Gerry Tseng

Gerry lives in Cincinnati, OH where he works as a data analyst by day and enjoys working on cars in his free time. He’s spent over 25 years on domestics + imports alike. His latest efforts include a Saab 9-3, a BMW M3 and a Volvo S60.

Recent Posts

How To Replace The Starter On A Volvo S60

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Replacing the starter on a 2001 Volvo S60 T5 is an easy DIY that takes about 1 hour to complete. It also helps if you have small hands to maneuver in tight quarters....

How to Track your Engine's Health through Oil Analysis

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Oil analysis helps us figure out the health state of the engine’s oil, which is essentially the lifeblood of the engine. It’s often a mystery to figure out as newer cars have much longer oil service ...

How to Replace Struts and Strut Mounts on a Saab 9-3 (GM)

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Several months ago I replaced the front struts on a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc. The struts were shot and I skimped on replacing any of the other components as they seemed to “look” ok. For months it bugged me ...

How to Replace a Rear Window Strip on a Saab 9-3

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Has your Saab 9-3 rear window strip seen better days?...

How to Repair Stripped Threads on Your Car's Fasteners

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I recently found 2 of the 3 engine cover bolts to have stripped out threads on a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc. The bolts no longer would bite and just kept spinning indefinitely. The bolts were fine but the ...

Regular or Premium Gasoline?

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This is one of those car topics that gets debated like politics or religion. This article isn’t meant to fan those flames but instead it’s to share what I’ve observed so you can make your own ...

Repairing a Window Regulator on a Saab 9-3

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A few months after getting a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc I found that the rear passenger side power window would not always roll back up. Instead it would try to roll up but soon stop and make a crumpling ...

How to Replace Rear Shocks on a Saab 9-3

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When you replace shocks + struts on a car like this Saab 9-3 you really should be replacing them as a set around the same time to ensure consistent suspension performance. A few months earlier I ...

How To Replace The Engine Mounts On a 2001 Volvo S60 T5

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Replacing the Engine Mounts on a 2001 Volvo S60 T5 is moderately easy to do: it requires a bit more muscle but everything is relatively accessible....

Replacing The Serpentine Belt And Tensioner On A 2001 Volvo S60 T5

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Replacing the serpentine belt and tensioner on a 2001 Volvo S60 T5 is an easy DIY that takes about 1 hour to complete. It also helps if you have small hands to maneuver in tight quarters....

Replacing the Front Lower Control Arms on a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc

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Replacing the front lower control arms on a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc is a fairly-easy DIY that takes about 1-2 hours to complete....

Flushing the Brake System on a 2001 Volvo S60 T5

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Flushing the brake system on a 2001 Volvo S60 T5 is an easy DIY that takes about 1 hour to complete. I’ll show the traditional way below where you recruit a friend to pump the brakes while you bleed ...

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