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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).

Aug
25
reviewed No Action Needed Power steering seems to be coming out of its reservoir from the top. Whats wrong?
Aug
20
comment Malibu turns over, does not start
@MarkJohnson That is what the unit looks like: image. The plastic housing incorporates plug boots on the bottom, and pack on top (with aluminium heatsink).
Aug
18
reviewed Reviewed 1940 Buick Super brake master cylinder removal
Aug
18
revised 1940 Buick Super brake master cylinder removal
Wording, comma.
Aug
16
comment Honda Civic braking problems in warm climate
@fassetar, while this is a good answer, and probably a correct one (air in the brake system would indeed cause same symptoms), you should not award the acceptance just because it “looks” right. Try to fix the car first, and if that is indeed what had caused it, then accept.
Aug
16
comment Air trapped inside radiator after adding coolant
Maybe you should elaborate the above within your answer. Otherwise, essentially one-sentence reply is not quality.
Aug
16
reviewed Reviewed How often do I need to change my oil in a VW TDI?
Aug
16
revised How often do I need to change my oil in a VW TDI?
Formatting, style.
Aug
15
reviewed Reviewed Honda Civic braking problems in warm climate
Aug
15
revised Honda Civic braking problems in warm climate
Wording, grammar, tags.
Aug
15
comment How often do I need to change my oil in a VW TDI?
@Ken, if manufacturer require synthetic, and specifies 10 000 mile interval — this is all you need to know. Well, you also need to know if the mechanic is going to put synthetic in as well, and that they not just giving you general recommendation based on conventional oil usage. As mentioned in other answers, if the car is not subject to frequent heavier operation (towing, excessive hill climbing, a lot of stop-and-go traffic etc.), the normal service interval is good enough.
Aug
15
asked Malibu turns over, does not start
Aug
12
comment Can I improve fuel economy by changing differential’s gear ratio?
Provide more details about your car. What year is it? Does it have older 1.6 L carburetted engine, or newer 1.7 L fuel-injected or some other? Is the vehicle was originally sold in Russia or neighbouring countries, or was it export version that may have had Western European transmission components installed?
Aug
12
answered Is it OK to drive Accord with 5% oil life left as indicated?
Aug
11
awarded  Strunk & White
Aug
11
revised Is it OK to drive Accord with 5% oil life left as indicated?
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Aug
11
revised Can I improve fuel economy by changing differential’s gear ratio?
Wording, title, grammar, tags.
Jul
17
reviewed Reviewed Intermittent no crank issues
Jul
17
revised Intermittent no crank issues
Grammar, paragraphs, removed fluff.
Jul
17
reviewed Reviewed Whistling noise from 4runner when idling, gassing