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Jun
5
comment How did the tyre shop flatten my battery?
They did so, before they told me about it...
Jun
5
asked How did the tyre shop flatten my battery?
Jun
5
answered Consequences of not fixing rusted body parts
Jun
5
comment Central Locking Help: Why are there 3 wires for each door lock?
possibly... It kind of depends on what the control unit does with those wires when you press the button on the remote...
Jun
4
reviewed Reviewed Why does a diesel sound like that?
Jun
4
revised Why does a diesel sound like that?
removed non-relevant link
Jun
4
reviewed Looks OK My battery was too low, and now my check engine light is on
Jun
4
reviewed No Action Needed Is there any chemical to put on windshield to reduce temperature inside a car?
Jun
3
answered Central Locking Help: Why are there 3 wires for each door lock?
Jun
3
answered How to test if head gaskets are blown?
Jun
3
comment New Pads, Rotor, & Caliper; Grinding, Squeaking, and Heat
The shim shouldn't be causing any problems, it's just there to stop the pads rattling. You MUST always change the pads on both sides of the car at the same time, otherwise you could end up with a dangerous mismatch between them - which might not be obvious in normal driving, until you have to do an emergency stop... Bad bearings should show up when you span the hub before refitting the new pads (hence why I asked that originally). In normal operation, the pads should appear to be touching the disc when you look at them, but you should be able to easily turn the wheel or hub by hand.
Jun
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awarded  Talkative
Jun
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comment New Pads, Rotor, & Caliper; Grinding, Squeaking, and Heat
It's also worth checking the condition of the lines - see edit above...
Jun
1
revised New Pads, Rotor, & Caliper; Grinding, Squeaking, and Heat
added last paragraph on hoses
Jun
1
answered New Pads, Rotor, & Caliper; Grinding, Squeaking, and Heat
Jun
1
reviewed Approve Pulsar 180 - How Can I Measure the Mileage?
Jun
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reviewed Reviewed 2000 Audi A4 1.6 weak motor power
May
29
reviewed No Action Needed What is the redline for different gears for Peugeot 107 2005 model?
May
29
comment Why are most engines made with even numbers of cylinders?
Passat, Golf, Bora(Jetta), and the SEAT Toledo, according to Wikipedia... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V5_engine
May
29
comment Is there a trick to easily removing stuck rubber hoses off fittings?
That's definitely one of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas - especially for removing trim...