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Consequences of leaking valve covers

I took my valve covers off on my 2007 Tacoma V6, while digging deeper to look into a possible head gasket issue, and noticed that one of them had a nut missing that went on an upright flange threaded ...
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Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) in car

I want to know how can I access DTCs by writing a code and parsing it? I have RaspberryPi and related hardware for communication with the OBD-II of car. I will generate manual faults and then after ...
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000gt sl. no power and won't go above 2k rpm

I bought an automatic 1992 Mitsubishi 3000gt sl 2 days ago. I got it cheap knowing it would have problems, and that's why I'm here. When I put it in drive and slam on the gas the car just simply ...
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Aveo 2012 brakes do not work when the engine is running

I have this problem when you depress the brake pedal it moves all the way to the floor and does not slow the car down. It's happen only when the engine is started. Please any fix or help. I really ...
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89 views

Does it matter which side to turn crankshaft?

When doing things like setting TDC or just random testing (of the timing chain/belt, for example), does it matter whether the crankshaft is rotated clockwise or counterclockwise?
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Can machine resurfacing of cylinder heads cause valve malfunction?

I learned that warped (uneven) cylinder head surface that goes against the engine block can be remedied by taking to a machine shop to get it resurfaced, basically to make it flush all the way so that ...
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333 views

Cylinder Leak-down vs Compression Test

I understand that both cylinder leak down and compression tests are used to test for cylinder head, cracks, warps, and gasket leaks. I understand the difference between how each works: compression ...
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1answer
61 views

Identify a piece in the air intake assembly

I need to replace the part shown in the picture bellow (i'm not affiliated in any way with ahparts.com, i'm just borrowing their picture) in my car; However, I don't know the name of it. Can somebody ...
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How to check if your muffler will fit your car

So i'm thinking about buying a muffler for my 2001 seat ibiza 6K2. I came across a few good ones and after watching some video's about people installing them (mightycarmods for example) i'm really ...
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Annoying hissing sound from passenger side window

When I exceed 60mph I hear a hissing sound from the passenger side window as if you have havent closed the window propely, I have also installed window vents(see image below) for that sake, and have ...
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Rust underneath rear of car (Toyota Mk1 MR2)

I have recently acquired an old (1989) Mk1 Toyota MR2 and took a few photos of the underside rear of the vehicle. There seems to be a fair amount of rusting on the rear axle and gear box: gear box/...
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Are floor jack and jack stand pads necessary?

I recently purchased a floor jack and a jack stand set and would like to know about their proper usage. I noticed some people use rubber pads for their floor jack and jack stand contact areas - some ...
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Is the fuel in my engine under pressure?

I have a 2008 Seat Leon FR TDi and need to change one of the fuel pipe (which has become torn slightly). The hose is ~ £50 + VAT so I am keen to do it correctly. Can anyone advise if the fuel in my ...
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292 views

How to remove air from the fuel line in a MK2 Seat Leon TDi

I have just changed two of the fuel hose (white and blue tipped ones) that lead to the fuel pump. The reason I changed them was because one of them was split and slowly leaking fuel. I have came out ...
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293 views

Ibiza Mk2 MOT emissions test failure

I've had my SEAT Ibiza Mk2 for about three years and it's just failed its MOT on the emissions test - there's fuel in the exhaust on idle, and only on idle. It's in the garage at the moment and they'...
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662 views

Possible to connect a amp and sub to a stock 2001 seat ibiza radio

Yesterday i bought an amplifier and matching subwoofer (1200watts amp with dual 10" 800 watts subwoofer). Now i've been looking for a replacement dash panel for a seat ibiza for some time now and ...
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1answer
160 views

How do I know where to place my air filter?

I am thinking of buying a performance air filter for my 2001 SEAT Ibiza (6K2). The reason I'm considering this is because my stock filter needs replacing and I figured I might as well do it right the ...
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1answer
164 views

Possible cause of sudden breakage of windsheild?

