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2answers
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Why use a 12-cylinder engine over a 8-cylinder engine

When I look at Laborghini Veneno and compare it for example to the Ferrari 458 Italia I can see that Lamborghini used a V12 while Ferrari placed a V8 inside the 458 Italia. I wonder why Lamborghini ...
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1answer
42 views

Timing chain cycle vs. sprocket marker position

I reinstalled the timing chain on my V6 Tacoma as per the Toyota official spec and the Haynes manual. I made sure that the marker notches on the intake camshaft sprockets line up to the marks on the ...
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0answers
10 views

Dealer can't program new ECU for 2001 Mercury Cougar because of transmission type

I brought the original ECM in to order a replacement, put it in myself, and then towed the car to Ford. Now they are saying they can't program it because the computer is for a manual and my car is an ...
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1answer
28 views

Having starter issue

My starter motor is good, I can jump the solenoid and start my truck. Why isn't it working from the switch which was working before I put a new starter motor on?
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2answers
38 views

Motorcycle transmission occasionally pops out of gear

I'm having an issue where the transmission will occasionally downshift by itself during a fast acceleration. I have a 2005 Suzuki Vstrom 650 and it's been a great bike so far. At pretty high revs, ...
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1answer
11 views

1999 GMC Safari Shocks

I have a 1999 GMC Safari 2WD that has 160k on it. I need to replace the shocks on it. Does anyone know how to do this and have a recommendation on the type of shocks I should install? I only drive ...
4
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2answers
41 views

Is it necessary to maintain antifreeze to water ratio?

I had my radiator cleaned and flushed yesterday. The mechanic who did the work advised that pure distilled water is better than using mixture of water and coolant. I checked the manual and it just ...
2
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0answers
19 views

Inconsistent warm engine tick sound in 2013 F-150

I'm the original owner of a 2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7 which now has 30,000 km. After the last oil change, the engine is making an inconsistent tick sound when warm and also vibrates a little. The ...
3
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1answer
64 views

A/C Compressor not turning on?

Trying to diagnose an issue with my wife's 2001 Honda CR-V air conditioning. First off, the A/C gets down to 50F when car is running idle for several minutes, so it's not too bad ... however on hot ...
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20 views

Can I fix the radio that quit working after a jumpstart?

my friend jumpstarted another car with hers. After the jump the radio in her car has not worked. Anything I can do to troubleshoot ?
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1answer
33 views

'95 Chevy Blazer suddenly refuses to start

While driving my '95 Chevy Blazer (4.3L V6) on the highway, I pulled off to use a rest stop. The engine was (and has) been running/starting well, and upon returning to leave, the engine would not ...
2
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1answer
41 views

Shifter(auto) stuck in park and override won't work

I have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma TRD that won't shift out of park. I just came back from a 3-month trip and went to drive my truck somewhere but it wouldn't shift out of park. This has happened before as ...
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1answer
44 views

I have a car drive-train question. [closed]

I have a car drive train question. I'm looking at used SUVs since my last car died 3 months ago (20 yr old Honda Accord), specifically looking at vehicles like the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.I know AWD ...
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1answer
53 views

Automatic: revs dropping then stalling when stopped at lights

Kia Sedona 2012 automatic. Drove 180 miles on a full tank of fuel without any problems. Started the car the next day and it didn't start cleanly but did eventually. Was waiting on the drive with the ...
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0answers
42 views

Losing power on acceleration and top end speed

I have a Big Boy GPR 250. When I ride the bike, I can feel a clear lack in power when accelerating. Also, revs are very low when riding at top end. I've also noticed my top end has lowered by 20kmph ...
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1answer
33 views

How do I find the manifold absolute pressure sensor on a 1998Honda Accord

Where is the manifold absolute pressure sensor at on a 1998 Honda accord? I have tried looking on YouTube but haven't been able to find anything.
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0answers
31 views

Hauling a motorcycle cross country — more or less wrong ways to do it.

