Instructables: exploring - workshop - cars - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:12:15 PST BLOX v1.01 Removing Over-tightened Lock Bolts on Car Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Over-tightened-Lock-Bolts-on-Car-Wheels/
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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/
How to Change Differential Fluid - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/13WX/J9OWHLQW/FDS13WXJ9OWHLQW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/13WX/J9OWHLQW/FDS13WXJ9OWHLQW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/13WX/J9OWHLQW/FDS13WXJ9OWHLQW.SMALL.jpg AlexH323 I will be demonstrating and giving examples on how to change the differential fluid in an axle on my dad's 2001 f150. Although it is not an everyday occurrence, changing the differential fluid in a vehicle is a normal replacement done on types of equipment. Weather on a big rig, tractor, pickup truc...
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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/
Hydraulic Car Jack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/I727/J9EH8SJR/FAFI727J9EH8SJR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/I727/J9EH8SJR/FAFI727J9EH8SJR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/I727/J9EH8SJR/FAFI727J9EH8SJR.SMALL.jpg soccerjoe13 How to on Building an Awesome Machine. Materials, and Tools The materials that you are going to need for this project are two syringes that are the same size, at least a foot of pipe that fits on the syringes, some sort of bucket that will stand by itself, and some cardboard (at least the size of...
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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, as you are generally unsure as to the last time it was done. This is als...
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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/FKG/AUHG/J8YRJ5XM/FKGAUHGJ8YRJ5XM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/AUHG/J8YRJ5XM/FKGAUHGJ8YRJ5XM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/AUHG/J8YRJ5XM/FKGAUHGJ8YRJ5XM.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
Do Windshield Sunshades Actually Work? http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-Windshield-Sunshades-Actually-Work/
Do Windshield Sunshades Actually Work? - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/9UEF/J70QWSIA/F3R9UEFJ70QWSIA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/9UEF/J70QWSIA/F3R9UEFJ70QWSIA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/9UEF/J70QWSIA/F3R9UEFJ70QWSIA.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video demonstration on test if window sun shades actually work. Considering this car is over 30 years old, it has been exposed to UV damage within the interior. Materials will dry out over time, such as leather, vinyl, plastics, fabric, carpet, etc. This will cause them to crack, fade, discolour, an...
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Sat, 2 Sep 2017 16:28:47 PDT
How to Change a Car Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-a-Car-Battery-1/
How to Change a Car Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/9HO5/J70QNKIJ/FZO9HO5J70QNKIJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/9HO5/J70QNKIJ/FZO9HO5J70QNKIJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/9HO5/J70QNKIJ/FZO9HO5J70QNKIJ.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to replace a battery in a vehicle. Battery replacement can be done in the comforts of your own driveway with minimal tools and there is no need to pay a professional for this procedure. Battery locations for the most part are located under the hood. There are other vehicles whi...
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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:11:57 PDT
I Made a #battlecar Out of My Soccer Mom Minivan. http://www.instructables.com/id/I-Made-a-battlecar-Out-of-My-Soccer-Mom-Minivan/
I Made a #battlecar Out of My Soccer Mom Minivan. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/BWJR/J6WGN4IA/FTXBWJRJ6WGN4IA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/BWJR/J6WGN4IA/FTXBWJRJ6WGN4IA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/BWJR/J6WGN4IA/FTXBWJRJ6WGN4IA.SMALL.jpg _diyMATT I needed a way to get around my neighborhood but a golf-kart was out of the question. Buying a beater car was the next best option, but I needed something with plenty of room for activities, but still be relatively small and nimble.Yep, mid-life dad-hood set in and I had to buy a van.I settled on a ...
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 06:35:17 PDT
Failed Car Alternator Work Around http://www.instructables.com/id/Failed-Car-Alternator-Work-Around/
Failed Car Alternator Work Around - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TC9F/J6WGDCCH/F33TC9FJ6WGDCCH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TC9F/J6WGDCCH/F33TC9FJ6WGDCCH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TC9F/J6WGDCCH/F33TC9FJ6WGDCCH.SMALL.jpg wannabemadsci Failed Car Alternator Quick Work AroundSo you car's alternator has failed and you have no time to get it fixed... Your battery under the hood may even be dead from running your car without a functioning alternator. You need to drive your car NOW!.... What to do?My solution was to add a second batt...
