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Jan
23
comment steering angle sensor in indian cars
Please add more information about the specific car to your original post. This is like asking if steering wheel sensors are in American cars. Some have them, some don't.
Oct
16
comment Radiator and coolant ports
Did you check the radiator itself, or the overflow tank? If you lost coolant through a leak, the overflow would not be a good indicator of the level. You would need to check the pressurized system--after it's cooled off and no longer pressurized!
Oct
16
comment Honda Accord 2003 Wont start on cool or cold days
Is the engine turning over at all when you try to start on a cold day? If not, do you hear any 'click' noises as you turn the key to try? There's too many possibilities without more information.
Oct
7
comment CVT on 6 cylinder cars
I'm willing to bet that's it. It's probably a long-term reliability thing. All these new CVTs have yet to prove themselves with lots of power. Otherwise racers would be all over it (sanctioning body rules excepted).
Sep
16
comment How to identify transmission issues
That sounds like a pretty hard jerk.
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
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
comment Getting unexpectedly low mileage for Honda Fit 2012
How long has this been going on? Has it been bad through refills?
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
comment Tranmission fluid changing vs flushing
possible duplicate of Should you change all of your transmission fluid?
Apr
29
comment How to align wheel manually
Most cars have only limited adjustability, which is why aftermarket "coilovers" and camber plates are popular. Typically the toe or tracking is adjustable on the front via the steering tie-rods. Camber can sometimes be adjusted via the shock towers or suspension arms. Caster is, as far as I know, always fixed without aftermarket parts.
Apr
25
comment Removing a painted picture on my car
Do you have any photos? This is a hilarious question.
Apr
17
comment Can I reprogram my car for LED turn signals?
The resistors aren't that big of a deal, it's the energy loss due to heat from the filament bulbs that uses a lot of energy.
Apr
8
comment What do these compression figures mean
It's something you'd have to check when rebuilding. It's going to be at least the rings.
Mar
11
comment How do the audio controls on the steering wheel communicate with the radio?
It was line of sight, IIRC, so possible. But unlikely.
Feb
26
comment Does the tachometer provide any indication of fuel usage?
Additionally, engines can be more efficient at certain speeds than others, depending on load. For example, hyper-milers like to "Burn-cruise", where if they have to accelerate, they do it quickly/aggressively to put the car close to its peak torque, which is typically the more fuel efficient per HP produced.
Feb
26
comment Holden Commodore not moving
Torque converter problem, it sounds like.