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Father, autodidact software engineer, systems administrator, Linux advocate, amateur photographer, kitchen lover, foodie. Ask me about my noodle!

comment Why does my turn signals intermittently flash fast?
Indeed. Turn on all of your lights, as well as the 4-way blinkers and walk around your car to see which is dead.
comment How can I keep my backup camera lens clean?
I would not recommend NeverWet as it will not go on CLEARLY. It has a tendency to leave a residue, so the camera output will seem blurry at best.
comment Why are drum brakes still fitted on Ford's cars?
Adding on to this - the braking percentages are something on the order of 70Front/30Rear or 80Front/20Rear in some cases.
comment How to increase braking power in fully loaded Wagon-R
I have to agree with both of you - mac you do make a point about "TRUE" track pads...and in light of that, I would suggest racing pads, etc. I experience the same as Brian does - much better performance over the stock pads both cold and hot.
comment How to increase braking power in fully loaded Wagon-R
High performance summer tires are not at all recommended in the rain / cold weather obviously. High performance all-season tires are what I use on my car and they are absolutely astounding compared to the cheapos the car came with. True track/racing brake pads do need to come up to temperature before they develop "bite" and yes, they can be terrifying and dangerous when cold - I know that firsthand. But when compared to stock pads, I'd rather have a terrifying first 10 minutes of driving than having to worry about not having a good brake system in case of emergencies.
comment Why does a car's engine vibrate at start, despite the circular geometry of its component's dynamics
Pretty much as I can best explain it
comment What is the specificity of Formula 1 engines, that enables them to reach 18.000 RPM?
Very welcome! Glad you found the answer helpful
comment Steering Wheel Shake New Car Performance Tires
@BobHorn If the tires are just slightly out of balance, it could be that when they warm up after driving for a bit they absorb most of the vibration, or if its a loose nut or bolt, the heat absorbed into the nut/bolt from the road and surrounding components makes it expand and tighten...just a thought
comment Manually shifting an automatic transmission?
Not that I can recall...I've sent the car off to the mechanic, but don't recall the Trans fluid smelling burnt. And nope, never downshifted at too high a speed
comment Installing Tachometer on bike
Sorry Larry - offered a Google string that would bring up results and articles related to it. My apologies, will edit to reflect a more detailed answer now.