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How to Improve Your Old Car's Performance - Part 1/3

The Smoking Tire gets all scientific in this episode, trying to discover exactly how much power can be unlocked from an old car simply by performing routine maintenance.


 


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How to Improve Your Old Car's Performance - Part 2/3
The Smoking Tire gets down and dirty on their Jetta Project Car, trying to improve the car's performance with just a factory service, performed at home by Matt Farah, a first time mechanic.





Air Suspension - Can You Really Have it All?
In the past I've thought of air suspension as a modification reserved for trucks, low riders, and show cars. But what about sports cars? Is it possible to have the look you want at a show, the handling you want at the limit, and the practicality of clearing speed bumps and driveways? The guys from Accuair Suspensions say there is, so we put their Audi S4 to the test.





The $25,000 Challenge: BMW E46 M3 vs. Ford Fiesta ST
The BMW E46 M3 is regarded as one of the best drivers cars of all time, and they can now be had for under $25,000. In our opinion, the Ford Fiesta ST is the best new car you can buy for under $25,000. So, which is better? We hit the canyons with both to find out.





Phone Call With Man Planning $50k Prize "Cannonball Run"
A man named "Colonel" Vaughn Wilson is advertising a cross-country race with a $50,000 prize on his website, and selling entry spots on Ebay. We couldn't believe that was true, so we gave him a call. Read the whole story here: http://www.thesmokingtire.com/2014/man-advertises-cross-country-race-sells- tickets-on-ebay/ Note: This is a sponsored video





Free Performance Upgrade, Help Increase Your MPG, Indexing Spark Plugs
In this video I show you how to index your spark plugs which gives you a small performance increase, and also helps Boost your gas mileage. Click here to show thanks, and help support Fixbook: http://www.hondahowto.com/p/blog-page_25.html Click this link to Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Hondahowto1&annotation_ id=annotation_59253&feature=iv&src_vid=QSNjtNYuD18 Click here to check out the the "Car Runs on 2 cylinders" series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoA1-alJGwfnWZvOZtIjPnQX88q1n3GWA&fe ature=view_all I, Jordan, assume no liability for anything you choose to do to your car, before, or after watching one of my videos, including this one. All DIY repairs, or modifications, you perform to your car are made at your own risk. Sometimes, even if you've done everything the right way, you can destroy, or damage, a piece, or part. You must understand this; part of doing a repair, and/or modification is messing up sometimes. Also, if for some reason, I do give incorrect instructions, and something breaks because you followed my instructions, I still will not reimburse, or pay, in any way, for whatever cost that may be incurred due to following my wrong instructions. Don't do anything to your car unless you yourself feel comfortable, & confident in doing so. Fixbook DIY Car Repair





Solving Engine Performance Issues (Part 1) - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ See Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAKwCzUE_9M Vacuum leaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPqbaSgcok+ Voltage leaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-U9WqJfaJs Power Balance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAOmUjAjNjE Compression testing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_tbksFYhl4 Leak down testing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgrfT0LFMhc&feature=relmfu I get a lot of questions via email and over at the forum about the steps to take when you encounter a performance issue like my Subaru's hesitation issue and I often feel like I sound like a broken record when I cover the basic steps that I cover when encountering a situation like that. My main point here is that if you have a performance problem and you're going to throw parts at the problem start with the basics before you to off and start replacing sensors that you suspect are a problem, if you don't have evidence of a faulty sensor then don't start there start with the simple tune up items and check for vacuum leaks and air leaks as I've shown here and I believe you'll have better results and save yourself some money in the process. In short the rule of KISS applies, Keep It Simple Stupid. If you have questions about your own engine performance issues head over to my website and either ask the search function or ask the forum, we'd be happy to help. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Dumb Things NOT To Do To Your Car
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 43 years, shows some of the dumb things he's seen people do to their cars. Visit Scottykilmer.com for answers to all your car questions.





How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy
How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ This is probably one of the most popular questions that I get so I'm happy to bring you this one because I know it's going to save me some typing. I may have missed a couple of things but I believe I've covered the basics on this one so this video should give you more than enough to start with. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How To Clean Your Car's Engine
I explain step by step how to clean your engine, this can be applied to any vehicle, special car may need to be taken with carburetor vehicles!





How to Diagnose A Bad Clutch - EricTheCarGuy
Link to clutch replacement video for this car. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/vmanuals/vm/2002-ford-focus-clutch-replacement -vmanual Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com This one will end up being part of a larger series of videos about clutches and their diagnosis and replacement, I'm even going to post a video on 'How To Drive A Stick Shift' as part of this series. So in this installment I cover the basic steps in determining if you NEED a clutch or not. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





$0.00 Performance Upgrade - EricTheCarGuy
$0.00 Performance Upgrade - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Yea, it's true something as simple as this can increase performance, just make sure you don't get it too tight and have fun impressing your friends with this cool little trick. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How to Polish a Black Car
http://www.refinishnetwork.com/car-painting-how-to/itemlist/tag/polishing The Products used in this Video are 3M Rubbing / Cutting Compound (step 1 on white pad) 3M Swirl Mark Remover (step 2 on black pad) 3M Ultrafina (step 3 on blue pad) This how to on polishing a black car can be applied to any color. This is a thorough polishing job that is most noticeable on a black or dark finish and illustrates all steps on how to polish. The 3m Polishing system is used in this video but many others are just as effective.





Learn How A Clutch Works In Less Than 5 Minutes - EricTheCarGuy
Learn How A Clutch Works In Less Than 5 Minutes - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ This one is actually part of a series on clutches so be sure to check out the Integra full length clutch video as well as Adjust A Cable Operated Clutch. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Easy Way to Increase Horsepower!
This video shows you an easy and cheap way to increase your cars horsepower by about 10 horses! Pretty sick





The Tire-Punishing, 400HP Turbo BMW E30! - /TUNED
The BMW E30 is quickly becoming a cult classic among the DIY, autocross, and track crowd. And though the M3 version may be climbing so quickly in price, soon no one will be able to afford one, the 325i, as it turns out, has some chops as a great platform for tuning. Kameron Baker's homebuilt E30 is just about the nicest one we've seen, and if you think it looks great, wait till you see how it drives.




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