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The hang out will begin 7pm EST 4/23/2014. In this live segment I will once again be answering your questions during the hang out. You can post them below and I will do my best to answer as many questions I can during the show. Any questions posted to the event after the event takes place will not be answered. Questions posted to the YouTube video will also not be answered. I know I'm so picky right? If you need help now, or your question did not get answered, you can always post those to my forum here.
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GM ignition switch recalls have been in the news lately and I thought I would make this video addressing recalls in general. This is not a slam of any particular manufacturer, it's just a discussion about recalls and their effect on the vehicle buying public.

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If you have an oil pressure warning light on, or your oil pressure gauge reads low, it may be time to check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. You need to determine if it's a problem with the sending unit or if you really do have low oil pressure. This video will walk you through the steps of how to check oil pressure on your engine.

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