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suggested suggested edit on 2007 Nissan Maxima Windows and Sunroof are Unresponsive
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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
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answered What is a suitable air compressor for a home garage?
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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.
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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".
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revised Good template for keeping maintenance records?
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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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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 :).
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answered Reasons for loss of radiator fluid
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answered Does the tachometer provide any indication of fuel usage?
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answered How important is it to use a real flare nut wrench when removing the fuel line on an old Ford tractor?
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answered Good template for keeping maintenance records?
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comment How to ensure nuts holding wheels are properly tightened?
To clarify the star pattern, when you are tightening, instead of just going around in a circle, skip a lug nut each time you are going to the next one. If you were to number them in a circle, you would tighten 1, 3, 5, 2, 4. Also, go around a second time to make sure that once everything was tightened down the wheel didn't shift, making a nut loose again.
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answered Do I need to torque my spark plugs?
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answered Should I resurface or replace my rotors everytime I replace brake pads?
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answered Buying new tires R15, R16, R17?
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comment Buying new tires R15, R16, R17?
Primary reason for a larger rotor (mechanically at least, not aesthetically) is for stronger braking force. The rotor acts as a lever, the larger it is the more stopping power you have from the same sized caliper. At the same time, you also often increase the caliper size and/or number of pistons, creating more clamping strength onto the rotor.