Matco Tools - On the set of Graveyard Carz
A few clips from our friends at Graveyard Carz. Check them out on the
Velocity network, and learn more about our tools at www.matcotools.com
Interested in learning more about our Tools for the Cause partnership with
Susan G. Komen and product benefiting the cause? Visit
Matco Tools' Advisor Line (Matco Items MD60, MD70, MD80, MD1072)
To learn more about these tools, follow the links:
my Matco toolbox
this is longer and better version. some tools that I point are very handy
and recomend to every mechanic.
Craftsman vs Craftsman Professional vs Harbor Freight vs Matco vs Mac vs Snap-on -ETCG1
I get asked about tools a LOT. In this video I talk about my opinions on
some of the most popular tool brands out there both for the professional
and the DIY. Please keep in mind these are my opinions and just because you
have a different one, that doesn't make me, or you for that matter, wrong.
It's a discussion people. That said, after years of working as a former
DIYer and professional, these are the opinions I've formed about these
tools. I hope you enjoy my review.
Thanks for watching.
EricTheCarGuy Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EricTheCarGuy
Intro music by Eric Cook "ETCG1 Intro".
What's Inside ETCG's Tool Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FXTbrIVH5Y
What's Inside ETCG's 'Home' Tool Box:
ETCG's Air Tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5EvLuIWalI
Clutter In the Tool Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTvaVQXcUfE
ETCG Shop Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSRpTbEaL1Y
Tool Company Links.
Harbor Freight: http://www.harborfreight.com
Not featured in video.
Other useful stuff.
ETCG Suggestion Box:
Discussion about this Video:
No start problems
Buying a Used Car
The best place for answers to your automotive questions:
Information on Premium Membership:
A Day in the Life of a Matco Tools Distributor
http://www.matcotools.com/franchise -- Learn more about Matco Tools
franchise opportunities. Follow Aron Davis around town to see what it takes
to become a Matco Tools franchise distributor.
How to Diagnose OBD II Fault Codes P0171 and P0174 Leaking Intake and EGR Valve (06 Ford Freestyle)
We had a 2006 Ford Freestyle come in with fault codes P0171 and P0174. Both
are lean codes meaning the O2 sensors were reading a lean condition. After
watching the fuel trim while using brake clean around the intake area we
determined the vehicle should have a smoke test. During the test we found
the EGR valve to have a vacuum leak. Once that was repaired it was also
determined there still was a leak and the intake gaskets were at fault as
well. This video gives you an insight to advanced diagnostics with
equipment that the normal weekend warrior wouldnt have access to.
The automobile consist of:
• Fuel System: Purpose is to deliver fuel to the engine. It consists of
the fuel tank, pump, gauge/sensor, filter, pressure regulator and
• Air Intake System: Purpose is to clean and direct outside air into the
engine. It consist of air filter, ducts, air plenum and intake manifold.
• Exhaust System: Purpose is to
direct Exhaust gasses out of
combustion out of engine. It consists of the Exhaust manifold, converters, pipes and
• Cooling System: Purpose is to remove excess heat from the engine. It
consists of water pump, hoses, radiator, thermostat, cooling fan and
coolant recovery tank. Also the oil system serves as a cooling system as
well as a lubricating system. It consist of oil pump, pan, filter and
1. Clutch: Purpose is to connect the engine and transmission together. It
consists of clutch drive disc, driven disc, release bearing, clutch fork,
cable, slave cylinder, master cylinder. There are three types of clutch
systems: mechanical, cable and hydraulic.
2. Transmission: Purpose is to match engine speed to road speed. Two types
used are manual or automatic. These consist of gears, linkages, cables and
converters for automatics. A manual is connected to the clutch by a
flywheel and automatic by a flexplate.
3. Driveshaft: Purpose is to connect the transmission to the rear axle. It
consists of a slip yoke, shaft and universal joints.
4. Rear axle differential: Purpose is to change the angle of motion from
engine to the wheels. It also divides torque between the wheels. It
consists of a ring and pinion gear, carrier, bearings, crush sleeve and
5. Wheels/Tires: Purpose is to provide traction to the road as well as
carry the weight of the vehicle.
Vehicle Control Systems:
1. Brakes: Purpose is to slow and stop the vehicle. It consists of master
cylinder, brake Booster (vacuum or
hydraulic), calipers, drums, pads and rotors.
2. Steering: Purpose is to direct vehicle in the required direction.
Consists of steering gear (rack & pinion), steering wheel, column,
inner/outer tie rods, pump, reservoir, hoses and pipes.
3. Suspension: Purpose is to provide stability and handling while also
providing comfort to the ride. Consists of shocks, struts, sway bars, end
links, springs, trailing arms and bushings.
1: Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC): Heats and cools interior
air to passenger comfort. Also circulates outside and inside air.
• Air Conditioning: Consist of condenser, compressor, accumulator
(receiver/dryer) orifice, expansion valve, hoses, evaporator, controls,
actuators and modules.
• Heating: Consists of heater core, valves, hoses and switches.
1. Power Generation: Creates electrical power to run all the electrical
systems. Consists of the alternator.
2. Power storage: Stores unused power to start the car and supply voltage
to the alternator to create more electricity.
• Both systems consist of wiring, harnesses, fuse, relays and modules
How to use an OBD2 scan tool
This video goes over OBD2 scan tool basics and code basics.
Here you can access the same online info that I use to work on my own cars:
Here at Northern Tools you can find Milwaukee Tools, and other tools I use
in my videos:
Click here to show thanks, and help support Fixbook:
Fixbook DIY Car Repair
MBCluster - Mercedes Diagnostics Interfacing 38-pin Analog, Digital and OBDII Ports
Mercedes has incorporated diagnostics interfaces in vehicles since the
eighties. Earlier systems used an OBDI style of diagnostics using flash
codes to count out the faults. Later cars switched to a digital interface
using ISO 9141 K-Lines and the OBDII standard. Interfacing with these
diagnostics ports can be done with available aftermarket tools which have
recently dropped to within the budget of the average DIYer.
Introducing Matco Tools Enhanced Scan Advisor, MD1072
The Matco MD1072 Enhanced ScanAdvisor is loaded with more functions than
any competitor at up to half the price. Matco's MD1072 offers broad
vehicle coverage, from chassis, body and power train to SRS (safety
restraint system) and ABS (anti-lock brake system) coverage. Plus, the
MD1072 translates terminology used in original equipment manufacturer tools
into language that everyone understands. What does that mean? It's car
talk, simplified for the right fix, the first time.