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Aug
17
comment Can coasting in neutral damage an automatic transmission?
Ben - there are various studies showing that you are wrong here. Try this one for a useful example with an automatic car: popularmechanics.com/cars/hybrid-electric/a5977/…
Aug
14
comment Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear?
Dan - you can easily do it, but that's not what my post says. I'm pointing out that if you do it right, the clutch is not necessary, and you should not have to slip the clutch at all
Aug
6
comment Semi synthetic oil engine break-in
...possibly needing to rebuild... :-)
Jul
29
comment what would cause the no.1 sparkplug to foul out 10 minutes after replacing it on a 1997 Buick 3.8 v-6 engine
rich - the OP said it was not fuel fouled, but oil fouled.
Jul
24
comment Does a timing chain need maintenance?
Hi krous - welcome to the site. This really doesn't answer the question at all - can you re-read How to Answer to see how we differ from discussion forums you may have used previously.
Jul
21
comment Is it better to drive across a speed bump at a right angle or slightly skewed?
Weird - it must be the design of the bump then. Going diagonally across the ones here is akin to being in a small boat on a rough sea - you get thrown about everywhere. Going straight you just go up and down.
Jul
16
comment I have had wheel alignment and balancing several times, still my car is shaking
If your wheels were balanced, I'm not sure why replacing them would be suggested...
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 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!