In this post I show you exactly how to use a screw extractor set to remove a broken head bolt from an engine. I made a step-by-step video to show you exactly how you can use an easy out to remove a fastener on which the head has snapped off. You can watch the video embedded below. Here are the steps required to use a screw extractor set: Make a flat surface in the middle … [Read more...]
CAR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
I've been tinkering with and fixing vehicles for as long as I can remember and have done some pretty big jobs in the past. In future I'll share this with you and hopefully you will learn something along the way!
Do you have a seized / stuck / frozen brake on your car? Or is one of your brake calipers leaking hydraulic fluid? Well, the good news is, there is an easy and cheap DIY fix, and this website post , along with my associated video, will show you exactly how you can go about fixing either of these problems yourself. Brake calipers take a lot of abuse. They sit low down on your … [Read more...]
Alternator troubleshooting & repair might seem like a job to leave to the experts but in reality it is an easy DIY job! You can troubleshoot and repair faults with your car's alternator with a basic tool kit and this post and video will show you how. Often, alternators stop working due to a cheap and easy to replace component. Usually it is a problem with the diode plate … [Read more...]
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...]