Tag Archives: david zhang

Clean, Cheap and Easy Way to Change Engine Oil (Subaru Example)


Does oil splash everywhere when the oil plug is opened? How can you quickly change the engine oil without special equipment? From jacking the car to effectively using a wrench, I will show you my tricks. I used a Subaru Forester as an example. You may modify it and adapt the ideas to other cars as well.

Other cheap tricks see below links:
How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc

N Ways To Remove An Oil Filter Without Special Tool
https://youtu.be/QPVs03aZjmc

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Tags
Jack Stand
Oil Pan
Oil Plug
Oil Filter Wrench
Oil Funnel
Oil Change
Cheapest Way
Engine Oil Change
DIY
Motor Oil
Fumoto valve

What is Done to Your Car During Yearly Smog Check?


Aren’t you curious about what is done to your car during your yearly smog check? Every year or every other year I have to have a smog check done. In the past when I asked to do video taping, they always refused. Today I found a friendly shop to let me show you how exactly the smog check is done.

There are 2 different smog check procedures, one for cars from year 2000 and earlier, the other one is for newer cars (which is easier). There are 7 steps in your California smog check. They are computerized tests and takes about 20 seconds for each test. If you pass the test, the report then is sent directly to the DMV electronically.

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smog check
smog test
california smog check
DMV
dynomo
dynomometer
2000 and earlier
tail pipe sensor
OBD2

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in the 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this Youtube Setting/Quality).

Please check out other related videos:
The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools – in 4K UHD
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc
How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Rotate Tires Without Any Special Tools
https://youtu.be/TBpn030_-kU

3rd Time Attaching Rearview Mirror– Glue attached to windshield Using 5-minute Eproxy

Just a month ago, I re-attached the rearview mirror (4 years after my first video showing how to re-attach the rearview mirror), but then it fell off again. Certainly last time was a complete failure. This time I spend more time investigating why it failed. I am doing something different to fix this time so that the previous failure would not repeat again. Last time I had two choices:
1. repeat the process of the first fix and see if it works.
2. find the reason it failed and do things differently.
Since the first choice did not work, I am now trying the 2nd this time in this video.

Previous videos of re-attaching the rearview mirror are shown below:

Rearview Mirror Repair –Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/8MqFRc1JSVo

4 Years Later, Attaching Rearview Mirror Again — Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/2ZC1TCsgq-g

Tags
5-minute Aproxy
Rearview mirror
car repair
DIY CAR
glue
attach
windshield
fix Do It Yourself
save money
fell off again
problem

How To Remove A Badly Corroded Car Battery, Replace With New

My battery terminals were really corroded. It was so bad that the bolts and nuts could not be saved. When I got a new set of bolts and nuts, even though they were purchased based on the year and make, they didn’t fit well. I will show you how to fix that.

In addition to demonstrating how to remove a badly corroded battery and replace with a new battery, I will show you how to be safe and will explain the correct procedure to avoid hazards as well as damage to the battery assembly.

Tags
battery
terminal
corroded
corrosion
clean
lead
posts
cable
correct sequence
correct steps
damage
sparks
acid
safe
safety

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in the 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this Youtube Setting/Quality).

Please check out other related videos:
The Cheapest Oil Change Using Zero-Cost DIY Tools – in 4K UHD
https://youtu.be/aPYtICiotEc

How to Raise or Lift a Car without Jack without Stand
https://youtu.be/KwJRQKDszyo

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Rotate Tires Without Any Special Tools
https://youtu.be/TBpn030_-kU

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/AggjfS1M2os

Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS
https://youtu.be/44CArktLswk

4 Years Later, Attaching Rearview Mirror Again — Glue attached to windshield


4 years after my first video showing how to re-attach the rearview mirror, it fell off again. While I am glad that it lasted 4 years, it tells me that something is not right. I am not sure why it came off, so I will experiment more and share the results with everyone. I have two options:
1. repeat the process and see if it works.
2. find the reason it failed and do things differently.
Since the rearview mirror repair glue/kit is only $2 at Walmart, it is sensible to first try #1. If it does not work, then I will try something different.

The video of re-attaching the rearview mirror is shown below:
Rearview Mirror Repair –Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/8MqFRc1JSVo