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Sep
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revised 3 Questions related to fixing/replacing 2005 Toyota Prius bumpers?
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Sep
30
comment 3 Questions related to fixing/replacing 2005 Toyota Prius bumpers?
Indeed, drop the bondo and use fiberglass resin instead. It's much more flexible and durable and you can find it right next to the bondo in auto parts stores.
Sep
29
comment 3 Questions related to fixing/replacing 2005 Toyota Prius bumpers?
Is there a reason to expect a danger of airbag deployment when working on the bumper, e.g. sensors that would trigger the airbag if they're disconnected? I ask because I'd like to know, but I'm really skeptical. My impression was that strong efforts are made to ensure that airbags to not deploy except when there's a collision at sufficient velocity to make them beneficial, since deployment can cause serious injury and would be a major liability issue in itself.
Sep
29
comment BMW 318i overflow tank issues
Like I said in my answer, head gasket leak does not necessarily mean there will be oil mixing or a decrease in oil level.
Sep
28
answered 3 Questions related to fixing/replacing 2005 Toyota Prius bumpers?
Sep
28
comment CVT on 6 cylinder cars
I hadn't thought of that but I suppose it's also a possibility.
Sep
28
answered BMW 318i overflow tank issues
Sep
27
comment Honda S2000 with cold air intake; rain driving
Why would a mechanic recommend a cold air intake for a daily driver?
Sep
24
answered CVT on 6 cylinder cars
Sep
24
comment Is this a “warped” rotor?
In general it's hard to tell by visual inspection, but the rotor in OP's photo is so warped that I can't imagine you could drive at all with it.
Sep
20
comment Low compression and will not ignite after broken camshaft pin and replaced head and gasket
If you're seeing 75 psi, I doubt the timing is horribly wrong. When my timing belt slipped, I had no compression at all and the engine turned freely with almost no resistance. I suppose it's possible that you're just off by a few notches, but I'd look for other causes...
Sep
20
comment Resources for learning how to drive stick shift
What mikes said, especially the big parking lot (doesn't have to be empty as long as it's not busy). That's how I learned and it just took a few hours to get good enough that I could take it on the road.
Sep
18
comment 1991 Honda Civic Death by Poor Timing Belt?
@Larry: Slightly off-topic, but are you aware of any "mechanic's endoscope" devices that could be used to get a look inside for problems like this without taking apart the engine? I find it really surprising I've never seen such a thing and that shops don't seem to have them...
Sep
18
answered 1991 Honda Civic Death by Poor Timing Belt?
Sep
16
comment Wheel will not come off, may be bent around hub
I always found hitting the tire from the inside with my usual metal pipe that serves as a breaker bar works well.
Sep
10
comment Can a oil leak cause a fire?
A bunch of pictures without context and other people's opinions don't really qualify as evidence. I'm open to hearing another side to this issue, but I think it should be supported by documented facts and reasoning, rather than sensationalism.
Sep
8
answered How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
Sep
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accepted Manually operating F150 starter motor
Sep
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answered Manually operating F150 starter motor
Sep
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comment Manually operating F150 starter motor
It's an automatic. The instrument panel lights for alternator charging level (batt), oil pressure, etc. come on which I'm 99% sure do not come on when the switch is just in the "acc" position, so I'm fairly confident it's "on".