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How To: Paint an Engine Block

Tired of your old engine looking... not so good? Clean it up and enhance the overall look with a simple paint job! In this episode, we show you how to paint your engine block, costing you only a few bucks and about an hour or two of your time!

How To: Cover parts in carbon fiber by skinning or wrapping

Prepare a chocolate cream roll. And into your whip topping, put in one teaspoon of vanilla extract, about a cap full. Stir the whip, the vanilla removes the packaging taste. Spread the whip all over the cake, nice and thick. Clean out the edges and round it out. With a fork, drag the prongs across the top of the log. And all around the surfaces. With a knife, spiral out the ends of the log. Start in the center and slowly spiral out. Dust the top of the cake with cocoa powder, then do the ends...

How To: Install awning mounts onto Thule's load bars

Learn how to install a ladder rack awning onto Thule's professional load bars as well as their other lines of load bars. One technical note here, this awning is specified for three load bars, instead of the two shown in this video. Chances are this will be used on a van as opposed to a pickup truck bed but everything still applies to that application.

How To: Install a trailer hitch on a 2008 Toyota Highlander

An installer gives step by step instructions on how to remove decorative panels, remove tow hooks, lower the exhaust pipe, and install a Valley trailer hitch on a Highlander. Video also shows what to do if one of your holes does not align perfectly. If you need help removing the exhaust pipe from the rubber hanger, part two shows that.

How To: Pair your phone in a 2010 Toyota head unit

It is dangerous to talk on the phone while driving - not to mention it carries a hefty ticket fine in most states. In this tutorial, learn how to connect your Bluetooth phone to a 2010 Toyota head unit for both safer calling and streaming music. This is actually quite easy and you can hook up four phones at once if need be. Enjoy this easy, advanced new way to hook up your phone.

How To: Save gas by de-activating a fuel injector

This automotive customization tutorial shows you a method to try to save gas by deactivating a fuel injector. Get your car to run on three cylinders instead of four and save gas. Be careful, you will need to remap your vehicle's ECU or live with the check engine light being continuously on. This method of deactivating a fuel injector to make your vehicle run on one less cylinder will save gas, as long as your car still runs.

How To: Build a Newman cool motor

In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to build a "Newman Motor". From the website of Joseph Newman, this motor is an "electromagnetic motor that runs cool (unlike all conventional motors) and harnesses the

How To: Remove old car window tint

If you've decided that you want to scrape the tint off of your vehicle's windows, you're going to want to watch this video tutorial. In order to strip the tin from the windows, you'll need a single-edged razor, a cleaning rag and an all-purpose spray cleaner. Scrape at the corner of the tint film with the razor and peel it off. Spray the cleaner on the glass , then put back the film onto your automobile's window. Wait about twenty minutes and pull it of again. Now, spray off more cleaner and ...

How To: Wire and install a Mustang Halo headlight

See better with better headlights for your Ford Mustang. If you're looking for a new 'Stang look and feel, then US Muscle Mods can help. This video tutorial will show you how to wire and install a Mustang Halo headlight. Halo Head Lights will give a powerful and aggressive look to your Mustang, and wiring them up and installing in a cinch.

How To: Install window scrapers in a classic VW Beetle Bug

Owning an older car is a big responsibility for some car owners. It requires time and dedication to not only make sure it works well, but looks good too. For people who own classic VW Bugs, keeping it looking good is very important. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to install window scrapers in a classic VW Beetle Bug. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make a mold for a carbon fiber part

The website carbonmods.com shows up how to make mold for carbon fiber parts. Find a place you would want to put the boards to proceed with the action. Then take the shaping clay and put all around the edges. Cut off all the excess clay to become smooth and lay it out. The next step is waxing. Wax the board about five times, resting five minutes within each wax. apply the blue fluid to clean off buildup. It takes about 20 minutes to dry. To get the surface dry, mix gel and hardener in the same...

News: Will JB Weld Repair a Cracked Engine Block?

I went to get my boat ready for the summer and discover that my engine block was cracked. I looked online to find the cost of a new block to be way out of my range so I decided to see if I could repair the cracked block. Cast iron is very sensitive to heat and I do not have the skills to weld cast iron. So I decided to see if JB Weld would repair the block or not. To discover if it worked or not, watch the video below.

How To: Replace the decklid and hood seal to a VW Beetle Bug

Restoring an old car can be a hassle at times, but the great thing about it is the ability to customize it any which way you want. But for the sake of keeping things original. This tutorial focuses on how to replace the decklid and hood seal to a VW Bug. It may seem like a difficult job, but after watching this tutorial, life may get a little bit easier. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Use an intelligent key on a 2010 Nissan Murano LE AWD

With the advancement of technology nowadays, cars are able to do things better than before. One area is the use of a key. Instead of supplying just a regular key to unlock and lock doors, they now have intelligent keys that make opening and closing much easoer. THey also make starting the car easier as well. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to use one on a 2010 Nissan Murano LE AWD. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Set the memory seats in a 2010 Ford Lincoln MKX

The 2010 Ford Lincoln MKX can do plenty of things, and a lot of those features are geared toward comfort. Like your seats. You can position your seats exactly how you want them. And you can save that position so you can always come back to it later, just in case someone messes with your comfort zone. Watch and see how to set your memory seats on a 2010 Lincoln MKX. This will also work on a few other cars as well.

How To: Install a E85 flex fuel kit in a car

Ryan and Thomas aged 13 and 9 demonstrate how easy it is to install an E85 ethanol FlexFuel conversion kit in to a vehicle. This converter kit is a Full Flex Gold and will allow the car to run on E85, Gas, or any mixture of the two. Full Flex Gold is the only EPA compliant kit available and makes your car more fuel efficient and environment friendly.

How To: DIY Subframe Connectors

The guys at PMM show you how to make your own subframe connectors to help stiffen up the chassis, and potentially reduce vibrations in the car. All you need is a length of pipe, a drill, a vice, and some extra hardware! This can be one of the least expensive suspension modifications you can do to your car.

How To: Convert your motorcycle to electric power

This how-to video shows how to build your own electric motorcycle; a nice way to change from gas to batteries to save the environment. There is lots of welding, but the key to welding is dropping the piece and checking if it stays together. Spindles and sprockets must align and then you are set. Check out this video customization tutorial and learn how to convert a motorcycle to electric power.