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Jan
10
comment Fuel system question
Zaid - I think it's the return pipe, not an overflow, so Handy Howie is right
Jan
10
comment How do I make all of this work together?
Have "a friend" - yeah, right :-)
Jan
8
comment How To Pump Up Car Tires (finding the optimal PSI for your tires)
I'd still prefer to hit a pothole at speed when 3psi over max rating, rather than too low a pressure.
Jan
4
comment Cheap vs Expensive Fuels
In those cases I'd have to agree with you. I know I do have control, as my provider is very specific (which is why I use them, as my engine has some specific requirements)
Jan
4
comment Cheap vs Expensive Fuels
If you want to make an assumption that you will mix fuels over time, that changes the question. I know that I only use one type of fuel. The same type every time. I'm sure others do the same.
Jan
4
comment Cheap vs Expensive Fuels
Actual differences the OP should notice between a no-name fuel with no additives, and a named fuel with detergents etc include longer lifespan for the engine, longer time between cat replacements, possibly smoother starting on cold mornings and various others. Even in his normally aspirated VW.
Jan
4
comment Cheap vs Expensive Fuels
"None" is not the case. Please see the other answers. You may not have noticed a difference, but even the detergents used in different brands have different characteristics.
Jan
3
comment Power cuts out when I wiggle positive battery terminal
What is your question? If it is about the terminal, then you obviously have a loose connection. If it is about the acceleration then you need to update your post to explain what the problem is
Oct
30
comment Fuel consumption at same speed of different engine
Agreed - and much better wording than mine. I do like your explanation of BSFC.
Oct
30
comment What is this ticking noise while pulling away?
Edited the title as well :-)
Oct
12
comment What's the best alternative to carnauba wax for coating a winshield under extreme heat conditions?
I only use Rain-X for windscreens. I dislike the coating waxes give. And a good Rain-X coating here means I don't need to use my wipers for up to a couple of months - even in winter
Oct
9
comment I drove with my Parking Brake on for 30 mins: should I be worried?
That's just not the way it works dude.
Oct
9
comment I drove with my Parking Brake on for 30 mins: should I be worried?
Having the handbrake on doesn't affect the bearings though. It's like very gently leaning on the brake pedal. There will be no bearing overheating from this.
Oct
9
comment I drove with my Parking Brake on for 30 mins: should I be worried?
This just isn't true. The bearings will not have taken any damage at all.
Oct
9
comment I drove with my Parking Brake on for 30 mins: should I be worried?
Many are, some aren't - vehicle history I've had is probably 60-40 for self adjusting brakes. My point was that it was worth looking at.
Sep
24
comment How serious is the Engine System Service Required message on a Volvo V50 2007?
Tony - this is incorrect. That message is a generic one which could mean any number of things. In your case it may have been oil, but this is unlikely to answer the OP's question.
Sep
21
comment can big sub woofer be a problem for car cng cylinder
the good thing is, standard CNG install can take a lot of hat before problems occur. Those canisters are robust
Sep
18
comment Will putting new subs and amp in car drain my battery
Many places do "winter" or "heavy duty" batteries. I have various devices and a 650w amp in my car, and I run off a winter battery that is double the capacity of a normal battery - can't remember exact amp/hours, but that was the selling point for me
Aug
17
comment Can coasting in neutral damage an automatic transmission?
Ben - there are various studies showing that you are wrong here. Try this one for a useful example with an automatic car: popularmechanics.com/cars/hybrid-electric/a5977/…
Aug
14
comment Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear?
Dan - you can easily do it, but that's not what my post says. I'm pointing out that if you do it right, the clutch is not necessary, and you should not have to slip the clutch at all