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Are More Recent API Oils always “Better”?

The API ( American Petroleum Institute ) provides certifications for engine oil. Such certifications range from SA for 1930's era vehicles up to the current standard SN. The above linked document ...
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Flapping Sound After Brake Change

So I changed my rear pads and rotors on my 2012 Civic EX tonight, first time they've been changed (odometer is at 62,000 and some change). Everything was fine for the first 15 miles or so, but now I ...
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2008 Prius Dead Battery

My Prius' battery is dead. It is in a narrow garage. 1) Can I shift it into neutral and push it out of the garage? 2) Can I open the rear hatch to jump the auxiliary battery in the trunk? 3) Is ...
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2015 jetta on highway in wrong gear

I'm embarrassed to say that I accidentally drove my 2015 Volkswagen Jetta in S gear under the D on my automatic, on the highway. The car was running smoothly, so I didn't notice until I heard a ...
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1990 Acura Integra

I have a 1990 Acura Integra. I'm having a problem with it starting up in the morning. It won't start. I had the battery tested. It;s a good battery. When I go try to start it in the afternoon, it's ...
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1answer
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What do the numbers on motor oil specifications mean?

What do the numbers and letters in a motor oil specification mean? For example: 0w-30 5w-40 10w-20 Which values are better? Also, sometimes there are additional letters and numbers ...
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what could be draining my battery on my Chevrolet Silverado

I need to know what could be draining my battery in my 1997 Chevrolet Silverado
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1answer
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How long after plugging a tire before I test it?

I just plugged a lawn mower tire with one of the rope plugs + rubber cement. How long should I wait before I reinflate and re-test for leaks? Hour, longer?
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Windshield chip - what constitutes “edge” of windshield and can I DIY this?

I have a small chip in my windshield I got today driving home from work. It's less than the size of a dime, with a bit of surface damage and some small cracks (which appear to be subsurface? hard to ...
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Unibody Frame - Straightening Procedure and Limitations

When a unibody frame is bent there is a limitation to how much damage can be repaired and have the frame retain at least some of it's initial integrity. As well, the procedure to actually straighten ...
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Mercedes Benz GL450 Squeaking noise when cold start

I have a Mercedes Benz GL450. When I start the car in the morning it makes a squeaking noise. After driving the car for a few minutes the sound goes away.
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Does “extended wear protection” on lease cover non-perfect “paint blending” repairs? [on hold]

I have a leased car. I turned sharp and hit a curb. A rocker panel was damaged. I had a guy repair it. He did a great job on the metal work, but he fell a tiny bit short on the "blending paint" part; ...
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I have 1990 Acura Integra It wont start in the morning [duplicate]

I have 1990 Acura Integra. It wont start in the morning. Everything turns on, like my radio. The car will not start. In the afternoon its starts right up, what could be the problem?
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1990 Acura Integra - Will not start in the morning [on hold]

I have 1990 Acura Integra. It wont start in the morning. Everything turns on, like my radio. The car will not start. In the afternoon its starts right up, what could be the problem?
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95 Honda civic reset timing [duplicate]

Recently did a head gasket change and once it was done found out the engine didn't want to start anymore. Diagnosed it a bit, and found out the timing was off about a tooth on the cam gear. I was told ...
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New CD Receiver requires the microphone for Bluetooth audio?

I just installed a Pioneer FH-X720BT CD receiver in my vehicle. I did not install the external microphone that came with it as I didn't want a wire hanging around, and I assumed that the microphone on ...
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0answers
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Best way to control engine cooling?

Should I control engine temp with a thermostat or with a cooling fan temp sensor for on/off of cooling fan? I am installing a Tri cross flow alum radiator with full alum shroud and a special 16 inch ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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95 Honda civic timing marks

I have a 95 Honda civic with a d16z6 engine. I was trying to check the timing on the car, and wanted to get the engine to TDC. There were a few marks on the cam gear. There was no up pointing arrow, ...
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1answer
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What does the vacuum hose below the EGR assembly on a 1997 Ford Escort attach to at either end?

I'm trying to figure out what the vacuum hose that attaches to some sort of assembly underneath the EGR on a 1997 Ford Escort with a 2.0 Split Port 2000 engine connects. It is attached to the ...
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1answer
26 views

Transmission not shifting from park

I own a Nissan Maxima 2000. Over the past 2 or 3 days I am observing a strange problem with my transmission. Once I start the vehicle, I place my foot on the brake and try to engage drive, the shift ...
3
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1answer
118 views

Charging battery after a jump start

A friend accidentally let the battery in his car run out by leaving the car lights on. He managed to get it going again with a jump start, but he wasn't sure how long he'd have to drive to ensure that ...
3
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1answer
25 views

VW Mk4 Golf/GTI airbag indicator warning light

My 2002 VW GTI MkIV recently had the airbag warning indicator light turn on. The VW dealership wanted to charge around $600 to fix it. They told me the seatbelt latch was at fault because it had an ...
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0answers
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Oil pressure decresases when I step on the gas

I have a 1982 Mercedes W123 with a 2L gas engine. I have noticed some weirdness with the oil pressure and want to know if this is an indication of a problem. Let's say I am driving at 60km/h and the ...
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0answers
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Semi synthetic oil engine break-in

I've finished rebuilding the engine of my motorcycle (4 stroke 650cc single-cylinder). For now it runned only once varying between 1000 and 2000 RPM for 5 minutes with a couple of short bursts after ...
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1answer
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Can I still drive my car when one of the tires has lower pressure?

I just noticed this morning that one of my tire pressure dropped a little bit. The others are 34psi, but the front right tire is only 30psi, I checked them only few days ago, they were the same at ...
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Will my tyres fit?

