In this SkillShack video, Edd China looks under the bonnet of a classic car and shows you how to check the wiring, the battery and the structure of the engine bay. Edd demonstrates how to check for corrosion or damage around mounting points, essential steering checks, the brake fluid level and brake lines. Finally, Edd covers how to check the fuel lines for perishing and leakage and, most importantly, checking that the VIN number is present, not damaged and fully visible.
Once you’ve removed the cylinder head from the engine block, it’s necessary to dismantle the head to properly assess its condition and decide the next course of action. Ed teaches you how to search for any damage on the surface, including to the valves, head and copper sealing rings and the head gaskets, and then takes the head apart to have a look at each of the components inside.Watch Now >>
In the previous class, Ed showed you how to clean the valves and prepare them for reinsertion into the head. Now, you’ll learn how to lap in the valves using grinding paste and then decoke the engine in order to increase its efficiency and ensure top-notch engine performance for another several thousand miles. Ed introduces the tools you need to complete this process and then shows you how to use them.Watch Now >>
In the final class of our video series on basic engine maintenance, Ed walks you step by step through a servicing of the components on an engine’s carburettor. You’ll learn the basics of the carburettor and discover how to make sure it is in proper working condition.Watch Now >>