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As a general rule of checking three thing, Battery, anything that is rubber(serpentine belt, tyres) and the fluids(oils, coolant). Battery: Even if you disconnect the battery it cannot retain all the juice inside forever and it will drain eventually, this will reduce its life. Engine: Your various belts and wires can get corroded if not used over a long ...


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If it runs out of fluid it will need to be replaced, because it will destroy itself rapidly (probably preceded by a loud grinding noise). In the meantime, as long as there is sufficient gear oil to wet the gears it will be fine. As for severity, it is common for differentials to develop a "seep" around the front seal where the drive-shaft connects, or the ...


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Friends say that sitting unused for longer time is not good for the car and it should be used at least once per two weeks. Is it true? This is absolutely true. The biggest thing to worry about here is dried out seals. When a seal (like an engine rear main seal and differential seals) are left unused for long periods of time, the dry out. When this happens ...


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The simplest thing to do is to phone the dealership, ask them to give you the part number for the wheel bearing, and then do a google search for that part number, or go to your favourite online shop and enter the part number into the search box. Part numbers are unique to a particular car or range of cars.


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It is a ground, and as Digital Lightcraft "Ground Bolt" sounds reasonable. The picture below show another view from the same car. You can see from the picture that it is indeed a terminal that's bolted to the chassis.


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If you are in a high humidity area, I would: Coat the part in WD-40 (at least pieces which are made of or have exposed metal pieces). Put them into a large Zip Lock Style Vacuum Storage bag along with ~six oxygen absorbers Vacuum out the storage bag Place bag on the shelf and leave it alone. You may want to put something around the part so any sharp ...


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As @DucatiKiller said, weight is a major factor. With ever-increasing safety standards that need to be met, car weights are constantly increasing. Making as many weight savings in as many areas as possible is a major reason here. Cars are getting more efficient, with smaller engines, so the cars need to be as light as possible. Then there's cost. ...


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There are a lot of sites that have reliability statistics about vehicles. I think msn.autos list common problems and typical costs for the repair of those problems. One big factor is the price of the parts. Parts for vehicles that were produced in large numbers are generally cheaper. So you should expect parts for a Nissan GTR to be more expensive then a ...


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If you are looking for a reasonable price and original (used) quality, I would try a pick 'n' pull type of place. Are you sure that the armrest is made to come off of the door panel? There may be a reason they only sell the door panel ...


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Motorcycle parts aren't very standardized across manufacturers I think going so far as to make crankshafts interchangeable isn't a sign that a manufacturer cares about standardization though. A crankshaft is a central component of an engine and can drive rider feel, power delivery and performance of the vehicle. There are some manufacturers that are ...


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With a flat thin small screwdriver, you should be able to wiggle under it and pry up a little bit, then move to the opposite side of the same fastener and do the same thing. Working back and forth should bring it off of the pin without issue. The fastener thing may end up a little bent, but as long as the pin is okay, I'd suggest you'd be in good shape. This ...


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As long as the part you are buying is CAPA Certified, you can be guaranteed it will have the same level of fit and finish as an OEM part. Certified Auto Parts Association (CAPA) is an independent testing organization which does just that for vehicle parts. As long as it is certified, you are guaranteed the part will work just like the original. All you ...


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The cheapest option would be to polish the current light housings. You can get a kit at walmart of at any auto parts store that will allow you to turn foggy (but in otherwise good condition) headlights into much, much clearer lenses. The kits cost $15 to $20, and basically require you to use your drill, some paste, and possibly some water, to wet sand the ...


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The Octavia has the same 1.6 MPI engine as in the Volkswagens so, technically, pretty much all the tuning options available to them are available to you. Given the 10.5:1 compression ratio, however, I would recommend that you keep your expectations low. There isn't a lot of room for the casual tuner. The vendors that I've found generally cite an ...


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I would believe most body shops will do the work with you bringing them the parts. I recently had to replace the bumper on my Mo-n-Law's car. I bought one online, took it to the body shop, they painted it, and I brought it home and installed it. They charged me a set price for getting it painted. There was no issue with them doing this. Since you said the ...


