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Jun
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comment Will stock tires from a toyota yaris fit a 2004 cavalier
I am not a tire person so I can't speak for compatibility, but I looked up the tire sizes for anyone else. 2011 Yaris base model sedan has 175/65-14. The 2004 Cavalier base model sedan uses 195/70-14
Jun
15
awarded  Commentator
Jun
15
accepted Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?
Jun
15
comment Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?
First: It would be completely legal where I live to remove it. Second: You have answered my question. It is entirely for environmental reasons and isn't avoidable for street cars. Third: I am guessing the environment and legality are matters you take very seriously. To that, I say. Take it easy, I am not a criminal and in essence all I asked was, "Why do cars vent dirty air into the air intake? Can I use ... to avoid it?" My secret goal isn't to destroy the Ozone layer.
Jun
15
revised Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?
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Jun
15
comment Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?
My original thought was that the air coming from the crankcase would throw the air/fuel ratio off as well as introduce oil into the airflow. Hence why some people use oil catch cans between the pcv and the air intake.
Jun
15
comment Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?
You have it backwards from what I meant. The pcv would go into a filtering container trapped oil and vented a "theoretically" clean air. The air intake would be closed off. I am inferring from your response that it is purely environmental reasons why the air from the crankcase is not just released. Am I right in understanding that?
Jun
15
comment How do I select the right oil for my car?
Not answer worthy, but you can also find the oil type on many cars printed on either the dipstick (or dipstick handle) or on the oil fill cap.
Jun
15
asked Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?
Jun
13
awarded  Supporter
Jun
13
comment Engine stalls in hot weather
That makes more sense now. I was imagining a more wild flipping about with the tacho.
Jun
12
awarded  Teacher
Jun
12
answered Engine stalls in hot weather
Jun
12
comment Engine stalls in hot weather
Can you have the local mechanic test drive the car? Let him know that the check engine light isn't on, but it dies when the engine warms up.
Jun
12
awarded  Scholar
Jun
12
accepted 1997 Geo Metro dies after driving for a short time. What next in diagnosing culprit
Jun
12
comment 1997 Geo Metro dies after driving for a short time. What next in diagnosing culprit
Replaced the ignition coil and pickup coil, despite it passing a ohm resistance test. I took it for a test drive and it worked fine. Hopefully it wasn't just playing games with me. Thanks for the answer.
Jun
8
comment 1997 Geo Metro dies after driving for a short time. What next in diagnosing culprit
Thank you. I will let you know how replacing the coil goes.
Jun
8
comment 1997 Geo Metro dies after driving for a short time. What next in diagnosing culprit
Do you think I am going down the right path with the electrical or should I be reconsidering fuel and air.
Jun
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awarded  Student