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May
12
comment How to get items out of the HVAC system from a 2003-2007 Honda Accord
You may be able to retrieve the spring at least by attaching a magnet to a flexible 'fish tape' of the kind you can buy at DIY shops. Worth a try.
May
11
comment Clicking noise when starting from low speed, going over bumps
I'm thinking bushings. I get similar from both rear shock bushings. I'll need to replace them eventually.
May
11
comment No power situation - 1990 Mercury Couger
Have you checked the battery?
May
11
comment What happens to a car engine when giving max throttle while not in gear
Some engines did have mechanical rev-limiters prior to modern ECU's, but I wouldn't be able to identify which.
May
7
comment Is it possible to lock wheels when ABS is working?
chilljeet - that is a good point actually. Modern systems in use by higher end manufacturers (eg Jaguar) are far improved over traditional ABS.
Apr
24
comment I accidentally kept my vehicle Choke ON while riding?
Yep - I'd suggest that is included in 'engine'
Apr
24
comment Would “one cylinder's out” semantics include a head gasket?
Also voted to close as opinion.This question isn't about motor vehicle maintenance.
Apr
15
comment Why hasn't anyone beat the 6:11:13 Nürburgring Record set in 1983?
Ehryk - I'm a bit puzzled as to why the discussion in comments has gone on as long as it has. Simply put, 1983 ground effects > 2015 ground effects. Because the focus is now on very different things. No-one wants to drive cars like them any more: dangerous, uncomfortable, slower etc. Modern supercars are for modern roads and tracks - they have higher top speeds, are much safer, and much more comfortable - but they will not cope with a Nurburgring as well. I'm sure someone could make a Nurburgring smasher, but no-one wants to.
Apr
11
comment how to hardwire a car.(dashcam)
A ground bolt being tight should not be a good reason for not using it. They are supposed to be tight - you may just need to get a tool that gives you the leverage to turn it.
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.