Instructables: exploring - workshop - cars - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:47:23 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY Auto Repairs: Rear Bumper Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Auto-Repairs-Rear-Bumper-Cover/
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:01:18 PST
Honda Civic Micro Camper/utility Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Honda-Civic-Micro-Camperutility-Trailer/
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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:20:59 PST
Replace Headlight Lamps on a KIA Ceed Left & Right Side http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-Headlight-Lamps-on-a-KIA-Ceed-Left-Right-S/
Replace Headlight Lamps on a KIA Ceed Left & Right Side - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/EXHI/JC6JXU88/FKEEXHIJC6JXU88.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/EXHI/JC6JXU88/FKEEXHIJC6JXU88.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/EXHI/JC6JXU88/FKEEXHIJC6JXU88.SMALL.jpg dekeros Hi! It's quite easy to change/replace the lamp/bulb on the headlights on a Kia Ceed. It doesnt take many minutes and its easy. It could also save you a couple of bucks by doing it yourself instead of leaving it to the car mechanic.If you just want the moving pictures of this, there is a small video....
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Tue, 9 Jan 2018 12:09:35 PST
How to Upgrade Your Vehicle's Exterior Incandescent Bulb to LED http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Upgrade-Your-Vehicles-Exterior-Incandescent/
How to Upgrade Your Vehicle's Exterior Incandescent Bulb to LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/N2WF/JC0U9M9V/FBIN2WFJC0U9M9V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/N2WF/JC0U9M9V/FBIN2WFJC0U9M9V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/N2WF/JC0U9M9V/FBIN2WFJC0U9M9V.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Tutorial on how to upgrade your vehicles factory exterior incandescent bulbs to LED. For this I am working with a 1998 Ford Ranger, upgrade procedures will vary between vehicles, but for the most part it's quite straight forwards. This write-up will include upgrading your signal lights, reverse ligh...
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Fri, 5 Jan 2018 16:51:07 PST
Top 10 Money Saving Auto Repair Tips http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-10-Money-Saving-Auto-Repair-Tips-You-Can-Do-Yo/
Top 10 Money Saving Auto Repair Tips - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/8BAR/JC0U98Z7/FSX8BARJC0U98Z7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/8BAR/JC0U98Z7/FSX8BARJC0U98Z7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSX/8BAR/JC0U98Z7/FSX8BARJC0U98Z7.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on my top 10 repairs or maintenance work that you can do yourself to save money. This list will be from the easier repairs to slightly more complicated repairs, all can be done with minimal tools, limited experience, and with minimal risk of damage. When I worked at a dealership, I wo...
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Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:14:38 PST
Car Phone Mount Using PVC http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Phone-Mount-Using-PVC/
Car Phone Mount Using PVC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/XA21/JC0U7LJS/FZJXA21JC0U7LJS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/XA21/JC0U7LJS/FZJXA21JC0U7LJS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/XA21/JC0U7LJS/FZJXA21JC0U7LJS.SMALL.jpg JezouaA Despite of the handful of infotainment systems and hands-free features our car offers, most of us have that uneasy feeling of incompleteness when we cannot use our phones during our daily drive. Of course there are available car phone mounts sold everywhere but sometimes their designs are just not w...
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Thu, 4 Jan 2018 20:11:06 PST
Customized Car Instrument Cluster Gauge Face http://www.instructables.com/id/Customized-Car-Instrument-Cluster-Gauge-Face/
Customized Car Instrument Cluster Gauge Face - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F57/8V83/JC2Y9HR9/F578V83JC2Y9HR9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F57/8V83/JC2Y9HR9/F578V83JC2Y9HR9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F57/8V83/JC2Y9HR9/F578V83JC2Y9HR9.SMALL.jpg JenieT Our trusty old Mazda 323BG's (1994) instrument cluster is clearly showing its age. Its lights are too dim to see at night and the design is clearly outdated so I decided to do something about it and give her a much needed "face-lift" :-)What you'll need: Workshop Manual for your car Screwdrivers Iso...
