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How to Change the Oil in a 1991 Toyota Pickup

Although automobile technology has progressed to the point where it's hard for a weekend motorhead to do a lot of repairs, some simple maintenance tasks can still be done by most people. One of these is an oil change. Cars need to have their engine oil changed (usually every 5,000 to 7,500 miles) in

How to Replace a 2001 Grand Marquis Idler Arm

The 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis came standard with a 220-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine. This full-sized sedan also came standard with recirculating-ball power steering. This steering system consisted of six main components: a steering gear, pitman arm, center link, drag link, tie rod ends and an i

How to Build Fiberglass Molds

A fiberglass mold creates multiple parts and objects that are identical. Fiberglass cloth and resin is pressed into the mold and left to dry. Once hardened the fiberglass takes the shape of the mold. Everything from auto parts to statues are build with fiberglass molds and if you want to try one you

How to Check the Oil in a Chevy Blazer

While the first Chevy Blazer, introduced in 1969 as a full-size, 1500-series SUV, lasted until 1994, the more popular S10 series Blazer was produced between 1983 through 2005. Checking the engine oil in the Blazer of any size with any motor installed is basically the same. Two major reasons for oil

History and Techniques of Car Paint Repair

When you scratch or dent your car, removing the paint in the process, you have five options regarding the car paint repair from which to choose.The first option, primarily for more extensive damage - is to take your car to a car paint repair specialist (bodyshop or crash repair centre) to fix the da

How to Install a Jeep TJ Amp

The Jeep TJ allows owners to remove the top and customize some vehicle features. Many Jeep owners use their vehicles for off-roading, and the amp must be mounted securely for off-road adventures and adverse weather conditions. As a result, the best place to mount an amp in the TJ is under the rear

How to Troubleshoot a BMW 528i

When you encounter issues with your BMW 528i, diagnosing their cause can quickly become a frustrating guessing game without the proper diagnostic equipment. The 528i comes equipped with a universal diagnostic system, known as OBDII, which allows you to plug in a code scanner and obtain error codes f

How to Buff Airplanes

Aircraft travel at high speeds, so it is important to have them coated in protective wax at all times. Without a protective coat, the paint and other features of the plane will strip off during flight. The wax is worthless without a proper buffing, though. Buffing the exterior of the plain is a time

How to Lace Motorcycle Rims

Upgrade your motorcyle's performance with new wheels. Unfortunately, it can be an expensive upgrade with pre-built wheels. Building your own wheels is a great way to learn something new about your bike, and save a few dollars in the process.