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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

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Review: The Ultimate Snow Tire?

Posted by Tim Wong
on Nov 20, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Install a Power Steering Fluid Filter

Posted by Tim Wong
on Feb 2, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Read A RWD Volvo Identification Plate

Posted by Tim Wong
on Feb 2, 2017
Ever wanted to know a little bit more about your car? Beyond knowing the basics like model year, and recommended tire pressures, your ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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

Posted by Tim Wong
on Feb 2, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How To Store Your Car Outdoors

Posted by Tim Wong
on Feb 2, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

11 Cheap RWD Volvo Parts You Need to Buy Now

Posted by Tim Wong
on Feb 2, 2017
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 ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Replace a Radiator Cooling Fan Switch Seal on a RWD Volvo

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jan 31, 2017
Be it oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, or coolant, leaks are the worst. You could argue which of these leaks cause you the ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Identify Leaking Fluids Under a Car

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jan 31, 2017
It’s never a good feeling to walk out to your car and see a puddle under it. As wishful as it is, a stray cat probably did not take a ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Repair a Window Switch on a RWD Volvo

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jan 31, 2017
Last week, I wrote about upgrading your window switches to lighted window switches, bringing a little bit more life into the cabin of your ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Volvo's Automatic Locking Differential - How it Works

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jan 31, 2017
For safe winter driving, modern day society tells us that you have to have a vehicle with AWD, and preferably, winter tires. The logic is ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Install Lighted Window Switches in a Volvo 940

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jan 31, 2017
Occasionally on my drives, I wondered if it would be good to have lighted window switches. You know, the times where its pitch black ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Adjust The Hood on a Volvo 940

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jan 31, 2017
The other day, I needed to pop the hood to refill my washer fluid. If you’ve ever driven in winter weather, you’ll know the importance of ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Quickly Fix a Leaky Sunroof

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jan 27, 2017
You would usually think that January in Southwestern Ontario would mean lots of snow, ice and cold weather. I’m not going to dive into our ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Install a Full Exhaust System on a Volvo 940

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jan 27, 2017
I’m starting to think there are either little gremlins at work inside my car, or it's got a character of its own. A couple weeks ago, I ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

5 Requirements For a Winter Vehicle

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jan 27, 2017
I’ll admit, I was caught out by the snow. But then again, 7 inches of snowfall as the first warning shot for winter seemed a little bit ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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