• radiator anatomy

    The largest component to your vehicle’s cooling system is the radiator, but did you know that the radiator is also connected to your transmission and in some cases your engine’s oiling system too? Inside your radiator are smaller radiators that help keep your transmission fluid and engine oil cool as well. The basic radiator consists of two tanks with a set of tubes…

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  • repair fiberglass

    Fiberglass is an amazing material, but it has a few special considertaions when dealing with damage. Here’s how to repair fiberglass body panels.

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  • How to Clean Your Intake Valves With CRC Intake Valve Cleaner

    Internal combustion is messy business, and all of the byproducts of making power are not limited to the combustion chamber and exhaust, not by a long shot. Gasoline itself is dirty. As you get closer to the combustion chamber, the effects of burning gasoline become more and more apparent…

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  • A Guide To Common Screws

    Fasteners are complicated, particularly screws. There many variations for screws, so many that it can be hard to figure out what you need, even with the old one in your hand. There are some common standards, and then there are the specialty screws that may or may not be replaced with one of the standard…

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  • How To Repair Damaged Threads

    Just a bit tighter and that should do it….. annnnnnd now it is stripped. Great, that’s not a good situation. You just stripped out a hole in a bracket that you can’t just replace. Now what? You can’t add a nut to the back side because that won’t fit, and you need to get your…

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  • 10 Car Paint Prep Tips

    So you finally decided to pull the trigger and paint your car or truck, and you want to do it yourself. Great! Now what? Unfortunately, you can’t just grab some rattle cans and start laying down color, there is a lot to do before you get to that point. Painting a car is a time-consuming…

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  • cutting and grinding metal the right way

    If you work on cars long enough, there will come a time when you need to cut or grind on metal. If you are restoring a car, that time will come sooner rather than later. There are multiple ways to get the job done, and which method you choose often depends on the purpose at…

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  • U-Joint Guide

    The driveshaft in your car connects the transmission to the rear differential and in some cases the front differential. The driveline consists of a slip yoke, the shaft, a bolt-in yoke, and two or more U-joints. The purpose of the U-joint is to adjust for the working angles of the suspension. They are the weak…

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  • fuel pump

    There are numerous components inside your car that are rarely given a single thought, parts like the brake booster, radiator thermostat, or the fuel pump. These parts are hidden away, doing their job until the day comes that they don’t. That is when those parts quickly become a burden. The fuel pump is one of…

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  • common automotive fasteners

    Hey there everyone, step right up to the never ending bin of automotive fasteners! This magical bin is filled with every nut, bolt, washer, or screw you could ever possibly need. Don’t worry about grades or threads, any nut will do…or so you might think. In reality, the circus side show of fasteners is fraught with…

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