Southern California Students Learn about American Autos at the LA Auto Show | Faces of GM
A high school class project turned into a learning experience for GM as well as the students. Instructor Kelly Brinker grew up in a GM family and arranged for her photography class to attend the Los Angeles Auto Show. Check out the video to see feedback from the student visitors that offered GM insight into what the next generation thinks of current vehicles.
"Detroit Education" in Southern California | Kelly Brinker | Faces of GM
Kelly Brinker grew up in a GM family in southeast Michigan and went to
college in southern California. She had to make one big adjustment. "I was
shocked about how you just looked around and you didn't see any American
cars," she said. So when she became a photography instructor out there, she
started giving her students "the Detroit education." Check out the video to
see what she is teaching them.
Apple's Siri and Chevrolet MyLink | Sara LeBlanc | Faces of GM
The standard Chevy MyLink infotainment system in the Chevrolet Spark and
Sonic is bringing the Siri intelligent assistant into those cars this year.
MyLink radio global program manager Sara LeBlanc shows us how Siri on your
iPhone can be your hands-free, eyes-free assistant on the road.
Cadillac Delivering Dramatic Design: Tim Kozub - Faces of GM
Cadillac Exterior Design Manager, Tim Kozub says he "gets paid to draw
pictures of cars." His latest drawing paid off in a big way. The 2014
Cadillac ELR won the Eyes on Design honor as Best Production Vehicle at the
2013 North American International Auto Show. Check out the video to
discover some of Tim's favorite elements in this luxury coupe featuring
industry-leading Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology.
LA Auto Show Design Challenge 2012 - General Motors Advanced Design Concept
General Motors Advanced Design 2012 entry for the LA Auto Design Challenge.
This year's Design Challenge theme, Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025, called
upon premier automotive design studios to create the ultimate 2025 law
enforcement patrol vehicle that supports the needs of dynamic urban
environments. Six automotive design studios from BMW, General Motors,
Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru showcased entries featuring cutting-edge
vehicle designs with drone technology, land and air capabilities, electric
vehicle systems and renewable resource-fueled vehicles equipped with
"All judges were impressed with the high level of innovation and technology
from the finalists this year," said Chuck Pelly from Design LA.
As the first major North American auto show of the season, the 2012 LA Auto
Show will host some of the industry's most important new vehicle debuts and
set the tone for the rest of the year. Following Press Days, the show
becomes one of the best attended public auto shows in the world. To receive
the latest show news and information, follow the LA Auto Show on Twitter at
twitter.com/LAAutoShow, visit the Facebook page at
facebook.com/LosAngelesAutoShow and sign up for alerts at LAAutoShow.com.
GM ( Chevrolet or GMC ) 4.3 L V6 Engine Tear Down
This video goes through the teardown process of a GM 4.3L V6. It has been
removed from the vehicle and we take it apart, except for crank and piston
The automobile consist of:
• Fuel System: Purpose is to deliver fuel to the engine. It consists of
the fuel tank, pump, gauge/sensor, filter, pressure regulator and
• Air Intake System: Purpose is to clean and direct outside air into the
engine. It consist of air filter, ducts, air plenum and intake manifold.
• Exhaust System: Purpose is to
direct Exhaust gasses out of
combustion out of engine. It consists of the Exhaust manifold, converters, pipes and
• Cooling System: Purpose is to remove excess heat from the engine. It
consists of water pump, hoses, radiator, thermostat, cooling fan and
coolant recovery tank. Also the oil system serves as a cooling system as
well as a lubricating system. It consist of oil pump, pan, filter and
1. Clutch: Purpose is to connect the engine and transmission together. It
consists of clutch drive disc, driven disc, release bearing, clutch fork,
cable, slave cylinder, master cylinder. There are three types of clutch
systems: mechanical, cable and hydraulic.
2. Transmission: Purpose is to match engine speed to road speed. Two types
used are manual or automatic. These consist of gears, linkages, cables and
converters for automatics. A manual is connected to the clutch by a
flywheel and automatic by a flexplate.
3. Driveshaft: Purpose is to connect the transmission to the rear axle. It
consists of a slip yoke, shaft and universal joints.
