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Understanding and selecting the right oil for your car.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1983 (v.61#3) pg. 37

Tips on when and how to replace the oil in your car.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1984 (v.74#2) pg. 20

Digital oil pressure gauge for your automobile. Estimated cost: $29.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1980 (v.20#4) pg. 59

How to drain and change your car's oil. Tips on jacking up the car, removing the oil plug and on removing and installing an oil filter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #150 Jan 1974 (v.24#1) pg. 44

How to change your car's oil.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #206 Feb 1980 (v.30#2) pg. 98

Challenging the myths about oil. Tips on doing your own oil system maintenance.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 130

Easy way to change engine oil.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 125

New ways to change the oil in your car.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #266 Feb 1986 (v.36#2) pg. 82

The truths and myths about motor oils, both natural and synthetic.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 108

How to repair a stripped-thread oil drain plug.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 86

Possible causes of high oil consumption (over 1 quart per 1500 miles) are listed along with solutions.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #354 Jan 1995 (v.45#1) pg. 81

How to change the oil in your car.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 18

A guide to inexpensive items that make changing engine oil cleaner and easier.
HOME MECHANIX #685 May 1985 (v.81) pg. 88

Selecting the right oil for your car's engine.
HOME MECHANIX #701 Sep 1986 (v.82) pg. 74

Preventive maintenance: Tips on changing oil and oil filter. When to add more oil.
HOME MECHANIX #707 Mar 1987 (v.83) pg. 34

How to prevent sludge buildup in your engine's oil system.
HOME MECHANIX #709 May 1987 (v.83) pg. 80

Quick fixes for auto engine oil leaks.
HOME MECHANIX #726 Oct 1988 (v.84) pg. 86

Advice on when and how to change your own motor oil.
HOME MECHANIX #763 Mar 1992 (v.88) pg. 26

How to change your car's oil and oil filter.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 70

How to cut down oil consumption.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #448 Sep 1965 (v.61) pg. 106

Catch your old oil when changing your own oil in this simple basin made from a 10-quart oil can.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #582 Nov 1976 (v.72) pg. 142

Dealing with a real oil burning engine. Solution may range from using heavier oil to installing new valve seals. Tips on determining the best solution for your car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #597 Feb 1978 (v.74) pg. 140

Comparison of real oil and synthetic oil for use in your automobile engine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #621 Feb 1980 (v.76) pg. 44

Auto ABCs. Changing oil and oil filter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #627 Aug 1980 (v.76) pg. 13

Auto ABCs. How to check the oil, water, and other fluid levels in your car.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #634 Mar 1981 (v.77) pg. 24

Recycling old motor oil. Tips include fire starter, coating roads and driveways, using as a herbicide, wood preservative, wood stain, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #634 Mar 1981 (v.77) pg. 32
Added Info MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #637 Jun 1981 (v.77) pg. 12

Curing those elusive engine oil leaks.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #651 Aug 1982 (v.78) pg. 20

How to remedy low oil pressure.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #664 Sep 1983 (v.79) pg. 14

Tips on changing engine oil and oil filter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 32

How to read an oil can.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1969 (v.132#5) pg. 134

How and where to look for leaks in auto systems carrying oil, coolant and fuel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 118

Car Care Guide. How to change your oil and oil filter.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. S18

What you should know about fluids for your car (transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze coolant, motor oil and power steering fluid.)
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1973 (v.140#4) pg. 164

All about oil. What are the differences in oils, when to change oil, what to do with used oil, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1975 (v.144#1) pg. 70

Troubleshooting oil problems. PM 1976 Car Care Guide.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 171

Improper disposal of waste oil from auto changes, especially by do-it-yourselfers, may cause environmental harm along with a great waste of our resources. A discussion of the problem and some solutions.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1976 (v.146#3) pg. 30

Fifth Annual Car Care Guide. Part 7. Engine oil.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1977 (v.147#5) pg. 173

PM 1979 Car Care Guide. Troubleshooting oil loss.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 218

Troubleshooting oil consumption problems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1983 (v.160#1) pg. 37

Answers to the most-asked questions about motor oil.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1984 (v.161#4) pg. 91

Solving oil pressure problems in modern automobile engines.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1985 (v.162#3) pg. 49

Tip: It is not necessary to change oil or oil filter if gasoline is discovered mixed with the oil.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1987 (v.164#9) pg. 26

Tip on using a strong magnet on the outside of an engine oil pan to trap metal particles which may be found in the oil.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1990 (v.167#9) pg. 82

Troubleshooting a car which uses too much oil. Looks at leaks, valves, PCV system, rings, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1990 (v.167#12) pg. 99

Choosing the right oil for your engine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1992 (v.169#4) pg. 97

Plugging engine oil leaks.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1992 (v.169#5) pg. 86

Simple test to see if motor oil detergents and dispersants are doing their job.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1993 (v.170#8) pg. 71

How to cure an oil hog without changing rings.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1965 (v.186#5) pg. 168

Simple test for water leaks into the oil pan.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 176

Which oil is best for your engine? A general discussion of oils, filters and the closed crankcase emission system.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 98

Motor oils and oil additves. What they do to and for your car's engine.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1967 (v.191#3) pg. 67

Electronic oil-level dipstick shows oil level at the driver's seat. A red light shows when the oil level drops below the add-oil mark.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1969 (v.194#6) pg. 116

How to set up and run a home auto-lube center. Change oil, oil and grease your own car. Est. cost: $110.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1971 (v.198#2) pg. 98

Oil, oil changes and your car engine's lubricating system. Quiz tests your knowledge with detailed answers that have maintainance tips included.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1975 (v.206#2) pg. 93

The pros and cons of using synthetic oils in your car's engine.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1976 (v.208#4) pg. 90

Tip: How to keep a new oil pan gasket in place while installing the pan.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1980 (v.216#4) pg. 142

Tip: Make "keeper clips" to hold oil pan bolts in place during installation of pan and gasket.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1984 (v.224#5) pg. 168

Tip on unclogging cylinder-head oil-return holes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1988 (v.232#4) pg. 106

Tip on removing a broken dipstick tube from the engine block.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1989 (v.234#3) pg. 145

Understanding your car's lubrication system.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1969 (v.40#10) pg. 76

Tip on removing a broken dipstick tube from an engine block.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 31

Model A Ford engine lubrication system. How it works and tips to promote clean oil and reduce engine wear.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #170 Sep 1990 (v.15#2) pg. 18

Analyzing high oil consumption in 1930's automobiles.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #211 Feb 1994 (v.18#7) pg. 29

Tip on draining the last drop of oil from plastic oil bottles.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #224 Mar 1995 (v.19#8) pg. 21

Cars of the 1930s. Checking high oil consumption.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #230 Sep 1995 (v.20#2) pg. 21

Fuel and oil line fittings on cars of the 1930s.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #241 Aug 1996 (v.21#1) pg. 9
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #242 Sep 1996 (v.21#2) pg. 3
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #245 Dec 1996 (v.21#5) pg. 35

Oil analysis. Part 1. Why oil analysis is an effective troubleshooting tool for auto engines.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #270 Jan 1999 (v.23#6) pg. 27

Troubleshooting low oil pressure.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #271 Feb 1999 (v.23#7) pg. 18

Oil analysis. Part 2. Collecting a sample for analysis and inspecting the oil filter.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #271 Feb 1999 (v.23#7) pg. 25

How to change auto oil at home using a pump.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1971 (v.27#2) pg. 24