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The Car Maintenance Bibles
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Everything the DIY car enthusiast needs to know about basic car maintenance, wheels, tyres or tires, engine oil or motor oil, suspension (including springs and shock absorbers), brakes (disc brakes and drum brakes), gearboxes, transmissions, engines, motors, petrol, gasoline and general car maintenance.

What's Wrong With My Car?
Link%20Icon http://www.familycar.com/CarRepair/

Answers to your questions and valuable tips


Brakes
Brake Tech by Powerbrake™
Link%20Icon http://www.powerbrake.co.za/pages/tech.htm

Brake Tech
There is plenty of myth, and a fair amount of fiction, floating around when it comes to brake upgrades. You can rely on us to separate the fact from the fiction and to tell it like it really is. At Powerbrake™ we strive to provide our customers with sound advice and to offer straightforward opinions based on our extensive research into automotive braking.

Brake pad technical advice by SafeLine
Link%20Icon http://www.safelinebrakes.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=44&Itemid=181

Brake pad technical advice

BAIS (brake abuse indicating system) and how it works
Disc brake rotor minimum thickness
Disc Machining, cleaning & bedding-in new brake pads
The function of the caliper seal
Caliper servicing


DIY Tips
CARtoday - DIY Tips
Link%20Icon http://www.cartoday.com/content/car_magazine/booklets/DIY_booklet/index.asp

• What to do if you have an accident
• How much can you do yourself?
• Precautions
• Engine need tuning?
• Involuntary stop
• Get-you-home dodges
• Improving your fuel consumption
• Reducing engine wear
• Changing the oil and the oil filter
• Replacing the fan belt
• Spark plug knowledge
• Starting problems
• Engine lubrication
• Noise tracing
• Cooling system care
• Brake knowledge
• Assessing a car's steering
• Wheel alignment
• Gaskets and sealers
• CV joint care
• UJ joint care
• When it's time to overhaul the engine
• Tyre maintenance
• Buying tyres
• Checking shock absorbers
• Taking your car to the garage and buying parts

DIY Ultimate Car Care Guide : DIY Network
Link%20Icon http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/pac_ctnt/text/0,,DIY_14161_25584,00.html

An international DIY network. Very worth a visit.

Hilux Front Axle - Simon Morris
Link%20Icon http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/simon/overhaul_front_axle/index.php

A very good and comprehensive write up. any many more artciles arlated to Toyota Hilux 4 x 4 maintenace by members of the Hilux Forum.

Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Link%20Icon http://www.alldata.com/techtips/

Jim Grant has been working in the automotive industry for over twenty years. In addition, Jim is an ASE Master Technician with advanced L/1 certification. He works as manager and technician in his family's automotive business in New Hampshire.

Johan Behm Motors - Hints and Tips
Link%20Icon http://www.johanbehmmotors.co.za/

Johan Behm Motors has been specialising in the repair of all makes of motor vehicles for almost 25 years.

We pride ourselves in offering value for money without compromising on the quality of our work, and our rates are amongst the most competitive in the industry.

Midas Technical Tips and How to...
Link%20Icon http://www.midas.co.za/pebble.asp?relid=305

1. How to change brake shoes 2. How to change oil and filters 3. How to change shock absorbers 4. How to change wheel bearings 5. How to maintain batteries 6. How to change spark plugs 7. How to maintain the cooling system 8. How to maintain wiper blades 9. How to replace brake discs

Mobil - Do-It-Yourself Projects
Link%20Icon http://www.mobil.co.za/USA-English/MotorOil/Car_Care/DIY/Mounting_Prepainted_Fenders.aspx

A long list of topics that are more explanatory in nature than "How to DIY" but valuable never the less.

Plastic bumper repair - Popular Mechanics
Link%20Icon http://www.popularmechanics.co.za/content/wheels/singlepage.asp?fid=292&pno=1

Fortunately, there are a number of companies making repair and refinishing materials for plastic bumpers, as well as plastic fenders and door skins made from sheet moulding compound.


Engine Goto bookmark - Go Top | General | Brakes | DIY Tips | Engine | Info | Manuals | Tools | - on this page
Benefits of reconditioning an engine
Link%20Icon http://theautomobil.co.za/car/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=697

Customers faced with the prospect of high engine repair bills often ask workshop owners: “Is it time to buy a new car?” In this report – adapted from the Australian edition of Automotive Engineer – Rudy Sampieri discusses procedures involved in a cost effective option – reconditioning engines so that they run like new
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How Two-stroke Engines Work
Link%20Icon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuCUmQ9FxMU

youtube.com video explaining how a 2 stroke engine works.

How a Car Engine Works (Internal Combustion Engine)
Link%20Icon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-z-R8Mv_HM

youtube.com video explaining how a 4 stroke engine works.

Introduction to How Camshafts Work by Chiplogic
Link%20Icon http://www.chiplogic.co.za/cams.htm

Rotary Engine Chronicle by Mazda
Link%20Icon http://www.mazda.co.za/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1163396227481&pagename=Page&site=MSA&c=DFYPage

The complete history of the Rotary engine, from 1588 to 2006.

Very intersting reading


Manuals
Toyota Camry Tech Manuals online
Link%20Icon http://camrystuff.com/

Camry Stuff. Have a variety of information on the Toyota Camry, including Camry service manuals and instructions on service issues. Provide information on all generations of the Toyota Camry.


Tools
Spanner and Wench - basic technical know-how for woman
Link%20Icon http://www.spannerandwench.co.za/

Spanner and Wench is trying to make a dent in this vast morass of car cluelessness, by offering women one-day automotive classes that are as practical as they are theoretical and that start from scratch.



 

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