Reputation
469
Next privilege 500 Rep.
Cast close & reopen votes
Badges
3 6 17
Newest
 Critic
Impact
~63k people reached

Apr
6
comment Do cars consume less fuel when in Neutral?
It's a clear dupe of "Is shifting to neutral on a decline more fuel efficient than keeping the gear engaged?", but it really is not a dupe of "Will engine braking damage my transmission? How can I tell?".
Apr
6
awarded  Critic
Apr
6
comment Do cars consume less fuel when in Neutral?
@nocomprende Perhaps it's for manuals only, and maybe some select auto boxes. But I don't know much about pulse and go other than it's occasional usage in hypermiling, so can't say for sure.
Apr
5
comment Do cars consume less fuel when in Neutral?
@JasonHutchinson right I see that now, doesn't even specify the grade or whether you're braking. I can't see major issues with rolling in-gear if you're within the speed limit and you aren't using brakes, but hey, lawmakers.
Apr
5
awarded  Yearling
Apr
5
answered Do cars consume less fuel when in Neutral?
Jan
14
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
30
awarded  Famous Question
Nov
25
comment How does cold, dry weather affect horsepower?
Hey Munga83, thanks for your response and welcome to Mechanics.SE! FYI you'll need to clean up some of your grammar and spelling, otherwise your answer could get flagged.
Oct
24
comment How can I empirically evaluate the condition of my used motor oil at home?
You can do basic light spectroscopy for cheap - I've used a simple ~$50 tool for measuring alcohol content (home-brew). Obviously you could spend millions on this endeavour, but I'm wondering if a basic, sufficiently-effective approach could be achieved for a reasonable sum.
Oct
21
asked How can I empirically evaluate the condition of my used motor oil at home?
Sep
28
revised How often to change oil if vehicle gets under 1500 miles per year?
Removed 'change' duplicate from title
Sep
27
suggested approved edit on How often to change oil if vehicle gets under 1500 miles per year?
Sep
27
accepted How long can I keep motor oil for before it needs to get put in the car or thrown out?
Sep
25
comment How long can I keep motor oil for before it needs to get put in the car or thrown out?
How about if it's been opened? As what I'm thinking of is those larger containers for a more "buy in bulk" price.
Sep
24
asked How long can I keep motor oil for before it needs to get put in the car or thrown out?
Sep
2
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
31
revised why do engines have so much unused horsepower?
Improved citation
Jul
16
awarded  Famous Question
Jun
30
awarded  Notable Question