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awarded  Quorum
Nov
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comment Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear?
I believe you're correct re: engine braking coming from throttled intake rather than from compression.
Nov
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comment Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear?
..are you sure that your owners manual doesn't advise UPshifting early to save fuel? i.e. make the shift from 2 to 3 early?
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awarded  Custodian
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reviewed Reviewed 2005 Ford Taurus - Is it really harmful to use standard antifreeze?
Nov
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asked How old is too old for a new tire?
Nov
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revised Is it OK to replace only 2 tires on an AWD car?
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comment Is it OK to replace only 2 tires on an AWD car?
I'll mark my own possible dupe, but there's some subtle (or not-so-subtle) differences between the conditions here
Nov
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asked Is it OK to replace only 2 tires on an AWD car?
Nov
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revised Can I get bluetooth music enabled in my 2009 BMW 528i?
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Nov
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comment motorcycle headlight with single SPDT relay
70A is WAY more than you need. It will certainly work, but you only need 10-20A. Two 20A relays may be easier to hide somewhere on the bike than two 70A relays.
Nov
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comment motorcycle headlight with single SPDT relay
With the SPDT, your lo beam would stay on even when the key was out, as the relay is normally closed, so you'd have a direct path from the battery to the lo beam. This is why you need two SPST relays. You shouldn't use any of the NC terminals for this application.
Nov
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comment motorcycle headlight with single SPDT relay
@RoryAlsop lo and hi beam on separate circuits means you need two relays
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answered motorcycle headlight with single SPDT relay
Nov
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comment Which relay to use for bike headlight
your single bulb actually has two filaments in it--one for the low beam and one for the hi beam. each is on its own circuit, so you need two relays.
Nov
16
comment The battery is fine but my car will not start not even a clicking sound
The lights (and all kinds of other accessories) should go off when you turn the key to "start." This is "load shedding" to make sure that all the battery's capacity is available for the starter and engine electronics.
Nov
16
answered Gasoline is dripping out of a rubber tube outputting on the bottom of my motorcycle - is this normal, or is it a problem?