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How to Replace the Headlight in an E34

The BMW E34 features composite headlight bulbs that can be replaced without having to replace the headlight itself. If your headlight is cracked or worn and to foggy to let through good light, it may need replacing. Fortunately, replacing the headlight on a E34 is a rather straightforward procedure,

Types of Oil for Cars

Types of engine oils are primarily differentiated by the viscosity of the oil. This measurement is given to you by the oil grade rating printed on the oil container; for example, 10W-30. Oils with different viscosities have different rating numbers. The other big difference between engine oils is th

How Do HID Auto Lights Work?

HID stands for high intensity discharge and means that an electric arc inside the headlight bulb is the source of light as opposed to a heated filament as in standard bulbs. The electric arc burns at a higher temperature and gives a bluer, more intense light.

How to Repair Minor Dents

This is an afternoon project for those with access to the right tools. There are dent-pulling kits available that use suction cups or hot glue, avoiding the need to drill a hole into the dent. If you want your car to look like new, though, consider a trip to the auto body shop.

How to Change a Fuel Filter on a Ford Focus

The fuel filter replacement process is the same for all Ford Focus models. The fuel filter removes the sediments from the gas before the gas makes it to the engine. Once that the gas leaves the gas tank, it goes into the fuel filter. The fuel filter then traps the sediments inside of the filter. Fro

How to Install LED Taillights

Adding LED taillights is an excellent way to improve the appearance of a vehicle's exterior. In addition to providing a clean, custom look, LEDs tend to last much longer than a conventional tungsten filament light bulb. Swapping stock taillights for LED taillights is not difficult and can be done by

How to Change Oil on a 2000 Volvo C70

Changing your C70's oil requires little time, a few basic tools and minimal mechanical skills. Volvo recommends changing the C70's oil every 7,500 miles, but you should consider changing it sooner if you live in a hot climate or subject it to harsh driving conditions. Auto dealers recommend changing

How to Remove the Jeep XJ Body Molding

The Jeep XJ came from the factory with a simulated wooden trim that ran down the sides of the truck. This trim looks like a wooden rod, and isn't considered appealing by some people. If you don't like the trim on your Jeep XJ, then you can remove it from the body with a little bit of time and the ri

How To Install Struts

Installing new struts on a vehicle is a simple task, even for those who don't have any technical or automotive experience. However, it is a task that can be quite time-consuming for anyone who has ...