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Converting Cylinder Compression Specs to Inches of Vacuum

If I have the specifications for cylinder compression can I convert that to how much intake vacuum the engine should be pulling? For example, if I have a 4 cylinder engine that is supposed to have ...
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Brakes smoke on driver side, but only after non-level terrain

I recently had my brakes serviced. Pads and rotors were replaced. Everything seemed fine. Today, I took a 30 minute drive where I applied the brakes significantly on the way back due to hilly terrain, ...
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ECU Diagnostic Port cut off and Check Engine Light disabled

I bought a used 92 Integra ZXi recently. I had starting issues so I took it to a mechanic. He found that the check engine light is disabled and diagnostic port from the ECU has been cut off. A very ...
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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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Is it complicated to retrofit ABS?

I was considering it for my car, as I did an emergency stop today and left a 20m skid mark along the road, as well as attracting a load of attention from pedestrians from the skidding noise! Also the ...
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Mounting bar end mirrors on non-hollow bars?

I bought a CRG hindsight bar end mirror but the CRG adapters and all the adapters I find online seem to be for hollow bars. But the bars on my 12 Yamaha R6 just have a threaded hole for a bolt.
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Read steering angle data in real time

I need to read vehicle steering angle (front wheel angle) data in real time for a research project that I am involved in. How can I achieve that? What HW and SW do I need for it? So far I can think ...
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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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No Sound from one Car speaker

I have an old Impreza 2002. Stereo Receiver died. I bought an inexpensive Boss Receiver from Amazon and also bought a Scosche Wiring Harness that fit my car. Put it in and not getting sound from ...
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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 ...
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Altima 2006 2.5 S Code P0462 = Fuel Level Sensor A Circuit, Low Input Fuel Gauge Is Inop

My fuel gauge does show a full tank when filled, however as fuel is used the gauge will not read accurately. I'm getting the fault code - P0462 Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Low Input Which is ...
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Could very minor impacts have caused electrical problems?

I've recently bought a 2002 Kia Shuma, and a few days ago I went for a 10 mile drive. I'm still learning how to drive, and I bumped into two kerbs, and while parking I hit a wall at low speed, at ...
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What parts/gears should be replaced if taking tranny down?

I have a bad 3rd gear synchro on my 2007 v6 6 speed manual Tacoma, which results in grinding when shifting 2nd->3rd gear if not done super carefully. As I feel confident in my mechanical aptitude, ...
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Peugeot 206 indicator not working properly

In my Peugeot 206 my indicator isn't working. If I indicate I go too the right, the indicator will turn on (with the correspending sound) for about 3 seconds and then it will turn off. If I want to ...
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Battery Drains Every 1-3 Weeks

I have been experiencing a slow draining of the battery for the past 1-2 months wherein the vehicle will be fine and suddenly the vehicle will not start. First thought was the battery, as the ...
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Need to replace valve cover gasket immediately with signs of seeping/leakage?

I have a Mazda 323F 2k Model. I noticed that oil seeps from the valve cover seals/gasket. Before it doesn't drop anything on the garage floor until now. I've observed a few drops after engine stop and ...
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Small Gas Engine Throttle

I have a small gas engine without a (human usable) throttle control system. I want to fix this oversight. I have located the throttle system on the engine, and figured out if I push it one way it revs ...
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Can metal putty be used to repair stripped threads in aluminum castings?

I've been burnt by stripped threads on a couple of occasions now, so knowing that metal putty could be used to re-tap a brand new thread in aluminum would be reassuring. I recently came across Liqui ...
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Causes for engine/oil gunk around bottom of engine bay

My 2007 Tacoma has a lot of engine/oil black gunk around the bottom of the engine bay (below the battery and that area). I'm talking about solid black. Could that be caused by a leaky oil pan gasket? ...
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Urgent! BMW 318i 2007 E90 Heating Up

I've BMW 318i E90 2007 which is heating up after about 2-3 miles and since it has been heating so quick esp in down town and low speeds, I have not had a chance to take it to highways. Now, there are ...
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2005 Civic Lower Control Arm replacement or Bushing?

My Front Passenger side compliance bushing is bad. I can get the bushing for $27, or I can get the entire control arm (including bushing) for $41. Wouldn't it be worth it just to change out the ...
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ISUZU CUBIC mixing oil in coolant

ISUZU CUBIC - CITIBUS ENGINE - 6hh1, 8300cc, 6 Cylinder, No Turbo I have this Isuzu with the above description. It is mixing oil and water coolant. I did not find water in the crankcase but found oil ...
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How to bleed Toyota Tacoma clutch system?

Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Tacoma 4WD v6 6 speed I found this tutorial on pre-bleeding but it is generic (not vehicle specific) and I think there are differences between the cylinder it uses and Tacoma's, ...
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2008 Toyota Corolla - Overheated while idling, coolant full or very slightly low

My car decided to overheat yesterday. It was noticed while we were waiting to pick someone up from the airport. We shut the car off until they arrived. (15 minutes or so) We then drove home with the ...
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How to avoid having air bubbles in clutch line after cylinder replacement?

I am in the process of replacing the clutch master cylinder on my 2007 v6 Tacoma. When I detached the old one, I tried to minimize the leakage of the brake fluid. Once I put the new part in and add ...
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What exactly is OBD Calculated Load?