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Thu, 4 Jan 2018 08:50:46 PST
Custom Pick Up Truck Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Pick-Up-Truck-Bed/
Custom Pick Up Truck Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/3WQ6/JBWK18QO/FEW3WQ6JBWK18QO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/3WQ6/JBWK18QO/FEW3WQ6JBWK18QO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/3WQ6/JBWK18QO/FEW3WQ6JBWK18QO.SMALL.jpg ReconDigital My dad and I built him a custom flatbed for his 2000 Toyota Tundra out of wood. Neither of us is really tooled or experienced in working with metal so once the change is mad from the metal of the frame to the wood , then the construction is much the same as building a deck. and it is easier to repai...
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Wed, 3 Jan 2018 18:22:18 PST
5 Ways How to Remove a Stuck Brake Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Ways-How-to-Remove-a-Stuck-Brake-Drum/
5 Ways How to Remove a Stuck Brake Drum - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/HY1D/JBE171VS/F1EHY1DJBE171VS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/HY1D/JBE171VS/F1EHY1DJBE171VS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/HY1D/JBE171VS/F1EHY1DJBE171VS.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on the five different ways to remove a stuck drum on a brake assembly. Depending on how the drum is stuck will affect which method is needed to remove the drum. You should get able to get an idea of how the drum is stuck by trying to move it. Either by rotating or trying to pull it fr...
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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:21:12 PST
How to Polish Old Rust Stained Chrome Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-Old-Rust-Stained-Chrome-Wheels/
How to Polish Old Rust Stained Chrome Wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/2BCG/JBE12PN6/FRP2BCGJBE12PN6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/2BCG/JBE12PN6/FRP2BCGJBE12PN6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/2BCG/JBE12PN6/FRP2BCGJBE12PN6.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to clean and polish chrome wheels. Having the tires mounted on the wheels or the wheels on or off the vehicle does not matter. If the chrome surface has rusting, this cannot be fixed with this method. Being that chrome is a plating on metal, this plated surface is damaged. With...
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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:33:18 PST
Replace Leaking Oil Filter to Block Adapter Gasket in Mercury Marauder or Ford Mustang or Any Ford Modular V8. http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-Leaking-Oil-Filter-to-Block-Adapter-Gasket/
Replace Leaking Oil Filter to Block Adapter Gasket in Mercury Marauder or Ford Mustang or Any Ford Modular V8. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/80VG/JBE10OI5/FP980VGJBE10OI5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/80VG/JBE10OI5/FP980VGJBE10OI5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/80VG/JBE10OI5/FP980VGJBE10OI5.SMALL.jpg ByronR18 You're going to want this felpro gasket, as well as these o-rings. Find them. Buy them.https://www.amazon.com/Sterling-Seal-ORVT015x50-Nu...The o-rings are standard -015 o-rings. Pay attention to materials and durometer. You want a 70 or harder durometer and a material that will withstand oil an...
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Wed, 20 Dec 2017 06:58:34 PST
3 Causes of Uneven Brake Pad Wear http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Causes-of-Uneven-Brake-Pad-Wear/
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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 23:42:42 PST
Why I Wear Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Why-I-Wear-Gloves/
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Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:18:20 PST
Vw Jetta '04 Tdi Pierburg Fuel Pump Clean/Fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Vw-Jetta-04-Tdi-Pierburg-Fuel-Pump-CleanFix/
Vw Jetta '04 Tdi Pierburg Fuel Pump Clean/Fix - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/I4JF/JB3ZT6K5/F1VI4JFJB3ZT6K5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/I4JF/JB3ZT6K5/F1VI4JFJB3ZT6K5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1V/I4JF/JB3ZT6K5/F1VI4JFJB3ZT6K5.SMALL.jpg jur-and after lifting a back seat on the passenger side and unscrew the cover, you have access to a pump. if the black nut is not tight good enough, the fuel will appear on the top. prevent this after cleaning or fixing the device. now, press the snaps showed on the picture and lift the fuel hoses. disconne...
