rev up your engines, today I’m going to
show you how you can save thousands of dollars fixing your car, now I’ve learned
a lot of tricks over the years I’m going to share quite a few of them,
now the first trick has to do with these expensive headlight assemblies, often as
they age the seals go bad or they get a little rock chips and then
water gets inside and it starts condensing inside, now as they age the
plastic gets brittle it’s often hard to figure out where water is coming from
and since these things can be really expensive, in the case of this Porsche
these little plastic headlight assemblies, hey they cost almost $1,100
a piece, so if you can get rid of the water and keep it from building up, you can
save yourself a lot of money there, and here’s trick, a drill, now in this case
I have the assembly off the car, but a lot of times you can get under the car
you can drill hole in the bottom of the assembly without removing it. sometimes
you need a long drill bit. I got one this
long that I use super long for getting in holes, but once you drill a hole
down here in the lowest point, now there’s a hole, any water gets in it’s
gonna drain out that hole, now this particular one has halogen headlamps,
halogens get relatively hot, which actually is a good thing if you get
water inside, because the heat will vaporize any water vapor that’s left, and
it’ll just vent out the hole, you don’t have to worry about getting the old
stuff out if any more drips in, I have literally done this to hundreds of my
customers cars, especially when they have an older car the plastic is cracked, your
never gonna be able to figure out where the
leak is anyways, so all you gotta do is drill a hole in the lowest point and any
water gets in it’s gonna drip out there, it’s not like you’re driving a car under
water and it’s got to be sealed perfectly, and of course you can do this
hole drilling technology any part of the car if water’s building up inside
something, just realize you always want to drill a hole on the bottom on the
lowest point, so the water will always come out then
and sure if you go underwater some water will get in, but hey we’re not driving
submarines here, now the next trick has to do with fixing oil leaks on your car, now
I know some people are gonna scream, oh snake oil Scotty you selling snake oil, well
you know I thought the same thing, when I started using this stuff four decades
ago, I thought what can stuff in a bottle do, well it really shocked me, to begin
with as you can see it’s a clear polymer it looks just like water, it doesn’t have
any suspended solids that could clog things up in whatever system you use it
in, when I started testing that stuff out four decades ago, I thought okay I had a
hydraulic jack for lifting up cars it was leaking fluid all over the place, I
poured a couple ounces of that stuff in with a hydraulic jack oil, I have
to say it really shocked me, because the next day when I use that Jack and jacked
it up, instead of a puddle being under it from hydraulic fluid leaking, there
was nothing, I ended up using that jack for years and it didn’t leak anymore
and being a polymer can mix of all kinds of fluids, the best use I find is, let’s
say you have a rear main engine seal leak, or a front main transmission leak
guess what you have to pull out the engine to get to the seal, or pull out
the transmission to get to either the back engine seal or the front
transmission seal, and then of course is gigantic money, big money to pull out of
an engine or an automatic transmission, I’ve used this stuff on hundreds of cars
over the years, now sometimes yeah it won’t stop the leak, because if the seal
is so shot that pieces have actually come off, hey no sealer is gonna fix that
but it often works cuz many oil seals they’re round and on the inside of
that seal there’s a spring that holds the lip onto the shaft, and if the sealer
makes that lip more supple the spring squeezes it in more and it stops leaking
now in the olden days, guys used to cheat when they’re selling the car and they do
stuff like throw sawdust in an engine to keep the seal from leaking, or even worse
put brake fluid in it, because brake fluid swells up rubber
and it will stop it from leaking but only for a short period of time, then
what happens is, after they swell up they shrink even further and then they
leak even more, in the past I’ve had customers buy cars that somebody had
done that, and then they changed the oil and all of the sudden it starts leaking oil
like mad, and I say aw somebody must have put brake fluid in it to swell the
seals to sell it to you, and now you’re gonna have to pull the engine out and put
new seals in it, the at 205 doesn’t work that way, it’s a polymer it rejuvenates
the seals it doesn’t make them get all big and swollen, so I’ve been using
this stuff for 40 years and it still amazes me that somebody could come up
with such an idea that would work so well in most cases, I’ve used it to fix
engine seal leaks, transmission seal leaks, rear end seal leaks, I’ve even used
in power steering systems, but there you have to realize something, since it’s a
polymer there’s no solid suspended in it, it’s not gonna clog up your power
steering system, but realize power steering system, hey they have like 1500
psi pressure inside that system on the high side on the pressurized side, and
often nothing is going to seal a leak in a system that’s got 1,500 pounds per
square inch pressure trying to squirt it out, now another thing that can save you
thousands on your car repairs is this jb weld quick, it’s a two tube steel epoxy
system, and man you can see I’ve got the big ones they make a little bitty ones
too but I use it all the time so I buy the big package, it’s a simple system you
got steel and you got the hardener, you just squeeze equal amounts on it on a piece
of cardboard, mix it up, and then it’s an
epoxy that can seal a lot of stuff with, your probably not gonna believe
this next story but it’s real, the biggest job I ever fixed with one of
these was a Volvo engine, it was leaking coolant out of the head, I could see a
crack, so I did a two-part process I used mr. drill again, and each end of the
crack I drilled tiny little holes, that’s to keep the crack from spreading, then I
mixed up the epoxy, got a putty knife and I put it in each hole, pushing it into
the crack and let it dry, now in this case you gotta use patience, you might
think, Oh Scotty he doesn’t seem very patient, well I’m usually not, but when I
used stuff I have to turn my brain down a
little and realize, you got in some patients,
it’s called JB weld quick because it’s fast it’s fast, it sets in four minutes, but
it fully cures and hardens after four hours
and me I’ve learned, I let it sit for 12 hours before I use the stuff again
in the case of the volvo head that was leaking, I let it sit for 12 hours
overnight, and the next day I started it up and ran it for half an hour drove it
around and checked, no coolant was coming out, and the customer drove that car for
years longer never leaked there again, which really amazed me I didn’t think, hey is
is this stuff really gonna work on something like that, but it did so if you
use it on things that aren’t all that stressful, like this headlamp assembly on
my old celica you can see there’s all a goo there that’s holding the headlight
together, now when I bought this car years ago from a customer, this fender
was all smashed in because she’d been in an accident, and it had broken the
headlight assembly, well hey I only paid 350 for the car, so I’ll be cursed I’m
gonna spend more than that on this Toyota headlight assembly, I just jb weld
it together so it bolted on and didn’t wobble anymore
and yeah I’ve got a really sloppy job but who cares, look the hoods closed now
of course you can do a much neater job than that, but I learned one thing with
epoxies, the more the merrier so if you have a whole bunch and it’s really thick
it’s gonna have more tensile strength, so if it’s something that you don’t see
when you’re driving the car, who cares if it’s kind of blotchy, it’s bigger and
it’s gonna hold together because there’s more epoxy and a stronger bond in that
area, so sometimes messy is better than neat
just like my garage behind me, so really this jb weld I’ve been using this stuff
for years and years and years, just heed my warning, even though it says quick and
it sets in four minutes, wait at least four hours before you start operating a
vehicle, because you’ll want the stuff to set and cure entirely, not just be dry to
the touch on the top, so now you know three ways that you can save thousands
of dollars fixing your car, and if it ever stops raining I can go back to
fixing some of my customers cars, so if you never want to miss another one of my
new car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell!

