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About ETCG1

ETCG1 checker Logo Broken small 2018 copyI started the ETCG1 channel about a year or so after starting the EricTheCarGuy channel.  I did this for a couple of reasons.  The first is that I needed a place where I could post 'non-repair' videos that related to EricTheCarGuy, it became apparent early on that my audience on EricTheCarGuy were interested in repair videos only so to accommodate them and fill the need for video topics outside of repair ETCG1 was born.  The second reason is that it became apparent that many viewers had questions about becoming professional technicians and they wanted to learn what it was like to work in the field, they also seemed interested in my opinions and experiences that developed while working as a technician.  ETCG1 has become something of a 'soapbox' for me to share these thoughts and ideas and it gives me the opportunity to respond to some of the questions I get about the auto repair industry.  ETCG1 is also a place where you can learn a little more about what it is to be and work as EricTheCarGuy, best job in the world if you asked me.  Why not watch a few videos and let me know what YOU think?
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Hydrostatic Lock the Silent Killer

I've seen this a lot in my career. An engine experiences hydrostatic lock. The fluid is removed from the cylinder and everything seems fine. Some time later, the engine fails. That's exactly what I believe happened to my Fairmont engine as I discuss in this video.

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I Hate Social Media

Perhaps “hate” is too strong a word. Let’s just say I’m not into it and we used “hate” to get you to click on the video.

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Cars You Love but Probably Shouldn27t

If you own a vehicle that you love, but it's costing you more than you can afford, this video is for you. Or if you feel like poking fun at people that own vehicles that are costing them more than they're worth, this video is also for you.

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Dad Stops by the Shop 5

A couple of weeks ago he came down for a visit. During that visit I took him out in the Fairmont and we stopped by the shop. This is a snippet of that time we spent. I hope you enjoy hanging out with him as much as I do.

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Why Use Wheel Bolts

Have you ever wondered why some vehicles use bolts instead of lug nuts and studs? I have too, and I've asked the question many times to others in my career. None have given a satisfactory answer.