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Oil cap has come off and oil has spilled after adding oil

I've opened the bonnet to discover that the oil cap is off, and oil is all over everything. How can I get it cleaned up, and what damage will it have caused, if any?
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Oil leak should have changed oil not added

I have a Vauxhall antara and the warning light came on for what I thought was low oil so I refilled and checked dip stick and all was fine. I have now noticed oil leaking from my car and on further ...
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How to determine what carburetors will be compatible with a motorcycle?

What are the parameters to determine whether or not motorcycle carbs are compatible with a certain engine? Is it just the size? For example, I have a 1978 Suzuki GS1000 with Mikuni carbs, and it's ...
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Sudden electrical problems in 2001 Buick Century

My wife drives a 2001 Buick Century with ~130k miles. A few days ago, she was driving it home when she described that several warning indicators came on suddenly, the windshield wipers stopped ...
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1answer
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Strong vibrating over 60mph. 98 ML320

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Most appropriate small engine to rebuild for learning purposes?

I'd like to rebuild a small motor to 1) refresh my memory of how four-stroke motors work, and 2) teach my sons how they work. Which engine is: relatively inexpensive (< $200 used) requires only ...
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What is a replacement Fuel Injector for a 1985 Mustang SVO?

I am trying to buy a set of "Brown Top" fuel injectors, which are supposed to have come from a 1985 SVO 2.3 L Turbo. They (obviously) have a brown colored top section and a pintle. I can't see any ...
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What type of tyres I should use in UK?

I recently moved to UK from Germany, and I was used to sessional tyres back home. Summer for summers season and winter for winter season. Now I live in south of the UK and I was told that I'm not ...
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Car sputtering with the engine hot at start (or within ~2 minutes)

My 2004 Hyundai Sonata cold starts great (i.e. when I first get into the car for the day, morning or afternoon). The problem I have is that when I stop the car after driving around for a while it ...
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2007 Chevy Malibu key

I lost my only key to my car and the dealership keeps telling us different things every time we talk to them. They said they can make a key from the vin number but that it won't start the car and that ...
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Why does my engine hesitate when I first start?

My question may be related to this other one, but its answer is inadequate for me to be able to diagnose my problem and know what to do to fix it. When I start my car in the morning (or sometimes ...
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Oil Says Empty, Dipstick clean, but just changed it all?! 1998 Merc Benz ML320

Had an issue come up yesterday where my Truck (1998 Mercedes Benz ML320) just suddenly said no oil and then started pinging a little then cut off. I threw a quart in ( i always keep one in the truck) ...
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Austin Allegro 1981 - Clutch is not working properly [closed]

I recently had a manual transmission repaired because it was slipping out of 4th gear while driving down the road. I took out the engine/transmission and gave the transmission to a local garage to ...
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Car stalls when braking (VW Mk1 Golf)

I have bought a Mk1 Cabriolet that has been sitting for over a year. I am trying to get it road worthy. So far so good, but I am having an issue with the engine and braking: The engine stalls when I ...
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Why can't I fill my gas tank in one go?

For the past couple of months, I've been having trouble filling my gas tank. I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra, which has a 55-liter tank (approximately 14.5 US gallons). When I buy gas, the pump clicks ...
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2000 Honda Accord Shakes under acceleration

I have have Honda Accord 2000 with manual 5 gear transmission. During acceleration it shakes like front end is ready to jump out. Engine doesn't misfire or anything - I have plenty of power on all ...
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117 views

Do all versions of the Jaguar XJ (2010 onwards) come with dual view screens?

This is a feature on Jaguar cars: http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/ay5PZvM_460sa.gif But does it come as standard on all XJ models 2010 onwards?
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Convert Manual to Computerized “Automatic”

I'm wondering if this is possible. With a conventional manual transmission (say, Tremec T56), could I install a small computer to press the clutch, change the gears, etc? Obviously, I would have to ...
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2007 Rabbit - Intermittently wont start

Vehicle: 2007 VW Rabbit. Auto. 2.5L Problem: The problem started one week ago. When starting car sometimes it will only turn over once and then silence. Solution is to wait a minute or so and then ...
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A/C Reciever Drier for 1962 Skylark

I need to replace the A/C receiver drier (a.k.a. accumulator) in my 1962 Buick Skylark (V8 convertible), however the aftermarket ones I've been finding online (e.g. ...
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Craftsman Push Mower Dying After Running a few minutes

I received a Craftsman push mower (Model 917.377543) from my sister. She had left it outside all winter in the snow/rain. I have got to the point where the mower will run for 15-20 minutes initially ...
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VW T2 Headlining Replacement

I'm about to launch upon replacing the headliner of my 1976 VW T2 Microbus. Whilst looking for hints on how to do it I have seen a couple of blogs that say it is only possible if all the windows are ...
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Does anyone has idea what DR abbreviation in car name means? [closed]

I'm looking for a car and found a really nice one, but the description says: Ford Focus 1.8 5dr DR OWNED HISTORY Does anyone has an idea what DR OWNED means? Is it "Doctor owned" or "Drowned"? Or ...
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What are the methods to improve headlights of a car?

I'd like to improve the headlight illumination on my Toyota Carina AT 150. It is equipped with square type 55W lamps, but it's difficult to drive in the city or rainy/misty conditions. What are my ...
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1answer
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Engine starts but almost immediately cuts out 3 or 4 times when starting

I have a Golf Mk2 that has been sitting a while and I am fixing up. When I start the car the engine catches but then dies almost immediately. I have to restart the car 3 or 4 times like this until the ...
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Exposed tire wire- safe to drive home?

