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What is an EGR valve?

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This article taken from Toyota GB explains what an EGR valve is, what it does and what happens when it fails. The common signs of failure include engine performance issues like decreased power and acceleration, rough idle, and the engine management light coming on forcing the car to drive in limp mode. This article explains everything you need to...

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What is Vehicle Stability Control?

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Vehicle Stability Control

After reading this article you will be able to identify what Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is, and what you need to look for to find out if you have it fitted. Vehicle Stability Control is also commonly known as its abbreviation VSC. It is one of Toyota’s safety features that helps ensure your vehicle travels in the direction that you are steering. When you are cornering vehicle stability control helps...

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What can Brake Cleaner be used for?

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Cheap Brake Cleaner

RoughTrax are proud to introduce our very own branded Brake Cleaner that can be used for many other applications in the garage or at home. What is Brake Cleaner? Brake cleaner, often called Brake, Clutch & Parts Cleaner is an aerosol-delivered solvent originally designed to clean grease, oil, brake dust and dirt from brake friction materials. With its easy...

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Expedition Ready Land Cruiser For Sale

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Land Cruiser For Sale

Here is a 2001 Expedition Ready Land Cruiser For Sale on behalf of a RoughTrax customer, please contact Hamish directly for all enquires. It is a 2001 KDJ95 3.0 Litre 1KDFTV D4D Automatic VX Model. I built this vehicle for a 2015 overland journey which went without incident, I have since moved to another country on a permanent basis...

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Automechanika Frankfurt Show 2016

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Automechanika Frankfurt 2016

Automechanika is the world’s largest independent automotive trade fair for the automotive industry, holding 16 events in 15 Countries every year. Every two years, the trade fair rolls into Frankfurt in Germany and this year was by far the largest, ever! The fair is the shop window for the automotive market across the entire industry. Here is...

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Common Causes of Glow Plug Failure

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Glow Plug Glowing Inside Engine

In warm and dry weather, the diesel engine will start even if one glow plug is defective and only the other plugs preheat. With glow plug failure there will usually be increased pollutant emission and possibly also knocking during start, however, the driver will not consciously take note of these signs, or will not know...

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