I've been having driving problems in the past couple of weeks, and my mechanic is now telling me that the problems I'm experiencing are caused by running rich. Can you tell me what this means, and how do I correct the problem?
During the combustion process, the engine generates power using two crucial elements—air and fuel. For combustion to happen properly, the engine must receive the correct amount of fuel for a specific amount of air. The correct ratio is 14.7:1 air to fuel. When there's too much fuel compared to air in the engine, this is called ‘running rich'; the opposite is called ‘running lean'. The former can happen because of a wide range of reasons. When the air filter is clogged, this will keep air from flowing properly to the engine. Similarly, when there's too much fuel pressure in the system or one of the injectors is leaking, more fuel will reach the engine. These scenarios are examples of running rich, and they now cause the problems you are experiencing in your ride. Correct the problem by addressing the main issue that's causing it.
I bought a set of window visors last week, the type that you just stick to the windows using the tape that comes with them. I tried to install and attach one of the visors the other day, but it won't stick to the surface no matter what I do. Is there any trick to making these things stick and hold onto their mounting location?
The most probable reason the window visor won't stick is that the surface you're sticking it to is a bit dirty; it probably has small debris that keep the visor from being properly attached. What you can do is to clean the said surface and ensure that no debris or dust is left. You can use isopropyl alcohol for cleaning. If the tape that comes with it doesn't work, you can get a 3M automotive double-sided tape and use it to attach the visor to the window.
I am about to replace the brake pads in my Eagle Vision because they had gone too thin. I was alerted to the problem by a squealing sound when braking, which turned out to be the brake sensor warning me about the situation. My question is this: do I really need to replace the brake sensor now because it's already sort of spent? Please advise.
Yes, it is advised that you get a new sensor together with the new brake pad set and that you replace the old sensor when you install the new pads. This sensor is mounted on the pads, and there are cases when you might notice the thinning pad even if the sensor hasn't released any sign of need to replace the pads. In a case like this, you may reuse the old pads. However, if the pad has been used, then it's advised that you discard it and install a new one together with the new pads. This will guarantee that the sensor is always up to par when it comes to keeping you aware when the pads already need changing.
The Rise of the Eagle Vision
The Eagle Vision, which made its debut in the 1992 North American Auto Show, was produced from 1993 through 1997. This full-size luxury sports sedan under Chrysler Corporation’s Eagle division replaced the Eagle Premier and was especially made for enthusiast drivers. It received some recognitions throughout its 4-year run. It was named Automobile of the Year by Automobile Magazine in 1993 and was part of the Ten Best List by Car and Driver in 1994.
1986: The design of the Eagle Vision
The car’s design dated back to 1986. During this time, the design for the exterior of the Navajo, an aerodynamic concept sedan, was completed but never got beyond the clay model stage. When Chrysler Corporation acquired Lamborghini, the Navajo’s exterior was redesigned and it became the Lamborghini Portofino, launched as a concept car in the 1987 Frankfurt Auto Show. The success of the design prompted Chrysler to manufacture a production sedan using the cab-forward exterior design of the Portofino. This design included a long, low-slung windshield and wheels that were placed deep into the corners of the car.
Chrysler later on bought American Motors Corporation, where the Eagle division was based, in 1987. Soon after, the design of the chassis started. When Francois Castaing assumed the role as Chrysler’s VP for vehicle engineering in 1988, the new design for the Eagle Premier was born. Some of the designs were derived from the prototypes of Chrysler, Eagle, and other models. The Eagle Vision was based on the Eagle Premier, the vehicle model it eventually replaced.
1993: The release of the Vision
The Eagle Vision was unveiled in 1992 at the North American Auto Show and was produced for 1993 till 1997. The available trims included the ESi and the TSi. The Vision closely resembled the first-generation Concorde. It was designed with a cab-forward exterior as the 1987 Lamborghini Portofino concept. The style and engineering of the Vision was aerodynamically charged and brought a 0.31 drag coefficient. In its 4-year run, the sedan went through some upgrades and changes. In 1994, variable-assist power steering became available. By this time, both trims looked quite similar as they sported the same lower-body cladding. Some of the changes included a spike of the 3.3L engine’s output and the revision of the 4-speed automatic transmission. By 1995, heated power exterior rear-view mirrors became standard features along with power windows and an AM/FM stereo with a cassette player. For the ESi model, the 3.5L engine became available. In 1996, the new Autostick shift was offered for the TSi model.
The Eagle Vision sold significant number of units during its lifetime. However, its production ceased in 1997. The Eagle brand under Chrysler was also dissolved by 1998. The redesigned Vision was released as the Chrysler 300M.