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 leak is to do a visual check for leaks. When I got the van up in the air, I found the problem very quickly.

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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 to dress up the brakes is to paint the calipers. Typical colors to paint brake calipers are red, yellow, or black, and may also have the manufacturer’s logo on them.

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Welding On My 1990 F-250


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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 took it for a test drive.

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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 shop.

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THE BEST OIL CHANGE VIDEO EVER


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