
Ozark, MO
e-mail

Rose City Round Up
6/15/2011
Portland, OR
e-mail

Famous 50's Northeast Nationals
6/16/2011
Amsterdam, NY
e-mail

Swing into Summer Festival & Car Show
6/17/2011
Stockton, KS
e-mail

Koyote Kruisers Show Shine
6/17/2011
Winnemucca, NV
e-mail

39th Annual Rods & Relics Rod Run
6/17/2011
Ozark, MO
website

Heartland Cruise Car Show
6/17/2011
Weatherford, OK
website

The Hot Spot Car Rally-20th Annual Car Show
6/18/2011
Thermopolis, WY
e-mail

Heart of Carolina Street Rodders Charity Rod Run
6/18/2011
Mocksville, NC
e-mail

31st Annual Fun Run
6/18/2011
Martinton, IL
e-mail

16th Annual Mopar Muscle Club of NM Mopar Fest Car Show
6/18/2011
Rio Rancho, NM
e-mail

Truck Show
6/18/2011
Whitecloud, MI
e-mail

Laguna Niguel Car Show/Carnival
6/18/2011
Laguna Niguel, CA
e-mail

Bootleggers Boy Scout Benefit
6/18/2011
Fort Wayne, IN
e-mail

Colorado Cruisers & Young Life Car Show
6/18/2011
Craig, CO
e-mail

Clarkson Car Show & Shine
6/18/2011
Clarkson, NE
e-mail

Corvette Chevy & Street Rod Father's Day Car Show
6/19/2011
Waukegan, IL
website

Euro Car Show 2011
6/19/2011
Liverpool, NY
e-mail

Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club
6/19/2011
Clarks Summit, PA
e-mail

BerettaFest 2011
6/23/2011
Denmark, WI
website

Juicers Car Club 2011 Car Shows
6/23/2011
Trenton, NJ
e-mail

Mid-Atlantic Early Broncos-13th Annual East Coast Bronco Round Up
6/23/2011
Manassas, VA
e-mail

Heartland Nova Reunion
6/24/2011
Coralville, IA
website

North Country Car Club
6/24/2011
Warroad, MN
e-mail

Wolverine 4-Wheelers 10th Anniversary Charity 4x4 Truck & Jeep Show
6/25/2011
Madison Heights, MI
e-mail

Cool City Classic Car Show
6/25/2011
Two Rivers, WI
e-mail

Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Car Truck & Bike Show
6/25/2011
Bristol, CT
e-mail

Northglenn Elks 5th Annual Car Craft & Food
6/25/2011
Denver, CO
e-mail

GE Meek Family Cruise In Car Show for Parkinsons
6/25/2011
Westerville, OH
e-mail

Edison EMS2 Annual Car/Bike Show & Craft Fair
6/25/2011
Edison, NJ
e-mail

TRAC "Brits by the Bay" Car Show
6/25/2011
Monkton, MD
e-mail

Al Azhar 6th Annual Show & Shrine Car Show
6/25/2011
Calgary, AB
e-mail

Benefiz Cabri & Tuningcar Treffen mit US Cars
6/25/2011
Braunau, Austria
e-mail

Sweet Home Sweet Ride
6/25/2011
Sweet Home, OR
website

Ye Olde Auto Club-2nd Annual Car Show
6/26/2011
Brighton, CO
e-mail

Piscatauis Cruise-In
6/26/2011
Dover-Foxcroft, ME
e-mail

Classic Rides of Portland
6/26/2011
Portland, OR
e-mail

BSA Troop 145 Car Truck & Motorcycle Show
6/26/2011
Clark, NJ
e-mail

Queen City Mustangers
6/26/2011
West Chester Township, OH
website

Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters Benefit Car Show
6/26/2011
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
e-mail

