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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

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...
Don't forget to price some parts at the dealer!
02/02/2024 in the Technical Tips Forum
This past week we had two Toyotas in that needed alternators. Usually use Denso from WORLDPAC; unavailable however. Napa and carquest showed remand in stock for 200 or so. Dubious quality at best. Ended up calling the Toyota dealer; both alternators "next...
Maintaining vehicle and equipment SLA batteries
01/25/2024 in the Technical Tips Forum
Hello IATN folks, This post is to address lead acid wet cell vehicle (SLA) batteries. I have quite a number of older vehicles and small equipment along with owners who are always challenged with seasonal battery issues. Batteries easily become a seasonal ...
Static compression versus dynamic
01/05/2024 in the Technical Tips Forum
Hello IATN folks. I had a technician the other day who was confused about compression testing. He was baffled why a static compression shows higher with a compression test gauge than when performing a dynamic (running) compression test with a scope and a ...

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