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LED Driving Lights – are they suitable for your car?

LED is the abbreviation for light emitting diodes. These lamps are commonly used as indicator lights in vehicles. When the LED was introduced as an electronic component in 1962 it was mainly emitting a low ...

Exide Battery Charger Instructions

Exide Technologies is a manufacturer of batteries and battery charging equipment. The battery chargers made by Exide are capable of charging any car, boat or motorcycle battery. By slowly building up an electric current inside the dead battery cells, the battery charger is able to breathe new life i

How to Build a Truck Ramp

If you own a pickup truck, you need a set of loading ramps. They work great for anything from loading a riding lawnmower to loading your favorite all terrain vehicle or motorcycle. Without these ramps, it is impossible for one person to load anything heavy, and extremely difficult for two people. Wh

Directions for MSR MiniWorks EX

The MSR Miniworks EX is a portable water microfilter. It has a carbon/ceramic filtration element with a .2 micron pore size and an airspring accumulator that allows up to one liter of water to be filtered per minute. The unit filters protozoa, bacteria, particulate matter and chemicals or toxins, su

Step-by-Step on How to Rebuild a 4 Cycle Engine Carburetor

A sputtering, dying engine on a lawn mower or motorcycle may owe its ailments to a dirty and clogged carburetor. The best way to remedy poor carburetor performance is to rebuild it. Rebuilding the carburetor in a 4 cycle engine--one that does not require a fuel/oil mix--involves replacing the intern

How to Replace Brake Pads on a 2003 Chevy Impala

The 2003 Chevy Impala is a full-size sedan made by the Chevrolet division of the General Motors Corporation. The sedan uses disc brakes to stop the vehicle during normal travel. The disc brakes work by a brake rotor being compressed between two brake pads, which stops the rotor and tires from spinni

How to Replace a Cabin Air Filter on a Chevrolet Truck

Cabin air filters were introduced in the mid-80s to help prevent dust, exhaust emissions, pollen and other pollutants from entering the interiors of cars and trucks. Cabin air filters were integrated into Chevy trucks in the late '90s. However, due to a dashboard redesign in 2003, many Chevy trucks

Car Fuel-Efficient Tips

As oil prices rising, fuel has become a topic of concern for most car owners. Now I want share for many years of exploration experience in fuel efficient are summarized as follows: How much fuel ...

3A Racing Muffler Tips

A Japanese company that has been making exhaust products since 1976, 3A is well-known for its muffler tips, or exhaust tips. They're high quality, not too expensive and widely available. Thanks to their ease of installation, exhaust tips are often one of the first modifications that car owners make

How to Flush the Radiator in a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix

Preventive maintenance on your 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix includes yearly radiator flushes to prevent radiator-clogging scale and sediment buildup. This maintenance also restores the coolant's lubricating and freezing capacity, preventing accelerated water pump wear and freeze-up. Because used coolant

Uses of Gardenia Oil

Gardenia oil has a sweet, floral scent. The essential oil is extracted from the plant by a technique called enfleurage, an older form of extraction used on certain flowers that are too delicate for the more extreme methods of extraction. The petals, which are the most fragrant part of the Gardenia p

How to Make Homemade Carnauba Wax

Carnauba wax is a fantastic way to protect the longevity of your car's paint job, as it is one of the hardest waxes found in nature, thereby creating a hard barrier to keep your car's paint safe. If you don't want to buy commercially available prepared wax concoctions, it is possible to create your

Ford 351W Block Identification

The 351W, or "Windsor" engine, manufactured between 1969 and 2001, is a member of Ford's 90-degree eight-cylinder engine family. Not to be confused with Ford's 351 "Cleveland" engine, the 351W gets its name from Ford's Windsor, Canada, plant, where it was briefly manufactured.

How to Put Oil in an Air Conditioned Car

All automobiles require engine lubrication. Motor oil creates a thin, nearly friction-free barrier that separates engine parts, and allows car engines to operate at their maximum design efficiency. Adding oil to a car equipped with air conditioning is a relatively simple task, which will only requir

How to Check the Fuel Pressure PSI in a 1989 F-150

The fuel system pressure in a 1989 Ford F-150 should be between 55-62 psi while the fuel pump is operating. Problems will occur when the fuel pressure falls outside of this range. Fuel pressure below 55 psi can cause sluggishness, engine stalling and poor performance. Fuel pressure above 62 psi can

Car Wax Treatments

With so many different automotive wax products on the market claiming to be the best, deciding what's best for your car can be a confusing experience. Many who are looking for the deepest possible shine and UV protection will simply purchase the most expensive or well-known brand,...

How to Change the Radiator in a Jeep Cherokee

Radiators are the heart of any vehicle's cooling system. Changing the radiator in your Cherokee is necessary if it begins to leak, has heavily damaged cooling fins or becomes plugged with corrosion or other debris.

2000 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner's Manual

The 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis Owner's Manual consists information on instrumentation, controls and features, seating and safety restraints, starting and driving, roadside emergencies, maintenance and care, capacities and specifications, customer assistance, and reporting safety defects. It bas

How to Change the Spark Plugs on a 2004 Ford F250 Super Duty 6.8 V10

Ford introduced the F-250 in 1953, as the automaker changed the names on all three of its full-sized pickups. In the 1997 model year, Ford introduced a new engine for the F-250 and F-350: the 6.8-liter V-10. The 6.8-liter equipped 2004 Ford F-250 produced 310 horsepower and 425 foot-pounds of torque