Doing This Will Save You Thousands in Car Repairs

100 thoughts on “Doing This Will Save You Thousands in Car Repairs

  • February 22, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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  • June 11, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    You sir, are awesome!

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  • June 12, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    Does Scotty ever replies to questions???

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  • June 12, 2019 at 4:49 am
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    Because it sets so fast that means you mope around putting it on I've found that you can't mix up bunch of it at a time but with some patience it works very well JB weld that is ha ha ha.

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  • June 15, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Hey i put this miracle cure in my rear end and there were complications…=)

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  • June 15, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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    @2:15 Scotty Kilmer "We're not driving submarines here."
    Me: "Challenge Accepted." 😑
    I've taken my 2000 Land Rover Discovery II through at least four feet of water, using a snorkel of course, and had a great time. Of course I got water in my rear UPPER (I can't figure this one out!) light assemblies, but the lower ones stayed water tight.. didn't even THINK to put holes at their bottoms to drain the water, I was just going to replace them with jon cracked lens assemblies.

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  • June 16, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    100% u r a chainsmoker…

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  • June 18, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    What’s the name of the seal

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  • June 18, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    Does the drill trick work on tyres?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    Great information! Thank you!

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  • June 21, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    I broke a corner on a intake manifold on a mustang. It was a cast iron intake and I over tighten it. I put JB weld on it and waited until the next day and put it back on. Never had any trouble with it.

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  • June 22, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    I hate that guys voice cannot stand it don't watch it

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  • June 23, 2019 at 2:13 am
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    Is that reseal product suitable for old valve seals?

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  • June 25, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    I repaired a sc3800 timing chain cover with jb.. worked good

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  • June 26, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    J-B Weld is one of the finest products in history.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    clean up that f-ing pig pen After seeing yer video I wouldnt bring you a bicycle to have worked on..SMDH

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  • June 29, 2019 at 12:49 pm
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    "ive used it for rear end seal leaks." sk19

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  • June 29, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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    JB Weld is the best! I fixed a timing cover that a loose pulley chewed through with it. It's still holding years later no leak!

