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Posted On: 3/26/2012 11:17AM
jamessanders

One of my friends had an older Honda CRX. It wasn't roadworthy anymore: rusty frame, and needed an RCMP police safety inspection to be able to be reinsured. It would have cost too much money to become roadworthy again.

This CRX had over 400,000 km, and you just can't kill the powertrain, as the video shows. We've crashed it into things, run it over stumps, flipped it over ...well, just check the video to see the final outcome!

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Posted On: 11/9/2011 8:16AM
jamessanders

If you are a car enthusiast and you spend a lot of time on YouTube, you might have noticed videos of someone starting their car in cold temperatures, or starting an old carbureted car that has sat for a long time. We've all been through it: firing up a fresh engine rebuild for the first time, or a car that's been sitting for awhile through some kind of major overhaul. Just that excitement of getting your vehicle started again is a great feeling!

All you have to do is search "Cold Start", and you get about 156,000 results, many with hundreds of thousands of views. Some of the best ones out there are when the temperatures are below the freezing mark, especially some old PowerStroke, International, and Detroit Diesel engines starting up in the winter. I've even made a couple of these videos myself, which you can view below the jump, of my old '65 Rambler and my 5.0 Mustang.

But why are these videos so popular? Why do people want to watch other people's car's starting up?

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Posted On: 6/13/2011 8:54AM
jamessanders

A 426 ft burnout! My rear drum brakes are just about toast, and since the car has the stock rotors, I wanted to change them anyway! After I did the deed, I used my Google MyTracks GPS, and counted it in meters. 426 feet or 1/8th of a KM! Now to tackle my noisy rear brakes... Vide after the jump!

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Posted On: 12/13/2010 12:01PM
jamessanders

How cool would it be to get oil change reminder stickers for us DIYers, as if we had our oil changed at a shop? Over on BITOG, there’s a big thread on how you can simply e-mail an oil company and get free oil change reminder stickers. They had luck with Mobil 1 at the time. I decided to try this for myself. I usually use Pennzoil and Valvoline, so I e-mailed both companies. I e-mailed Valvoline through their Contact Us form on their website. Pennzoil has a special e-mail address set up for oil change stickers, so I sent one there too. 

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