To whom it may concern,
My file here is becoming thick with receipts from your company
and I am
yet again pleasantly surprised with the products you sell. I have been in
automotive business since I was 12 years old, 27 years now, and dealing with
is great. I worked as a dealership parts counter person for years, so
being able to look up my own parts is not a problem. Your selection within
is great also.
I have been repairing fire trucks for the last 10 years now,
so coming home
and working on my own cars is now a hobby. I have three Fox body Mustangs
and my one "baby" runs 12's with air conditioning and cruise control.
Just finished building a
stroked 302 for the car with a large amount of parts from you guys. Fel-Pro,
Power, Dorman, Champion, and Edelbrock parts to name a few. After the break-in
I'll let you know what the new E.T. is.
Please keep up the great work.
I got a crankshaft from you machined by
Marshall. The workmanship was awesome! The kit installed without problem
clearances went perfectly. The finished engine is a worry free screaming
Ford that has twisted 6200 rpm many times at the track.
I have never dealt with an on-line company like yours before.
than my own company discount, your selection is dead-on perfect, and
delivery is great. So
I wanted to take the time to write how happy I am with RockAuto. I will
not shop with
any other company. I have found a gold mine with RockAuto. Thank you
so very much!
Tech for Halo Services and RockAuto
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Most late model cars and even trucks have a Cabin Air Filter to
keep the air inside the vehicle clean and fresh. It is a relatively
easy bit of maintenance that can be done even if the weather
outside is less than delightful.
Filter location depends on
the vehicle: behind the glove box, under the windshield cowl
panel, etc. Cabin Air Filters are found under Heat & Air
Conditioning in the RockAuto
catalog. The More Info button
for ATP brand filters often includes detailed installation
How do you rate
yourself on the car care awareness scale? Here's an
opportunity to find out with our
true/false winter maintenance quiz.
1. When the engine cranks but won't
start when you turn the key, the problem
is a corroded battery connection.
2. Keeping the gas tank above half
full helps prevent accumulation of
moisture in the fuel system.
3. Before starting out in severely cold
weather, let the engine run for at least
4. If your heater doesn't warm up your
car as it should, your engine may
need a new thermostat.
5. A four-wheel drive vehicle can stop
twice as fast on ice or snow as the
same vehicle with two-wheel drive.
1. (F) If the battery can turn the engine,
the problem is elsewhere. The car generally
requires diagnostic services.
2. (T) In cold weather, moisture in air
tends to form inside the gas tank. The
more gas in the tank, the less space for
air, helping to prevent moisture.
3. (F) About a minute should be
enough. After that, drive conservatively
until the engine reaches normal operating
4. (T) The engine is your heat source. If
a malfunctioning thermostat causes the
engine to run too cold, you'll be cold,
too. Also, a cold running engine burns
more gas and increases exhaust
5. (F) Four-wheel drive helps when
starting out and accelerating, but on any
type of surface it's good brakes on all
four wheels that helps you stop safely. Quiz provided by CarCare.org
My '79 Chrysler 300 has a new
radiator, a clean 4-barrel carburetor, platinum spark plugs,
dual exhaust, and an oil filter painted snowy white and decorated
with Christmas trees and snowmen made of fluffy cotton balls.
This filter is not a new seasonal line from Fram. It was a gift
I received over a decade ago to mark acceptance into my wife’s
family and close group of friends.
My wife is from Minnesota. Not balmy Minneapolis
but up north, closer to places like Fargo and Manitoba. They
indoor plumbing and big screen TVs, but they also still face
some of the risks, hardships, and challenges that pioneers
faced in the 1800s. Whether it is your horse or your car that
dies on a cold, lonesome road, you could still be in the same
world of hurt.
I thought I knew what cold was until
I visited my wife’s
family one December. The temperature was forty degrees below
zero. That was before tacking on wind chill. I had once scoffed
at my wife’s engine block heater, but now at every stop
I frantically ran to the nearest building clutching the heater’s
extension cord. We left the engine running if there was no
where to plug in. I learned that you can’t use just any
power cord either. At forty below, wimpy power cords harden
and shatter into pieces. How well the car was maintained suddenly
became a potential life or death issue.
There are huge gaps in my wife’s family.
Relatives either live to be over 90 or they die much too young.
Icy roads or
machinery accidents claimed parents, brothers, and cousins.
There is stoicism, but also humor and optimism. You prepare
as best you can, but you don’t fret if life still beats
you over the head. You work with what you have. Mistakes, even
stupid ones, are okay as long as you take responsibility for
At our wedding reception I noticed the
total number of fingers on the farmers’ hands was inversely proportional to their
ages. At age 75, my wife’s uncle welded and hammered
a new bed for his pick-up after the old bed rusted away. Relatives
laughed and played fetch with their hunting dogs outside at
Could this tough group ever really accept a citified Detroit
boy? There were several years of tentative steps. I showed
that I took care of my car, my dog, and my family, but it was
a purchase that finally cinched the deal. Outside Fargo, I
stumbled on and bought up a small inventory of oil filters.
People laughed when they found out I packed a suitcase with
auto parts rather than vacation souvenirs, but they also recognized
that this was something a thrifty, down to earth Minnesotan
That Christmas I received the oil filter
decorated with trees and snowmen from a friend in Minnesota.
I proudly displayed
it on the mantel for years, but this fall I realized it was
looking a little tattered. The friend had picked a filter to
fit my old Chrysler and a Minnesotan would never throw anything
|Ken's Ferrari 308 GTSi
I bought a 1982 Ferrari 308
GTSi in the UK just over 4 years ago. It
had a misfiring engine and the previous owner had the engine
found out there was no compression in one of the cylinders. The
owner had an
estimate from a Ferrari service garage for a lot of money to
fix it. Because of this, I got
it for a reasonable price, and I wanted to do the work myself
find it interesting.
This car has a 3 litre
V8 with the Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection which was used
for a couple of years
before the 4 valve per cylinder version was introduced. So
it is slightly
slower than the newer versions, but still very capable, as
the engine red lines at 8000 rpm.
I took off both cylinder heads and found a
big chunk missing from
one of the exhaust valves. I did quite a lot of work regrinding
replacing valve stem seals, and generally checking everything
on the heads.
The engine fired up the first time I tried, but it was still
I found it was only running on 3 cylinders. I
fixed a fault
on the HT and it ran much better but some of the injectors were
I noted the parts numbers from the injectors and called a Bosch
dealer, but the number was missing from his
This is a normal Ferrari issue in Europe and it forces you to
go to the
Ferrari dealers who are very expensive.
However a quick search on the Internet and
I found RockAuto. I
have purchased several injectors on two occasions from RockAuto
service was excellent.
Thanks again for the service,
Ken in the UK
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