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Last update: 2010-05-20

MG57 - MG Wire Harness Removal

2010-05-20 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I've chickened out and have decided not to do my own welding, So I'm just cleaning it up a bit and I'm gonna haul it down to my brother's place so he can weld it for me. …

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MG 56 - Dodge Ram Steering Dampener

2010-05-20 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I stop by my friend Matt's house and we replaced the steering dampener on his 1996 Dodge Ram. …

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MG55 - Damage Assessment Response

2010-05-01 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


A response to a youtube video I recieved regarding some body damage and door gap issues …

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MG54 - Sill Replacement - Parts Needed

2010-04-21 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this episode I go over the various parts and pieces that make up the MGB's sills and rocker panels …

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MG53 - 96 Dodge Ram Shock Replacement

2010-04-17 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I stopped by my friend Matt's house last night and we replaced his front shock absorbers on his Dodge Ram Pickup. The actual procedure is fairly simple but we ran into some trouble due to rust. …

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MG52 - Volvo S40 Thermostat Replacement

2010-04-10 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I unfortunately threw my back out a few days ago so no new progress on the MG, but I did replace the thermostat in my Volvo over Easter so I figured I'd throw this video up now. I was getting a check engine light and when I pulled the codes it gave me P0128 code. After doing some searching on the interwebs that translates to "Coolant Temp Below Thermostat Regulating Temp". From the looks of it most people replaced their coolant temp sensor first which did not fix the problem, then they went for the thermostat which did fix the problem. I figured I'd cut to the chase and just go right for the thermostat and sure enough that fixed the problem and only cost me $10. …

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MG51 - A Quick Recap

2010-04-03 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


It's been a while since I worked on the MG B so I thought I'd do a little recap and bring everyone back up to speed. …

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MG50 - Jeep Stereo Installation

2010-03-28 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Since I was getting a whole lot of use from the stereo I put in the MG I decided to throw it into my wife's 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. In video I give step by step instructions on how it was done. …

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MG49 - S40 Oxygen Sensor Replacement

2010-01-20 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this episode I replace an auction sensor on my 2001 Volvo S40. I discovered the problem when I started getting a check engine light, I pulled the codes with an OBD-II reader and the code it found was P0130 after some googling that pointed me in the direction of the oxygen sensor. …

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MG48 - Volvo S40 Timing Belt Replacement

2009-12-29 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


My volvo S40 has what's called an intereference design engine, basicly what this means is that if the timing belt were to break the valve would stop moving and would hang in a position that would 'interfere' with the pistons path of travel. It wouldn't really be an 'oops pardon me while I squeeze by' type of interference it would be possible broken piston heads and bent and broken valves.Thus it's recommend that the timing belt is replaced ever 100k miles, well right now I'm over 120k and I'm nervouse to say the least.My dad was kind enough to help me out(did most of the work) and we got it done. …

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MG47 - Matt's Rims

2009-11-11 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Matt's rims were looking pretty bad on his Malibu so we repainted them. …

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MG46 - Changing Brake Pads and Rotors

2009-10-08 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I help my friend Taher out and change the brake pads and rotors on his mitsubishi galant. …

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MG45 - Seafoaming The Volvo

2009-10-03 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this episode I dump 1/3 of a can of seafoam into my engine via a vacuum line in order to remove excessive carbon that may have built up over time. …

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MG44 - iHUD

2009-09-20 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I play around with a new app I got for my iPhone, iHUD …

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MG43 - OBD-II Reader Tutorial

2009-09-15 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I respond to an email about some possible ignition trouble and talk about what do do when you get a check engine light …

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MG 42 - The Frame Swap Is Underway

2009-09-07 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I visit my brother Kevin at his friend Doug's place where he's swapping the frame on his new truck. …

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MG41 - Oiling Up the Differential

2009-08-30 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I clean the MG's rear differential up and throw in some new gear oil. …

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MG40 - Kevin's Chevy Silverado SS

2009-08-26 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


My brother Kevin picked up a repairable 2003 Chevy Silverado SS and I swung by his place to get some video of it before he got to work on it. …

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MG39 - Project Badass Air Compressor

