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Aug
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Aug
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comment Motor cycle maintenance tutorials
Welcome to the site. You've asked an extremely broad question along the lines of "where can I find all the knowledge?" If you narrow the scope of your question, it would be more answerable.
Aug
14
comment Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
Welcome to the site. This question is essentially unanswerable as originally written. What is missing is a specific mechanical problem that you are trying to solve. Please consult the new about page for guidance on good questions and answers: mechanics.stackexchange.com/about Your thoughts about the cost of labor vs. your own efforts are welcome on the chat page. chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/340/…
Aug
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comment Supercharger Components That Can Fail
FYI: This is the wrong type of supercharger for the OP. This is centrifugal, not a Roots blower as on the Pontiac.
Aug
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comment Supercharger Components That Can Fail
I found a very nice visual breakdown of the supercharger here: www3.sympatico.ca/aepa/blowerinstall.html Can you tell if the noise you're hearing is in the "snout" of the blower? Does the noise change in pitch based on engine speed? Or is it constant? Did you have an oil leak from the blower?
Aug
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comment Steering angle sensor
Did you try the "five times, lock to lock" reset procedure?
Aug
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revised Is it ok to give gas while releasing the clutch?
Better grammar
Aug
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revised Should lost CV gaiter grease be replaced?
side NOTE, not NOT ;-)
Aug
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comment Should lost CV gaiter grease be replaced?
Excellent picture: you summarized the whole problem in one shot.
Aug
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answered Is it ok to give gas while releasing the clutch?
Aug
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comment Engine Size and Fuel Consumption
@ruko, no and no. There wasn't any significant drafting and the peak speeds were in the 80s (go back to the comedy handling awards to see why they don't take corners quickly in a Prius). His point is still valid: "it's how you drive it." The drive to Edinburgh and back on one tank of diesel made the same point: big != bad.
Aug
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comment Steering wheel shakes at high speeds
Much better: nice pictures, too.
Jul
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answered How often should I do fuel induction and why should I do it if my car runs perfectly fine?
Jul
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comment Steering wheel shakes at high speeds
Could you add some more words to the above? At present, this answer doesn't stand on its own. For example: which specific suspension components? Why would out of round lead to resonance at specific speeds? What would balancing improve? If you'd like to keep your answer short, links back to previous answers (and why they're important) would make this a better reference for future readers.
Jul
31
comment Steering wheel shakes at high speeds
This sounds like a resonance problem that is being aggravated by out of round tires. The following questions might serve as helpful references: mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/3901/57, mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/769/57 and mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/3797/57
Jul
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answered 1998 Volvo S70 beeping randomly
Jul
24
comment How important are swing arm bushing pivot collars ? [ Honda CB400T Motorcycle ]
+1 I second the vote for "very important." Looking at the diagram, it appears that without the collars, you're hoping the bolt will stay in place relative to the swing arm based on the stiffness of the bushings. I'd expect those bushings to wear or tear out much more quickly than normal (followed by even more play in the pivot bolt - scary).
Jul
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comment Does one have to change ester-based fully synthetic oils?
This question has more answers on synthetic oil: mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/258/57
Jul
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revised How to prioritize repairs?
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Jul
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revised How can I verify my brakes are decent when I can't trust the mechanic who worked on them?
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