Recent improvements in US- Cuban relations is sure to promote more than tourism and trade. It’s also allowed Raul Castro, the current leader of Cuba, to take part in a recent car show in Dade City Florida which is usually off-limits to most Cubans. Due to President Obama’s recent loosening of the embargo and travel restrictions with Cuba, Raul Castro was issued a travel permit to attend an event in Dade City Florida. He entered one of his daily driver’s, a 1946 Ford Coupe, into the Dade City Cruise-in classic car show.
The Time Sert 5600 is able to fix spark plugs threads that previously were not repairable. Blownoutsparkplug.com has been charging Ford vehicle owners $800 plus expenses to fly across the United States and fix the threads with a solid bushing insert. Although this may still be less expensive than replacing the head, it’s simply unnecessary with the Time Sert 5600 available with free next day shipping within the Continental USA. When parts store brand thread repair kits fail like Sav-a-Thread or Helicoil, or Lisle etc; sometimes lasting a while (and blowing out again) or until the next spark plug change coming out with the plug in a mangled mess. Continue reading
I loved my Lisle 48500 pushrod remover when doing intake gaskets on GM 2.8, 3.1 and 3.4 Liter engines found on a variety on GM vehicles like Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Chevy’s. The tool was thin and sometimes the spot welds would break if excess force was applied. Now Lisle has updated the tool to be much stronger and have a wider range of engines that it will work on. It saves thread wear on aluminum heads.
How many times have you started a project just to find out you weren’t prepared for the task at hand? Well, if you’re anything like me you think you’re prepared and quickly find out that is indeed not the case. There are plenty of automotive repairs that are simple enough that even an untrained individual can achieve success and save money. Most do-it-yourselfers are quickly learning that they CAN do many jobs themselves. That’s just what I want to touch on today. I want to show how one little tool can help may people be successful, when it comes to a vehicles rear disc brake pad replacement.
How important is the fuel pressure in a vehicle? I’m sure you aren’t losing sleep over this question unless you’ve got a fuel pressure related issue, but in order for a vehicle to run properly, correct fuel pressure is crucial. Not only for allowing fuel to get to the fuel injectors or carburetor, but to also maintain the performance level expected. Some drive-ability symptoms that may indicate a problem with low fuel pressure could be things like; stalling, lack of power when going up hill and backfiring when accelerating just to name a few.
The water pump is a crucial part of your vehicle. It endures constant use and when working properly prevents your engine from overheating. A leak here can cause serious damage to your vehicle’s engine. Some signs that you might have a problem would be finding coolant or water pooled under your vehicle. Water pumps have a weep hole that water can leak out of when the pump is failing. Another obvious sign of overheating, is seeing your temperature gauge reading go above normal. Continue reading
I think for the most part (if possible) we like to do our own auto repairs. Today, saving time and money is very important. Having the proper tools for the easy jobs can make life a little easier and definitely less stressful. That’s why I want to tell you about the Lisle LIS65000 Deep Hole Spark Plug Repair Kit. Most of us are keeping our vehicles longer and regular preventive maintenance keeps us on the road.
The little tool that can. Yes, the Lisle LIS31000 Magnetic Pick-Up Tool fits that description to a T and is one of the most important must have automotive tools that you could have in the tool box. This American Made powerhouse of a tool can and will be a life saver in the event you would ever need it. Just imagine you’re under the hood and you just dropped one of the screws that holds the air box together.
Broken bolts and studs are one of the most frustrating things to deal with when working on a vehicle. Well, here we go. The truck isn’t running like it should and all fingers point to the manifold gasket. Not the most difficult job to do, so you set aside the time to get this repair done. You think, this shouldn’t take long and then I’ll have the rest of the day to do something fun; Sound familiar? Now, you have the truck on the ramp, tools out, everything needed right at your finger tips to begin. All necessary items have been removed and your down to the crux of the problem.
There are numerous reasons as to why your vehicle has increased oil consumption and you would have to go through a check list to determine what it truly is. However, I would like to address one of the possible causes and introduce a tool that will make this very important repair an absolute must have. Damage to the engine cylinders is a serious problem and once identified needs to be addressed immediately.