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Nov
17
comment motorcycle headlight with single SPDT relay
Why not just use the circuit given there? If you don't require the sounder, just leave that bit off - it is only there to remind you to turn off the lights.
Nov
17
comment how to find if a car can drive on hills easily or not?
What do you mean with your second paragraph? If it is front wheel drive there is not going to be a differential for the rear wheels, as there is no transmission to them.
Nov
12
comment breaking in (running in) a very small engine
+1 100% agree with this. Follow the manual every time. 500km isn't far anyway.
Nov
11
comment 2011 ford focus ses changing tires
Do you mean the tyres aren't coming off the wheel, or the wheels aren't coming off the hub?
Nov
9
comment What essential preparations should I take before winter driving?
Good call - can't think why I hadn't included this!
Nov
9
comment How are digital speedometer readings typically calculated?
hahahaha - I may have a similar motive for checking the relative errors :-)
Nov
9
comment How are digital speedometer readings typically calculated?
@Anonymous - sometimes the differential doesn't vary like that. Certainly on analogue speedos, it may vary. Mine is quite accurate at 30, gets further from the truth up to about 90 then starts to creep back towards the correct speed
Nov
6
comment What's the quickest way to defog a windshield?
Heh - this is Scotland :-)
Nov
6
comment What's the quickest way to defog a windshield?
Definitely - it dries the air very quickly. Without it I have to wait until the turbo heats up to properly dry incoming air. The air still won't be warm for the first few minutes, but at least it is dehumidifying.
Nov
5
comment When do engine type and mileage of a car affect pricing?
As an example, the 75k service on my car is an expensive one, with some major work scheduled by the manufacturer, but the 90k is just a cheap oils and consumables check.
Nov
5
comment Why would my engine temperature raise from normal to high and drop back down again?
At speed the OP doesn't have this problem, probably because the airflow is fine. At low speed the fan is essential!
Nov
4
comment How can I elegantly secure a USB charging cable to the dashboard?
This route should be very easy. If you do need to pop the odd fascia clip it is really easy to do with a flat blade screwdriver.
Nov
3
comment How to repair a 2003 Kia Sedona side mirror
You need to open the assembly up. What do you see in there? Is the gear broken? Or is it just not connecting with the teeth on the mirror mounting?
Nov
3
comment What can cause excessive fog on a windshield?
I would add to this - if you have cleaned the inside with products which leave a residue of any kind, you may need to give it a proper clean to get rid of this.
Nov
2
comment What essential preparations should I take before winter driving?
That is an excellent point - based on the winters of 09-10 and 10-11, Scottish winters can be a 'die of exposure' scenario as tow trucks couldn't get through the snow.
Nov
1
comment FWD vs RWD winter time
I should have said - at the same weight a RWD car should win every time - when trying to drive in slidy conditions you have more control when your power wheels are separated from your steering wheels, as you can focus on them individually.
Oct
31
comment FWD vs RWD winter time
Melr - I think you can already see from the answers that there is quite a difference in opinion. I know from my 25 years driving cars that my preference would be 4WD, then RWD and if I had to I would take a FWD car out - but others have different views. This may be too subjective a question in its current form.
Oct
31
comment FWD vs RWD winter time
You will find with respect to BMW's etc is that the main problem with them is the weight. With a cross comparison with RWD and FWD cars of similar weights, RWD should win every time - assuming you drive them correctly.
Oct
31
comment FWD vs RWD winter time
Very true, Brian. That last sentence was mostly an aside...My solution - 4WD with loads of power and big tyres. Heh heh heh.
Oct
30
comment Why don't my wipers clean the windshield very well?
It depends how you use Rain-X. You shouldn't get any smearing if you do it right. I am planning on replacing mine in about two weeks when I get my winter checkup, and shouldn't need to use wipers until at least Christmas