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Google ads up top of page explained

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (147)

If you see a Google ad up the top of the page when you are searching for a mechanic, just because they are at the top, it doesn't mean they are a top mechanic, but the reverse.

Here's how google ads work, there are free listings and there are paid listings. Paid listings are at the top of the page, but ask yourself a question. If they need to pay for the top listing then chances are they have no repeat business and the reason for this is t...

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I do NOT service or repair Marine engines

Posted on November 11, 2020 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (6)

I get a lot of calls for Servicing and Repairs to outboard engines and inboard Diesels. My Trade is Motor Mechanic and I'm also a Heavy Vehicle Fitter. So i'm trained to work on passager cars and heavy machinery. My Business name is Everything Mechanical, Everything Petrol and Everything Diesel in my field of qualifications.

Marine engines fall under a different qualification of Mechanic who is trained on small e...

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What car do i buy?

Posted on October 2, 2020 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (58)

It's a question I am often asked, What should i buy?

When you are looking at a new car or a secondhand car you should be looking at a lot of factors like What do you want the car to do? like if you have a family a roomy car like an suv or a work ute or a passanger car for people without children. It's confusing, of course the car salesperson will say whatever to get the sale but there is little on the market in the form of good quality and ...

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O2 Sensor problem?

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (47)

O2 sensors measure the burn rate of the exhaust gasses. This information is sent to the computer to calculate the intake of fuel and air for the next combustion stroke. If you have scanned your car and found an O2 sensor code, it doesn't mean the O2 sensor is always faulty. If you use the term 'We are what we eat' then this also applies to your car. If you have bad fuel or cheap 91 fuel in your tank then the combustion burn will no be as high as good 98 fuel. If you look at fue...

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Proper Air Conditioning use

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (32)

In Cairns, inside vehicle temperature can reach 120 cel, most people jump into the hot car, turn on the A/C and drive away without giving it another thought.

Every vehicle is fitted with a recircualtion/vent switch. There is a reason for this. When you get into the hot vehicle you should wind the windows down, put the vent on fresh and run until the majority of hot air inside the vehicle is despirsed. you will feel it when it's cooler, then wind the ...

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Warm Up

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

When you turn off your car and park it for the day or night, all the oil in the engine drains back into the sump, the coolant cools and the thermostat closes.

In the morning when you start it up and drive it straight away, without giving it enought time to warm up you are actually causing premature wear and tear on your engine.

You may say that warming your engine is an old fashioned way of doing things, but warming up is ...

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Nissan Patrol 2009 3.0ltr belt tensioners

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (27)

When going to change a drive belt on these models they are a nightmare, Usually the little shock absorber tensioner fails and you will need to change the whole tensioner. People go for the cheaper part so the cheapest part is a Gates 39214 Drive belt tesioner, however when you buy this cheap part you need to add the drive belt that they say suits the pulley @ $90.00 as the pulley is larger than the original. Next problem is the design of this engine as all the pulleys the dr...

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Supercheap Auto ok with me

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (96)

Supercheap over the years have picked up there act, before around 10 years ago I wouldn't buy supercheap products as they were cheap and nasty but now they are stocking brands found in all the major suppliers like...
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Beware the Mobile Mech in a blue kia Rio

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (256)

If a 'Mechanic' pulls up in your driveway in a blue Kia Rio like above then consider this. Ask to see his public liablity insurance certificate, he has none. ask also to see his qualifications, he has only a brief history with Toyota as a technician, a technician is not a Mechanic, it's a termination that dealerships use to t...
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keeping your cool

Posted on July 21, 2019 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (16)

Thermostats act as a regulator to slow your cooling system flow down enough to allow coolant to cool sufficiently

Thermostats usually fail in either stuck close or stuck open. If you Follow YouTube Mechanic's

guide to keeping your...
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