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I am a simple man. I like software development and fast cars.


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comment Mondeo 04 TDCI bent conrod - worth fixing?
You could possibly infer the state of the conrod by comparing the height of the piston at Top Dead Center against the other three (also at TDC). That would tell you whether or not the rod was bent. A bent rod would mean the piston doesn't move quite as far up.
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answered Mondeo 04 TDCI bent conrod - worth fixing?
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revised Is leaving either a metric or an imperial wrench set in a GM vehicle sufficient for all (most) emergency repairs?
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answered Is leaving either a metric or an imperial wrench set in a GM vehicle sufficient for all (most) emergency repairs?
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comment Is a PlastiDip paint job a viable alternative for a real paint job?
I would personally rather have a vinyl wrap made than use plastidip.
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comment Can reading from the ODB port interfere with a custom STO map?
You're obviously not a South African, Paulster2. It's crazy what people in the motor industry (try to) get away with. I'm not saying this particular guy is shady, because he has a great reputation and I asked for him by name so quite the contrary but there are guys out there who do weird things and get away with it. It's best to expect the worst.
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comment Can reading from the ODB port interfere with a custom STO map?
I understand what you're saying. What irritates me a bit is that the software is supposedly "undetectable" by the dealer, yet if it were to misreport or freak out if someone plugs a diagnostic device into it, it would become immediately obvious that the software has been altered. But that's another matter entirely. I simply wanted to know whether it is possible, and as you and Watsche have confirmend, it is. Thanks.
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comment Can reading from the ODB port interfere with a custom STO map?
Surely not if it interferes with diagnostic scans?
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comment Can reading from the ODB port interfere with a custom STO map?
Thank you. You have given me all the information I need.
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answered Dodge Neon SRT-4
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answered Which OBD II adapter to buy?
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answered How can I program a replacement fob for a 2003 Malibu?
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answered RPM jumps up & back down at 40mph
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answered How does a 'very small stone' hit on the windscreen creates long cracks coming out of it?
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comment 03 Chevy Impala Revving up and then down while in park.
Ask the mechanics to have a look at the Idle Control Valve.
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comment Read OBD-II Signals Matlab (in real time)
You may have more luck on stack overflow or programmers.stackexchange.com .
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comment What is the general rule, if one exists, for determining the difference between crank horsepower and wheel horsepower?
I can confirm that the 20% rule fits right in with my real-world experiences with my latest project car.