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As Nick stated, try and get one of the same value. If one of the same value is not available, you can always go up in CCA/ah, but never go down. Vehicles are spec'ed with a certain battery because that is what it needs to operate the starter to get the engine going. With a lower CCA/ah, you run the risk of dragging the starter, which can cause it damage. The ...


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It looks like you can tell by the vin. It appears to be asking engine code - that's the eighth digit. See if it matches the R or T shown in the part description there, and that should give you your answer.


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If you're in a city those DIY car wash places with the coin-op power-sprayers recycle and filter all their water. so that's a good place to clean the outside of your engine. most places that take waste oil will also take dirty solvents I don't know what the best solution for contaminated paper towels is landfill, incinerator, or something else.


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A - You can replace the seals in the pump if your pump is leaking. I've never done this on a Subaru, but this link should help: http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/showthread.php?t=123004 B - I checked at my local Subaru dealer and their price for parts only would be $370 plus tax. Maybe your dealer was including installation? C - As far as the reliability ...


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Answer in progress. California Consumer Protections Although California Civil Code (section 1793.03) specify three-year minimum (seven years for sets or appliances priced $100 and up) for electronics and household appliances (regardless of warranty), I could not find similar provision in that particular law for the automotive parts availability. However, ...


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Based on the link provided, I assume the ~400$ piece looks like 2 converter based on original equipment(OE) design, or as when the car came out of factory. Those at ~40$ looks more like an aftermarket replacement, with 1 converter and some installation required (welding and exhaust modification) while the OE is bolt-on.


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The plastic material is often one that doesn't bond (ABS, I think) that well with fiberglass (I assume you mean fiberglass, plexiglass doesn't make much sense as it's a transparent and not very flexible plastic) and you have to be very careful how many layers of FG you put on as most mudguards are running pretty close to the wheel. If you factor in the ...


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In addition to pick n pull type junkyards you may also want to look for online forums for Nissan enthusiasts. I am afraid I'm only familiar with the Subaru community, but it is quite common to find original interior parts for sale by members who part out entire vehicles for various reasons.


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Hard to say without knowing the car, but based on previous experience, its likely to be "Ground Bolt" IE ground / earth (-) for the electrical system to the chassis/shell/monocoque


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Buy the used parts. $4500 is almost the price of an entire car. If you want to save lots of money, do the paint prep work yourself. You'll need to watch an instructional video on doing it properly, but it's basically LOTS of sanding with various grades of sandpaper and possibly filling dents in with body-filler. It's a long and tedious job, but you'll feel ...


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There is a new-ish product on the market called Bio-Circle. This is about as earth friendly as it gets. The way this stuff works is there are live micro-organisms which ingest oils and other organic contaminants, turning them into water and carbon dioxide. The great thing about it is there bio-remediating liquids maintain their cleaning power over time (...


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As @JPhi1618 says "Handlebars, levers, footpegs, and the exhaust are the most commonly damaged parts for a new rider when they lay the bike down", additionally anything made of plastic is also likely to break in such an event. However if you mean things that wear out and you can maintain yourself then all bikes will share the following Filters - Oil, Air ...


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It's called a Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL) or sometimes a Center High Mount Brake Lamp (CHMBL). If you can't find a Web site with part numbers, you could go to the parts counter at a Mazda dealer and ask them to look up the part number(s). They can tell you whether it's all one piece or not. I don't know how to take the light apart in your car. Your ...


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Most if not all of those type parts are paint to match. If you call the dealer they should be able to give you a price quote painted. Our parts department would send it over to our body shop for it to be painted before you picked it up. There is an additional charge for this however. You may also want to check your local salvage yards as it may be more ...


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Parts stores take a deposit when you don't have the old part, and refund you the deposit when you return the core. Since you didn't give them a deposit, I doubt very seriously they will give you any money for it. You may want to try an axle re-builder in your area, CV axles are easy to rebuild and a lot of cites have local re-builders, they may be willing to ...



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