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Wheel Spokes: fewer thick vs many thin

Are there any advantages between fewer Thick Spokes and many Thin Spokes? Structurally - Weight - Brake Heat/Cooling - Maintenance/Cleaning? Application will be 17x8 +48 for a performance ...
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Vaxhall Astra H clutch problem

A couple of months ago I noticed some problems starting with the clutch; the pedal became extremely spongy and the biting point was right down at the bottom, expecially on cold starts first thing in ...
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Peugeot 207 “Cam Cover” Letting in Air

I'm getting codes P2196 (A/F sensor stuck rich) and P2270 (O2 sensor stuck lean) and symptoms of hesitancy whilst idling (original question). Took it into the garage and they've identified that the "...
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Bonnet latch bolts for VW Polo MK4

I bought a cat-C VW Polo MK4 that has obviously had some front end damage. The catch that holds the bonnet down is very loose. I'm talking about the part that's actually attached to the bonnet, not ...
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Parking brake alarm will not stop

My husband's 1999 ML430 is on its last legs, and we're trying to sink as little money into it as possible and just get him a better car soon. However, this week, the parking brake alarm won't stop ...
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Vehicle nearing end of life?

Today, my car started overheating (was running perfectly fine for the past month, seemingly) so I checked the coolant and noticed it was practically empty. I brought it to a mechanic, who said that ...
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How do I fix a wrapped seatbelt?

I've got a carseat that has a looped seatbelt and I have fought with it for the last hour. I don't want to send it in, I want to fix it myself. Anyone have any advice?
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Renault Clio II streaky / greasy windscreen

My Renault Clio II has a very streaky/greasy windscreen. It's only apparent in a couple of spots on the glass, but glares in the rain at night. I've tried everything from wipes to sprays and it just ...
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How to Improve Suspension on my bike Honda Shine

My Bike has rear Suspension 3 Step Spring Loaded Hydraulic Shock Absorber & Bike total Weight (kgs) is 122 and its around 3yrs over 90000km run. i didn't feel comfort with suspension as now a days ...
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Ford Figo starting problem

I have 2012 Ford Figo diesel.I recently got the work done for clutch plate and wheel bearing. Now the car is not starting itself. I got it checked by a local mechanic also he said everything is fine ...
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Ford Ranger 1989 2.3 L 2wd intermittent stutter/stall 2k rpm

My Ranger has started to stutter violently and occasionally stall out at around 2k rpms while in drive. It doesn't happen when in park and I rev it up to 2k rpms. It happens in any gear while in ...
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Changed thermostat but now constant leak around thermostat housing

I went to flush my cooling system and change the thermostat on my Mk1 Golf. All went fine until I put the new coolant in. There is a pretty steady leak from the thermostat housing. I've tightened ...
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Radio Head Unit Flickering On/Off

My 2011 Jeep Patriot started having issues with the radio head unit a few months ago. The radio started occassionally cutting out and coming back on a few seconds later. The issue got progressively ...
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What are the temperature ranges for different oil grades?

I was reading up on oil grades in wikipedia and was wondering what the operating temperatures are for the various oil grades. I'm wondering since the area I live in is a pretty Mediterranean climate ...
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Ford Focus steering oscillation at low speeds

Yesterday I bumped my left wheel on a pavement, due to an understeering after accelerating (my bad). I smashed it quite good and I was certain the alignment was off, so I did some tests. No tire ...
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Diagnosing “wrench icon” on 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: will OBD2 scanner help me?

On my 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, I frequently get the yellow "wrench" icon which appears on the LCD screen to the left of the speedometer. On approximately 25%-50% of the trips I take with the car, the ...
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Car was painted with spray paint, is extra work required to provide a professional finished look?

I'm considering buying a car that was recently re-painted with spray paint. I'm unsure why the owner used spray paint to paint the car. This vehicle would be something I would restore slowly over ...
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464 views

Why are gears still grinding after replacing transmission, clutch, and hydraulic cylinders?

Cavaliers are known for transmissions going bad, and my Cavalier's transmission was making a horrible grinding noise going into fifth. Double clutching seemed to be working until it started grinding ...
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What is the difference between a 2T oil and a 20-40 oil

I know a 2T oil is used in 2stroke bikes and its sometimes added with the fuel too. And a 20-40 oil also known as the engine oil is used to reduce the wear tear in the engine. I'm looking for a ...
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What is the normal battery draw for a 2009 Honda Fit?

I know that each make and model varied in battery draw, please tell me what the normal is for a 2009 Honda Fit?
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What is a claw shifted transmission?

How is it different from an ordinary transmission? Is that a comparatively newer technology? If possible also add a few examples of motorcycles and cars which use claw shifting mechanisms. PS: ...
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377 views

Will the brakes wear out more on light braking?

I have a doubt. Will the brakes wear out faster on light braking? On heavy / hard braking, the tires stop faster, which means the brake pads are working for a lesser time. Will this affect / increase ...
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Cruise control not working in 6th gear on Peugeot 5008

Does anyone knows what would be wrong with my cruise control in a Peugeot 5008. It works normally in 4th and 5th gear, but it doesn't want to work in 6th gear.
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Odd sound after tire rotation?

