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comment Engine turns over but doesn't start. Puff of smoke
European spec Golf? Did you check the spark?
Jan
31
reviewed No Action Needed Tire Diameter Vs Tire Wear
Jan
29
comment What would be a very efficient on-board camera?
I agree with @Larry that it may be salvaged, though it may take some work. I do, however, vote to close as it is now, but I would retract the vote, or vote to reopen, should this situation been rectified.
Jan
29
reviewed Close What would be a very efficient on-board camera?
Jan
29
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a good crash course website or book for auto repair for beginner who's just getting into auto repair?
Jan
29
reviewed Reviewed What is the difference between normal, platinum, iridium plugs?
Jan
27
comment Vauxhall Astra clutch/flywheel
Not on this one, no. I would at least shoot a message to the seller. There is possible after-market application, but reading VW forums about using MDF Luk instead of SMF Sachs on TDi models, many said that there isn't much difference any way.
Jan
27
reviewed Reviewed How should I remove a paint scuff on my vehicle?
Jan
27
comment How should I remove a paint scuff on my vehicle?
I think what you are referring to is painting over a scratch, whereas OP talks about removing other car’s paint bits from the scuff on the surface.
Jan
27
revised 2004 Ford Focus engine cover would not budge after all screws are removed
Picture of Haynes manual cover is unnecessary — most knows what it looks like.
Jan
27
revised Temporary repair for broken clutch pedal sensor
Grammar fixed. More rewording may be necessary.
Jan
27
revised Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
Formatting, some typos.
Jan
27
revised Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
Formatting, grammar.
Jan
26
comment Headlight bulb continually breaking
Then @hillson’s answer should be correct. Handle new light bulbs gently, protect them from grease (use clean rag, paper towel, etc.). And double check that your assembly is in good shape. It might not be cracked, but it might be dirty, or lose hermeticity (along the seam between clear and opaque plastic), thus allowing moisture and other contaminants to get into otherwise sealed off case, and cause the bulb to break.
Jan
26
comment Are used tires valuable?
@PaulBelardi, even with a flat bed lorry they would need tyres on (they don’t want scraping the bed with suspension components or the rims). However, I once scrapped the car, but kept the set of wheels (rims and tyres, for the price of $50 total, including the spare). I just had to come by the recycler afterwards and pick up the wheels they dismounted for me before scrapping the rest.
Jan
26
suggested approved edit on 2004 Ford Focus engine cover would not budge after all screws are removed
Jan
26
comment Is there a good crash course website or book for auto repair for beginner who's just getting into auto repair?
While I too would recommend FSM for any serious DIYer, I do not think it qualifies for “crash course” in auto repair. Procedures described there intended for professional mechanics with knowledge of proper techniques and tool use. OP would be better served with a general book for beginners (even the kind for dummies or idiots), that would explain those tools and techniques.
Jan
26
comment Vauxhall Astra clutch/flywheel
That eBay listing you had mentioned (If I am looking at the same one) clearly specifies it is for 1.7 CDTi (turbo-diesel) engine.
Jan
26
comment Vauxhall Astra clutch/flywheel
Indeed, DMF is used on 1.7 CDTi model of Astra (turbo-diesel).
Jan
26
comment How do I know what quality tires to choose? What criteria sets them apart?
Grip and wear can be the qualities somewhat opposite from one another. Mayhaps, you suggest that cheaper tyres would not live up to, say, wear rating stamped on them? If so, how would they get this rating?