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revised Problem with Clutch or Gearbox
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May
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revised Is there a way to prop up a window that falls down?
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answered Is there a way to prop up a window that falls down?
May
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comment How to recharge AC using booster from auto parts store?
Stop leak compounds have a bad reputation and I avoid them, though I have no personal experience with them. I don't think I'd use them unless the whole system was about to be written off, say a suspected slow leak at the evaporator where the cost benefit analysis did not justify ripping into the dash to replace it.
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comment How to recharge AC using booster from auto parts store?
@Potatoswatter Yeah, I've had the valve on one of these break on me. Though I've got one that has survived several cans. It can be handy to have an extra hose around so you can have more than one can open at a time. Sometimes you need some R134a with UV dye or oil.
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comment How to recharge AC using booster from auto parts store?
@Potatoswatter Agreed. You'll eventually use the whole bottle, though, unless the system is repaired. You wouldn't be adding r134a unless there was a leak. The quality on the gauge and hose isn't going to be that great, but likely good enough for more than one use.
May
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revised Should I use coca cola or baking soda + water to clean my battery clamps?
address cola and baking soda
May
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comment How to recharge AC using booster from auto parts store?
@Potatoswatter If you save the hose, you can use it with another can.
May
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comment How to recharge AC using booster from auto parts store?
Don't invert the bottle, you don't want liquid r134a hitting your compressor.
May
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awarded  Revival
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asked 4L60E fluid change
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asked Coolant flush procedure?
May
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answered Should I use coca cola or baking soda + water to clean my battery clamps?
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accepted Jack stand positioning for rear wheel drive vehicles?
May
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accepted Top off differential fluid
May
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accepted How do I check the fluid level in the rear end (differential) on a 1996 Caprice?
May
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accepted What type of Anti-Seize compound should be used on spark plugs?
May
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comment 1994 Ford Escort won't start
I've seen a Small Block Chevy 305 V8 that lost compression in two cylinders after overheating. The head and gasket were fine, the diagnosis was damaged piston rings.
May
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answered Engine Coolant Temperature sensor goes bad whenever the outside temperature is hot
May
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comment Running with straight water as coolant in the summer. Is it fine?
One wooden nickel. Though I want to know what you're driving in New Mexico that doesn't overheat in the summer on straight water. And I'd love to see pictures of the inside of your engine.