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Hoppe’s “How to Clean” Videos Give Firearms Maintenance Tips

Have you ever encountered a gun guy who wasn’t thoroughly acquainted with the aroma of Hoppe’s #9 gun cleaner? Such an anomaly would likely be difficult to find. Since Frank August Hoppe first mixed that famous nine-chemical concoction 117 years ago, the brand has become virtually ubiquitous in the realm of firearms cleaning. For many […] Read More … The post Hoppe’s “How to Clean” Videos Give Firearms Maintenance Tips appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Cleaning, Videos, News, Guns, Maintenance, How To, Press Releases, Daily News, 9, CLP, Hoppe, Other Gear & Gadgets, Hoppe's, Gun Cleaning & Maintenance, Frank August Hoppe

Your car got flooded -- now what?

If it's bad enough it will end up as scrap, but there are some things you can do to save a car that's gotten wet. Find out more in my story over at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Insurance, Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader

How To Reduce Repair Costs Around the Home

Whether you recently moved or have been in your residence for a while, you likely already are aware that owning a property comes with the responsibility of maintaining it. From the lawn to the exterior walls and windows to the interior fixtures and pipes, there are many things that can need repairing over the years. Thankfully, there are simple ways to reduce repair costs so that you do not feel overwhelmed. Watch for Deals Buying parts and other items you need to do improvements a...
Tags: Fashion, Homeownership, Maintenance, Repair, Home Ownership, Home Maintenance, Homeowner, Home Life, Home Repairs, Home Repair, Home Owner, Repairman, House Maintenance, Roof Maintenance

These are the cars most likely to have major powertrain problems

Filed under: Acura,Audi,Buick,Cadillac,Chevrolet,Chrysler,Ford,GMC,Jeep,MINI,Car Buying,Used Car Buying,Automotive History,Auto Repair,Maintenance,Ownership,Truck,Convertible,Coupe,Crossover,Hatchback,SUV,sedan These are the cars and trucks that are most likely to have serious problems with their engines or transmissions, which equals costly repairs.Continue reading These are the cars most likely to have major powertrain problems These are the cars most ...
Tags: Maintenance, SUV, Ford, Car Buying, Autos, Chrysler, Truck, Chevrolet, Audi, Mini, Jeep, Convertible, Ownership, Cadillac, Gmc, Crossover

Stopping Stoppers from not

A while ago I had a whoopsie when replacing the front brake pads on the WR.  One fell out when I was carrying out my road test and the poor wee pistons hit the disc.  I cleaned them up and bled the brakes again and they got me through the Dusty Butt and quite a few other rides ok...But not ideal, so I picked up some new ones the other day and today I fitted them up and rebled the brakes.First of [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, Mighty Mouse, WR250R

Gun DIY: The New Gun Tool CORE-AR15 by Real Avid

Real Avid is a producer of gunsmithing and maintenance multi-tools. They are focused on providing the right tools that gun DIY guys want and need to get the job done right. The CORE-AR15 is one of the newest additions to Real Avid’s growing line of Gun Multi-tools. Gun DIY: The New Gun Tool CORE-AR15 by Real Avid […] Read More … The post Gun DIY: The New Gun Tool CORE-AR15 by Real Avid appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Maintenance, Core, Daily News, Other Gear & Gadgets, Gun Tools, Real Avid, The Gun Tool CORE - AR15

How to Tune Up Your Bike

Spring is here, and it’s time to bring your bike out of its winter hibernation. Before you go for your first ride, get it road- or trail-ready with some basic DIY maintenance.Read more...
Tags: Maintenance, Bikes, Lifehacks, Spring cleaning

Captivity Day 4

Best show the cursed battery tender setup... For the Tenere I used the "pig-tail" that came with the tender and hooked it up to the battery, you might just see it amongst the spaghetti factory... And then I made up my own one for the Connie from bits and pieces in the shed.  I ran it up under the fairing and into the glovebox for easy access and waterproofednessness... I stuck the [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, COVID-19

Saving seals

Nope, I haven't joined Greenpeace (although I do like the aquatic blubber bags)... When mucking around loading the WR's up on the Dusty Butt (and yes, before the event as usual), I noticed a bit of a leak from the RHS fork seal of Mighty Mouse.  As there wasn't a heck of a lot I could do about it I chose to ignore it for the next 1,500km of pounding... Back home and needing to do something, I [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Mighty Mouse, WR250R, Andrew Thomson

Sustainable Competition

Airman Magazine sat down with Gen. Tim Ray, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, for an in-depth interview.  The below excerpts highlight how the command continues to innovate and explore the art of possible. There are only historical traces of Strategic Air Command; these Airmen are now Strikers. Excellence and teamwork is in the job description; they’re attracting talent and working hard to keep it in-house, building the world’s premiere nuclear and conventional long-range strike tea...
Tags: UK, North Korea, China, Russia, Maintenance, Department Of Defense, People, Military, United States, Warren, Raf, Air Force, Usaf, ICBM, Soviet Union, U S Central Command

