Driving Light Upgrade and Tests: PIAA RF6 and LP530 Lights

Like other Dodge Ram Gen 3 trucks, the OEM headlamps on our 2005 Ram 3500 truck produce a subdued and diffused light pattern. Even with the low beams on and adjusted to specification, the dim and ineffective scattered light often confuses oncoming drivers who assume that the high beams are on.  Regardless of the adjustment method, the low […]

OTC Tools: How to Quickly Remove Broken Manifold Studs

Removing a broken manifold stud becomes a very expensive repair if the cylinder head gets damaged in the process. Conventional use of a drill and screw extractor often ruins an aluminum cylinder head. At the 2016 SEMA Show, OTC Tools demonstrated the use of the OTC 6982PMC stud removal tool and a drill guide kit, […]

History of Saginaw Rotary Valve Integral Power Steering Gear

Saginaw Rotary Valve Integral Power Steering Gear The Saginaw Rotary Valve integral power steering gear is reliable and durable. Its serviceability is much easier than other designs.  Like any automotive steering system, wear eventually leads to the need for at least resealing and ultimately rebuilding. There are exchange rebuilt gears available in the aftermarket and […]

Honda XR650R Top-End Engine Rebuild Trailer

Dirt four-stroke motorcycling part of your off-road lifestyle? This video trailer is brief highlights from the how-to on rebuilding the Honda XR650R upper engine. For access to the entire 54-minute program, including the bonus segments on valve adjustment and tuning tips for this iconic desert enduro engine, click here.* *For those doing only a valve […]

Trailer: Dirt Motorcycle Final Drive Chain and Sprockets Replacement Plus Performance Upgrades

     Dirt and dual-sport motorcycles require routine chain maintenance and periodic parts replacement. This is the trailer for the 28-minute HD video.The magazine’s Honda XR650R dual sport-converted enduro bike gets final drive system attention, which presents an opportunity to upgrade the chain and sprockets.      The detailed, step-by-step coverage of this important service […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tuning and Troubleshooting the 2.5L Jeep TBI Four

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Tuning and Troubleshooting the 2.5L Jeep TBI Four

How-to: Tuning & Troubleshooting Jeep 2.5L TBI Four-Cylinder Engines In 1986, the AMC 2.5L/150 four cylinder engine gained throttle body injection in the XJ Cherokee applications. This same engine in the Jeep CJ models still used a carburetor. The YJ Wrangler application of the 2.5L, introduced with the 1987 models, came with TBI, making this […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Site Map and Content Directory

Contents at 4WD Mechanix Magazine and HD Video Network:  Quickly Find the Articles, Videos and PDF Downloads Available at the 4WD Mechanix© Magazine Website! Next >> 4WD Mechanix Magazine Home Page 4×4 truck, SUV and Jeep how-to articles, Q&A and multi-channel, HD 1080P video web television at the 4WD Mechanix Video Network. Featuring aftermarket product and […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Metal Fabrication Workshop

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Welding & Metal Fabrication Workshop

Welding & Fabrication Workshop: Improve Your Welding & Brazing Skills For many 4×4 shops and Jeep 4WD owners, welding plays an important role. If you repair, modify or upgrade Jeep 4WD vehicles or four-wheel drive components, welding is a vital skill. Want to do your own welding repairs and metal fabrication work? See the ‘how-to’ […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Slide Preview: Moses & Cody Off-Road Survival Workshop

Slide Preview: Moses Ludel and Cody Lundin 4WD Survival Workshops! It’s amazing how much backcountry you can cover in a Jeep 4WD. Just a few hours of low-range four-wheeling can put you miles from civilization. If a mechanical problem develops or a mishap occurs, are you prepared for survival? From my viewpoint, four-wheeling safety means […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video How-to: Time-Sert Repair for Damaged Spark Plug Threads

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video How-to: Time-Sert Repair for Damaged Spark Plug Threads

Video How-to:  Time-Sert Permanent Repair for Spark Plug Thread Damage      Spark plug thread damage is increasingly more common, mostly due to the popularity of aluminum cylinder heads on automotive and OHV engines. This HD video how-to demonstrates the Time-Sert® permanent repair for damaged spark plug threads. This insert kit allows for head-in-place installation […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Bestop Supertop NX How-to: Jeep® YJ Wrangler Installation

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Bestop Supertop NX How-to: Jeep® YJ Wrangler Installation

Bestop® Supertop NX How-to:  Jeep® YJ Wrangler Installation! The Bestop® Supertop NX is the latest soft top for Jeep® utility 4x4s. Coverage goes back to the Jeep® YJ Wrangler era. In this step-by-step, how-to HD video, we install a Bestop® Supertop NX and new Bestop® upper cloth half-doors on a Jeep® YJ Wrangler model.     Bestop® furnishes […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Q&A Vlog: Jeep CJ2A Full-Floating Wheel Hub & Disc Brake Conversion

Q&A Vlog: Jeep CJ2A Full-Floating Wheel Hub & Disc Brake Conversion  In this HD video Q&A vlog, Moses Ludel responds to the owner of a 1947 Jeep CJ2A who wants a disc brake conversion and other upgrades. The discussion includes disc brake options, caliper brackets, drum brake upgrades and other approaches for upgrading brakes on the […]