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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.
May
11
comment Some sort of rear sway/stabilizer (sway bar?) is broken on my 1996 Infiniti I30
can you post a photo of the broken part? A sway bar typically prevents roll so this is likely not what is causing you problems. Oversteer has many causes.
May
7
comment Is it possible to lock wheels when ABS is working?
chilljeet - that is a good point actually. Modern systems in use by higher end manufacturers (eg Jaguar) are far improved over traditional ABS.
Apr
24
comment I accidentally kept my vehicle Choke ON while riding?
Yep - I'd suggest that is included in 'engine'
Apr
24
comment Would “one cylinder's out” semantics include a head gasket?
Also voted to close as opinion.This question isn't about motor vehicle maintenance.
Apr
15
comment Why hasn't anyone beat the 6:11:13 Nürburgring Record set in 1983?
Ehryk - I'm a bit puzzled as to why the discussion in comments has gone on as long as it has. Simply put, 1983 ground effects > 2015 ground effects. Because the focus is now on very different things. No-one wants to drive cars like them any more: dangerous, uncomfortable, slower etc. Modern supercars are for modern roads and tracks - they have higher top speeds, are much safer, and much more comfortable - but they will not cope with a Nurburgring as well. I'm sure someone could make a Nurburgring smasher, but no-one wants to.
Apr
11
comment how to hardwire a car.(dashcam)
A ground bolt being tight should not be a good reason for not using it. They are supposed to be tight - you may just need to get a tool that gives you the leverage to turn it.