Hey there! I'm Craig and I’m the head of repair guides at iFixit, overseeing guide creation and leading our incredibly talented team of technical writers.
I graduated from Purdue University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Media and Public Communication and a minor in Media Production. I started out writing articles for the student newspaper, eventually overseeing the publication’s web content and earning a spot as an Online Pacemaker Award finalist from the Associated Collegiate Press in 2011.
I started at iFixit as an editorial staff writer and eventually transitioned to technical writing. A few months later I was promoted to project manager and head of repair guides, where I get to play around with spreadsheets and plan things—my secret calling.
My love of tech and repair goes back to my adolescent years when I began tinkering with the family computer as a young and naive teenager. To this day, I love getting my hands dirty with projects around the house and in the garage, and I'm a strong advocate for the DIY movement. In other words, I don't call a guy when something breaks; I am the guy! And I always encourage others to pick up some tools and take matters into their own hands.
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Answer to "I need Owner Manual of Jeep Grand Cherokee 1993"eBay! https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4...
Answer to "Lawnmower won't start after oil spilled when cap was off"Which side did it tip over on? If it tipped over on the air filter side, oil may have gotten into the airbox and clogged the filter. Gas or oil may have also gotten into the cylinder and flooded it. Remove the spark plug and pull the starter rope a few times to blow out anything in the cylinder.
Answer to "What parts are needed to completely rebuild my front end"You can find parts diagrams for your specific vehicle at GMPartsDirect.com and even buy genuine parts from there (although you may be able to get them cheaper at your local dealership).
Answer to "clean engine of a Briggs and Stratton 675 Series"I would just take some compressed air (preferably from an air compressor, but canned air might be just powerful enough) and use it to blow out any debris covering the engine and hiding inside crevices. You can take off the platic engine cover to gain access to the cooling fins.
Answer to "Can you really replace a PS4 motherboard?"We have a great guide on replacing the PS4’s motherboard: PlayStation 4 Motherboard Replacement
Answer to "Why does the rpms get high when changing gears?"Based on your follow-up comments, this all sounds like normal RPM ranges. 2,000 RPMs right at startup is normal, just as long as it goes back down after a few seconds or so. (it may stay higher for longer when it’s really cold out). As for shifting into Drive, the RPMs will slightly go down because the engine connects to the transmission, and the resistance of the transmission fluid takes energy from the engine and lowers the idle speed slightly. Vice versa, when shifting into Park, the RPMs will go up temporarily because that resistance is no longer there. Your car’s computer will notice this and bring the idle RPMs back down to the normal 800-900 RPMs. That’s all a bit oversimplified, but I hope it makes sense. There doesn’t appear to be anything wrong based off the info you gave.
Answer to "Check engine light cluster"This thread might answer your question: Check engine light will not turn on