Author Archives: Dan

Throwback: Mistakes Are Okay

I was looking through old posts and came across this one, it’s a good reminder. Originally posted April 17, 2017. If you just replaced the wrong part, broke something, or damaged a car, this one’s for you.

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Easy EGR Leak

A Honda Odyssey came into the shop with a check engine light. I hooked up the scan tool and found the codes P0400 EGR System Leak and P0430 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold. The first step to diagnosing an EGR … Continue reading

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Fake Fancy Brakes

Usually, the brakes on a car aren’t something you pay much attention to. But on sportier or fancier cars, sometimes some attention is shown to how they look. With bigger wheels that show more of the brakes, a common way … Continue reading

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Welding On My 1990 F-250

New blog posts every Monday and Thursday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Watch Mechanical Malarkey on YouTube! Mechanical Malarkey T-shirts, hats, and stickers are available to order! -Dan

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One Seized Caliper

A used car that we had recently sold came into the shop with a complaint of a shaking steering wheel and pulling to the right while driving. The first step to diagnostics is always to confirm the complaint, so I … Continue reading

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Exhaust Hanger Creativity Update

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about how I had to make an exhaust hanger out of a coat hanger because it would take too long to get an OEM replacement. Well, that car came back to the … Continue reading

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THE BEST OIL CHANGE VIDEO EVER

New blog posts every Monday and Thursday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Watch Mechanical Malarkey on YouTube! Mechanical Malarkey T-shirts, hats, and stickers are available to order! -Dan

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