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Jun
24
comment Brakes smoke on driver side, but only after non-level terrain
was it definitely smoke, or just brake dust? And if it was smoke, could you see what was smoking?
Jun
18
comment Vauxhall corsa diesel leaking oil
If it is water, you shouldn't drive it - as that water is used to help cool the engine. If it is boiling out, your engine may overheat and fail. Expensively.
Jun
9
comment Could very minor impacts have caused electrical problems?
Have you checked to see if you left lights on, or the bump meant a door sensor was stuck open, leaving interior lights on? They are pretty likely. I've accidentally discharged my battery before by accidentally leaving the boot (trunk to US-ians) not quite shut and going on holiday for 2 weeks leaving the boot light on...
Jun
6
comment How could an oil drain plug fall out after 36 days and 2500 miles?
This doesn't really add anything else. Answers and comments already agree the most likely cause is that someone removed it, not a garage leaving it loose. But in any case if they did leave it loose it is impossible to prove - your own insurance is only ever going to be the successful route.
Jun
6
comment Is it safe to reuse oil that was drained for a repair?
@dodge - Paul explicitly says in his answer that it is almost certainly fine. It is only in these comments that he goes into his actual opinion. I'm not sure what your comments or flag are trying to accomplish, and I'd suggest rereading his post and comments to see why you are mistaken.
May
27
comment 2003 Acura tl overheating
Have you read the other questions here on overheating? The usual suspects have been covered extensively.
May
21
comment Will vtec engage without a factory released VTEC ECU when swapping to VTEC engine?
Based on the discussions I have had with folks on mods for my car (Subaru, not Honda, but I feel this will be similar) you need an ECU specific to your engine, or for aftermarket ECU's, one which can be set up for your engine.
May
18
comment Accidently put biodiesel fuel in 2009 Nissan Altima. What to do?
In googling, you are right - I was sure that was what I was told by the AA when I accidentally filled my petrol car with diesel years ago. My mistake.
May
18
comment Yamaha fz700 brake and headlights problem
Iqbal - please don't repost your question unless there is something new. This is a duplicate.
May
15
comment 2.5L four-cylinder able to tow 2,700lbs?
that isn't the case - it doesn't matter that it is a 4 cylinder engine (although a flat 4 boxer engine is very balanced, which helps with pulling large loads) but what is important is that the Subaru engine and power train (excluding older clutches!) is heavily over-engineered.
May
15
comment loud bang in my car
Did you check for any damage on the back of the car?
May
15
comment Petrol vehicles, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a turbo charger?
Good edit - voted to reopen.
May
14
comment Petrol vehicles, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a turbo charger?
option, yes, but those aren't the big sellers according to carbuyer.co.uk. Of the top ten best selling diesel cars in 2015, only one is turbocharged.
May
14
comment Unibody Frame - Straightening Procedure and Limitations
I would have actually loved to have seen it, but they had to strip everything off the frame in order to do it, so I didn't have time to stick around. Yeah - car unibodies are going to be different in a whole host of ways but I have no info on them - just thought this would be a useful datum point. Can't wait to get it back on the road this summer!
May
14
comment Petrol vehicles, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a turbo charger?
I think the basic question has a flaw - until very recently here in the UK petrol turbo cars were much more common than diesel turbo. Turbos on diesel engines were only on trucks and buses. Even now, turbos are really only common on diesels made by the big German manufacturers.
May
13
comment Permanent car camera secuity system?
Not an answer, but your question 1 is a no brainer: options here are easy. You can wire anything up to permanent 12v. If it is high current draw, you can add an extra battery to make sure it will last overnight. Don't go for a kit for this piece.
May
12
comment How to get items out of the HVAC system from a 2003-2007 Honda Accord
You may be able to retrieve the spring at least by attaching a magnet to a flexible 'fish tape' of the kind you can buy at DIY shops. Worth a try.
May
11
comment Clicking noise when starting from low speed, going over bumps
I'm thinking bushings. I get similar from both rear shock bushings. I'll need to replace them eventually.
May
11
comment No power situation - 1990 Mercury Couger
Have you checked the battery?
May
11
comment What happens to a car engine when giving max throttle while not in gear
Some engines did have mechanical rev-limiters prior to modern ECU's, but I wouldn't be able to identify which.