Recommended oil change intervals


August 13, 2017 by

Comparison of 7500 mile vs 15,000 mile oil change intervals

The oil change interval that your car maker recommends might not be the best for long-term engine health.

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Maintaining online privacy


August 4, 2017 by

Photo by William Iven on Unsplash

Securing our digital privacy has become even more important now that our service providers have been given free rein to collect and sell our personal data.

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Reading wifi and internet connection speeds


July 28, 2017 by

Deciding where to place your wireless router to eliminate dead spots in your home network can be a challenge.
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DIY – Front end creak remedy for 2006 BMW X3 (E83)


February 13, 2015 by

Anybody can potentially repair a creaking BMW front end in minutes at no cost!

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DIY – Front control arm bushing replacement BMW Z4 (E85) or 3-series (E46)


February 13, 2015 by

Replacing the front lower control arm bushings on a 2007 BMW Z4 (E85) or 3-series (E46) is easy, if you know this secret.

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Hidden Mazda RX8 spark plugs


March 7, 2014 by

There actually is an easy way to access the spark plugs on a Mazda RX8! Accessing them from the top is not the answer.

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Universal and wobble joints


February 28, 2014 by

Universal and wobble joints can save your sanity, and the skin on your knuckles, when the fastener you are trying to access is in a weird location.

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Mazda RX8 Clutch Pedal


February 21, 2014 by

The Mazda RX8 is a great car! It does have some quirks, a weak clutch pedal bracket being one of them. If the clutch pedal in your Mazda RX8 breaks, there might be a more cost-effective remedy than purchasing a new pedal assembly.

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Sizing PEX pipe


February 13, 2014 by

Part of making sure that your new “car wash” shower will work is providing adequate water flow. During the planning phase, we discovered that all dimensional plumbing is not created equal.

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Where has the Quirky Uncle been?


January 18, 2014 by

As you might have noticed, there hasn’t been any new content posted to this blog in a few months. Why not, you ask?

We’ll, I’ve been in the bathroom… literally.

Minimalist Bathroom

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