Monthly Archives: July 2017

Melted Dipstick

Another for the list of things I’ve never seen before. A Civic came in after badly overheating because of a damaged radiator. It overheated so badly that it melted the dipstick. Advertisements

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How To: My Sway Bar Link Replacement Method

One of the more common suspension parts to need replacement, in my experience, are sway bar links. Up here in New York, or in other states where rust is an issue, it isn’t always easy to loosen the nuts holding … Continue reading

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Stop Driving on Flat Tires

Tire pressure monitoring systems have been required on new cars in the US since 2007. Because of that, you should always know when your tires are getting low or flat without having to look at them or check the pressures … Continue reading

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Mechanical Malarkey Gets A New Camera!

I just bought what may be my most expensive tool, though for more than just cars. My latest purchase, a Canon Rebel T5i:

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No Pad Left

Sometimes you have to wonder how a customer either didn’t notice a problem, or didn’t care enough to get it checked out. I’ve worked on many cars with so many indications of major problems, sometimes very unsafe problems, but somehow … Continue reading

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Unlucky Tire

My typical procedure when a car comes in with the low tire pressure light on is to first check all the pressures, because temperature changes can cause all the pressures to change equally and cause the light to come on, … Continue reading

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Duct Tape + Spray Paint = Collision Repair?

I was doing some work on a Honda Ridgeline when the front bumper caught my eye.

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