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I am a web applications developer / programmer with experience in a plethora of web languages and frameworks. I am an avid user of the Codeigniter PHP Framework and the jQuery JavaScript framework.

I am a self-taught enthusiast with no formal qualifications, but has managed to score some awesome jobs over the last 3 years.


Mar
14
comment Mechanic Troubles And A Small Watery Oil Leak
When I say I had to top up the oil, I am literally saying it took more than a couple of litres of oil, it was pretty empty. Since I topped it up, it hasn't dropped at all. The sad thing is, I have no proof now I've topped it up that they didn't fill it up. On the invoice, it said I paid for 6 litres of motor oil as well... The oil isn't the issue, it's the fact a watery oil is leaking from the car but the oil isn't showing its dropped and it wasn't doing that when I took the car in for original repairs. It's only a small amount leaking, but enough to notice it. Have no idea what to do now.
Mar
12
comment Mechanic Troubles And A Small Watery Oil Leak
I ran out of comment space. But want to further add, seems a little too coincidental that these issues happen after getting the car back, doesn't it? Weird squeak like noises coming from the engine, watery oil looking leak, white smoke? What are the chances of these things naturally happening within the space of a few days of taking the car in and getting back? Seems highly improbable to me. They did replace an engine mount, maybe they removed something, tightened it up and cracked a part of the engine? Would getting a second mechanic opinion complicate things?
Mar
12
comment Mechanic Troubles And A Small Watery Oil Leak
So what you're saying is even if they're responsible for damaging the car in some way as a result of repair work they did initially, it'll cost me money to get anything fixed? In Australia people are protected by consumer rights laws for things like this, I shouldn't have to pay anything. Not topping up the oil is a pretty big mistake to make, it's like an electrician forgetting to Earth an electrical connection and causing damage to household appliances. If it caused damage, it should be fixed, correct? I'll let you know how I go.
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accepted Using an iPod / iPhone in a 2005 BMW 525i Sedan
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answered What would cause motor mounts to go out on a factory engine?
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answered How do I apply dielectric grease to my battery?
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answered How to diagnose a starter motor that does not work
Mar
9
comment How to Clean a Paper Air Filter
Not to mention paper air filters absorb moisture from the air and are self destructing basically. I wonder if you can change it to a fabric based filter instead? I know a lot of street cycles use paper filters, but I think you can use the fabric based ones and it shouldn't hurt. You should probably research first though.
Mar
9
comment My Car Squeals When Braking Even Though I've Had My Front Rotors Machined and Back Rotors Replaced and all new brake pads. What could it be?
Very good to know, I might get some and see if it makes a difference. I've set to clean out any dust or objects yet, but will try everything suggested. Thank you for answering.
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Mar
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comment My Car Squeals When Braking Even Though I've Had My Front Rotors Machined and Back Rotors Replaced and all new brake pads. What could it be?
Ah, yes. I've heard stones can get wedged in there, and brake dust can build up causing it as well. Might not hurt to flush some degreaser onto my pads to clean out anything that might be on them.
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