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Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
I was one of the downvoters. My reasons are twofold: this is a simple rehash of a question that was closed by the community, and you are still comparing apples to oranges. It reads like you are trying to shoehorn something in where it may not be valid any more. Certainly Chevrolet now use Daewoo/Opel engines, Ford develop globally, etc.
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
albanx - your two examples are still not apples to apples. Why not compare a US Ford 2 litre and a European Ford 2 litre. That would make much more sense
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
I agree - I only realised that a couple of them were hybrids after posting. Many of the normally aspirated cars there have high 60's though.
Nov
7
comment Driving for about a kilometer with very low tire pressure
+1 excellent answer
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/11/…
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
heh, and this one at 300mpg dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2540618/…
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
nextgreencar.com/best-mpg-cars whatcar.com/car-news/real-world-mpg-efficient-small-cars/… autoexpress.co.uk/best-cars/62048/most-economical-cars
Nov
7
comment Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars
Paulster - that figure appears to be very wrong, or measured very strangely. My wife's car is a 58 mpg car (although she only gets 52 mpg) and it is a cheap Honda.
Nov
3
comment Why are motocross helmets designed the way they are?
That is true - the peak does a bit of that (ie stopping falling debris catching the rider by surprise while they are looking down at the ground)
Oct
23
comment How will I know clutch pads need replacing?
Your first two sentences are not correct. I have had 11 cars, ranging from high performance rally cars to town cars, and off roaders to track cars, and I have never had a squeaking clutch!
Oct
22
comment My radiator fan keeps on right after shutting off the car (Hyundai Accent 2002 GL 1.6)
Do you mean the fan stays on? Does it shut down after some time? You could check your radiator fluid (level, consistency etc) as it perhaps isn't cooling as efficiently as it used to.
Oct
22
comment BMW 530xd E60 2008 diesel possibly fuel pump problem
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Oct
14
comment What AC component would likely be the problem with my consistent power loss while driving?
Very nice IT Crowd nod there LCIII :-)
Oct
14
comment Muffler off car. Safe to drive with exhaust open underneath?
Years ago I had an odd accident which ripped out the downpipes from my oldest Subaru Impreza (non-turbocharged one), so the exhaust gases were basically exiting under the bonnet. It did sound pretty amazing, but my actual power was way down.
Oct
10
comment How to understand different engine oils?
possible duplicate of What is the difference between auto oils (SAE 5W-30, 5W-30/A5, 5W-30/A1)?
Oct
10
comment How to understand different engine oils?
MIH - please don't post duplicate questions. Can you edit one to contain all the info you need and delete the other one please!
Oct
3
comment 49cc scooter shuts off after back tire stops or touches ground
well spotted - I just saw the gravatar as the same. Okay - if he posts extra info as an answer we can always edit it into the OP.
Oct
3
comment 49cc scooter shuts off after back tire stops or touches ground
Josh - add info into your original post to let us know what type of scooter it is, as belt tensioning will be different on different models.
Oct
1
comment Speedometer dial ranges
Yup - just over 400bhp currently in my Forester STi :-)
Oct
1
comment Speedometer dial ranges
190 mph. Mine may be slightly non-standard - imported then upgraded by Litchfield before they sell them in UK.