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Oil Change In Under 30 Minutes with the Parker QuickFit System

Posted on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 11:24 AM

Depending on your equipment, an oil change can be a complicated, potentially messy process. It is often necessary to remove pans full of oil that can spill onto the floor, slosh onto workers, or contaminate the environment. The steps for the process can also change from vehicle to vehicle, requiring special training and instructions for each one. For companies with a wide variety of equipment, this can be cost prohibitive and time consuming. A standardized process like Parker’s QuickFit System is needed to simplify the steps and prevent spills and injuries.

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Tags: maintenance, product update, technical, automotive

Need to Route a Hose in a Tight Space? Take the E-Z Route!

Posted on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 09:12 AM



To address the common challenges of choosing a replacement coolant or return line hose, ask these questions:
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Tags: maintenance, automotive

Thread Identification for Brake Lines

Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 @ 03:48 PM

Brake Line Thread Identification: What it Entails

Thread identification means learning the thread size and pitch. The thread size is determined by the outside diameter of the male thread, or the inside diameter of the female thread. Pitch refers to the distance from one thread groove to the next (measured from crest to crest).

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Tags: maintenance, technical, automotive

Brake Line | Fitting Identification How-to

Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 @ 03:43 PM

When replacing your brake lines, the replacement brake hose assembly does not need to look exactly the same as the original brake line, but make sure that the brake lines (especially the new brake hose fittings) will fit the surrounding area where they will be installed. Sometimes the brake hose fitting can interfere with another part of your brakes. Pay attention to any tight spots when removing your brake lines and communicate any restrictions to the vendor who will be fabricating your replacement brake lines.

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Tags: maintenance, technical, automotive

Busted power steering hose? Save money - salvage your hose ends!

Posted on Fri, Sep 23, 2011 @ 03:10 PM

We have all been there. Your power steering hose, transmission hose or AC hose starts leaking and you are stuck going to the dealer for a replacement. Typically, that option is not cheap and often the new power steering hose has to be special ordered.

Hose repair saves money and time

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Learn about saving money by repairing your automotive hoses

Posted on Fri, Sep 23, 2011 @ 02:50 PM

Listen to The CarBuyer Advisor show this Saturday - Steve Winterowd is back on the show!

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Get brake hose advice on The CarBuyer Advisor Show 8/27 at 10:00 a.m.

Posted on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 @ 06:52 AM

Listen to The CarBuyer Advisor talk show on BUZZ 1270 AM today at 10:00 a.m.

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Learn about brake hoses on The CarBuyer Advisor talk show August 27th

Posted on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 @ 09:39 AM

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Parker D.O.T. Fittings: Compression vs. Push-to-Connect

Posted on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 @ 04:58 PM

In most transportation applications there are clear advantages to using D.O.T. approved push-to-connect fittings over compression fittings.
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Tags: technical, automotive

Selecting a Parker D.O.T. Approved Push-to-Connect Air Brake Fitting

Posted on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 @ 08:34 AM


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