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Should I use gasoline 87, 89 or 93 on 2016 RAV4 SE

I read many articles online and people have different opinions about this issue. Some say 89 is the best for acceleration. Others say 87 is just fine. I'm worried only about the health of my car. ...
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water leak from under the car passenger side drops of water not smell from the liquid

I have water comming out a pipe under my 2010 plates renault grand senic not smell to it comming from passenger side it is a wee rubber pipe
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Automatic car won't start, steering wheel won't turn, key just makes car click etc - but radio works?

Someone else was in the driver seat and they were trying to drive. At one point I took out the key and when he put it back in the car wouldn't start. This was yesterday and it still won't start. The ...
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Ford Focus with error code P242F (DPF failure)

I have a 2008 Ford Focus (UK) with a 1.6 TDCi engine and 60K miles. This weekend I got error code P242F stating "diesel particulate filter restriction ash accumulation" and the vehicle has gone into ...
3
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5answers
11k views

Hesitation or low power at slow acceleration

Subaru 2004 2l auto tip tronic. It seems to hesitate or have slow or lack of power when you accelerate slowly
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1answer
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What exactly is porting a wastegate and what situations would I want to do it in?

I've seen it mentioned that some people should port their wastegate on their turbocharged vehicles. Usually, this seems to be recommended in some situations where the car is overboosting past the ...
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After new brake rotor installation, white smoke come out of brake system

I installed new rotors and serviced my front brakes. I sprayed both sides of the new rotors with brake cleaner. I lubricated the caliper pins with this brake lubricant. I added the lubricant to the ...
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03 honda civic will not start

03 honda civic will not start. Ran fine night before next day would not start. All lights and gauges came on with out problem but would not start, no clicking, nothing . Tried to jump start and ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to rebuild the batteries of the Nissan Leaf?

I've seen many used Nissan Leafs being offered for a very low cost (as little as $6000 as of 2016), but I'm concerned about the lifetime left in the batteries of those cars. Nissan says that they will ...
0
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1answer
10 views

Toyota Camry CE 2000 Clanking sound

The car started making the sound when turned on and did not stop until turned off. Engine oil was checked and fine. Any ideas on what the problem is?
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Issues with 2003 Ford Focus headlights

The problems started when we found out that my car had no dim lights even though the bulbs and fuses seemed to be perfectly fine, and so were my brights. So the mechanic somehow "jumped" my dim lights ...
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2answers
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Brakes don't work

I have a 98 Chevy Blazer 4.3 liter I was driving down the road coming home when I went to apply the brakes the pedal went to the floor but I did not slow down nor stop I had to use a hill in order to ...
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3answers
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Burning smell and faint white smoke

I have a 1999 Audi A4. Recently there is a burning smell when driving that is noticeable when stopped after driving. At night I noticed a faint white smoke blowing out of the front in the headlights. ...
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0answers
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:::rolls down window::: pardon me, can you help me find [migrated]

I hate to post this here, since it's not about MV's, but the very helpful Paulster2 said there were helpful people here and such and I honestly have looked in dozens of other places for an answer ...
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0answers
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Replacing a boats blown CDI fuse

Just rebuilt most of a 2 stroke jet boat. ( if you need / want any boat details, see: this thread ) Yesterday she fired right up no problem, today she won't even turn over. After some basic ...
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3answers
119 views

How Much Pressure Drop across the fuel filter is normal / acceptable?

