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There is a huge pile of information about tire sizing around the internet. I'll attempt to summarize its application here. Tires have 3 numbers, which work together to describe the tire's size. The first number is the section width, the second number is the sidewall ratio and the third number is the rim diameter. Section Width The section width is the ...


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You have a leak. If the white smoke is coming from the engine compartment, then you are leaking coolant from radiator, hose or gasket. If the smoke is coming from your tailpipe, then you're leaking coolant into the engine itself (bummer). If it's coming from the tailpipe, take it to the mechanic and bend over. It's going to hurt. If it's in the engine ...


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This might be normal behavior. From the book Auto Fundamentals, pg. 146-147 in the section "Cold Start Aids": During cold startup on some systems, an auxiliary air regulator admits additional air into the intake manifold to increase the idle speed. The auxiliary air regulator is controlled by a thermostatic switch located in the engine water jacket. ...



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