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Impact Torx Bits – Sealey AK5610 Review

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  The Sealey AK5610 is a neat little set of impact Torx bits. It comes in an injection moulded tray and includes the bit holder, which itself features a grub screw to hold the Torx bit to prevent it from falling out. Key Product Features As I mentioned above, the Sealey AK5610 set comes complete with a moulded tray to keep everything neat and tidy. It does not have a lid, as many tools sets do, I actually find this to be an advantage when storing your tools in a tool chest. Often I would… Read More »Impact Torx Bits – Sealey AK5610 Review

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Land Rover Defender Project -First Modifications

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Welcome to the second installment of the story about my Land Rover Defender Project, if you haven’t seen the first part, click here to read part 1. In this post I will talk about the first modifications I did to my Defender, and share with you the good and the bad…. Out With The Plywood and In With The Dogs As I mentioned in the Introduction post, I had two dogs at the time, and they were one of the main factors behind getting a vehicle such as a 4×4. There’s just something about dogs… Read More »Land Rover Defender Project -First Modifications

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Land Rover Defender Project – Introduction

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Welcome to the first installment of my Land Rover Defender Project! In this series of posts, I am going to be covering the total rebuild of my Defender, as well as the back story to the project and in this post, the pre-story. This is going to be like a build-log, or b-log. Yes, that’s right people, I even managed to Dangerneer the word “blog”. Right then, lets get into it… Where It All Began When I think back to where I first got the Land Rover bug, there is one particular point in my… Read More »Land Rover Defender Project – Introduction

How To Fix My Car

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With the increasing complexity of car technology, and the need for garages to keep up with the latest repair equipment and keep their mechanics training up to date, comes ever-increasing car repair costs. You may think that you could do some of this yourself “if only I knew how to fix my car”, well fear not, here is a quick guide to set you off on the right track. As you can well imagine, the subject of vehicle repairs can be vast, I could write a ten thousand word article just about spark plugs. I… Read More »How To Fix My Car

Car Body Repair Panels – How To Make Your Own

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In the previous article we looked at ways to repair rust on your car body panels. One of the techniques involved welding in a repair patch that the person made themselves, so in this article we are going to look at some ways to make your own car body repair panels. If you haven’t yet seen the previous article, you can check it out here: How To Fix Rusted Car Body The Basics To Shaping Metal I’m going to ahead and assume that either you can sufficiently weld thin sheet metal, or that you have… Read More »Car Body Repair Panels – How To Make Your Own

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How To Fix Rusted Car Body

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No one likes to look at their pride and joy and see ugly rust spots on it. As well as being unsightly, it is a sign that your vehicle is slow eroding away right before your eyes. In this article “How To Fix Rusted Car Body” I will share with you four techniques on how you can tackle that pesky rust to preserve the life of your car and also get it looking great again too. I have done the leg work for you and found what in my opinion are the four best video… Read More »How To Fix Rusted Car Body

Seized Brake Caliper Slide Pins

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As we discussed in the previous article, How To Free Seized Brakes, it is possible the brake caliper slide pins can become stuck or seized, so we will look at how to fix that here. Why Brake Caliper Slide Pins Seize As before, with the brake piston boot, the caliper slides also have a rubber boot that if damaged can let moisture and dirt in, causing it to seize. In fact, in some cases moisture can occur even if the boot is not damaged, due to condensation caused by the constant heating and cooling in… Read More »Seized Brake Caliper Slide Pins

How To Free Seized Brakes

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In this article we look at ways to free seized brakes on your car, van, or 4×4. “seized brakes” can often be the term or phrase given to describe a “binding brake” or a “stuck brake”, sometimes an MOT failure may list it as a “brake bind”. Generally there will be two common reasons for this: the brake caliper piston has become stiff or stuck in its travel within the brake caliper bore, or the brake caliper sliders have become stiff or stuck in their travel within the caliper carrier Rather than making this into… Read More »How To Free Seized Brakes

Broken Exhaust Manifold Bolt Removal

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It is always a pain when a 30 minute job turns into a 5 hour job all bacuase of a snapped bolt. Fear not, help is at hand! In this short article: Broken Exhaust Manifold Bolt Removal, I will show you some of my favourite methods for removing not just manifold bolts but pretty much any snapped bolt, the same principals apply to 99% of all the snapped bolts and studs out there. Grab yourself a cuppa and you’ll have that bolt out in no time! Method #1 This way works really well beause it introduces… Read More »Broken Exhaust Manifold Bolt Removal

Why We All Should Drive Modern Retro Cars

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A very good friend of mine got me thinking about spending money on modern retro cars, rather than just a new boring car. He recently had to remove the DPF (diesel particulate filter – a very expensive part of the exhaust) and clean it out in an attempt to rejuvenate it, because it would cost £500 to replace it, and of course, having a faulty or “dirty” DPF puts the dreaded engine management light on. This got me thinking, is it better to spend money on expensive parts for modern cars or spend as much… Read More »Why We All Should Drive Modern Retro Cars