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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:00:15 PDT
How to Test the Condition of Your Vehicle's Brake Fluid http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Test-the-Condition-of-Your-Vehicles-Brake-F/
How to Test the Condition of Your Vehicle's Brake Fluid - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/0AED/J6QQVUSO/FAO0AEDJ6QQVUSO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/0AED/J6QQVUSO/FAO0AEDJ6QQVUSO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAO/0AED/J6QQVUSO/FAO0AEDJ6QQVUSO.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to test the moisture level in your brake fluid. Testing the moisture level in brake fluid will help determine the brake fluids condition and if a fluid replacement is required. Maintenance intervals for brake fluid replacement will vary between manufacturers, but as a general g...
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:36:56 PDT
Diagnosing a Check Engine Light - Everything You Need to Know http://www.instructables.com/id/Diagnosing-a-Check-Engine-Light-Everything-You-Nee/
Diagnosing a Check Engine Light - Everything You Need to Know - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/TFW0/J6QQRY2L/FO4TFW0J6QQRY2L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/TFW0/J6QQRY2L/FO4TFW0J6QQRY2L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/TFW0/J6QQRY2L/FO4TFW0J6QQRY2L.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to scan and erase your check engine light. A check engine light or also known as a cel for short is a fault with your vehicle’s engine which will illuminate a light on your gauge cluster as shown here. When a fault is present, this light has two modes. One will be solid or stay...
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 10:37:10 PDT
How to Restore Faded Rubber or Plastic Trim http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Restore-Faded-Rubber-or-Plastic-Trim/
How to Restore Faded Rubber or Plastic Trim - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F68/XUG3/J6QQQJBA/F68XUG3J6QQQJBA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F68/XUG3/J6QQQJBA/F68XUG3J6QQQJBA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F68/XUG3/J6QQQJBA/F68XUG3J6QQQJBA.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to restore faded rubber or plastic trim. For this I am using a product called Back to Black by Mothers. Do you have a product used to restore faded trim, please be sure to leave your recommendations in the comments below. If the trim is too far gone, then it may need to be repa...
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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:54:18 PDT
SPARE TIRE MOUNT BACK ON THE NOSE OF VW BUS http://www.instructables.com/id/SPARE-TIRE-MOUNT-BACK-ON-THE-NOSE-OF-VW-BUS/
SPARE TIRE MOUNT BACK ON THE NOSE OF VW BUS - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/HLB7/J6MGBEWO/FNWHLB7J6MGBEWO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/HLB7/J6MGBEWO/FNWHLB7J6MGBEWO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/HLB7/J6MGBEWO/FNWHLB7J6MGBEWO.SMALL.jpg AlessandroF Hello!I will show you how to install the spare wheel in front of the VW Bus. This instructable serves both the T1 version and the T2 version of this vehicle.In my case, I am doing this to have more free area inside the vehicle as it will be turning into a mini motor home.The design is extremely simp...
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:12:11 PDT
How to Measure Tire Tread Depth and Why It's Important http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Measure-Tire-Tread-Depth-and-Why-Its-Import/
How to Measure Tire Tread Depth and Why It's Important - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/77AF/J6MGA6QY/FM277AFJ6MGA6QY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/77AF/J6MGA6QY/FM277AFJ6MGA6QY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/77AF/J6MGA6QY/FM277AFJ6MGA6QY.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to measure the tread depth of a tire. Beyond visually inspecting a tire, the measurement of tread depth will help determine if the tires will pass a certification inspection, tires have incorrect pressure, there is fault with the suspension components, unbalanced tire, an align...
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Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:46:23 PDT
How to Check a Hub for Runout http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Check-a-Hub-for-Runout/
How to Check a Hub for Runout - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/BQIY/J6IF9GQA/FRKBQIYJ6IF9GQA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/BQIY/J6IF9GQA/FRKBQIYJ6IF9GQA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/BQIY/J6IF9GQA/FRKBQIYJ6IF9GQA.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to check the runout on a hub. Hub runout is the lateral movement, which is the hub running off center. This can cause mild to excessive vibrations depending on the severity, either in the steering, throughout the whole vehicle, or brake pedal. Depending on the severity of the r...
