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  • 2006 Litchfield Subaru Forester 2.5STi
  • 2000 Subaru Impreza turbo PPP

Certified petrolhead - long time Subaru owner, mostly high specced (PPP, STi or other performance mods) and will race anything with an engine.

Have been monkeying around with engines since the late eighties.


Mar
28
comment Engine spikes to 5000 rpm when pressing on gas pedal or going uphill
Get it done asap - otherwise you'll find yourself stuck somewhere with no drive...
Mar
15
comment How can I keep my backup camera lens clean?
Similarly, the Rain-X product line works very well for this sort of thing.
Feb
3
comment what is the difference between a 40mm and 60 mm springs
You edited the post, that then means people can change their votes. I don't know if it is a time thing - I think it is purely down to the edit allows the vote change.
Feb
3
comment what is the difference between a 40mm and 60 mm springs
wups - my bad. I meant to remove my downvote. Done now.
Jan
31
comment what is the difference between a 40mm and 60 mm springs
That's much better. You do need to post single questions here, as multiple questions don't lead simply to single answers.
Jan
31
comment what is the difference between a 40mm and 60 mm springs
possible duplicate of How do I know when to replace shock absorbers?
Dec
31
comment How could an oil drain plug fall out after 36 days and 2500 miles?
Or another long shot: malicious damage?
Dec
28
comment Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) in car
So do you already have it connected, but need to know the diagnostic codes? These are available as a table online.
Dec
24
comment What's a reasonable amount of life to get out of an well maintenance American car manufactured in the 2000s? 4 season climate?
This isn't answerable - it will depend on so many factors.
Dec
9
comment Replacing regular twin shocks with nitrox for my bike
Hi Arun - you have 3 questions here: 1) will this make my back comfortable (ie softer shocks?), 2) pricing/recommendations, 3) Can I fit them inverted. Number 2 is off topic here, as per the faq but could you separate out 1 and 3 as separate questions so they can be answered, please.
Dec
6
comment Why do tires get bigger over the years?
Mauro - not specific cars, but the trend towards smaller cars, such as city cars etc. The ever impending fuel shortage is pushing manufacturers down this route.
Nov
15
comment What is the cold engine light really telling me?
Nick - d'oh - yes...corrected.
Nov
6
comment Ibiza Mk2 MOT emissions test failure
How did this go Tom? Any update?
Nov
1
comment Can coasting in neutral damage an automatic transmission?
This is not an answer to the question.
Oct
30
comment Hyper-miling and stress on engine oil
And in the US you still have cheaper fuel and oil than the rest of the world, but I would still consider oil so cheap compared to the price of the car that I wouldn't waste a second thinking about it. Just change the oil :-)
Oct
22
comment Hyper-miling and stress on engine oil
Yep - always replace the oil. It is so cheap, and the alternative so expensive, that it makes sense.
Oct
14
comment Jetta repair forum
This site is very useful for asking specific questions, so as you identify each problem, ask them here. If you want a wider view of becoming a mechanic, that would require books, or a course at college etc. - too broad for this site.
Oct
11
comment Standard headlight socket type for 2006 Forester
There are some obvious answers which could be true, including: they used whatever was most convenient/cheapest in each region
Oct
6
comment If my brakes overheat, do they need to be replaced?
People up vote answers that they think deserve an upvote, but you should accept the one that you fell answers the question best. These don't have to be the same answer:-)
Oct
5
comment How to undo transmission nuts
Can you take a picture of exactly which gears you mean.