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Jan
10
comment 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Check Engine Light is on and has started regularly sputtering
Could you provide more words about your problem? Right now, it's difficult for us to provide much of substance other than what those codes are. For example, try to describe "sputtering" and how "regularly" does it happen?
Jan
7
comment Why (almost) all dirt bikes have single cylinder engine?
Subarus do not have simultaneous ignition on any cylinders. You can easily Google for the correct order.
Jan
7
comment 2011 Chevrolet Equinox: Heater blows cold air when set to defrost mode
Are you trying to say that window glass is porous? It's not. Also, the only way to get water to show up in an airtight container is through condensation. That would assume that you trapped humid air (in the desert?) and managed to get condensation to happen. Perhaps right after the night time temperature drop but it would evaporate quickly in the day. You haven't invented a water factory.
Jan
7
comment first “non-replaceable” parts to break
I was just telling the "they used to be tall WRXes" story, bemoaning how silly Foresters have become.
Jan
5
comment Weird Problem! Need to turn steering wheel to crank start the car
@LynnCrumbling, now you need to rewrite your comment as an answer!
Jan
5
comment Is a slight steering wheel vibration normal in a 2012 Civic when cold?
Are you describing a vibration when sitting at a stop? Or are you noticing vibration while driving? Straight line? Is there a difference between right turns and left turns? At what speeds?
Jan
5
comment Oil change with front wheels on ramps?
@WarrenHudson, "theory" is also not a good choice of words. That implies that you have a hypothesis supported by a preponderance of evidence.
Jan
4
comment is my car battery bad?
How old is your battery? Are you having any other problems? Headlights dimming at a stop, for instance?
Jan
3
comment Engine braking vs. braking in neutral on slippery & normal conditions
@user2153235, this question is receiving "close as unclear what you're asking" votes. You might want to review the tour to get some specific guidance. For example, one thing that's missing here is a specific question that can be answered succinctly.
Jan
3
comment Engine braking vs. braking in neutral on slippery & normal conditions
@user2153235, that's because this isn't a part of the site dedicated to dialogue. Feel free to chat in the chat room.
Dec
29
comment Engine braking vs. braking in neutral on slippery & normal conditions
At a bare minimum, please rewrite the title as a specific question that people can answer.
Dec
29
comment Engine braking vs. braking in neutral on slippery & normal conditions
What question are you actually asking? It's not clear from the paragraphs above. FYI, engine braking gets brought up with regularity. For example: mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/4340/57, mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/1758/57, mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/3600/57, mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/1210/57
Dec
28
comment Slow Accleration And Moving
It's hard to tell if you have one problem or two. Are you saying that, when in gear, the engine rpms are rising fast even though the car doesn't accelerate? What specific make, model and transmission of car are you asking about?
Dec
28
comment Wheel stuck or fused to drum
If you reread the original question, the asker is trying to find out how to get the wheel off, not how to prevent the problem in the future.
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.