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

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Dec
22
comment Found this in my wheel
@JoshCaswell, now change your comment to an answer so we can all vote it up! :-)
Dec
21
comment How to maintain a car's exterior?
Remember that rust is two things: oxygen + something to oxidize. Wax and paint don't rust. Not everything oxidizes the same way, though. For example, my aluminum hood is never going to rust away no matter how many paint chips it gets.
Dec
20
comment How to maintain a car's exterior?
"she'll still be attracted to it in 6 years": preach it, brother! I'm planning to wash the wife's brand new car in the rain on Wednesday for specifically this sort of reason. I'm sure the entire neighborhood will be shaking their heads at the crazy man out there washing cars in a raincoat. :-)
Dec
17
comment Does new car from last year depreciate in value?
Although you're welcome to chat about it on our ... chat. :-)
Dec
15
comment What do the numbers in 195/60/R15 mean?
You'd have an even better answer if you made use of the Tire Rack page: tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=33
Dec
15
comment What are the side effects of using the wrong tires?
The ride might also be marginally rougher due to the decreased air volume.
Dec
14
comment i heard a loud whistling/squeeling noise coming from the front tires of my 2004 subaru outback AWD.
Welcome to the site. Please let us know as many details as possible about your situation. This will help us give the best answer and will leave a trail of breadcrumbs for the next person who has the same problem.
Dec
13
comment P0420 in a Prius
If you want to link to a similar story (with a happy ending!), here's the link to how I solved the same problem in the chat: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/340?m=14554053#14554053
Dec
10
comment Is topping up the oil enough of an oil change?
How is this different from this question? mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/6428/57
Dec
8
comment Is any power from the alternator 'free'?
@cnst, are you asking if conservation of energy continues to apply?
Dec
7
comment Why use a car battery charger?
@cnst, I am unclear about what you are objecting to. Are you saying that a car that sits unused all winter shouldn't expect to have a dead battery come summertime? Or you conflating a battery charger with a battery conditioner?
Dec
5
comment Difference between “dumping the clutch” and N->D in an auto?
FYI - the edited question no longer mentions street racing.
Dec
5
comment Difference between “dumping the clutch” and N->D in an auto?
FYI - the edited question no longer mentions street racing.
Dec
4
comment Difference between “dumping the clutch” and N->D in an auto?
@Paulster2, I tend to agree but you have to read the whole body of text. It wouldn't hurt to rewrite this question as something like "what damage can flipping from neutral to drive do to an automatic transmission?" That would make it a little more clear that this really is a mechanical question.
Nov
30
comment What did they do to my car?
@Paulster2, I mispoke and left out the word gasket last night.
Nov
30
comment Suzuki Swift Sport 2012
Just to be clear: "45km" == 45000 miles, right? Not 45 kilometers?
Nov
30
comment What did they do to my car?
Stories like this make me furious. Treating women like oblivious morons damages our hobby, passion and our whole gender. Please let your wife know that she is welcome to visit the site as well. We will happily answer any automotive question she has like the nerds that we are.
Nov
30
comment What did they do to my car?
While my hunch is similar to yours, could you think of a method that an unscrupulous person could use to break a valve cover in half using only 10-15 minutes in the shop? The only one that comes to my mind can't be done subtly.
Nov
19
comment Is the 2008 Honda Fit Rear Left Wheel Alignment Not Adjustable?
Just a note: you can use the stackexchange interface to include your images in line with your question. That's saves a step for people answering them as they don't wander off to another website.
Nov
12
comment Difference Between Oil Filters
@Paul, if you'd like to have an open-ended discussion, you are welcome to do so in the chat.