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Jan
12
comment should oil filter be primed
@WarrenHudson Remember that normally most of the oil will have pooled in the sump anyway, so many parts of the engine start dry no matter what. If you ever get a car with an oil pressure gauge, you may be surprised at how long it takes to reach operating pressure. It's only seconds, if that, but the engine is definitely started!
Jan
8
comment Will wiper motor get damaged if windshield wiper fluid got frozen?
+1 - Washer pumps aren't exactly low tolerance high performance pieces of kit - I'd certainly not worry about frozen washer fluid from this point of view. Obviously not being able to clean the screen may be cause for concern!
Jan
8
comment Truck won't crank; no sound from starter relays
Have you TRIED a different battery or a jump start? Car batteries have a number of (seemingly) peculiar failure modes and I've had batteries putting out 12v that won't turn a car - the starter motor requires a huge amount of current (Several hundred amps, normally) compared to comparatively tiny amounts for everything else (Measured in single digits for lights)
Oct
1
comment 2003 Suzuki Katana 600 shuts off after running for 10–20 seconds
Does it start again immediately? What happens if you hold the revs higher? Has it been serviced (Fuel and air intake filters in particular)? Also, are you using fresh fuel?
Feb
6
awarded  Yearling
Feb
1
comment Why don't FWD cars have rear differentials?
@mac "Stub Axle" tends to be the phrase, there.
Feb
1
comment Why don't FWD cars have rear differentials?
I actually disagree a little with this - a differential is there to allow the wheels to turn at different speeds and there are plenty of examples of vehicles with a 'solid' drive axle.
Feb
1
comment Why don't FWD cars have rear differentials?
To expand on this, @Aerovistae, you may be getting confused after seeing cars with things like Twist Beam Suspension which can look like a solid axle from behind.
Jan
31
comment What is the difference between a V belt and a serpentine belt?
+1 for good photos
Jan
28
awarded  Enthusiast
Jan
25
comment Vauxhall Astra clutch/flywheel
@series0ne Excellent - glad to hear it was sorted.
Jan
25
comment '83 Mercedes 300D will not start when warm
I presume by not start you mean the engine turns but never fires? And TD - Turbo Diesel?
Jan
25
answered Should I turn off my headlights while having the car run to “defrost” while I scratch ice off the windows?
Jan
24
revised Vauxhall Astra clutch/flywheel
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Jan
24
answered Vauxhall Astra clutch/flywheel
Jan
24
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
19
comment How do I remove a pulley where I have no way of stopping it turning anti-clockwise, like I'm turning the nut?
This isn't a real answer, but sometimes you can simply 'shock' the bolt off by hitting the wrench rather than turning it.
Jan
19
answered Tachometer doesnt show correct RPM sometimes
Jan
18
comment 08 f150 with vibration in the front driver side tire when turning left only.
Have you re torqued all the bolts since doing the work? Are your CV joints okay, if applicable? Have you had the tracking/alignment/camber checked by a shop with a laser?
Jan
17
answered Can I replace a compliance (Lower Control Arm) bushing myself?