I was just curious how much of a pressure drop is usually normal across a fuel filter on a typical consumer passenger car?
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3answers
45 views

Oil burning: differenciate between bad valve seals or piston rings

My Toyota Vitz 2007 burns engine oil. I replaced the PCV valve but it didn't help. As per the answer to my previous question, this could be either due to bad piston rings or bad valve seals. What ...
0
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2answers
18 views

86 ford ranger wont start

For awhile my trucks ignition has been acting up and I would have to roll the ignition. back and fourth several times before it would start but one day I went to crank it and the truck acted like it ...
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1answer
18 views

Hard vibration when idle under 1000 rpm

I have an Honda S2000 2002,137000km. Yesterday, while running on the Track I lost the two spring bolts on the header/tespipe... so the car started shaking badling and caused my aem v2 intake to loose ...
3
votes
1answer
17 views

Brake lights no longer work on a Volvo V70

My car is an old (2001) Volvo V70. Last year I experienced intermittent failures of the brake lights, and it led my mechanic to exchange the break pedal switch. This seemed to work fine for some ...
9
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1answer
110 views

2005 Mazda 3 at warning light at cold start ups

I've noticed recently that my mazda 3 on cold starts would show the at warning light. When I start it, it normally flashes it for a few seconds then disappears. Then when I pull it out of the garage, ...
6
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0answers
18 views

No power but battery, alternator, and connection are good

This involves a company truck, 08 Chevy Silverado. I am not a mechanic or DIY nor do I play one on TV. The problem I am having is that every 2 or 3 months this truck will not start and completely ...
4
votes
0answers
43 views

Car turns off when travelling at high speed

I usually keep a speed of 150-160 km/h (93-99mph) on the highway without any problems whatsoever. However, yesterday I decided to go up to 170 km/h (106mph) and the engine doing around 4600 rpm, when ...
6
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3answers
1k views

Estimate for head removal / reinstall

In changing the spark plugs in my 2000 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L), I sheared one of them (number 3) The ceramic is totally removed, as is the hex nut. The threaded portion as well as the ground electrode ...
2
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2answers
52 views

Which 18-pin automotive connector is this?

What type of automotive connector is on the images below? The last image (from device docs) says "pa66-gf35" which leads me to this Tyco Electronics connector catalogue where this "housing material" ...
3
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2answers
27 views

Oil Change Steps? (check my list) 2014 Impreza

Decided to spend time w/my newly-met dad and do an oil change together on my 2014 Impreza Sport. I told him i want to do the work, myself, with his support. I'm fairly confident and have watched some ...
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3answers
11k views

Why doesn't anyone ever repair an automatic transmission?

I am old enough to have had about four transmission failures spaced over about 40 years and at no time did any mechanic ever offer to “fix” it; the only diagnosis has been a complete rebuild. This is ...
2
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1answer
11 views

1999 Chevy Suburban Sluggish Start

My Suburban started doing something odd on starting before, but I'm not completely sure how to describe its behavior. It get's past the battery part fine when it's starting, and the starter motor is ...
0
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0answers
13 views

Need help to find the amount more for a payment [migrated]

I have been using the given formula to figure out if I got a loan of $7,000 at 7% annual interest, how much more is the monthly payment for a 12-month term than for an 18-month term? 
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1answer
17 views

Vehicle vibrates when driving past 120kmh, this is after doing a routine clutch change on a Opel Corsa 1.4i

I had a new clutch kit along with the cam belt changed in my 2007 Opel Corsa as routine maintainance. The car was driving well all along... even did 160kmh while driving to the mechanics workshop. ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

RPM fluctuation when maintaining speed in high gear

I recently got an oil change on my 2008 Audi A4 Quattro. Now I notice that when I am cruising in 3rd, 4th, or 5th gear (but not 6th), and I am at about 1200 RPM, the tachometer is not stable. The ...
10
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5answers
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Can coasting in neutral damage an automatic transmission?

When I drove a manual transmission, I got in the habit of shifting to neutral on long, shallow grades to save fuel. Now I'm driving an automatic (specifically, a recent Corolla) and still doing it. ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

What Springs do i need to drop 3"

My current springs have a rate of 360lbf/in and unfitted 420cm in length. Fitted to the car they are 350cm in length. What lbf/in do i need so that the car sits 3" lower ? I'm considering a spring ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a Ford Focus 2012?

