A Pilot’s Untimely Demise

In the few years I’ve been a mechanic, I’ve seen a few cars that were rusted to the point of being scrap. Sometimes they’re repairable, like with the rusted out subframe on my 96 Civic. Other times it’s the floorboards or other structure, which really aren’t worth repairing a lot of times.

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Mechanical Malarkey Buys a Truck!

I’ve teased this on Instagram, and yes, I bought a truck. It’s a 1990 Ford F-250. And it’s camouflage.

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Leaking Heater Core Cleanup

Normally you do everything you can to keep water out of the passenger compartment of a car. However, if you don’t want to freeze when it’s cold outside, you need to bring some water inside, preferably contained within the heater core. The heater core is part of the engine cooling system and draws heat from the engine coolant to heat the cabin.

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Stripped Lug and Stud

It’s the beginning of winter, so there are a lot of cars getting snow tires. I was taking off the wheels of a car to do another set when one lug nut gave me trouble.

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The Civic Brake Line Ordeal

Back in March my dad’s 2001 Honda Civic developed a leak in one of the brake lines. The ensuing repairs ended up taking until September to finally finish, partly due to my free times and partly because I just had to replace more and more things. This is the story of what I had to do.

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Duct Tape Van

At the dealership we don’t see a lot of cars older than 10 years old, often when we do it’s for a recall or check engine light. Sometimes those older cars are in pretty bad condition.

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Thanksgiving Thank-You

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the United States today, so I just wanted to take a minute and say thanks to everyone who reads this blog or follows me on social media. I love telling my stories of mechanic work and showing pictures of things I find, and I’m glad you keep coming back for more.

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Not gonna stop anytime soon.

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