Helpful Automotive Resources
September 16, 2020 P2610 Code: ECM/PCM Engine Off Timer PerformanceDiagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P2610 stands for “ECM/PCM Engine Off Timer Performance.” It means there is a malfunction in the engine control module (ECM) or powertrain control module (PCM) regarding an inability to identify the state of an engine. More specifically, it points to not being able to detect the September 02, 2020 P2181 Code: Cooling System PerformanceDiagnostic trouble code (DTC) P2181 stands for “Cooling System Performance.” It is triggered when the powertrain control module (PCM) detects that the coolant temperature in the radiator and engine is outside of the normal range (too hot or too cold).
August 10, 2020 How to Flush CoolantMany late-model vehicles have organic additive technology (OAT) coolant that lasts longer than traditional, green inorganic additive technology (IAT) coolant. Still, even these more advanced formulas require a periodic flush or exchange.
July 16, 2020 Modern Classics: Why You Should Buy an 80s Car Despite What People SayThere’s also a scathing piece from The Street that proclaims: “Meanwhile, many of the midsize vehicles of the era (the 80s)—with the exception of perhaps the Honda Accord and its hidden headlights—looked and performed as if they should be dropped off by the truckload at retirement villages across the county.”