I currently run a 2012 Ford Focus Zetec which has a radio system built into the console as shown in the picture below. The version I have does not have built in navigation, and I would like to ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Cause of greasy gunk accumulation under exhaust headers

When examining my engine bay earlier, I noticed a large amount of black gunk built up on the bottom part of the engine under the exhaust headers. I removed the exhaust header heat shield and found ...
1
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0answers
17 views

2001 Ford Fiesta Stalling

I've recently bought a 2001 Ford Fiesta Flight 1.3 Petrol, having learnt to drive in a Diesel Corsa. I've noticed that in order not to stall, I have to give it a lot of gas. Whilst I know that ...
3
votes
2answers
133 views

How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a 2000 Honda Accord?

I have a 2000 Honda Accord LX. The radio works but the tape deck does not. I'm thinking about replacing it myself. I'm not looking to spend much on it overall so please let me know if this is ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

How many kms can you use a set of tires for on a car?

I want to get an idea if my tires have worn too quickly or if the level of wear is within a normal range, but when I look at Google I cannot find anything. My example is a small / medium sized car ...
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0answers
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we are looking for 200 hp Yamaha BETX , V6, but could't find it. where can I find this model? [on hold]

how to know the alternative sources for the given product? Yamaha has many originality while the aforementioned outboard motor is not determined in which region is made .
5
votes
0answers
81 views

Car bounces back and forth after shifting

I've been having this issue for a while on my 1999 Volvo V40 T4 manual. Whenever I shift and release the clutch quickly, the car often does a nasty bounce. Let me try to describe it with much detail ...
5
votes
3answers
45 views

How to fix an injector leaking into the manifold?

I suspect I have an EFI common rail injector that fails to hold pressure and slowly leaks petrol into the manifold when the engine is shut down (and possibly while running). I am interested in why ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

What is the correct procedure for removing and replacing the oil pan on a 2006 Corolla?

I believe there is a clog in the oil pan that is preventing me from fully draining it. I'm too cheap to buy a copy of the Hayne's manual for the 2006 Toyota Corolla. The specific information I am ...
2
votes
2answers
26 views

Damage to shocks over speed bump

There was a poorly marked speed bump on the way into the mall and I hit it going probably 15mph over the rated speed. It was a small speed bump (not those humps that induces rocking, ~1 feet in ...
4
votes
1answer
34 views

Where Does My Boats Main Negative Battery Terminal Wire Go?

Just rebuilt most of a 2 stroke jet boat. ( if you need want any boat details, see: this thread ) When I purchased the boat, the thickest negative battery terminal wire was not connected to ...
8
votes
1answer
543 views

Torque spec variance with Anti-Seize

I see a lot of variances with torque specs when a fastener is lubed with anti-seize. Some places say 25% less torque is required for same clamping load, some places say 40% less is required. I'm ...
2
votes
1answer
739 views

Mitsubishi L200 Warrior rear electric window issue

My rear window has stopped working and the interior light in between the front and back seats as well. I can find the interior light fuse, although the interior light by the rear view mirror works. ...
4
votes
3answers
48 views

Create Car Battery Load from Smaller Batteries

I want to determine if it is possible to chain together smaller household batteries to produce the equivalent output of a 12V car battery (temporarily). There is a practical reason for this bizarre ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L engine

Where can I get a wiring diagram for a 1999 jeep cherokee? I am having problems with a couple fuses blowing in the power distribution center under the hood and it causes the check gauges and check ...
0
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0answers
10 views

1991 s10 major engine problems

So I was driving my s10 and it makes a major gas smell and shuts off randomly .but today it was doing its issue and I had the ac on when the car turned off but it was moving and ac running but it ...
0
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0answers
12 views

2013 Subaru Impreza brake noise and vibration [duplicate]

My 2013 Subaru Impreza makes a clunking noise when the breaks are applied suddenly. You can also feel the vibration coming from the floor of the passenger side.

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