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

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Jun
11
answered Gurgling sound from blow off valve at medium RPM
Jun
11
reviewed No Action Needed How do I determine what type of jumper cable I should carry?
Jun
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Power loss in truck - triage options?
Jun
9
comment Operating stick shift
This sort of question is off topic for the main site. However, it is welcome in the more open-ended chat room: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/340/…
Jun
5
reviewed No Action Needed Chevy S-10 blazer misfire
Jun
3
answered Malfunctioning air conditioner mystery - recharge makes car run worse
Jun
3
comment Malfunctioning air conditioner mystery - recharge makes car run worse
Do you have a pressure valve that you could use to check pressure in the system?
May
30
comment Oil leaking from spark plug socket
Going purely from the picture, it looks like you might not have leakage from the sparkplug socket. If you look carefully, it almost looks like something spilled into that area and ran to either side of the sparkplug. Did you spill some oil during the last change?
May
30
comment Can a head gasket leak cause the cat to plug?
"plugged cat had caused the problem of the blown head gasket" - wow. I didn't realize that that was even possible!
May
28
comment Do Pre-2000 Ford trucks have a less mechanically crowded workspace than a Post-2000 Ford truck?
You might want to clarify: are you asking if pre-2000 trucks are less cramped than post-2000?
May
28
comment A/C Does Not Continuously Blow Cold
Just for clarity, is this part of a climate control system? Are you setting a particular temperature that the AC computer is trying to reach? This would be unlike my car with its dial that's blue on one side and red on the other.
May
23
comment Will a 12 V cooler box significantly affect the performance/gas mileage of my car?
Obviously, this assumes that you're only running the cooler when you're driving around. If you fire up the car just to make things cold, you're going to be wasting a lot of fuel.
May
22
reviewed Close using OBD II how can i detect an accident with airbag
May
20
comment What does “the bike dyno'd at 125BHP at the rear wheel” mean?
@Paulster2, don't forget differential losses, even in a close-to-1:1 gear. I'm less charitable and suspect that the dyno operator took a measurement and applied a rule of thumb (e.g., 20% drivetrain losses sounds about right!) I totally agree that wheel horsepower is always more useful since none of us drive an engine stand to work.
May
20
comment What does “the bike dyno'd at 125BHP at the rear wheel” mean?
@Paulster2, BHP is the unit for brake horsepower - if they're using a chassis dyno, they're almost certainly applying some multiplier to "correct" for gearbox/transmission/etc loss. How accurate is that? Good question. <-- Bob gives Paul a meaningful look indicating opportunities to write even more words in a lengthening answer ;-)
May
20
comment check vehicular damage on tire bursts
@marchemike, glad to hear it. Blowouts are scary - it sounds like you handled it and got away pretty cleanly.
May
19
comment What does “the bike dyno'd at 125BHP at the rear wheel” mean?
"most likely refers" should be replaced with "definitely refers" - BHP always == brake horsepower
May
19
comment What does “the bike dyno'd at 125BHP at the rear wheel” mean?
tl;dr: it's fine. dyno-ing = measuring. See @Paulster2's answer.
May
19
answered check vehicular damage on tire bursts
May
19
comment lowest tire pressure for a 44psi tire
The more important number is the psi that your car expects - check the metal plate inside the driver's side door.