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[PRODUCT REVIEW] Gear Wrench ½-inch Drive Electronic Torque Wrench

We do wheel nuts in three passes and a start pattern. This is the first pass. Image: Author.

Gear Wrench ½-inch Drive Electronic Torque Wrench by Hib Halverson This is our first experience with an “electronic torque wrench”. Admittedly, that’s a bit odd considering the amount of coverage the V-Net’s product evaluation staff has given technology in tools such as scan testers, wideband oxygen sensors, tuning software and the like. Up to now, when we needed to torque ...

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[REVIEW] Odyssey Battery for Your Cadillac ATS-V

Image: EnerSys Odyssey Battery

by Hib Halverson At the Cadillac V-Net, one of the Torque Network family of web sites, when we put the “Blue BMW Buster,” our 2016 ATS-V six-speed in service, I began to think about an Odyssey Extreme Battery for the car. We have them in other Torque Network’s test cars and they have been great products. When we contacted EnerSys, ...

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Product Review: Maradyne “Fast&Cool Air Blower”

Maradyne "Fast&Cool Air Blower"

by Hib Halverson In the V-Net testing shop, we’ve been evaluating a Maradyne “Fast&Cool Air Blower” and we use it for two different purposes. Occasionally, when we have a car idling for a long period, we need a fan to increase cooling air flow though the car’s radiator. An example might be if we are recording engine controls data during ...

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Product Review: Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit

Product Review: Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit

by Hib Halverson, V-Series Cadillacs have had polycarbonate headlights since the Cadillac introduced the first model, the CTS-V in 2004. A problem with plastic headlights can be that, over time, they turn an yellowish-brown and may develop a rough or crusty surface. Not only is that ugly, but it also reduces the brightness of the headlights. Ultraviolet (“UV”) rays in ...

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