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There are wear indicators on the surface of the tire, they look similar to a drill hole, when it is to the bottom or non existent, the slick is worn out, also check for even wear across the surface from side to side.


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The simple fact is that there are tons of ways for cars to get oil on the engine rather than in the engine. There is engine oil, AC compressor oil, and power steering fluid. Over time, most engines will have some kind of leak. Maybe its a small leak from the head cover gasket or even a cracked PCV valve. It could also be spilled when filling the oil. ...


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Here are the instructions per your owners manual. If all else fails, go back to the manual ... you can almost never go wrong by doing so, especially if you still have warranty left on your vehicle. NOTE: I'll throw some descriptive stuff in along the way to clarify things a little. What @rviertel has written is fairly good, but I have some contention with a ...


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It looks like you got most of the steps there but not all in the right order. Allow car to cool sufficiently so that the oil is not hot. This will make the rest of the job easier. Drive car onto low profile ramps and then block the rear tires so that it does not roll back. Put the car in park or in gear and apply the parking brake. Turn the car off. If you ...


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Yeah. Gotta be way careful with Air Conditioning (A/C) system as well. If the car is facing a particular direction when parked, the sunlight can heat up the Air Conditioning condenser in front of the radiator. Hot in the day, cool at night. With this hot / cold cycle the refrigerant slowly migrates around the system. Unfortunately, your automotive air ...


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What can go wrong, Your battery will go dead, then you will need a new one, full discharge of the battery for any length of time ruins a lead acid battery. Possible vandalism or theft of the vehicle (yes cars get stolen off of dealership lots all the time) Severe weather damage, tornado, hail, flood, etc. No good reason to store it at the dealership for ...


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Get a harbor freight solar security light the biggest one they sell. It has a remote solar collector you can put outside and they produce reasonable amounts of light with a motion detector to turn on when you need it. I don't think you can make one as inexpensive as they sell one.


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My take is slightly different, though related to what has been said. Obviously, LED lighting is the way to go. The reason for this is because the for the amount of light, it uses very little battery to operate (very low power consumption). The problem lies in the fact you need a few LED lights to make enough light to see anything with any real clarity. My ...


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Battery operated flashlights or worklights which share batteries with your cordless tools would be a good option. These will allow you to work on the car even with a dead or disconnected battery. Choosing the right tool will give you either an area light or a focused light. Examples from one manufacturer: Other major makers such as DeWalt and Milwaukee ...


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A "dead" car battery can still have more than enough juice to run things like LED lights, phone chargers, etc. - and lots of us have one kicking round the workshop we haven't got round to disposing of. Sticking one in your boot (sorry, trunk) to take with you is easy enough, and then charge it as far as possible when you get back to civilisation. If you're ...


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There are a number of ways to do this, but the two that come immediately to mind are battery-powered LED work lights. (A quick internet search will turn up many). Two varieties might be of use/interest to you. Some can be powered by the vehicle's battery which is convenient unless you're doing something like replacing a flat battery. Others have their ...


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Simply speaking, a colored plastic powder is applied to the parts with an airgun. The parts are then heated until the powder melts and forms a smooth (up to high glossy) surface. Once cooled down, you have a nice, hard coating. The powder may also be a thermosetting polymer, i.e. it does not only melt above a certain temperature, but also cures. When ...


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Alldatadiy is similar to Mitchell on Demand; some find the interface easier to use. Alldata Some sites that are not necessarily DIY, not free but can be most helpful if one can qualify for membership. I-atn.com: lots of threads on theory and technical discussions. Lots of help requests on specific problems. Membership has some restrictions. Moderate ...



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