Automotive Videos To Assist You
Many customers have asked questions about their engines, vehicles, and projects that are sometimes a bit easier discussed using videos that already exist on YouTube.com and other sources. Using your favorite search engine with some proper terminology can help you find many of these informational discussions of how others have accomplished the results they are looking for. I want to list some of those on this page of my site and hope you will find them to be helpful in solving many possible problems before you run into them. So, please feel free to e-mail me with the web address of videos you found helpful so we can share it with others who are looking for assistance.
- I tore a small gasket, can I make my own? YouTube by University Motors
- Oil pressure. Where does it really start? YouTube video by EricTheCarGuy
- How does "Plastigage" really work? YouTube video by TiredIronVideos
- Compression testing -- what will that do for me ? YouTube video by EricTheCarGuy
- Vacuum leaks ! ? ! How do I check to see if . . . YouTube video by EricTheCarGuy
- Hoses, wires, etc. Mark 'em before you move 'em! YouTube video by Luna7ick
- TIMING BELT - Did it break? (an easy way to know) YouTube video by realfixesrealfast
- Crankshaft bolt removal, simple time saver! YouTube video by mainejunker
- Chevy Aveo 1.6L DOHC Timing Belt (short) Life YouTube video by camoss31
- Ford 4.2L V6 Hydrolock and IMRC fix [1080 HD] YouTube video byJafromobile Nicely done !
- Toyota 22R crankshaft bolt removal suggestions YouTube video by WheeliePete
- Toyota 22R/RE Timing Chain Replacement -- I've looked at so many vids on this subject and still have not yet found one with realistic discussions of what happens to this timing system. Do you know of one? Please send a link !
- - Everything starts with the chain. All other damage is a result, not a cause. All of these chains stretch with miles . . more miles, more stretch . . more stretch, more chain flopping around inside.
- - Stretched chain flopping around inside the cover will always break the plastic guide on the long (tense) side of the system. The original is plastic and can not / will not put up with much of that floppin and slappin in there. Why would Toyota use plastic for that side of the system? Simple. It sells parts.
- - Use your timing light to check how bad the chain is flopping. If you are waiting for your ears to tell you something may be worn . . . sells more parts!
- - A flopping timing chain will 'saw' right into the timing cover at the coolant passage! Coolant in the crankcase oil is misdiagnosed (way too often) as a blown head gasket. (please see "compression testing video above, or you may be doing more work than necessary)
- - This maintenance project can be done without removing the cylinder head, you just need start at the oil pan and work up, but you really only need a valve cover gasket set, timing cover gasket set and the oil pan gasket to go with your timing chain kit.
This is the guy who started it all . . . but I can't remember his name anymore =o)
Bruce Roller -- PartsDinosaur
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