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Programmer from way way back, from home computer BASIC and several different types of assembly through C, C++, Fortran, COBOL, VB1 and then more exotic stuff like SNOBOL and Icon and more recently SQL, PHP and JavaScript.


Mar
1
answered Holden Commodore not moving
Mar
1
answered How to properly maintain a collector car
Oct
12
awarded  Yearling
Jun
13
answered What could be the reason for intermittent behavior of a window switch?
Apr
17
comment Oil change with front wheels on ramps?
@Kevin Vermeer I know that. But it does answer the question of getting as much oil out as possible. Note, too, that some service manuals as recent as only 25 years ago still recommended doing this.
Apr
17
answered Oil change with front wheels on ramps?
Mar
6
comment Accidentally poured engine oil into the coolant reservoir
Just FWIW, oil in the coolant is likely to upset the radiator or the thermostat rather than the actual engine.
Feb
27
answered Tips for an oil change at home: cleanliness and disposal?
Dec
19
answered Car not starting: How likely that it's the fuel pump?
Dec
19
comment Car not starting: How likely that it's the fuel pump?
You normally disconnect the ignition coil to do this, though this may be tricky on newer cars with more complicated ignition.
Oct
10
answered Setting timer for central locking for forgetful owners
Sep
26
comment What are the risks of overfilling a small engine with oil?
Yeah, Briggs and Stratton have a very good repuation for mower engines.
Sep
7
comment Is it necessary to 'burn in' or 'break in' a new car?
Modern new cars should only need one early oil change and it's often part of the first (warranty) service at 1000kms or so. It'll be part of the service regime they give you from the manufacturer.
Aug
24
answered Will higher octane fuel improve gas mileage?
Jul
15
comment Engine Size and Fuel Consumption
Litres are a measure of volume of any type, not just liquid quantity. People used to use cubic centimetres for engine size, but "litres" is easier to say and the number is the same anyway (albeit with a decimal in a different spot).
Jun
1
answered Best Ways to Pass Emissions?
May
31
comment Is it even possible to buy gasoline anymore that does not contain ethanol in the US?
This is a region-specific question. Since this is an international forum, you can't assume your readers are in the same country you are (although the term "gasoline" does give you away :-). For example, you can most certainly still buy ethanol-free petrol in Australia.
May
16
awarded  Teacher
May
16
answered How to I stop the 'never-ending' turn signal?
May
4
awarded  Supporter