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Apr
11
comment Radio stops playing when I change volume
That meta post makes sense - close vote retracted.
Apr
3
comment How difficult is it to change the shocks on my 2007 Ford Ranger 2WD
It wasn't my close vote, but I understand it. An average car owner has no idea on skill ratings for jobs. Also the skill ratings you refer to are not global by any means. I'd agree that this is far too opinion based. I'd find it easy but someone else may find it hard.
Mar
19
comment Removing rust / prepping for repainting
Hmmm - I would have classed it as entirely unlike Florida, actually. If you look on a map you can see why - latitude, prevailing westerlies etc
Mar
19
comment Removing rust / prepping for repainting
It rains here. Frequently. It's also a very small country surrounded by the sea, so there's also a lot of salt in the air.
Mar
19
comment Why do Subarus run so rich under boost
Whereabouts are you Juann? Here in Scotland I can at least get 100RON in some areas, and 98 almost everywhere, or at least boost my octane rating as needed. This does mean I have major problems if I take my car to those places that only have 95...
Mar
13
comment Plausible issues of not having a center stand and solutions for those?
Yep - I'd have to agree. This has nothing to do with maintenance, but everything to do with your personal preferences.
Mar
13
comment Why do Subarus run so rich under boost
Might just be your car. I'm on my 4th Subaru - this one (2.5l Forester STi, 400bhp) sits at 11.6. Previous one (2.0l Impreza PPP, 330bhp) was 12.1. Can't remember the others.
Mar
2
comment Steering wheel shakes at high speeds
Craig - please read How to Answer and the existing answers to get an idea of what is needed. Thanks.
Mar
1
comment Burned spark plug melted cylinder head
Yup - sounds perfectly possible, and typically when you damage anything at the cylinder head it's expensive. It doesn't appear like you have an on topic question here though.
Feb
24
comment Clutch less shifting - why does it work? Is it bad?
While this is correct for the vast majority of situations, for various racing scenarios you learn a skill which removes the wear on the synchros, and that is rev matching as you hit neutral on the gear change. This is most useful on downshifting as it is fast - you don't need to wait for the synchro to spin up. Done correctly it can make a heel-and-toe downshift completely smooth. It does take a lot of practice though.
Feb
20
comment Major electrical melt down in wiring
This is unreadable. Can you edit the title to actually ask the question you want to ask, and edit the question itself to be readable.
Feb
18
comment What disadvantages a car with 4-speed transmission have compared to 5, 6 or 7 speed with similar engine?
Chilljeet - of course we could change gear ratios if we want. Not really applicable to normal road cars, which is the general case I am answering here.
Feb
16
comment How long should I let me car warm up in the winter?
Paulster2 - I don't think that law still exists. It may be a local council regulation in London still, but smog has not been an issue since the late 1800's here :-)
Jan
19
comment Will anti-Freeze leave behind residue?
The question isn't necessarily relevant - unless you know that all that was in there was anti-freeze. What records are there of the pre-storage process?
Jan
16
comment Front tires hitting struts
Can you clarify - is there clearance when the steering is forward but not when turning? Or is it the shocks compressing that makes the tire hit? Either way it's not the tire manufacturer - as long as you have the right size tire on, the manufacturer is irrelevant. Photos would be a useful help
Jan
13
comment Does the air screw only affect the pilot jet?
You'll probably need to add information such as what make of motorbike etc. Otherwise this is unlikely to be answerable
Jan
9
comment first “non-replaceable” parts to break
Juann - good car choice! Mine's the Litchfield Forester STi (currently a 400bhp Impreza on slightly shorter stilts). Additional rust area - arches will go not long after doors
Jan
9
comment During accelerating rpm going up but not speed
possible duplicate mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/9174/37
Jan
8
comment Can I still use OEM steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit?
In looking into the specifics for your setup, I don't think you'll have any luck doing it this way unless you are experienced with disassembling and modifying electronics.
Jan
3
comment Does a strut tower bar have any useful effect on chassis stiffness for a car with 100K miles?
draksia - yes, I regularly replace struts, bushings, entire shocks :-)