Articles written by: Steve Baur

Steve Baur is the founder and principal of Driven Media Works, a Florida-based creative-services firm serving the automotive aftermarket. After attending the University of South Florida for journalism, Steve signed on with Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine, where he served as associate editor and, later, technical editor during his nine-year tenure. In 2010, he was promoted to the editorship of Modified Mustangs & Fords, a publication he helmed for four years before launching Driven Media Works in 2014. A lover of all things automotive, Steve has contributed to a wide range of motoring publications, including Car Craft, Truckin’, Modified, Super Chevy, Race Pages, GM High Tech Performance, Fastest Street Car, and High Performance Pontiac.

Fill the bleeder tank with your recommended brake fluid, connect the line to the adapter, and then use the plunger to bring the tank up to 15 psi of pressure. It’s not uncommon for air to be in the clear plastic tubing, as this is usually residual from the line itself or the reservoir. The brake fluid, however, will find its way around the air bubbles and into the brake system. From our experience, you can pretty much do this just once and be able to walk around the car, bleeding each corner as needed.
How Tos / Tech

How to Use Motive Products Power Brake Bleeder

Having the right tool for any job often results in a successful completion of the task, and it can often save time as well, which can translate into more free […]

How-To: Customizing Your Valve Covers to Create Something That Fits Your Style
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How-To: Customizing Your Valve Covers to Create Something That Fits Your Style

Visit enough car shows and you’ll begin to see certain styling trends under the hoods of your favorite vehicles. We’ve all seen chrome, and billet, and more recently, the racy […]

What’s the Clearance, Clarence? A Guide to Choosing Oil Pans for Stroker Engine Applications
Tech / Tech Articles

What’s the Clearance, Clarence? A Guide to Choosing Oil Pans for Stroker Engine Applications

How much horsepower does it make? How much torque does it put out? These are usually the first questions enthusiasts ask when it comes to buying parts for his/her street machine […]

Knock sensor replacement on your Chevy/GMC Silverado/Sierra/Tahoe etc. is an easier job than you think.
Tech / Tech Projects

Saving Silverado (Part 6): Replacing the Knock Sensor on LS-Powered GM Trucks

Search the Internet about it and you’ll quickly find that failing knock sensors in LS-powered GM trucks are a common occurrence. Replacing a knock sensor may seem like a daunting task once […]

Saving Silverado (Part 5): Updating and Upgrading Your Factory Mirrors
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Saving Silverado (Part 5): Updating and Upgrading Your Factory Mirrors

In this installment of Saving Silverado, we have a super easy upgrade that most anyone can perform without the need for any special tools. We’re upgrading the stock power side mirrors […]

Our Silverado project is looking big and proud with its new lighting and upgraded front grille.
Tech / Tech Projects

Saving Silverado (Part 4): Lighting Upgrade for Your Full-Size Chevy Pickup

In our last installment of this Saving Silverado project, we remedied some issues with the HVAC system, and until this point, we’ve been doing a lot of fixing and repairing […]

Does it feel a bit warm inside your Silverado? Don’t worry, most of the problems causing that are pretty easy to fix.
How Tos / Tech / Tech Projects

Saving Silverado (Part 3): Getting the HVAC System Operating Properly

No one likes sweating in a hot car in the middle of summer, and it’s especially infuriating when there is a perfectly good air conditioning system on board that doesn’t […]

Saving Silverado (Part 2): Upgrading the Brakes on a 2005 Chevy Silverado
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Saving Silverado (Part 2): Upgrading the Brakes on a 2005 Chevy Silverado

If you happened to catch the introduction of the Saving Silverado project, then you know that there are as many things wrong with it as there are right. One of […]

Here you can see the spare wheel in use. In its place under the bed was a Nissan wheel of some sort that looked similar to the factory 16s, but was indeed a different bolt pattern. The tires were mismatched as well and in very poor condition.
Tech / Tech Projects

Saving Silverado (Part 1): Purchasing, Assessing the Issues & Getting Started with Repairs

Automotive enthusiasts have been modifying trucks as long as they have been around, and the GMT800 series Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra truck body style built from 1999-2006 is certainly one of the most popular body […]

If your powerplant is overpowering your clutch assembly, it may be time to step up to a proper dual-disc clutch.
Product Installs / Tech / Tech Articles

Failure to Clutch: When the Going Gets Tough, A Twin-Disc Clutch Just May Be Your Answer

When a clutch fails, the damage can manifest itself in a number of ways. Sometimes you feel the power taper off at the top-end of the rpm band during a full-throttle blast. […]