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  • July 3, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    ..wow just $350 for a pretty celica..i will never be that lucky

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  • July 5, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    I absolutely hate when my rear-end leaks, thanks the doctor would have charged me an arm and a leg just to fix the rear-end….

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  • July 5, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    You have to make an air intake hole at the top too. Cause it doesn't drain because it maybe leaky but it most likely super small. So u need a air hole

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  • July 7, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    "I got one this long" ok, Scotty who you trying to impress? Lol.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    5:06 Rear end sealing …..Lol 😉

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  • July 7, 2019 at 5:55 pm
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    Awesome! Thanks for the info. You should wear a white lab coat and mess up your hair like you stuck your finger in a light socket for the mad scientist look! I think that would complete your character lol…your brilliant!

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  • July 8, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Would you recommend using atp-205 as preventive maintenance on a 5yr old/70k miles car, or use it only if there is a visible leak?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    I've used JB on motor mounts. Worked great.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    Man your videos are bananas. Addicted.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    ATP reseal saved me a ton of money! No joke it works! Rear main was leaking. Not anymore! Thanks Scotty.

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  • July 15, 2019 at 12:09 am
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    AT 205? I will check it out.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 4:12 am
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    mechanics recommend all kinds of things for your own good…who recommends to the mechanic about their own car$?

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  • July 17, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    I can't find the re seal any where here in Arkansas..

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  • July 19, 2019 at 8:32 pm
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    Is it safe to put that in my butt crack?

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  • July 20, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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    He mentions sawdust in an engine ti stop leaks and break fluid for other places, but I didn't see anything about putting a banana in a standard transmission or a rear end to stop gear whine.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 6:33 am
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    👍👍👍great stuff Scott 👍

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  • July 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    The world doesn't deserve Scotty he is too pure!

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  • July 25, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    Maybe you can show us how to hook up a snorkel system so we can drive underwater?

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  • July 25, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    love your how to videos Scotty

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  • July 28, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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    Scotty , will that liquid polymer stop a radiator leak?

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  • August 2, 2019 at 8:11 am
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    Love the pictures with whats being said is halarious your the best on YouTube Scotty.

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  • August 3, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    Great video.
    Personally, i myself have been retaining water.
    I drilled a hole in my toe…(lowest point as per your instructions).
    …I'll let you know the results.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    Look! The hood close!:-) :z) 🙂

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  • August 8, 2019 at 8:44 pm
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    Love this guy, but could not understand a thing he says if someone tied his arms down!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    I really wish this guy live down the street from me. Not right next door, but down the street would be cool.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 2:54 am
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    What if the bulbs are led? Umm….

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  • August 11, 2019 at 7:47 pm
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    Imagine, Scotty turning his brain down. Just how far down is the question I have. Scotty under the canopy with his brain turned down, waiting for the rain to stop, as he counts his money.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    Scotty, You HAVE to do something about your Jack Daniels habit.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 9:22 am
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    He is like the Larry David of car repair.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    What your thoughts on Miracle Seal Epoxy?

    I have used on exhaust systems when you have holes or the hanger broke Or it broke at the catalytic converter where it bolts up around the seam that’s always welded.

    You normally don’t run into this problem in Texas but northern states do.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    Anyone know if atp would work for valve seals? I tried it for a tranny seal leak and it worked

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  • August 20, 2019 at 10:15 am
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    You are truly unique! Got me to subscribe! We should party sometime!

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    Would this work in places with heavy snow?

    Not driving a submarine but sure am driving a snow mobile in Minnesota winters.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    Damn 350

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  • August 23, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    Bead of clear silicone along the top seal has always worked for me

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  • August 24, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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    Great video

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    I like drilling too… A lot

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  • August 26, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    This is a very entertaining video!

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  • August 27, 2019 at 7:36 am
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    Scotty, you remind me of my dad

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  • August 28, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    Always rain at his house

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  • August 28, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    Very good. I haven't found you in a long time. Wow, you haven't changed at all. I always learn something valuable from watching and listening to you. I used to see you on my local Houston tv channel but unfortunately, no more. Now, I have subscribed and I can follow you from now on. I do have a question but this is a comment section so I will look around for the place to ask questions. Thanks again.

