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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.
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.