Torque Wrench
How To & DIY

How to Use a Torque Wrench

Torque specifications for components (especially engine components) are not to be taken lightly. Fastener torque requirements are also changing as nuts and bolts are becoming more and more vehicle specific. There is no more running to the parts bin for a quick replacement. […]
Transmission Cooler Install
How To & DIY

How To Install a Transmission Cooler

Adding an aftermarket transmission cooler to your hot rod, car or truck is always a good idea. Here are some tips: Always mount the cooler in a place that has good air flow, When Installing coolers make sure lines are clear of anything that can rub them and always use line that… […]
Tricks to Boost Performance
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Old Car or Truck? How To Boost Performance

Whether it’s because of the economy or simply because today’s vehicles are more durable, an increasing number of people are driving used cars and trucks longer. Those looking to re-energize these rides with a bit more power may want to consider installing a performance-enhancing aftermarket product. […]
How To Install U-Joints
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How To Remove and Replace U-Joints

Tips and Techniques for Installing U-Joints. Welding u-joints is not recommended. Aside from the technical complications of metal stress or risk of boiling the grease, welding your u-joints can be inconvenient. Welding is permanent and the u-joints can not be re-used… […]
Body Filler Basics
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How To Use Body Filler

When working with body filler, what ever tools you use, the trick is to not add the last “skim coat ” till you KNOW that it is all you need. Don’t try to block out that first coat, just use it as a base for the LAST skim coat. […]
How to Test an Ignition Coil
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How to Test an Ignition Coil

This testing procedure is valid for just about any automotive ignition coil coil. Using an ohmmeter, check the resistance between the side terminals of the coil. Do this with all of the wires to the coil disconnected. You should see 0.75 to 0.81 ohms of resistance… […]