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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
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on alternator tag wiki excerpt
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on b-body tag wiki excerpt
Jan
5
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
23
reviewed No Action Needed Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?
Dec
23
answered When should we change the machine lubricant? Cold engine or hot engine?
Dec
23
accepted Change in exhaust note after extreme backfires--what did I break?
Dec
23
answered Change in exhaust note after extreme backfires--what did I break?
Dec
20
comment GOLF 5 GTD gas error led
@albanx that is quite an ambiguous answer. Allan Osborne offered two options. Which is it?
Dec
18
comment Inside radiator coming off?
@James I'm guessing it was like that prior to the flush as well. Doubtful that this much corrosion/deposits (not sure from the picture whether these spots are missing finish material with corrosion on the substrate resulting, or deposited material from somewhere else) would show up in a day.
Dec
17
comment Wires Coming Out Of Center Console
I think it's an indicator light for the lock on the secret compartment. Or the "armed" light for the passenger ejector seat.
Dec
17
comment Inside radiator coming off?
you think that when you started flushing the system that the filler neck didn't look like that?
Dec
16
revised Change in exhaust note after extreme backfires--what did I break?
added 13 characters in body
Dec
16
comment Change in exhaust note after extreme backfires--what did I break?
@Larry apparently these bikes are known for flooding and hard-starting in extreme cold, so the simplest explanation may hold.
Dec
16
awarded  Tag Editor