OBD Calculated Load is defined as: LOAD_PCT = [current airflow] / [(peak airflow at WOT@STP as a function of rpm) * (BARO/29.92) * SQRT(298/(AAT+273))] But when I am in neutral and I open the ...
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Does the size of engine cylinder affect the efficiency?

I mean that, if cylinder have a design in which piston can change its working area alternate. Is there any chance to affect the burning ratio in loss or profit to efficiency?
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Steering wheel vibration at 60+ MPH

I recently purchased a new set of tires for my 2007 Frontier. Capitol Precision Trac are the make. Before I replaced the worn tires my truck never shook and was always smooth no matter the speed. ...
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Current from key to solenoid of starter motor relay

I am considering installing a starter motor immobilizing relay inline with the starter setting of the key and starter solenoid. I recently got a MAH-112-C-4 online. It has a 30A switching ...
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Derbi Cafe 125 stalling when changing to 1st

I have a Derbi Cafe 125. This morning I started the bike up, let it run for a few minutes, changed from N to 1st, and the bike cut out. This happens repeatedly until I walked to work. I then realized ...
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Brakes pads changes and cutting rotors

My brakes started vibrating occasionally when slowing down on highways at high speeds. I have been realizing that the brakes feel low. I went to a shop for an oil change and the mechanic peeked in ...
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How much more slowly do synthetic oils degrade compared to conventional oils?

I don't drive my car very often and in the 13 years I've owned it I think I only ever reached the 5000 mile limit once during a long roadtrip; instead I always end up driving only about 2000 miles in ...
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2000 Honda Civic fuel tank problems

Essentially there are two main symptoms: Fuel gauge: I usually drive about 260 miles before refilling. Lately the fuel gauge has been staying at full for the first 150 miles or so before starting to ...
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Symmetric tyres with tread reversed in each side of the axle

Given 4 symmetric tyres, assume the central tread is set like this, front axle v ^ rear axle v ^ Is this a valid layout ?
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Windshield washer fluid for sticky bugs

Driving at night and in rural areas I pickup a lot of BIG sticky bugs on the windshield. Even with new wipers on the vehicle I often cannot wash/wipe the bugs off sufficiently while going down the ...
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How difficult is it to change the shocks on my 2007 Ford Ranger 2WD

I need to replace shocks for my 2007 Ford Ranger. Is this something that can be done with little skill?
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Car Hesitate Sometimes While Driving

I drive a Honda accord 2005 model v6. Sometimes while driving and I get to slow down or when going up a hill my car hesitates for a while ( small jerk ). What I mean is that, when I remove my leg ...
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Should I put my (UK) Automatic into Neutral at stops?

I have a Vauxhall diesel automatic with electronic handbrake. Which of the following is the best procedure at a red light? Leave in drive, foot on brake Leave in drive, engage handbrake Place in ...
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Using dry moly lube as an alternative to anti-seize

While shopping for some anti-seize for my O2 sensor install, I came across some transmission lube that had me wondering about whether I could use it as an alternative to anti-seize. It appears to ...
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Programming error Buick Enclave 2008

I just installed a brand new PCM on my Buick enclave 2008 gives me the P0602 code, the vehicle does not work, and some tell me it takes flasher PCM? I would like to know how flacher PCM (the stage) ...
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What is Total litres (reserve, usable)15 litres (3.2 litres reserve, 2 litres usable)?

I bought a new bike(Pulsar 150), and while reading its specs in the user manual i found Total litres (reserve, usable) = 15 litres (3.2 litres reserve, 2 litres usable). what does this mean, I assume ...
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Single knock sound when stepping on gas

My mazda 3, AT makes a slight knocking sound when I suddenly press the accelerator pedal, and the engine is at low RPM and the gear is high. e.g. 1500rpm, 4th gear, at 40 km/h ATF Oil was changed ...
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Issues ensuring battery stays charged

('06 Acura TL) Have jumped my car a number of times now. With each jump the car has been hooked up to the other car for about the same amount of time. It seems that there seems to be a direct ...
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How much to replace shocks and struts for a 2010 Chevy Aveo?

I had my safety inspection done today? The mechanic says that my shocks and struts need replacing. In order to prove it to me, he pushed the left tire up and down which caused the thing in the picture ...
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Upsizing a hot rod cooling fan from 7a to 20a

12v car power supply with 160a alternator and 30a relay, will this system support upsizing the cooling fan from 7a to 20a?
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Is there a camera system for cars that can record the front, rear, and inside of the car at the same time? [closed]

I am looking for a camera security system that would provide a dashcam but also be able to: record what is happening behind my car (like a backup camera, except this one would record while I am ...
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Clicking of Brakes

My vehicle was recently in a accident involving a raccon (go figure) and did a lot of damage. I already had it checked out and they said it needed alot body work and possible wheel alignment. However ...
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I have a 2001 ford fiesta that when I brake the steering wheel vibrates up and down not side ways

I have a ford fiesta 2001 model and when I brake the steering wheel vibrates up and down not side ways I have had the alignment done and checked the ball joints and CV joints that is fine as well as ...
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driving my truck when it started shaking and making strange sound

was driving my 1988 ford ranger 2.1L 4 cylinder when it started putt-putting along at slower speeds, even shaking when going slow, also making almost i want to say a scraping noise, like if something ...
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'99 Honda accord sputtering when accelerating and stalling at idle

My car is a '99 Honda Accord (V6). I have been putting mid-grade gas since I got it but I put in regular gas the other day and I believe that's when it started sputtering. It's getting worse now. The ...

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