Jump starting a car with weak batteries are quite straightforward.
NOTE : Try to use Donor cars which are a larger engine capacity to make the jump start easier. Actually, displacement/engine capacity is not important. Just a rule of thumb for the size of the alternator… For example, in this article, the donor car is a classic Mini Cooper with upgraded 65W Alternator, enough to jump start almost any street cars.
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Modern Japanese cars these days have pretty awesome handling and accessories but a bit lacking around the NVH part (Noise, Vibration and Harshness). Mainly it’s caused by lightweight materials such as aluminium and plastics used in non structural parts to shave weight, mainly around the wheel arch or wheel well. Here’s a simple method to reduce the sound. Continue reading “Wheel arch sound damping” »
Papercrafting is quite interesting, DIY enthusiasts makes realistic looking models from just as basic as using papers, cutting tools and glue. Here’s one very interesting one, making miniature yet detailed and to scale cars by Mkj. Continue reading “Papercraft EvoX and Other cars” »
Thread tapping is fairly useful if you found that your bolt is jarred loose and has damaged the bolt itself and the threading of whatever it is you are screwing your bolt in to.
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Photographing small objects can be tricky, especially to isolate that object from other things in the background. To have the image shot from the top all the time tends to be a little boring.
How about making your own Mini DeskStudio? Using just an A4 paper! Continue reading “DeskStudio Photography” »
Canon EF 50mm II. One of the most affordable, nice quality and widely owned lens among Canon users. Since it is also quite cheap, sending it for repairs/cleaning at a cost will not be so cost effective. Why not DIY ?
Basic cleaning and even fungus infested lens like this can be easily cleaned by following these careful steps. Continue reading “Cleaning Fungus from Lens” »
Some cars came with just plain, translucent 3rd brake lights. There are many creative colours out there where you can tint them into. Some people like them smoked with dark tints, some are more creative with colours. Whatever it is, just make sure that the 3rd brake lights are visible and still maintain it RED to serve it’s purpose.
Here’s the visual guide on how to make your own tinted 3rd brake lights. Continue reading “Tinting 3rd Brake Lights” »
Arduino projects and DIY kits are another interesting topic KakiDIY is looking into, you might heard about these and also wonder how to start up your own Arduino project. KakiDIY with it’s resident Arduino Guru will be here to help you! So… what is Arduino?
Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It’s an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.
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Cars these days mostly comes with air-con filters to protect dust and other unwanted particles to enter the air-con system such as cooling coils, fan blowers and the vents. Which maybe labour intensive to get them cleaned.
The replacement filter may be blocked over time causing air-con to be blowing less air or at times even warmer than normal. Replacement filters are usually not hard to find and they may be costly depending on the popularity of your car.
However, where are ways to clean them for FREE. Let’s get started >> Continue reading “Cleaning Air Con Filter” »
I saw this product “Magnetrap” sold in service centers.. and it is to be installed at the Oil Filters to trap rust and other metal debris that is in the car engine… I was thinking.. what is the use of that if the whole engine is aluminum ??
Anyway… just then, it gave me an idea to DIY a product that does the same thing at 1/10 th of the cost.. or.. ALMOST FREE. Continue reading “Magnetized Oil Filter” »