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Honda Ridgeline Part 2 – Front Head Removal



Now that we have identified the problem with this ’07 Honda Ridgeline and know it is leaking from the #4 exhaust valves it is time to pull the head off and gather some more data! Let’s see what we find.

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  1. Doesn't matter that the damage wasn't due to timing belt job. Enough damage was found in other areas to change the customers view about stealerships forever.

  2. This guy is the real deal. A real tech. Not those stealership wannabes. This guy cares about his work. I do all minor repairs on my car an I’m having a similar issue with my 09 charger with the same size engine. Seems I have something to look into now an something to tell my guy! (Even tho he’s just as expensive as the dealer?) Kudos to independent techs like this guy who care about their work an customers.

  3. These days it doesnt matter where you take your car for service. SLACKERS ARE EVERYWHERE! just watch thru window all of them cant keep their phone away 5 minutes, thats why i do most of my work myself..

  4. Your next tool should be an Endoscope! No No not to check your helper but to >>>> "For the inspection through spark plug hole and or intake and exhaust manifold".

  5. My favorite mechanic on youtube. You actually go in depth about the repairs and explain your methods. Plus your diagnostics are top notch. I can't wait to see this channel top all the others.

  6. Eric, I've been wanting to know what air ratchet you've been using in so many of your videos. I'm talking about the one you broke in this video. Can you post the info on it in the comments? Would love to have one.

  7. You still use the first socket you bought when you were 14 years old? No wonder Mrs O. says you keep all your tools even after you buy new sets. I totally believe it is a superstition thing. I still have an uncirculated 1880 San Francisco mint silver dollar I acquired as a good luck piece when I went to VietNam in 1965. It worked for me.

  8. You did say you had not worked on a bunch of those, so don't feel bad about making mistakes. People who never make mistakes are not learning anything new. Experience is that thing you get right after you needed it. Your subscribers have the benefit of learning from you at the same time you are learning something new.

  9. Bore scoring? It typically starts at the bottom if the cylinder, so it may not look too bad from above. That could account for the oil in the cylinder. I have a Porsche 911 with an M96 engine and bore scoring seems to be the most common cause of engine failure these days, more common than IMS bearing failure.

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