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How to Replace the Valve Cover Gaskets on a 2000 JAG S-Type

The valve cover gaskets on a Jaguar prevent oil from leaking out into the engine compartment. The cylinder heads have moving parts that will wear over time, necessitating an easy-access design for replacing them. In order to make access easy, removable covers are in place to cover the head. These in

Replace Your Car's Timing Belt

Do you notice that your car is beginning to show signs of wear and tear though the parts seem to be working just fine? Then one fine day, the car dies on you and your mechanic advises you to change the timing belt. With regular maintenance, this could have been avoided. So, what is a timing belt and

Dodge Neon Automatic Transmission Troubleshooting

The automatic transmission of your Dodge Neon may begin to make a loud whining or grinding noise. You will need to perform a few troubleshooting steps to correct it. A central processing unit known as the powertrain control module, or PCM, supports the automatic transmission system of your Dodge Neo

BMW Sequential Manual Gearbox Explained

First introduced in the E36 M3 in 1997, BMW's sequential manual gearbox, or SMG, is a direct descendant of Formula 1 technology. The SMG allows the driver to select either an automatic or manual mode. This differs somewhat from BMW's Steptronic gearbox, which also has manumatic shifting. The Steptro

How to Choose a Trolling Motor

Choosing a trolling motor is not at all difficult if you do your homework before you head to the store to buy one. There are several factors to be considered in the selection of a trolling motor, and it is possible to deal with each question without ever leaving home. These factors run the gamut fro

How to Troubleshoot a Leaking Fuel Filter

The fuel filter on a vehicle, whether it has a carbureted engine or a fuel-injected engine, is an important component that ensures that the fuel system receives clean, debris-free fuel. Occasionally, fuel filters or the fuel lines near them will leak fuel, causing a strong odor of fuel and a potenti

Corsa B Tow Bar Fitting Instructions

The Vauxhall Corsa is a compact European hatchback that is manufactured as a three-door model. The Vauxhall Corsa is compatible with a tow bar. To install a tow bar on your Corsa, it requires the removal of the rear bumper and several other components. You will also need a Vauxhall Corsa tow bar kit

DIY S10 Lowering

The Chevrolet S-10 has become one of the most sought-after vehicles for customization. This is due in part to the wide array of aftermarket parts available for the S-10, but also for the relative ease with which those parts are installed. In order to lower an S-10, all that is required is a set of l

Drag Bike Clutch Tuning Tips

Drag bikes are essentially the hot rods of the motorcycle world. These bikes are designed for peak speed for a very short period of time from a dead stop. Drag racing takes a huge toll on mechanical devices, and often the engines and transmissions for these drag bikes have to be rebuilt...

How to Replace Brake Shoes on a 2007 Gold Wing GL1800

Replacing the brake shoes, or pads on a 2007 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 motorcycle is a straightforward task, as the caliper sits at the middle of the wheel. When the brakes are applied, the calipers push the brake pads against the rotor. The brake pads protect the rotor and the caliper and need replace

How to Raise the Gasoline Evaporation Rate

Evaporation is the process whereby liquids move into a gaseous state. It is the process that allows saltwater to turn into fresh rain as a part of the water cycle. Gasoline evaporates at different rates based on how refined the gas itself is, the ambient temperature, air pressure, wind speed and the

How to Tighten Wheel Bearings

Once greased up and put back into place, wheel bearings need to be tightened in a very specific way. If this is not done properly, they can become too tight and that will cause excessive wear to the bearing itself, ultimately causing it to fail. However, if the bearing is not tightened enough, the b

How to Clean Dust Mop Slippers

Dust mop slippers slip over the head of your dust mop and are made of soft cloth fibers designed to remove dust from hard floor surfaces without scratching the floor. These fibers are absorbent and fluffy, which allows residue to accumulate quickly. This makes it important to wash the dust mop slipp

How do I Work the CD Changer on a 1992 Jaguar XJ6?

Jaguar cars are often known for their luxury features and technologies. One such technology is the six-disc CD changer that is equipped on most makes and models, including the 1992 XJ6. These systems allow you to switch between six different discs in your player with just a push of a button on your

Main Bearings Specifications for Clearance on a 1964 Chevy 283

The 283-cubic-inch engine was the smallest displacement V-8 Chevrolet offered in 1964. Like all other Chevy engines of the time, the 283 featured a one-piece crankshaft that rotated and transferred power to the transmission. Several bearings supported the crankshaft and allowed it to...

How Can I Get a Key Made for a 1986 Ford Truck When the Original Key Was Lost?

Losing car keys is a major inconvenience, especially when you don't have an extra key on hand to use until you locate your originals. When requiring new keys for your 1986 Ford truck, contact your local Ford service department or any professional locksmith. Fortunately, older Ford trucks are not equ

How to Maintain Power Steering Fluid Levels in a Dodge Caravan

The Dodge Caravan mini-van has undergone a number of changes since the 1990s, most of which have been concentrated in the interior features and the engine and transmission. While earlier models have had some reliability problems with the automatic transmission, the power steering system has remained

How to Replace a 2002 Dodge Stratus Fuel Filter

An automobile's fuel filter serves the simple purpose of removing foreign material from the gasoline before it reaches the fuel injection system. The filter on a 2002 Dodge Stratus can effectively remove normal contaminants from the fuel for up to 15,000 miles; Dodge recommends replacing the filter

How to Remove the Dash on a Volvo FH12

Driving your Volvo FH12 truck on the road on a constant basis damages the dash. Constant sun exposure causes the material that makes up the dash to expand out of place. This creates holes and cracks in the dashboard, which damages the electrical components that it houses. If this occurs, remove the

How to Take Care of Chrome Rims the Best Possible Way?

Chrome rims can look cool and sophisticated on any car. If it is your choice to customise you car with chrome rims, then make a good yet demanding choice. Chrome rims are parts that need lots of care because they can stain very easily and look good only when polished.