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Sep
27
answered Can all transmissions be shifted to neutral at any speed?
Sep
27
comment How to avoid damaging clutch while stopping and going uphill
I agree with your braking to a stop technique. keep the car in gear and your foot OFF the clutch for as long as possible. Engine braking like this adds control, and you're ready to accelerate away should the need arise. the Don't hold the footbrake when stationary for more than a few seconds part I think is a bit of an opinion-based non-sequitur, and I think it confuses the "when do I change to neutral" question--one can change to neutral without the use of the parking brake.
Sep
27
revised How to avoid damaging clutch while stopping and going uphill
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Sep
24
comment Can an ELM327 OBD-II reader report on anything other than engine trouble codes for a Mini Cooper?
there isn't necessarily, but there can be--some readers are available that are specifically tailored for one make of vehicle. I have one (VAG-COM) that is tailored for VW/Audi cars and can access multiple computers on the vehicle's CAN-BUS network.
Sep
24
comment Can an ELM327 OBD-II reader report on anything other than engine trouble codes for a Mini Cooper?
I've edited your title to reflect that the question you are asking is actually quite application-specific.
Sep
24
revised Can an ELM327 OBD-II reader report on anything other than engine trouble codes for a Mini Cooper?
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Sep
23
comment Do different brands of the same oil really make a difference?
@SamWhited some really good, well informed information at bobistheoilguy.com
Sep
19
comment My car pulls/stalls after i apply brakes and it makes a loud grinding sound
You mention "pulling" and "stalling" in your title, but offer no further description of these issues. Those are potentially more severe problems than those you described, so perhaps you could offer some clarification here.
Sep
19
answered My car pulls/stalls after i apply brakes and it makes a loud grinding sound
Sep
19
answered 2005 Subaru 2.5 RS - Engine-wise, how damaging is burning oil?
Sep
18
answered Offroad Kit - Are the brakes replaced?
Sep
17
comment Camry 1994 antenna doesn't go down all the way
you may wish to try lubricating the antenna first if you have not already. Various sources recommend either powdered graphite, silicone spray, or paste wax. Avoid anything "wet" like a traditional oil as it can attract dust and gum up the works.
Sep
17
revised Mixing antifreeze?
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Sep
17
answered Mixing antifreeze?
Sep
16
comment Wheel will not come off, may be bent around hub
I like a 3--4 foot length of pressure treated 6x6" post as a battering ram. If possible, hit the bottom edge of the wheel/tire from the inside of the vehicle. As Nick said, don't remove the nuts/bolts completely. Penetrating oil can help as well.
Sep
13
comment Why do blinkers of two cars never blink synchronously?
Good write up on thermal switches. More recently solid-state flasher relays have been entering the marketplace that do not operate on this principle and may theoretically be far more consistent in their blink rate. These are often used when someone has converted from incandescent to LED bulbs for turn signal lighting, as they fix the "fast blink" condition that would result with a thermal relay and low-current-draw LEDs.
Sep
13
answered Steering wheel shakes when braking at high speeds
Sep
12
answered Wiper motor voltage troubleshooting
Sep
12
comment drove without #3 cylinder plug wire. Help!
is this a traditional coil/distributor ignition system? It may be time to consider a new coil (after checking the wire between the coil and distributor, of course!).
Sep
12
revised Can an improper jump start cause damage to the starter motor?
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