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Dec
5
comment Can scraping the transmission bad
I misread your last sentence and was wondering why anybody would be trying to brew in their car...
Dec
5
answered Repaint a bumper vs buying and installing a new one
Dec
5
comment Repaint a bumper vs buying and installing a new one
Normally "bumpers" these days are just "bumper covers" which have no structural purpose; they're purely cosmetic. The structural component is underneath.
Dec
2
comment What tools are needed for removing rusted bolts?
Might a Bolt-Out set be a useful addition in step 3 if the bolt is at all rounded off from rusting?
Nov
27
comment How can I repair cracks in leather seat?
Electrician's tape?
Nov
25
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Nov
24
comment Getting the best results sealing head gasket leak with Blue Devil
@michael: Yes, I did. And for what it's worth, 6 months later the head gasket is leaking (fairly badly) again. Not sure it I'll try to temp seal it again before actually doing the work to replace it...
Nov
22
comment At what level does low oil prevent vtec from working?
Does vtec use an electrically actuated valve? I thought it was entirely based on oil pressure.
Nov
22
comment Why does my car sometimes blow cold air while the heater is on?
I suspect newer vehicles with thermostat-based climate control systems may shut off the heat when the AC is on, except of course in defrost mode. So this answer seems at least plausible.
Nov
10
answered 2003 Honda Accord - driver side low beam light bulb replacement
Nov
9
comment F-150, heater will blow hot, then cold
...and repeat the process 20+ times. :-)
Oct
29
comment Automatic Transmission or Differential Backlash (Play)
In neutral there should be unlimited motion.
Oct
28
comment Automatic Transmission or Differential Backlash (Play)
Am I correct assuming you're talking about the situation where the transmission is in park?
Oct
26
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Oct
22
comment Hyper-miling and stress on engine oil
Replacing oil is dirt cheap; determining if you need to costs a lot more, in terms of lab work, than just replacing it.
Oct
22
comment Brake fluid reservoir level drops fast to minimum but not below
Another possibility is that you just have a lot of air in the system (failure to properly bleed it). This happened to me - brakes were "mushy" and I kept "losing" fluid with no visible leak. Eventually, after enough top-offs, it stopped happening and the brakes got firm.
Oct
22
comment Easiest way to disable the A/C compressor
I've done this mod (just removing the belt) on an 88 Civic with no ill effects.
Oct
22
comment Easiest way to disable the A/C compressor
For a compressor, it's almost certainly not cheaper to replace the whole thing; just the cost of vacuuming out and refilling the system will be higher than the cost of the pulley.
Oct
12
comment LED tail lights flashing at ultra high speed
What kind of car was that, and are you sure? It's possible there are some really old, or non-mainstream-consumer vehicles which use 24v instead of 12v, but 24v output from the alternator would boil off a normal car battery in no time...
Oct
12
comment LED tail lights flashing at ultra high speed
The voltage in a car is always 12-15 volts. Any LED unit made for replacing automotive lights is going to expect this voltage, and I would guess they use a DC-DC converter to get a stable output voltage for the LEDs, though other approaches would also be possible.