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How to Unsnap Corroded Boat Grommets

Every so often, you may find that the plating on one of the metal grommets that holds your boat cover in place has corroded. While your first inclination may be to slip the tip of a screwdriver under the grommet, brace it against your boat and jerk the screwdriver's handle upward to free the grommet

How to Install Automotive Freeze Plugs

Freeze plugs, also called core plugs and expansion plugs, are castings holes in the engine block that serve two purposes. First, they provide a way to remove the sand that's used to create cooling passages in the engine block during the casting process. And second, they are designed to pop out of pl

Tips for All Wheel Drive Vehicles

There are a lot of different all wheel drive systems one should know about. It basically means that there is power that is given to all 4 of the wheels. Because there are so many different car makers that all have different ideas of how to take advantage of all wheel drive it is confusing. It is a g

How to Troubleshoot a Car's Clutch

Over time, a car's clutch wears out just like its tires. Generally, there are signs or symptoms that indicate there is a problem with your clutch. Here are some basic guidelines for troubleshooting your car's clutch before seeking the help of a mechanic.

How to Seal Rusty Fuel Tanks

Fuel tanks rust when the interior of the tank is exposed to moisture. Over time, that moisture will begin to rust the tank's walls. Because water is heavier than fuel, it will settle to the bottom of the fuel tank, which is where the rust first appears. Rust particles can foul up tubing, injectors a

How to Install a Diamond-Plated Rocker Panel

Rocker panels are the areas on a vehicle beginning at the bottom edge and extending about eight to twelve inches up the side. The rocker panels take a lot of abuse from road grime, mud, water, snow and dirt. Installing diamond-plate rocker panels can give your vehicle much-needed protection and a st

DIY Brake Pad Install

Disc braking systems are composed of brake calipers, rotors and the brake pads that require the most frequent maintenance. The material on the brake pads is necessarily soft to grip the metal rotors during braking and thus wear out much more frequently than the other components of the brakes. Many a

How to Install a Wix Fuel Filter

Replacing your stock filter with a Wix Filter is a step up in improving the performance of your vehicle. The Wix filter is designed to catch and hold all the sediments and debris coursing through your fuel lines. Wix filters are known for their high-quality construction and ability to keep unwanted

How to Disable the ABS Brakes on a Range Rover

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) on a Range Rover is designed to selectively limit brake pressure in order to prevent the wheels from locking up. When the ABS computer senses a wheel's rotation speed slowing too quickly it engages the ABS. This system is an important safety feature and must only b

How Do I Replace the Oil in a BMW 528i?

The 1999 528i is a four-door luxury sedan from German maker BMW. The 1999 528i belongs to the E39 generation of cars and is powered by a straight-six engine. Like all cars, the 528i should receive regular oil and filter changes as part of its routine maintenance. This will ensure a long life for the

Automotive Engine Repair Process

Those that read this article will learn more about the automotive engine repair process. While a failed engine may cause many vehicle owners to buy a new car, repairing their engine can often save them many thousands of dollars in just a few short years.