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Top 4 mistakes car owners make, DIY fails with Scotty Kilmer. How to avoid making costly car repair mistakes while fixing your car. Dumb things not to do to your car while fixing it. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 42 years. ⬇️Things used in this video: 1. Anti-Seize Lubrication: http://amzn.to/2CG2P17 2. Disposable Gloves: http://amzn.to/2zSRuxO 3. Shop Towels: http://amzn.to/2jGDfkA 4. Flashlight: http://amzn.to/2kwtiu3 5. Common Sense 6. Full HD Camera: http://amzn.to/2AvoEk7 7. My computer for editing / uploading: http://amzn.to/2i2sKYz 8. Video editing software: http://amzn.to/2jv5Fhf 9. Thumbnail software: http://amzn.to/2k7tz6C 🛠Check out my Garage to see what I use every day and highly recommend: https://www.amazon.com/shop/scottykilmer ❗️Check out the Scotty store: https://goo.gl/RwhRGU 👉Follow me on Instagram for the latest news, funnies, and exclusive info / pics: https://goo.gl/ohy2cA Consider subscribing and press the bell 🛎 icon to be notified of all new videos. And remember, every day (7 days a week), I upload a new video on the Scotty Kilmer Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/scottykilmer Also, if you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show, every Thursday afternoon at 1 CST and Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQtdBelbqdg Scotty Kilmer is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program.
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Scotty Kilmer (6 месяцев назад)
⬇️Things used in this video: 1. Anti-Seize Lubrication: http://amzn.to/2CG2P17 2. Disposable Gloves: http://amzn.to/2zSRuxO 3. Shop Towels: http://amzn.to/2jGDfkA 4. Flashlight: http://amzn.to/2kwtiu3 5. Common Sense 6. Full HD Camera: http://amzn.to/2AvoEk7 7. My computer for editing / uploading: http://amzn.to/2i2sKYz 8. Video editing software: http://amzn.to/2jv5Fhf 9. Thumbnail software: http://amzn.to/2k7tz6C 🛠Check out my Garage to see what I use every day and highly recommend: https://www.amazon.com/shop/scottykilmer 👉Follow me on Instagram for the latest news, funnies, and exclusive info / pics: https://goo.gl/ohy2cA
David Scott (5 дней назад)
Tammy McGinnis For your question about the power steering, as long as the hoses aren't worn or cracking, it doesn't make noise when turning the wheels, and it does its job of making it easier to turn, then it will probably be fine. One thing to ask yourself is, "if it fails while driving down the road, do I have enough strength to turn the wheels without power steering?", and if so, then just be ready incase it ever does and you will be fine.
David Scott (5 дней назад)
Kurt Steiner One thing that I have seen done to get a filter off that was stuck on, was to drive a screwdriver through the old filter that you are going to throw away anyway, and use the screwdriver handle to get it off.
rod cousins (8 дней назад)
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Chris Jimenez (1 месяц назад)
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Mr Sir (1 месяц назад)
Hey Scotty, you forgot to add a link for Common Sense. Just kidding. Thanks for the video!
Joaquin Juarez (3 часа назад)
Vid starts at 30 seconds
Marco Jr (1 день назад)
Thanks for the info. Keep them coming Scotty
Eon Bacchus (1 день назад)
i am living in the Guyana and its very hot is it wrong to 20w 50w
rob dog (2 дня назад)
Thanks Scotty sound advice as usual
Daniel Smith (2 дня назад)
My oil filter was double gasket-ed by a garage... Now I KNOW it's done right, doing it myself.
Teknik 2050 (2 дня назад)
After watching 10 videos in the early morning I think I m the latest subscriber. Love from India keep on Scotty kilmer
andrew domenitz (3 дня назад)
What I know is that Corvette manual says if in a warm climate you can go from 5-30w to 10-30w. Modern engines are at extremely tight tolerances so the thin oil is good for flow at low temps. It is all about flow according to the experts I read.
R. Patrick OBrien (3 дня назад)
great advice. 101st is awesome unit but 82nd is superior and Airborne! HUA. CSM(R) O'Brien, 82nd Signal BN
gabe2552 (3 дня назад)
So it you have a motorcycle then you are AIRBORN... ooookay.
