Monthly Archives: March 2017

Unusual Icy Wheel Buildup

On a snowy day in New York I was taking a drive, and when I stopped for lunch I noticed something interesting on my back wheels. The snow and slush spray had built up on my wheels in an interesting … Continue reading

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Wrong Spark Plugs

I recently had an older Honda Odyssey come into the shop for a few recalls and other repairs, and found that it had some codes in the computer indicating misfires. It was misfiring on all 6 cylinders. First thing to … Continue reading

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Quick Drive: 1983 Mazda RX-7

One of my coworkers recently purchased a 1983 Mazda RX-7, and he recently let me take it for a spin after work. Before this, the oldest vehicle I’d driven was a 1985 Chevy S-10, and I’d never driven anything with … Continue reading

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Quick & Dirty Fix: Washer Fluid Pump

I recently refilled my windshield washer fluid, and found that I had a problem.

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New York to Missouri, and Back

Just over a week ago, I returned from a my solo road trip. I drove from Rochester, New York, to Springfield, Missouri, and back. It’s a 16 hour drive each way, which I spread over two days each way. A … Continue reading

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More Good Engineering

A while back I made a post about how Honda CR-V subframes have a hole in them that allows you to easily reach a bolt on the exhaust pipe. I recently encountered another place where maintenance was clearly considered during … Continue reading

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No Tire Rotations

Tire rotations are important. They give your tires their best chance at a long life by evening out wear, and save you money in the long run because you won’t have to replace tires as often.

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