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Jul
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comment Engine Size and Fuel Consumption
The difference there being the Prius was being driven flat out, way past what it was designed to do efficiently whereas the M3 was cruising along because it has the power and gearing to go much faster. If they did the test 20MPH slower it'd been a different story.
Jul
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revised What is a modular clutch?
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Jul
11
comment What is the proper way to bleed brakes and replace the fluid?
@Larry, some of the higher end fluids are colored. I've seen blue, red and green I believe. Also, depending on age of the old fluid, you may be able to tell just from the new fluid being clear vs old being dirty.
Jul
11
answered Using DOT4+ in clutch/brakes when DOT3 is recommended?
Jul
11
answered My car's coolant temperature reaches almost 100 C / 212 F in a fast pace
Jul
11
answered What is a modular clutch?
Jul
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comment All weather tires vs winter tires on well-plowed roads
Humans aren't suitable for sub-zero temperatures either, my answer doesn't account for insanity :)
Jul
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revised 2007 Nissan Maxima Windows and Sunroof are Unresponsive
changed tag to electrical, was not "scheduled-maintenance", updated title to be descriptive of issue, vehicle as subject was not helpful, included it in the body instead
Jul
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answered All weather tires vs winter tires on well-plowed roads
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revised 2007 Nissan Maxima Windows and Sunroof are Unresponsive
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answered 2007 Nissan Maxima Windows and Sunroof are Unresponsive
Jun
14
answered What is a suitable air compressor for a home garage?
Jun
14
comment When car is standing still, I smell Diesel exhaust. Why?
I suppose you could try a home smoke/carbon monoxide detector that operates off of a battery, just take it in the car with you.
Jun
11
comment When car is standing still, I smell Diesel exhaust. Why?
Smoke is a good way to detect air flow items such as leaks. You'd start up at the exhaust manifold and work your way down. The smoke lets you visibly see what the air is doing. Smoke machines are pretty expensive though for a one time use, a lot of people try to rig up a home brew solution, just make sure you are doing it safely and keep a fire extinguisher around as the classic saying goes "where there is smoke, there is fire".
Jun
11
revised Good template for keeping maintenance records?
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Jun
11
comment When car is standing still, I smell Diesel exhaust. Why?
I would still check for an exhaust leak as Larry suggested. The smell may be gone but carbon dioxide itself is odorless which is one of the things that makes it so dangerous. The filter may be taking care of the unburnt fuel in the exhaust leak but not the carbon monoxide. It previously going away at speed can be explained by the increased air flow moving the exhaust gas away before it is pulled into your HVAC system.
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Jun
10
comment Wheel stuck or fused to drum
Agreed on the hammer, I had this happen with a friends car on the side of the road when I was younger. We jacked it up, took off the lugnuts and the wheel wouldn't move, we pulled and pulled, started hunting around trying to get the center cap off to see if there was something there, etc just couldn't figure it out. Tow truck guy shows up, takes the tire iron and gave one hard whack to the tire, popped right off. Best part was after he hits it and says "try it now" with a smirk on his face, friends face was classic watching this random guy take a tire iron to his Audi :).