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Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Mar
20
comment DIY Alternator Belt Tensioner
You win today's wall of words contest! I think your best suggestion is probably the thick strapping, bent to shape and drilled to fit the bolts that are available (see second picture above). That sounds it would solve the real problem (i.e., that the alternator is mounted to the wrong thing) and could even be built up in layers to add torque stiffness.
Mar
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the point of a vacuum pump with a fuel injection engine?
Mar
18
comment 2006 Chevy Silverado missing dash lights
You are welcome to add the pictures here directly. As of right now, I can't see them due to where they're hosted.
Mar
17
answered Is any power from the alternator 'free'?
Mar
17
comment What does the green dashboard symbol mean on a Toyota vios 2008?
A picture would be very helpful.
Mar
16
comment Are there any modern diesel engines the require electricity to continue running?
Exactly: it's a difference between theoretically and practicality.
Mar
15
comment Mustang V6 sluggish pickup during day
What are the local day vs. night temperatures where you are? Please include the units of temperature as well - 30C and 30F are very different temps.
Mar
14
comment What cutting oil for hardened steel bolts?
@Paulster2, truly. Fire bad!
Mar
13
comment Does only traveling short distances hurt my car?
WRT Frequency of oil change: might want to remind OP that maintenance schedules are both distance and time, whichever comes first.
Mar
12
comment 2003 Honda Civic 1.7 vTec - White Smoke from the tailpipe
@UlisesDelgadillo, burning oil would be gray and smell different. Coolant can't get into the combustion chamber too many different ways: a broken head gasket is the easiest one. Overfilling oil can be bad but is unlikely to break things in the ways that you describe: mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/1125/57
Mar
12
comment 2003 Honda Civic 1.7 vTec - White Smoke from the tailpipe
@UlisesDelgadillo, then I think you have strong evidence to support the hypothesis. I'd recommend that you talk to your shop and tell them "I think I blew my head gasket." They can do a compression check to confirm the loss of pressure but, at that age, it's not the worst idea in the world to replace the gasket anyway.
Mar
12
comment Why check oil when engine is at operating temperature?
@Flup, yes, if you incorrectly used the same marks, you'd think that your car was badly overfilled. I suspect that your car is like mine, though, and there will be other marks on the stick that can be used for a cold vs. hot reading.
Mar
12
answered 2003 Honda Civic 1.7 vTec - White Smoke from the tailpipe
Mar
12
answered Why check oil when engine is at operating temperature?
Mar
10
answered Hit a wall with my car how to remove paint?
Mar
9
answered Formula for calculating output power after putting a rpm reduction gear
Mar
7
awarded  Yearling
Mar
7
comment Service intervals for old, low mileage car
Do you have the owner's manual (or have you downloaded it)? Most service intervals cite mileage or time-elapsed, whichever comes first. Maybe your car is running well because you treat it right...?
Mar
6
comment Which sway bars to buy?
Exactly: on plenty of cars, it's almost impossible to measure the impact of a strut bar: mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/110/57
Mar
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on 1989 Nissan pintara problem