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Mar
14
comment correct English name for specific car part
Could you point out the part you mean (e.g., by adding some lines directly in the image)? It's not obvious if you mean the control arm or the bushing that it's connected to.
Feb
27
comment How to Inspect a Fuel Filter to See if it Needs Replacing?
@DucatiKiller I have wish I could up vote that story multiple times. That's such a gem of Dad wisdom that sounds stupid and then you go, "oh, I see what you're saying." I'll have to use it on my boys when the time comes. ;-)
Feb
25
comment Ford Focus 2004 1.6l Rear Noise
Driving on a flat = repetitive slapping sound? The volume of the sound peaks at 20 mph? Is there any change in pitch? Or is it just an intermittent transient noise? Does it get faster with speed or stay constant?
Feb
24
comment How to Inspect a Fuel Filter to See if it Needs Replacing?
Incorrect again. That's not how the math works. Every time cells are exposed to a risk factor, they're at risk. Don't put fuel in your mouth.
Feb
24
comment What could cause Oil Pressure light flickering
Nice before and after. I'll bet this question gets a lot of traffic this winter!
Feb
24
comment How to Inspect a Fuel Filter to See if it Needs Replacing?
Incorrect. Gasoline is a cancer risk. The NIH has plenty of studies but this one is the most relevant to putting fuel in your mouth. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1128333
Feb
24
comment How to Inspect a Fuel Filter to See if it Needs Replacing?
Don't ever put your lips anywhere near fuel. Cancer is bad.
Feb
22
comment Ventilation of batteries
My inclination would be to separate the two functions: put a stout metal (grounded, if possible!) mesh over the batteries for security and something like a flip down shelf some distance above that to catch dirt. That way, you can have ventilation, security and dirt prevention all at once! Obviously, it's your stable so you have to make the call.
Feb
20
comment Reasonable price for getting doors repainted?
For clarity, the chat is found here: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/340/general-discussion Open ended discussions are welcome there.
Feb
19
comment Leftover parts after head gasket change; are they engine mounts or braces?
Some hints for people answering the question: the 2.2 is the four cylinder engine and the pictures appear to be on the lid of a washing machine (to give a sense of scale).
Feb
18
comment 1st gear hard to engage unless stopped, Subaru 2004 Impreza Outback Sport
As is my WRX. If I don't match the revs nearly exactly, the shifter won't move into gear (which I'm okay with given the leverage that the wheels have on the transmission in first!)
Feb
11
comment How does a supercharger differ from a turbocharger?
Turbochargers are a subset of superchargers. See Juann's answer below. The source of impelling energy is the only distinction.
Feb
4
comment What could be causing my car to shake at high speeds?
+1 on the ice build-up. A friend of mine complained of the same on arriving to work a few days ago. Problem wasn't apparent on driving home. Ice: it always keeps on your toes!
Feb
4
comment Blown head gasket on a 2003 Honda civic
You should probably edit your question if you want to avoid votes to close due to shopping advice being at risk of becoming out of date. If you change cost to refer to labor hours required (or equivalent), that isn't something that's likely to become immediately closed.
Jan
27
comment Why does car rumble/shake with light pressure on accelerator?
@blankip, that would be my suggestion then for the next step. It's so much easier for the mechanic to understand if you can make it happen while they watch and listen.
Jan
26
comment Why does car rumble/shake with light pressure on accelerator?
Does it make enough sound that you could record it with your phone? I've also had good luck taking the mechanic for a ride with me.
Jan
23
comment What precautions are needed when charging a car battery in an apartment?
@GetFree, I think you need to read the MSDS a little more closely.
Jan
22
comment What precautions are needed when charging a car battery in an apartment?
@GetFree, check the wikipedia entry on sealed lead acid batteries. That valve for gas blow-off? That's where the hydrogen comes out. There's nothing to be done there, that's just how chemistry works.
Jan
22
comment Replacement Interval for Carbon or Charcoal Canister
I stand corrected (based on Paul's answer below). "How often" == "Basically never."
Jan
19
comment When unidirectional tires are rotated, do they also need to be flipped?
Reminder: unidirectional tires will say "This side out" or some equivalent on the sidewall.