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Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Oct
16
comment How do maintenance costs compare between gas and diesel engines?
Can you be more specific about which particular truck you're considering? Also, you should consider the torque vs. power trade-offs.
Oct
13
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
12
comment What are the differences between a wet motorcycle clutch and a dry motorcycle clutch?
@Paul, please flag duplicates that you spot. We do try to curate those.
Oct
11
comment How to understand different engine oils?
Okay, now you're just showing off.
Oct
10
comment What are the differences between a wet motorcycle clutch and a dry motorcycle clutch?
Is this a duplicate of this question over here? mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/12699/57
Oct
10
comment What causes an engine to burn oil?
This question is a bit too vague to provide concrete answers. For example, my car has a turbo and an oil feed that goes through it. There's a potential that oil will be burned somewhere in that hellish environment. That's less of a problem than it is something to expect. A two-stroke engine has oil in the fuel: oil is expected to burn. You have to add oil for the engine to work. If you provide a specific example, you'll get more specific answers.
Oct
10
reviewed No Action Needed Coolant overflows into overflow when accelerating, but completely empties when car cools
Oct
10
reviewed No Action Needed Identifying a crescent-shaped thin sheet of metal that has rusted off the wheel area
Oct
10
reviewed No Action Needed Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?
Oct
6
comment What are the temperature ranges for different oil grades?
You really need to be more specific about your application. For example, my turbo car makes a lot of heat but the ambient temperature didn't get very high this year. Likewise, it doesn't get terribly cold. Please provide some more info about your specific vehicle.
Oct
5
reviewed No Action Needed How to replace the fuse for both indicators on a Nissan Wingroad 2004?
Oct
5
reviewed No Action Needed Key unlocks steering lock but won't turn into the ignition section Hyosung Prima Rally (Scooter)
Oct
5
reviewed Reviewed Change of transmission oil
Oct
5
comment Change of transmission oil
It would help if you specified more information about the particular make and model of car about which you are asking.
Oct
1
comment Speedometer dial ranges
I believe it if you're pushing 400+ bhp. I can't imagine driving that fast with the stock aero, though. I've felt the back end of my little wagon getting scarily light at fast but not that fast speeds.
Oct
1
comment Subaru Forester XT has a hissing sound under acceleration and lacks power
Is this a CVT car? We drove a Forester with a CVT recently and ran away. It sounded exactly like a slipping clutch. You'd be able to tell by looking at the tachometer - if the engine revs are staying mostly the same as you accelerate, it has a CVT.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
13
revised Is it harmful to switch gears while starting?
Brake, not break.
Sep
8
comment Is it worth having a fire extinguisher in the car?
For context, it would help if you would share the specific vehicle and situation that you're thinking of. For example, I don't bother with an extinguisher driving my car around town. If I were driving a Miura way out in the countryside, I'd definitely have one due to the high risk of it suddenly bursting into flames far from any assistance.