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Oil In Spark Wells (NOT Valve Gasket or Seals)

I recently purchased a 2007 Mazda6. 2.3L I4. 81k miles, and it is in great condition. The car runs fine, no symptoms of anything amiss, accelerates and idles perfectly, gas mileage is exactly as ...
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Toyota Celica ST185 problem, doesn't start

Hello i have a problem i own a Toyota Celica ST185 Carlos Sainz Limited Edition. (btw. English is not my national language so sorry for eventual errors). The problem is that car has problems with ...
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Does AC usage change based on blower speed?

As an example, my 2004 Honda CRV has air conditioning that is controlled by three controls: on/off button, blower speed knob, temperature knob. The blower speed knob affects the speed of the blower, ...
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97 Ford Ranger occasionally won't start

It just recently began not starting every once in a while. Not a click, nothing. If I turn the key backwards the radio comes on and I can turn the lights on. Then after a few tries it starts up and ...
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Is my battery draining while car is off?

How much current in amperes is flowing while a car is completely turned off? How long can it sit before battery is drained enough to be a problem?
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Troubleshooting Low Turbo Boost

I'm starting to suspect that the smoke and low power (I'm pretty sure it is not "limp mode" just a lack of enthusiasm) I'm seeing in our 2002 Jetta TDI (ALH engine with Garret VNT-15 turbocharger) may ...
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1answer
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Where does hose out bottom of carburetor on Yamaha yw50ap go?

Where does hose out bottom of carburetor on a Yamaha yw50ap go?
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Meaning of P0245 (16629) DTC on VW ALH TDI Engine

I'm seeing a P0245/16629 – Solenoid Valve (A) for Boost Pressure Control (N75): Short to Ground – code on our 2002 ALH TDI. The solenoid valve controls the boost by moving the vacuum actuator that ...
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Ninja 300 camshaft failure, possible causes?

Back from this post We opened the engine today to do some maintenance and we found the end of the camshaft was damaged, we already have a new one in order but we would like to hear your opinions on ...
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Fiat uno mia 1.1

I am trying to set the distributor on my uno , the mark i made prior to removing it does not line up anymore and I am not able to turn the camshaft for some reason, I tried turning the motor by hand ...
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How To Remove The Alternator From A 1998 Toyota Corolla 1.3 4E-FE Engine?

I need to remove the alternator from a 1.3 4E-FE engine in a 1998 Toyota Corolla, but have ran out of ideas to do it. This is the photo of the alternator in situ: To the right of the alternator is ...
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Preventing debris from falling in engine while changing valve cover gasket

I am about to change the valve cover gasket on a 2002 Ford Focus SE Wagon with the DOHC Zetec engine. I have never done this kind of thing before, and although it seems simple, I am concerned after ...
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Is it possible to tell if a head gasket is bad just by looking at it?

I bought this truck with a blown head gasket. I thought it would be fun to fix it. I just got both heads off but the gaskets themselves don't look broken anywhere. Is it possible the gasket is ...
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1answer
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Stereo Wires Different

My Aftermarket Stereo Doesn't match the colors of my truck. I don't have the Yellow or black wires like as the aftermarket radio has it.
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2answers
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How to refurbish an old motorcycle?

I've picked up an old motorcycle for basically nothing that's been sitting for a while and I'd like to refurbish it and put it in good working condition. It's a fine bike, but has been neglected a ...
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3answers
35 views

Esp not available message

While driving my 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 the message, "ESP not available" keeps showing up. The car slows down immediately and I cannot accelerate since it wont take any gas. I have to shut it down ...
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1answer
48 views

Longer crank time

Today I noticed something strange with my car. I was at a gym studio when I turned the key and I noticed it took a few "er er"'s longer before it started. As anxious I am about my expensive toys, I ...
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What is gained with “performance” spark plug wires?

