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

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Jul
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Coolant spills out of the overflow tank at high pressure
Jul
11
comment 2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CL 1.4 - No power for first 3 mins driving
Lorraine, it's great that your issue is fixed. In the interest of future visitors, it would be great if you could share a few more words about why / how you found out that the lambda sensor was bad and how you know if fixed the problem. At that point, you could accept your own answer and the next person to come in with the same problem would see this as a likely option.
Jul
11
comment What is the general rule, if one exists, for determining the difference between crank horsepower and wheel horsepower?
Don't forget that power and torque (in a car) are directly related.
Jul
11
comment Torque and engine power
I think this is really a duplicate - going to point it that direction.
Jul
11
comment What is the general rule, if one exists, for determining the difference between crank horsepower and wheel horsepower?
@Ellesedil, there is a difference. AWD loses more to drivetrain losses (which is what Paul is describing). You can think of it as if every mechanical bit between the engine and the wheels is adding to the frictional effect. So, for example, my AWD WRX is losing a greater percentage to drivetrain losses than a RWD BRZ. However, my WRX still ends up with a higher wheel horsepower number (plus the AWD is wonderful in the snow :-).
Jul
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Car wouldn't start apparently due to weak battery, but did start after I added coolant
Jul
10
reviewed Reviewed What could be the reason and solution to a sudden drop in mileage?
Jul
10
reviewed No Action Needed At what point do you need to replace the calipers?
Jul
8
comment 2004 Hyundai Elantra stalling when tank is full
Here's a thing to try: if you can get the issue to occur in a place where it's safe to park and idle for a bit, hop out and open the filler flap (not the gas cap itself). There should be something like a white button near the gas cap. If you push that, you'll release some of the vacuum in the tank (if that's a problem). If that's part of the issue, you should notice an immediate change in the idle.
Jul
8
comment Which Honda cars are equipped with permanent AWD?
@Ellesedil, Subarus also have the additional plus of being totally awesome. There, I said it.
Jul
8
comment Oil leak should have changed oil not added
Could you add more information about the leak? How did you notice it? Any thoughts on where it's coming from? Are you sure that you aren't seeing air conditioner condensation (i.e., water)? I ask because it's super humid here and many cars have puddles under them.
Jul
8
comment Oil leak should have changed oil not added
The only possible "damage" I can see here is that Susan added some oil to old oil the she's about to change. So, she's spent a little money that she didn't have to.
Jul
7
comment 4 stroke valve timing diagram: if valves are open during TDC, wouldn't they hit the piston?
@midnightBlue, you are right: the engine has to be perfectly calibrated in an interference engine. Otherwise, there could be contact between piston and valve (which is, as you might imagine, bad).
Jul
5
reviewed Reviewed What is the best way to remove a stuck/rusted exhaust bolt?
Jul
5
reviewed Reviewed Why didn't tuning box or remap work on my mondeo st tdci
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
comment Most appropriate small engine to rebuild for learning purposes?
Is there any reason not to buy a used generator and start from there?
Jul
1
reviewed Reject suggested edit on how to increase mileage of petrol to match with diesel car
Jun
30
comment 2000 Honda Accord Shakes under acceleration
Note for answers - the Accord 2000 is a front-wheel drive car with an open differential.
Jun
30
comment 2000 Honda Accord Shakes under acceleration
Where are you feeling the shaking? Is the whole vehicle vibrating? The wheel? The shifter? Do you notice the same thing if you accelerate in reverse (carefully!)? Is the behavior the same in every gear?