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location Boise, ID
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Support Motorcycles, Mopeds and Scooters and Recreational Boating on SE Area 51.

Automobiles I have experience with:

  • Currently own/have access to:

    • Mk. III (A3, Typ 1H) VW Jetta, I4 2.0l ABA engine (1992–1999, a.k.a. Golf, Vento etc.). Have factory manual.
    • Ford Escort Wagon (NA, third generation (1997–2002)).
  • Previously owned/had worked on:

    • BMW 325es (E30 platform, 1982–1994). Have factory manual (PDF).
    • Ford Escort Hatchback (NA, second generation (1991–1996)).
    • Dodge Omni (1978–1990, a.k.a. Plymouth Horizon).

Motorcycles I have experience with:

  • Currently own/have access to:

    • Suzuki TU250X (2009–present, FI upgrade of older TU/Volty, a.k.a. ST250, shares many engine and chassis parts with other single-cylinder Suzukis such as GZ250 and GN250 dating back to 1980s).

    • Kawasaki Vulcan 750 (1985–2006).

    • Kawasaki Vulcan 800 (VN800, 1995–2006).

  • Previously owned/had worked on:

    • Honda SL125S (street-legal version of late 60s–early 70s trail bike).

Mar
9
reviewed Reviewed Failing alternator, idler pulley, or something else?
Mar
9
comment Failing alternator, idler pulley, or something else?
What was the reason for the downvote? Sure, the answer can be improved, but is it factually incorrect? If so, elaborate.
Mar
8
comment Toyota FJ Cruiser transmission problem
But was there a reason for them to go bad? Is it a common malfunction (bad design), or does it have to do with poor maintenance or special operating conditions? Again, what exactly do they do?
Mar
7
reviewed Reviewed Cold start squeaking noise in engine
Mar
7
reviewed Reviewed Toyota FJ Cruiser transmission problem
Mar
7
comment Toyota FJ Cruiser transmission problem
Can you provide more information about this so that someone else who gets in the same situation would have some detailed explanation?
Mar
6
comment difference between mechanical and hydraulic clutches
I don think this adds anything to discussion. It repeats same things that had been said in other answers or comments.
Mar
6
comment difference between mechanical and hydraulic clutches
@DustinDavis, from the physics standpoint, the liquid, for the purposes of this application, is considered as “incompressible”. Therefore, as soon as the pressure applied on one end of the pipe, liquid instantaneously transfers that force over to another end. It is like pushing a stick, except that stick is wet, and can follow elaborate route.
Mar
6
reviewed No Action Needed difference between mechanical and hydraulic clutches
Mar
6
reviewed No Action Needed difference between mechanical and hydraulic clutches
Mar
6
revised Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?
Wording, tag.
Mar
6
comment Is changing gear to `Neutral` at all possible times a bad practice?
Note that it applies to long tows (sometimes they specify it as 20, 30 or 50 miles). Under the regular driving conditions this is not applicable, unless you live near fifty-mile shallow grade descent. In that case, I would put coasting down there on my bucket list.
Mar
6
reviewed Close Is changing gear to `Neutral` at all possible times a bad practice?
Mar
6
reviewed Reviewed Steering very difficult on 1996 Taurus
Mar
6
comment Steering very difficult on 1996 Taurus
This could be construed as an answer, if it was formed more like a general troubleshooting guide. So I would leave it as an answer, if mods would consider it. Also, if properly worded, it could get some votes, and even get accepted if it helps to solve the problem, and no better alternative available. However, thank you for acknowledging it as a comment, many new people just plop useless answers all the time. And welcome to Mechanics.SE.
Mar
6
reviewed Reviewed Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?
Mar
6
answered Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?
Mar
6
suggested suggested edit on Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?
Mar
6
reviewed Reviewed Keeping floor mats from moving - no hook on car floor
Mar
6
comment Keeping floor mats from moving - no hook on car floor
While this can be a good solution, this is a bad answer. Simply linking to outside content is not welcome (if link becomes unavailable, the value of this answer rapidly goes to zero). Elaborate, quote, post images.