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:02:15 PST
My Top 14 Brake Replacement Tips http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Top-14-Brake-Replacement-Tips/
My Top 14 Brake Replacement Tips - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FME/IJ0E/JB3ZKQVS/FMEIJ0EJB3ZKQVS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FME/IJ0E/JB3ZKQVS/FMEIJ0EJB3ZKQVS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FME/IJ0E/JB3ZKQVS/FMEIJ0EJB3ZKQVS.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on the top 14 brake tips for both drum and disc brake assemblies on vehicles. This is a list of tips that I find important when maintaining the brakes on your vehicle. Please feel free to share your own tips as well in the comments below. These tips are extremely important as they wil...
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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:39:50 PST
Padded Armrest for Truck http://www.instructables.com/id/Padded-Armrest-for-Truck/
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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 06:29:46 PST
Building a Custom Automotive Wheel From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Custom-Automotive-Wheel-From-Scratch/
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Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:53:04 PST
How to Upgrade Your Brake Lights to LED http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Upgrade-Your-Brake-Lights-to-LED/
How to Upgrade Your Brake Lights to LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/K93W/JAMTY4ZQ/FSRK93WJAMTY4ZQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/K93W/JAMTY4ZQ/FSRK93WJAMTY4ZQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/K93W/JAMTY4ZQ/FSRK93WJAMTY4ZQ.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to upgrade your brake lights to LEDs along with what the benefits. For this I am working with a 1998 Ford Ranger and AuxBeam has provided me with the bulbs required for the replacement. Bulb replacement procedures will vary between vehicles, so tail lights need to be fully remo...
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Sat, 2 Dec 2017 23:34:57 PST
Refurbish Your Old Rims - Make Them Look Like New! http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-Your-Old-Rims-Make-Them-Look-Like-New/
Refurbish Your Old Rims - Make Them Look Like New! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/8E7O/JACU5IKN/FAT8E7OJACU5IKN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/8E7O/JACU5IKN/FAT8E7OJACU5IKN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/8E7O/JACU5IKN/FAT8E7OJACU5IKN.SMALL.jpg timdekker1825 In Sweden, it is mandatory to have winter tires during the winter half year. I only had dull looking steel rims for my winter tires, which was something I wanted to change.Since I am a student and do not want to spend to much money on wheels for my car, I decided to buy a set of second hand BBS whee...
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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:05:42 PST
Replace Front Brake Disks and Pads on a Citroen C3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-Front-Brake-Disks-and-Pads-on-a-Citroen-C3/
Replace Front Brake Disks and Pads on a Citroen C3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/5VT1/JACU514N/FJV5VT1JACU514N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/5VT1/JACU514N/FJV5VT1JACU514N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/5VT1/JACU514N/FJV5VT1JACU514N.SMALL.jpg cbm104 IntroChecking and replacing brake pads and disks is useful skill to have if you enjoy car maintenance, even if you decide not to do the replacement yourself it's handy to be able to spot an issue before it has an impact on your ability to stop.Checking the brakesIf your turn your wheels to full lo...
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Mon, 27 Nov 2017 02:19:32 PST
OIL FILTER WRENCH http://www.instructables.com/id/OIL-FILTER-WRENCH/
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Sat, 25 Nov 2017 20:50:51 PST
Jump Starting Car With Drill's Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Jump-Starting-Car-With-Drills-Battery/
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:08:40 PST
How to Do an Oil Change http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Do-an-Oil-Change/
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:57:07 PST
Removing Over-tightened Lock Bolts on Car Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Over-tightened-Lock-Bolts-on-Car-Wheels/
Removing Over-tightened Lock Bolts on Car Wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/33RA/JA36LX6C/FWD33RAJA36LX6C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/33RA/JA36LX6C/FWD33RAJA36LX6C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/33RA/JA36LX6C/FWD33RAJA36LX6C.SMALL.jpg AndreTheberge Winter is coming, and you need to install your snow tires. In case your vehicle has lock bolts or security nuts and you cannot remove them using the key tool or you lost your key tool, this Instructable is for you. For those living in a more temperate climate, having lock bolts on your wheels whil...
