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UK-based engineer, motorsport enthusiast and amateur mechanic.


Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed what is the difference between DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids?
Jan
19
reviewed Reviewed DIY - How to create a car paint booth? What's Involved?
Jan
18
reviewed No Action Needed Check Engine code P0420 Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1
Jan
18
reviewed Reviewed Is it safe to drive a car that has got a broken suspension spring?
Jan
17
reviewed Reviewed 1996 gmc 3500 cube vanheater problems
Jan
17
reviewed Reviewed Should rotors with rust on the rims but not the faces be replaced along with the pads?
Jan
17
reviewed No Action Needed What to do when the wireless key fob battery dies on a 2005 Hyundai Elantra
Jan
17
reviewed No Action Needed Jetta intermittent starting problem
Jan
16
reviewed No Action Needed 2008 Audi A4 Quattro (3.2L) Ipod dock and music
Jan
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
15
reviewed Reviewed 89 jeep cherokee will run but when i turn it off and try to restart it the battery is dead
Jan
15
revised 89 jeep cherokee will run but when i turn it off and try to restart it the battery is dead
Added punctuation and retagged
Jan
14
answered Why won't my car unlock? Why does it spontaneously lock itself?
Jan
14
answered “Irreparable” tire damage incurred due to road pothole
Jan
14
comment Handbrake during cold winter between -50 Celcius and 0 Celcius? Should it be used or not?
"In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights. This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again." - gov.uk/general-rules-all-drivers-riders-103-to-158/…
Jan
14
reviewed Reopen “Irreparable” tire damage incurred due to road pothole
Jan
14
reviewed Reviewed Sputtering Mazda
Jan
14
comment Handbrake during cold winter between -50 Celcius and 0 Celcius? Should it be used or not?
@Paulster2 - How does it cause wear to the parking brake? You are already stationary, so no braking effort is required, and the amount of extra stretch each use imparts into the cables is negligible. I guess it is possible for someone to be stupid enough to drive into a stationary car just because they don't have their brake lights on any more, but I've never seen it happen...
Jan
14
comment Handbrake during cold winter between -50 Celcius and 0 Celcius? Should it be used or not?
@hhh - as SaUce says, if the front of the car is pointing uphill, use 1st, if it is pointing downhill, use reverse - the idea is that in order for the car to roll downhill, it would have to turn the engine backwards, which is much more difficult
Jan
13
answered Handbrake during cold winter between -50 Celcius and 0 Celcius? Should it be used or not?