4. Rear axle differential: Purpose is to change the angle of motion from
engine to the wheels. It also divides torque between the wheels. It
consists of a ring and pinion gear, carrier, bearings, crush sleeve and
5. Wheels/Tires: Purpose is to provide traction to the road as well as
carry the weight of the vehicle.
Vehicle Control Systems:
1. Brakes: Purpose is to slow and stop the vehicle. It consists of master
cylinder, brake Booster (vacuum or
hydraulic), calipers, drums, pads and rotors.
2. Steering: Purpose is to direct vehicle in the required direction.
Consists of steering gear (rack & pinion), steering wheel, column,
inner/outer tie rods, pump, reservoir, hoses and pipes.
3. Suspension: Purpose is to provide stability and handling while also
providing comfort to the ride. Consists of shocks, struts, sway bars, end
links, springs, trailing arms and bushings.
1: Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC): Heats and cools interior
air to passenger comfort. Also circulates outside and inside air.
• Air Conditioning: Consist of condenser, compressor, accumulator
(receiver/dryer) orifice, expansion valve, hoses, evaporator, controls,
actuators and modules.
• Heating: Consists of heater core, valves, hoses and switches.
1. Power Generation: Creates electrical power to run all the electrical
systems. Consists of the alternator.
2. Power storage: Stores unused power to start the car and supply voltage
to the alternator to create more electricity.
• Both systems consist of wiring, harnesses, fuse, relays and modules
General Motors' EN-V concept - we ride shotgun
TheChargingPoint.com recently got a ride in GM's incredible EN-V concept,
designed to combat the problems of overcrowding, parking availability and
air quality within the city of tomorrow.
Read our report at
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Classic Car Parade - American Graffiti Parade 2012
Almost 40 years ago George Lucas made a movie about his experiences growing
up in Modesto, California. The movie was called American Graffiti and was
based on his high school years and the summer of 1962.
American Graffiti is still celebrated in Modesto, California every year in
Unfortunately in the home of American Graffiti the act of cruising up and
down the city streets was outlawed by the Modesto City council several
years ago, ending the actual activity which spawned the movie and the
The people of Modesto, California still do what they can to remember the
days of cruising of old. Every year in June the people hold several Classic
Car Shows and even a Classic Car Parade.
This year over 800 classic cars participated in the parade. Thousands came
from around the area to celebrate the cars and the movie including several
stars from American Graffiti... Bo Hopkins, Paul Le Mat, Candy Clark and
movie vehicle designer, Gene Winfield.
Blog Planet was there too. Blog Planet is a video collaboration of several
people who are here to bring you informative and entertaining videos
several times a week.
Blog Planet has a lot of classic cars on it every week as well. So, stay
tuned to Blog Planet for more classic cars in the weeks, months, and years
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How to test an electronic thermostat (GM design) part 1
2012 Chevy Cruze with a P0597 trouble code. Description, operation and
testing of a computer controlled thermostat.
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Faces of GM - Team Spark
GM Communications employees came up with a plan to help brighten the
holiday for some residents in Detroit and, at the same time, show off the
hauling capability of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark mini car. Watch the video to
see how it all came together.
GM Stepper Motor Replacement and Instrument Panel Disassembly
Most later model GM vehicles had recalls with the stepper motors in the
instrument clusters. Some models were repaired by GM through a class
action law suit while others were left fitting the bill themselves. This
video will be helpful for anyone replacing these and saving money. Most
places will charge between 150 and 300 bucks when the stepper motors are
only about $5 each. The entire process start to finish (provided you have
all the tools) will take about an hour...ish.
Faces of GM - Matt Highstrom - Cadillac CUE
Interactive designer Matt Highstrom helped develop the Cadillac User
Experience (CUE) which allows you to bring your smartphone and music
players into your Cadillac and connect them into an industry-first
interface that keeps your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
Click through to see some features coming to your new Cadillac later this
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Your blower motor stop working on your GM Truck or SUV this could be the
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Delivering Apps to Your Car: Dan Kinney - Faces of GM
Dan Kinney is a self-described "west coast guy" who moved to the Detroit
area to take on the challenge of making your car more capable and more
personal to you. Check out the video to see what GM is doing to get more
people to develop new apps for your vehicle, and how that quest led Dan to
the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas where MyLink won CNET's
"Best of CES" in the Car Tech category.