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Technical Articles


Welcome to our European technical articles section.  We've gathered a vast collection of useful articles to help you repair many items on your car.  Save money by avoiding your mechanic and perform the repairs using the information we've provided here.  Can't find what you're looking for?  Try our Search Engine, or hop over to our Technical Bulletin Board, and ask your question to the thousands of members who post messages there every day.
 Technical Articles:
Jacking up your car
Most common tasks need the car to be jacked up in the air.  But where should you place the jack, and what is the safest method of lifting it?  It's all answered here.
Flushing Your Coolant
More than you ever wanted to know about your cooling system, why you need to maintain it regularly, and how to change that pesky coolant.
Bleeding Your Brakes
A tricky process.  Here's a couple of hints and tips gathered from some good and bad experiences in brake bleeding.
Synthetic Oil FAQ
Some insight on the facts, myths, and trials of synthetic oil in automobiles.
Ignition Trouble List
Here is a list of what to check if your car is backfiring constantly or if the car is not running right.
About Oxygen Sensors

In this article, we will discuss oxygen sensors, what they do and how to test them.

Machine Shop 101
Most of the time, owners drop off their parts and then pick up magically rebuilt parts with no clue as to what really happened to them. This section aims to take some of the mystery out of what happens to your parts when you drop them off.
Time to Rebuild? - Part I & II  
Wayne Dempsey outlays the tests and evaluations that you should perform on your engine before deciding it's time for a rebuild.
Concours Corner: Polishing Alloy Wheels
Concours Corner: The Basics: Washing your car  
Concours Corner: The Basics: Cleaning your Engine
Detailing Your Car
Whether you’re washing the car for a drive up the coast during the summer or prepping it for winter storage, we all share the same passion for keeping our pride and joy sparkling clean.
Reconditioning Your Leather
Got some problems with your oil cooler fan, and can't figure out why it's not working?  Check out the advice in this article.
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