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bio website theug.ru/en
location Boise, ID
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Nov 22 at 23:07

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).

Jan
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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 suggested 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?
Jan
26
comment 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power Loss
Did you figure it out?
Jan
26
comment Headlight bulb continually breaking
Do you mean the actual headlight assembly is shattered as well?
Jan
26
suggested suggested edit on Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
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suggested suggested edit on Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
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revised Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
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reviewed Reviewed Temporary repair for broken clutch pedal sensor
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suggested suggested edit on Temporary repair for broken clutch pedal sensor
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Jan
25
reviewed No Action Needed Is it worth getting an OBD2 scanning tool?
Jan
25
reviewed No Action Needed Should I turn off my headlights while having the car run to “defrost” while I scratch ice off the windows?
Jan
25
comment Should I turn off my headlights while having the car run to “defrost” while I scratch ice off the windows?
How do you measure your fuel usage? When at idle, the only correct measure would be volume of fuel per unit of time (L/hour), because your car is going nowhere, ergo it cannot travel those 100 km.
Jan
25
reviewed No Action Needed Is it worth getting an OBD2 scanning tool?
Jan
24
revised Truck overheating and affecting the heater blowing could air occasionally
Grammar, formatting, fluff removed.
Jan
24
revised Volvo 940 Dashboard Flashing winter Driving arrow
Minor grammar.