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

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Oct
17
answered My mazda milenia wont rev past 2500 rpm
Oct
15
comment Why would my engine temperature raise from normal to high and drop back down again?
Rory sounds right to me: this sounds like exactly what would happen when the underhood temperatures get high, triggering the fan. From looking at the pictures, there isn't a lot of room for air to move around on its own. It seems like the engine is going to only shed heat with the fan running or with airflow (which is exactly what you've seen).
Oct
15
answered Changing tire sizes on my 2009 Ford Focus
Oct
14
comment Should I try radweld on this pipe or just replace it? Mk3 VW Golf
+1 for the part number - thanks for leaving the answer for the next guy who has the exact same problem!
Oct
14
comment Should I try radweld on this pipe or just replace it? Mk3 VW Golf
Fixed the picture in the post
Oct
14
revised Should I try radweld on this pipe or just replace it? Mk3 VW Golf
Added the link to the picture.
Oct
12
comment I know this isn't good, but what is it and how hard is it to replace?
@BrianKnoblauch, in fairness to the bushings and the bolts - it looks like they held. The bar broke but the bolts appear fine....
Oct
1
comment recommended driving speed for maximum fuel efficiency
Remember that atmospheric drag increases with the square of the velocity (and that's BEST case).
Sep
27
comment Engine braking with an automatic transmission
@mikes, in the absence of specific information about a particular situation, I'd have to say that he's wrong: moving the gear selector isn't going to automatically shorten the life of the transmission.
Sep
27
comment Engine braking with an automatic transmission
@mikes, I'm trying to understand: do you mean there are a finite amount of shifts for the whole transmission over the life of the car?
Sep
26
comment My truck is not accelerating when going to low gear from high gear
Any other symptoms other than a loss of power? No smoke?
Sep
26
revised My truck is not accelerating when going to low gear from high gear
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Sep
24
comment 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan not starting, mystery wires?
Is the number on that connector 2506?
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
comment Engine braking with an automatic transmission
Not part of the answer below but relevant to "My belief is that...": one of the things that I find most comforting about cars (and most of the physical world, really) is that it doesn't matter what I believe. The car just is. Wear happens. I can find out why. I can fix it.
Sep
21
answered Engine braking with an automatic transmission
Sep
19
answered 1999 Honda Civic CNG, Flashing check engine light
Sep
10
comment How can I identify which wire should hook to my headlight switch in my Mazda Protoge (91)?
If we ever get a bigger picture, we can add it in place of the thumbnail.
Sep
10
revised How can I identify which wire should hook to my headlight switch in my Mazda Protoge (91)?
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Sep
8
comment Is it worth getting an OBD2 scanning tool?
@ZioN, that's fine - just be aware that the mechanic already has a scanning tool.