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Cleaning and checking the underside

Mud and dirty water thrown up by the wheels is the principal cause of body rust on cars. If the...

Eliminating rust before painting

Steel exposed to damp air begins to rust in minutes. If there is any rust on it when it...

Applying underbody sealant

On a fairly new car, covering the underbody with sealing compound will discourage corrosion. It c...

How to fix a dynamo

Wear on the carbon brushes and commutator is the most common cause of dynamo failure. Normally t...

Cleaning and fitting spark plugs

Check and clean sparkplugs every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) and replace them after 10,000 miles (16,...

Servicing a mechanical fuel pump

Remove the top of the pump first. It is held on by a central bolt or screw, except on...