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Sep
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answered Hard shuttering and engine dies when A/C is on at idle
Sep
1
answered Clutch pedal hard to push
Sep
1
revised Car Battery won't charge after sitting for a Year
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Sep
1
answered Car Battery won't charge after sitting for a Year
Aug
31
answered possible alternator-battery mismatch if I replace the existing battery with a much higher CCA one?
Aug
31
comment Which will have longer lifespan: stock or urethane bushings?
One option for bushings that aren't easily removed (I know this sounds a little crazy, but I've seen it specified several times) is to burn them out. You burn the rubber and then clean out the remaining.
Aug
24
comment How to determine the compressed height of a spring?
Thanks, that was what I wanted, I figured I had the right data just which numbers to apply against each other. In my case, looks like using the 88SS's would add about .34 inches (taking into account my reduced weight) to the front but the rear will be only a .022 inch increase. I guess if I get the custom rolled springs I'll have them adjust the fronts a bit.
Aug
24
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Aug
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accepted How to determine the compressed height of a spring?
Aug
24
revised How to determine the compressed height of a spring?
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Aug
24
revised Forced induction and engine braking
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Aug
24
asked How to determine the compressed height of a spring?
Aug
23
answered Forced induction and engine braking
Aug
23
comment Forced induction and engine braking
Agreed, you get plenty of engine braking on a turbocharged engine, my 3.0L I can engine brake from 70MPH to a near stop in the course of coming off the freeway, along the ramp and up to a light. As stated, 1.4L just isn't much resistance to a 3,000lb car. Plus automatics give less engine braking than manuals.
Aug
20
comment What would be the most likely cause of engine sputter?
Please give more detail on if this happens after cold starts, warm starts or both. In what kind of ambient temperatures (I know right now it is hot, but for the sake of the future readers, give what temp ranges you are dealing with). How long ago were items replaced such as spark plugs, fuel filter, etc.
Aug
20
answered Air conditioning gradually stopped working, hissing noise
Aug
13
answered Most important preventive maintenance for high-mileage car?
Aug
13
answered Determining how many miles can be covered on full tank
Aug
10
comment Car starts fine after sitting for half a day but has trouble immediately after being driven
Yeah, I track my mileage on every tank as it is often a good indicator of "somethings wrong" if it changes wildly with no good reason. The belt was already like that when I bought the car, I was just doing it for good measure, afterwards I saw my average go up about 2 MPG.
Aug
10
answered Car starts fine after sitting for half a day but has trouble immediately after being driven