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Dr. Dvorak

Dr. Jim Dvorak is Vice President Academic and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Replacing the cam cover gasket and spark plugs on the '08 Astra

The cam/valve/rocker cover has been leaking for a while on my '08 Astra. It's also been awhile since I last replaced the spark plugs. Today (June 22, 2024) is the day we replace both the gasket/seal and spark plugs.

Father's Day Gifts

Having seen a few of my Instagram posts and perhaps a few of my DIY vids on my YT channel, a friend of mine, Brett Vanderzee, asked me if I had ever read any of Matthew B. Crawford's work. I had not, but after looking into who Matt is, a bit of hi...

Father's Day Lunch

Thanks to Sydney Dvorak for taking me out to lunch for Father's Day! We went to The Works hamburger joint. I got the "Tragically Maple" burger.It was quite delicious! I can see myself going back and getting this again.

P0118 on the '08 Saturn Astra (reprise)

I've got updates... So before running to Napa to get a new sensor, I went out this morning to do an ohm test to confirm my diagnosis of the sensor. With more light on the subject, I realized pretty quickly that no ohm test was needed. The wire was...

P0118 on the '08 Saturn Astra

P0118 "Coolant Temperature Sensor Circuit High" As is typical at our house on Sundays, we have to rearrange the order in which our cars are parked in the driveway based on who needs to leave the house first, second, and third on Monday morning. I ...