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I would say that 2 hours on charge will not charge the battery sufficiently. Leave it on for 24 hours at least. A 100AH battery will take 10 hours at 10 amps, 20 hours at 5 amps, and my smart charger goes at only 2 amps (initially at least) when the battery is flat, so 50 hours if at 2 amps!


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All of you are misinformed regarding Top Tier. Top Tier requires that every single location in a company's retail brand portfolio contains additives in sufficient quantities and of a certain chemical makeup to be considered TOP TIER. This is accomplished usually by an additive injection system at the terminal level that mixes in the requisite amount of ...


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This is typically the result of one of 3 things. Low coolant - coolant is low, so it is not circulating through the heater core Bad heater core switch/valve - There is a valve that controls how much coolant flows through the heater core. You might be able to watch this as someone adjusts the temperature setting in the car. Clogged heater core - The ...


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I can't answer all of your questions but I can tell you there are no recalls on OEM parts. There is a single recall on the vehicle related to aftermarket brake parts from several manufacturers. This post has excellent guidance on what to check when procuring a new used vehicle. Most dealerships will allow you to take the car to a mechanic in order to get ...


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Given that the fan works fine, just that cold air isn't blowing, there are two things that spring to mind. You're out of refrigerant Your compressor has gone bad Refrigerant leaks even if you have a sealed system. This is normal, don't freak out. You should get it refilled with refrigerant if this is the case. You can check this is the case by looking ...


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The two things you mentioned will help keep your leather looking good for a long time. I had leather seats and never did any maintenance and they began to dry and crack after several years. So the leather moisturizer is a very good idea.You can get several flavors of this from auto parts places. I have no data on which ones are better. Without this you will ...


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A simple way to check that the compressor is working would be to try it out on your spare tire first. If you have one.


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This page from 'Honest John' shows the MOT pass rates (UK roadworthyness test) for various cars, broken down by make and model, and then by category (i.e. what failed), although they seem to be a couple of years old - 2013 being the most recent results. That's taken from the government database, so is likely to be the most comprehensive, at least from a UK ...


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The main problem would be the battery, as already pointed out. In low temperatures batteries tend to lose power, and for batteries near the end of their lifetime this means that you won't have enough current to turn the engine. Another problem would be the wrong oil chosen for the engine. Oils have grades based on their viscosity in certain temperatures - ...


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Ice Probably the most common problem that people have is when their car is parked in a moist environment below degrees, resulting in ice forming on some or all of the windows. To resolve this problem, see this answer. Battery Another problem that is quite common (this happened to me recently), is if you have a car with a car battery that is in poor ...


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Batteries perform better when they aren't cold so often the first time a battery fails is when it is cold so if you could heat it up a bit it would probably start the car. This may be way cars mysteriously start after sitting in the sun for a while. Also it may be harder to turn over a cold engine than a warm one so it would require a greater current draw. ...


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You asked It's completely stuck! What should I do? @paulster2 has very salient points I believe through experience there is a very high likelihood that the piston is cocked in the bore of the caliper. My suggestion is that you pop it out of the caliper and inspect the seal and the bore. Many times we do more damage than we undo. A cocked piston is ...



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