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location Boise, ID
age 33
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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).

Jul
20
reviewed Reject Power loss in truck - triage options?
Jul
10
comment Small two-stroke engine runs poor
I ended up buying the primer bulb, and taking apart and thoroughly cleaning the carburettor. The passages in it were restricted by the gunk coloured green from copper oxide, so I just wetted it with carb cleaner and cleared out with a piece of wire. After all that it started to work and I was able to use it. That is, until killswitch disintegrated. :D
Jul
10
accepted Small two-stroke engine runs poor
Jul
8
comment Symptoms of a clogged fuel line (pump runs but engine not starting)?
Check the sparkplugs, if they are getting wet, and check the injector rail or fuel line coming to it for fuel. I have ’92 Jetta (2.0L ABA motor) and had to deal with it before, and I cannot remember exactly how to do that, but it wasn’t difficult. Just have plenty of rags around (because fuel supposed to be pressurized in the lines), and no open fire or electrical hazards nearby. Disconnect the battery.
Jul
8
answered What is the cost of general maintenance on VW Jetta TDI (diesel)
Jul
8
comment Using narrower tyres than were fitted as standard, for reduced rolling resistance = > fuel economy
Also note that English gallon is larger than US gallon, that’s why British MPG figures are different from American.
Jul
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
25
comment Most economical acceleration range
@user3098378, I think, regardless of gear, there still should be sensor data on throttle opening, fuel amount, fuel-to-air mixture etc.
Jun
21
reviewed Approve Horrific squealing when car is first turned on?
May
31
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
awarded  Popular Question
May
5
reviewed Approve Getting power to phone kit by running a cable through the firewall
Apr
30
awarded  Yearling
Apr
10
comment Small two-stroke engine runs poor
@Larry, there was a little bit of old fuel in the tank, but I filled with fresh mix, hoping it would dilute it. I am not sure how old the fuel is. All yard equipment I had used last year had no problem starting with old petrol this spring.
Apr
9
asked Small two-stroke engine runs poor
Mar
20
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
15
reviewed Reject Test Gasoline for Water Content
Feb
15
comment Jetta 2005 won't go past 20 mph
Does it throw any error codes? Check if anything triggered so called “limp-home” mode — in case ECU computer does not receive proper sensor data for air-fuel mixture, it switches to a sort of safe mode that is just enough to putt along. It should also run real rough. I had same issue when my MAF sensor went kaput.
Jan
30
reviewed Reviewed After ABS engages, brakes go soft for 10 minutes or so?