About two days ago I got my tires rotated on my 2005 Chevy Cobalt while I was getting an oil change. This was the first time that the tires had been rotated in at least 14,000 miles (since I purchased ...
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How do Lojacks work? Are there alternatives?

So I was at a dealership recently and of course they advertised the typical Lojack. No doubt I feel these things are useful but it seems the price actually fluctuates (one dealership was selling to me ...
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Minimal set of maintenance recommended for 60,000 mile Honda civic based on prior history

So I have a 2009 Honda Civic and it's getting close to 60k in miles. I know there is a big maintenance that's supposed to be done at that level, and I've been quoted for $400 for it at my local Honda ...
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Do I change my brakes, because I'm trimming my rotors?

I'm resurfacing/trimming my rotors, do I have to replace my brake pads too?
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Fuel meter on Yamaha TZR 50/125

I have my eyes on my childhood dream, Yamaha TZR 125. But, as it turns out, this motorcycle doesn't have any type of fuel meter. And, I'm pretty sure, it doesn't have any sensor for it too.. ...
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air bag light after seat removal repair

I needed to remove the passenger seat to weld a hole in the floor. I disconnected the battery, the wires to the seat and removed it. After re-installing the seat and the battery , my air-bag light ...
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What is the cost of general maintenance on VW Jetta TDI (diesel)

I am looking at purchasing a new, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI car. I have a 35 mile commute to work on pretty much all highway. I want something good on gas mileage, so I heard the Jetta TDIs get ...
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Should my motorcycle wheels be two different size diameters?

I've heard that a larger wheel (diameter) in the front can produce quicker turns on a motorcycle. How much larger should a front wheel be than a rear wheel on a road bike (if at all)? Will this affect ...
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Removing tree sap from exterior?

While camping in hot weather, pine tree sap dripped onto the windows and exterior of the parked car. The drops of tree sap are sticky, and verrrrrry slightly runny. I guess it's easy to remove from ...
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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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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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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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Chevy S-10 blazer misfire

I have a 1997 Chevy s-10 blazer, 2 door LS, 4wd v-6, vortec, 4L60 auto trans, 216,000 miles, not a oil burner or smoker, Whenever I go to climb a steep grade it cannot maintain a steady speed and ...
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On a BMW E46 330Ci, is it necessary to pull the handbrake lever when you're in 'P' mode?

My flatmate drives a 2001 BMW E46 330Ci automatic transmission. I sat next to him while he drove us to the supermarket. When we arrived, I noticed that he only put the gear lever into 'P' and switch ...
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Getting power to phone kit by running a cable through the firewall

I am installing a phone kit in a Toyota Avensis '02. I am trying to get a cable through the firewall to the battery and I'm having difficulty. I saw someone on YouTube getting power from under the ...
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Comparison between spark plugs

Is there an Autolite spark plug available that compares to a Champion J12Y spark plug? I would like to go with an Autolite plug if there is one available which will work. What type of plug would you ...
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Are ignition coils easy to replace on a BMW 318i 2.0L 2007 msport model?

They'll cost me £21.06 each. I watched a video on YouTube that showed a guy clipping of the engine cover and pulling out and plugging in the coils. I'm not 100% sure what BMW model this was but it ...
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Does the Toyota 2000 Camry LE have a cabin filter?

I know it has an air filter for the engine, but I'm not able to find where the cabin filter is, if there is one. -The glove box can't be taken out. -I'm not seeing anything when I remove the velcro ...
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Trying to locate the cause of a horrible scraping sound

Last year at this time, the car (1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX) didn't make any bad noises. :-) Then in the Summer, the left rear wheel bearing failed and turned into a really big deal. When I finally ...
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Oil pressure warning light stays on longer after oil change in BMW 320d E46

I have changed the oil a couple of days ago, and I've noticed that the low oil pressure light stays on longer than normal. Normally, it goes out almost immediately (<1s) after starting the engine, ...
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Cleaning interior of long stored car

Just bought a car which has not been driven and stored inside a garage for several years. How do we fumigate and clean the interior? Part looks like it is leather and part vinyl since some areas have ...
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Fans run all the time

Hi I have 98 Nissan Maxima. I recently changed the thermostat in it and ever since then my fans will stay on, and I am not running the a/c either. Can you please tell me what could be causing them to ...
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Will a 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 reliably run on home distilled alcohol?

I posted a question at a sister site; Why use steam instead of alcohol in Army of Darkness? It is suggested in the comments and an answer that without major modifications the V8 in the Oldsmobile will ...
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How to program a transponder key of a 2000 Toyota Sienna

This is a follow-up question to my previous question regarding the replacement of the ignition switch cylinder in my car. In my 2000 Sienna there is an immobilizer circuit embedded in the switch. I ...
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2003 Honda Civic 1.7 vTec - White Smoke from the tailpipe

I have a Honda Civic 2003 gx 1.7 liter vTec stick shift 4 cylinder. Just today I had to put oil in my car. Drove for about 5 minutes got to a light and when I shifted into first gear a white cloud of ...
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Hit a wall with my car how to remove paint?

Hit a wall with my door handle. What's the best way to remove paint? Thanks
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Kawasaki ZZR600 Model D3 - where is the fuel filter?

I've been looking for the location of the fuel filter. At first I thought it might not have one, and only the Model E ZZR's have one, because there seems to be no explicit mention of it or diagram in ...

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