‘Automotive’ 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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. DIY – Fixing a broken battery retainer with a battery strap


    September 20, 2013 by quirkyuncle

    The acid in car batteries is highly corrosive. It can create an environment near the battery that damages parts of …
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  9. DIY – Choosing the correct motor oil for your BMW


    September 12, 2013 by quirkyuncle

    Buying motor oil for your car is not as easy as it used to be. Unlike the past, there is …
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  10. DIY – BMW X3 (E83) Rear Window Repair


    August 31, 2013 by quirkyuncle

    You hear a snap and the rear window of your BMW X3 slides down inside the door. Here’s how to …
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