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I've stopped arguing with people on SE because everyone is so righteous. Please people: calm down, and open your mind a bit.

On many of the large SE sites such as SuperUser and StackExchange, you have to go through three ass holes to find one person who is truly willing to help.


Feb
18
comment Capacitors for cars
Thanks for the info. However, a cap doesn't use energy - and by that I mean that using a cap will not tax your alternator any more than not having it there. It does however, smooth out the big spikes in energy usage and helps prevent sharp spikes from dimming your headlights and such.
Feb
3
comment Jeep TJ death wobble troubleshooting
Wow. Thank you so much for all the info. I selected this as best answer because it is so thorough and detailed. I will go through this in order, and let you know which, if any of these, fix the problem.
Jul
11
comment Will low gauge wire to a fuse be a bottleneck?
Thanks for the technique. I'll give that a try in the morning.
Apr
23
comment Is it necessary to have two ground wires (1 to engine and 1 to car-frame)?
Yes. I added a 160amp alternator - I wired it with 0awg welding cable (the real stuff, not the ebay stuff). I could only afford enough for the posative wiring at the time, but I am going to add 0awg ground wire to at least my engine (for the starter and alternator) and maybe to my chassis, as well.
Apr
20
comment Is it necessary to have two ground wires (1 to engine and 1 to car-frame)?
The reason I asked about the engine bay is because I upgraded from an 80amp alternator to a 160amp alternator.
Apr
17
comment Safe resistance between alternator and battery?
Yeah, I think that chassis wiring is when it is grounded to the chassis and there is only a positive cable.
Apr
15
comment Can I reprogram my car for LED turn signals?
Thank you for the answer, but in the question I specified that I would prefer not to use resistors.
Apr
15
comment Can I reprogram my car for LED turn signals?
I do appreciate the answer, but I did the math, and it is not a simple RC circuit. The measured values for what the capacitance of what "the capacitor" should be do not work out to the hypothetical frequency. :(
Apr
15
comment Can I reprogram my car for LED turn signals?
I will do a little research on this. If it is simply an RC circuit then it should be no problem, but if it is controlled by the computer it will be more complicated. And yes, I could use resistors, but I would prefer not to waste 20watts on running lights - if I don't have to.
Apr
9
comment Which color headlight is the safest?
Well, I am not using a cheep HID kit in a halogen reflector. I am using legitimate projector and high quality, OEM parts (except for the actual bulbs). I think that the first point you make is really regarding the use of HID bulbs in reflectors. As for your second point I did not know about that, and I am very glad I reached out - so I can learn things like that.
Apr
4
comment Does “DOT and SAE approved” apply across the United States?
Yeah, I'm using all of the lights in their proper places. I actually emailed AZPD and they said it doesn't really matter if there is always an amber color showing as long as there is a visible orange/amber when the blinker is flashing...
Apr
4
comment Racing Fuel (100 Octane Rating) - Better than Premium?
Damn. You could fly a Cessna with that gas.
Mar
8
comment Which is stronger: solid sockets, or two piece sockets?
The piece to the right in the photo cost as much as a set of 5 of the ones from Autozne, but ACE has expensive sockets. I try to get mine online.
Mar
8
comment Which is stronger: solid sockets, or two piece sockets?
They are fused together somehow. I'm not sure how.
Mar
8
comment 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 stalls while idling
has it actually ever stalled when idle? My jeep's idle RPM is usually between 700 and 500 - and that thing is really hard to stall. What did the idle RPM of your focus used to be? Did anything change, or did the RPM just drop one day?
Feb
15
comment Rubbing noise when driving with clutch engaged?
That's a good idea. I think that's what I have to do.
Feb
15
comment Rubbing noise when driving with clutch engaged?
Hmm. Can't be the tire rubbing or the brakes because it's only when the clutch is engaged. The noise is most noticeable when I am in a high gear (3 or 4 or 5). I'm not that comfortable running my jeep in my garage in 5th gear - where should I do something like that? And if it were the diff wouldn't it only make a rubbing noise while turning?
Feb
15
comment which 3m filter for painting?
@KromStern I thought about that. But whenever I ask a question there they tell me its off topic :/ the people here are much more open to slightly off topic questions.
Feb
14
comment Why no alternate (hand-cranked, spring-loaded) starter for a car?
Chances are: if you're out at sea and your starter dies you are in much more trouble than if you're in a car on the ground.
Feb
14
comment Why no alternate (hand-cranked, spring-loaded) starter for a car?
Exactly. I replaced my battery as soon as I start having trouble with turning the car on... Not once I find out it is completely dead. Costco is a great place to go for auto batteries if you're on a budget.