Dmitry's Garage Timeline

S14 240SX Transmission Fluid Change

Today we're going to change the transmission oil in my 1996 Nissan 240SX SE with the five speed manual transmission. This is a really simple job. Anyone can swap S14 or S13 transmission fluid on jack stands or with a lift and just a few basic tools and a pump.

Don't buy a DSLR for YouTube!

Is a DSLR right for your new YouTube channel? What camera should you get? There is so much to choose from! Today I'm going to break down five common camera solutions and what I've learned about videography so far.

 - 01/03/2019

S14 240SX Oil Change

Today I performed the first oil change on my recently purchased 1996 Nissan 240SX. This is the one with just 16k miles on it, not sure how many oil changes its ever had. The filter selection was OEM and for oil I went with some nice Mobil 1 10w30. It's a super easy job that anyone could do in the drive way or on jack stands. Very very easy!

Turbo E36 M3 Cooling System Rebuild

My friend Sean's M3 also needed a little love when it comes to the cooling system. Sean wants to pick the car up and take it home. Our plan was to replace the radiator with a Mishimoto Z3M three core unit and a Spal 16" fan. However we ran into a few quirks. We also replaced the thermostat and thermostat housing. We upgraded the water pump to a Stewart high flow unit to improve performance. We also used some new billet radiator stays and a European radiator cover. To cap things off we threw in a Radium Engineering billet expansion tank.

 - 11/24/2018

BMW M3 E36 - Brake Rebuild

As you might recall my friend Sean dropped off his E36 M3 at my house the other day. We spent some time getting his brakes rebuilt which was a pretty significant project. He got them powder coated and they look absolutely amazing.

 - 10/30/2018

S14 240SX Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

As we saw in my prior 240SX video, the valve cover gasket is leaking on the 1996 16k mile 240SX that I picked up recently. This is not a big problem and an easy one to DIY fix yourself in the garage. It takes just a little patience and effort. These gaskets tend to fail from age and miles. I also show off my ultrasonic cleaner.


Precision Instruments vs Capri Tools

We test a USA made Precision Instruments 1/4" Drive Wrench against a Taiwanese made Capri Tools 1/4" Drive Wrench in a new segment called Five Minute Tool Reviews or FMTR for short. My goal is to finish a review and test run of the tools within a five minute window, not counting the intro or outro. This week I make a total hash of it and ramble on way too long!

 - 09/16/2018

Texas Hill Country Special

We take Dmitry's Garage on the road with my friend Sanjin and explore the Texas Hill Country. My buddy brought along his recently purchased Jeep and I took my F250. This wasn't much of an off-roading adventure, but really more a fun time exploring the county roads of Texas. We had a great AirBNB rental on a ranch.

 - 09/03/2018

2007 F250 Speaker Upgrade

The speakers that came with my aging 2007 F250 were terrible. They just felt like absolute trash with the worst sound quality I've had in a car in years. I decided to get some new Pioneers and mate them up to my head unit. This guide should work for 2003 to 2007 F250 Crew Cab trucks, mine is a 6.0L turbo diesel.

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