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Commentary – Mercedes needs to leave the first version of its “Illuminated Star” front LED emblem in the rearview mirror

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We’ve been curiously watching the publicity Mercedes-Benz has chosen to release about its new “Illuminated Star” grille insert. The assembly, which uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) to create a glowing Mercedes emblem at night, is a new factory option on … Continue reading

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Biodiesel fuel – a brief history and some notable facts

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Diesel engines running on naturally-grown fuels are not a new concept.  Doctor Rudolf Diesel developed the first compression-ignition motor in the 1890s as a solution to the wasteful inefficiency of steam engines commonly in use at the time.  While he … Continue reading

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6 things everyone should know about gasoline

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After the Clean Air Act of 1995, gasolines do not have as many detergent additives as they used to.  This leaves engines more susceptible than ever to carbon and sludge buildup if too low an octane fuel is used.  Gasoline … Continue reading

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