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Caddy Needs Schooling

Owners of 2012-2014 Cadillac Escalades may complain of unwanted grade braking when not going down a grade, reduced engine power with no DIC messages (or DTCs) and transmission busy/frequent up-down shifts.

Bucking Bimmer

This bulletin applies to 2007 BMW 335i models, equipped with the N54 engine and produced from 6-1-2006 through 9-15-2006. The complaint may involve a slight bucking under acceleration or when pulling away after a cold start. This situation may occur only on a cold engine and is primarily noticeable in gears 1-3, up to an engine speed of 3000 RPM. Both manual and automatic transmission equipped vehicles may be affected.

Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) reports the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new rule for the nation’s overtime regulation. 

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<p>Determine if cam solenoid duty cycle PID values oscillate after engine RPM returns to idle speed.</p> Timing Is Everything

Some 2005-2012 Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with a 5.4L 3V engine may exhibit an intermittent rattle noise/rough idle when at operating temperature. The issue is caused by oscillating cam timing. DTCs P0022, P0021, P0340 and/or P0341 may be stored in the PCM.

Standard Motor Products Buys Automotive Ignition Wire Business of General Cable

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire General Cable Corp.’s automotive ignition wire business for approximately $71 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.

<p>After allowing the fuel filter to dry, determine if it turns white.</p> DEF Contamination

2011-2012 Ford F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine may exhibit DTC P1291 and/or P1292 due to an internally shorted fuel injector. An internal short in a fuel injector may be caused by the fuel being contaminated with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) or by fuel gelling.

<p>One of the new Auto-Wares Group of Companies stores, the Bumper to Bumper Waukesha (Wis.).</p> Auto Wares Grows With Parts Hut Locations

Auto-Wares Group of Companies will be expanding its network of company- owned store locations with Parts Hut operating in Hartland and Waukesha, Wis.

<p>Note location for the new damper.</p> Bad Vibrations

This bulletin applies to 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks equipped with the 5.7L engine. The vehicle may exhibit a vibration at idle, in gear, with the vibration felt in the seat and steering wheel.

<p>CRP Industries' CEO Daniel Schildge was selected as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in New Jersey.</p> CRP CEO Named Finalist in EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

CRP Industries Inc. reports its CEO, Daniel Schildge, was selected as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award in New Jersey. 

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Lisle Adds Heavy-Duty Carbide Scraper Set
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<p>Kooks says it is first-to-market with "game-changing" EPA-certified catalytic converters.</p>
Kooks Introduces EPA-Certified Catalytic Converters
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