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

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Mar
14
awarded  engine
Mar
13
comment why do engines have so much unused horsepower?
In all honesty, this is a classic case of comparing apples to hand grenades. Imagine pitting a Camry against the mission requirements of a HMMVW and then comparing fuel efficiencies. I'm pretty sure I can penetrate the side of a Camry with a BB gun or a thumbtack.
Mar
13
answered why do engines have so much unused horsepower?
Mar
12
comment Will higher octane fuel improve gas mileage?
@Earlz, yes, I would conclude that that 1 mpg difference is arguably within the measurement error bounds.
Mar
9
reviewed Approve How do I resolve error code P1135 in my Toyota Camry?
Mar
9
reviewed Approve My car stereo does not save radio station presets
Mar
9
reviewed Approve 2010 Sebring maintains speed for about 5 seconds after depressing accelerator pedal
Mar
8
comment How to fix freezing locks
+1 Hand sanitizer is a good tip. In theory, you could coat your key in the sanitizer and use that as the delivery mechanism for your adhoc lubricant.
Mar
7
awarded  Yearling
Mar
7
reviewed Edit Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?
Mar
7
revised Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?
more informative title
Mar
6
comment Replacing boot (tailgate/trunk) struts/pistons
Good point - the majority of the unbalanced load will hit the strongest spring / damper first and hardest. That's a good reason to assume that they're both aged / poor / bad.
Mar
5
comment Is changing gear to `Neutral` at all possible times a bad practice?
The edits have actually made this question more of a duplicate rather than less. Is there something unique that you'd like to cover not previously addressed in other questions?
Mar
5
answered Replacing boot (tailgate/trunk) struts/pistons
Mar
5
comment Is changing gear to `Neutral` at all possible times a bad practice?
Many of the high level issues have been previously discussed here: Automatic transmission: Is shifting to neutral while approaching stops bad?, Can coasting in neutral damage an automatic transmission? and Does switching to neutral on an automatic transmission improve braking for immediate stopping?
Mar
4
comment Rounded bolt head on possibly broken bolt
The reverse direction drill bit might be perfect for this application.
Mar
4
awarded  Talkative
Mar
1
comment How severe is a bad oil seal on a used car?
+1 on independent mechanic: pay someone who has no investment in this car to give you their honest opinion.
Mar
1
revised Can't move Chrysler 300M gear selector out of park
added 98 characters in body
Mar
1
revised Can't move Chrysler 300M gear selector out of park
Changed title to be more useful