Victoria Swap Meet Car Show & Social Gathering
6/26/2011
Sidney, BC
e-mail

Hackensack Car Show
6/26/2011
Hackensack, NJ
website

Compass School Silent Auction
6/30/2011
North Kingstown, RI
e-mail

Mopars Unlimited of Idaho
6/30/2011
Star, ID
e-mail

10th Annual Charity Benefit Car Show
7/1/2011
Barkhamsted, CT
e-mail

Fairlane Club of America Annual National Meet
7/1/2011
Church Hill, TN
e-mail

12th Annual Can-Am National Car Show
7/2/2011
Tipp City, OH
e-mail

Car Show
7/2/2011
New York, NY
e-mail

2011 Sicamous Fabulous Classic Car 3rd Annual Show
7/2/2011
Sicamous, BC
e-mail

Stars & Stripes Event
7/2/2011
Northwich, UK
e-mail

Lockesburg Open Car Show
7/2/2011
DeQueen, AR
e-mail

Moray Muscle Group Car Show
7/3/2011
Keith, Scotland
website

Mustang International Show
7/3/2011
St. Albans, UK
e-mail

4th of July in the Park & Car Show
7/4/2011
King City, CA
e-mail

2011 IDI Weekend
7/5/2011
Delta, PA
e-mail

Corvette Car Show
7/9/2011
Vermillion, OH
e-mail

Euro-American Auto Show
7/9/2011
Trenton, NJ
e-mail

Watermelon Festival
7/9/2011
Castor, LA
e-mail

7th Annual Appleton City Car Show
7/9/2011
Appleton City, MO
e-mail

1st Annual Pirate Festival Car Show
7/9/2011
Newfan, NY
e-mail

22nd Annual Ledges Classic Auto & Craft Show
7/9/2011
Carlisle, PA
e-mail

7th Annual Corvettes at the Summit
7/9/2011
Commerce, MI
e-mail

Carter County Car Club Weekly Cruise-In
7/9/2011
Elizabethton, TN
website

All Firebird Lawn Shows
7/9/2011
Saratoga Springs, NY
e-mail

7th Annual Corvettes at the Summit Car Show
7/9/2011
Commerce, MI
e-mail

River Edge Car Show Sponsor
7/10/2011
River Edge, NJ
e-mail

Liberty Hose Firefighter Car Show
7/10/2011
Manchester, NJ
e-mail

7th Annual Car Truck & Motorcycle Show
7/10/2011
Milledgeville, GA
e-mail

Classic & New Mini Cruise
7/10/2011
Fairford, UK
website

14th Annual Cruise in on Broadway Car Show
7/13/2011
Fort Wayne, IN
e-mail

All British Day
7/16/2011
Manotick, ON
website

Dragstalgia & Other Events
7/16/2011
Wellingborough, UK
e-mail

25th Annual Street Festival & Car Show in Downtown Hollister
7/16/2011
Hollister, CA
e-mail

Clinton Lions Car Show
7/16/2011
Clinton, ME
e-mail

Cystic Fibrosis Showin' for a Cure Car Show
7/16/2011
Cave City, KY
e-mail

TNCC 3rd Annual Car Show
7/16/2011
Hampton, VA
e-mail

Del Rods Spring Kickoff Show
7/16/2011
Dover, DE
e-mail


Crankshaft Supply

See what we have from Crankshaft Supply

Crankshaft Supply

Need a crankshaft for the engine you are building? RockAuto now carries crankshafts by Crankshaft Supply. Based in Minnesota, Crankshaft Supply has been remanufacturing crankshafts for over 50 years. They are machining and crankshaft experts.

The Crankshaft Supply crankshafts are:

  • Thermal cleaned
  • Steel shot blasted
  • Bolt holes and key ways inspected
  • Worn journals are restored
  • Bearing journal surfaces are machined, polished
  • Oil holes chamfered and deburred
  • Oil line passages cleaned and rust inhibitor applied
  • Crankshafts are packed and covered with two-mil poly film and encapsulated with sprayed foam
  • Main and rod bearings are included

Whether three cylinders or a V10, there is likely a Crankshaft Supply crankshaft available. Crankshaft Supply crankshafts and more can be found in the “Engine” category of the RockAuto catalog.

 

 

Forum of the Month

Suzuki-Forums.com

Suzuki-Forums.com is a website dedicated to Suzuki Cars & Trucks. The Suzuki Forums include thousands of discussion topics about the complete range of Suzuki models from the Aerio to the XL-7 and everything else in between. You will also find topics on related vehicles like the Geo Tracker, Geo Metro, Daewoo Magnus, and Chevrolet Epica.

If you are the administrator or member of a forum and you would like to see your website featured in an upcoming newsletter and receive a discount code to share with your members, contact cynthia@rockauto.com.

 

 

Repair Mistakes & Blunders

Ouch!

A couple of years ago my 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee threw a diagnostic up on the dashboard: "Coolant Sensor Bad." The shop manual for the Jeep does not cover the V8 - it was new that year. So I searched around and found the coolant temperature sensor was buried in the top front of the engine, under the radiator hose and the alternator bracket. I got the sensor from RockAuto, drained the radiator and removed the hose, and finally got a wrench in there to remove and replace the sensor, put it back together again, flushed the cooling system and refilled it with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water. It took all day! But the "Coolant Sensor Bad" indication was still there!

It didn't seem to affect the engine, so I drove it and ignored the indicator. I take several long trips every year, being a member of the pit crew for an AA Top Fuel Dragster, and sometimes I take the Jeep. It runs fine and sometimes the diagnostic disappears. I've been baffled for years! Then, last week. I was visiting the shop of a good friend and noticed he had an old OBD I reader. We plugged it in and it showed no faults! We cleared all codes... but the darn "Coolant Sensor Bad" was still there.

A couple of days ago I pulled out the shop manual determined to track down the problem. In the section on the diagnostic panel it referred to the "Coolant Sensor" and once to the "Coolant Level Sensor." That's right, the one in the expansion tank that checks the level. I pulled it, and sure enough, that was the problem. Of course, RockAuto has this obscure part listed. I ordered it, and I even blew for a new coolant tank cap ($2).

Mike in Nevada

 

Tell us about your most infamous auto repair blunder or unconventional fix. Use your woe to help others avoid similar mistakes or share off-the-wall solutions that worked (at least for awhile!). Please email your story to flamur@rockauto.com. Include your mailing address and shirt size (large or extra large) and we will mail you a RockAuto "Do it yourself?" t-shirt if we publish your story (see the t-shirts under Extras in the catalog). The story will be credited using only your first name and your vague geographic location (state, province, country, continent, etc.) so you can remain semi-anonymous!

