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Replace car batteries with capacitors?

I recently watched this video on YouTube which basically shows the guy replacing a larger capacitor with some smaller capacitors which he had bought. My questions are: How can a capacitor work in ...
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Could I implement the modern Atkinson cycle on a petrol engine with variable valve timing?

So I've been learning about the Atkinson cycle. Based on my limited research, it seems that if I have ability to remap variable valve timing and fueling on a gasoline engine running simple ...
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Overfilling the oil level

I recently had my oil changed on my 2004 Buick Century. Does overfilling the oil level harm the engine?
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What oil should I use for Hyundai Sonata 2004?

What oil should I use for this car? How do I know when I should change the oil for my car?
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R56 mini cooper turbo sounds

I have a 2010 mini with a r56. the loss of power light comes on when I step on it. I know the PCV valve is bad on it and can set this light. I also have a rear main seal leak so the turbo has to come ...
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Honda Odyssey ex-l res anti theft radio code issue

Battery connection got loose and the radio system got shut off. I fixed the connection by tightening the battery cable (not sure how this happened as my car gets serviced at a honda dealer only). Now ...
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instrument cluster warning lights

my car...UK FORD FUSION 1.6 AUTO.2006. ABS, BRAKE SYSTEM, ENGINE MANAGEMENT warning lights are on, the speedometer is not working and the oddometer is showing dashes. Initial checks I have made, ...
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How to maintain a car's interior when left unused?

My friend owns a five year old Skoda Fabia, which he uses once in a month or two as he goes out of the town frequently. His car is fully covered while it is parked in the garage. Recently when he ...
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How to trigger headlight washers on 14' Audi s4 b8.5

This is driving me crazy but I do not understand what triggers the headlight washers? Looks like sometimes when I turn on windshield washer, I see mist above my hood and I imagine that it is coming ...
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engine light is blinking

I have a 2004, 800cc Chevrolet spark, when the engine light blinks, it jerks and loose power as if it can stop, when the light is off, it performs normal, this days I can't drive it because it is ...
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How to diagnose blown tail lamp fuse

Last night, the passenger-side tail-light on my step-daughter's 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES went out. After determining that the bulb was OK, we looked in the fuse box, and saw that one of the two 7.5 ...
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What is this noise from the front (tires or such)

I'll start off by saying this is NOT the sound of the engine, even though it does sound like a sports car engine, this is how my engine sounds https://youtu.be/l33msAzBg5k?t=178 Car: Citroen C4, ...
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What's inside a spring shock absorber?

With (standard) spring shock absorbers like this one: What's inside the body of the piston part? Is there some kind of fluid inside or is it just air and empty space for the piston to thrust into? ...
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Checking the motor's RPM without an in-dash tach

I'm going to be doing a carb rebuild this weekend on an 84 Ranger. The truck doesn't have a tach, but I'll be needing to read the RPMs to properly adjust the carb once its rebuilt. Is there a way of ...
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Driving car with half engaged clutch

Say I am driving my car (Hyundai i10) at 2nd gear. My clutch is engaged. As I increase my throttle position, rpm will increase and so will speed of the car till a point when the speed wont increase ...
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Mini Cooper 2003 - Identify rear indicator light wiring to install LED resistor

So off the back of a previous question, I need to install a resister to my cluster in order for the LEDs in the indicators to work properly and not hyper flash. Here is an image of the wiring that I ...
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Unable to remove oil drain screw

Ok first oil change I've ever done the plug will not come out? I used a bar cheater bar it turns and turns but will not come out. what do i do? I deliver pizza I need this vehicle. Its bad enough I ...
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VW Diesel Won't Warm Up

A couple of years ago the VW quit warming up, I changed thermostat and tested both 'stats at the same time. Both opened right at 195 deg F. TDI Forum has not been much help. Only "cure" that they ...
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04 dakota problems

I have a 04 dakota 4.7. My truck started to shake going down the road. I heard a pop unsure if it was metal slapping or a backfire. Had towed home and hooked to computer codes were multiple cylinders ...
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pulsating loud noise from new spare tire, that was already balanced

I got a spare wheel off of CL and got a new tire from a store where it was stretched to the wheel and then balanced. When I mount this spare , it make pulsating noise and it increases beyond 50 mph ...
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My best options with a BMW that has a blown engine [on hold]

I have driven my car for 7 years and now it has 150k miles on it. It's engine was acting up and I gave to my trusted mechanic and he said that the Block is damaged and we need to replace the engine. ...
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What grade of fuel should I use for my car? [duplicate]

I have a 2006 Volvo XC90. The manual says that the recommended fuel is 91 octane, and the minimum is 87. I found a forum thread with people recommending various things, but the consensus seems to be ...
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How important is the procedure to service a car every 6 months [duplicate]

Recently I bought a car. The recommendation is to do the service every 12,000 kms or 6 months. I'm using the car for about 400 kms per month. I'm far from the next service. But I received a call ...
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Strange noises from AC/Dash board

So I'm hearing a creepy/whooshing sound coming from the dash board and the sound disappears when I turn off the AC. Time to have the AC system replaced? Recently had coolant replaced. Anyone ...
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Do worn brushes in an electric fuel pump increase fuel flow rate?

