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Living near Aarhus, Denmark, I am working as a Systems Architect / Developer at CGI (formerly Logica.) Up-to-date profile is maintained on LinkedIn.

In my spare time I have been doing freelance development. However, lately I have found that spending my spare time with the computer turned off is a bliss.

My programming experience is mainly centered around , , and with , , and being the prevailing frameworks.

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Sep
17
comment Modifying BMW 1.16i to have more horsepower
Although bigger / more powerful engines does not necessarily consume more fuel I have a hard time following the logic presented that more horsepower should lead to lower consumption on a physically unaltered engine. Engine tuning may lead to higher fuel efficiency but typically more horsepower is partially achieved via burning more fuel.
Oct
4
comment If my brakes overheat, do they need to be replaced?
@andrewb I'm far from certain :) I guess what I'm trying to say is; my main concern would be warped discs (which would probably need replacement) and air bubbles in the (closed) fluid system.
Jul
8
comment Motorcycle: Irregular brake bite (front single disk)
The way I read your illustration, it seems to be correlated with the rotation speed of the wheel. I would a) inspect the tire for bulges (improbable), b) make sure the front wheel is balanced, and c) suspect the rotor to be warped.
Mar
15
comment Does accelerating faster worsen fuel efficiency?
s/high speeds/high RPMs/g :)
Dec
27
comment Dashboard lights are dim?
Probably too obvious, but is the dashboard light intensity adjustable? Some cars have a tiny knob on the dash for this adjustment.
Aug
13
comment Aerial mounting broken on '95 Peugeot 106
Turns out you remembered correctly. The base was mounted with a 8mm nut which also held the wire connector. It was an easy fix :)
May
16
comment What is the correct way to clean and lubricate the chain of a Yamaha FZ 16?
As for the chain lubrication, buy a (spray) can of good chain lube and apply a layer to the inside of the chain (i.e., the side of the chain that has direct contact with the two sprockets.) This is easily done with a helper pushing the bike forward and you lubricating (or, if you have a stand, use that). (random video illustrating chain lubrication)
Apr
26
comment Motorcycle starter sometimes clicks, but doesn't start - tapping with hammer helps it start
@RoryAlsop There may be some degree of truth to that :) Had OP's bike been a '80 Suzuki worth next to nothing, the cheap brush fix would probably have been more reasonable than on a '07 HD.
Apr
16
comment Car electronics
What does the converter connect to? What is the make, model and year of the car?
Apr
13
comment How to reset the service reminder on a 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK 200 Kompressor?
How / where did you find out?
Sep
22
comment What are the risks of overfilling a small engine with oil?
Brilliant story :)
Sep
21
comment Bad CV joint, but which side?
Does it happen either way you're turning?
Apr
7
comment Can a motorcycle's brake lever be bent back into shape?
@dave $120 for the lever alone?! Or including labor? You didn't mention the make and model of your bike, but I'm having a hard time finding anything in that price range.
Apr
5
comment Cold start squeaking noise in engine
@Paul Belardi Well, its definitely not the timing belt (or chain). Those must never slip (that would probably ruin the engine). See first sentence in @Bob Cross's answer.
Mar
15
comment What is the best way to remove a stuck/rusted exhaust bolt?
The socket died before the 14mm bolt head broke off? You should really buy better tools :)
Mar
9
comment My car wobbles while driving
@Imran S. Great. That's typically the case. I only put pt. 1 on top because it is the easiest (only?) thing to inspect by eyesight alone :)
Mar
8
comment How far can you drive with an empty radiator?
If you must drive you should stop very often and fill the radiator, cf. @Kjartan Þór Kjartansson's answer. This can be impossible (if the water literally spills out at the same rate that you can fill it) and/or dangerous (opening the radiator lid on a hot engine). Really, you should get it towed.
Mar
8
comment My car wobbles while driving
"Steering rod" = "steering arm", "wheel base" ~= "steering knuckle". :)
Mar
8
comment My car wobbles while driving
@Iszi Could be. I would clear the front wheel from the ground and then check that the bearings between the "steering rod" (don't know what this is called) and the wheel base is OK (i.e., tight, with no clearance).