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  • August 30, 2019 at 4:02 am
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    Jb weld works best in layers, each one dried sufficiently, then scuffed lightly with 80 grit then blow dust and dab with paper towel wetted with 90 iso alcohol

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  • August 30, 2019 at 5:23 am
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    Lmao 1100 dollars a piece for headlamp housings? My car is $80 a pair

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:25 am
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    They tried the drilling trick with the Titanic

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  • August 30, 2019 at 11:52 am
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    were not driving submarines here

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    Years ago I had about 5 leaks in the gas tank of my wagon. Lost 23 gals of gas. I cleaned off the spots with a scotch-rite pad and JB welded the holes. never had a problem after that.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    A crying Porsche full of water?
    you get what you pay for

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  • September 4, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    Your videos are fantastic

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    So if I drink that stuff, I'll be able to Jack it up better..?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:07 pm
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    Hello would it help valve stem seals?

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    I had water in my engine…so I drilled a hole in the bottom of the engine

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:31 am
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    I had a power steering leak when i bought my car and putting lucasoil power steering stop leak completely cured the leak!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    Lovely , car headlight has a nice little water storage in it now. Now I'll be able to fix it.
    Can you suggest how to fix the silver reflective surface that has lost shine

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  • September 10, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Of course you forgot to aim headlight before you used a massive amount of JB.
    Or Jim Beam?

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    Great stuff

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  • September 16, 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    I once used regular J/B/weld 2 part epoxy to hold a non-fowler into a stripped out spark plug hole on a 1985 CRX. I was young and poor, the plug blew out of the hole one day all by itself. The non-fowler was used so that i could still change out future spark plugs. It held for over two years before coming loose and blowing out the hole. It was then fixed the right way with a helicoil….but wow to the J/B weld.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    Thanks very much for all your honest knowledge

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  • September 18, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    this guy is full of $hit

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  • September 19, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    A mechanic that ain't afraid to use the JB. Is a honest mechanic if you ask me.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    Scotty, will ATP AT-205 work on a oil pan leak, it's a very small leak?

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  • September 21, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    Rule for epoxy.. if it looks like hell it'll hold like hell

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  • September 21, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    Thank you 👌👏👍

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  • September 23, 2019 at 8:55 am
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    JB Weld is magic, imo.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    I had to do that on all the marker lights on a Lesabre.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:44 pm
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    Jb weld is great used it a lot to

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    JB Weld DOES work.
    Saved my butt a couple of times. And
    was a PERMANENT fix. 😄✌🇺🇸

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  • September 30, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    If someone drilled a hole is my headlight, I'd be real pissed. You got to ask first. It's my car, I have a right to know.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    People like Kilmer are the reason I repair my equipment and vehicles my self. JB Weld, drilling holes in lights (hello humidity), reseal, etc are all bandaids, and are avoiding the inevitable.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    I love his pop-ups..lol

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:14 am
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    I fixed an engine heat shield attaching holes that had been rusted out with JB WELD on my '91 Civic over 15 years ago. The other day while doing some maintenance I saw it as new as yesterday. I was impressed! My first fix was a radiator that lasted over 3 years on the same car. I learned a lot from there as you can imagine.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 9:42 am
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    JB Weld 😊👍

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  • October 4, 2019 at 12:58 am
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    Me and my wife took my 04 inline 6 Grand Cherokee from Southern Maryland to Chattanooga and back with a cracked radiator housing using J-B Weld. Granted when I got home the radiator was replaced lol

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  • October 7, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    put the headlights in rice

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    I love these kinds of videos. Good info about specific issues: oil use, broken parts no one sees, etc. But like anyone who's been in the problem solving side of life and has a few miles on him, you ask your question and just sit back and learn. These guys are treasures.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    If my wife had to wait 4 hours for me to harden, I'd be divorced by now.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    We had a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am and the fog lights would collect water vapor. They just weren't too well sealed. My fix for it was to run the fog lights when the headlights were on. The heat would drive the vapor out. We never even had to replace the bulbs.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    This was great! I'm a 62 yo woman getting ready to buy my first car. So I'm learning all I can now to prevent headaches, and scammers, later. I know I'm gonna have a huge bulls eye on my back. Time to learn all I can so I can't get hoodwinked easily.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 12:16 am
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    8:38 mood change

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  • October 18, 2019 at 11:30 am
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    You're a God-send. Cars require consistent maintenance and alot can quickly go wrong if you're not doing it correctly. This guy has so much experience and knowhow that I'm sure he knows more about new and older cars than technicians do at the shop. Thanks again, from a conscientious consumer!

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  • October 19, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    JB weld is fantastic stuff. I crashed my motorcycle and ground a hole in the engine cover. Sanded it a bit and covered the hole with KB Weld and ran it for several years that way! No leaks at all. Saved hundreds.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 7:15 am
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    You should try the JB WELD Steelstik. That stuff is amazing.

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