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Jun
1
comment What is this tank for ?
Agreed on it sounded like the power steering reservoir. You share an engine and many parts under the hood with my 84 300ZX and the only tank under the hood with a dipstick is the power steering. See this diagram for a general depiction of it courtesyparts.com/pathfinder-parts-wd21-1987-1995/… if the cap is on top (doesn't overlap the edges) and has two pipes coming off of it then you have a match.
Jun
1
comment Why would gasoline engine exhaust smell like perfume?
From memory, I believe a leaking head gasket would allow coolant into the combustion chamber which would then make its way into the exhaust.
Jun
1
comment Oil pressure question
To expand on the low viscosity statement, your owners manual will specify what viscosity oil to use in your vehicle and some (like mine) has a chart that shows what to use for different ranges of ambient temperature. The viscosity are the numbers you see on the bottles (5w30, 5w20, 10w30, 20w50, etc) When going from winter to summer months, I have to move to a heavier weight oil to keep my pressure up and engine properly lubricated. If I used that same oil in the colder months, it'd be like sludge.
Jun
1
comment Difference between water pump and water outlet housing
Yes, I'd trust the items marked on the paperwork (as that is what they billed you/the warranty for) more then just conversation with the tech. If it isn't on the paper, they probably didn't do it.
Jun
1
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Jun
1
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Jun
1
answered what is the difference between DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids?
Jun
1
answered Difference between water pump and water outlet housing
Apr
21
comment Clutch catches VERY high, is this bad?
Point #3 which is known as Engine Braking is a normal and perfectly fine operation to do and doesn't cause additional wear on the clutch as long as it is done well. The human element of the downshifting is where additional wear can come into play, if you don't match your revs well when engaging the clutch (be it up or down shifting) the clutch and flywheel meeting at two different speeds is what wears down on the friction material. The further off in RPMS you are, the more wear you will cause.
Apr
19
answered Steering Wheel Replacement on a 25 year old car
Mar
14
comment Are there any alternatives to the OEM muffler for a Volvo XC90?
I suppose maybe if there is some concern about the emissions system, that a different muffler would cause sensors to go off...
Mar
14
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Mar
11
comment What differences between synthetic and dino oil?
That is a big huge debate full of myths, half truths, obscure references, etc. All things being even, most people will agree synthetic because of the less impurities and consistent product. But there are a whole lot of disagreements on if it is ok in older vehicles, vehicles that have lived their lives on organic. Then you'll get into whose brand is better as they all use different formulas and additives.
Mar
11
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Mar
11
answered What differences between synthetic and dino oil?
Mar
11
answered Are there any alternatives to the OEM muffler for a Volvo XC90?
Mar
8
answered Reverse difficult to engage with manual transmission
Mar
7
awarded  Precognitive
Mar
7
comment How can I know if the right oil has been added to the vehicle?
In addition to what Cory said, if you don't trust the shop to be putting in what you asked for/they stated they would, then I'd suggest you find a different shop to take your car to.
Mar
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