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

Daily driver: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback


Sep
8
comment Is it worth getting an OBD2 scanning tool?
@ZioN, that's fine - just be aware that the mechanic already has a scanning tool.
Sep
7
comment Dead battery — is there anything else that caused this?
Or, if you don't want the gas expenditure of a long journey, put the battery on a trickle charger overnight once a week.
Sep
6
comment Removing a nail from my tyre
Suggestion: a picture would really help. It's not clear from the text whether there's a puncture or just damage.
Sep
6
comment Removing a nail from my tyre
+1 because I forgot that motorcycles only have two tires: neither is extra....
Sep
2
comment Is this what is making my car sound like a racecar?
@cheeken, you're welcome. Good luck!
Sep
2
comment Is this what is making my car sound like a racecar?
+1 for a relatively simple question that's really nicely illustrated.
Aug
29
comment How can you tell the oil needs to be changed?
Nice literal rules of thumb. You could also use a white paper towel: new oil is almost invisible on white paper. Old oil makes you say "ick, gross."
Aug
29
comment What to do when a mechanic can't reproduce possible transmission problems?
@Jessica, that's great! Congrats!
Aug
28
comment Tire Sizing: 2001 Toyota Corolla
You're welcome. Good luck - I always had trouble convincing my dad that I knew anything about cars.... ;-)
Aug
23
comment How to track down an intermittent battery drain?
Important missing data: how old is the battery? Also, what is the temperature like there?
Aug
22
comment Installing a used ECM
Wow - I totally misread that title at first.... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_countermeasure
Aug
20
comment How to safely remove stuck threads? (Brakeline from Brakehose)
Double +1 for PB Blaster and the fire warning.
Aug
15
comment Driving in second gear at 65+ mph
Greg, you aren't seeing the original point: the car stayed in second. It didn't automatically upshift because of the driver's gear selection.
Aug
15
comment Manual transmission at stop: 1st with clutch in, or neutral with clutch out? -OR- Throwout Bearing wear
FYI: quite a few cars in the USA tie the day-time running lights to the parking brake. So if you raise the handle, the lights go out, possibly making the person opposite think that you're trying to signal who knows what...
Aug
14
comment Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
@TimoGeusch, now take all of the above and turn it into an answer so we can up-vote it!
Aug
14
comment Aftermarket start-stop system
@StevenBerkovitz, yes, I'm familiar with the principle and the implementation in BMWs. The original post was very spare in terms of word count: I'm trying to ensure that someone trying to answer the question knows what to answer.
Aug
13
comment Aftermarket start-stop system
Just to clarify: you are asking for an aftermarket system that replaces the action of the ignition key? As in, come to a red light, turn the engine off?
Aug
11
comment Performance Exhaust — what, how, why?
@BrianKnoblauch, I think your comment conflates a few points: it sounds like you're arguing that a car will have highest MPG at full-throttle. The actual MPG number is going to depend on many more variables than just the throttle position (e.g., current speed => drag).
Aug
10
comment DIY car repair: Which car should I try to start with?
You're welcome.
Aug
10
comment DIY car repair: Which car should I try to start with?
This question talks about this subject in some detail: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/1594/…