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A Tale of Two Engines: V6 Versus V8

By Ed Sanow, Parenti, Wendy

The ultimate alternate fuel question for patrol use is not gasoline versus CNG, gas-hybrid or battery-electric. Instead, the real alt fuel question for police is the standard equipment V6 engine versus optional V8 (or turbo-V6) engine.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2016)
 

Bendix Police Brakes

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

“Equaled or exceeded OE” is an overused term, but that is exactly how the Bendix Police pads performed in carefully engineered testing compared to two different OE brake pads. The Bendix POLICE pad can prove its claim of being OE-equivalent.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jul/Aug 2014)
 

Advanced Technology Presents Maintenance Challenges

By Belluomo, Michael

Direct Injection engines have both valuable gains and unique sensitivities; they can be well-maintained by understanding a few important points. Number one is that quality in delivers quality out. From engine oils, to fuels, all play a key role in keeping these engines operating at peak performance.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2014)
 

Fleet Shop Scheduling

By Joel Levitt

Do Preventative Maintenance in off-hours.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2014)
 

The 12 Months of Policing: Preventative Maintenance Tips

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

12 Months of Policing... Preventative Maintenance Tips

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2011)
 

Check the Oil

By Earl Gautsche

Varying rates of oil consumption are accepted as normal in all engines. Learn more about how the accepted rate of oil consumption for gasoline engines can be in the range of one quart within 2000 miles on a properly driven and well-maintained retail vehicle.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2005)
 

Thick Oil? Thin Oil? Right Oil!

By Pat Goss

How much do you know about oil? Are you convinced that thinner oils are only recommended for better fuel economy ratings? Do you believe thicker oils are better than thinner oils? Learn more about how to find the right oil for your vehicle.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2005)
 

How Cabbies Get 300K from the Ford CVPI

By PFM Staff

The relationship between the police and cabbies might just be closer than you think. Find out where Checker Werks in downtown Chicago buys their cabs, and what this tells us about how long a police car can or should last.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2005)
 

PM for the Electrical System

By Kevin Roberts

This comprehensive look into the electrical system provides valuable insight on how to perform effective preventative maintenance on your vehicle.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2005)
 

GM Oil Life System

By Earl Gautsche

On 2004 and newer General Motors newer police vehicles, do not change the oil every 3,000 miles. According to the Owner’s Manual, wait for the proprietary, algorithm-based Oil Life System (OLS) to illuminate the “Change Engine Oil” light in the message center of the dash.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2005)
 
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