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Alan Power

Alan Power is a father, grandfather, husband, and a DIY enthusiast. He lives down-under in Western Australia and he enjoys spending time with his family and working in his home workshop. Not to mention enjoying maintaining and driving his classic cars.

Recent Posts

A Clever Repair For BMW 525i Output Shaft Leaks

Posted by Alan Power
on May 17, 2014
It often starts the same way. You leave a friends house and they point to a fluid patch on their driveway. You stop the car and inspect ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Christmas Party Foul: Total Engine Failure

Posted by Alan Power
on May 10, 2014
I suspect our Christmas parties may have been a little unconventional.... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Bad MAF Sensor? Overview, Symptoms, & Troubleshooting

Posted by Alan Power
on May 2, 2014
Mass Air Flow (MAF or Air Mass Meter) sensors are often overlooked when doing your routine maintenance schedule or a general service. This ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Diagnosing Universal Joint Failure

Posted by Alan Power
on Apr 11, 2014
So, you’re heading off to work in the crisp cool morning and you hear a new strange “ping” noise when engaging reverse. There are many ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Reducing Unsprung Weight: Improving Suspension Performance

Posted by Alan Power
on Mar 31, 2014
I must admit I get funny looks when buying rims and tires when I ask how much they weigh, as well as how much they cost.... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

The Benefits of Silicone vs. Rubber Hoses

Posted by Alan Power
on Mar 21, 2014
Typically, the under the hood temperature in our old V8 Chevys may have reached little more than the ambient temperature outside. There was ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Understanding Tire Delamination: This Vibration Could Save Your Life

Posted by Alan Power
on Mar 9, 2014
I was driving home one evening when a car overtook me with what appeared to be showers of sparks emanating from the rear tire. The driver ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Don’t Do This To Your Brakes

Posted by Alan Power
on Feb 26, 2014
A car came into the workshop last week with some brake shudder.  The owner was quite irate and informed me that he had recently had the ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How Not to Warm Up your Car Before Driving

Posted by Alan Power
on Feb 16, 2014
Did I just hear you say, “I don’t need to wait for the car to warm up, just give it a big rev!?”... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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