I need to drive 20 miles on the highway home, is this tire safe to to do that or is the wire a serious concern? I've driven 10 miles on it so far.
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How does cold, dry weather affect horsepower?

It's now properly winter over here in Australia, and the butt dyno is very favourable of the cold, dry air. It's like a free cold air intake for everyone, right?? I can think of two scientific ...
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How to determine type of battery

I have been told that as well as different strengths of battery (Cold Cranking Amps CCA), there are different types of car battery. And that using the wrong one can cause it to over-charge and the ...
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1answer
216 views

1996 Toyota Camry - ignition or wiring

My car won't start I turn the key and nothing happens no click or turning of the engine. When I wait after a while the car makes a beeping noise like it resests itself then it starts but as soon as I ...
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2007 Chevy Aveo - battery, alternator, or something else?

I bought this car when it had 120,000 miles on it, a few weeks ago, for a grand from my friend who sold it to me with the caution that it had a few issues. I am a novice driver and needed a car to get ...
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Name of a plastic piece on a VW Jetta on front and back door

I have a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta. She has an approximately 5 inch wide plastic piece on the front and back doors. These are faded now and would like to replace them. I wanted to research whether I can ...
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2000 Camry does not enter programming mode

I've been trying to program a remote (with door lock/unlock/trunk buttons) I got off eBay for my 2000 Camry CE without much luck. I've followed about a dozen different instructions (open door / close ...
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1answer
334 views

Lancia Delta Integrale Fuel Pump

I have a Lancia Delta Integrale with a suspected fuel pump problem. I tried to start the car by spraying some Bradex Easy Start into the air intake. It fired for one or two revolutions then stopped. I ...
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2answers
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when trying to start my pajero it just clicks and wont fire up

pajero wouldnt start and just clicks had aa out and they said it was the alternator but tried car over weekend and it started first time. tried this morning and just click had to have a jump start to ...
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Most economical acceleration range

I am designing a GPS based acceleration meter for car. I'm planning to give user some scores based on his various acceleration practices. Not going to the electronics part of GPS, i want to know in ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between a short base and long base fuse panel?

I'm looking into installing an auxiliary fuse panel in my car. Having researched what some others have done, I've been led towards a Cooper Bussmann 8 position ATC fuse panel. However, on their ...
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Right side highbeam not working on on Mk2 Golf GTI - not fuse or bulb

I have a 93 Mk2 Golf GTI. The highbeam light on the right side of the car does not work. I have checked the fuse and bulb and both seem ok. When the head lights are not on and I toggle the passing ...
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1answer
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Do I need to add oil after A/C evacuation without replacing any parts?

My 1999 Suburban's A/C started to lose its cooling capacity last fall. In late fall it stopped cooling completely (there was a mechanic involved with other parts of the vehicle at the time). This ...
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1answer
839 views

Honda hybrid fan on after engine off

What is the reason my honda civic 2005 (manual) hybrid turns the fan on, after I turn the engine off? A mechanic told me that is meant to cool the engine down. Why does Honda need to have the engine ...
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1answer
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Trailer Safety Checklist

I'm new to towing and I am working on a trailer safety checklist to go through before we ride. Any additions are welcome and appreciated. Check receiver - ensure it is secure to vehicle Check hitch ...
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What wheel bearings in this trailer?

I purchased this old (1979) trailer. I need to get new bearings in, but have no idea the size. How do I define what size/type bearings would be used? The tires are 12 inch.
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1answer
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My a/c goes in and out at random times. Help!

I have a Pontiac Grand Prix GT 1998. She runs great except my A/C is now acting up. I first noticed it a few weeks ago. I was driving and it was almost like someone had turned the air down so it ...
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Need to know about spark plug

What is the most suitable spark plug for Toyota 3A engine in Asia? (NGK/Champion/denso/BOSCH and also copper/platinum or iridium) Please explain the differences/advantages between them and how it ...
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1answer
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Rodeo clutch slips

I just bought a 98 rodeo 2wd v6. The clutch was fine on test drive and grabbed fine even though the pedal was adjusted to the top. When I was driving it home it started to slip. Is there a way to ...
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Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system

I have an interesting problem on my VW Golf MK3 TDI. Basically, sometimes the pressure cap on the coolant reservoir lets out some coolant. Here's what I know: It happens when the car is under ...
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Rhythmic sound coming from rear end

There's a rhythmic sound emanating from my rear end, and I'm not sure what exactly it is. It varies with speed and is consistently present, regardless of clutch in/out, acceleration/deceleration, ...
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131 views

Location of fill tube for Nissan Pintara auto transmission fluid

Where on a 2.4lt 1989 Nissan Pintara do you put the transmission fluid? I cannot seem to find where it would go and my vehicle is not changing gears properly.
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What year Camaro is this?

Hope this isn't a poor question for the site but I came across this camaro online but don't know much about it. I suppose a plus would be that when other's do a search for this picture mechanics.SE ...
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air condition car while motor not running

Is there a way to air condition my 2005 toyota car without running the car? I would like to travel in my car but because of health issues i would need to be able to sleep in my car also, or at least ...
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Steering Problem on Mazda 3

I have a very odd problem with my steering on my 08 Mazda 3 Takara. I've had it since January now and to be honest have never been happy with the steering. I've got a couple of problems with it: 1) ...

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