Thomas LeMay (3 дня назад)
Also make the last person didn't leave an old gasket on the oil filter adapter surface, I found one with a total of two gaskets on the surface neatly stacked. I still can't believe it all stayed in place and didn't blow out. I have overhauled several engines that were blown that way. Retired after 45 years master mechanic.
GSM black (3 дня назад)
3 weeks and I'm a fan
Alden H (4 дня назад)
Smart thinking
Cud Killer (4 дня назад)
I've had the crush washer stick like that oil filter gasket when changing the fuel filter.
dj fytifow (4 дня назад)
Scotty t'es un big boss. Comment faire dans les régions chaudes? 10w40 ou 5W30? Toyota Yaris préconisation:1st: 5W30; 2sd: 15w40.
Libertador da Pátria (4 дня назад)
You are the guy Skotty
darthvader4hire (5 дней назад)
back in the day.. we always heard of the oil filter gasket disaster. me and my little Bro between us had over 30 cars at one point. my dad also had an auto engine machine shop. we NEVER saw the oil filter doubled O Ring problem. we did hear if it and did preach it to customers but never did we see it. im sure it has happened but ive not seen it. ...love the VIDS Scotty:)
Large Rooster (5 дней назад)
Here's a tip.... Never change your muffler bearings while the engine is hot because you will get burned !...always use a sky hook to hold up the muffler while you change the bearings.
David Scott (6 дней назад)
Sorry Scotty, I have to disagree with you on one thing. The oil viscosity. At least in certain circumstances it can be better to choose one grade higher of viscosity oil. If it is summer and you live in the south, or somewhere else where it gets above 90 degrees, then you should at least look at your owner's manual and check to see if it recommends using a higher viscosity oil during the summer. I have had cars that specify certain viscosities for certain temperatures but the oil cap only specified the general purpose viscosity. I also believe that this is the reason my car started burning oil after one extremely hot summer vacation trip through California and Arizona. If I had used the thicker oil that it called for, it would probably have ran another 50,000 miles or more before it started to burn oil(almost 200,000 on it now). It was actually quite noticeable of a change. It was all fine and dandy when I did my pre-trip inspection, and through California, and then after traveling most of the way through Arizona I noticed that it was starting to smoke a tiny bit in my rearview mirror. I still kick myself for not thinking of it when I changed the oil to get ready for the trip. Another thing about oil viscosity is that manufacturers have to reccomend the correct weight of oil for all possible driving conditions (and crazy drivers), but if you know that you will never redline your engine, or even come close, and you are more likely to lug your engine, then it would probably be better to use one grade higher of viscosity.
Amanda90105 Marie (6 дней назад)
So much good information here. I've been watching for over an hour. Going to share with all my co-workers. Many Thanks! Keep up the great work!
Scotty Kilmer (6 дней назад)
Thanks for the support 👍
John Jones (7 дней назад)
I have a dodge grand caravan 3.3 the speedometer is acting crazy it drops to 0 and back to its speed but does not stall out and the ESP brake and ads light comes also the engine light the dome head and tail lights flicker no one seem to know what is the problem
Nerol Salguod (7 дней назад)
I save the gaskets for other things. Spin ons were the best invention for autos. I remember the old style filters. I once had to put 80-90 in the crankcase in an emergency to get home. Drained it and put 30wt in and all was good. Dont recommend this though. Good vid.
Ben Fredock (7 дней назад)
Nice helmet Scotty
Kurt B (7 дней назад)
Anyone that needs this advice should take their car to a qualified mechanic, just sayin. I always clean off the oil filter flange before applying the new filter so if there's a gasket or any grime there it won't be there when I'm done. Scotty you forgot to mention another mistake some people make in changing their oil, (over tightening the filter) the results can be devastating. Also when you disconnect the negative battery cable on some newer cars for any length of time it may be necessary to retrain the ECU which may be a specific process as with my Ford F150, if not done properly both performance and gas mileage may suffer. There are methods and devices available for keeping the ECU memory when your battery is disconnected to avoid a P1000 code and the need to retrain your ECU aka PCM in some vehicles.
Roddy Riddle (7 дней назад)
Scotty, please check out Bestline oil and transmission additives and let us know what you think. There are 1 or 2 videos on YouTube about it.
