My name is Dan.

I’m a young mechanic at a Honda dealership in western New York. I began in 2014, so my knowledge and experience are just getting started, and hopefully this blog will serve to document my growth as a technician.

The primary purpose of this blog is to be a place for me to post about interesting and unusual things I encounter while working on cars. I’m not a writer, so don’t expect a literature masterpiece.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and do not represent those of my dealership or Honda.

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4 Responses to About

  1. r lee davis says:

    cool page…. if anyone were to ask or message you looking for a job, and remotely interested in relocating to tallahassee florida; please send them my way.


  2. Scott says:

    Dan, thanks for the videos on YouTube, specially thread chasing and dies. This is how I found you. I am replacing spark plugs on a 2011 Acura MDX, and one of the threads is not going well. I am thinking I need to chase the plug hole. Any advise, tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated.


    • Dan says:

      I’ve never had to chase spark plug threads myself, and I would imagine it would be tricky down in the deep spark plug tubes of overhead cam engines. The one thing I could say is be careful not to thread a chaser all the way through the hole because I don’t know how you’d get it back out.


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