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Jan
4
comment How to detect engine/ignition (on/off) status using OBD2?
@Paulster2 That would only detect if the ignition is on - I suspect the OP wants to know if the engine is running...
Jan
4
comment Cheap vs Expensive Fuels
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_United_Kingdom_petrol_contamination
Jan
4
comment Cheap vs Expensive Fuels
Yep - as some people found to their cost a few years ago when Tesco got a contaminated batch and loads of cars needed their fuel systems cleaning out
Dec
31
comment Removing a car battery - order of wires explanation
Thanks - I was looking for that comment when I wrote the answer, but couldn't find it...
Dec
30
comment What to Check When Replacing Struts
Amongst others, yes - most suspension set-ups will have several, the exact number depending on the design - there will be two or three in the lower arm, probably at least one for the Anti-Roll bar, etc. Generally they are small, cylindrical rubber or polyurethane things pressed into a tube on one component, with a bolt going through the middle attached to another component - allowing the two components to twist relative to each other - for example, part 34-470 on this diagram jimellismazdaparts.com/…
Dec
30
comment What to Check When Replacing Struts
added explanations - I can't find a copyright-free graphic at the moment
Dec
23
comment I'm planning to buy a 2nd hand car, how do I know if a car won't give me headaches in the future?
Have a read of the linked question, there are several answers on there which should help you. My favourite bit of advice in this scenario is to take a friend with you - and if you don't know anyone who knows about cars, consider getting a professional check done - motoring groups such as the AA (in the UK) often offer such a service for a fee...
Dec
21
comment Is there an advantage using 2 smaller motors on Tesla car's rear axle?
@Paulster2 I'd also think that the two motors would each be smaller diameter than a single motor that needed enough torque for both wheels, so would fit more easily under the floor.
Dec
9
comment Handbrake during cold winter between -50 Celcius and 0 Celcius? Should it be used or not?
@KingHarold - exactly, but this point of view seems to be unpopular here!
Nov
23
comment Does the brake pad need to fit perfectly into caliper?
While this is a valid answer, please do not attempt to edit the question to suit your answer!
Nov
2
comment my car fuel consuption is very high!
We're going to need a lot more information before anyone can answer this - how high is the fuel consumption? what was it before the conversion? what would you expect it to be after - what would it be in a similar car with the same engine?
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)
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