Pieceoflesh (7 дней назад)
Changed the oil in my mustang today. Glad I saw this video. There was the oil filter gasket right on the engine. I wouldn't have thought to look. Thanks Scotty.
iaxable (9 дней назад)
I would add overtightening screws to your list, I stripped oil plugs a few times-actually the oil pan threads (auto tranny pan plug is really low torque), get yourselves a darn torque wrench, I mean it. And yes, I did fuckup a spark plug hole once myself, typical newbie
makeminefreedom (11 дней назад)
A local mechanic also said it is important to blow out the spark plug wells with compressed air before removing the plugs to keep sand and dirt from falling into your cylinders when they are removed.
Dollar Diva (11 дней назад)
Thanks for getting straight to the point! Newly subbed 🤠
Likeashotgun 1974 (11 дней назад)
Scotty, my 02 Silverado has 219000 miles on it but the transmission fluid is still pinkish. Should I flush it or leave it? I just got it.
Max Power (13 дней назад)
Scotty I've heard some people use a larger oil filter on their mid sized trucks than recommended in the Manuel. 2012 Frontier v6, btw Is this acceptable?
Crazywaffle5150 (13 дней назад)
I love this guys videos but is intros are way to out there lol. I always have to turn my volume down.
miguel calderon (13 дней назад)
Yea youre right my dad was a macanic and thats the way he used to do it
ava gd (13 дней назад)
LUV your tips and advise. Will be checking in with ya from time to time. Thanks.
Joe Cos (14 дней назад)
Old Black Oil On A New Filter, good going there! Use just enough NEW oil to make the gasket just glossy. This way it won't look like a leak on your motor when the old oil gets warm and runs down the side of your engine. DIY is not for everyone. Even a good You Tube Video can't make a Piker into a good mechanic right Scotty! Right!
Tom Quimby (14 дней назад)
Good tip on installing new spark plugs, especially in overhead cam engines: push a rubber hose (3/8-inch ID fuel hose will work) down over the porcelain portion of the plug, lower the plug down into the plug hole using the hose and twist it to begin threading the plug into place. It's a good way to start tightening the plug without cross-threading it in the head. Pull off the hose once the plug has been twisted into place and finish tightening it with a spark plug socket. Using this method, I've never cross-threaded a plug hole.
Joe Cos (14 дней назад)
OR? Buy a spark plug socket with the correct grommet inside!
Dan R. Graham (15 дней назад)
The W in a funny letter - could mean winter weight.
Black man (15 дней назад)
Mistake Number 5: making you tube videos giving inaccurate in information. And so someone doesn’t hurt themselves you don’t just take off any one of the battery cables. You’re suppose to hold on to any metal part of the car with one hand and disconnect the the possitve terminal with the other. Make sure it’s bare metal to be really safe.
Joe Cos (14 дней назад)
This is why these videos are such bad information. Do you see a clean work area anywhere in these videos? No, why! Scotty needs to get a grip and quit giving out bad advice! Good catch on the battery cables! Needs to always be the positive side......
ST RE (15 дней назад)
20 weight 50? 10 weight 30? Last time I checked the W stands for winter, not weight. You've been a mechanic how long?
joe lamy (15 дней назад)
Anti-seize on sparkplugs is a bad mistake. I have been told by 2 master mechanics that the anti-seize will becomes hot and run down and foul out the plugs.
William Chong (15 дней назад)
Stupid subtitles cover half of the video.
ew1usnr (15 дней назад)
I get a kick out of how enthusiastic Scotty gets over these things. All of it is factual, though.
James (15 дней назад)
Does this dude have the downs?
TheTim77798 (16 дней назад)
Let's clone him and put him in every garage across the world.
Jwjsudksj Idksjhdjjdj (16 дней назад)
What about gearbox/transmission oil? And much more
Jack Aubrey (16 дней назад)
I love this channel!
RebelRanger01 (16 дней назад)
yep, i'm in the double gasket oil filter club luckily i didnt blow it up
Joe Smith (17 дней назад)
Scotty is wrong. Don't just take any battery cable off. Take the ground off. Always take ground off 1st and hook ground up last.
Butthole Mcgee (17 дней назад)
Will welding on my car hurt my ECU.
Butthole Mcgee (17 дней назад)
Scotty have you ever worked on a NASCAR?
