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Nov
23
answered Squeaky Brakes: How much of a concern are they?
Sep
29
comment Clunking sound at back of car when applying brakes
This might be related: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/2035/…
Sep
29
comment Clunking sound at back of car when applying brakes
How many clunks do you hear? You say you hear them when gently applying the brakes, so does the clunking continue as long as you keep the brakes on? If so, does the frequency of the clunks change with the speed of the car?
Aug
17
answered Left blinker quirky when braking
Jul
24
answered Random grinding sound when applying brakes
Jul
23
answered What do I risk if I don't fix my leaking evaporator core on my 2004 Jeep GC?
Jul
20
answered How can I be sure of the reading on my automatic transmission fluid dipstick?
Jul
19
answered Is it even possible to buy gasoline anymore that does not contain ethanol in the US?
Jun
28
answered Remove smell / odor from car's interior
Jun
19
comment Concealing a radar detector
Well, the modification would be legal in some places, so the question could be of general interest. I think the issue of doing the wiring is on-topic, but the issue of how best to conceal the hardware is off-topic.
Jun
17
comment Install 2003 Honda Civic stereo in 2000 Honda Civic
I think this is a duplicate of mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/765/…
Jun
16
revised Intermittent stall at idle
Fix spelling
Jun
16
suggested suggested edit on Intermittent stall at idle
Jun
16
comment Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?
@Wulfhart I would expect the automakers to design the engine to correctly handle the extra air coming from PCV. I don't think you're going to improve on their design. Likewise for keeping oil out of the intake. Remember that small amounts of oil leaks past the piston rings into the combustion chamber anyway. And for what it's worth, my 1992 Volvo's PCV system came from the factory with an oil reclamation mechanism built in.
Jun
16
comment Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?
@Wulfhart Thanks for the clarification. I think PCV is primarily, if not solely, an environmental measure. There may be some fuel efficiency gained by burning blow-by fuel vapor rather than venting it, but I suspect that is negligible.
Jun
15
answered Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?
Jun
14
comment How do I select the right oil for my car?
@endolith I've heard the notion that synthetic oil can leak past older oil seals, but not that it could damage the engine. I'd say that's a separate but related question.
Jun
8
revised Good template for keeping maintenance records?
Clearer, more descriptive title
Jun
8
suggested suggested edit on Good template for keeping maintenance records?
Jun
7
comment How do I select the right oil for my car?
@Tone What I was trying to get across was that one won't hurt anything by using conventional oil, even though synthetic oil might be better. Sort of like replacing tires; a set of good performance tires offers more grip (ergo, more safety), but there's nothing wrong or harmful about buying inexpensive tires (provided you replace them on time). There's a cost/benefit tradeoff involved that's hard to calculate finely. I was trying to indicate the general contour of the tradeoff. I've edited a bit to make my thoughts clear; I'm open to more suggestions.