Car Damage Repair (Part 2)

Recorded 5/10/10
NOTE: NOT a Car Care Expert, or claim to be.
Paint was purchased from the dealer, being nobody had a match in-stock.

With as much of the “Darlington Stripes” removed as I can get off, I now use touch-up paint to restore the color, as close as possible.

NOTE: A couple coats were applied later, where the bare carbon fiber spots were. They now appear the correct color. Also note, I did not miss any spots, as it might appear as I did on video. That “missed spot” is just a reflection.

Throttle Body Cleaning – Dirty Throttle Body Symptoms and Problems

http://www.TrustMyMechanic.com (visit my site for TONS of free auto repair info)

Throttle body cleaning. Does your car idle rough, does the engine seem like it is trying to die when you are at a stop light, is the engine taking a little longer to start than normal?

You might have a dirty throttle body and that is something you can repair yourself. In this video we are cleaning the throttle body on a 2005 Ford F150 pick up truck with a 4.6 V8 engine.

Using just a wire brush and some throttle body cleaner made by BG, or you can use any throttle body cleaner made for throttle body service which is available at your local auto parts store.

If you want to learn more about car maintenance and what you can do yourself to help save money. Visit my site link at the top.

“Common Throttle Body Symptoms and Problems”

What are the most common complaints I see in my auto repair shop that are related to a dirty throttle body?

1. Rough idle speed. We like to call this hunt and peck, like a chicken does when it is looking for food. The engine is trying to keep a steady idle speed but the carbon build up in the throttle body plates are not allowing it. So the engine is hunting for a steady idle speed, which causes the roughness you feel inside the vehicle.

2. Slower starts or extended starting periods. You might have to crank the engine over much longer than you used to. The engine might start and die, and you have to crank it again. These are pretty common complaints when there is a dirty throttle body issue.

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3. Dies at stops. The engine is having a hard time keeping the idle speed high enough without dying. This complaint is worse with the air conditioner on, since there is more load on the engine with the A/C compressor on. A dirty throttle body will cause the engine to decrease the idle speed as the vehicle comes to a complete stop, and will eventually die. Restarting can take some time as in the extended crank complaint above.

This is a common complaint and the throttle body as well as the idle speed control motor should be cleaned periodically as part of regular scheduled maintenance.

I have more useful information on my website…for free, nothing to buy.
http://www.TrustMyMechanic.com

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How to Fix a Scratch and Paint with Base / Clear

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This shows a minor scrape on a Mazda Miata. The scratch was feathered out, primed and painted using BASF paint. There are many ways to get the job done, this is what was done here:

1. The scratch was feathered out using 280 grit paper until each color was seperated around 1/2″.

2. Next it was backsanded to allow space for the primer to adhere.

3. It was primed with 2 coats of Glasurit 285-10/20 direct to metal urethane primer and allowed to dry. It was primed with a devilbiss finishline HVLP gun with a 1.6 tip.

4. Next it was blocksanded using 320 paper, then final sanded with some 400-500 grit paper. Using a block is optional there but recommended.

5. After taping it up it was painted using RM Diamont basecoat in 3 coats. Each coat was allowed to flash about 5 minutes before the next one. Then 15 minutes before clearing. An Iwata LPH400 was used to apply the basecoat at about 20 psi.

6. The clear coat used here was BASF DC5335 Glamour clear. It was applied in 2 coats with about 10 minutes between coats. It was applied using an Iwata W400 with about 26 PSI at the gauge.

A few dirt nibs were colorsanded and polished afterwards.

How To Fix An Overheating Car

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how to diagnose and repair an overheating car. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VognjkYaMjg&list=UUuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA&feature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so don’t miss them.

Free Fix Car Cigarette Lighter

My car cigarette lighter hasn’t worked for years and I couldn’t find any definitive answers on the net. I finally took it apart and came up with a quick fix. It may not be considered proper, but works for me. I bypassed the blown fusible link. Your lighter socket may differ from my ’99 Toyota Camry’s. Perform at your own risk.

CORRECTION: I still have circuit protection because of the cigarette lighter fuse in the fuse box. This is contrary to what I said in the video.

12V Battery to Cigarette Lighter Adapter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf8nWI-yRFw

How to Fix a Car with No Heat (Easy)

No heat in your car? Car not blowing hot air? This video will show you how to fix your car’s heater whether it is your heater core, heater control valve, blend door, or blower motor resistor, I go though each step to find your problem so you wont be driving in the cold anymore!

How to Flush a Heater Core: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD2LGkUycQg
How to Test your Coolant to See if it is Bad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHTM3dvpD1M
How to Flush Your Coolant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s–5ft5YiHg
How to Replace a Blower Motor Resistor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-i0tytSYIM
How to Replace a Blower Motor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e60wS3_C9s

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Fix Car Scratches With Ease – Professional Technique By Hand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li1lJi66akI

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Fix a Cracked Bumper Fast and Easy with Zip Ties (Drifters’ Stitch)

Car Bumper Repair fast, cheap and easy! Lean how to repair a cracked bumper with cable ties. It is like stitches for a car. This method is used by race car drivers around the world to repair their bumpers fast and cheap so they can get back on the race course if a bumper is damaged. Plus, it looks pretty cool.

Every Color Zip Tie you can imagine: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009OM0FX2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B009OM0FX2&linkCode=as2&tag=chri0e2-20&linkId=H7MCERW6RGNEUQBL

Make your own Spark Plug Wire Loom (zip ties): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWO1Oes7oJw
Top 10 Car Cleaning Mistake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef_-SNSnByg
Project Night Light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp9L00SMSHQ

Thanks to my buddy Chris for letting me use his drifting footage for this video. Here are Chris’s awesome photography pages (if you like cars, check it out):
-www.pistonringmedia.com
-https://instagram.com/pistonringmedia/

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Disclaimer:
Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.