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comment Preventing Car Theft by Removing Fuses
"problem with leaving the fuel pump fuse out over night, or is it just an issue of the potential thief cranking and cranking the engine in a futile attempt to start it and draining the battery?" The latter. As for steering wheel locks, I came across this article about how much thieves may be helped by the Club when I was researching the question you quoted.
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comment What are the names of each window on a typical non-commercial vehicle?
This might work better if you provided a picture and gave letters or numbers to all the items you want the names of.
Jun
24
comment Synchromesh, Helical gear design
The reverse gear on otherwise-helical manual transmissions is generally straight-cut, is it not? That may be a more familiar source of the typical whine.
Jun
22
comment Torque spec variance with Anti-Seize
I'd think the manufacturer of the anti-seize would know best how their product affects the torque of any fastener, but I'm interested to see the answer here.
Jun
10
comment Individual wheels' toes are out of range but combination is within specs
Looks like the both wheels are out of spec, yes? One clarification: are these values the after-alignment values, or did you just have the measurement done, and not the work yet?
Jun
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comment 2002 Honda Civic Si Air Box
If you could include some pictures of what you're talking about, it would probably improve your chances of getting a helpful answer. Otherwise, only someone who's worked on this exact item will really know what you're talking about.
May
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comment Is there a trick to easily removing stuck rubber hoses off fittings?
Bicycle tire levers.
May
29
comment Is my Forester's caliper bracket bolt hole stripped?
I would put it in <blink><red> markup if I could, @Paulster2. :)
May
29
comment Is my Forester's caliper bracket bolt hole stripped?
Good enough, thanks! I had the impression they were only for blind holes.
May
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comment Is my Forester's caliper bracket bolt hole stripped?
I will, thanks, @DucatiKiller. There's a mandatory waiting period for self-answers.
May
28
comment Is my Forester's caliper bracket bolt hole stripped?
Your comment is indeed the case, Nick G. I didn't really think this through before getting worried about it. I like the suggestion of a longer bolt with a nut on the other side, though. In this case there's no room, but I'll remember it for other situations.
May
28
comment Is my Forester's caliper bracket bolt hole stripped?
Will a helicoil be secure in a through hole, especially such a shallow one?
May
23
comment Oil leaks after oil change - shop says engine oil pan gasket needs to be replaced
Presumably the $200 is the "installed" cost, not just the parts cost, but that can't be less than two and a half hours of labor or their hourly is more than a dealership's, so still absurd.
May
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comment How to find and access the actual terminals of car battery
Just to be a little more clear about what is touchable, the negative post is already electrically connected to the car's body and engine, so you don't have to worry about touching that post at the same time as anything not directly connected to the positive post. (And stuff directly connected to positive should be covered up, like the positive post itself is, in order to prevent accidental contact.)
May
10
comment Dust Under the Doors
Important to note that one should use silicone lube, not petroleum-based, on rubber.
Apr
29
comment Switching off the AC before turning off the engine to increase longevity - urban myth?
Although the accepted answer there is incomplete at best; the other answer is correct (to the best of my knowledge, anyways).
Apr
24
comment Would “one cylinder's out” semantics include a head gasket?
Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question are pretty much guaranteed to be entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.
Apr
13
comment Clock inoperative, 2006 Toyota Yaris
This question is off-topic because it's about electronics components. It should not have been migrated.
Apr
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comment 2001 Fiat punto: slave cylinder repaired brake warning light
Can you explain why you think your brake warning light should be related to work on your clutch cylinder? Did you check your brake fluid level?
Mar
25
comment 1974 VW Bug Headliner
Can you be more specific about the procedure and equipment you used? Just asking for more suggestions doesn't seem likely to produce any new information for you, without knowing where you're starting from.