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:37:49 PDT
Top 5 Tips to Help Remove Interior Odours http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-5-Tips-to-Help-Remove-Interior-Odours/
Top 5 Tips to Help Remove Interior Odours - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/1UFJ/J6GQD1NP/F9Y1UFJJ6GQD1NP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/1UFJ/J6GQD1NP/F9Y1UFJJ6GQD1NP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/1UFJ/J6GQD1NP/F9Y1UFJJ6GQD1NP.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to my top 5 tips to help eliminate odours in your vehicle. The tips certainly aren’t limited to what I’ve listed in this video, if you have a tip, please share it in the comments below. All of these tips I do have tutorials on, so be sure to check them out for future info. Odou...
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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:51:20 PDT
The MacGyver Bat Tumbler (Make a Crime Fighting Vehicle Out of Junk and Readily Available Items.) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-MacGyver-Rat-Tumbler-Making-Crime-Fighting-Veh/
The MacGyver Bat Tumbler (Make a Crime Fighting Vehicle Out of Junk and Readily Available Items.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/7LID/J6GQAO8Z/FAS7LIDJ6GQAO8Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/7LID/J6GQAO8Z/FAS7LIDJ6GQAO8Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/7LID/J6GQAO8Z/FAS7LIDJ6GQAO8Z.SMALL.jpg Kid Hero Carsplay (Car Cosplay or mobile art)(If you have any questions or anything wasn't clear in this instructable please comment or send a message. I've never written one before so if you need more info, i will update the instructable for you. Now be safe and awesome.)Need to make an escape in style? Wa...
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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:19:12 PDT
Automotive Plastic Welding Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Automotive-Plastic-Welding-Repair/
Automotive Plastic Welding Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/TGHM/J6CGCTES/FJBTGHMJ6CGCTES.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/TGHM/J6CGCTES/FJBTGHMJ6CGCTES.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/TGHM/J6CGCTES/FJBTGHMJ6CGCTES.SMALL.jpg Left-field Designs This is the inside of my boot lid.I drive a commercial 4x4 and somewhere in its life, something heavy fell against the door and cracked the plastic door card.The crack started small but over time and a large amount of off road driving through construction sites and quarries has made the crack so lar...
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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:31:15 PDT
How to Repair a Tubeless Tyre Puncture http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-a-Tubeless-Tyre-Puncture/
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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:13:44 PDT
How to Prevent a Fastener From Being Stripped http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Prevent-a-Fastener-From-Being-Stripped/
How to Prevent a Fastener From Being Stripped - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/KE1R/J69WVBXI/F9YKE1RJ69WVBXI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/KE1R/J69WVBXI/F9YKE1RJ69WVBXI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/KE1R/J69WVBXI/F9YKE1RJ69WVBXI.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to remove a seized fastener while preventing the head from being stripped with minimal tools. This is an especially great method for removing screwdriver or socket head fasteners. No power tools are required, here I am using a hand impact driver. I originally purchased the tool...
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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:32:08 PDT
How to Fix Key FOB Keyless Entry for Ford http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-Key-FOB-Keyless-Entry-for-Ford/
How to Fix Key FOB Keyless Entry for Ford - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/NH6G/J67WIHAF/FRDNH6GJ67WIHAF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/NH6G/J67WIHAF/FRDNH6GJ67WIHAF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/NH6G/J67WIHAF/FRDNH6GJ67WIHAF.SMALL.jpg DiyWaterDog Learn how to FIX a Ford Key FOB keyless entry remote enclosure with a cotter pin.This Instructable will show a classic MACGYVER FIX with a simple cotter pin and electrical tape. Yes, MACGYVER would be proud of the resourcefulness of this easy fix.Get your Ford key fob and key reunited with a few sim...
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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:34:55 PDT
Vanlife - a Petrolheads Postbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Vanlife-a-Petrolheads-Postbox/
Vanlife - a Petrolheads Postbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/YCYY/J654RNT5/F7EYCYYJ654RNT5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/YCYY/J654RNT5/F7EYCYYJ654RNT5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7E/YCYY/J654RNT5/F7EYCYYJ654RNT5.SMALL.jpg buck2217 One day all of you Vanlife Guys and Gals are going to have to settle down.Kids will come along, there will be rent or mortgages and you will hark back to your old, free life on the road.Bummer Dude!!!So here's a little project to remind you of your younger days, your former life, when you had few re...
