A 3-post collection

Engine specifications, spark plugs, timing, and vacuum

Compression test specificationsFor M60B4010-11 Bar or 142-156 PSI (6 strokes)Maximum difference: 0.5 Bar or 7 PSIEngine idle specificationsThe idle speed should hold steady at 600 RPM with a variation of up to 50 RPM. Troubleshooting unstable idle The RPM is not holding steady or the needle is periodically »

Guide to high-end tools and equipment

There seems to be much confusion out there in the hand tool world about who makes who and the relationships between various tool companies. There are three major players within the United States tool market: Stanley, Danaher, and Snap-On. You can save quite a penny on your toolbox if you »

A quick primer for obtaining car parts online

Obtaining parts for non-U.S specification vehiclesShould you shop OEM or aftermarket?The answer: depends. If it's an essential part like a drive train pulley or fan clutch, I'll most likely shop OEM, same for anything that touches coolant. On other hand there are also instances where aftermarket manufacturers built »