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

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


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.
May
18
reviewed No Action Needed Car Audio wiring
May
18
reviewed No Action Needed Should I get the oil changed before or after a road trip?
May
18
reviewed No Action Needed Engine oil change and getting rid of old oil completely
May
18
comment Where can a tire be leaking if no nail/screw?
I suspect that the reason that you've received a downvote for this answer is that you aren't addressing the OP's original questions (e.g., could that aging tire plug be the problem?)
May
15
comment Does a strut tower bar have any useful effect on chassis stiffness for a car with 100K miles?
As mentioned before, the real challenge is that of quantifiable metrics. Is "noticeable difference" a reading on the butt dyno? Or is there a specific measure that you can cite?
May
14
comment Does a strut tower bar have any useful effect on chassis stiffness for a car with 100K miles?
As mentioned before, the real challenge is that of quantifiable metrics. "Turn in" is a subjective measure that's heavily biased by "I spent money on this so I'm going to assume that things are better."
May
14
comment Improve engine sound of Mazda RX-8
Have you tried removing sound insulation from the cockpit and trunk areas? You will hear more without annoying those around you. However, you'll definitely annoy your passengers so choose your spouse carefully....
May
14
comment What are the differences between multi-link suspensions and double-wishbone suspensions?
This is a very broad question: for example, which two specific suspensions are you comparing? Without more specificity, a perfectly reasonable answer to the first question would be "geometry" and the second would be "it depends." However, if you were to ask something more specific, it might be more useful: e.g., "Which better preserves camber throughout the various g-loads in a corner?"
May
8
comment How does a AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) work?
@Paulster2, overall and instantaneous fuel consumption are measurable at all times on modern cars. It's an easy experiment to do so there's no need for debate - you can find out the answer quickly.
May
8
comment How does a AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) work?
Point 3 is incorrect - leaving the transmission in gear saves more gas than neutral.
May
7
comment Clutch pedal suddenly doesn't go deep enough to engage gears
Please provide the make, model and year of your car - that will help us give you more specific advice.
May
6
comment Horrific squealing when car is first turned on?
Does it sound like this? mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/542/57
May
5
reviewed No Action Needed Disk rotors wear
May
4
comment Tools needed for smooth Subaru head gasket job
I have the cheapo ones they were selling that day at the Home Depot: closed ratchet on one end, static open-ended on the other.