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:04:57 PST
Diesel Cold Weather Start http://www.instructables.com/id/Diesel-Cold-Weather-Start/
Diesel Cold Weather Start - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/M490/J9YJAHRW/F0FM490J9YJAHRW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/M490/J9YJAHRW/F0FM490J9YJAHRW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/M490/J9YJAHRW/F0FM490J9YJAHRW.SMALL.jpg colekannegiesser As some people may know it is difficult to start a diesel truck in cold weather, below 30 degrees. Now weather looking at buying one or just end up borrowing someone’s it is a necessary skill to know how to start it. It is important to know how to properly start a diesel truck in cold weather and it...
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:33:14 PST
How to Rebuild a Brake Caliper (WITHOUT Removing It From You Car!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Rebuild-a-Brake-Caliper-WITHOUT-Removing-It/
How to Rebuild a Brake Caliper (WITHOUT Removing It From You Car!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/KD4J/J9OWDK0N/FY5KD4JJ9OWDK0N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/KD4J/J9OWDK0N/FY5KD4JJ9OWDK0N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/KD4J/J9OWDK0N/FY5KD4JJ9OWDK0N.SMALL.jpg Random Chris Brake calipers are located in a very dirty area of your car and are subjected to years of abuse at the hands of road dirt, water and salt (and as a result of your 'sporty' driving technique!).Eventually the piston can corrode and the brake caliper will seize (aka 'freeze') and when you release the ...
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Wed, 8 Nov 2017 16:55:01 PST
How to Change Differential Fluid http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-Differential-Fluid/
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Wed, 8 Nov 2017 05:35:58 PST
Jerry Can Holders for FabFours Spare Tire Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/Jerry-Can-Holders-for-FabFours-Spare-Tire-Carrier/
Jerry Can Holders for FabFours Spare Tire Carrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/RY6U/J9OW60R1/F2YRY6UJ9OW60R1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/RY6U/J9OW60R1/F2YRY6UJ9OW60R1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/RY6U/J9OW60R1/F2YRY6UJ9OW60R1.SMALL.jpg lrwelling I had a spare tire carrier from FabFours installed on my 2010 Tacoma. Great product, well built, smooth operation. Seemed like there was plenty of room on the carrier for other gear, but FF only offers brackets for the tire, and a mounting post for a whip antenna. I wanted to be able to carry an ex...
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Mon, 6 Nov 2017 19:29:28 PST
How to Troubleshoot a Faulty Starter Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Troubleshoot-a-Faulty-Starter-Motor/
How to Troubleshoot a Faulty Starter Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/5MNF/J9EH91DM/FLQ5MNFJ9EH91DM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/5MNF/J9EH91DM/FLQ5MNFJ9EH91DM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/5MNF/J9EH91DM/FLQ5MNFJ9EH91DM.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to diagnose the starter on your vehicle. If you are having an issue with the starter or starting circuit, the engine of your vehicle will not turn over. If the engine does turn over, then you are having an issue relating to somewhere else on the vehicle, therefore the starter a...
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Wed, 1 Nov 2017 16:13:17 PDT
Hydraulic Car Jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydraulic-Car-Jack/
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Wed, 1 Nov 2017 14:15:12 PDT
Inspecting a Tarp http://www.instructables.com/id/Inspecting-a-Tarp-1/
Inspecting a Tarp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/NEBV/J98RGXG6/FR5NEBVJ98RGXG6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/NEBV/J98RGXG6/FR5NEBVJ98RGXG6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/NEBV/J98RGXG6/FR5NEBVJ98RGXG6.SMALL.jpg hwdnfld16 This is a guide to help those who are struggling with inspecting a tarp. Locating the Traveler With no training, starting out as an inspector is hard if there's no past experience. Let's start off by looking at the work order traveler. The traveler will show the length, width, material ounce, str...
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Sat, 28 Oct 2017 18:55:11 PDT
MR2 Turbo Tune-Up (3SGTE) http://www.instructables.com/id/MR2-Turbo-Tune-Up-3SGTE/
MR2 Turbo Tune-Up (3SGTE) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/IFQA/J98R80QH/FIPIFQAJ98R80QH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/IFQA/J98R80QH/FIPIFQAJ98R80QH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/IFQA/J98R80QH/FIPIFQAJ98R80QH.SMALL.jpg RobertR417 OverviewThis is a basic guide on tuning up the engine for a 1991-1998 Toyota MR2, or any other Toyota running a 3SGTE. (That is, the 2.0 liter turbo engine). It is generally a good idea to do a tune-up as soon as you buy a car, especially if you don't know the last time the car had a tune-up. This g...
