You often hear rookie drivers point out how "my oil pressure gauge goes up when I accelerate," then end up not just with their gauge readings elevated but their stress levels as well. Now, before you let out a judgmental chuckle, let's first check if their concern merits anything. First off, everything that may seem stranger than normal in your car is worth looking … [Read more...] about Oil Pressure Gauge Goes Up When I Accelerate
What does diagnostic trouble code P0171 mean? This code signifies that the air-fuel mixture ratio in the engine is unbalanced. It is either due to fuel being too little or air being too much. Another term associated with the code is "system too lean (Bank 1)". It means that on the first bank of your engine (where your cylinder number 1 lies), a vacuum leak is present. It … [Read more...] about How Do You Fix Code P0171?
Balanced air-fuel ratio is the key to better fuel efficiency and engine performance. To achieve the perfect mix, your car’s MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor should work flawlessly in sync with your car’s computer. So what’s a MAP sensor? This sensor sends signals to your engine’s computer based on the vacuum (or lack thereof) within the intake manifold. … [Read more...] about How to Check if the MAP Sensor is Bad