I need to haul a 425 lb KLR650 motorcycle from Hoboken NJ to Oakland CA. I'm on a budget so I'd like to do this as cheap as possible (under $200 is great, maybe $500 max). I have a 1996 B4V VW TDI ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Acceleration lag

Just bought an MG ZR 2.0TD when I start the car I have to slowly rev car until revs start moving properly before pulling away. This happens every time I start the car even when I do a long drive turn ...
0
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1answer
18 views

Ford Ka 2006 revving on it's own

I've a we Ford Ka 1.3 2006. On first inspection no water in radiator, took two litres. Started it after few minutes. It started revving the nuts of it's self. I have not done any other tests as yet ...
3
votes
3answers
55 views

After five years in garage diesel car wouldn't start, what should be done?

One of my friends left his car in the garage since five years back and he has lived abroad since then. He left it with a full tank(its a diesel), and it ran perfectly well back then. Now he's back and ...
3
votes
1answer
36 views

Building a custom car

I'm curious, is it possible (and how hard would it be) to build a custom car with an engine from a different brand than the transmission? For example, I'd get an old V12 Mercedes engine (with two ...
2
votes
3answers
44 views

Does draining a battery typically leave it in a state that it won't take a charge?

My son borrowed a car and the battery seemed fine, car started fine every time. However it died after my son left some overhead lights on in the car overnight. We jumped it, and he drove about 20 ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Maruti Suzuki Swift Check Engine Light On And Engine Coolant Temperature Needle stay at 'C'

My Swift VXI has developed a condition. I have started to see the check-engine light on and the Engine Coolant Temperature Needle stays at 'C' after starting the engine. Engine gives a growling sound. ...
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1answer
53 views

Quick Oil Change place overfilled my BMW Z3

Just got this car, a BMW Z3 3.0 from a Tampa dealer and have not even had it 10 days and Check Engine Light came on. I wanted to get the oil changed to full synthetic just in case it wasn't and ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Putting a Different bumper on my car

Okay so i have a ford fiesta zetec mk6 1.4 orange and just wanted to know if I could put a ford fiesta s bumper on my car because the zetec s bumper looks a bit more sporty then mine and mine has a ...
4
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2answers
437 views

Parking a motorcycle with hot engine

I have a question regarding my motorcycle (Yamaha FZ8 - 4Zylinder 800cc). At the weeksend I was driving through a town. It was very hot outside and I parked the bike. The coolingwater-temperature was ...
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0answers
10 views

Overheat issue in front panel, pedals and shifting gear (Ford Mustang 2004 v6)

Mustang Lovers: Since a few days ago, I started to feel certain overheating from the front panel, through the pedals and the shifting gear.... I have a Ford Mustang 2004, v6, manual 3.8l, and I would ...
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2answers
33 views

mazda mx5 or toyota mr2? [closed]

Before anyone downvotes, this is related to maintenance and repair >_> Im at the point where I can afford either a mazda mx5 or a toyota mr2 (budget of about £2000) iv'e owned about 5 cars in the ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How does FWD moves rear wheels without skidding [duplicate]

In a RWD vehicle the rear wheels have a differential and the front have ackermann steering or so, that prevent both the front and rear wheels from slipping, but in a FWD the differential is part of ...
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0answers
32 views

Acceleration problem, but only immediately after stopping

Symptoms: The following applies mainly when accelerating from zero speed at 1st gear in RPM below 2500. Above that RPM range, there is no problem (then acceleration is assisted by turbo-compressor). ...
1
vote
3answers
152 views

Strange steering problem

I drive a 2001 Renault Clio 1.4 16v. It was bought second hand in 2006 and it came with aftermarket 14" rims. About a month ago I had to replace my tires, and the guy from the shop just happened to ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

BMW 320i Gearbox lubricant replacement

I own a BMW 320i series 1997 model, ever since i bought it from its first owner i took it in for service two times but to my surprise the mechanic did not replace the gearbox lubricant/oil. I would ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

oil in my radiator

I have a 95 f150. pretty much everything is original on it. I now have oil in my radiator but. looks like thick poo when I took the cap off. but when I checked my oil other than being a quart low the ...
2
votes
1answer
26 views

Damage from the Brief No Oil Pressure after Oil Change on Start Up

I was taught to fill the oil filter most of the way when doing an oil change. Usually, by the time I put the oil filter back on, I'm pretty annoyed and just put the empty filter on. I do put a light ...
2
votes
1answer
43 views

Milky Oil in the radiator - Mazda 323

My vehicle has oil in the radiator and I have checked the head gasket matter fact I replaced it with a new one and there still is oil In the radiator may I ask what could be another reason for oil to ...
4
votes
2answers
267 views

Is it dangerous not having air conditioning cabin filter?

