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Feb
10
comment Why aren't my “street performance” pads performing well on the street?
This isn't a very helpful answer - please elaborate further as to why you think those might be happening in this instance, and how they would cause a problem. The OP has stated that he knows the pad temperature might be a problem, and there is nothing in the question to suggest the other two might be...
Jan
27
comment brake squeal and grinding rotor even if I had just installed new pads
A lot of heat is a likely sign of a binding brake - the extra friction causes the heat...
Jan
26
comment how to temporarily fix a gasket leak?
however, it's probably worth changing the coolant at the same time, unless you know it's been done relatively recently...
Jan
26
comment Is a power steering flush likely to be necessary at 60k miles?
The best way to do that is to ask around - don't any of your friends/neighbours/colleagues know someone trustworthy?
Jan
23
comment Low beams don't work on VW Golf MK3
bear in mind that both bulbs would have been fitted at the same time, and used for the same amount of time - so on average, they ought to fail at the same time - most don't simply because each bulb will last slightly more or less than the average time...
Jan
21
comment Engine Heat Indicator effects
On your side note - I had an MG with an ECU-controlled temp gauge that did that, at normal running temperature it would always sit in exactly the same place, without the normal fluctuations you'd expect...
Jan
15
comment Engine cuts out VW Golf Mk1 1989
Another thing to try is the rotor arm and distributor cap - these can go funny too...
Jan
15
comment Engine cuts out VW Golf Mk1 1989
Yep - some older coils run on 6v instead of 12, and use an in-line resistor to change the voltage. Did it do the same thing with the old coil?
Jan
15
comment Vibrations at idle
What model & variant of car is it?
Jan
12
comment What good is it for an engine to have lower CCs and higher BHP?
@Paulster2 - it used to be based on size (< or >1600cc), now it's done on CO2 emissions... Other countries may vary...
Jan
8
comment Should fan belts slide when the fan is turned by hand?
If you can turn the fan by hand without the engine turning, then something has to give, as the fan and crank pulleys will be turning at different speeds... It'll be whichever of the two has less friction with the belt. And yes, it is bad for the belt!
Jan
8
comment 04 chevy trailblazer tailight and control issues
Make the person you lent it to pay for the repairs? (or have them arrested for criminal damage). Also learn never to lend a vehicle to anyone you don't trust 100% ;-)
Jan
8
comment Should fan belts slide when the fan is turned by hand?
They'll have to slip somewhere - either the fan pulley or the crank one...
Jan
8
comment Car won't start in the cold
+1 for proper use of units in the description - so many people on here don't!
Jan
5
comment Jaguar S-type (2000) wiper mechanism sometimes very weak
In what way? Please elaborate...
Dec
12
comment Truck: “H” brake button
So is this button present as well as another control for the handbrake? I assumed from the way you'd written it that it was an electronically activated parking brake (as per many modern cars)... In that case, perhaps it's some kind of hill-assist brake? i.e. hold the brakes on so the driver can release the pedal to apply power...
Dec
9
comment '95 Honda Accord random/sudden electrical failures
So do the things start working again after some time? or are they all now non-functional?
Nov
19
comment Tyre Pressure Checks for My Car
You do know that 'normal air' is 78% Nitrogen, don't you...
Nov
18
comment 2011 Chevrolet Equinox: Heater blows cold air when set to defrost mode
Sounds to me like a problem with the flaps that direct the air within the heater ducts - although I'd expect the direction flaps to be after the temperature ones...
Oct
30
comment Renault Clio II streaky / greasy windscreen
On a similar vein to baking powder, I've heard toothpaste suggested - probably for the same reason. I've never tried it myself though...