Tim Wong

Tim is a Canadian from Windsor, with a knack for taking things apart, and sometimes putting them back together. He is a mechanical engineer by day and backyard mechanic by night. His mantra in life is to never break another bolt.

Recent Posts

Here's Why LIQUI MOLY Actually Works

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If I asked you to name a brand of motor oil, a number of brands might pop into your mind. Castrol, Mobil 1, Valvoline, etc. One thing in common among these brands is the ability to find them anywhere ...

Here's Why Volvos Are Considered Safe

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I recently stumbled upon a YouTube video of a violent crash between a 2008-2016 Volvo XC70 wagon and a transport truck traveling at full speed. Miraculously, the driver of the Volvo was okay. You ...

Why This $5000 1990 Volvo 740 16-Valve Wagon Was The Best Deal On The Internet

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Bring a Trailer has been a wonderful waste of time during my lunch hours. When I need a break from the every day grind, I pop open BAT and look at cars I can't normally afford. But recently, a ...

How To Rebuild And Refresh Brake Caliper Pistons On Your Car

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When a car sits outside for an extended period of time, it's good to follow a list of things to check and/or repair. I have grown fond of my Volvo for being able to start up after lying dormant for a ...

How To Quickly And Inexpensively Repair A Cracked Exhaust

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Some of us, logically, like to fix things properly the first time. These are the same type of people who carry a bottle of spray detailer with them in the car in case a bird decides to defecate on a ...

How To Change The Oil On A Diesel Mercedes

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The OM616, OM617, and OM617a inline diesel engines came equipped in a variety of Mercedes platforms starting in the mid-1970's on through the mid-1980's, at least in the U.S. marketplace. With over a ...

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Review: The Ultimate Snow Tire?

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After seeing the pictures and news clips of the winter apocalypse in Buffalo, I figured now was as good a time as any to winterize my Volvo 940's shoes. If you’ve been following FCP Euro’s blog, I ...

How to Install a Power Steering Fluid Filter

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When you think of replaceable filters in your car, the first one that pops into your mind is the oil filter, of course. Next up, you might think about the air filter, followed by the cabin air filter ...

How to Read A RWD Volvo Identification Plate

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Ever wanted to know a little bit more about your car? Beyond knowing the basics like model year, and recommended tire pressures, your product plate can tell you a lot more about your car than you ...

Green Cap or the Gray Cap? The Volvo Radiator Cap Conundrum

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For Volvos of all years, you essentially have two choices of radiator caps: the Green cap or the Grey cap. Grey caps were prominent on RWD Volvos, with green caps making their appearance in FWD ...

How To Store Your Car Outdoors

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Like it or not, there will come a time that you just won’t be able to drive your car. Maybe it's because you need to put it away for the season, or that you need to take care of other projects before ...

11 Cheap RWD Volvo Parts You Need to Buy Now

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Remember the days where you would walk down the grocery store aisle and spot your favorite snack on sale for $0.50? You wouldn’t think twice, and yes of course, you would buy it. These days are a ...

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