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revised Can an improper jump start cause damage to the starter motor?
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Gearbox Swap '93 model mitsubishi triton MJ
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revised Gearbox Swap '93 model mitsubishi triton MJ
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Sep
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comment Slower Engine Start When “Cold”
you should hold the key in the "start" position until the engine fires up on its own.
Sep
6
comment Access car settings with aftermarket radio
I would think the answer is "almost certainly not". This settings menu is likely to use some kind of proprietary interface that it wouldn't make sense for a stereo manufacturer to bother supporting.
Sep
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comment What is happening when a two-stroke engine is said to be “four-stroking”?
"not an ignitable mixture"
Sep
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comment What is happening when a two-stroke engine is said to be “four-stroking”?
...Then again--the exhaust gasses might be completely inert, and therefore the air-to-fuel ratio of the non-inert, new charge would still be correct (neither rich or lean) as metered by the carb, there just might not be enough fresh air and fuel to make a meaningful power stroke.
Sep
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comment What is happening when a two-stroke engine is said to be “four-stroking”?
This is a fantastic answer, and I definitely learned something new. However, I feel your intuition about the miss being due to the mixture being "too lean to ignite" may be incorrect. The presence of exhaust gasses rather than fresh air/fuel means there's a deficiency of oxygen, which would be a rich condition, rather than a lean condition.
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revised Weak front brake on dirt bike
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answered Weak front brake on dirt bike
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revised How to drive a car in snow
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revised How to drive a car in snow
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answered How to drive a car in snow
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comment How to drive a car in snow
@happybuddha the tire sidewall of a snow tire may be marked M/S (mud/snow) or may show a snowflake.
Sep
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comment Two hoses that run from the carburetor - Is the upper hose cut and zip tied? Is that's the one that brings fuel to the carburetor?
Do you smell gas after attempting to start the scooter for a while?
Sep
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answered Two hoses that run from the carburetor - Is the upper hose cut and zip tied? Is that's the one that brings fuel to the carburetor?
Sep
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comment Two hoses that run from the carburetor - Is the upper hose cut and zip tied? Is that's the one that brings fuel to the carburetor?
the upper hose that you found cut and zip tied is likely to be a vacuum line, rather than a fuel supply line.
Sep
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revised Two hoses that run from the carburetor - Is the upper hose cut and zip tied? Is that's the one that brings fuel to the carburetor?
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revised black smoke from maruti 800 1996 model
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revised Host of small performance problems in 2006 Hyundai Elantra
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