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UK-based engineer, motorsport enthusiast and amateur mechanic.


Nov
14
revised Repair broken headlight mounting bracket 2007 Toyota Tacoma
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Nov
13
comment Repair broken headlight mounting bracket 2007 Toyota Tacoma
What car is it for? Could you post a photo of the headlight, and the hole it fits in? We may be able to suggest an alternative solution...
Nov
13
answered Strange sound of Clutch when it is up and when starting the car from cold
Nov
11
comment Replacing four tires or two front tires on a front-wheel drive car
In addition to Bob's comment - If you've had to replace the same tyre twice due to a slow leak, I'd get the wheel checked. You can often get corrosion around the rim of the wheels that prevents the tyre seating properly, or the wheel itself can go slightly porous. I've never had to replace a tyre due to a slow leak, but I've had several re-seated (literally - take tyre off wheel, clean wheel, re-fit same tyre with new valve/balancing) to cure such leaks.
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed 2008 Chevy Cobalt Toe In?
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed oil sludge in my 1998 Honda Civic LX radiator
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Replacing four tires or two front tires on a front-wheel drive car
Nov
11
reviewed No Action Needed truck will not start
Nov
7
reviewed Close How much money to spend maintaining a 12-year-old Civic
Nov
5
reviewed Close Does the advantage of ballast make minimum weight rule pointless?
Nov
5
reviewed No Action Needed 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 won't idle
Nov
4
comment Automatic Transmission or Differential Backlash (Play)
They will, if both are free to turn - but if one is still on the ground, it can't, so the propshaft will turn correspondingly slower (though you won't be able to see that with a FWD gearbox). The easiest way to check the play would be to compare it with another Integra, unless book figures are available online. Perhaps an owners club or racing team might have access to such figures?
Nov
4
comment Automatic Transmission or Differential Backlash (Play)
In neutral, with an open differential, you should be able to turn one wheel as much as you like without the other wheel turning. This is a natural side-effect of the diff working - it has to allow the two wheels to turn at different speeds. In park however, the gearbox output shaft should be locked, so the movement should be limited to the amount of play available in the diff, plus the amount of play allowed by the parking pawl in the 'box.
Nov
4
reviewed Reviewed Grinding noise on transmision on a Ford Focus 1.4 i Zetec - 2002
Nov
4
reviewed Reviewed How can you tell the difference between oil or transmission fluid in the antifreeze?
Nov
4
reviewed Reject Brake lights, but no tail lights
Nov
1
comment 2005 Town & Country Power Steering Hose Repair
I agree with vlsd - pricing questions are considered off-topic for that exact reason - plus it could vary massively according to where you are - $1 will buy you a lot more in Windhoek than it will in LA...
Oct
30
reviewed No Action Needed 2002 Ford Explorer won't start
Oct
30
reviewed No Action Needed My car won't start. Is it that I ran it without coolant or is it my battery?
Oct
30
reviewed No Action Needed Steering wheel shakes at high speeds