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Aug
28
comment Low beams won't work
Did you replace the headlight on/off/auto switch or the hi-beam /lo-beam switch?
Aug
21
comment Can I run on 7 cylinders if I shut the injector to that cylinder off?
I had a similar issue with a Mini cooper. I managed to use the slide hammer I use for pilot bushings with the slide weight from my full size axle puller.
Aug
17
comment Shifter(auto) stuck in park and override won't work
Do you normally have to step on the brake pedal to shift it out of park? Are you currently parked on a steep incline?
Aug
16
comment Hauling a motorcycle cross country — more or less wrong ways to do it.
Is the 55 mph limit from the trailer maker or a limit from VW?
Aug
4
comment Clunking Sound in 2008 Chevrolet Malibu
I agree might be a ball joint but look at the swaybar links also. Ball joints tend to do the single clunk while swaybar links may rattle or pop depending on the design.
Aug
3
comment Burn marks near SOME exhaust valves inside heads
Did you examine the head gaskets after they were removed to see where they failed? If so does the point of failure correspond with the clean exhaust ports?
Aug
3
comment Key won't turn to off position on 2010 Chevy Aveo
This is apparently a not uncommon issue in Aveos. .Some people report that pushing the shifter , in some cases to the left while removing the key works.
Aug
1
comment Transmission replacement and changing gear ratios
I agree I drive them till the rust gets so bad it becomes unsafe. The gist of the answer is you can buy a lot of fuel for $4000.
Aug
1
comment Why would I paint my car engine?
I remember Hot Rod magazine did a test years (many decades) ago and they determined black was best for heat dissipation. They focused on silver (something that was popular back in the day) vs black radiators and iron engine blocks.
Jul
31
comment Transmission replacement and changing gear ratios
Are considering trying to convert it to rear wheel drive only?
Jul
31
comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
yes and make sure it goes into the same position in the cylinder head it came from after lapping.
Jul
31
comment Transmission replacement and changing gear ratios
Are you replacing the tranny and differential because it has failed? Or are you going to replace it in an attempt to improve fuel economy?
Jul
31
comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
It is hard to say for sure. But if you left compound on the valve face it will migrate into the combustion chamber. How much you left and how much damage it could do is anybodys' quess.
Jul
31
comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
Now it is even more important to clean everything. The residual grit will stick to the oil and lapp the valve guide.
Jul
31
comment Residue lapping compound in valve shafts
Yes , you want the valves and guides clean and lightly oiled. Beside the abrasive residue getting into the vale guide you could also draw it into the combustion chamber and deposit it on the rings or cylinder wall.
Jul
19
comment Paint black bumper in white
Are you painting it yourself or having it painted. Is it a plastic bumper cover from the 1980's to present or a metal bumper from the 1970's or earlier.
Jul
17
comment Clunking sound?
it is quite possible they changed one axle. If this is the case then the joints were changed, but only two of the four. It is not uncommon for the drivers side to fail much earlier than the passenger side. The drivers side does more of the work in propelling the car in most non all wheel drive vehicles.
Jul
15
comment Retrofit Ford 460 For Fuel Injection
Just something to think about if you use automotive system. A quick search shows several places offering conversion kits. All the sites mentioned use of USCG (Coast Guard) approved fuel pumps, fuel lines, and spark arrestors,
Jul
11
comment 1999 Eurovan fumes in cabin
Are you familiar with a burnt oil smell or hot engine coolant odors?
Jul
2
comment Brake fluid leak after recent brake line replacement
In my experience rusty brake lines are like a chain, only as strong as the weakest point. It is quite possible you have another failed line. A complete inspection should have been done prior to replacement of the first failed line.