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bio website theug.ru/en
location Boise, ID
age 32
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen Apr 16 at 18:18

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).

Feb
22
revised Will the firewall in my car deteriorate such that it will need to be repaired periodically?
Minor corrections, tags.
Feb
22
suggested suggested edit on Will the firewall in my car deteriorate such that it will need to be repaired periodically?
Feb
22
reviewed Reviewed 1996 Caprice Classic rear end rub a little and jumps barely while backing up
Feb
22
suggested suggested edit on 1996 Caprice Classic rear end rub a little and jumps barely while backing up
Feb
21
revised 2007 prius premium gas or not?
Formatting, grammar.
Feb
21
reviewed Reviewed 2007 prius premium gas or not?
Feb
21
suggested suggested edit on 2007 prius premium gas or not?
Feb
20
comment Should I clean the engine area
@R.. Perhaps, I should rephrase along the lines that 20% of all fires in U.S. is vehicle fires, and out of those 2/3 is… etc.?
Feb
20
comment Should I clean the engine area
By the way, statistics is not stupid. Stupid are people who (mis)interpret (or disregard) it.
Feb
20
comment Should I clean the engine area
Granted, this does not provide explicit answer, but it does give one something to compare to in a general scheme of fire-related things. It is a matter of risk management. If you want to disregard the “stupid” statistics, and take on additional risk, all the power to you. On the second thought, your disregard is costing the whole society, so no.
Feb
20
comment Should I clean the engine area
Public fire departments responded to 329,500 vehicle fires in the United States during 2002. These fires caused 565 civilian deaths, 1,825 civilian injuries and $1,392,000,000 in direct property damage. Vehicle fires accounted for 20% of the 1,687,500 fires reported to U.S. fire departments that year. In that same year, vehicle fires caused 17% of all civilian fire deaths, 10% of all civilian fire injuries and 13% of the nation’s property loss to fire.
Feb
20
comment Should I clean the engine area
@R.., If one would read the report, one could infer, that the vehicle fire is a statistically significant problem, as in U.S. alone there are over 300 000 vehicle fires a year, and that vehicle fires is a significant portions of fires overall.
Feb
20
revised Honda dealership questionable maintenance
Typos, punctuation.
Feb
20
revised Car randomly stalls (driving or stationary), then generally kicks back in or starts back up straight away
Formatting, fixed list, some typos.
Feb
20
reviewed No Action Needed Honda dealership questionable maintenance
Feb
20
suggested suggested edit on Honda dealership questionable maintenance
Feb
20
reviewed Reviewed Car randomly stalls (driving or stationary), then generally kicks back in or starts back up straight away
Feb
20
suggested suggested edit on Car randomly stalls (driving or stationary), then generally kicks back in or starts back up straight away
Feb
19
revised Peugeot 307 CC with power folding mirrors - Replacing Passenger side window motor
Wording, grammar, formatting.
Feb
19
revised Tire pressure warning when pressure is ok
Formatting, tag.