Electric fuel pump manufacturers can provide pump curves like this one below by Pierburg: I wanted to confirm my understanding of the curves when simulating the effect of worn brushes in the ...
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Peculiar Interior Lighting Issue

Recently a friend of mine was driving a VW Fox (not new, I'm not sure what year but it was certainly 5+ years old) home in the dark with the lights on. Strangely, after a minute or two of driving all ...
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Can't seem to start vehicle

I have a 2000 Chevy Cavalier and I can't seem to get it started. I have replaced spark plugs, wires, core pack, and battery. Once I get it started and then I drive it back home it decides not to start ...
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Honda EU3000is K1 Generator - Replace Gas Tank

I need to replace the fuel tank on a 3 year old Honda EU3000is K1 Generator. Unfortunately gas was left in the fuel tank and the tank is now rusted. I was able to get the generator working again but ...
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2010 mini cooper , Steering wheel unstable and tends to deviate all over. Unable to diagnose the problem

my steering wheel is unstable and has tendency to deviate and shakes. It's hard to drive and very accident risky. Mechanic inspected and asked me to replace two wheel Rims. He has asked for $275 to ...
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Intake boots for 79 GS1000

I recently replaced the carbs on my 79 GS1000 Suzuki from 27MM to 36MM I modified some old Kawasaki intakes to fit by elongating the 2 mounting screw holes on intakes boots. The Bike runs great! but ...
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SMAX Zetec 2.0 TDCi 2010 Plate - Why wont my car start ? (see video)

Car used to start fine 49 out of 50 times but without obvious reason it sometimes struggled to start (as seen in video). This can be on a cold start or a warm start. Happens in warm, cold, wet and dry ...
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Hours of labor required for 2007 Altima 2.5 engine refresh/rebuild

The cost obviously depends on the mechanic's hourly rate, but I know that the manufacturers provide authorized dealers with a guide of how many hours each service / job should take. However I can't ...
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Problems with the accelerator please help

2009 Toyota Camry. At first my battery was flat, this has happened 3 times in the past 2 months. The last time this happened, I jump started it and went to take my car for a drive. As I placed my ...
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What's the difference between BMW 320i SE and Non SE?

My Dad gave us a car, but we don't know the exact model of it. We know that it's a BMW 320i imported from Japan. The year is 2006. There's a letter "M" on the steering wheel. Some pictures: ...
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How to calculate Car “Distance Till Empty” without knowing the fuel level

I've Renault Duster RxZ. I would like to calculate the DTE(Distance till Empty) which is based on the "how much fuel the car has" and the "mileage of the car" ? Currently the OBD doesn't return ...
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Why does my motorcycle's brake get loose easily?

I drive a 100cc motorcycle which has drum brakes on both the wheels. I have faced this problem with the rear wheel's brake for the past two years and I adjusted it many times. About an year back, I ...
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Building exercise bike [on hold]

I'm not good at mechanics. If any question like this was asked, sorry. We intend to build an exercise bike with a brushless motor. Anyone will be able to adjust the difficulty of bike. It could be ...
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3rd gen vios hitting speed bumps even on-angle entry

I have a 3rd gen vios, and most of the time I have full passenger (5 total) and sometimes full load on trunk. Most of the time my bottom part hits speed bumps when I am full, even when entering speed ...
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Why does my new tail light keep blowing the fuse?

I have a 1972 Honda CB350F and I got the new tail light from DimeCity. I think it was called the Buffalo style Medium tail light. The tail light turns on and works fine when I switch on the headlight, ...
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Any possibility of engine stall if engine brake is active during gear shift?

My understanding: Engine brake uses engine friction to damp the vehicle momentum. If one wishes to apply engine brake to assist manual gearshift,(activate engine brake, rpm dies, shift to lower ...
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2002 golf dead battery - Was able to jump - Bad alternator or Battery

I have a 2002 Golf. I put the car on the drive on Friday night and tried to use it on Wednesday and it was dead. No lights, no display nothing. I came home and jump started and it ran fine. No stalls ...
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Cause of double trailer dump truck brake lockup

Earlier today I was driving behind a double-trailer dump truck configured something like this: As we approached a red light, the driver obviously applied the brakes, and for the last 50 or so feet ...
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Mini Cooper 2003 - Changed lights to LED, insanely fast indicator lights now

Changed all the lights on my Girlfriend's Mini Cooper last weekend, since then the indicators have been going crazy (assuming due to power consumption being very low). I know you can replace the ...
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2014 Dodge RAM 1500 Hemi 5.7 Liter 4x4 - Loud Squeal

Last night I was just out for a drive down the highway and I went to turn off that highway onto another and I decided I haven't done a burnout in a while so I gave it a shot and shortly after that ...
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What is the effect of the throttle body on the power curve produced by the engine?

I heard from another member of this community that the throttle body, among other things, has the ability to change the power curve of the engine. What exactly is a throttle body? How might the ...
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Why might you choose to change to using an aftermarket throttle body?

I have heard that some people might want to buy an aftermarket throttle body. Is the reason for this simply to replace a broken one or are there also other specific advantages (and disadvantages) to ...
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1997 Escort idles rough when a/c is off

Escort runs great with heater or a/c on. It runs rough and sometimes dies when they're off. What could be the problem?
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What are slip rings with respect to a cars alternator?

This is not a physics forum, and as such I don't expect answers to explain Faraday's law of induced emf (electromotive force), which is the basic physics principle behind how an alternator is able to ...
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Rear ABS Sensors Peugeot 307

I have a Peugeot 307 and the passenger side ABS sensor had recorded a fault (after an expensive Diagnostics) so I replaced both rear sensors now there is an ABS fault on both rear wheels communication ...
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What's the Purpose of Park on an Automatic Transmission?

When one wants to park a manual transmission (MTX) vehicle, one puts it in neutral, and engages the emergency / parking brake. With an ATX vehicle, the practice I've learned is to put it in Park, and ...

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