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  #566549 9-Jan-2012 16:10
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Most car manuals also tell you how to change the tyre, and where exactly on the car to put the jack. It can be dangerous if not done right. It is best to get someone to show you, rather than try to do it yourself if you don't know what you are doing. I have seen a wheel come off nearly causing an accident after someone didn't know what they were doing.

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  #567250 11-Jan-2012 10:04
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I have never owned a car that has had the owners manual in.

I know how to change a tyre the problem is the car has no jack.

 
 
 
 


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  #567252 11-Jan-2012 10:10
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Why don't you just do this...

http://tinyurl.com/7p46pej 

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  #567809 12-Jan-2012 11:08
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merve0o0: I have never owned a car that has had the owners manual in.



I know how to change a tyre the problem is thecar has no jack.


Tha manual that comes in the glovebox of the car is useless to all. I meant get a workshop manual that shows you how to do everything but also includes the maintenance scheules and required tasks (change tyre, check battery, check brake/steering/gearbox fluid etc).

A new gearbox on a simple sedan can cost between 3 and 5 grand. You have to check the fluid from time to time, dont leave everything up to your mechanic, as nice as he may be, he depends on your cars failure.

New tyres, if done right will cost a lot, but in the long run are actually way cheaper than second hands or retreads and do directly save on fuel etc.


Most importantly, learn how to measure your exact fuel consumption and run this test from time to time. An increase in fuel consumption is the first early warning you get that something is amiss and fixing problems early means you save money, time and missed days at work (or missed dates at the movies).

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  #568498 13-Jan-2012 16:20
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A handy technique if you are still worried about the jack: put the other tire under the car to keep it off the ground if it all goes wrong, then at least you can try again if the handbrake slips or whatever.




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  #568508 13-Jan-2012 16:31
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1.Txt girl friend telling her to wear skimpy clothing & get over here ASAP!
2.Hand her the wrench.
3.Give her a serious look and point at flat tyer.
4.Grab dads six pack of beers from the fridge.
5.Find a chair.
6.Proceed to give orders to girlfriend.

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  #569052 15-Jan-2012 12:39
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Once you've done tires you can move onto brakes. Spent this morning tracking down a bloody squeal!

 
 
 
 


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  #569140 15-Jan-2012 16:07
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There's ya problem. The name tag.... :p

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  #569157 15-Jan-2012 17:19
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Honda? They should stick lawnmowers!

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  #569158 15-Jan-2012 17:30
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Beasty brakes, what are they on? Bet they would look at home on a Hilman Imp.

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  #569163 15-Jan-2012 17:59
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Perfect for forward rolls!

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  #569164 15-Jan-2012 18:02
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On a Honda Civic.

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  #569183 15-Jan-2012 19:02
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and the squeal was?, just curious and off topic




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  #569211 15-Jan-2012 20:15
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I'm pretty sure it was the backing plate of one of the pads, normally on most brakes that plate clips on. On these they're bonded to pad, well all but one was. So I coated all of the pistons and where they met with copper slip, and liberally under the loose pad. Seems to have done the trick. They're on my brother's car, he's away on holiday so it was a good chance to get to the bottom of it. Always something simple.

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