My father was driving at about 30/40 kmph with ambient temperature of about 30 degree Celsius, AC turned off, when the windshield shattered. I want to know the possible causes. I have nullified all ...
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2answers
434 views

BMW 320Ci (E46) flat battery, caused by light?

I just bought a second hand manual BMW 320Ci yesterday, and after driving around in the backyard for 15mins this morning, I found I have a flat battery this evening. The engine won't start and I can ...
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2009 Crown Victoria— Problem [closed]

I'm having trouble with my 2009 Crown Victoria. I was driving down the highway when my Low Tire Pressure Signal came on and then went off. The light came on again and then I noticed that I was ...
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1answer
41 views

Suspension broken - attempting triage

My wife's Honda Jazz hadn't been driven for a few days, and on driving out of our street yesterday there was a large clang and the front right corner dropped an inch. Turning the wheel lock to lock I ...
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3answers
424 views

Replacing carburator with EFI

My car has a carburetor which I want to change to an EFI. I want to know what are the possible challenges in doing so, what I can think of are: Finding a match of an EFI which seamlessly replaces ...
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1answer
107 views

Why are there large differences in oil-change intervals?

I've been reading this site (and simmilar ones) alot, and I noticed alot of people (mainly from USA i think) who mention 3000-6000mile intervals for oil changes. I'm from Europe, and driving a ...
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1answer
221 views

Installing an RPM meter

I need to install one in my car, as it doesn't have one, what modifications do I have to do? Edit: My car is: Suzuki swift 1996 But I would like the answer to be generic, as to what to look for if ...
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Leaving vehicle on 4 jack stands several days

I was wondering if it is bad (for the frame or the drive train) to leave my 4WD V6 Tacoma on 4 jack stands for several days while I work on the transmission. I could certainly lower it down after ...
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0answers
231 views

Long brake pedal travel after replacing pads

I recently installed new brake pads. They haven't been bedded in yet and I don't intend to use them for daily driving. The pressure feedback from my brake pedal progressively increases as I apply ...
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3answers
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Steering wheel shakes when braking at high speeds

I got a 2011 lexus ES350, the steering wheel shakes badly when i push the brake. I have been told that its the rotors. I got the rotors resurfaced last week at the lexus service center but no ...
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1answer
647 views

Volvo 850 dashboard lights not working

My Volvo 850's dashboard lights and instrument lights for the radio and A/C are not working properly. This happened two nights ago when I was driving, everything just went dark. The lights in the car ...
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1answer
759 views

Read vehicle speed data in real time

I need to read vehicle speed (velocity) data in real time for my research project. How can I achieve that? What HW and SW do I need for it? I guess it can be read from CAN bus via OBD2 interface? I ...
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1answer
374 views

What happens when cranking vehicle in gear?

What happens when you crank the engine but the transmission is not in neutral? Are you applying torque to the transmission? Should the vehicle always be in neutral when turning the crankshaft ...
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1answer
226 views

Dodge Ram 2500 gasoline won't run after key starts

So my old keys start and run fine. I had a new key cut, it works fine in the door and starts ignition fine but the engine cuts out within seconds of starting. The old keys keep it running just fine. ...
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0answers
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BDL primary driver inner plate install [closed]

I am for the first time ever, in the process of installing a replacement Ultima 6 speed transmission with the same make and model on my 1994 Harley Davidson softail custom trike conversion. It has a ...
3
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1answer
63 views

Is vehicle's fluid level monitoring the best way to detect all leaks?