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Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:54:50 PDT
Interchangle Toy Trucks (Reclaimed) http://www.instructables.com/id/Interchangle-Toy-Trucks-Reclaimed/
Interchangle Toy Trucks (Reclaimed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/08UV/JACTTNCN/F3Q08UVJACTTNCN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/08UV/JACTTNCN/F3Q08UVJACTTNCN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/08UV/JACTTNCN/F3Q08UVJACTTNCN.SMALL.jpg GFire Intro: 99% of of all my wood I used is thrown away pallet wood from my company. Perfectly good wood, just needs some TLC. In fact just a month ago is probably the first time ever bought new or good wood (for another project I'm working on which will soon be and instructable) So lets face it if you w...
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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:41:40 PDT
How to Change Your Oil http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-Your-Oil-5/
How to Change Your Oil - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F38/XO8P/J8YRFY75/F38XO8PJ8YRFY75.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F38/XO8P/J8YRFY75/F38XO8PJ8YRFY75.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F38/XO8P/J8YRFY75/F38XO8PJ8YRFY75.SMALL.jpg Johnweise Changing oil can be an extremely easy task that many people don't do for themselves. They tend to take their cars to the shop and pay someone to do something that anyone with a couple of tools can do. Getting Supplies One of the first steps is to get all of the supplies needed to complete the jo...
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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:56:43 PDT
How to Strip the Paint From a Valve Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Strip-the-Paint-From-a-Valve-Cover/
How to Strip the Paint From a Valve Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/WI9P/J8YR8GL0/FOTWI9PJ8YR8GL0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/WI9P/J8YR8GL0/FOTWI9PJ8YR8GL0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/WI9P/J8YR8GL0/FOTWI9PJ8YR8GL0.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to strip the paint from a valve cover. If you are deciding on painting your valve cover or polishing an aluminum cover, then you will need to strip any existing painted finish. Removing the existing paint from a valve cover is extremely important before adding new paint as you ...
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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:56:46 PDT
How to Rebuild a Starter Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Rebuild-a-Starter-Motor/
How to Rebuild a Starter Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/73YJ/J8UN36DZ/FU873YJJ8UN36DZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/73YJ/J8UN36DZ/FU873YJJ8UN36DZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/73YJ/J8UN36DZ/FU873YJJ8UN36DZ.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to rebuild a starter yourself at home. This is a great way to save money considering it’s only about $10 for replacement parts and a rebuilt replacement can around $150 depending on the vehicle. The repair maybe slightly more if you have to replace a solenoid.Tools/Supplies Nee...
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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:05:57 PDT
How to Paint Discolored Chevy Avalanche Sail Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Paint-Discolored-Chevy-Avalanche-Sail-Panel/
How to Paint Discolored Chevy Avalanche Sail Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/1K8A/J8QGB0B6/F6S1K8AJ8QGB0B6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/1K8A/J8QGB0B6/F6S1K8AJ8QGB0B6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/1K8A/J8QGB0B6/F6S1K8AJ8QGB0B6.SMALL.jpg ElvinWhite This instructable will show you how to prep and paint your discolored sail panel cladding to give your vehicle a better look. Removal of Cladding (triangular Pieces) Remove the cladding (triangular pieces) you cannot possibly sand (smooth) and paint them without removing them, I just bought a spa...
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 04:51:03 PDT
Toyota Tundra Bed Extender http://www.instructables.com/id/Toyota-Tundra-Bed-Extender/
Toyota Tundra Bed Extender - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/QB0O/J8F5RSEN/FK7QB0OJ8F5RSEN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/QB0O/J8F5RSEN/FK7QB0OJ8F5RSEN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/QB0O/J8F5RSEN/FK7QB0OJ8F5RSEN.SMALL.jpg tryan1211 We lost our F150 to the ice a few years ago, and I kept the bed extender hoping to sell it if we didn't end up with a new truck. We got an SUV for replacement, so I put this bed extender on Craigslist and it never sold. I kept it around the garage for a few years using it as a table. When I got my T...
