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Automotive Technical Tips Forum

Professional automotive forum primarily for the submission of time-saving technical tips, vehicle repair procedures, helpful hints, etc. This forum is strictly oriented towards sharing helpful tips, and not for asking technical questions, as you might find in the Technical Discussion Forum. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Technical Tips Forum

Odyssey Nav Unit Serial Number
06/22/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Electrical: 08 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L] On the above vehicle with this [2008 Honda Odyssey Touring, Photo] nav unit, the serial number listed on the nav unit label will not work to get the unlock code. Also, according to SI the serial number cannot b...
The mystery engine misfire that comes and goes
06/22/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
I wanted to share with you all out there: A key thing that I have found in a lot of newer vehicles with beehive valve springs and even conventional straight valve springs. That has a mystery miss fire that often comes and goes. I do not have as high a vol...
Radiators Without Petcocks
06/15/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
We\'ve all dealt with vehicles that came from the factory sans a radiator drain. Trying to finagle the lower hose to drain the cooling system usually results in a sticky shower. In a momentary lapse of reason I had an idea: sliding the lower hose off...
Autologic Comm issues
06/15/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
You can get this information by calling their tech line and jumping through the hoops,but this way is quicker. Recently our tool stopped communicating with E65 and E46 BMWs. It worked on newer Bimmer platforms just fine. The problem was the cable. The too...
Engine Misfires Due To Aftermarket Clutch And Flywheel Replacement
06/13/2018 in the Technical Tips Forum
The cause is that the aftermarket flywheel may be lighter than a Honda Genuine flywheel allowing the engine to rev up to 4000 rpms causing the Pcm to lose the learned crank value. The crank sensor signals may not be processed by the Pcm due to the ra...

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