Automotive Infatuation

Starting your own automotive repair shop or automotive workshop is the dream of good mechanics everywhere. I have lived that dream. To provide motorcycle owners with new impressions. Motorcycles can and must give their owners the feeling of involvement in the highest achievements of the motorcycle industry. We would like to provide each motorcycle owner with the possibility of finding his/her personal combination of excitement and control.

I learned that the best way to prep leather shoes before applying Jacquard Lumiere or Neopaque paints is to clean them gently with rubbing alcohol (AKA 70% isopropyl alcohol or isopropanol) and a cotton ball. Extra-large cotton balls are particularly useful for this task.

In order to remove the refrigerant that is under pressure, a recovery machine will nee to be hooked up. With R134a refrigerant, the connections are quick connect snapped on fittings similar to an air hose connection. The Low Side (Blue) and High Side (Red) fittings are different sizes so they are not confused and connected to the wrong old R12 fittings were screwed on and with most vehicles were the same size (except GM).Automotive

The orifice tube is usually located at the entrance to the evaporator. The tube sits inside the line on an -ring and a restriction or dimples in the line hold it in position. A tool pushes in and turns to lock onto plastic tabs to remove the orifice tube. Special tools may be needed to remove a stuck orifice tube. If a compressor has gone out and pushed a large amount of material into the screen, it may be that the orifice tube will not come out. Sometimes the evaporator may have to be replaced or an orifice tube repair kit may be available to replace that section of line.

I have the problem in my 1986 lincoln towncar. Am a poor colege student so had to fix gobs of eaten wiring myself. THEY KEEP COMING BACK. The only way they can climb into your car though is on the tires. Have been placing tomcat bait blocks under the car just against inside of the tires. Live in a rural area, have no pets to worry about. So far, they are eating four blocks a week and the damage incidents have gone down. Still an occasional frayed wire, eaten coolant house or destroye dhood insulation. I think it is going to be an ongoing battle.

I HATE RODENTS!!!!!!! My husbands car had an oil leak. Apparently it was the valve cover gasket. Yesterday, my husband had to put a small engine fire. Luckily, he had just bought a case of Miller Lite, and was able to use one to douse the fire. Of course we assumed it was due to the oil leaking, and getting onto something to hot under the hood. So we had it towed to our mechanic, who showed me the teeth marks on the plug wires. He also showed me where one of the wires had been arching off the underside of the hood, which in turn ignited the oil that was leaking. This is the 3rd time the plug wires had been replaced due to their late night snacking! I told the mechanic I don’t understand why they chew my husbands wires but not mine. So we decided to pop the hood on my car….and those little rat b@stds!!!! They have chomped on some of mine also. It is war now!!