Eric Garbe, Author at Counterman Magazine - Page 3 of 6
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Making the Case for Tuneups

Maintenance never goes out of style.

Wiper Motors and Linkages

Selling a complete unit is the best insurance for a long-lasting repair.

Mufflers and Catalytic Converters

There’s no room for error with the alignment and fit.

Replacing a Head Gasket

It’s the perfect type of entry-level engine work for a DIYer.

A Closer Look at Rack-and-Pinion Steering

It’s simpler and less expensive, but not without its headaches.

Automotive Thermostats Through the Years

They still have wax, but today’s thermostats use electronics to deliver precise temperature control.

Common Causes of Oil Leaks

Generally speaking, there are only a few common causes for the majority of oil leaks on the road.

A Closer Look at Crankshafts

With the great power of the engine comes the great responsibility of the crankshaft.

Ball Joints: How Much Play Is Too Much?

There’s a common misconception that any play in a ball joint means it’s
wearing out.

The Evolution of Transmissions

It’s interesting to see how the planets have aligned over the years.

What’s New With Spark Plugs?

While today’s plugs might look like those from 50 years ago, they’ve remained in constant evolution.

Wheel Bearings and Geometry

The pre-load determines the exact location at which the roller balls will contact the inner and outer races.