Patrice Banks, former engineer and auto airhead, is the founder of Girls Auto Clinic, a workshop that empowers women through their cars. After working for twelve years as an engineer, Banks began leading car care workshops for women. Her inspiring story has been told in publications like O, The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, and Elite Daily, among others, and she’s appeared on CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, and more. Banks is opening a full service auto repair shop staffed by female mechanics in the summer of 2016.
In this special Workbench book, author Jason Siu uses more than 600 photos, charts, and illustrations to give simple step-by-step instructions on disassembly, cleaning, machining tips, pre-assembly fitting, and final assembly. This book gives considerations for both stock and performance rebuilds. It also guides you through both the easy and tricky procedures, showing you how to rebuild your engine and ensure it is working perfectly. Dealing with considerations for all B-series engines-foreign and domestic, VTEC and non-VTEC-the book also illustrates many of the wildly vast performance components, accessories, and upgrades available for B-series engines.
As with all Workbench titles, this book details and highlights special components, tools, chemicals, and other accessories needed to get the job done right, the first time. Appendices are packed full of valuable reference information, and the book includes a Work-Along-Sheet to help you record vital statistics and measurements along the way. You'll even find tips that will help you save money without compromising top-notch results.
4.6-/5.4-Liter Ford Engines: How to Rebuild expertly guides you through each step of rebuilding a 4.6-liter as well as a 5.4-liter engine, providing essential information and insightful detail. This volume delivers the complete nuts-and-bolts rebuild story, so the enthusiast can professionally rebuild an engine at home and achieve the desired performance goals. In addition, it contains a retrospective of the engine family, essential identification information, and component differences between engines made at Romeo and Windsor factories for identifying your engine and selecting the right parts. It also covers how to properly plan a 4.6-/5.4-liter build-up and choose the best equipment for your engine's particular application.
As with all Workbench Series books, this book is packed with detailed photos and comprehensive captions, where you are guided step by step through the disassembly, machine work, assembly, start-up, break-in, and tuning procedures for all iterations of the 4.6-/5.4-liter engines, including 2-valve and 3-valve SOHC and the 4-valve DOHC versions. It also includes an easy-to-reference spec chart and suppliers guide so you find the right equipment for your particular build up.
In this book, expert mechanic and drag racer Cliff Ruggles demystifies the popular GM 700-R4 and 4L60 automatic transmissions. Keeping the enthusiast in mind, Ruggles explains the history of these transmissions, presents critical identification guidelines, and leads the reader through the complete disassembly, repair and upgrade, and assembly processes. DIY-ers will learn how to test their transmission to ensure its proper operation before installing it in the car.
This book includes information about high-performance modifications, both from the factory and the aftermarket. These include internal parts and external components such as shift kits and torque converters that will help you make your transmission perform at its best. It also covers common installation issues such as mounting, shifters and linkages, wiring harnesses, and more, and includes a special section by Ro McGonegal on swapping these transmissions into earlier performance and musclecar chassis.
Want to handle basic auto repairs yourself? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the nuts and bolts of diagnosing trouble and performing simple maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. You'll explore key systems and keep everything running in tiptop shape.
Get to know your vehicle — understand what you're looking at when you check under the hood
Keep your cool — add and change coolant and change the oil
Ensure a smooth ride — buy new tires, care for tires, and change tires
Stay on top of your electrical system — change spark plugs, fuses, and the battery
Be a buddy to your brakes — check your brakes for wear; flush the system and change the fluid; adjust your parking brake
Recognize the sounds of trouble — suss out sounds, squeaks, rattles, vibrations, and more
Open the book and find:
A step-by-step under-the-hood checklist
How to jack up your vehicle safely
How to check and change your own oil
Eco-friendly tips for saving fuel
Helpful illustrations that demonstrate repairs
Whether it's time for a tune-up
Tips on identifying common sounds, squeaks, and leaks
Perform routine repairs and maintenance
Troubleshoot problems and symptoms
Save fuel and extend your car's life