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Tool Review: OTC Lower Control Arm Prying Tool

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5 Years of Mechanical Malarkey

I’ve been writing on this blog for five years now, and this had been the biggest year yet.

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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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Thanksgiving 2019

I just want to say thank you to everybody who reads this blog, follows me on social media, and watches my YouTube videos. I wouldn’t be doing this if you weren’t reading and watching. Thank you. New blog posts every … Continue reading

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4 Years of Mechanical Malarkey

It’s that time of year again, this blog has been around for another year. It’s been four years now!

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Be Careful With Gloves

A lot of mechanics don’t wear gloves. A lot do wear gloves. For most it’s a personal preference. I prefer wearing them instead of having to wash my hands frequently, and definitely wear them when working with various automotive chemicals. … Continue reading

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One Reason I Don’t Think Self-Driving Cars Will Work

There are plenty of opinions out there about why self driving cars are a bad idea or why they won’t work. One concern I haven’t seen voiced is one I’m seeing on the driver-assist systems on current cars. Most new … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Frustration Get You Hurt

Working on cars can be frustrating. Bolts can be hard to reach, parts don’t always fit right, snow drips on you in the winter. Managing your frustration is important because getting mad usually just leads to making mistakes and being … Continue reading

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Mechanical Malarkey in 2019

It’s the new year and my month off is over, so I’m back! Last year I did a lot of work on my truck, and bought a new used car to replace my Civic. Here’s what I’m hoping to do … Continue reading

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