I’ve been putting aftermarket valve covers on engines for years, and twice I have had immediate leakers during my vehicle maintenance projects. I thought I would take a few minutes to document an avoidable pitfall and hopefully save a few people the trouble of doing this auto maintenance job twice. When I am building a motor […]
Posts tagged "Truck Repair"
Continuing my 1987 Dodge Pickup project (see my other truck repair projects: air pump removal, using Loctite® Freeze & Release, and installing a motor oil pressure gauge sending switch). I found some really tricky aftermarket retractable cargo tie downs that I thought would be perfect for my truck. I was looking to retain my over-the-rail […]
I had a few minutes, so I thought that I would drop a quick note about the installation of the motor oil pressure gauge sending unit and the oil pressure sender/switch on my ’87 Dodge D150 pickup truck. As I had explained in an earlier truck repair posting on removing an air pump, the truck […]
Being a curious, yet thrifty, individual, I often find myself diving headfirst into old, corroded, rusty projects thinking I can save them and make them useful. My 1987 Dodge D150 (FREE truck, see story here) included. As with most truck repair projects, step one is disassembly. Over the years I’ve tried a dozens of methods […]
Anti-seize compounds are routinely used in automotive maintenance, truck repair, boat maintenance, motorcycle maintenance – almost anything that gets you from one place to another. But if you are a user of anti-seize, you know that it tends to get into places you might not want. So before you begin your vehicle maintenance project, you […]
My wife and I are the only two drivers in our household, although we own four cars. Two of them are my long-term project cars and I was told I could not buy another vehicle until I completed one. Last year, just before Christmas, I was driving home with my two sons after finishing up […]