Tag Archives: Rust

Hoarding Parts Can Pay Off

Ask any mechanic, and they probably have a drawer or box full of old nuts and bolts. It may not be very often that they need to be rummaged through, but sometimes they can solve problems.

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Home Improvement Store Car Repair

As someone who loved his first car more than it deserved, I understand holding onto a car longer than I should. That being said, this is just a bit too far. This car should’ve gone to the junkyard years ago.

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Car Didn’t Want To Be Fixed

It was my day off, and I had a long list of things to do, starting with some maintenance on my car. I had to do an oil change as well as replace one of the front wheel bearings. It … Continue reading

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Worn Out Brakes Are Bad For Wheels

I’ve seen plenty of worn out brakes, where the friction material is completely gone and it’s just the metal backing scraping against the rotor. All of those little particles of metal have to go somewhere, and the wheel is one … Continue reading

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Leaking Coolant Pipe

I was doing a checkover of a CR-V when I noticed some coolant on the bottom of the engine. It was hard to see exactly where it was coming from because it was behind the intake, but I could see … Continue reading

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Inside a Muffler

The exhaust system on my truck was badly rusting out, so I finally got around to replacing it. When I removed the muffler, it started falling apart even more than it already had, giving a good view at what the … Continue reading

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Rusted Exhaust Studs

A somewhat common problem on Hondas as they get older is an exhaust leak at the joint between the converter and tailpipe. This happens when the nuts and studs holding it together rust away and let it loosen.

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When Total Destruction is the Only Option

Bolts don’t always come out. Parts don’t always want to come off. This happens a lot here in New York, in the rust belt.

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Rusted Exhaust Leads to Melted Gas Tank

Rust is never a good thing when it comes to cars, and one of the parts most subject to rust is the exhaust system. Usually it just ends in a rusted out exhaust pipe or muffler, but this one caused … Continue reading

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My Car: What Happened to the 97 Civic?

If you know me well, you know that I absolutely loved my first car, and wanted to keep it running forever. So why did I replace it last week with a 2007 Toyota Corolla?

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