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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


Mar
15
comment Pros/cons of higher capacity car battery?
@PterisCaune: It's non-trivial. Make a new question <grin>
Mar
15
answered Pros/cons of higher capacity car battery?
Mar
14
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Mar
13
comment How to diagnose a starter motor that does not work
@JeremyP: Holding a 12.7V charge doesn't tell you anything. It may only be able to provide that at very low loads. Hence, the CCA test.
Mar
12
comment Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time.
@Iszi: Sea Foam in the tank won't do much to help the engine start. If gum is causing it to run roughly, Sea Foam can clear out the gum. If it's too gummed to start, you'll need to do something more drastic - overhaul the carburetor, for example.
Mar
12
comment How to diagnose a starter motor that does not work
@JeremyP: Please charge the battery to full with a smart charger, let it rest for 24 hours, and then have it tested. It's hard to draw conclusions about anything else if your battery is bad.
Mar
12
comment Things to consider when building a stroker small block Chevrolet
I worry that this question is too broad to produce a good answer.
Mar
12
answered How to diagnose a starter motor that does not work
Mar
12
awarded  Critic
Mar
12
comment What differences between synthetic and dino oil?
We need to be careful not to invite a religious debate here. C# vs. Java? Mac vs. Windows? Etc. This is also far from the type of question an expert might ask.
Mar
12
comment Starting a car that has been sitting for about a year
@Patrick: Yes, but this one is specific and not hypothetical.
Mar
12
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Mar
12
comment Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time.
Thinking about the guidance to ask questions for problems you're really facing, please tell us how long the vehicle has been stored, the climate, whether it was under a roof, and what steps were taken to put it away properly.
Mar
12
answered Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time.
Mar
12
comment Starting a car that has been sitting for about a year
It's easier to change the oil in a warm engine, because the oil flows more easily. So maybe move #3, and instead just "check that there is enough oil", in case there was a leak.
Mar
12
comment Possible short in reverse lights on 2003 Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck
Tell us more about the conditions in which this occurs. Hot vs. cold. Running vs. not. Weather. All the time, just sometimes. How quickly does it turn on/off.
Mar
12
comment Possible short in reverse lights on 2003 Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck
It's unlikely that this is a short, as a short circuit will usually blow the fuse. What you're seeing is an intermittent open circuit.
Mar
10
comment What is the proper way to extract a broken sparkplug?
Do you want to say anything about penetrating oil?
Mar
9
asked How do you get the carburetors out of a 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000 P?
Mar
9
comment How do I drain the brake fluid for a 1999 BMW K1200RS?
@Kendrick: I removed the step-by-step, because I don't know about ABS systems, and I wanted to keep things pro.