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Aug
31
comment How can I determine if it is more cost effective to run premium fuel in my car?
When you say "performed the best", are you talking about fuel economy or some other measure of performance? For fuel economy, it's a simple arithmetic problem to work out the cost of each in cents per mile. But this actually isn't what I would predict - the research I've seen suggests that one should expect very little difference.
Aug
29
comment Nissan vanette, low beams not working, high beams are! New relay wires still no change? It's a 1998
I don't know about your vehicle, but often the high and low beams are two separate bulbs. Maybe the low beam bulb on that side is simply burned out and needs to be replaced?
Aug
23
comment Proper fuel type for Toyota Prius 2011
@Paulster2: I bet you're at least half familiar with it :-) The standard octane rating number used in the US is the average of the RON and the "motor octane number" (MON) which is measured under somewhat different conditions.
Aug
20
revised Engine Running Fast in Park
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Aug
20
revised Is vacuum line still necessary with manual locking hubs on an F350?
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Aug
20
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Aug
20
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Aug
19
comment How to find model year of this Honda Shadow bike 'NC34-1002157'?
Some internet comments suggest the VIN is on the neck, and you may have to turn the handlebars or remove a plastic neck cover to see it.
Aug
19
comment How to find model year of this Honda Shadow bike 'NC34-1002157'?
Everything I find online says that motorcycles should have 17-digit VINs just like cars. Could it be that you've found some other part id code or serial number, and the VIN is somewhere else on the bike?
Aug
19
comment Inconsistent warm engine tick sound in 2013 F-150
Have you checked the oil level yourself since the oil change was done?
Jul
29
revised Can't unlock the driver's side door with the key
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Jul
29
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Jul
29
comment Should I pull up the handbrake as high as it will go when parked?
I think in many cars, how high it will go depends on how strong you are.
Jul
27
comment 2001 Ford F150 Serious Fuel leak
Maybe not directly relevant, but I have the same truck (model, year, trim) and it had a problem where the rubber hose connecting the tank to the filler neck deteriorated and began to leak. The symptom was that fuel would drip on the ground while fueling (but generally not at other times). Your problem does sound more like a hole in the tank itself, but you may want to check the hoses as well.
Jul
27
revised Brakes sticking in front [2010 Chrysler Town & Country]
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Jul
27
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Jul
27
comment What could this water leak be under my car?
What makes you think it is coolant? Try catching some in a container - is it clear or green or orange?
Jul
21
comment Looking for a suitable lubricant
@Paulster: I assumed they were just general purpose grease products that happen to also be used for military airplanes. I haven't found any reference to Lucas making wiper motors for aircraft, only cars. Anyway I asked the OP to clarify.
Jul
21
comment Looking for a suitable lubricant
And do you insist on fluids that are certified to meet the military specifications you mention, or are you just looking for a recommendation for fluids that would be generally suitable for this kind of an application?