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Feb
10
comment Oil leak - just keep refilling?
I'm with you. I'm also wondering why dipsticks haven't advanced much in the past 80 years or so. I guess some cars have oil level sensors though.
Feb
10
answered Determining the cause of engine failure in 1999 Ford Escort (NA)
Feb
10
comment What is an oil catch can for?
This is all true. But along with dirtying everything on the intake side, it also lowers the effective octane of the mixture, which can lead to detonation.
Feb
9
comment Understanding NA Ford Escort air conditioning modes
Not as much, in my experience. My 2012 Focus has separate fan, vent, temperature, A/C, and recirculate controls but if you turn the temperature knob all the way cold, it enables recirculate automatically. Likewise, if you turn the vent knob to full defrost it turns on the A/C. Much better, still kind of irks me but i can understand it.
Feb
4
comment How to loosen drive belt tensioner on 2007 Toyota Corolla?
Yup, seeing the picture now, I would go with the closed end of a wrench and a pipe. Possibly a hammer, depending on the length of the pipe/leverage. I've got some cheapo wrenches I've cut the open end off to allow small diameter pipe, just for stuff like this.
Feb
3
comment How to loosen drive belt tensioner on 2007 Toyota Corolla?
What kind of socket and ratchet are you using? Can you get a smaller, shallower socket on it?
Jan
31
revised 2011 Ford Fusion bounces on bumps..no leak dealer wont replace struts even though still in warranty
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Jan
31
answered 2011 Ford Fusion bounces on bumps..no leak dealer wont replace struts even though still in warranty
Jan
31
answered '92 Toyota Corolla with a oil leak
Jan
31
comment Does switching to neutral on an automatic transmission improve braking for immediate stopping?
Engine braking on an automatic will only occur if it has locked the torque converter. Otherwise the engine can only help the car accelerate, but the drivetrain is "free" so to speak.
Jan
28
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Jan
24
revised Is there a good crash course website or book for auto repair for beginner who's just getting into auto repair?
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Jan
21
answered Is there a good crash course website or book for auto repair for beginner who's just getting into auto repair?
Jan
21
answered How to increase braking power in fully loaded Wagon-R
Jan
17
comment Engine revs up when braking
From that comment you posted on your question, it appears it does have this "Grade Logic". It's probably mostly a safety feature: to reduce brake temperatures. It will not decrease your stopping distance any more than the same car going the same speed without the feature--assuming brake temps are the same.
Jan
17
revised Engine revs up when braking
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Jan
17
answered Should I change my tires so they all match?
Jan
17
answered Engine revs up when braking
Jan
16
comment When looking at a transmission, how can I know if there is a LSD?
Ah, also you'll need the transmission in neutral to test this. Otherwise the opposite wheel will be forced to go the opposite way. If I'm thinking this through correctly.
Jan
8
revised RPM fluctuation while idling
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