2009-08-16 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I bought a used air compressor off craigslist and decided that I wanted to do some painting. …

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MG38 - MG B Front Crossmember and Steering Rack

2009-08-12 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I paint up the MG B's front cross member and disassemble the steering rack. …

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MG37 - Rear Lever Shocks

2009-08-05 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Cleaning up the rear shock absorbers …

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MG 36 - Travis's Sandblasting Booth

2009-07-26 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


My brother Kevin's friend Travis lets us use his sandblasting booth to clean up some of the MG B's parts. …

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MG 35 - Undercoating

2009-07-20 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this episode I decided to give my wheel wells some undercoating. martysgarage@gmail.com http://www.martune.net http://twitter.com/martysgarage Marty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG 34 - Kingpins and Calipers

2009-07-13 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this episode I'm working on getting the front suspension's calipers and kingpins dissassembled. martysgarage@gmail.com http://www.martune.net http://twitter.com/martysgarage Marty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free …

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MG 33 - More Suspension Cleanup

2009-07-06 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Trying to keep the project rolling forward, I'm just cleaning up and painting some more of the suspension http://www.martune.net http://twitter.com/martysgarage …

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MG 32 - Changing the Jeep's Spark Plugs

2009-06-29 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


When we first bought the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee I bought a set of new spark plugs and plug wires to throw into it. It didn't necessarily need them, but being a used vehicle you never know when they were done last. Follow along as I change them out …

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MG 31 - The MG B's shocks get a makeover

2009-06-16 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this episode I take apart the MG's shocks, give them a good cleaning, some new oil and a paint job. …

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MG 30 - Hammertime! Norms helps me out with the crossmember

2009-06-15 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


My dad norm helps me pull off the sway bar and tie rods on the MG B's front crossmember …

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MG 28 - The MG loses it's suspension

2009-06-11 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


The teardown is now all but complete. This week I pull off all the wheels and suspension. …

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MG 29 - The Kokes Fam Czechs out the Minneapolis Car Show

2009-06-11 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


My dad norm and my two younger and far less handsome brothers head down to the minneapolis car show with a singular task. To each find our favorite cars at the show. Check out what we decided on. …

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MG 27 - Wipers, Break Line and Gas Line Removal

2009-06-01 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this weeks episode I use a trick I learned on the mgexperience.net forums to remove my windshield wiper assembly and I also removed the brake and gas lines underneath the car. martysgarage@gmail.com http://www.martune.net http://twitter.com/martysgarage Marty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG 26 - The Jeep is Done!

2009-05-24 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Kevin and I put the finishing touches on the jeep. …

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MG 25 - Kevin pulls a big dent out of the jeep.

2009-05-17 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


This week I took the jeep down to my brother kevin's workplace and he pulls our a pretty big dent out of the rear passenger quarter panel Thanks, Marty Any feedback is appreciated martysgarage@gmail.com http://www.martune.net Marty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG24 - Starting on the body work

2009-05-09 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


I get to work on fixing some of body damage and take a trip to the junkyard to scavenge for some cheap parts Thanks, Marty Any feedback is appreciated martysgarage@gmail.com http://www.martune.net Marty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG23 - The Jeep gets an oil change and an air filter

2009-05-05 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Something I like to do to all of my vehicles when I first get them, an oil change and an air filter. …

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MG22 - The Jeep Solution

2009-04-27 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


We decided it would be best to get rid of the saab and maybe buy a fixer upper of some sort. Well we found one a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee that's been in a fender bender or three.... …

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MG21 - Saab Troubles

2009-04-19 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


This week I took a break from working on the MG to deal with some problems we started having with my wife's car. We had the car towed over to our favorite Saab mechanic Bernie Fedie @ Fedie Fixes Foreigns to have him take a look at it.Thanks,MartyAny feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comhttp://www.martune.netMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG 20 - Sooo close to finishing the teardown...

