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Apr
21
comment Software solutions to lighter flywheel issues
@dotancohen the results of what you are describing, the computer opening the throttle, would be a higher idle speed.
Mar
28
answered When getting rotors turned should the thickness be exactly the same throughout?
Mar
17
comment Replace driver side first, then passenger side brakes?
This is perfectly fine, and you are right to avoid things like changing them on your sloping driveway. It if doesn't feel safe don't do it. For longer term driving only changing one side can cause you to spin out when you apply the brakes a speed because one side grabs better. But if you are not driving faster than you walk then no worries.
Mar
11
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Feb
23
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Feb
19
answered BMW E60 530i - Dashboard LCD Issues
Feb
12
revised Difference between fuel pressure and fuel rail pressure
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Feb
12
comment Difference between fuel pressure and fuel rail pressure
@Movemorecommentslinktotop I also reworded the first sentence to better address your point.
Feb
11
revised Difference between fuel pressure and fuel rail pressure
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Feb
11
comment Difference between fuel pressure and fuel rail pressure
@Movemorecommentslinktotop it is gas.
Feb
11
comment Difference between fuel pressure and fuel rail pressure
@Movemorecommentslinktotop it also holds for some older ones as well. My E30 BMW has two pumps, The low pressure one in the tank and then the high pressure one along the driver's rocker panel. But no OBDII on that one to prove out the whole thing.
Feb
11
answered Difference between fuel pressure and fuel rail pressure
Feb
3
comment What's the Purpose of Park on an Automatic Transmission?
Like @Ellesedil said, you don't want to park in neutral. In general you want the lowest gear available in your transmission to maximize the engine breaking. Some cars (looking at you Saab) won't even let you take the keys out of a manual transmission unless it is in reverse. I learned in a Saab and still put everything into reverse since it is usually geared lower then 1st.
Jul
7
comment Manual Transmission Grinding Occasionally Shifting Into Fifth
@RobertS.Barnes They do need the fluid changed. It depends on the transmission what the interval should be. And remember the lifetime stuff is only good for the lifetime of the warranty.
Jun
29
comment Which convenience features in a car affects fuel economy?
@Paulster2 That is not really the case, in general the battery does not drive anything while the engine is operating. It does provide a little bit of back fill energy if the alternator is not producing enough, like if there is a high electrical load while the engine is at idle. Think about how starting a car with a dead battery feels, if you keep the RPMs up everything works fine. If you let them drop too much before the battery get recharged the engine will die. Or, think about the wiring, the positive terminal connect both the alternator and the rest of the car skipping a battery path.
May
14
comment Unibody Frame - Straightening Procedure and Limitations
@DucatiKiller - Those are not mutually exclusive. Anything recognizable as a frame or a unbody can be repaired. The only limits on what is reparable are economic (I can buy a new one for less) and cultural ( My state inspects repairs and will require the repair to have X% of the original strength.) There is no bright line to judge by from an engineering perspective, every repaired structure is degraded, the question of how degraded it can be is a squishy human thing with squishy human answers.
May
13
revised I want to attach some hooks inside my car
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May
13
answered I want to attach some hooks inside my car
May
13
comment Unibody Frame - Straightening Procedure and Limitations
Also "fixable" is culturally determined. I know lots of unfixable uni-bodies on copart in the US get sold to Central America where they are repaired and sold. But then there are stories of people hitting bumps and having the car split in two as well.
May
6
comment How to avoid having air bubbles in clutch line after cylinder replacement?
@amphibient There should be a little nipple on the slave cylinder which is attached to the transmission. You will need to find that to bleed the clutch.