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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.


Aug
14
comment Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
Andre - unanswerable has a specific meaning on stack Exchange: your question will have many answers, all of which could be right or wrong depending on various factors you haven't listed in your question.
Jul
20
comment First generation Nissan Micra gearbox
In the UK you can put any engine You like in there. As long as you declare it to your insurer.
Jul
11
comment Could you provide an outline of switching the side of the rear fog light?
You can probably get light shells from a scrap yard, in order to have the clear/red sections on the correct side.
Jul
10
comment Could you provide an outline of switching the side of the rear fog light?
Which bit are you uncertain of? Physically opening up your light shells? Swapping the wires over from right to left?
Jul
9
comment Is that easy to start a car like in the movie Parker?
It is doable, but is not as easy or quick.
Jul
8
comment Looking for Tyres for Pulsar 150 bike with 180cc engine
And theUg's edit makes it even clearer. Thanks.
Jul
8
comment Looking for Tyres for Pulsar 150 bike with 180cc engine
No worries - have updated the answer to make it clearer
Jul
7
comment Looking for Tyres for Pulsar 150 bike with 180cc engine
You realise the numbers refer to the tyre and not the wheel, right?
Jul
7
comment Looking for Tyres for Pulsar 150 bike with 180cc engine
Very easily. Most are wider than they are high.
Jul
1
comment Causes of early clutch failure EXCLUDING driver style
+1 Nick has this spot on. Except I can absolutely see the possibility of destroying a clutch through driving style at that sort of mileage, but you would have to be the type of driver who dumps the clutch off the lights every time...however as Nick says: not the slave cylinder.
Jun
30
comment How to reach the fuse box from Mk1 Golf Cabriolet?
For a lot of those early golfs it was easy just to drop the bottom half of the dashboard
Jun
24
comment Have tow ball but not electricity for a trailer
It is effectively a splitter, yes. You would get this from your Toyota service station or dealer.
Jun
5
comment My drivers side window no longer closes with one press of the button
@Johno - it was the actuator module - which has the circuitry to analyse motor travel etc.
May
30
comment Shocks and dampers - what can I do to prolong their life through home maintenance?
This service I got the garage to replace the top plate, so I'll see if that helps. It does feel much tighter round corners now, but not sure if that is the usual post-service feeling (new tyres, brakes, oils etc)
May
27
comment Where can I get/buy a repair manual for a Mercedes-Benz CLK200 Kompressor -2002?
I would suggest phoning your nearest Mercedes dealer, rather than using email.
May
17
comment Scooter won't start
I wouldn't have expected the manual to have diagnosis instructions, but I would expect it to have a parts list and locations for each? If not, I googled your scooter type and found PDF manuals for engine and electrics, so the information is freely available.
May
12
comment Airbag warning light
updated to make it much clearer.
May
12
comment Airbag warning light
Mike - I am not talking about taking a warranty to the dealer. I am taking about the warranty they give you on the pays they fit. The other content of your comment is exactly what I said in my answer.
May
12
comment Bumpy ride after brake, strut replacement?
Are you seriously lumping all mechanics in with some who are rude? That's like saying there are no honest lawyers, politicians, or in fact any industry at all. There are some amazing mechanics, some who go the extra mile for no extra reward. Some of whom may be on this site giving free advice and guidance. I know my mechanic has sorted out various things for me that he should have charged for. Simple reason for the edit - it added nothing to the question at all, and in fact could lead to you getting downvotes.
May
12
comment Bumpy ride after brake, strut replacement?
Edited to clarify, and removed unnecessary snark.