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Apr
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awarded  Enlightened
Apr
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
31
answered Unknown part fell out of my motorcycle
Feb
20
comment How to remove droplets of paint on my car?
I wouldn't discount the clay bar option. This has become my go-to method of removing stuff like tar spots, bugs, etc. In my experience, it can remove some pretty hard-stuck stuff.
Feb
13
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Feb
6
comment Can I use EP 80W/90 oil instead of EP90 oil?
asked and answered answered on diy.sx
Feb
6
revised What is the temperature at steering rack?
edited title
Feb
6
answered What is the temperature at steering rack?
Feb
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
29
comment Extremely high then fluctuating idle at very cold temperatures
@R I did a cursory search online and was surprised that I didn't find a clear reference to the behavior. I have personal experience with an old carburated Accord DX hatchback that did exactly this, but only when the car was in neutral (if i remember correctly).
Jan
27
answered Extremely high then fluctuating idle at very cold temperatures
Jan
24
comment Old winter tires on new 2013 Toyota Highlander?
@Scott I'm not aware of a reverse-lookup for wheel and tire fitments. There may be such a tool. However, I expect the reason you're asking is you're now looking to get rid of your old wheels and tires. In this case, just list their sizes and specifications in an ad in the local classifieds. There are plenty of folks shopping who know what they're looking for. I'd try "used snow tires mounted on (steel? alloy?) wheels. 255/60-R17 on 17" wheels with 5x100 bolt pattern. came off of 2001 outback, but may fit other vehicles"
Jan
13
comment Proper use of The Club?
Yes. First turn the wheel, then remove the key from the ignition.
Jan
8
comment Blazer overheating in cold temperatures
not too wordy. well reported. +1
Jan
8
comment Blazer overheating in cold temperatures
Coolant temp sensor alone wouldn't explain all the symptoms, since at one point while the gauge was reading high the pressure limiting radiator cap was triggered. At that point the car was actually running hot, not just reading hot.
Jan
8
comment Is it efficient to use the cabin heat in my car?
Yup. You've got to reject the engine's operating heat somewhere. With the heater on, some of the engines operating heat warms up the car's cabin. With the heater off, all that heat is rejected outside the car. The cabin air blower is not a large power draw, especially at lower speeds. Enjoy the heat. NOW, if you drive an electric car, the story is different. In that case, bundle up! The heat is an electric resistance element, so you're directly trading heat for range. Hybrids can provide heat like a conventional vehicle, or they might have some extra equipment including electric heaters, etc.
Jan
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on block-heater tag wiki excerpt
Jan
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 9-5 tag wiki excerpt
Jan
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content