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comment Tire slash or blowout on 2005 Corvette
as @JPhi1618 says, it's the raggedy edges that give it away, and also the scuff mark you can see just above the edge of the 'N', which suggest that the thing that caused the damage was irregular - therefore most likely a stone (flint, in particular, can be very sharp) rather than a neat, flat, straight blade
Apr
29
comment Why has my car burnt through all the oil?
I'm afraid so... Getting a compression test shouldn't be, that's something an average DIYer can comfortably do, which might give you a bit more information to go on
Apr
29
comment How do I inspect a used tire?
@JonathanMusso No way - the rubber perishes in 8-10 years, so you wouldn't want to fit a tyre older than 6 years, let alone 50!
Apr
27
comment What is more important the age or the mileage of a vehicle
Unfortunately, the only possible answer to this is "It depends" - it's all down to personal preference and the condition of the individual vehicles
Apr
26
comment What is the yellow precipitate in my outboard's carburetor?
Does the boat get left unused for long periods of time?
Apr
25
comment Basic operation of a choke valve
@zipzit I suspect he means "Once the car is moving, but still cold" - As you say, you shouldn't need the choke at all once it is warm.
Apr
22
comment What does it mean to retard an engine?
@rpmerf corrected, thanks!
Apr
22
comment I sold my 2009 Jetta TDI (at a loss), am a still entitled to compensation?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is asking for legal advice
Apr
20
comment Radiator Water Issue
The difference is that tap water will cause corrosion inside your engine - proper coolant has corrosion inhibitors to prevent this. Plus if you live in a cold place, tap water will freeze, expand, and destroy your engine...
Apr
20
comment how much coolant required in chevrolet spark
It should tell you this in your handbook (often available on the internet if you don't have one). It will vary according to the specific model, and the concentration of coolant to water will vary according to your climate.
Apr
19
comment What to take into account when looking for rims
@DanNeely and in the UK, if you don't tell them, you won't be covered at all - which is illegal...
Apr
18
comment How to flush engine coolant system after oil intrusion
Indeed it does, but you don't want the stuff that's being flushed out going into your engine, as it'll be full of dirt and crud that's been dislodged from within the radiator.
Apr
14
comment How do I save myself from a sinking vehicle?
Yeah, but most car keys are steel these days - and if you don't have anything better to hand...
Apr
12
comment How Does Being in Drive Disable the Starter on an ATX Vehicle?
Yeah, that confused me too - I presume you're not getting any noise either, e.g. if the starter was turning but not engaging with the flywheel?
Apr
8
comment How do you take wheel locks off a '95 Mercury Tracer?
It depends on the type of nuts fitted - Some can be removed with readily-available tools, others will need to be taken to a professional... As @IhavenoideawhatI'mdoing says, could you please post a picture?
Apr
5
comment Vibe: Rear door lock no longer affected by remote
It certainly sounds like a dislodged linkage is most likely then - possibly broken at one end or the other, given what you've said.
Apr
4
comment Seized nut & bolt - difficult to access
I can't give you a second upvote for the edit, but have an imaginary +1 for coming back to update us - best question/update I've seen for ages
Mar
23
comment What are the different types of disc brakes
Brembo is a manufacturer, it would depend on the individual product from their range
Mar
21
comment Immediate braking mechanism?
Airbag deployment is still risky, certainly not something you want to happen if you can avoid it....
Mar
9
comment Car won't start
Unfortunately you might find that trying to start it with the head not fully torqued will have blown the new gasket - so you might need another new gasket...