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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
18
answered Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
Jun
18
comment Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
Just to clarify: when you say "pressure cap", you're talking about the cap on the radiator itself, right? We aren't discussing the expansion / overflow tank? That's the separate plastic container where the level raises and lowers based on the current temperature of the coolant.
Jun
18
comment Golf mk3 TDI has pressure in the cooling system
I find points one and two to be the most interesting. Does your car exchange heat between the oil and the coolant? E.g., on mine, the oil and coolant pass in close proximity in a heat exchanger. I'm wondering if you're seeing much higher coolant temperatures (and therefore pressures) than normal due to prolonged periods under boost.
Jun
17
awarded  Synonymizer
Jun
17
reviewed No Action Needed Plastic push rod snapped on my 95 F150
Jun
17
reviewed No Action Needed air condition car while motor not running
Jun
17
reviewed No Action Needed 1996 Toyota Camry randomly stalls when slowing down
Jun
16
comment What could make a noise when I decelerate with a manual gearbox?
@Paulster2, now turn it into an answer....
Jun
13
comment What could make a noise when I decelerate with a manual gearbox?
Your gear level question is interesting: have you tried damping the vibrations of the gear lever while the noise is occuring? If it's the gear lever, even the lightest torque will change the sound.
Jun
12
comment Gurgling sound from blow off valve at medium RPM
@Nick, exactly - in my case, the stock valve vents back into the intake. It's likely that I have a similar sound going on at some particular midrange RPM but I can't really hear it due to the muffling of the intake manifold.
Jun
12
revised Gurgling sound from blow off valve at medium RPM
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Jun
12
comment Gurgling sound from blow off valve at medium RPM
As always, it's your car so you have to decide what to worry about. That said, I don't think you need to worry. Compressor surge could cause damage (given enough time). A burbling blow-off valve is likely just a quirk.
Jun
12
comment Audio player doesn't read some songs
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an MP3-playing CD player. It's not clear that this has anything to do with this site.
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?