 

 

Automotive Trivia

Automotive Trivia

Who invented a four wheel hydraulic braking system that is the basis for modern automotive brakes?

A. Malcolm Loughead
B. Thomas Edison
C. Horace Dodge
D. Spencer Quinn

Answer below

 

 

Power Brake Solutions

RockAuto

A-1 Cardone Power Brake Booster

 

For decades “power brakes” has referred to that large round can the brake master cylinder bolts onto. That can is the vacuum power brake booster. How does it work and does it have a future?

The metal can is hollow with a flexible diaphragm dividing the can into two air chambers. A spring retains the diaphragm in place. The mechanical linkage between the brake pedal and the master cylinder runs perpendicularly through the center of the can and diaphragm.

Engine intake manifold vacuum is applied to both sides of the diaphragm until the brake pedal is pushed. Pressing the brake pedal opens a valve to let outside air into the air chamber on the brake pedal side of the diaphragm. That air is at regular atmospheric pressure and that pressure compresses the diaphragm into the side of the can that still is in a vacuum. As the diaphragm compresses, it helps push the rod connected to the brake pedal linkage into the master cylinder. This help from the compressing diaphragm is the “power” in power brakes.

If the engine is turned off or stalls, then the intake manifold vacuum disappears. Air at atmospheric pressure no longer can compress the diaphragm. The brakes still work because the mechanical linkage between the brake pedal and master cylinder is still there. But the driver must push hard on the brake pedal because not only has the vacuum power assist gone away, but the diaphragm and its retaining spring is now likely resisting rather than assisting the movement of the brake pedal linkage.

Vacuum power brake boosters usually last a surprisingly long time before the can, rubber diaphragm or valves start leaking or there is some other problem. But the future of the trusty vacuum power brake booster is still uncertain because new hybrid and even regular cars now intentionally turn off the engine when the car is coasting or at a stop light. The driver cannot be expected to push much harder on the brake pedal every time the engine stops and the vacuum assist disappears.

Luckily power brake solutions have been around for years to take care of diesels and turbocharger equipped engines that do not have reliable intake manifold vacuum. The solution has often been to just use a vacuum power brake booster but add an electric or belt driven vacuum pump to provide consistent vacuum.

Higher production volume diesel and now hybrid engines often use a hydraulic power brake booster pressurized by the power steering pump and/or an electric pump. Hydraulic fluid pressure helps push the rod into the brake master cylinder. “Hydroboost” type power brake boosters have been on diesel trucks for years and new and remanufactured hydraulic power brake boosters by ACDelco, A-1 Cardone, and Motorcraft are already available in the RockAuto.com catalog.

For now, it might be a good idea for prospective owners to consider the power brake booster system while shopping for a hybrid car or a vehicle with a “stop-start” engine. If a similar system has already proven itself on older vehicles or it is currently being installed on high production volume vehicles, then it is less likely to be expensive to maintain and repair down the road. If it is a system installed on relatively few cars, then it could be expensive to repair. Let me tell you about the hydraulic windshield wipers in my ’67 Lincoln sometime…

Tom Taylor,
RockAuto.com

 

 

Hib's 2001 Camaro

Hib's 2001 Camaro

This is my 2001 Camaro with the 3.8L V6 engine. I call my Camaro the "Tom Henry RS" in honor of the famed Tom Henry SS Camaros of 2001 and 2002, which were "tuner" versions of an LS1-powered 4th Generation Camaros built by Tom Henry Chevrolet of Bakerstown, PA. Modified V6 Camaros are more rare than modified V8s. A stock V6 Camaro has 200-hp. This one has a 270-hp engine and, with a nitrous oxide injection system, can produce up to 320-hp.

I get parts from RockAuto for all of my cars. On the "THRS Camaro" the ACDelco front hub/bearing assemblies, the Spectra Premium radiator, various Fel-Pro gaskets, Denso Iridium Power spark plugs, Goodyear Gatorback drive belt, and the Remy Gold starter all came from RockAuto. I love you guys! The web catalog is great and the quick service is always appreciated.

Hib in California


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Do you purchase parts from RockAuto? If so, RockAuto would like to feature you & your car or truck in our monthly newsletter. New, old, daily driver, trailer queen, classic, antique, we want to see them all! Please e-mail flamur@rockauto.com with your vehicle's history, interesting details, and what parts from RockAuto you have used.

 

 

Let RockAuto Help

Are you organizing a car show or other auto related event?

Are you organizing a car show or other auto related event? From goody bag stuffers to gift certificates...we can help. We can even publicize your event in our newsletter.

Just send us an email with information about your show.

 

 

Automotive Trivia Answer

Automotive Trivia

Who invented a four wheel hydraulic braking system that is the basis for modern automotive brakes?

Answer: A (Malcolm Loughead (aka Lockheed) built airplanes with his brother, Allan, prior to starting his brake business. Malcolm later sold his brake company and patents to Bendix.)

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