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Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:27:55 PDT
Fiat Ducato Race Van to Campervan Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiat-Ducato-Race-Van-to-Campervan-Conversion/
Fiat Ducato Race Van to Campervan Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/USF3/J8AGUR32/FPZUSF3J8AGUR32.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/USF3/J8AGUR32/FPZUSF3J8AGUR32.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/USF3/J8AGUR32/FPZUSF3J8AGUR32.SMALL.jpg BFenech In this Instructable I will show you my simple campervan conversion from a race van. Clean the Van Before we start the conversion, it's important to remove first everything inside(seats, matting, etc) and clean the van. Disinfect it if necessary. Measure the Floor and Wall Layout In this step...
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Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:22:15 PDT
How to Oil Spray Your Vehicle at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Oil-Spray-Your-Vehicle-at-Home/
How to Oil Spray Your Vehicle at Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/MV0S/J8AGTO4Z/F6SMV0SJ8AGTO4Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/MV0S/J8AGTO4Z/F6SMV0SJ8AGTO4Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/MV0S/J8AGTO4Z/F6SMV0SJ8AGTO4Z.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to oil spray your vehicle. Before the winter season comes around, it is very important to provide some form of protection from the excessive moisture and salt from the roads. Even if you live in a warmer climate, moisture will be present as well which can attack bare or poorly ...
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Mon, 2 Oct 2017 22:02:27 PDT
Dashcam Installation and 10 Tips on Why You Should Own One http://www.instructables.com/id/Dashcam-Installation-and-10-Tips-on-Why-You-Should/
Dashcam Installation and 10 Tips on Why You Should Own One - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/0ROO/J865656N/FZT0ROOJ865656N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/0ROO/J865656N/FZT0ROOJ865656N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/0ROO/J865656N/FZT0ROOJ865656N.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to install a dash cam, along with the 10 reasons of why you should own one. Dash cams can be fairly inexpensive and there is a large variety available on the market with a vast amount of options ranging from night vision, GPS, g-force measurements, mapping, etc. They can be use...
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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:00:56 PDT
How to Polish Faded Door Post Trim http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-Faded-Door-Post-Trim/
How to Polish Faded Door Post Trim - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/IR0L/J836D4TN/FOHIR0LJ836D4TN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/IR0L/J836D4TN/FOHIR0LJ836D4TN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/IR0L/J836D4TN/FOHIR0LJ836D4TN.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to restore faded door or window post trim on a vehicle. Some versions you may find are painted, others will have a plastic cap overtop of the door structure. This procedure does apply to both versions. In the video, there is a piece which divides two pieces of glazing and two o...
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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:19:18 PDT
Custom Subwoofer Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Subwoofer-Enclosure/
Custom Subwoofer Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/BKWN/J7UQVM2U/FPXBKWNJ7UQVM2U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/BKWN/J7UQVM2U/FPXBKWNJ7UQVM2U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/BKWN/J7UQVM2U/FPXBKWNJ7UQVM2U.SMALL.jpg wrightelijah1212 This instructable is on my latest custom Subwoofer enclosure. There are multiple panels and pieces within this build, and in this instructable I highlight the sub enclosure. I do not get into how I cut and laid out, or used tools as much. It is just a general overview of the steps. Cutting Panels...
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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:20:03 PDT
Oil Change (2005 Mazda RX-8) http://www.instructables.com/id/Oil-Change-2005-Mazda-RX-8/
Oil Change (2005 Mazda RX-8) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/ZVMN/J7RS57GY/FHZZVMNJ7RS57GY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/ZVMN/J7RS57GY/FHZZVMNJ7RS57GY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/ZVMN/J7RS57GY/FHZZVMNJ7RS57GY.SMALL.jpg ENGFMAA (To get details of each picture, put your cursor on the box located in the picture.)The first thing that should be done is to find all the necessary tools and items needed to change the oil of the car. Almost every car is different and each car may have different areas that you will have to work wit...