When heading to the store to pick up a new set of spark plug wires, I found three products at this particular shop: Product #1: Price: Cheap Boots: EPDM Core: Suppression Insulation: EPDM Max Temp:...
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1answer
43 views

How to leak down test a cold engine?

I'm thinking of doing a leakdown test on an engine before I install it in my car. Of course the problem is that the engine will be cold and things won't seal the way they do when they are hot. So how ...
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2answers
69 views

Engine tap/knock/noise after a few seconds of starting

1998 I6 - 4.0L All stock ~175,300 mi 13.8 mpg - mostly city A few months ago, I began to hear a noise that sounds similar to a diesel engine, which begins a few seconds after starting the cold ...
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1answer
29 views

What voltage does the ECU need?

I am tracing the operation of the ECU. I want to supply it with current but what is the ECU voltage input that I should supply?
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0answers
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How to choose between mild and agressive clay “cut”?

I've seen various clays or clay like products listed with different types of "cut" like mild or aggressive, fine or medium. What are the uses for these different "cuts" and how would I choose which ...
5
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1answer
44 views

Focus ST 2.5 MK2 - Cambelt changed, super charger noise when giving throttle

I took my vehicle in for the cam-belt service drove back home and noticed this whine/supercharger noise which increases in loudness when I press down on the throttle. I suspect the cam-belt is too ...
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1answer
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Installing Moog stabilizer / sway bar links on 2002 Ford Focus

I am installing both front sway bar links on my 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I ordered a pair of "MOOG K80066 Stabilizer Bar Link Kits". They did not come with any instructions, and I am totally new to ...
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Safe jack / jack stand points for 2002 Ford Focus

I have a 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I want to place jack stands on the welds on the side of the car beneath the front and rear doors, but cannot fit both the jack and stands there. So I want to jack ...
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0answers
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2000 Honda Civic SiR turbo sputter and stalling

To start I have a lot of deletes and tuned ecu on a B18 bottom end with B16 top. Turbo has been set to cut out at 5psi on the ecu. I have a good feeling it is something fuel as I am having problems ...
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1answer
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Is my voltage regulator really bad?

Yesterday, my wife's car (a 2009 Toyota Sienna AWD) wouldn't start, and this came clear out of the blue. A jump fixed it. We let the car sit idle for a good 30 minutes, and it was able to start up ...
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1answer
44 views

What are all the holes on an engine block deck surface?

I want to know what are all the holes for on a engine block deck surface? I Know some are to help with putting the cylinder head on and others are to bolt the head down. But what are the rest?
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1answer
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Will any Gasket Work on a Ford L4 Engine?

I want to know would any Ford L4 Gasket work on any Ford L4 Engine? Are The parts interchangeable or do different L4 Ford Engines have different variation and if so how many ? Also just as a side ...
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Why does the Air Conditioner compressor cycle on and off even when it is hot in the car?

I have a 20 year old Subaru wagon, and the A/C seems to work fairly well except when it is extremely hot outside (> 100 F / 40 C - which happens a lot in the summer here). What I wonder about is that ...
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1answer
27 views

2010 Hyundai Tucson Intermittently Stalling After Starting

My wife drives a 2010 Hyundai Tucson. Back in March or April it died on her while starting it up. It cranked fine, ran for 5-10 seconds, and then stalled. She was able to then start it up again and it ...
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5answers
2k views

What happens if I change the oil when the engine is cold?

I have always changed the oil in my vehicles with the engine hot, because the manuals always say to let the engine reach normal operating temperature first. Oil change instructions all over the ...
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votes
2answers
524 views

Why don't cars have a cylinder head with separate barrels?

Most if not all cylinder heads are one big block. Why don't some car manufacturer use a single cylinder head for each cylinder? What are some of the biggest drawbacks of this type of method? This can ...
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votes
2answers
79 views

When idling, AC does not work and engine overheats. What's the cause?

