Instructables: exploring - cars - engine - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:32:24 PST BLOX v1.01 Changing a Vauxhall Corsa Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-a-Vauxhall-Corsa-Water-Pump/
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Mon, 13 May 2013 15:52:23 PDT
Changing your car's timing belt and water pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-your-car-s-timing-belt-and-water-pump/
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Tue, 11 Jul 2006 00:34:28 PDT
Changing the O-Ring on an Engine Fuel Injector http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-the-O-Ring-on-an-Engine-Fuel-Injector/
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By: agreen1019

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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:25:32 PST
Using a Scan Tool to Diagnose Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-Scan-Tool-to-Diagnose-Your-Car/
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By: Popular Mechanics

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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:34:22 PDT
How To Paint Your Valve Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Paint-Your-Valve-Cover/
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Thu, 27 Nov 2008 16:29:05 PST
How to fix your check engine light. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-your-check-engine-light/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:13:25 PDT
"My Jeep Needs to Vent!" or "A Little Hot Under the Hood, Eh?" - Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Jeep-Needs-to-Vent-or-A-Little-Hot-Under-the-Ho/
"My Jeep Needs to Vent!" or "A Little Hot Under the Hood, Eh?" - Part 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/7LGL/HKM8MREE/FCB7LGLHKM8MREE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/7LGL/HKM8MREE/FCB7LGLHKM8MREE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/7LGL/HKM8MREE/FCB7LGLHKM8MREE.SMALL.jpg rizingf3nix This is my short DIY way of dealing with hot temperatures under the hood of my Jeep TJ.  A common problem with older model Jeeps, it can lead to premature electrical and mechanical engine component failure. (I've already burned through a couple ignition coils and it's stranded me from a failed CPS ...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:38:54 PDT
Home Made Small Engine Gasket http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Small-Engine-Gasket/
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 07:02:50 PDT
How-To: Replace An Alternator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-An-Alternator/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2008 17:36:10 PST
How to install a tachometer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-tachometer/
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By: DIY Dave

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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:36:00 PST
How to Read Codes From Your Check Engine Light (For older cars) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-Codes-From-Your-Check-Engine-Light-Fo/
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Wed, 26 Sep 2007 16:27:34 PDT
How to disassemble and clean a starter motor for a Toyota 22R engine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-disassemble-and-clean-a-starter-motor-for-a/
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:53:21 PST
Mini Restoration: '67 Austin Healey Sprite MKiV http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Restoration-67-Austin-Healey-Sprite-MKiV/
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:12:28 PDT
1994 Toyota 4Runner V6 3VZE Timing Belt Replacment http://www.instructables.com/id/1994-Toyota-4Runner-V6-3VZE-Timing-Belt-Replacment/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2009 18:02:58 PDT