Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 02

Have you heard of “HYDROLOCK”?

                  Hydrolock (a shorthand notation for hydrostatic lock) is an abnormal condition of any device which is designed to compress a gas by mechanically restraining it; most commonly the reciprocating internal combustion engine, the case this article refers to unless otherwise noted. Hydrolock occurs when a volume of liquid greater …

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Mar 02

DIY bolt-on engine modifications

DIY bolt-on engine modifications can make our vehicles more powerful and more fun to drive, and there are lots of after-market companies that have come up with some great ideas. Thanks to their innovations, there are many changes you can make if you have the money and the time.   One bolt-on engine mod that …

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Mar 02

Can Motorheads DIY Garage save you money on car repairs with our concept? Yes we can!

The Economy is Driving More Car Owners to Do Their Own Auto Repairs, according to AutoMD’s “2010 DIY Report” Nearly 40% Doing More DIY than in 2008; 1 in 3 Report Saving over $1000 a Year; 84% of Those Who Usually Head to the Shop Likely to Attempt Repairs with More How-To Guides/Information Carson, CA …

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Mar 02

Wheel Studs and what you should know about them.

Wheel Studs and what you should know about them. Never use an Impact gun to torque wheel studs. Always use a torque wrench with the manufacturers recommended torque value. Over zealous mechanics without regard for “doing it right” use the impact gun to speed up their job which in the process over tightens the nuts …

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