Category: Auto

BATTLES:…STUFF ( Honda Element Condenser Fan Replacement )

Done some pretty handy stuff lately, but not so much posting. So just giving some highlights.. BATTLE FAN: INSTALLED! +10 BATTLE YARD: MOWED! +1 BATTLE RAT TRAP: DEAD RATS! +1 BATTLE SPRAY FOR ROACHES: GOOD JOB! BATTLE ANTS: LOSING! BATTLE KEEP CHILD ALIVE: YES +0 BECAUSE THAT IS YOUR...

Campaign: MKIV GOLF UPGRADES pt. 3

A long time ago, in a garage far far away, I told my girlfriend I would fix her broken cupholder. I knew they just popped in / out, and getting a new one on ebay would be simple. I would be a hero. So when the replacement showed up...

Campaign: MKIV GOLF UPGRADES pt. 2

I am back to report a minor victory in the overall campaign. A necessary aspect of the upgrade was replacing the old 1999.5 MKIV emergency brake with a newer version. I think it is like 2004+ MKIV’s have the brake and it is slightly angled to fit the new...

Battle Wiper Hose: Flashback

Added a video to YouTube showing how to check the line on the washer hose / fluid line. This only covers the area of the line from the hood to the nozzles.  ...

Campaign: MKIV GOLF UPGRADES

It has been about 2 years in the making. A series of failed attempts, research, and a lucky CraigsList buy. Each issue I thought I solved raised another issue. Each solved issue raised a new possible upgrade. Typical example: Bought cupholder, find out that it only works on 2000+...

Battle: Honda Element 2006 Window Regulator!

Sitting at a stop in my 2006 Honda Element, and hear a nice loud crack – glancing quickly to the right,  I see my passenger window slide down into the door. I press the up/down button and just hear a metallic hum. Shit’s broke. This is apparently a common...

BATTLE: WIPER HOSE! [ MKIV Golf Windshield Wiper Hose Replacement ]

This one has been a long and drawn out battle. This is probably BATTLE FOUR, but I can’t even remember when the first one was. EXECUTOR SUMMARY: VW GOLF, WIPER FLUID NOT SPRAYING. REPLACED WIPER FLUID PUMP TO RESTORE PRESSURE. CLEANED OUT TUBES AND NOZZLES.  AGED PLASTIC TUBING AND...

BATTLE HEADLIGHT: Mk4 VW Golf

Headlights on this 1999.5 VW Golf are heavily clouded. I’ve been planning on replacing / restoring them for quite a while. I saw a pair on craigslist that were a match, and jumped at the chance!   STEP ONE: BUYING THE WRONG HEADLIGHTS! well, not much to add there....

BATTLE: BIKE BRAKES

god. dammit. I give up. I’ve been trying to bleed my Juicy 3 brakes for .. well a long time. I think this is attempt #3. My Bike has this pretty cool hydraulic brakes, much like a car: I took my bike out, after a period of storage, and...

Aftermarket Stereo Install for my 2006 Honda Element part 2

Continued from http://heavymod.com/aftermarket-ster…lement-part-1/ Ok – so the first thing I do as part of the installation is unplug my car battery. I don’t want to accidentally short/fry anything. With the front trim panel off, I remove the 4 screws shown in the previous video, and the factory radio slides...