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Jun
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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
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revised Good template for keeping maintenance records?
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Jun
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suggested suggested edit on Good template for keeping maintenance records?
Jun
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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.
Jun
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revised How do I select the right oil for my car?
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Jun
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comment Should only the left “Rear Fog Light” actually light up in a pair?
As an additional datum to confuse the issue further: My Volvo 940 has rear fog lamps on both sides, but the lamps on the left are brighter.
Jun
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revised How do I select the right oil for my car?
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Jun
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answered How do I select the right oil for my car?
Jun
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comment Rough ride on LL Bean Subaru, are the struts the cause?
How long have you had the car? Since new? For how many miles has the ride been poor? When you say "hard" ride, I understand you mean that bumps feel harsher than they should. Is that right, or do you mean the car bounces up and down more than you think it should? Worn struts would make the car bouncier, not harder.
Jun
1
revised What is the torque and sequence for a '99 Jetta Oil Pan?
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Jun
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answered Tips for finding a good mechanic
May
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comment Free online databases?
Can you make your question more specific? A question about a specific kind of information for a particular make/model of vehicle would make this question easier to answer, and more useful to those who come upon it later.
May
26
comment 2005 Scion tC - Handbrake indicator light intermittently turns on
Can you confirm from your owner's manual whether the handbrake light is also used as a brake fluid warning light?
May
12
comment Occasional Vibration at specific highway speeds.
Is the vibration in the steering wheel, or is it coming from the chassis as a whole?
May
2
answered Timing belt sound - time to replace?
May
1
answered What is the name of this part on a 2003 Mazda Protege5?
May
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answered How will a hybrid electric vehicle electric drive perform in severe frost?
May
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May
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answered Would a 06-08 Saturn radio fit into a 2002 LW-200?
May
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answered Slight deformation of rear bumper