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Feb
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comment 3rd gen vios hitting speed bumps even on-angle entry
I guess another option is to not give your friends a lift (joke :-)
Feb
4
comment 3rd gen vios hitting speed bumps even on-angle entry
17" will certainly make your ride much harsher, as there is less rubber to soak up bumps. Also, modifying a car from 14" to 17" wheels is a major task for someone new to this. It requires modifications including suspension, possibly wheel arches, track geometry etc.
Feb
4
comment Building exercise bike
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because I think bicycles.stackexchange.com is the only likely place for this
Feb
4
comment Building exercise bike
This isn't really on topic here or anywhere on Stack Exchange (other than possibly bicycles stack exchange) - but the answer is really simple. You start with a bicycle and its associated parts, then you add your motor and some sort of load. Mechanically it is really easy.
Feb
2
comment Squeaking brakes on motorcycle - an issue or not?
Alister - do you mean pads, or discs?
Feb
1
comment How Important Are the Rear Shocks / Struts
Possibly not a dupe, but definitely related: mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/110/37
Feb
1
comment What is the most efficient method of getting your car unstuck from snow?
Max - as Michael said, low gear is not correct here. 1st gear is your lowest gear - you may want to try a higher gear, such as 2nd or 3rd. Other than that, excellent post!
Feb
1
comment What is the problem if my car's engine stops running in the middle of a ride?
Akshayrajkore- rather than edit the diagnosis into your question, please post it as an answer. As regards the range for repairing - that is off topic here: we can't provide shopping cost recommendations as they are so variable between cities, countries etc.
Feb
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comment Is there correlation between fuel efficiency and preferred gear at certain speed?
Neither your answer, nor your comment actually answer the question then. And your comment doesn't explain your overheating point.
Feb
1
comment Motorcycle won't start
Hi Simon, unfortunately you would need to give us a lot more information than this. There are any number of things you could have done wrong. "Tried to fix" is so wide - you may have damaged wiring, caused blown fuses etc.
Feb
1
comment Is there correlation between fuel efficiency and preferred gear at certain speed?
Shameerariff - your 3rd statement is factually incorrect. I drive my car almost exclusively between 3500 and 6000 rpm on my daily commute. Overheating is never going to be a problem. Also, your 2nd statement is incorrect. Low rpm will don't damage your clutch at all, and many cars are designed to happily run at lower than 1500. Can you edit your post and base it on actual evidence...
Jan
30
comment How does the speedometer on my dash actually work?
Lol. It stays flat out to at least 180. Haven't checked past that
Jan
25
comment How much extra should I expect to pay to have a Turbo replaced at the dealership as opposed to at a garage?
Richard, this really isn't answerable here - in fact it is explicitly off topic (see How to Ask) because it will vary by location, time, type of car, market forces etc
Jan
20
comment Changing gears at what speed?
Soumya, the calculators on that page are not really relevant to when to change gear. The article costrom posted does tell you.
Jan
18
comment How to move car a small distance without tow dolly
I did update the steering lock bit - I'd hope the needing a driver is obvious :-)
Jan
17
comment Does driving at top speed damage a car or stress the engine?
Jimmy - depends what you mean by stress. Healthy stress can be giving some WOT regularly, or a good bit of motorway driving for a while to let the engine and exhaust system run at temperature. It doesn't mean hammering it off the rev limiter all the time, for example. And stretching connecting rods? I don't think that's how you avoid wear ridges...
Jan
17
comment Why do diesel fuel lines have to be bled?
Daniel - that comment actually has no basis in fact. Unless you have figures backing up the "most petrol vehicle owners don't do their own work" I'd suggest deleting it would be a better plan.
Jan
16
comment Why do diesel fuel lines have to be bled?
It actually can be, depending on the system, but it's down to the way the fuel injection system works.
Jan
15
comment Why does the reverse gear in manual transmission cars sound different
Oh, yes - of course
Jan
11
comment Best way to clean inside of windshield?
Weird - I wonder what went wrong there. Rain-X Anti Fog is specifically designed for this and I have never had any issues with it.