2009-04-12 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Episode 20 - Sooo close to finishing the teardown...This week I continue with stripping the parts off the MG B. I talk briefly about the braking system and how the wiring harness runs throughout the car. How I removed the bonnet/hood release, hood/convertible top snap and the heater vent.Thanks,MartyAny feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comhttp://www.martune.netMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG19 BMC - British Automobile

2009-04-06 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


This week on Marty's Garage I head up to visit Brian McCullough of BMC British Automobile. Brian shows us some of the projects he's working on at the moment.You can find out more about BMC @ http://www.bmcautos.com …

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MG18 - Tearing down the engine

2009-03-30 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


My buddy Josh swing buy and helps me start to tear apart the MG's 1800 inline 4 cylinder engine.Any feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comhttp://www.martune.netMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG17 - THE ENGINE IS OUT!

2009-03-24 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


It's been a big build up to this moment, but it's finally time to get that engine out of the MG, My dad and my brother stop by and lend a helping hand as well.Any feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comhttp://www.martune.netMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG16 - Driving to the MN MG Group

2009-03-15 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this Episode it's just me yacking about going to the MN MG Group …

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MG15 - How An Alternator Works

2009-03-08 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this episode I talk a little bit about how an alternator works. …

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MG14 - Alternator and more engine prep work

2009-03-01 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this episode I explain the workings of an alternator and do a little bit of prep work on the engine.Any feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comhttp://www.martune.netMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG13 - Air Cleaner, Cleaning

2009-02-24 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


This week on Marty's Garage I clean up some air cleaners I bought off of craig's list. Any feedback is greatly appreciated martysgarage@gmail.com and this show is also available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace. …

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MG12 - Dogs and Disassembly

2009-02-15 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


This week I remove the alternator and a couple random pieces from the MGAny feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comhttp://www.martune.netMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG11 - Welding Lessons

2009-02-08 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


This week I swing buy my dad's place to get a little lesson on how to weld stuff together.Any feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comwebsite http://www.martune.netMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG10 - Seats

2009-02-02 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


This week on Marty's Garage I go back in time a little bit and show you how to remove the seats from an MGB. I also show you what I did to fix mine up abit.Any feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comGet updates at...http://www.twitter.com/martysgarageMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG9 - Leaf Springs

2009-01-25 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


With the gas tank off I figure it's a good time to swap out my other leaf spring. …

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MG8 - Gas Tank Removal

2009-01-18 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Episode 8 - Bye Bye Gas TankThis week on Marty's Garage involves Gas Fumes, Sparks, And my friend stiffler. Other then that I'm starting to recieve a lot of pointers on how to make the show better and some kind words of encouragement. Keep it coming!Any feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comGet updates at...http://www.twitter.com/martysgarageMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG7 - Dash Removal

2009-01-11 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


This week on Marty's Garage the dashboard gets removed.Any feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comGet updates at...http://www.twitter.com/martysgarageMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form via iTunes and the Zune Marketplace (Free) …

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MG6 - Windshield, Doors and Fender Removal

2009-01-04 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


My Brother Kevin stops by and helps me get a ton of stuff done. …

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MG5 - A Furnace and A Drive Shaft

2008-12-31 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


My dad stopped by in this episode with a little surprise for me. A new old furnace! Norm and I install the furnace and I take advantage of my new warm garage and remove the driveshaft on the MG B.Any feedback is appreciatedmartysgarage@gmail.comMarty's Garage is also available in podcast form in iTunes (Free) …

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MG4 - Heater Removal

2008-12-22 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


In this episode I explain how to remove the heater unit from my 1973 MG B. …

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MG3 - A little progress and a lot of rust

2008-12-16 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Starting to pull things apart, removed a few things from the engine comaprtment and found a bunch of rust hiding under some of the chrome. …

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MG2 - Starting the teardown

2008-12-08 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Not a whole lot going on in this episode, just doing some preparing for the engine removal. martysgarage@gmail.com …

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MG1 - The Beginning

2008-12-08 :: martysgarage@gmail.com (Marty Kokes)


Follow me on my journey restoring a 1973 MG B that has been off the road for close to 14 years. I'm a little nervous on this first episode so bear with me:) More to come... This will be an ongoing podcast, if you'd like to watch it on your mobile device you can subscribe here.martune.net/martysgarage or at the iTunes musicstore. …

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Follow along with Marty as he restores a 1973 MG B and takes on a variety of other projects.

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