Tag Archives: Heating & Cooling

HVAC Dog Food Storage

If you need a place to store extra dog food for those long trips with your pet, try storing it in your HVAC system. Actually, no, that’s a bad idea, usually it’s rodents that try that. Advertisements

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Dashboard Removal

Last week was the second time I’ve had the fun job of removing a dashboard to replace part of the HVAC system, this time on a Honda Fit.

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Seized Water Pump

I will never cease to amazed by what customers say is wrong with their car and then what is actually wrong, sometimes a much worse thing than what they noticed.

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Melted Dipstick

Another for the list of things I’ve never seen before. A Civic came in after badly overheating because of a damaged radiator. It overheated so badly that it melted the dipstick.

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Pinpoint The Pinhole

Earlier this week I wrote about using fluorescent dye to find leaks in air conditioning systems. Sometimes dye doesn’t help and you have to use other methods, such as a leak detector, or just by looking carefully.

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A/C Dye Spill

A common way to find the source of an air conditioning refrigerant leak is to inject fluorescent dye into the system. Once dye is circulating in the system, if there is a leak the dye will also leak out, and … Continue reading

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Bend a Line, Cook an Engine

If you don’t know what it is, don’t drive over it. A Honda Odyssey came into the shop for a check engine light.

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