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News : Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Forget electric cars, quit mixing your at-home biodiesel; just attach one of Dutch John's handy wood gasification contraptions to the back of your car and fuel your transportation with backyard wood chips. Says DVICE, "This old Volvo modified by a guy calling himself Dutch J ...more

News : Car-puccino Runs Purely on Coffee

Another creation by Bang Goes the Theory, the "car-puccino" is a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco powered solely by roasted coffee granules. Daily Mail reports, "The car will be driven the 210 miles between Manchester and London powered only by roasted coffee granules. It will go on ...more

The Splinter : Car Woven Out of Wood

When you think about car customization, you think about installing a stereo or a turbocharger or something like that, but Joe Harmon and gang have gone a step further and built their own custom car - literally woven out of wood. The high-performance Splinter is made almost en ...more

How To : Get a car with a dead battery to run with a push start

If you've ever left the lights on in your car for a long time or just have a bad alternator, then you know all too well the pain of a dead battery. This video will teach you how to push start a dead battery car, which can often restore it for long enough to get you to the shop.

News : Pee, the Latest Fuel Alternative?

The newest fuel alternative on the horizon? Pee. U.S. researchers have been experimenting with using urine as a method of producing hydrogen. Not only could this virtually free and readily available resource possibly power automobiles, but it could also aid in the clean up of ...more

How To : Install a E85 flex fuel kit in a car

Ryan and Thomas aged 13 and 9 demonstrate how easy it is to install an E85 ethanol FlexFuel conversion kit in to a vehicle. This converter kit is a Full Flex Gold and will allow the car to run on E85, Gas, or any mixture of the two. Full Flex Gold is the only EPA compliant kit ...more

How To : Clean or replace a worn air flow sensor in your car

If your car doesn't run very well and sometimes belches black smoke from the tailpipe, you may well have a problem with your air flow sensor. In this video you'll learn how to determine what's wrong with the sensor and then clean or replace it accordingly.

How To : Check the fluids in your car

What runs underneath the hood of your car is pretty important. No, scratch that. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. That is the life force of your vehicle and if you want to make sure you are able to make that car last and use up every penny you have spent on that beautiful piece of machin ...more

How To : Build a 32 plate 31 cell series HHO electrolyzer

This small but very powerful electrolyzer produces gas that increases the fuel mileage of your car. The elctrolyzer runs on baking soda (4 volts/cell) and produces hydrogen. Electrolyzers in general are machines that uses a direct electric current to drive a chemical reaction ...more

How To : Make a realistic Fallout 3 dart gun prop

One of the many reasons for the Fallout series enduring popularity is the wide variety of creative and retro-futuristic weapons available for the player to lay waste with. Most of them are not real, but by gumption this girl has made one of them so! This video will show you ho ...more

How To : Change your automobile air filter

This video teaches you how to change your car's air filter. Your car needs oxygen to run properly, so go buy the correct air filter for your make and model vehicle and replace the old one. Your automobile will thank you for this, you'll see.

How To : Do Your Own Oil Change

Kim Perrin a certified mechanic shows how to do your own oil change. To accomplish this, you'll need oil, an oil filter, an oil filter wrench, and a ratchet. Don't Miss: A Beginner's Guide to Easily Changing Oil Check your owners manual to find the weight of oil needed and t ...more

How To : Make your UPS battery last a long time

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more

How To : Craft a person-sized spiderweb out of rope

You can also make this person sized spiderweb out of chain for extra sturdiness. Aside from the rope or chain, you will also need a solid frame (either wood or metal wil work) and 24 eye bolts to run everything through.

How To : Power a computer with car batteries

The original idea was to turn a small home UPS into a giant UPS but because the UPS was only able to run the RAID-wielding desktop for three minutes before shutting down, he decided to add two 24V car batteries to the equation (the maximum that his UPS could tolerate). The goo ...more

How To : Install a short-throw shifter on your car properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to install a short-throw shifter on your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ...more

How To : Change your automobile motor oil

With a few simple steps, you can change your motor oil yourself -- no need for an expensive mechanic to do it for you. So, watch this video to see the step-by-step instructions on how to change your vehicle's motor oil, saving you time and money. Change it every 6,000 miles f ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Save gas by de-activating a fuel injector

This automotive customization tutorial shows you a method to try to save gas by deactivating a fuel injector. Get your car to run on three cylinders instead of four and save gas. Be careful, you will need to remap your vehicle's ECU or live with the check engine light being co ...more

How To : Find oil leaks using florescent dye & ultraviolet

In this tutorial, we learn how to find an oil leak using florescent dye. First, you want to pour the dye into the oil canister and let the car run for about 10 minutes. After this, turn the lights off in the garage and grab a florescent light, and bring it into your engine. Yo ...more

How To : Winterize your car exhaust & fuel system

This how-to video is about how to winterize your car exhaust and fuel system. The most important thing to consider while winterizing is considering the exhaust system of the car, the exhaust system of the car shown in this video starts below the engine and consists of two cat ...more

