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

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Jun
5
revised Odd brake squeak only at the very end of the stop
typo in the title
Jun
2
comment Will brake dust corrode my wheels?
long exasperated sigh - you STI guys and your fascination with pink....
Jun
2
revised How to determine by ear which part of exhaust needs replacing?
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Jun
2
comment Broken washer hose junction and clip hardware
This question could also use pictures, especially with arrows saying "this part here."
Jun
2
comment Broken window crank handle
Just saw this via the meta: I think this question could use some work to help those answering but is, at heart, a good question. Maybe a picture of the part in question, where the break is, etc.
May
31
awarded  Nice Answer
May
30
comment Is engine braking harmful?
Meta discussion on this question can be found here: meta.mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/163/…
May
30
comment Maintenance on used car with unknown history
This is definitely true of Subaru: they can look up all dealer-performed service by VIN number.
May
30
revised My car's coolant temperature reaches almost 100 C / 212 F in a fast pace
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May
30
comment Is engine braking harmful?
Your discussion of fuel injection is irrelevant to the original question regarding the risks induced by the mechanically-driven acceleration of the moving parts of the engine due to the steep grade.
May
29
comment Is engine braking harmful?
"virtually shut off" is still greater than zero. RPMS will determine the number of injections from the fuel system: higher revs will always net a higher fuel consumption even in the closed throttle position. The exhaust stroke is the source of the greatest risk of fatigue failure. For an explanation why, see Maximum Boost (Corky Bell), Figure 1.5.
May
29
comment How to know if I need new tires?
This question is relevant to the topic: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/3126/…
May
28
answered Is engine braking harmful?
May
28
comment Is engine braking harmful?
We've had similar questions on topics like this that have since been closed as off-topic (focused on driving rather than maintenance): mechanics.stackexchange.com/a/681/57 Your car can over-rev on a steep hill, though.
May
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Electric central door lock does not work with automatic transmission shifting to and from “Park”
May
25
comment Running with straight water as coolant in the summer. Is it fine?
@Wulfhart, you're welcome.
May
25
comment How can I remove rust from a screw thread without harming paint?
Yes, a metal fitting with anti-seize is a good choice for parts that are out in the weather (and the salt, around here). For license plates, I generally go with vinyl screws: the load on them isn't very high.
May
25
revised Running with straight water as coolant in the summer. Is it fine?
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May
24
answered Running with straight water as coolant in the summer. Is it fine?
May
24
comment Can I save money using E85 in my flexible fuel vehicle?
@Patrick, exactly: that's the point of step 5.