Due to a slow recovery from back surgery, my father’s garage was in serious need of organization. He had worked as a mechanic in his father’s shop, was a welder by trade and has become a solid handyman over the years, meaning my father has accumulated a lot of tools.
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Analysis of used oil provides insights into the health of the oil and filters as well as the equipment. While the benefits of analysis are clear, making sense of the report you receive can be a challenge. Unpacking the elements of a typical report is a great way to improve clarity. Each oil analysis lab has a slightly different report layout and you should check with your analysis lab if you have
$5,000 It isn’t an insignificant amount of cash, but in terms of buying a car, it’s on the low end of the spectrum. Ideally the following list demonstrates that you can get some serious power and style for $5,000.
Winter temperatures can lead to power loss in diesel engines, which can be frustrating and potentially dangerous. Diesel fuel treatments provide an additional level of security against these problems and can restore performance and ensure filters do not clog.
Depending on two-stroke equipment age, brand and owner preferences, keeping track of two-stroke oil mix ratios can be complicated. Professional lawn and landscape companies in particular face challenges when it comes to ensuring employees are using the correct mix ratio.
In millions of garages, driveways and some front yards across the North America, there are restoration projects in various stages of completion. Each car, truck or bike has its own backstory – as do their owners. To varying degrees each owner has a personal vision for the project, some idea of the costs and a source
In the simplest terms a hydraulic power system consists of a sump, motor, pump, valves, actuators and hydraulic fluid. This combination can be configured into millions of applications to transfer power and reduce mechanical complexity.
Somewhere between Kansas City and St. Joseph, Mo., I gained a lifelong respect for truck drivers.
Contractors and members of the skilled trades, including professional truck drivers, play a significant role in the U.S. economy. For example, truckers deliver 70 percent of all freight tonnage in the U.S., yet many of these hardworking professionals go unnoticed and underappreciated. With semis priced more than $100,000 and diesel pickups north of $50,000, saying
In 1985 I worked with my father to replace the heads and make other repairs needed to put a 1972 Fiat Sport Spider back on the road. The experience taught me why, in many circles, FIAT stands for, “Fix It Again Tony.” At 17, when I eventually got to drive the car, I experienced firsthand the