I did an oil change for my friend's car and the mechanic was trying to convince me that it is leaking oil and brake fluid. He suggested that the car needs a costly repair (~$1400). While I don't have ...
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1answer
590 views

2005 Scion TC Automatic Skips Drive and goes to 3rd

2005 Scion TC automatic transmission never actually goes into D (drive), but goes right into 3 even though the gear shift lever is in the D position. The P R N D 3 2 L indicator on the dashboard has ...
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New Pads, Rotor, & Caliper; Grinding, Squeaking, and Heat

I just replaced my rear-passenger side Caliper, Caliper Bracket, Rotor, and Brake-pads due to the rotor, pads, and caliper bracket grinding together. Vehicle: 2000 Blazer 4WD, recently had front ...
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3answers
202 views

Fixing side mirror on my Buick

I have a 2005 Buick Lesabre, and I managed to break my side mirror off from its enclosure. In the images, you can see there are 3 sockets on the mirror - 1 large and 2 small. I broke the large one one ...
2
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1answer
130 views

2006 Solstice - car won't turn over following engine replacement

I recently installed an engine (complete from oil pan to the valve cover) from a 2010 Malibu in my 2006 Solstice. (Replacing a blown engine.) The car will not crank / turn over. Symptoms include: ...
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1answer
93 views

Most important : CAMBELT , SHOK ABSORBER or BALL JOINT

I have got a Peugeot 307 2003 1.6cc Current milage is 97,000+ I got done MOT last week and it passed . Then I had a overall check from Halfords yesterday and got 3 RED points (and many AMBERs!) . ...
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1answer
140 views

Damaged Muffler Degrades Performance

I purchased a replacement muffler from the internet for my 2004 Xterra. It arrived yesterday but had some noticeable dents in the resonator. My question is: will these dings degrade the sound ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to replace Honda Shine rear shock absorber by Gabriel or Escort?

I purchased my Honda Shine in 2011. The rear shock absorbers on the bike are not working properly from, thus I want to change it with the leading brads in shock absorber like Gabriel,Escort Etc. Out ...
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1answer
252 views

Car and bike. How to keep it in good condition when unused for two months?

I've seen this post, this one and this one. But what about a bike like a Hero Honda Splendor+? Apart from keeping the fuel petcock off, what else should be done to ensure that the bike runs fine after ...
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3answers
429 views

2001 Saab 9-5 turbo wagon - worth fixing?

I have an 01 Saab turbo wagon automatic with approximately 120,000 miles on it. Has some heater issues that make for a miserable ride in the winter. Needs the heatbox replaced according to a mechanic, ...
2
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1answer
142 views

Why is this hollow plastic piece attached to the Karizma's air intake?

I was helping my cousin with a motorcycle teardown a while back (planning for a café racer build) and was puzzled by something on his '07 Karizma. The red arrow in the picture above points to a ...
5
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1answer
192 views

Saturn Headlight Problem

I have a 2001 Saturn SL2 that is having a problem with one of its headlights. When I turn on the headlights, frequently one is not lighting. If I go to the front and give the lens a quick knock, it ...
2
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1answer
81 views

Clutch issue in 1995 Mazda Miata

My clutch pedal had absolutely no pressure unless I would pump it, but that wouldn't do much. It finally gave out so I changed the master cylinder next to the break cylinder with one that I know works ...
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1answer
269 views

Long term storage of parts

I recently bought some spare parts for my Subaru Forester XT and would like to store them the right way until I need them. Specifically, I have a turbo, injectors, exhaust and intercooler that needs ...
7
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1answer
3k views

Why doesn't my rev limiter bounce?

I have a BMW 630i Steptronic from 2007. If I floor the pedal in neutral the RPM is of course limited, but it doesn't "bounce" like regular rev limiters. Instead it keeps a constant and "clean" RPM. ...
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3answers
409 views

New brakes squealing?

I just had all my brakes, calipers, and something else related to that replaced. Brand new. And they're working perfectly. So why are they squealing whenever I touch the brake pedal?
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2answers
162 views

Are there plug-n-play ECUs?

I was just curious if there is such a thing as aftermarket plug-n-play ECUs that are compatible with a vehicle (have all the features the OEM ECU does) but also have some extra ones, such as maybe ...
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2answers
559 views

Why is martensitic steel used instead of grey cast iron for ATV disc brakes?

Grey cast iron has better thermal properties -- conductivity and specific heat -- lower density, better castability, and better friction than martensitic stainless steel. Why are OEM parts made of ...

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