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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.


May
23
comment Will a 12 V cooler box significantly affect the performance/gas mileage of my car?
Joshua, it doesn't matter - 0.08hp is so low it has negligible effect.
Apr
21
comment Clicking type sound when braking at low speeds
Is there a lump in the edge of the brake disc that could be just touching the pad when engaged?
Apr
7
comment Volvo 440 GL with 2 liter motor vibrating without gear, why? And how to diagnose this?
You'll need to describe the vibration - is it a mechanical clatter, a vibration from the engine, does it change with engine revs, does it sound like a cylinder is misfiring - ie an uneven noise etc. Without this description it can be a bit difficult to guess the particular problem you are having. Perhaps record it and post a link to the audio?
Apr
3
comment Should i check quantity of battery liquid?
The batteries in the pictures both have caps - so you can check and fill.
Mar
31
comment Windshield wipers stop and motor makes noise
Nah - just had to fix exactly this on a friends car last month. Needed to straighten the rod attached to the motor and it sorted out both wipers. That said, i think your answer is probably the right one.
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 :-)