• all about hoses

    Git your hoses heeere, fresh rubber hoses heeere! Your vehicle is full of fluids and vapors, and the main method of moving those fluids and vapors is through hoses. You probably already knew that, but what you may not know is that nearly every one of them is designed for a singular purpose and not…

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  • how to use JB Weld ClearWeld

    Sometimes you need to make a repair that is clear. You wouldn’t want to fix an acrylic fish tank with black epoxy, you need a clear product like JB Weld ClearWeld. This quick-setting epoxy cures clear when applied less than 15 mil thick. It is the perfect solution for tile, ceramic, glass, wood, metal, and…

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  • Types Of Grease

    Let’s talk about grease! No, not the stuff left over in the pan after broiling some burgers, real grease, the kind that makes your car do the things it needs to do. There are so many types of automotive grease, it can be a little confusing when looking at the lubricant aisle at the local…

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  • zip ties guide

    Zippity-doo-da, zippity-yay, I’m gonna organize some wiring today! Cable ties, or zip ties as they are more commonly known, may be one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind.  Invented in 1958 by Thomas & Betts, zip ties were branded Ty-Rap, and were designed for securing wiring in airplanes. Today, there are many…

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  • Punch & Chisel Guide

    Working on your own vehicle means having a lot of different tools, going far beyond those found in the typical tool kits and kitchen drawer. When it comes to specialty tools, there are many different types and uses, using the wrong one can not only damage the tool, but it can make your project take…

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  • how to use JB Weld ExtremeHeat

    Some of the most difficult to repair parts are the ones that must endure very high temperatures. Sure, the engine block may hit 180-220 degrees, but that is nothing compared to the extreme heat suffered by the exhaust, where temps can easily reach 1,200 degrees on a standard non-high-performance engine. Performance engines, such as supercharged…

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  • mothers_powerball4paint

    Washing your car is a time-honored tradition among automotive enthusiasts. While many people simply pump quarters (more like dollars) into automated machines, if you want to get your car truly clean, you need to wash it by hand. The deep clean that helps keep your car’s paint looking good year after year also means applying…

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  • how to install a helicoil insert

    You are just about finished with your most recent maintenance project, one more bolt to tighten and…. dang it, wouldn’t you know the threads just blew out in the cylinder head. You remove the bolt and it is coated with aluminum, which means that the threads in the head are stripped, not the bolt. Now…

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  • JB_weld_RTV_guide

    If you have done any amount of DIY auto mechanics or maintenance, you have likely been around RTV silicone. Also known as gasket maker, RTV silicone has many purposes in the automotive world, but it is mostly used to seal parts together. What you may not know is that there are several types of RTV…

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  • new driver tips

    As the parent of the freshly-licensed new driver, your life just became very different. Your little one has reached the age of driving, and while they are excited to get out and explore the world on their own, you are likely a nervous mess of emotion. There are so many questions you ask yourself “did…

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