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:58:24 PDT
My Top 8 Must Know Super Cleaning Interior Tips http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Top-8-Must-Know-Super-Cleaning-Interior-Tips/
My Top 8 Must Know Super Cleaning Interior Tips - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/T0SF/J7QGFDO4/FSDT0SFJ7QGFDO4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/T0SF/J7QGFDO4/FSDT0SFJ7QGFDO4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/T0SF/J7QGFDO4/FSDT0SFJ7QGFDO4.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on my top 8 tips for interior detailing of a vehicle. Interior detailing tips is certainly not limited to what’s listed in this video, so if you have a tip, please be sure to share it in the comments below. These tips will help you achieve professional results without the need of pro...
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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:49:40 PDT
How to Diagnose a Faulty Wheel Bearing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Diagnose-a-Faulty-Wheel-Bearing/
How to Diagnose a Faulty Wheel Bearing - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2TGH/J7MFS2U4/FWI2TGHJ7MFS2U4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2TGH/J7MFS2U4/FWI2TGHJ7MFS2U4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2TGH/J7MFS2U4/FWI2TGHJ7MFS2U4.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to troubleshoot a faulty wheel bearing. There are a few different types of wheel beings equipped on vehicles. First we have a tapered roller wheel bearing such as found on this Ford Ranger. These are designed to handle combined loads which includes radial and axial. There can a...
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Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:42:53 PDT
Fixing a Slack Gas Pedal. http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-Slack-Gas-Pedal/
Fixing a Slack Gas Pedal. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/7CET/J048284W/FZF7CETJ048284W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/7CET/J048284W/FZF7CETJ048284W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/7CET/J048284W/FZF7CETJ048284W.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby The gas or accelerator pedal on this Kia Rio is slack. It has a dead space between touching the pedal and the engine responding. Here is how i fixed this issue. The Source of the Slack. The accelerator cabke has slack near the throttle body. Why the Slack. I removed the holding clip and it...
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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:50:46 PST
Car Security Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Security-Hack/
Car Security Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/2SKO/J7GGFZAG/FD32SKOJ7GGFZAG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/2SKO/J7GGFZAG/FD32SKOJ7GGFZAG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/2SKO/J7GGFZAG/FD32SKOJ7GGFZAG.SMALL.jpg Alex in NZ I use a steering wheel lock in my car as a deterrent to thieves. So far (touch wood) it has done its job.Last weekend, it broke. The key to unlock it would not turn and it took ten minutes of two engineers jiggling the key, the lock and the wheel before it was undone.A piece of equipment like this a...
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:56:49 PDT
Alcantara Seat Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Alcantara-Seat-Repair/
Alcantara Seat Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/SMP5/J7ARBGMB/FKISMP5J7ARBGMB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/SMP5/J7ARBGMB/FKISMP5J7ARBGMB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/SMP5/J7ARBGMB/FKISMP5J7ARBGMB.SMALL.jpg TravisE13 I couldn’t find any info online for fixing Alcantara so I decided to have a go at it myself. I picked up a pair of junk Subaru Sti seats for $40. These things were BEAT UP and I thought that I have nothing to lose. These seats appeared to be burnt/ extremely worn and had all sorts of nasty stains al...
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Sun, 10 Sep 2017 11:39:20 PDT
How to Properly Repair Cracked Plastic Trim http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Properly-Repair-Cracked-Plastic-Trim/
How to Properly Repair Cracked Plastic Trim - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/FCPY/J7AQN0GU/FWAFCPYJ7AQN0GU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/FCPY/J7AQN0GU/FWAFCPYJ7AQN0GU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/FCPY/J7AQN0GU/FWAFCPYJ7AQN0GU.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to repair cracked plastic trim. A similar procedure can be used on a plastic bumper as well and I will be producing that video in the future. This procedure can be used to repair existing damaged trim or make custom trim. This can be applied to a variety of plastics found on bo...
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Thu, 7 Sep 2017 13:57:22 PDT