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Apr
11
comment Pros/cons of higher profile tires?
Nowadays the speedometer and odometer are fed by the PCM, which is correcting the signal from the transmission based on the tire circumference and gear ratios the vehicle left the factory with. I guess you're right about the error from tire inflation/wear being comparable to 1 KPH. Still, if it was my vehicle, I'd fix the PCM, or at least keep the paperwork in a safe location to document the change. I don't know of any vehicles where you can edit the current odometer reading by screwing with the PCM. You can change the rate at which miles go on, but you can't take the old ones off.
Apr
11
comment Pros/cons of higher profile tires?
1 KPH isn't a big deal for the speedometer, I'm not so sure about the odometer. Ideally, the powertrain controller would be updated with the new tire size. If that's not an option, document the heck out of it, so you can calculate the true mileage on the car.
Apr
10
comment Subsitute for Leaded Gas
Harden the valves and put in low compression pistons and it will run on regular pump gas just fine. It's not how I like to see a classic end up, but it's been done.
Apr
10
answered Subsitute for Leaded Gas
Apr
9
accepted What's the procedure to associate a new remote with a 2006 Cobalt?
Apr
9
awarded  Scholar
Apr
9
accepted Driver side front inside door handle does not work on a 1998 Ford Contour LX
Apr
9
revised Popping / Clunking noise coming from rear of vehicle
more info
Apr
9
comment Popping / Clunking noise coming from rear of vehicle
It happens in drive, too.
Apr
9
comment Popping / Clunking noise coming from rear of vehicle
No, it's a series that lasts for a couple seconds
Apr
9
revised Should an automatic transaxle be pressure flushed?
Make the title a bit more generic
Apr
9
comment What's the procedure to associate a new remote with a 2006 Cobalt?
@Tim Dig up a citation and make that an answer and I'll accept it.
Apr
7
answered Free online databases?
Apr
7
revised How to replace a washer-fluid pump on 2008 Equinox
mentioned wheel well access.
Apr
7
answered How to replace a washer-fluid pump on 2008 Equinox
Apr
6
revised Popping / Clunking noise coming from rear of vehicle
wording
Apr
6
asked Should an automatic transaxle be pressure flushed?
Apr
6
comment Usability of Unused Winter Tires
Any signs of dry rot?
Apr
6
revised Popping / Clunking noise coming from rear of vehicle
edited tags
Apr
6
comment Why is there oil pooled around the spark plugs on a 2.0L Zetec in a 1998 Ford Contour LX?
Any idea what the proper torque spec is for this application?