Tips for Toilet Maintenance

Guest Post The toilets are considered as the integral rooms in your home. Toilets do a lot of jobs in the house, yet they are always ignored in terms of maintenance. On the other side, clogs and leaks are something that you would never want to experience in your life. The studies have shown that an average human spends around three years in the toilet, which adds 2,000 flushes per year. The extensive usage and continuous water flushes make their maintenance and care even more important. On...
Tags: Family, Maintenance, Blogging, Tips, Toilet, Home Maintenance, Don, Toilet Maintenance, Toilet Tips

A break

...from the Dusty Chronicles as there is another wee event coming up soon and the Tenere needs some love before the off. First up, spot the difference: That rear Motoz has only lasted me 4,800km!  I will admit that it has been given a reasonably hard time.  The previous E-07+ managed 5,500km (including a TT) and probably had a whisker more left in it when I changed it.  We'll see how the [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, TT, Andrew Thomson, Super Tenere, Motoz

Gassing up your vehicle: what you might not know

It's easy enough to gas up your vehicle (even if paying for it isn't always as nice). But there's more to it than just where the nozzle goes -- and do you know about octane, why you shouldn't overfill the tank, and even why you shouldn't use your phone when you're filling? Find out more in my story at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader

Mouse Maintenance

With the Dusty Butt not very far away at all, the WR has been getting a fair bit of care and attention - first all those farkles and now some actual maintenance! One of the things it need was a warrant of fitness, and unfortunately the knobblies the bike had been rocking weren't exactly legal and the front tyre was basically evil on the road or hard gravel.  So I needed to do something about [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Andrew Thomson, Mighty Mouse, WR250R, Mouse Maintenance

How It Works: Owners' Manuals

The best-selling book in Canada sold more than 1.9 million copies last year, and it's likely nobody who got one ever read it -- because who opens the owner's manual unless it's an emergency? But reading it cover-to-cover can help you understand your vehicle, including the maintenance that'll make it last longer. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Books, Technology, Maintenance, Canada, Autos, New Cars, Jil McIntosh

Northern Vision

Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere is the commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, North American Aerospace Defense Command; commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command; commander, Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He is the senior military officer in Alaska, responsible for the integration of all military activities in the Alaskan joint operations area, synchronizing the activities of more than 22,000 active duty an...
Tags: Europe, Space, Navy, China, Russia, Training, Maintenance, Department Of Defense, Canada, Military, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Testing, Arctic, Marine Corps

Arctic Challenge

According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the Arctic sea ice extent has declined by 40% since 1979. The loss is transforming Alaska’s climate while also accelerating coastal erosion. “In a diminishing ice environment in the Arctic region, we’re seeing there’s more opportunity for industry, more opportunity for resource extraction, if done in a very careful manner,” said Randy Key, Arctic Domain Awareness Center executive director. ...
Tags: Navy, Washington, China, Russia, Maintenance, Infrastructure, Military, United States, Alaska, Arctic, Air Force, Norad, State, U S Air Force, Arctic sea, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson Alaska

Built from Scratch

For three years, RED HORSE Airmen have been rotating every six months to Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, to participate in the largest troop labor construction project in Air Force history. RED HORSE stands for Air Force Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers. #aesop-vm-18753-1 .controls-wrapper { display:none !important;} The Air Force built th...
Tags: Africa, Uncategorized, Maintenance, Military, Vietnam, Air Force, Air Base, Sahel, Africom, U S Air Force, Joint Force, Loe, AGADEZ Niger, MQ-9 Reaper, Total Force, Tech Sgt Perry Aston

Mazda Wants to Keep Vintage MX-5s Baby Fresh With Restoration Parts

In 2017, Mazda announced a restoration program for the first-generation MX-5 Miata in Japan. Those NA years were good ones — sales were strong and customers were happy. But the cars had developed a reputation for being phenomenal project vehicles and an affordable way to get into racing. Many entered into a hard and exciting life […] The post Mazda Wants to Keep Vintage MX-5s Baby Fresh With Restoration Parts appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Maintenance, Autos, Restoration, Mazda, Miata, Mazda MX-5, News Blog, MX-5, Oem Parts, Car Projects, Replacement Parts, Parts Catalog

Should I Repair or Just Replace My Old Car?