Louis Hoffman (18 дней назад)
Sick helmet scotty!!!
TEXAZPITBULL (18 дней назад)
Protect Scotty at all cost we need his knowledge as long as possible.
greenspiraldragon (19 дней назад)
Had an issue with an oil filter gasket one time. I changed my step daughter's oil she took off and oil was going everywhere. Lucky it didn't ruin the engine. The new gasket on the new oil filter shifted and was blowing oil only when the car was running.
Carson Myers (19 дней назад)
Engine manufacturers recommend certain oil weights for a reason. Using a different oil for promises of better performance seems like tempting fate.
Gucci T (20 дней назад)
LIke the suggestions you gave Keep those Videos coming my friend
Sean's Garage (20 дней назад)
DooSung Jung (20 дней назад)
I like your channel a lot. Helped me a lot too.
christopher mccarthy (21 день назад)
I put 5 w 30 in my car instead of 10 w it's older Oldsmobile intrigue 3.5 I wouldn't think it would harm it or should I drain it
Air Strike Technologies (21 день назад)
Airborne, LMFAO!
Erik Lane (21 день назад)
Your the best man ive ran into the best and worst of mechanics. I've even had to take a mechanic shop to court before. This helps so much! THANK u god bless your life.
Slow350 (23 дня назад)
It's 10 winter 30, not 10 weight 30.
Frank Crawford (24 дня назад)
Scotty. I have a 2000 ford explorer. The rear dome light works manually, but the front dome light sometimes works manually, but not all the time. I have no rime or reason at which points it does work. But the problem is the dome lights don't work when opening the 4 side doors. Have not checked if the rear hatch operates them. The dome lights will not work also when operating the dimmer wheel to the up pinned position. I have checked all the fuses inside left dash side and in the engine compartment. I thuink the fuse may or may not been no. 26 but anyhow checked them all. I heard there is a gem and a relay for battery saver and i cannot find on the internet where this battery saver solenoid is and the gem is out of my league, so i hope it is the solenoid. Can't see all door switches failing at the same time. So my question is where is that solenoid? so i can test. Thank you.
Sheehan Fisher (24 дня назад)
Ramon Rivera (25 дней назад)
im scotty killmer and i approve this msg
Karol Birmingham (26 дней назад)
badwolfl69 (26 дней назад)
with the oil...i have a jetta 2014 tdi 2.0... is it better to use full synthetic? big fan here
Hector Heath (27 дней назад)
The 'W' in the oil grading number stands for WINTER, not WEIGHT.
Wil Ferch (28 дней назад)
You say (correctly) to put a smidge of oil on a new filter gasket, "so it won't leak". More importantly.....it will help prevent just the kind of failure you're talking about that the gasket "sticks" on the car when you take it off later for the next change-out.
michael fawcett (29 дней назад)
Brett B. (29 дней назад)
I watch this channel as a mechanic who surfs YouTube! With that said, I really would feel comfortable letting Scotty work on my vehicles. He does seem like a good honest person. He does things a little differently than I do but that’s ok. Different mechanics have different methods and angles of approach. Great channel!
Joe Blo (1 месяц назад)
I'd like to add a point to which battery cable to remove first. Always remove the ground first and then attach it last when installing it. If you do the positive first and the wrench touches a part of the chassis or frame, then it's going to make a nice arc and burn your hand, or worse, explode the battery.
speed freak (1 месяц назад)
Thank you Fire Marshall Bill.... I mean Scotty.... Let me show you something !!!!!
Mike Biro (1 месяц назад)
Don't put antisieze on plugs! You can damage the threads in heads on a reinstall It changes the torque value . Also loosen the spark plugs hot then start it to get carbon broke free on the under side. Then let it cool. Then remove them on aluminum head.
Tommy O Donovan (1 месяц назад)
Always "Lube" the deal.
jda79 (1 месяц назад)
definitely take the battery cables off. i let an alternator charge wire hit metal and fry the entire wire from the alternator to the battery
Randy Sharp (1 месяц назад)
Always remove ground first its safer .
Peter Rudy (1 месяц назад)
FAIL - Use fresh clean and new oil to lubricate the gasket on the oil filter .