How To : Remove a stripped out brake rotor locator bolt

When performing maintenance on your car, you may run across old bolts that have become worn out and possibly stuck. This can be a pain for anybody, especially those who on a tight schedule. So in this next tutorial, you'll learn some easy tricks for removing a stripped out bra ...more

How To : Jump start a car quickly and easily

This video shows how easy it is to jump start a car properly. Locating the car manual is the first thing to do. It will help for that particular car. Inspect the dead battery. If the battery is cracked or if the liquid inside of it is frozen, don't jump the cars. The battery c ...more

How To : Jump Start a Car

We've all been there before: We're in a hurry to get somewhere (often in bad weather), so we get in the car, turn the key in the ignition and.....WHUH! WHUH! WHUH! The darned battery is dead! After a stream of choice expletives (that is, if you're anything like me....;o)), we ...more

How To : Make a solar-powered miniature car

Check out this science video to see how to make a solar-powered miniature car. To make this solar-powered mini car, you'll need some balsa wood, a small motor, two steel rods, four wheels, four washers, a straw of any color, two gears, a solar cell, hot glue gun, a tape measur ...more

How To : Build & stain concrete countertops

Paul Ryan of the DIY Network shows how to make concrete countertops for the kitchen. Concrete is now available in a wide range of colors and textures. First build forms out of 3/4-inch melamine (a waterproof smooth material for easy casting), according to the blueprints. Use c ...more

How To : Make wood out of polymer clay

This tutorial shows the viewer how to make polymer clay look like wood. Begin by using a pasta machine and roll out ecru on a number four and rolling out brown on a number six. Stack the brown on top of the ecru and cut the stack in half. Then sandwich the two stacks so it goe ...more

How To : Roast a pig Hawaiian style

This video shows how to throw a Hawaiian pig roast. Remember, the most important part is to drink while you prep the pig and build the fire. Just do not burn yourself or undercook it. The longer you leave it in the ground, the better it is. Some people have asked for more det ...more

How To : Jump start your car battery with jumper cables

If your car battery is nearly dead, you run the risk of being stranded on the road in the middle of nowhere. To prevent being a victim of a drained car battery, always have a set of jumper cables on hand. Store them in your trunk for emergencies, because you never know when it ...more

How To : Improve the fuel economy of your car or truck

Your car needs care and maintenance to run properly. Let Firestone Complete Auto Care teach you the basics about keeping you automobile running smoothly. Check out this video tutorial for some helpful hints on improving the fuel economy in your vehicle. See how to improve the ...more

How To : Check the wear on your vehicle's tire tread

Your car needs care and maintenance to run properly. Let Firestone Complete Auto Care teach you the basics about keeping you automobile running smoothly. Check out this video tutorial for some helpful hints on checking the tire wear on your vehicle. It only takes a few minute ...more

How To : Pressurize a Porsche 944 Turbo's intake system

Do you think that you have a vacuum or boost leak on your Porsche 944 Turbo? Would you like to know, but not pay a mehanic a ton of money on something you can do easily? Then are you in luck! This next video tutorial is just what you need. In the tutorial, you'll find out how ...more

How To : Check your engine health with a PICO scope

In this video, we learn how to check your engine health with a PICO scope. First, you will want to attach your computer to the PICO scope that is connected to your vehicle's "brain". After this, you will run through the different sections of the car to see how each of the diff ...more

How To : Turn an old door into a desk

Danny Lipford and Allen Lyle demonstrate how to turn an old door into a desk. First, remove the door hinges. Then, fill the biggest part of the voided hardware holes with wood and seal them with bonding adhesive. Don't leave too much excess bonding adhesive on the door or else ...more

How To : Use wood stain

In this video we are shown the proper way to stain wood. For the demonstration in this video our host uses oak cabinets. Wearing rubber gloves, use a rag to apply the coat of stain. You will want to apply two coats of stain followed by a coat of polyurethane to protect your st ...more

How To : Perform the fake car crash prank

If you want to scare the living daylights out of your friend, check out this next prank tutorial. In the video, you'll find out how to perform the fake car crash prank. It involved using some big speakers and a soundtrack of a car screeching to a halt. Basically, have someone ...more

News : The Snatch

This prank will take place at any local fast food drive thru, and will require more than one person to complete. You have 2 people following a car wearing gorilla suits when the drive thru attendant hands the bag of food to the customer, you have the first person run up and sn ...more

How To : Use a bar of soap to Insert screws in hardwood

Watch this how to video to get tips and tricks on how to insert screws into hardwood. This simple soap method makes driving screws into hardwood far easier. Start my marking spot where the screw is to be inserted, draw pilot holes, run the screw across a bar of soap and finall ...more

How To : Construct a mousetrap car

In this tutorial, we learn how to construct a mouse trap car. You will need: wood, string, wood glue, duct tape, scissors, markers, a mousetrap, wheels, and a drill to do this. To start, you will lift the mousetrap up and tape duct tape around it along with a long stick. Then, ...more

How To : Bump and run the golf shot

Take the element of risk out of the shot with the bump and run. The technique for this simple greenside golf shot is simple and you can use it to play any golf club in your bag, from your wedge right through to a fairway wood. Remember, the longer the club, the further your ba ...more

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