Cold weather and your air toolsWritten by Jason Miller
When outdoor temperature dips below 40 degrees Fahrenheit over night, it is time to change to a winter weight oil for your compression pump, engine, and your air tools. This will solve most of cold weather problems we see. When outside ambient temperature is below 40 degree point your air compressor will be hard to start. An easy fix to this problem is to just warm up air compressor, air lines and air impact wrench before you start it. Also, remember to change to thinner
Product Renaissance: 2006 Lincoln Zephyr Teams Up with the Most Durable Lincoln Accessories, Replacement and Performance PartsWritten by Jenny McLane
Lincoln introduced at North American International Auto Show an entirely new generation of consumers to qualities that have made Lincoln a classic American luxury marque for more than 70 years.
The Duratec 30 V-6 is heart of Lincoln Zephyr's power train. Using intake Variable Cam Timing (i-VCT) to improve torque and reduce emissions, engine generates 210 horsepower and 200 foot-pounds of torque. More importantly, it is cleanest Duratec 30 ever, and will be rated for ULEV II tailpipe emissions in California, with a U.S. federal government rating of Tier II, Bin 5 tailpipe and LEV II evaporative emissions in states outside California.
The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle – gradually emerging as new industry standard for luxury cars. The innovative, wide-ratio transmission plays a key role in Lincoln Zephyr's performance and smooth operation.
The overall span of ratios is approximately 6:1 versus 4.5:1 for a typical five-speed, which allows this smaller, more fuel-efficient engine to deliver efficient gas mileage along with a strong performance feel. Another feature is that modern six-speed automatic is lighter than some competitor's four- and five-speed transaxles, boosting performance and economy further. The Lincoln zephyr also uses an electronic throttle control that works with electronically controlled transaxle to ensure seamless shifts.