Engine Performance Tips Blog

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...it will let you know whenever any new Web pages appear on Engine-Performance - Tips website, telling you about a problem car I someone else came across.

...keeps you update with my classes or tips on passing the class.....

explain the ignition coil as a transformer and current flow

The ignition coil has a primary winding (fewer windings) surrounding a secondary winding (many more windings). When the primary circuit is turned on current

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Explain the purpose of the ballast resistor.

The ballast resistor was used on older points and condenser as well as electronic ignition systems. They were designed to add resistance to the circuit

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Permanant magnets & Lab Scopes

In older points & condenser ignition systems when starting the engine the starter took a lot of power to start the engine but once the engine was running

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smog update 20 hour

So in older vehicles that had a distributor which consisted of points. points where often faulty in terms of becoming stuck overtime and we're not reliable.

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Smog Check Inspectors Exam Preparation-1

Smog Check Inspectors Exam Preparation is a free online preparation course to help anyone who needs help passing California's Smog Inspector State Exam.

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Emission Control 1:

B.A.R. Smog Check

Inspector Level 1

(Inspector "Smog" License):

Engine Fundamentals  

8am - 12:15 pm 

Summer Class

7/5/2022 -8/5/2022

Class # 799065


Emission Control 2:

B.A.R. Smog Check

Inspector Level 2

(Inspector "Smog" License):

Rules and Regulations

8am - 12:15 pm

Summer Classes

7/5/2022 - 8/5/2022

Class # 799067


Engine Performance 1:

 8am - 12: 15 pm

Date: TBD

Class # 799069


Engine Performance 2:

B.A.R. Specified Diagnostic

and Repair Training

(Repair "Smog" License)

Time: TBD 

Date: TBD 

Class # 799071


Emission Control 1

(Inspector "Smog" License):

5:00pm - 8:45 pm

Date: TBD

Class # 799065


Emission Control 2: 

(Inspector "Smog" License):

5:00pm - 8:45 pm

Date: TBD

Class # 799065


Exhaust Emissions (Update Class):

5:30 pm - 8:45 pm 

Tuesday nights: 

Dates: coming soon 

Class # 796070