QI YANG (1 месяц назад)
Lovely !
dusty trousers (1 месяц назад)
Pretty good tips, especially the oil filter gasket. We dont want to pump all the oil out while you are driving :)
Shawn MacLeod (1 месяц назад)
I had a Nissan dealership double up the filter gasket, i needed a 24 inch pipewrench to remove the filter because they doubld up the gaskets and just cranked it to hell until they finally got it tight
AmericanRedhead (1 месяц назад)
I left my old oil filter gasket on, put the new one on and it leaked oil, thanks Scotty for helping me save my truck
Antonio Silveira (1 месяц назад)
BenWahBalls44, you say what,???? Why don’t you try to start your car with the pos. Off see if your car starts, sure you live in the real world????
186scott (1 месяц назад)
When ever I change my engine spark plugs and oil I always run the engine first then drain the oil as the temperature helps with the draining and while its doing that I then remove the spark plugs and the temperature of the engine being ran also helps remove them, after removing them I then continue with the oil change then after completing that I drain the cooling system and flush it through with a pressure washer to make sure all the old coolant is out then refill with new and by the time I have done that the engine is cool enough for the new spark plugs then I run the engine top up if needed and check for any leaks and I then let the engine cool completely and then check the spark plugs again by undoing then slightly then doing them up again and I have never had any problem doing that
Michael Jensen (1 месяц назад)
Common mistake...putting anti-seize on a spark plug going in an aluminium head
James Rae (1 месяц назад)
I made the first mistake on my first car. It drove fine with two gaskets on for a few hundred miles (I always check the oil when I refuel so I know it wasn't leaking) and then all of a sudden it dumped the oil out all at once while driving. Obviously it started shaking like crazy so I immediately pulled over. I stopped it in time and the engine survived without any repairs needed. You'd think an old, tiny, aluminum engine like that would be kaput after running with no oil but I got extremely lucky that day.
New Phone (1 месяц назад)
What if I use 5w 20 in a car that calls for 5w 30? Does that damage the engine?
Octane Art Canada (1 месяц назад)
Blood pressure is over 9000 Scotty!
Daniel Pettis (1 месяц назад)
Isn't it 20 (winter) 50?
Mark McSwain (1 месяц назад)
Great video Scotty! Thanks!
Vi Bn (1 месяц назад)
This man , motor mechanic , seems more than stupid
Frank Biz (1 месяц назад)
As always Scotty, you give great advice. 👍
hippymommy87 (1 месяц назад)
Watching your videos is always very informative, while at the same time validating what I already know. Also makes me extremely glad to have chosen Subaru for my first new car. When I popped the hood of the Impreza and found the oil filter on the top and right in front I was extatic. (I have owned 3 90's era cavaliers which practically requires a contortionist). Still got the 100k service package but I like to know in future that I won't be cursing myself. When I watch your videos I usually end up with a self satisfied "I knew it" smirk. And a whose the fool now attitude. Though every time is still come away having learned something. Thanks again Scott!
Andrew Bass (1 месяц назад)
I believe you mean 20winter-50 and 10winter-30.... I admit you do make some good points in some of your videos, but some are not true and in some cases are actually the opposite of what you tell people, I watch for entertainment mostly though so keep it up!
Jordan (1 месяц назад)
The W in oil stands for winter not weight.
Gabriel Austria (1 месяц назад)
1 mistake that car owners do to there car is to put the spark plug wires in the wrong hole or in the wrong spark plug Ex: Piston 1 should have spark plug wire number one But people forget to put it in the right hole like Piston 1 has piston 2's spark plug wire
Joe Lafleur (1 месяц назад)
5 w 30 apparently means 5 viscosity in the winter and 30 viscosity at operating temperatures at about 212 degrees Fahrenheit. So I guess the w means winter. According to motor oil companies
fizbinsfire (1 месяц назад)
Mistake #5. Unnecessarily reving up your engines
Zooumberg (1 месяц назад)
Scotty, I damaged my ECU when I changed my battery, how can avoid it. I have a Renault Clio Mk2 (Yeah French crap) but it's served me well.
THEDUCKTAPE14 (1 месяц назад)
Scotty gotten old
Ashley Soobermoney (1 месяц назад)
Scotty the W in engine oil stands for winter and not weight...i don't mean to offend you i like your channel...but im just telling you so that you know next time...you can google it...but i learnt this in school

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