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Aug
24
comment what vehicle disk brake diameter 220 mm tickness 10 mm
I've added the 'trailer' tag to clarify, as a caravan is a type of trailer...
Aug
14
comment Battery terminal connection issue
What is an electronic anti-rust system? I can't see any possible way that could work... Sounds like snake-oil to me...
Aug
13
comment What I need to convert a standard Civic into a VTEC
8K what? USD? Yen? Euro? Please use full units, as this is an international site...
Aug
11
comment Subaru forester electric window motor - part identification
Fitted the new motor yesterday - it fitted and worked perfectly :)
Aug
11
comment How easy is it to overfill transmission fluid?
Ah! Can you undo the filler plug and allow it to drain down to the correct level?
Aug
7
comment Tick Tick sound from a Royal Enfield Classic 350 at idel
It looks like you're trying to ask a new question (though it's not too clear to me what you're trying to ask...) - please use the "Ask Question" link at the top.
Aug
5
comment Mystery wiring harness underneath the gearshift on a 2004 Ford Focus
I take it the connector at the bottom of the big red arrow goes with the one at the top of it?
Jul
31
comment Interpreting AC Delco's manufacturing date for car batteries
Generally, sure - but in this case he specifically says why he is asking - it's because he wants to be sure the new battery he bought is actually new, and not a 10 year old one being sold as new
Jul
31
comment Subaru forester electric window motor - part identification
I've ordered one of those, so I'll update this when it arrives...
Jul
31
comment Interpreting AC Delco's manufacturing date for car batteries
This does not attempt to answer the question in any way. The OP asked how old the battery is, not how much life is left in it
Jul
28
comment What are the different types of disc brakes
I've heard that too, but I'm not convinced. If there's no gap, you wouldn't have gas trapped there to be let out... Also, they shouldn't be asbestos pads any more, they were banned pretty much everywhere about 20 years ago!
Jul
24
comment Since when is CAN bus mandatory for new vehicles?
It wouldn't be the first time something like that has been done! I suspect most firms use CAN for most communication, but that article suggests they don't HAVE to...
Jul
24
comment Since when is CAN bus mandatory for new vehicles?
The wikipedia article you mentioned says " as of 2008 all vehicles sold in the US are required to implement CAN as one of their signaling protocols. " - so they have to have CAN on the OBD port. It doesn't say what components have to be connected to that bus though!
Jul
24
comment How do you normally screw/unscrew bolts on the type of belt pulleys that has 3-4 bolts?
@DavidXu I've done it on slightly concave pulleys. Very concave ones would need a non-straight bar, or suitably shaped bit of metal...
Jul
23
comment How to add Fog Lamps to Maruthi Suzuki Alto 800
Downvote for "hook them up with your headlights so as to avoid installation of switch on the dashboard." - that would imply that the fog lights would be on all the time the headlights were on, which dazzles other drivers, looks ridiculous, and is illegal in many places.
Jul
22
comment Jeep JK Clutch vs Slave Cylinder
That's fair enough!
Jul
22
comment Jeep JK Clutch vs Slave Cylinder
I've heard people suggesting it, but I know it doesn't work! I'm in IT as well, so it's not something I've done much at all, and not on anything that modern...
Jul
17
comment Stubborn oil drain plug caused by hot oil?
The length of the handle - a 12" or 18" solid bar one instead of a standard 8" ratchet handle... Make sure you're using the right size socket for the bolt, and that it's a 6-sided one so that it grips the bolt head as well as possible
Jul
16
comment Second hand car - Engine/Tyres/Etc
@Dan, yes, many people use a loan to buy a car - and put the car itself down as collateral for the loan. You need to be sure there isn't any such outstanding loan, otherwise the loan company would still officially be the owner of the car, and the seller would be selling something that didn't belong to them!
Jul
16
comment Hissing sound near brake pedal, stops on brake pedal press
It should be - the likely side effect of the vacuum failing altogether would be a loss of servo assistance, so the brakes would go very heavy, but still work. However, if you're worried, take it to another garage for a second opinion (Don't rely on strangers on the internet for safety critical advice ;) )