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YouTube highlights from Hoovies Garage, Just Have a Think and Grand Thrift Auto

Coolant temperature too high Hoovies Garage

YouTube is a fantastic source of entertainment and a great source of information. Indeed, we’ve got our very own Haynes YouTube channel, which is packed with hints, tips and step-by-step videos to help you maintain and repair your own vehicles.

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Hoovies Garage

I Bought The Worst Maserati Ever For Only $8000

It’s not unkind to say that some Maserati models don’t have the best reputation when it comes to reliability. But then this is Hoovies Garage, where just about everything he buys for our YouTube viewing pleasure is an absolute stinker.

That's literally the case with this Maserati Ghibli, because it’s "a really bad smoker's car”. But that’s just a minor setback, because the real issue is under the hood, as Hoovie discovers when he takes it to the Car Wizard for a reality check.

Grand Thrift Auto

Overcoming the Odds to Fix my BMW E30’s Instrument Cluster

You may already know of a company out there that specializes in fixing clusters, thereby saving you a king's ransom by not having to buy a new one.

But can you do the work yourself? If it’s a 3 Series from the E30 era, and you have a soldering iron and a bit of knowledge on how to use it, then quite possibly. Martin from Grand Thrift Auto explains the issue with his car’s (quite advanced for the time) cluster as he warms up his iron.

Just Have a Think

Solid State Batteries - Finally Powering Electric Vehicles in 2024!

Solid-state batteries are the holy grail for EV car makers. Pound for pound, they store more energy than lithium ion batteries, and can be recharged faster, doing away with range anxiety.

The trouble is, they're proving difficult to develop, with real-world stats falling short of those promised on paper. Here, Dave Borlace explains the latest developments and reveals which car firms are likely to be first in the race to sell us vehicles with SSBs – and when this may occur. Spoiler: it's not likely to happen in this decade.