Sandra Bullock's celebrity mechanic husband Jesse James has jetted out to Iraq to give troops motor-fixing tips.

James, who hosts hit show MONSTER GARAGE, restored a Hummer armoured vehicle damaged in a mortar attack during his trip to the war zone.

The mechanic spent five days working with members of the Third Corps Support Command Division to install a new chrome engine in the Hummer.

The mechanic will return to America in time for a family Christmas (25DEC05) with his actress wife.