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If the screw was just screwed into fibreglass, then a simple fibreglass patch is all you need. Cover the hole, and then once it has set, drill a pilot hole and fit the new screw. Alternatively you could use a couple of washers and a bolt, rather than a screw. Because this is not a high load, and is hidden in normal use, you don't need anything that clever ...


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It isn't very plausible that the battery was hooked up backwards. I believe what the mechanic was trying to say is that when the jump was attempted, the jumper cables were put on incorrectly and damaged everything. This sounds more than plausible to me. I'm not sure how you applied the jumper cables, but it can be done wrong very easily, especially if you ...


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Paulster is right that coolant could be leaking into the cylinder rather than into the crankcase. This would explain no milky dipstick. But your mechanic said you only had a pin hole leak in the head gasket so I'm wondering how much coolant could leak out of such a small hole and cause so much coolant loss. One idea I have is that perhaps your water ...


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You can obviously make any mods you like to a car, but they are not likely to be sanctioned by the dealership. Dealers will not want to sell this sort of thing for a couple of reasons: It will be a security risk It may invalidate your insurance It is likely to be a custom install That said, technically it's an easy mod - you fit a locking system that is ...


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According to this website: There is no onboard programming procedure for this vehicle. This vehicle requires special equipment be connected to the vehicle to program the keyless remote. Try a locksmith before the dealership, they are usually 50% the cost. You'll have to purchase a replacement key/fob (or two) and then take it somewhere to have it ...


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My subaru does this in winter if i turn the steering wheel before warming the car up. As above, it could be problem with your power steering pump, or fluid. It might also be your car is idling too low. Turn your wheel, and the pump kicks in, using the engine + pulley to power it. You're putting a load on the engine when all it wants to do is idle... ...


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The 1998 XL650 has a fuel petcock that has a safety feature on it, as do many other bikes of the gravity feed carb era from about 1980 to present. Since you are running an XR650 you should not have the vacuum line. There is a vacuum line that runs from the manifold side of the carb to the petcock on the XL650. When the engine is turned over and creates ...


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The Honda Shine does not have a high amperage output stator like a larger motorcycle, think goldwing. As Paulster2 so aptly put, less resistance in the wire the more amperage or 'flow' you get. Taking that into consideration. If you can increase the gauge of wire feeding your headlights you could go with your option number 2, which is to put a 60/55 ...


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Ive been a mechanic for 15 years and will tell you that you can go by the oil life indicator, but Ive always recomended changing oil every 3k miles. It never hurts to change the oil and in some cases if your engine does use a little oil then your more likely to not run it low. Of course always check the oil frequently. Also a good rule is always give your ...


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Having just about the same issue right now. 2006 honda civic - crazy cold outside, recently installed viper remote start. Had my battery going while I waited to be picked up & it died. Started popping up with the immobilizer key symbol ever since. Remote start won't even work. Best Buy is telling me to go to the honda dealership.



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