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answered Gasoline and Temperature
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comment Does using the entire rev range of a car damage it?
As a side note to @Paulster2 response, You do not want to take an engine near the redline that is not at normal operating temperature.
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comment Explanation of phrase relating to tyre tread depth
I recently argued and lost during my annual inspection over the wear bar issues. In some locales it is interpreted to mean all areas must have 3/32" (1.6mm?) of tread including over the wearbars.
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comment Is there really such a thing as a skeleton key?
just speculation but you may be thinking of a "shaved key". Some older models of certain car brands Honda and Nissan come to mind used very fine cut keys. Meaning they had many small undulations (high and low spots) on the keys. As the lock cylinders wore, along with the key any key that was very worn would turn the cylinder providing it was the correct blank. As @Steve Mathews has stated that issue has been negated by keys with chips.
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comment Does turning off the radio and other electronics in a car before shutting off the engine prevent battery drain?
As @Brian Knoblauch has stated unless your battery is on the edge of failure the USB draws such a small amount of current it won't make a difference. The exception would be if the outlet is "on" with the ignition off. The USB adapter will draw a small amount of current even if not being used. The draw is insignificant if the vehicle is driven daily but if it sat idle for a month it may make a difference in starting power available.
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answered Does turning off the radio and other electronics in a car before shutting off the engine prevent battery drain?
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answered The brakes on my vehicle continue to pulsate, even with new rotors and pads
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comment Changed Spark Plug Missing (not firing)
It happens rarely but sometimes a new plug is bad. Can you reinstall the original and see if it improves.
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comment Tire Replacement
Agreed providing you are using an identical tire (brand, size, style) as the original.
May
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answered replacing distributor— spline doesn't align
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comment How to test for radiator leaks?
Coolant is circulated between the engine bock and the cylinder head. The head gasket seals the block and head interface. While doing the pressure test if the head gasket has failed the coolant can be forced into the cylinder. The spark plugs are removed so you can observe the coolant in the cylinder.
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answered How to test for radiator leaks?
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answered 2005 Civic Lower Control Arm replacement or Bushing?
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comment Brake pedal is hard to push even after new brakes
With the brakes applied?
May
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answered Brake pedal is hard to push even after new brakes
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comment What is a “confidential vehicle identification” number?
Are you asking about other locations where the factory serial (VIN) is located besides the base of the windshield?
Apr
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comment Transmission not shifting from park
The release may be hidden under a small plastic cover. With a small flat blade screwdriver remove the small cover. Insert the screwdriver in the hole to release the shifter lock. Beware that the brake lights may not work. It may be worth checking for a blown fuse.