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Oct
19
comment Does fire damage the electrics of a vehicle?
More importantly than the electrics - if there is any burnt/melted rubber on the bike - don't touch it! Burning rubber makes some very nasty chemicals that you REALLY don't want to get on your hands...
Oct
19
comment Why are VW recalling their cars to remove a defeat device?
@DmitryGrigoryev I suspect it'll be a simple case of "if you don't get the patch installed, your car will fail the annual roadworthyness/emissions test". Unless you happen to live in a country/state that doesn't regularly test vehicles, in which case you're free to carry on!
Oct
13
comment Toyota Corolla won't start without fiddling with the central locking first
I suspect this is a problem with the immobiliser - and the lock/unlock cycle is resetting it...
Sep
24
comment Subaru Forester XT 2002 driver power window malfunctioning
You have the fun of a rotten window motor too ;) Don't believe the videos on youtube that tell you it's a horrific job that involves taking the glass out, there is a much easier method - post up a new question and I'll explain it ;)
Sep
17
comment Advice for buying used car
The condition of the driver's seat is another good indicator, it's not likely to get badly worn and scuffed in 50k...
Sep
17
comment Engine rev in motorcycle
Not quite - there will be one specific RPM which is peak torque, and another that is peak horsepower - usually peak torque is somewhere around a third of the maximum, and peak HP is around 3/4, but obviously that depends on the design of the engine... The graph will have two lines, one for torque and one for HP
Sep
17
comment Automatic A/C recirculation problem
After how long does it turn off? It might be in a mode that deliberately turns it off after a set time...
Sep
15
comment Steam out of exhaust after complete engine rebuild
I don't know if that length of time would lead to a lot more condensation than just leaving for a few days - I'd assume there wouldn't be so much in the bores as you'd have a thin film of oil on them from the honing (I think?), but there may well be loads in the exhaust...
Aug
28
comment RPM problem (car is jerking)
If you include a link, please also include a summary of the content, as links can go 'stale' with time
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!