I currently have 225/50R16 run flat tyres on my BMW 3 series 320d E90 (2006) and I am looking to get some new alloys. I'm looking at getting 16 Inch BBS SR alloys. They have a width of 7J and an ...
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4answers
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Why hasn't anyone beat the 6:11:13 Nürburgring Record set in 1983? [on hold]

The fastest lap time set at the Nürburgring is 6:11:13, set by Stefan Bellof in 1983. It had 630HP and weighed 850kg. Article on the 956 Nürburgring Lap Times - Wikipedia However, we have ...
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0answers
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Coolant leak - 4g63 sohc 2.0L non turbo

Recently I was experiencing coolant leaks in between the engine block and the wheel on the passenger side. This only occurs after the car has been driven aggressively and once the car slightly ...
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1answer
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What is the Carter Gas Filter for?

I'm confused with this, are there any combustion gasses in the carter and why do they need to be filtered? What is the Carter gas filter, where is it located and what is its use? Is there a way to ...
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2answers
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I accidentally fueled my car with E10 (10% ethanol). What should I do next?

So I have a 2000 Honda Civic LX that is around 130k miles now. In Las Vegas, I put E10 (I hadn't known what it was before this...), and had to get it fixed. The engine light had started blinking and ...
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1answer
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What kind of technology is used to create this “The Self Balancing Electric Motorcycle”?

In this video , the commentator said that the vehicle uses some kind of technology to keep the Motorcycle self-balanced. That means it won't fall over even with an outside impact force. Since my ...
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1answer
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Diesel engine starting / first start of the day problems

I’m new to the forum, and no mechanic, so please be kind! Vehicle in question is a 1999 T35 Renault Master 2.5 D. It has had first start issues since I’ve owned it, with white smoke (un-burnt fuel ...
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1answer
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Clutchless Downshifts Using Throttle Blip on a Motorbike/Sequential Gearbox

This is with respect to non synchromesh, sequential transmission. Ducati along with several after market systems, implement clutchless downshifts by automatically applying a slight throttle to unload ...
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1answer
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A/C on older cars.

I have a 1981 Toyota starlet (kp61) There isn't much online or I'm not looking in the right places. Everything is there but some air ways don't work(only throws air in 1 vent). Which is not even cold. ...
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1answer
16 views

Check Engine Light for bad gas cap [duplicate]

I am just wondering... a friend told me that a faulty gas cap can cause air in the tank.. is that true? also, can that cause the check engine light to come on?
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2answers
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Clock inoperative, 2006 Toyota Yaris

Pictured below is the circuit board of the instrument cluster on my 2006 Toyota Yaris. The clock does not work and an electrician told me that the 4 transistors below were burnt and needed to be ...
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3answers
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Do all 12V batteries produce the same amount of current?

I have a car battery which is roughly 12 V. Sometimes, I will not use the car for a week (I bike instead), and the battery voltage drops to 9.5 V ~ 10 V. This low voltage makes it hard to start the ...
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1answer
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2005 Honda Civic - Oveheating

So my car has been overheating for over 1 year. It overheated during summer or when I went 80mph only. I recently saved up enough money to get the car fixed. I brought it to my mechanic and informed ...
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1answer
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Is this plan to use old 12V battery until it fails a good one?

I have a battery in a vehicle that is running low. It has not failed, but I measured the voltage, and so I know it's running low (11.6V). From what I've read, a 12V battery should really be well ...
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1answer
29 views

Are you supposed to give the engine gas when shifting gears? [duplicate]

I'm learning how to drive manual. When I switch gears, I just stop giving it gas, push in the clutch, select the gear, and let out the clutch. After the clutch is out, I give it gas. This works ...
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2answers
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Engine hesitates and sometimes stalls after filling gas tank

On my car (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan) when I fill up my gas tank, almost immediately afterwards pulling out of the gas station my van sputters, misses, hesitates, call it what you will. The past couple ...
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1answer
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2001 Maxima starts but won't stay running

I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima 3.0L V6 that starts no problem but dies almost immediately. If I give it gas as I start it and hold the idle around 1500-2000 for a few seconds, then ease off, it will stay ...
3
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1answer
44 views

What type of flange is this and what's its application?

I found this flange part in a box of assorted vintage MOPAR parts and can't figure out what its application could be. It sort of looks like a toilet flange for your household commode but I don't ...
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1answer
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Front Driver-side window stopped working

Vehicle: 2000 Chevy Blazer 4WD Issue: Front Driver-Size window button is no longer working. Other Details: I checked all other buttons and electrical related things and they all appear to be ...
1
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1answer
26 views

Do I need to service rear Drum Brakes?

Car: 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L SOHC Automatic I recently rotated my wheels and noticed that the rear wheels make a slight grinding noise. After some research on the internet, I think the issue ...
1
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1answer
12 views

Will not start after new battery was placed

My car (1994 Honda accord) is not starting even after I put in a new battery. When I wiggle the Battery a little, I find that the car will turn half way, with the lights showing the battery and oil, ...
2
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1answer
13 views

Car would start roughly and then coast with cyclic acceleration (foot not on peddle)

For a car I had a few years ago ('96 Cavalier) I ran into an issue where I would turn the key, and the car would shake while starting. After it started I could feel the engine rev in a cyclic pattern ...
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1answer
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Radio stops playing when I change volume

I have bought a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Sedan 4 door car. Recently the radio has started giving problems. Specifically, whenever I change the volume by turning the knob, the radio stops playing... ...
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1answer
312 views

Why don't car manufacturers treat rust-prone parts of a car with rust converter?

I see a lot of trucks with body rust around the rear wheels, and a lot of cars with body rust behind the front wheels and below the doors. I've been looking into trying to repair some rust on my car ...

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