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Computer scientist working at [A Facility] developing [Systems] that [Do Stuff] at [Places].

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


13h
comment Does new car from last year depreciate in value?
Although you're welcome to chat about it on our ... chat. :-)
2d
comment What do the numbers in 195/60/R15 mean?
You'd have an even better answer if you made use of the Tire Rack page: tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=33
2d
revised What do the numbers in 195/60/R15 mean?
Changed the other radius to diameter (didn't want the wrong answer hanging out there).
2d
comment What are the side effects of using the wrong tires?
The ride might also be marginally rougher due to the decreased air volume.
2d
answered How much of a difference will a splitter / diffuser would be on a FWD car?
Dec
14
reviewed Approve Can a scrape like this be repaired by myself or do I need to take it to a car mechanic?
Dec
14
comment i heard a loud whistling/squeeling noise coming from the front tires of my 2004 subaru outback AWD.
Welcome to the site. Please let us know as many details as possible about your situation. This will help us give the best answer and will leave a trail of breadcrumbs for the next person who has the same problem.
Dec
14
answered i heard a loud whistling/squeeling noise coming from the front tires of my 2004 subaru outback AWD.
Dec
14
answered Can a scrape like this be repaired by myself or do I need to take it to a car mechanic?
Dec
13
comment P0420 in a Prius
If you want to link to a similar story (with a happy ending!), here's the link to how I solved the same problem in the chat: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/340?m=14554053#14554053
Dec
10
comment Is topping up the oil enough of an oil change?
How is this different from this question? mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/6428/57
Dec
8
comment Is any power from the alternator 'free'?
@cnst, are you asking if conservation of energy continues to apply?
Dec
7
reviewed No Action Needed Help! 2005 Mazda 3 brakes
Dec
7
reviewed No Action Needed Why is tire sidewall height expressed as percentage of width?
Dec
7
reviewed No Action Needed Material and construction properties of drive shafts, wheel shafts, gearbox
Dec
7
reviewed No Action Needed how to take petrol cars at high altitude ( plus 12000 feet)
Dec
7
comment Why use a car battery charger?
@cnst, I am unclear about what you are objecting to. Are you saying that a car that sits unused all winter shouldn't expect to have a dead battery come summertime? Or you conflating a battery charger with a battery conditioner?
Dec
5
comment Difference between “dumping the clutch” and N->D in an auto?
FYI - the edited question no longer mentions street racing.
Dec
5
comment Difference between “dumping the clutch” and N->D in an auto?
FYI - the edited question no longer mentions street racing.
Dec
4
comment Difference between “dumping the clutch” and N->D in an auto?
@Paulster2, I tend to agree but you have to read the whole body of text. It wouldn't hurt to rewrite this question as something like "what damage can flipping from neutral to drive do to an automatic transmission?" That would make it a little more clear that this really is a mechanical question.