One of life’s simple pleasures is not having to make a car payment every month. Your trusty ride is paid off, only costing you for gas, insurance and repairs.Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Saving Money, Finance, Value, Cars, Maintenance, Repair, Vehicles, Car Buying, Autos, Ask Lifehacker, Lifehacks, Automobiles, Edmunds, Car Shopping

DIY Home Repairs: Why You Should Always Leave Home Damage to the Professionals

As a responsible homeowner, your to-do list seems to go on forever. There’s always another repair or maintenance project that needs to be done. Consider the following statistic regarding homeowners throughout the United States. It indicates the average homeowner spends  one to four percent  of the home’s overall value on home improvement every single year. That can add up to a lot of money. That might be why you like the idea of DIY home repairs if possible. You’d rather avoid hiring someone el...
Tags: Home, Food, Diy, Repairs, Maintenance, United States, Diy/home, Don

When It's Worth Springing for Synthetic Motor Oil In Your Car

If you’re someone who pays attention to car maintenance things like motor oil, you probably know that it comes in synthetic and standard varieties. Synthetic costs more, but has many advantages over conventional oil. The thing is, not every car needs it, so using it may be a waste of money. Here are some guidelines to…Read more...
Tags: Oil, Cars, Maintenance, Car, Vehicles, Driving, Lifehacks, Automobile, Oil Change, Car Maintenance, Synthetic Oil

ASAF Henderson Podcast

In the spring of 2019, Airman interviewed John W. Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, about the current state of Air Force installations and the path forward in recapitalization. He believes that mission requirements and infrastructure readiness are intrinsically linked. Listen to the podcast HERE. ...
Tags: Podcast, Training, Maintenance, People, Military, Air Force, Devops, Henderson, Procurement, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Agile, OPERATIONAL, South Dakota School of Mines, 25th Infantry Division, Airman Magazine, Joint Force

Some prep...

With the Connie recently celebrating her twelfth birthday and the distance riding season about to kick off with a vengeance, it was time for a little maintenance. With a mere 156,000km on the clock, I decided to first spoil her with some suspension maintenance.  So, one weekend, Dad and I removed the forks and shock and posted them off to Taupo for a service. I actually cleaned them up before [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Taupo, Concours 14, Andrew Thomson

Maintaining Success

Airmen at aircraft maintenance squadrons around the service have begun innovating with new scheduling, accelerated hands-on training courses and virtual reality simulators to get new maintainers proficient quickly; keeping more aircraft ready to fly and improving operational readiness.  We begin a continuing series of video vignettes at Travis Air Force Base, California, highlighting Airmen who are successfully closing the aircraft maintainer experience gap. Growing His Replacement Se...
Tags: Training, Maintenance, People, Military, Good, Air Force, Brown, Flynn, Agile, Travis Air Force Base, NCO, Travis Air Force Base California, Airman, OPERATIONAL, Airman Magazine, Joint Force

Busting some fuel economy myths

Should you buy your gas when it's cold? Drop your tailgate when driving your truck? Put "fuel-saving" additives in your tank? Find out in my myth-bustin' story over at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Sustainable Transportation, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader

Maintenance Solutions

Air Force Aircraft maintenance addresses key areas to readiness recovery in building a more ready, lethal force After decades of readiness decline, the Air Force is working to accelerate its recovery, ensuring the service is prepared to combat rapidly evolving threats. Today, more than 75% of the Air Force’s core fighting units are combat ready. The service’s goal is for 80% of those units to have the right number of properly trained and equipped Airmen by the end of 2020 – six years ...
Tags: Congress, Uncategorized, Maintenance, Military, Maxwell, Pentagon, Air Force, Travis, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Travis Air Force Base California, Airman Magazine, WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE Ohio, Goldfein, CSAF, David L Goldfein

Closing the Gap

By the end of 2015, after decades of unpredictable budgets, a period of sequestration, forced personnel reductions and a relentless operations tempo, the Air Force was facing a huge hurdle to achieving its operational readiness goals – a shortage of roughly 4,000 aircraft maintainers across the service. Maintenance is the backbone of the world's most powerful Air Force. In recent years the maintenance career fi...
Tags: Washington, Uncategorized, Maintenance, Military, Raf, Pentagon, Air Force, Wilson, U S Air Force, AFSC, Minot Air Force Base, Barksdale, Travis Air Force Base, Travis Air Force Base California, Barksdale Air Force Base, Heather Wilson

How It Works: Vehicle Fluids

There's a lot of liquid in your vehicle besides just gasoline. Many have scheduled maintenance changes -- brake and transmission, for example -- that will keep your vehicle running longer. And electric cars have an important one, too. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh

Glutton for punishment

Every time I change a tyre I run into some little issue and end up saying "never again." The easy bit... But, the WR is only a little bike, how hard can it be? Let's get to work Turns out it is tricky and tubes can be pinched.  Something to be said for tubeless tyres alright... Got there in the end And then tonight. Remove axle nut and that's it... Then after much sweating... [Author: Andrew Thomson]
Tags: Maintenance, Motorcycles, Tyres, Andrew Thomson, Mighty Mouse, WR250R