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comment Should one fit the least-worn tires to the rear wheels?
The general rule "has become" to put the good tires on the rear? I was taught that in my driver's ed class in the 1970s!
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comment Car randomly pulls left or right when braking
Are the wheels and tires the same size as the ones they replaced? If they're not, then you should have an alignment done.
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answered Can I only get an alignment on new tires or is the salesman just being pushy?
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comment Is there a way to check for rust on a classic car before purchase?
I can vouch for the magnet test. I once looked at a car where most of the rocker panels had been glassed over. They looked fine to the eye, but the magnet wouldn't stick. That was my clue to crawl under it and check the frame. It wasn't as bad as the picture above, but it was bad enough.
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answered Is sand blasting safe on old cars?
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answered What does it mean to retard an engine?
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comment Software solutions to lighter flywheel issues
I thought we were just addressing the high idle speed issue. I think OP still wants the performance advantages of a low-mass flywheel, but doesn't want to pay the cost during low-RPM operation.
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comment Wheel rim chrome repair
If you do this, you should also get the rims clear-coated after you're done, or after their first exposure to salt you're going to have to do it all over again. Wax will work if you don't mind doing it every month (at least).
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comment Software solutions to lighter flywheel issues
You could have a separate valve for venting the "early compression" air (sort of like the old Mitsubishi jet valves, but in reverse). The fuel mapping would have to be revised to compensate for the fact that you're expelling already-metered air, but I don't think there's any way you're going to get out of tweaking the ECU no matter which approach you use.
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answered Software solutions to lighter flywheel issues
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answered Motorcycle Starting Motor does not crank, WHY?
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comment Brakes getting tight on their own
Have you changed the brake fluid with new fluid of the recommended type, and fully bled the brakes? Did you lubricate the sliders when you replaced the caliper?
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comment How can I keep stray cats off my car?
Won't that set off dogs as well? Don't think I'd trade dusty paw-prints for a night full of howling dogs, but maybe that's just me.
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answered after replacing icv,intake boot,valve cover gasket and return to stock air box from CAI,car will not hold idle 325i 1994
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comment Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time
What I've done when bringing an engine "out of retirement" is to remove the plugs, spray some WD-40 (any light oil would probably work) into the cylinders, wait five minutes to let it work its way down to the rings, then crank the engine (with the plugs still out) until I see good oil pressure (usually just a few seconds). Then I replace the plugs and start the engine normally.
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comment Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time
If you take your car to a shop, they should be able to pump the old gas out of the tank and put some fresh gas in. They may charge you for "material disposal", but they at least have the facilities to take care of it properly.