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answered Shift “Grinding” Issue?
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answered Why does my 2003 Acura TL intermittently make humming sounds when the engine is off?
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comment What are the tradeoffs for positive vs. negative ground?
Agreed lightning isn't a perfect example, talking about way higher voltages then we are dealing with, but I thought it would be close enough and a universally understood example. The light bulb and two batteries example doesn't seem good to me as I can see the positive side of a battery working connected somewhere else but not necessarily the negative. Out flow of electricity from the positive seems a lot more plausible then in flow of a limited capacity device.
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comment Hard shuttering and engine dies when A/C is on at idle
Heh, expensive repair, enjoy the new ride.
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answered What would cause motor mounts to go out on a factory engine?
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comment How To Tell if a Pulley Not Attached to the Engine Is Bad
What were the symptoms? In what way do you think it is bad? Not rotating, out of balance, slipping?
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answered How Do I Remove My Socket Wrench Between the Idler Pulley and Wheel Well
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comment What are the tradeoffs for positive vs. negative ground?
I just thought of what might be a great example of what I'm talking about. A Lightning strike! When you get a strong enough positive charge in the sky it jumps to an available ground, in this case the earth. This isn't a cyclical circuit where it leaves the cloud to somewhere else and then goes back to the cloud. It leaves the cloud and goes into the earth, from a positive to a negative.
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comment What are the tradeoffs for positive vs. negative ground?
Could be wrong, not an electrician, but connecting positive of the battery to any negative ground sure seems like a circuit to me. With a vehicle it has to wrap back to the battery because the whole vehicle is isolated from another ground by the tires. We are talking about the flow of electrons, they want to move from the positive to the negative to create balance, they don't care if that the negative is on the other side of the battery, the ground beneath your feet or anywhere else.
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answered What are the tradeoffs for positive vs. negative ground?
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comment Difference between “Hypoid” and “Limslip” oils
Yes, I think you are too, especially because the diff is going to be made out of harder metal than the synchros, but I felt it worth stating as there are instances where using a "newer better product" can cause harm to older systems. This happened with the introduction of ethanol into gasoline also, caused issues with fuel systems that weren't built to handle it.
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answered Difference between “Hypoid” and “Limslip” oils
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answered What is the plastic part under the front bumper of a 2007 Sentra?