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Lubricating Bolts On Vehicles With Anti-Seize Paste

A lubricated bolt will be tighter with a higher preload at a given torque. The lubricating effect of the liquid will not cause a properly torqued bolt to loosen but it can cause the over-tightening of the bolt and subsequent … Continue reading

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Toyota Supra 1993 Mk 4 Rear Brakes Overhaul

The rear brakes on the Toyota Supra 1993 Mk4 non-turbo comprise an outer disc with an inner drum parking brake, other models may be similar and candidates for the following. To replace the pads, shoes and disc the following procedure … Continue reading

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Toyota Power Seat Gear Replacement

The following details the procedure for replacing stripped nylon gears used in the Toyota Power Seat mechanism. The instructions here are for the Toyota Supra 93 although the same mechanism may be used in other Toyota models. Check the dimensions … Continue reading

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Winter Driving

Prepare your vehicle Allow at least an extra 10 minutes to prepare the vehicle. For adequate snow traction, a tire requires at least 6/32-inch deep tread. (New passenger vehicle tires usually have 10/32-inch of tread.) Performance “summer” tires have little … Continue reading

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Chicken Hash With Potato

12 oz cooked chicken 12 oz. mashed potato 3 onion, thinly sliced 1 oz butter 1 tablespoon oil 1/4 pint chicken stock Salt and pepper Chopped fresh parsley to garnish Boil enough potatoes in salted water and then mash; or … Continue reading

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Quick And Easy Sweet And Sour Chicken

12oz cooked chicken,diced 1/2 pint white wine or cider 4 large tomatoes, sliced 2-3 sticks celery, chopped 1 heaped tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon capers Salt and pepper Put the wine, celery, sliced tomatoes, capers and sugar into a saucepan and … Continue reading

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