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Sep
16
revised What is the difference between normal, platinum, iridium plugs?
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Sep
16
answered AWD truck doesn't shift smoothly. I was advised to not change the transmission fluid
Sep
16
answered Tail Light / Turn Signal randomly not working
Sep
16
answered How to identify transmission issues
Sep
12
answered 2002 Altima: Battery and Gas Pedal Issues Same Week
Sep
7
comment Access car settings with aftermarket radio
+1 For going the extra mile.
Sep
7
comment 1998 GMC Suburban Air Conditioner
Sounds like you have a slow leak.
Sep
7
revised Should I replace my own oxygen sensor if i have a Check Engine Light and Code P2195?
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Sep
7
answered How hot is “HOT” on a transmission fluid (ATF) dip stick?
Sep
5
answered Trip computer reported MPG with engine remap or chip
Sep
5
comment Trip computer reported MPG with engine remap or chip
@mac, Yes, accurate fuel consumption is read from VSS and fuel injector pulse width data. That gives you all you need. The formula you mention early assumes a perfect 14.7 combustion, which is not always the case (richer during warmup and acceleration, leaner during decel and cruise).
Aug
14
comment Why does a car's engine vibrate at start, despite the circular geometry of its component's dynamics
Not all cars do this, I6 and V12 engines have opposing cylinders that fire simultaneously and they are considered "balanced", at any RPM. But even still, we're talking about explosions shooting metal slugs at insane speeds: there's going to be some vibrations.
Jul
22
comment What is the difference between normal, platinum, iridium plugs?
Well, going resistor-less is something you have to do with consideration of all the extra EMI you'll get. I would think that higher boost levels might require smaller gap, not different plugs. Did you try that?
May
30
awarded  Yearling
May
30
revised What do these lights mean?
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May
30
answered What do these lights mean?
May
30
comment Getting unexpectedly low mileage for Honda Fit 2012
How long has this been going on? Has it been bad through refills?
May
22
answered Bad to run the car for a short duration, turn it off, and start up again?
May
15
comment Tranmission fluid changing vs flushing
If you already flushed roughly half, I'd think your chances are good that nothing terrible will happen flushing the rest.
May
15
answered CAN-BUS signals of Ford Transit needed