In the second half of our cold engine check, Danny and Clive disengage the spark plug leads to take a closer look at the quality and cleanliness of the spark plugs. They also inspect the brake and clutch fluid reservoirs, oil and coolant. Before cracking on to the warm engine inspection, be sure to walk through each of the components Danny and Clive cover, looking for damage and other abnormalities.
First things first in basic engine maintenance on a classic car are some simple tips for servicing the engine. There are a number of components on a car’s engine that require regular inspection and scheduled replacements.
Discover the different forms of welding and assess which is most appropriate for your car’s new wheel arch. Michael Coman discusses the pros and cons of each weld type, and teaches you how to install and weld a factory wheel arch in place of an old rusted component.
Any capable restorer of classic cars ought to know how to decoke an engine. Over time the engine on a classic car becomes backed up with carbon, which causes the efficiency of said engine to drop. When enough carbon builds up, it might be time to decoke the engine–but how do you know whether it’s the right time?
Throughout this course, Danny and Ed will teach you some of the basic tips any car restorer needs to correctly maintain cylinder heads and gaskets, focusing on how to decoke an engine once the head has been removed.