Tool Review: Streamlight Stylus Pro USB

Out of all the tools I’ve reviewed, this might be the one I’ve used the most.

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Rusted Exhaust Studs

A somewhat common problem on Hondas as they get older is an exhaust leak at the joint between the converter and tailpipe. This happens when the nuts and studs holding it together rust away and let it loosen.

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The Wrong Way to Repair Brake Lines

When brake lines start leaking, they need to be replaced. Usually they leak from rust, and when they happens, either the whole line needs to be replaced, or just a section of it. The right way to do it is with either an entire new line, or connect a new section to an original section using proper flares and a union.

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Interesting Aerodynamics

Sometimes during a busy workday it’s nice to stop and take a moment to consider the thinking behind the styling of a car.

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Check the Right Dipstick

Recently we had a customer come in because they checked their oil and didn’t see anything on the dipstick, so they added oil. Checked again, still nothing, so they added more. And again.

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Broken Ball Joint

Ball joints are a crucial part of a car’s suspension. They’re attached to the steering knuckle or spindle, sometimes one at the top, as well as one at the bottom, and allow all the different directions of movement needed in those locations. If a ball joint breaks, that’s a big problem.

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When Total Destruction is the Only Option

Bolts don’t always come out. Parts don’t always want to come off. This happens a lot here in New York, in the rust belt.

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