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Sep
9
answered How can I increase the life of my diesel engine when my car does lots of small trips?
Sep
7
answered My AC works well at night only
Sep
2
comment Which will have longer lifespan: stock or urethane bushings?
@Bob, agreed, it sounded pretty crazy to me when I read it in the steps on how to replace the bushings on my car. Even though there were photos showing the steps too. Then when a group of guys from the car club were doing someone's set of bushings, this was done. Really though, a little gasoline fire on a steel LCA, long enough to melt some rubber, probably not hurting the metal. Just make sure to have a fire extinguisher handy!!!
Sep
1
comment How to determine the compressed height of a spring?
@Brian, I was thinking about your scale suggestion and the issue I'm seeing there is it'd be measuring the unsprung weight also (LCAs, axles, wheels, rotors, tires, etc). I'm not sure if there is a truly accurate way to get your cars precise sprung weight without some work involved.
Sep
1
answered Hard shuttering and engine dies when A/C is on at idle
Sep
1
answered Clutch pedal hard to push
Sep
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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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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
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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