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Nov
19
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?
Nov
16
comment What's the correct fusing for a headlight relay?
You can safely use a 20A fuse on 14ga wiring. The chart you reference is concerned with sizing the wire for voltage drop over runs of differing length. When it comes to fusing for overcurrent protection, the length of the run isn't a factor, just the size of the wire.
Nov
16
comment Which relay to use for bike headlight
for what it's worth, this source says that an H4 bulb will fit an HS1 socket, which means that this H4 Single Headlight Relay Kits should be a direct fit for your motorcycle. If you choose to make one yourself, you're basically replicating this kit.
Nov
16
comment Which relay to use for bike headlight
+1 very good comment on potentially outstripping the generator/alternator's ability to charge the battery. Add-on LED lighting may be more efficient.
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Nov
16
comment Low power, bad gas mileage, smelly exhaust after engine work
...so timing belt is currently off 1-2 notches, or was of 1-2 notches and has since been corrected?
Nov
14
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Nov
14
revised Is there a way to put Prius with dead battery into neutral?
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Nov
14
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Nov
14
comment Quickly pull key out - weird noise (Golf)
When this noise happens, if you do nothing (i.e. don't turn the key to the "on" position) will it go on indefinitely, or does it only happen for a little while? If so, how long? If it's a brief noise, my gut says it's no problem, could be a coolant after-run pump, or part of the anti-shudder system that helps shut off your diesel engine smoothly, or any one of a number of other things,
Nov
14
comment Hard Start in cold weather
temp sensors? Coolant temp, intake air temp if so equipped...maybe you're not getting enough starting enrichment ("choke") because the computer isn't getting the right temperature. This wouldn't explain the hard cranking, but might explain why you have to crank for 3-5 seconds before it fires.
Nov
13
comment Greater warranty or lower miles?
again, i suggest you edit your question to include the year, make, model, and mileage of both cars so that you might get some answers based on experience with those actual vehicles. This is fundamentally a question of risk tolerance--you want a warranty because you don't want to be on the hook if something goes wrong. Well, what's the likelihood that something goes wrong? It depends on the car.
Nov
13
comment Greater warranty or lower miles?
the color seems to be a complicating factor that only you can place a value on. What year, make, model car are we talking about? Some cars are more likely to need work than others. What are the actual (not relative) mileages? A car with 200k miles compared to one with 230k miles is a wash.