I'v got a Hyundai Accent 2005, recently I removed the ac filter because it was too dirty and the air didn't feell well but I couldn't buy it because of work, I have 6 days without the ac filter and I ...
3
votes
1answer
56 views

Is vibration for a new clutch job normal?

I have a 2005 Toyota Camry (Manual Transmission). My clutch died on me last week - couldn't accelerate. I had the clutch replaced at a local mechanic. Now when I start the car off in first gear the ...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

Battery terminal connection issue

I have a dodge caravan 2012 and I recently got an electronic anti-rust device installed. 3 weeks after, I experienced a first problem. I started the engine then it stopped after 2 seconds. I ...
2
votes
2answers
72 views

How Much Liquid Can I Put In My Cylinders Safely?

I wanted to do a little bit of a "scientific" test to see how well a homebrew seafoam type mixture will dissolve carbon deposits on the cylinder crowns. I thought of simply taking the plugs out and ...
5
votes
2answers
245 views

Reboring a cylinder: compression ratio of new piston

I'm going to have the cylinder of my 2004 TT600RE motorcycle rebored (because it's damaged, not to increase power). The manual says the piston size is 95mm and the compression ratio is 8.5 : 1. I'm ...
3
votes
1answer
32 views

vauxhall corsa 2003 no power

I have a 2003 vauxhall corsa that lost all power. I've recharged the battery (now 12.5 V) but when I connect the terminals a whirring sound(like a fan) comes from a small box to the front left of the ...
7
votes
2answers
793 views

Music stops playing when pressing the clutch down

In my car the music of my car radio stops playing almost every time when I press the clutch. It does not always stop, but probably in 80% of the cases. It never stops when I do not press the clutch. ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

What does it feel like to drive an unloaded RWD Japanese pickup truck in the wet?

pickup trucks are designed to carry heavy load at the back and can be RWD or 4WD. RWD is significantly cheaper and lower maintenance hence attractive. However an unloaded RWD pickup has next to ...
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vote
1answer
14 views

VW T4: Which spare bulbs do I need to carry with me?

In some European countries, such as Croatia, you're required to carry a set of spare bulbs for all lights required by law with you. Since I'm not that much into cars, I'm really unsure what spare ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

How often to change oil change if vehicle gets under 1500 miles per year? [duplicate]

For non-synthetic oil, how long can you go without changing the oil if you regularly only use a vehicle a couple times per month, for 30 miles per drive? That's a total of only 1000-1500 miles/year, ...
1
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0answers
25 views

How long will a 12V vehicle battery last if vehicle not used?

Without using a battery charger, about how long will a 12V vehicle battery last while sitting connected in an unused vehicle? In other words, how often do you need to drive a vehicle in order to keep ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Muddy bass on my 2014 Honda Accord Coupe w/7 speaker system

The bass on my Accord is really muddy and indistinct. I'm thinking of replacing rear deck speakers and subwoofer, but I am also wondering if this will have any effect, i.e. would I be wasting my money ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

Ford Explorer Weak Air Flow Defrost/Air Conditioning

My 2002 Ford Explorer developed a weak defrost late in the winter (I don't drive it all that much) and now in summer the air conditioning has a very weak air flow -- doesn't cool anything. I'm sure ...
2
votes
0answers
20 views

Integrating Fast OBD Readings and GPS

I'm working on a project to look at fuel consumption on different roads and I need the OBD reader to log the GPS coordinates every time it takes a reading. I'm looking at instantaneous fuel ...
2
votes
3answers
41 views

Popping Sound when A/C is on - 2009 Kia Rio

I've noticed that, when I first start my car, there is an intermittent popping or clicking sound coming from up near the engine (sometimes it almost sounds like a very quick burst of air escaping a ...

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