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Be Careful What Tree You Park Under

If you’re somewhere with a lot trees, you sometimes need to be careful where you park your car. You might think that the only danger a tree could pose to your car would be a falling branch, but that it … Continue reading

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When You Have To Buy a Tool For a Job

Even if you’ve been a mechanic for years and have a toolbox full of tools, sometimes you’re missing that one crucial tool for a certain job. I once had to wait for one of the tools trucks to show up … Continue reading

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The Cleanest Rusted-Out Ford

When a dealership decides that a trade-in isn’t worth selling, it often goes into a wholesale auction where other dealers buy them. Often these cars are older, high mileage, rusted out, or just not worth fixing to sell at a … Continue reading

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Throwback: Wrong Spark Plugs

Originally posted March 27, 2017. 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 … Continue reading

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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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