Brick removal is not a complicated job but the bricks themselves often get damaged during the removal process. In this post and associated short video I will demonstrate a brick removal method which keeps the bricks intact, allowing them to be reused. Bricks are cheap and it might not seem like too big a deal if a few of them get damaged during a home improvement project. … [Read more...]
DIY is something that I do a lot of. Mainly because I struggle to allow myself to pay someone to do something I can do myself! You'll find my DIY related content here!
Crankshaft position sensor replacement on an Opel / Vauxhall Astra is easy - this tutorial will show you how to do the job. Change your own crank sensor and save a fortune on garage fees! This post explains exactly how you can change the crankshaft position sensor on an Astra. Other names for the crankshaft position sensor include: Crank sensor Crankshaft sensor … [Read more...]
In this post and video we will find out how engine sensors work. Magnetic inductive sensors are very common and are used as crankshaft sensors, camshaft sensors, vehicle speed sensors etc. Let's look at exactly how they are made and how they work. The video consists of the following: Why it's important to understand how magnetic inductive sensors work Common uses for … [Read more...]
This post will show you a trick to read fault codes (trouble codes / error codes) without a diagnostic tool. It is nicknamed a 'pedal test' and is really quick and easy to do. This is one thing that the manufacturer always seem to forget to add to the car's owners manual!... This can work on many different models of Opel / Vauxhall cars including the following models: Astra, … [Read more...]
In this post I'll show you how to replace a crankshaft position sensor. If you have trouble code P0335 or need to change a crankshaft position sensor, read this post and watch my video showing you how you can do this job. By doing this job yourself you can save a fortune on garage fees! For me, this all started when my wife, Rossella, had the car cut out on her on a … [Read more...]