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Sep
20
answered What would cause motor mounts to go out on a factory engine?
Sep
16
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?
Sep
16
answered How Do I Remove My Socket Wrench Between the Idler Pulley and Wheel Well
Sep
16
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.
Sep
16
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.
Sep
15
answered What are the tradeoffs for positive vs. negative ground?
Sep
14
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.
Sep
14
answered Difference between “Hypoid” and “Limslip” oils
Sep
14
answered What is the plastic part under the front bumper of a 2007 Sentra?
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
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.