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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).

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?
Wording, title, tags, removed fluff.
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
Jul
17
revised Whistling noise from 4runner when idling, gassing
Wording, typos.
Jul
17
comment Whistling noise from 4runner when idling, gassing
Could be vacuum leak, but I’ll let someone with more experience elaborate. Because if it does not happen when parked, I am at a loss.
Jul
16
reviewed Reviewed Cigarette lighter fuse repeatedly blows
Jul
16
comment Cigarette lighter fuse repeatedly blows
Just to clarify: by “car charger” you mean mobile phone or GPS charger/power supply etc.?
Jul
14
reviewed Reviewed Broken spark plug
Jul
13
reviewed Reviewed My 2003 Grand Am won’t start
Jul
13
comment My 2003 Grand Am won’t start
+1 for the good check list, and proper typography. ;)
Jul
13
reviewed Reviewed My 2003 Grand Am won’t start
Jul
13
comment My 2003 Grand Am won’t start
When did it begin to happen? Were there other problems with the car (especially electrical or transmission) at the time it had happened? Does it really completely silent, or do you hear some relay clicking sound, but the car does not turn over? Did you check the fuses (in the fuse box, or in the engine compartment)? Did you check connection to the starter itself? If not, check and clean the terminals, if they are dirty or corroded. Also, check the continuity from the starter to the battery, then go from there. If it is an electrical problem, then, as always: check connections, and wires.