This is an installation of the rear air springs compressor done by someone somewhere. Note the fuse , the compressor  and all that spectacular wiring spaghetti! Now this one is the same (very similar) system installed by myself for one of my customers. Feel the difference! This is how I like to do it –
Here is what happened to 2004 Chevy Optra (aka Daewoo Lacetti). Head gasket blown and upon removing cylinder head I found the head gasket in condition like this
For $350 you can buy a small laptop with touch screen …or a modern game console These would be quite advanced pieces of technology with state-of-the-art hardware loaded with complex software and doing a whole lot of useful or just pleasant things. But when it comes to automotive electronics then all you can get for $350 could be just this
While I’m spending most of the time for now with my laptop and phone doing all the boring business organisation stuff (I finished my business plan and it looks do-able!) I can’t resist to escape from all that office work to the shop and do some work there too. My workbench got itself a twin
Finally I found a moment to clean up the shop a little bit and take pictures of it. It is far, far, far from what I want it to be, but because more than a couple of customers already told me “Andrew, you got yourself a nice shop here!” I decided that there is nothing to
What has happened here? Nasty road accident? Fire? Nope. Sunroof on a Ford Edge has developed a rattle, that’s all. Sunroof mechanism designed to be GLUED to the body, about the same way as windshield, only much more difficult to remove. This time warranty paid the expenses, so no ones got a heart attack from the repair
I was amazed how alternator belt on running engine was rubbing against dead seized idler pulley without making any angry sounds. Could not believe my own eyes for a second or two looking how the belt runs absolutely quietly but idler pulley is not rotating at all. It happened on a 20 years old Chevy
This is what some people believe in. Actually my wife does not believe that cars do break down – she never had any of her cars ever broken down (two blown tires doesn’t count). I never had any of my cars letting me down except of only one.
Here is a spark plug with clearly visible whitish tracks showing where high voltage was draining to the ground instead of jumping across air gap producing a spark. Cylinder where this spark plug was installed had misfire under load (on acceleration) at the mileage of just a bit over 60 000 km on Ford F-150
Paleontology is our favorite science here in Grande Prairie, isn’t it? I have to do some of it every day too.