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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 Track your Engine's Health through Oil Analysis

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 3, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 2, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 2, 2017
Has your Saab 9-3 rear window strip seen better days?... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Repair Stripped Threads on Your Car's Fasteners

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 2, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself, Saab

Regular or Premium Gasoline?

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 2, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Repairing a Window Regulator on a Saab 9-3

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 2, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Saab

How to Replace Rear Shocks on a Saab 9-3

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 2, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself, Saab

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

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 1, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

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

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 1, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Replacing the Starter on a 2001 Volvo S60 T5

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 1, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

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

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 1, 2017
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.... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Saab

Flushing the Brake System on a 2001 Volvo S60 T5

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 1, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

How to Repair a Loose Headlight Switch on a Saab 9-3

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Jan 31, 2017
During a morning drive I noticed that the Saab’s headlight switch was dangling from the dashboard like if it was hinged at the top as it ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Repair and Touch Up Paint Scratches

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Jan 31, 2017
Many times I’m asked how to address paint imperfections such as scratches, fading, peels, bubbles and flakes. Covering that whole spectrum ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself

How to Create a Vehicle Maintenance Log

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Jan 31, 2017
A vehicle maintenance log is incredibly valuable and doesn’t take much to set up. Benefits include:... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself

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