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Why All At Once?

Why All At Once?

Man, I hate Murphy's Law.  You know Murph, he has these laws.  "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong".  Geez.  And then there is "If there is a bad time for some thing to go wrong, that is when it will go wrong."  Murphy has jinx an entire genration of America. Well, I had a dental appointment for my family in Haltom City, Texas,  so I loaded them all up in the 01 Chevy Suburban.  It's an older ride, obviously, but it runs well, the fuel economy is acceptable to us,... [Read more...]

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Intake Manifold Leaks

Intake Manifold Leaks

Don't know if it's the season for it, or things tend to run in groups.  I've had another run of several GM vehicles with intake manifold leaks of one sort or other.  I'm not sure of the reasoning behind the plastic intake gaskets that are on most GM late model vehicles, but it certainly keeps us independent repair shops busy. I recently posted of a Vortec Engine intake mainfold water leak.  This repair is very typical of all the GMs with plastic gaskets.  The plastic... [Read more...]

Featured Maintenance

Do K&N Filters Kill Mass Air Flow Sensors?

Do K&N Filters Kill Mass Air Flow Sensors?

I've told I don't know how many drivers who pull into my shop with the car not running too well that the K&N Filter they got is causing them problems. Ask almost any shop operator I know and they'll tell you the same thing. The car or truck has no power. I open the hood and spy the K&N setup. Not just a direct factory style replacement, but some monstrosity crammed into what little space there may be under there. Pull out the mass air flow sensor and surely enough... [Read more...]

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New Place to Eat

New Place to Eat

Between fixin' up your rides and going out to the cruise, you can stop in for an awesome hamburger and beer, if your close to Lawton, Oklahoma.  The Back Porch Draft  in Lawton Oklahoma has something on the menu for everyone.  Good honest home made food and great craft beers from all over Oklahoma.  Check it out.  Read More →

Alternative Tech

Cellulose Ethanol For Tomorrow

Cellulose Ethanol For Tomorrow

I found this article written by Jose D. Martinez on ethanol. Interesting read. Ethanol has emerged as the premier alternative fuel to replace gasoline and lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. In Brazil for example, 8 out of every 10 cars on the road already run on ethanol derived from the sugar cane plant. In part, the United States is the largest producer and exporter of ethanol derived from corn. But is it a good idea to use a food source to produce a fuel? By the current... [Read more...]

General Articles

New Place to Eat

Between fixin' up your rides and going out to the cruise, you can stop in for an awesome hamburger and beer, if your close to Lawton, Oklahoma.  The Back Porch Draft  in Lawton Oklahoma has something on the menu for everyone.  Good honest home made food and great craft beers from all over Oklahoma.  Check it out.  Read More →

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Engine Repair

Intake Manifold Leaks

Don't know if it's the season for it, or things tend to run in groups.  I've had another run of several GM vehicles with intake manifold leaks of one sort or other.  I'm not sure of the reasoning behind the plastic intake gaskets that are on most GM late model vehicles, but it certainly keeps us independent repair shops busy. I... [Read more...]


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Maintenance

Do K&N Filters Kill Mass Air Flow Sensors?

I've told I don't know how many drivers who pull into my shop with the car not running too well that the K&N Filter they got is causing them problems. Ask almost any shop operator I know and they'll tell you the same thing. The car or truck has no power. I open the hood and spy the K&N setup. Not just a direct factory... [Read more...]


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Alternative Technology

Cellulose Ethanol For Tomorrow

I found this article written by Jose D. Martinez on ethanol. Interesting read. Ethanol has emerged as the premier alternative fuel to replace gasoline and lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. In Brazil for example, 8 out of every 10 cars on the road already run on ethanol derived from the sugar cane plant. In part, the United... [Read more...]


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