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

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Jul
8
comment Oil leak should have changed oil not added
Could you add more information about the leak? How did you notice it? Any thoughts on where it's coming from? Are you sure that you aren't seeing air conditioner condensation (i.e., water)? I ask because it's super humid here and many cars have puddles under them.
Jul
8
comment Oil leak should have changed oil not added
The only possible "damage" I can see here is that Susan added some oil to old oil the she's about to change. So, she's spent a little money that she didn't have to.
Jul
7
comment 4 stroke valve timing diagram: if valves are open during TDC, wouldn't they hit the piston?
@midnightBlue, you are right: the engine has to be perfectly calibrated in an interference engine. Otherwise, there could be contact between piston and valve (which is, as you might imagine, bad).
Jul
5
reviewed Reviewed What is the best way to remove a stuck/rusted exhaust bolt?
Jul
5
reviewed Reviewed Why didn't tuning box or remap work on my mondeo st tdci
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
comment Most appropriate small engine to rebuild for learning purposes?
Is there any reason not to buy a used generator and start from there?
Jul
1
reviewed Reject suggested edit on how to increase mileage of petrol to match with diesel car
Jun
30
comment 2000 Honda Accord Shakes under acceleration
Note for answers - the Accord 2000 is a front-wheel drive car with an open differential.
Jun
30
comment 2000 Honda Accord Shakes under acceleration
Where are you feeling the shaking? Is the whole vehicle vibrating? The wheel? The shifter? Do you notice the same thing if you accelerate in reverse (carefully!)? Is the behavior the same in every gear?
Jun
30
comment Why does my engine hesitate when I first start?
Do you see different behavior in different weather?
Jun
29
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
27
reviewed Close Does anyone has idea what DR abbreviation in car name means?
Jun
27
comment Does anyone has idea what DR abbreviation in car name means?
Please feel free to bring off-topic questions such as these to the chat. You'll likely get more useful information without the stricter Q&A requirements of the main site.
Jun
27
reviewed No Action Needed VW T2 Headlining Replacement
Jun
26
comment Exposed tire wire- safe to drive home?
@Paulster2, I don't think so: look at the wear patterns: the inner edge is worn flat. The middle and outer grooves are nearly untouched. I think you could hide a pencil in there, much less pass the penny test.
Jun
25
reviewed No Action Needed Exposed tire wire- safe to drive home?
Jun
25
comment How does cold, dry weather affect horsepower?
(Okay this is to not-Ellesedil): humid air and water injection are not the same thing. Water injection is still water droplets (small ones admittedly). They don't turn to water vapor (i.e., humidity) until evaporation or a phase change (if the air is at or near 100C) occur. That evaporation / phase change absorbs plenty of heat and reduces the temperature enough (benefit) that the increased humidity is offset (cost). Personally, I would rather keep my intercooler cool - that'll cool the air without bumping humidity.
Jun
25
comment How does cold, dry weather affect horsepower?
Page 179 of Maximum Boost by Corky Bell: "David Hobbs ... could feel a power loss when the sun came out from behind a cloud."
Jun
25
comment How to determine type of battery
I agree: this is largely a don't care for normal operations. The best reference might be the big book in the shop: look up your particular vehicle and they'll recommend a specific battery for you.