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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

Weed eater string
04/17/2024 in the Technical Tips Forum
I have a large amount of weed wacking that needs to be done all the time. I buy the large pack of string. Works well when new. Then it will bind up in the cutting head. Break off all the time and you have to stop and redo the string. I did some checking a...
Toyota truck rear wheel bearings
03/13/2024 in the Technical Tips Forum
Just a little heads up. We just replaced two rear wheel bearings on a Tundra. Big pat on the back to my tech who checked fit before pressing them on. We ordered left and right wheel bearings. Genuine Toyota parts. Different part numbers boxes even show L ...
VVT Solenoid valve cover tube seals Mazda or Ford 3.0
03/04/2024 in the Technical Tips Forum
[Engine: 08 Mazda 6 S 3.0L] This may be helpful to others. I spent a tremendous amount of time researching a seal that would fit the VVT or oil control valve seal in the valve cover of a 3.0. These seals are not offered by Mazda, Ford or aftermarket. It ...
Filtering fuel through a chamois
02/23/2024 in the Technical Tips Forum
Hello IATN folks, Currently, I have an issue with a Winter job on a rider mower and discovered there was water being pulled into the carburetor. The water was not readily viewable in the tank because it was a limited view. Note: I did drain a sample and t...
Wago connectors tip for junction boxes
02/08/2024 in the Technical Tips Forum
Don't know if this is right in this forum or maybe it should be in open discussion but it's an electrical tip. Late into a bedroom remodel I figured this out when adding wires and junction boxes even outlet boxes if you have room for it. It may also be he...

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