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May
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comment Timing belt sound - time to replace?
Most modern engines will be badly damaged if the timing belt fails. What did the Toyota dealer recommend? Replacing the belt? Replacing the belt tensioner(s)?
May
1
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Apr
25
comment 2006 Toyota Corolla Jerks while coasting
Can you tell us what "a couple of jerks" means? Are they vibrations that you feel in the body? Is it a lurch as if the brakes or accelerator had been momentarily applied? How strong is the sensation? Is it always two? How are the jerks spaced out?
Apr
24
answered Honda Civic (2004) gauge cluster is intermittently dead
Apr
21
revised Mustang charging system warning light on, but battery and alternator both passed testing?
Retag, more descriptive title
Apr
21
suggested suggested edit on Mustang charging system warning light on, but battery and alternator both passed testing?
Apr
20
comment Least wear-and-tear, most fuel efficient method of coasting in a manual transmission car?
Thanks for the correction, @Ukko. I've edited my answer.
Apr
20
revised Least wear-and-tear, most fuel efficient method of coasting in a manual transmission car?
More precise terminology, incorporate information from comment.
Apr
19
revised What's wrong with my intermittent air conditioner?
Fix spelling
Apr
19
suggested suggested edit on What's wrong with my intermittent air conditioner?
Apr
17
answered what is the difference between DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids?
Apr
15
answered Brakes make grinding noise during stops at low speeds
Apr
13
revised Audi 2001 A6 security system preventing car from starting
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Apr
13
comment Audi 2001 A6 security system preventing car from starting
When the car won't start, what happens exactly? Does the alarm system appear to be still engaged (e.g., red warning light blinking)?
Apr
13
comment Least wear-and-tear, most fuel efficient method of coasting in a manual transmission car?
@Patrick, the brake booster is typically powered by engine vacuum. I am not sure whether a stalled engine would continue to provide vacuum, even if it were being forced to spin by an engaged transmission/clutch. Regardless, even with the engine off, the brake booster vacuum reservoir would provide assist for one or two pedal applications even after the engine stalled.
Apr
12
comment how to optimize fuel consumption by changing the rear differential ratio?
Smaller throttle openings may be more efficient at steady speeds, but when accelerating they can be less efficient due to pumping losses (energy spent overcoming the air resistance of the partially-closed throttle). That aside, wouldn't the throttle position be the same whether the car were in gear or in neutral, assuming the driver leaves his foot off the accelerator?
Apr
12
answered Least wear-and-tear, most fuel efficient method of coasting in a manual transmission car?
Apr
12
revised Passat - Oil warning light on engine rev. Expensive fix?
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Apr
12
answered Passat - Oil warning light on engine rev. Expensive fix?
Apr
11
comment Remove interior stickers such as airbag deployment warnings from car
Perhaps try something milder than alcohol first? "Goo Gone," perhaps?