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Jun
25
comment 2006 Civic: What maintenance is due next?
Did you check your owner's manual for a maintenance schedule for other parts?
Jun
18
comment Shake while braking at certain speeds, intensified with steering input
It might also be warped brake rotors.
Jun
7
answered Any sense of buying Saab 9-3 1.9?
Jun
7
comment 2000 Chevy Camaro starts, idles low around 1000 rpms for 4 or 5 seconds before dying
Sounds a lot like a bad fuel pump or fuel pump relay.
Jun
6
comment Cream on oil cap? How to maintain a car that drives only short distances in Nordic environment?
One question at a time please mechanics.stackexchange.com/helpcenter/asking
Jun
6
answered How to know when automatic-transmission box needs to be changed?
May
31
comment Subaru Outback Towing vs Coasting
Most all of the AWD manuals implore you to tow the Subaru with the wheels down as slow as possible and for as little distance as possible in order not to risk damaging the transmission.
May
29
comment When do brake rotors really need to be replaced?
The minimum acceptable thickness will usually be stamped on the brake rotor near the center. You can use a micrometer to measure the thickness of your rotor. Be sure to measure in different spots ( the grooves for example). youtube.com/watch?v=NpkoffI1co4
May
28
answered When do brake rotors really need to be replaced?
May
24
comment Is it possible to have a manual transmission electric car?
Anything is possible.
May
23
revised What are the pitfalls of buying a used car after an accident?
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May
23
answered What are the pitfalls of buying a used car after an accident?
May
22
comment Bad to run the car for a short duration, turn it off, and start up again?
What is this place you live where people are just standing nearby waiting to jump into your drivers seat as soon as you turn your back to close a door??
May
22
comment Motorcycle: Fuel Injection light comes on after 5 mins of riding
The decrease in power is probably from the engine going into some kind of limp mode when the error code is thrown. The FI light could be caused by a number of things though. What's the warranty like in Australia?
May
21
comment Bad to run the car for a short duration, turn it off, and start up again?
If you have to choose between possibly shortening the life of your engine a little and having your car stolen all together, you'll have to pick your battles. Though I would suggest using two keys. Leave one key in the ignition with the car on, and use the other key to lock/unlock the car while you go to close the garage.
May
21
revised Bad to run the car for a short duration, turn it off, and start up again?
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May
21
answered Bad to run the car for a short duration, turn it off, and start up again?
May
17
comment Online service for tracking maintenance
This may have already been asked: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/1192/…
May
17
comment Scooter won't start
What's your question?
May
15
comment Please tell me I did not kill My chole (1999 VW Beetle)
Mike hit the nail on the head, the best case scenario here is that the head gasket is blown to pieces, and there's little chance that it makes sense financially to pay for that kind of repair on a 14 y/o beetle.