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  • 2006 Litchfield Subaru Forester 2.5STi
  • 2000 Subaru Impreza turbo PPP

Certified petrolhead - long time Subaru owner, mostly high specced (PPP, STi or other performance mods) and will race anything with an engine.

Have been monkeying around with engines since the late eighties.


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comment What would cause a clutch master cylinder to go bad?
CommaToast - it's worth posting this as another question, rather than do it in comments - comments are temporary on Stack Exchange - used to request clarity, but then deleted.
Dec
15
comment i heard a loud whistling/squeeling noise coming from the front tires of my 2004 subaru outback AWD.
Yep - I had a piece of grit stuck between a rotor and pad. It sounded terrible but was only a couple of millimetres across.
Dec
12
comment Power steering noisy and hard to turn UNTIL engine warms up
user4578 - I edited your post with the info from your comment - you have the privs to do that next time.
Dec
6
comment Why is tire sidewall height expressed as percentage of width?
Asking 'why' seems offtopic and irrelevant. It may be legacy, but it doesn't change anything you need to know to choose tyres.
Nov
17
comment pontiac oil change before or after repairing the car
Why do you mention European? The OP explained the type of car.
Nov
14
comment Brakes slide when pressing on them
What do you mean by 'they slide'? Does the car still slow down? Do the tyres slide on the road?
Nov
13
comment Difference between high octane and low octane?
@sharptooth's answer is arguably more accurate and useful than that linked page, Juann. It has some rather dubious info.
Nov
10
comment Is it normal for stop distance to be long on brand new brake pads?
Hi Ron, Welcome to the site. Your post doesn't really provide any new information. Please have a read of Paulster2's answer, and our How to Answer page for guidance.
Nov
10
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
albanx - Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Chat is the place for this. Also, I am Scottish, living in Scotland - so I'm guessing that counts as 'response from European'
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
albanx - no. Some Ferraris do have large engines, but this is irrelevant. I already described the land space. The usage is provably incorrect.
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
I was one of the downvoters. My reasons are twofold: this is a simple rehash of a question that was closed by the community, and you are still comparing apples to oranges. It reads like you are trying to shoehorn something in where it may not be valid any more. Certainly Chevrolet now use Daewoo/Opel engines, Ford develop globally, etc.
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
albanx - your two examples are still not apples to apples. Why not compare a US Ford 2 litre and a European Ford 2 litre. That would make much more sense
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
I agree - I only realised that a couple of them were hybrids after posting. Many of the normally aspirated cars there have high 60's though.
Nov
7
comment Driving for about a kilometer with very low tire pressure
+1 excellent answer
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/11/…
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
heh, and this one at 300mpg dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2540618/…
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
nextgreencar.com/best-mpg-cars whatcar.com/car-news/real-world-mpg-efficient-small-cars/… autoexpress.co.uk/best-cars/62048/most-economical-cars
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
Paulster - that figure appears to be very wrong, or measured very strangely. My wife's car is a 58 mpg car (although she only gets 52 mpg) and it is a cheap Honda.
Nov
3
comment Why are motocross helmets designed the way they are?
That is true - the peak does a bit of that (ie stopping falling debris catching the rider by surprise while they are looking down at the ground)
Oct
23
comment How will I know clutch pads need replacing?
Your first two sentences are not correct. I have had 11 cars, ranging from high performance rally cars to town cars, and off roaders to track cars, and I have never had a squeaking clutch!