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If you've up a road and completely out of a oil and running from zombies, you can actually use vegetable oil...if absolutely necessary...if you change it immediately... You should choose a high temperature tolerant oil, so avoid olive oil. Canola or coconut would work better.


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Your glow plugs may be bad. "Check Engine" light may also mean faulty glow plug (checked that on 2009 SEAT Ibiza with Ross Tech VAG COM). Faulty glow plugs may be the case, but you can tell that from the way your engine works. If upon start your engine is shaking (not working very stable) or your revs are a bit jumpy, then it may indicate that fuel in some ...


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This should be what your engine oil cooler lines look like in the vehicle: If the oil leak was coming from the block (middle of the vehicle), part #1 should be what they changed to stop the leak. This would be the most likely place for a leak to occur in this system. The lines going forward should carry oil to the radiator, where heat is exchanged. In ...


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Time and time again when improvements are introduced, even minor changes to a vehicles spec, the ultimate end today is fuel consumption. Lower fuel consumption means lower emmissions. When you have a vehicle with say 7 speeds, you will find the engine RPM at 70 MPH on the motorway is down to around 1500 RPM. This slower engine speed allows the engine ...


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There are two main reasons auto manufacturers have started putting more gears into their cars: acceleration and gas mileage. The main purpose of it is to keep the engine in its torque band. This is the area where the engine is working at its most efficient (improved gas mileage) and since it doesn't have to build back up to its torque band after a shift ...


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For a car that has 4, 5, 6 and 7 gear options, if all else is the same, then your top speed will be the same; all that would change would be your acceleration: In each gear you have a range where power is at it's highest. Below this gear speed your power is low (have you ever tried to accelerate in 5th from stationary?) And above it you hit the speed ...


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Replacing a cam cover gasket is a straight forward job to do. Its simply removing the securing set screws, removing the cover(s), cleaning any residue debris from covers and cylinder header, fitting the gasket to the cover(s), and replacing the cover/gasket/screws, tighten evenly and finally check for leaks. If you do not have a compatable scanner for your ...


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It's not just the cover that would need to be replaced. Normally they also have gaskets or rubber seals around them to stop any dirt getting into the engine itself or escaping from the engine. It may be you are being quoted for a cam cover, seal kit, oil and oil filter + labour. What you need to ask for is a breakdown of what the costs are from the ...


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I'm not sure it would be either mechanics fault, mainly because a crankshaft bolt is not something which is attended to during normal maintenance, either in checking or removal. It sounds to me like the bolt may have come lose on it's own (which does NOT happen very often), backed out, and allowed the main hub pulley to become displaced somewhat destroying ...


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You have what in polite terms is known as an intermittant fault. Things like fuel pump or it relay, crankshaft sensor or some other component is failing to operate when warm, or even a loose connection somewhere. What I have had some success with on this type of fault is a data logger. (The RAC would have scanned your vehicle and found no faults.) A data ...


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I live in Canada and I can tell you the wear on starting an engine is greater than idling for a few minutes, guaranteed, especially since here in the winter it can only take 20-30 minutes for your engine to drop from full operating temp down to room temperature if it isn't running, and cold starting an engine means less viscous oil in the crankcase as well ...


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My way is to change the carb on the engine. The bigger the carb the more powerful it gets. This is how it works the more air and fuel you give your engine the more power it makes, but remember if you put a too big carb you might burn the piston, then wish you all the best.



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