All 4 Outlets Don’t Work

A customer came in with a few problems to diagnose. One of them was that none of their accessory sockets worked. The most common problem is a blown fuse, but this was all of their sockets.

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Tire Blowout? Accidental Off-Roading?

Sometimes there are cars outside the body shop at the dealership that have interesting damage. I rarely get to hear what happened to cause the damage, so I have to try to guess what might have caused it.

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A Quick Word on Safety

Today’s video is about safety while working on cars.

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Comedic Emblem

Sometimes cars seem to have a sense of humor. I was looking over a Honda CR-V that was well past its prime. It was close to 200,000 miles, and had a lot of problems.

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Faking a Race Car

I’ve posted before about when people put stickers on their car to try to impress people with what features their car allegedly has. Often it’s fake, and anybody who actually knows about what features are available would know that the car doesn’t actually have what it claims to have. A lot of times it’s a VTEC sticker, or a “turbo” emblem, or even an emblem denoting a high performance trim level, like a Civic Type R.

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Long Tire Life

Recently I had a 2013 CR-V in the shop. While looking it over I measured the tires, and there was 3/32nds on the front and 5/32nds on the rear, which is right around when it’s time to get new tires. The tires also had a lot of dry rot cracks developing, which happens to most tires as they get older.

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Announcing the Mechanical Malarkey YouTube Channel

That’s right, Mechanical Malarkey is no longer just words and pictures, it will now also be in video! Click below to watch the YouTube channel introduction video.

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Click here or on the video above to watch the introduction video.

This channel will be an extension of the blog. You’ll get videos of DIY instructions on various car repairs, videos of working on my cars, and stories about working on cars.

I hope you’re interested and subscribe. Thanks!

-Dan

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