I drive a 2013 Chevy Sonic. Basically, the air conditioning does not blow cold air if the car is idling, only when in motion. It seems to blow the coldest during long periods of driving fast, such as ...
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votes
1answer
38 views

Noise disappears when depressing the brake pedal but appears otherwise

My car has a weird noise that disappears as soon as you press the brake pedal. When you lift it the noise reappears strongly and then fades slowly. I have a link to a video video showing this noise. ...
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votes
1answer
29 views

How can I resolve my mileage and CHECK ERROR on my meter?

My car (santro club) is giving check sign on my meter but when I press the accelarator it went away, as i release my foot it comes again. 2ndly, i am using 45/80 R13 tyre size and my mileage is 11km/...
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votes
1answer
89 views

What is the cause of this strange engine noise and white smoke from the engine?

My car has a problem the engine whistles (Hard to better describe it) white smoke comes out of the engine beneath the fuel filter Two different mechanics could not understand what's happening I ...
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0answers
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Jeep Wrangler Sahara (86,600kms mileage)-Oil change

Is it okay to mix Mopar 5W-20 with 1.5 liter of Total Quartz 5W-40? Driving in the middleast
12
votes
1answer
647 views

Tightening Stud Without Bolt Head

What would be the best way to tighten a stud without a bolt head? It essentially looks like this. I need to tighten it to a specific torque(4 of these have nuts tightened on them to hold the tire of ...
3
votes
1answer
36 views

How good are clay bar substitutes for “claying”?

I was checking out various different clay bars and ran across this Nanoskin product with quite allot of good reviews which is supposed to be an easier substitute: I was wondering if anyone here had ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Why is my car losing power when accelerating?

I have Skoda Fabia 2002 with manual gear and over the past few days I find the car losing power when accelerating fast. When I push gas pedal to accelerate quickly (in any gear) I hear the engine ...
5
votes
3answers
61 views

Will towing a trailer hurt my 2008 Subaru Forester?

I'm getting some mixed advice about towing with a Forester. We are considering buying a small popup camper, and also maybe a small utility trailer. The camper would be for there-and-back trips, not ...
3
votes
1answer
46 views

What is the difference between an inner tail light assembly and an outer tail light assembly?

I'm trying to replace a passenger side tail light assembly (well, actually only the red plastic is broken, but that doesn't seem to come separately) for a 2015 Impala, and I see parts sites listing ...
3
votes
0answers
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2000 Buick Regal Heater/Air Malfunctioning

Background I have a 2000 Buick Regal. The Heater/Air Conditioner runs erratically. Sometimes when set for air conditioning it will blow hot air out on both passenger and driver sides, sometimes ...
4
votes
2answers
72 views

Are there some kinds of modern car, which cannot be bump-started?

Over the weekend I had a situation where a 2010 VW Golf Diesel had a flat battery. I had a nice long but gentle hill to let it roll down, so I attempted a bump start, which didn't work. When starting ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

Why do I connect the positive and the negative to the battery on a boat?

My trolling motor for my boat has a black and a red connection. The red goes to the positive on the 12 volt battery. The black goes to the negative on the 12 volt battery. Could I connect the black ...
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votes
3answers
95 views

Please help with my Intake for Opel Corsa 2014

I have an Opel Corsa D 1.4 turbo. I have bought a Conic Air Filter, but I need to know what I can do to make a better installation. I don't think that I have a good one, because is too close to the ...
7
votes
3answers
425 views

How important is it to clay before polishing and waxing?

I've seen a number of mentions of "claying" before polishing, with some people swearing that it's an absolutely necessary step before polishing, while others seem to get good ( or at least pretty ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

brake problem with my 2000 chevy blazer [duplicate]

2000 chevy blazer, brakes pump up good with engine off, but pedal falls to the floor when I start the car
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votes
1answer
38 views

Malfunctioning Ambient Temperature Gauge - 2004 Subaru Forester

I own a 2004 Subaru Forester XS with 102,000 miles on it and required service and inspections just completed. Now the Ambient Temperature Gauge keeps malfunctioning - often sticks at 77; after a ...

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