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Nov
6
comment How much money to spend maintaining a 12-year-old Civic
Welcome to the site: you should be aware that this sort of pricing question is normally considered off-topic as it is too localized. Even the "is it worth it?" question is sketchy since it depends on your own situation. Can you afford to buy a new car? Do you need a running car? On the other hand, if you were asking "are these fixes I can do myself?", you'd get a different reception.
Nov
6
comment Grey smoke when idling 1999 GMC Suburban, coolant system pressure loss
It would be great if you could provide pictures of the drains in question. From your description, this sounds like the kind of thing that could happen to somebody else and this would be a great source for "did you check these spots?"
Nov
6
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Nov
4
revised How can you tell the difference between oil or transmission fluid in the antifreeze?
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Nov
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revised How can you tell the difference between oil or transmission fluid in the antifreeze?
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Nov
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Nov
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comment Can coasting in neutral damage an automatic transmission?
Welcome to the site. In case it's not clear, this is not an open-ended discussion site. We're looking for answers to the questions posed. While your anecdote is somewhat related to the topic, it does not actually answer the original question.
Oct
31
comment Rear suspension much more sensitive to bumps than front
Mike nailed it: I would assume that any bushing or other rubber-based component on a 93 car is completely worn out. This includes the top mounts for the shocks, the bushing on the sway bars end links, the control arms, the exhaust hangers, etc. It's likely that if you crawl around under the car, you'll see a lot of worn out rubber bits.
Oct
30
comment High pitch whistle at a very particular throttle level
Is this the original intake or something custom?
Oct
30
comment High pitch whistle at a very particular throttle level
Please provide more information about your specific vehicle. For example, are you driving a turbo car?
Oct
26
comment What oil brand, style, weight, and filter for a 230k 98 Honda Acord LX 4-cyl?
You might want to start with the owner's manual: owners.honda.com/vehicles/information/1998/Accord-Sedan/manuals
Oct
26
answered Mean Piston Speed in Turbocharged Vs. Naturally Aspirated Engines
Oct
25
comment What is name of this part in the picture?
Do you want to add an equivalent picture for the OP? Might help illustrate that, yes, this is the right thing: e.g., web.tradekorea.com/upload_file2/product/380/P00326380/…
Oct
25
comment What to check if fuel consumption is too high?
This comparison would be more useful to you if you were comparing identical cars with indentical engines, usage and driver. Has this vehicle ever demonstrated the fuel consumption numbers you were hoping for? If not, were you deceived by marketing numbers? If so, did something change?
Oct
24
comment Lower quality oil vs high quality oil
Unfortunately, you've asked an unanswerable question: there isn't enough data here for someone outside your specific situation to give you the "best" answer. The answers will tend to be based on opinion and that's specifically covered in the FAQ: mechanics.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask Another potential duplicate would be: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/1079/…
Oct
23
comment '96 Ford Ranger - Shock Replacement
There have been similar questions about different vehicles that may get you started: e.g., mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/3380/…
Oct
22
comment What to check if fuel consumption is too high?
On what are you basing your estimates of what the car should consume? Was it getting better mileage and then something changed? Or are you comparing to marketing numbers? There are plenty of external factors that can affect mileage: for example, even if I drive slowly and carefully, my commute involves two fairly steep bridges. There's a cap on how good my mileage is going to be.
Oct
22
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Oct
21
revised How do I loosen stuck lug nuts in order to change a tire?
Fixing spelling and grammar.
Oct
21
comment Radiator and coolant ports
Coolant or windshield cleaner will have distinctive colors and smells: you might want to suggest those as well.