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Mar
8
comment Do I really need to wash the outside of my car?
@PeterA.Schneider Salt, when dissolved in water, makes a great electrolyte. Exactly what you don't want in contact with something made of mild steel...
Mar
7
comment My Ride is Still Very Bouncy after Changing the Struts and Strut Mounts
yeah, the height and how easily it starts bouncing - a soft spring will compress easily, so you'd get a bounce over every bump
Mar
7
comment My Ride is Still Very Bouncy after Changing the Struts and Strut Mounts
shot springs certainly won't help. The two have slightly different effects - poor springs will make the car bounce more, poor shocks will make it keep bouncing - lean on the front corner, if it goes down too easily, but comes straight back then sits still, the springs are shot but the shocks are fine.
Mar
3
comment How can I clean the dirt build-up in my alternator?
Thanks, it makes it much easier to read!
Mar
2
comment Diagnosis of slow brake leak
If you try this, wear goggles - just in case fluid squirts out under pressure...
Mar
1
comment How can I clean the dirt build-up in my alternator?
Please don't shout...
Feb
24
comment Correct behavior of 2001 Prelude front side markers when hazards on
I don't mind at all - though you ought to check your own answer as accepted to show that the question is closed...
Feb
19
comment What are the pros and cons of fiberglass body?
@PoissonFish I stand corrected... Trying to search for 'fibreglass brand name' just brings up this question!
Feb
16
comment Possible cause for piston melt in CNG 6 cylinder?
Please don't shout...
Feb
10
comment What can you expect after applying leather protection?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about legal and warranty issues, not maintenance and repair
Feb
10
comment How do you test analogue electrical circuits?
@DucatiKiller go ahead!
Jan
28
comment What is the difference between torque and horsepower?
The answer to that is mainly marketing - power and top speed sells cars, because 'everyone knows' that more bhp is better, wheras a lot of people don't know or care about torque...
Jan
28
comment What is the difference between torque and horsepower?
I think to a certain extent it's mostly force of habit. Both are important for that - the car with more torque will get off the line quicker, but the one with more HP will go faster before it 'runs out of steam' and has to change gear...
Jan
25
comment Does resting your foot on the clutch wear it out?
Please could you add some punctuation to the above answer, it's very hard to read without it...
Jan
20
comment Should negative trickle charger clips be attached to the battery negative terminal, or ground?
Thanks @TMN, I stand corrected...
Jan
15
comment How much does a driver weigh?
@LynnCrumbling - 24 miles per hour - the internet has worked out out!
Jan
14
comment Should negative trickle charger clips be attached to the battery negative terminal, or ground?
Yes, this is talking about connecting it in the car - obviously if the battery is out of the car, you can't use a remote connection...
Jan
13
comment Should negative trickle charger clips be attached to the battery negative terminal, or ground?
I was just trying to decide that - In theory as long as no current is going to flow, then there shouldn't be a spark, and so there shouldn't be a risk. Most modern batteries are sealed ('maintenance free'), so, again in theory, shouldn't release any gas - but then do you trust them...
Jan
7
comment How To Read Car Tires
@Zaid except that the other question is incomplete as it just tells the size, this covers the other markings too...
Jan
7
comment How To Read Car Tires
However bear in mind that fitting tyres with a different speed rating or load rating could invalidate your insurance, unless you declare it.