‘DIY’ Category

  1. Recommended oil change intervals


    August 13, 2017 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

    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.

  2. DIY – Front end creak remedy for 2006 BMW X3 (E83)


    February 13, 2015 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

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

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


    February 13, 2015 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

    Replacing the front lower control arm bushings on a 2007 BMW Z4 (E85) or 3-series (E46) is easy, if you …
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  4. Hidden Mazda RX8 spark plugs


    March 7, 2014 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

    There actually is an easy way to access the spark plugs on a Mazda RX8! Accessing them from the top …
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  5. Universal and wobble joints


    February 28, 2014 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

    Universal and wobble joints can save your sanity, and the skin on your knuckles, when the fastener you are trying …
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  6. Mazda RX8 Clutch Pedal


    February 21, 2014 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

    The Mazda RX8 is a great car! It does have some quirks, a weak clutch pedal bracket being one of …
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  7. Sizing PEX pipe


    February 13, 2014 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

    Part of making sure that your new “car wash” shower will work is providing adequate water flow. During the planning …
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  8. Where has the Quirky Uncle been?


    January 18, 2014 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

    As you might have noticed, there hasn’t been any new content posted to this blog in a few months. Why …
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  9. DIY – Polishing Oxidized Headlights


    October 3, 2013 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

    Don’t let this happen to you! Headlight oxidation is preventable! Polycarbonate headlights are prone to oxidation that limits their light …
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  10. DIY – How to correctly aim car mirrors


    September 27, 2013 by quirkyuncle

    Aiming the mirrors in your car correctly is vital for safe driving. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t pointing them in …
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