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Oftentimes, when dealing with more advanced engine diagnostics, you’ll hear people talking about testing compression. It’s actually not a difficult process, and it can tell you a lot about what’s going on inside your engine. But, what is compression? Compression is the measure of the compressive force generated by the




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As many automotive DIY-ers eventually do, I’m currently knee-deep in my first engine swap. In my case, I’m not going for an exotic swap to win points at a car show. I’m also not building an sleeper that’ll win at the drag strip. I’m just doing a one-for-one swap to




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Let’s take a moment to talk about your car’s exhaust system. Unless you’re into a full aftermarket exhaust swap, it’s probably one of those out of sight, out of mind sort of things. It doesn’t generally require and cleaning or maintenance, and when parts wear out or break, you simply




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I was on my way into work last week when I got stuck behind a landscaper’s in the right lane. The truck was moving a bit slower than the rest of traffic and was hauling an open trailer full of equipment. No matter, I figured. I wasn’t really in a




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As you know from my last post, my car failed inspection due to excessive play in the front end, which I later traced to the tie rods. So, I decided to spend the rest of the weekend fixing the problem. I was able to locate a set of new inner




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Like me, a lot of my friends are seasoned do-it-yourselfers, and drove beater cars through college, making repairs themselves when they broke down. Eventually, many of them moved on to brand new cars. Still, they like to handle at least some of the work themselves. The question, then, is what




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Nobody likes being stuck on the side of the road. Sometimes it’s the result of a catastrophic breakdown. Other times, it’s because of something relatively simple. It would be nice to avoid that situation. With this simple and handy list, you might be able to get yourself moving again. For




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So, it’s time to change your oil. You drain the oil, change the filter, and fill the crankcase with fresh oil, right? Yes, but there’s actually a lot of science behind what’s going on in your engine to keep it running for the long haul. Above all, there’s the oil




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When it comes to working on a car, there’s a lot to keep in mind. While many people are scrupulous about items such as correct oil and coolant specifications, there are other chemicals you wouldn’t necessarily think of, but are important to pay attention to in the long term. Often,




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Let’s say that you’ve just been in an accident. Thankfully, you walked away from it without a scratch. Your car wasn’t so lucky. You’d dropped from full coverage down to liability only a while back because the car was getting old and you didn’t think you could justify the higher




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