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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:27:16 PDT
Use Rope to Hold the Valves in Place and R&R Valve Springs With the Cylinder Head Installed http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Rope-to-Hold-the-Valves-in-Place-and-RR-Valve-/
Use Rope to Hold the Valves in Place and R&R Valve Springs With the Cylinder Head Installed - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/MOMT/J5X0PA1M/F5FMOMTJ5X0PA1M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/MOMT/J5X0PA1M/F5FMOMTJ5X0PA1M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/MOMT/J5X0PA1M/F5FMOMTJ5X0PA1M.SMALL.jpg wrenchtoo This was already an old-timer's trick when I first heard about it a long time ago. There could be several reasons why you may want to remove valve springs with the head(s) installed on the engine; replace a broken valve spring, replacing valve seals or installation of a performance cam with a break-...
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Sat, 5 Aug 2017 22:28:38 PDT
Toyota Prius Gen 3 Front Cooler Cleaning http://www.instructables.com/id/Toyota-Prius-Gen-3-Front-Cooler-Cleaning/
Toyota Prius Gen 3 Front Cooler Cleaning - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/B88E/J5X0MHKE/F3RB88EJ5X0MHKE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/B88E/J5X0MHKE/F3RB88EJ5X0MHKE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/B88E/J5X0MHKE/F3RB88EJ5X0MHKE.SMALL.jpg TamásR6 The third generation Toyota Prius front cooler has two cooler modules. They fixed together but somehow dust can reach the space between them, and causes a loss of cooling efficiency. Sometimes it leads to cylinder head problems. After 200 000 km you should look into the coolers and clean if its nece...
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Sat, 5 Aug 2017 08:52:49 PDT
How to Clean and Lubricate Automatic Adjuster http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-and-Lubricate-Automatic-Adjuster/
How to Clean and Lubricate Automatic Adjuster - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/A26P/J5K6RZB5/FVXA26PJ5K6RZB5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/A26P/J5K6RZB5/FVXA26PJ5K6RZB5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/A26P/J5K6RZB5/FVXA26PJ5K6RZB5.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to clean and lubricate an automatic adjuster for a drum brake assembly. Automatic adjusters, also known as a star wheel or self adjuster is found on a drum brake assembly. Designs of the adjuster, along with location of where it’s found on the drum brake assembly will vary. For...
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:05:24 PDT
"Hot-Car Death" Alarm System http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Car-Death-Alarm-System/
"Hot-Car Death" Alarm System - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/U7IL/J5K6P8E1/F8GU7ILJ5K6P8E1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/U7IL/J5K6P8E1/F8GU7ILJ5K6P8E1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/U7IL/J5K6P8E1/F8GU7ILJ5K6P8E1.SMALL.jpg dannield Before we start, a few words on what led me to make this instructable.I live in Israel, it's a fairly hot country and June-August are a kind of an endless heatwave.Every year, in Israel alone, approximately 10 babies die of Heatstroke as they are left stranded in the back seat of a car. Israel is a ...
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:26:17 PDT
How to Deodorize Your Vehicle's Interior http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Remove-Foul-Smells-in-Your-Vehicles-Interio/
How to Deodorize Your Vehicle's Interior - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/YKUD/J5IG1X4G/FEYYKUDJ5IG1X4G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/YKUD/J5IG1X4G/FEYYKUDJ5IG1X4G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/YKUD/J5IG1X4G/FEYYKUDJ5IG1X4G.SMALL.jpg 4DIYers Video tutorial on how to deodorize a vehicle’s interior. This was an older video I produced back in 2011, I wanted to increase the quality of this video by providing more information on unanswered questions. This is a common method used by mechanics and detailers. I’ve actually used this method many...
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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:06:50 PDT
Pallet Wood for Car Repair - Tail Gate Gas Strut Fail http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Wood-for-Car-Repair-Tail-Gate-Gas-Strut-Fai/
Pallet Wood for Car Repair - Tail Gate Gas Strut Fail - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/I21C/J5CQBN6A/FSQI21CJ5CQBN6A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/I21C/J5CQBN6A/FSQI21CJ5CQBN6A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/I21C/J5CQBN6A/FSQI21CJ5CQBN6A.SMALL.jpg Organikmechanic This is our Peugeot 405 break aka station wagon and apart from being a great little workhorse, we've just returned from a visit to our folks in Scotland and seen much younger cars defeated by the the June heatwave going up the motorway through England. Mechanically a very sound car, it was the 'l...
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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:51:55 PDT