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Mar
24
comment Burning smell when getting out of the car
Also consider that the oil doesn't all burn up immediately. There could be some leftover oil on some components that is causing the smell, so look as best as you can, but maybe it just needs time.
Mar
9
comment Is it okay to replace one tire (of four matched tires) with a completely different model of tire?
You match per axle so that the diameter of the tires match. Otherwise it's like walking around with one leg longer than the other.
Apr
24
comment Should I grease an axle when I replace it on my motorcycle
I agree, and as a rule of thumb. If you have something open enough to do routine maintenance (like grease things), do it. Things like grease costs pennies and will give you many more miles.
Feb
19
comment Tachometer doesnt show correct RPM sometimes
By analog I think he is referring to if there is a cable attached to the back of the gauge (middle of the dial) or does it just have wires (digital signal).
Jan
28
comment How do I find the correct pins in a CAN-BUS connector?
A friend is borrowing my Arduino currently, but after scanning the diagnostics page you posted I did a quick search and I think I'll try [this][cs.purdue.edu/homes/millerrv/Ryan_Miller/Projects/Entries/2010/… site out
Dec
18
comment Battery shorts when key is turned quickly
Sounds most probable. I'll give it a go when the truck is back in town.
Dec
12
comment Battery shorts when key is turned quickly
But, that doesn't explain why it shorts only when the key is turned fast.
Dec
12
comment 2005 pacifica rear window shatters
Somehow the window frame could be tweaked too. You don't have to be in an accident to bend stuff, I shifted my alignment last year in a stiff snow bank.
Dec
12
comment Low power, bad gas mileage, smelly exhaust after engine work
Could you update your post to include problems you are still having after replacing the O2 sensor?
Dec
12
comment How do I find the correct pins in a CAN-BUS connector?
Update: So, I blew up my first board by just plugging it into some wires. I now have a new board and will test my code on my car's system which is well documented.
Nov
15
comment Hard Start in cold weather
I'd consider a stronger battery then, try asking the parts store about return policies just in case.
Nov
15
comment Hard Start in cold weather
Cranks and starts normally?
Nov
15
comment breaking in (running in) a very small engine
Keep in mind that break-in at one position gives you less drive-ability, but sounds like you'll be pegged the whole time anyways. Try to roll on and off the throttle and let the engine decelerate, but use high rpms if that's what it wants. You aren't going to get 100K mi. out of it anyways :)
Nov
15
comment Good resources for BMW repair, diagrams? Besides Mechanics.stackexchange.com
As a Bentley owner myself the manual is irreplaceable.
Nov
15
comment Greater warranty or lower miles?
You'll never paint it, let's be real. I believe that the warranty is a better value, but if you're like me and this car will be an extension of self, get the one you like more...
Nov
15
comment Car starts fine cold or warm, but has trouble inbetween
I agree with the approach, but I think you can eliminate the check valve. The engine would leak more fuel after cooling than it would after a brief stop. This could also be applied to the injectors, but somewhat not.
Nov
9
comment 2004 Chevy Malibu jerks when deceleration is followed by acceleration between 25-40 mph
Does your car have a torque lockout? If so your car could be shifting in odd ways and the result is jerky shifts.
Nov
5
comment Honda CVT Multimatic Gearbox oil-change frequency
Did they give a reason why?
Nov
5
comment shifting stops when critically low on gas
Limiting the user to one gear when it is critical they efficiently reach a gas station seems like a liability...
Nov
5
comment 1997 turbo Diesel Toyota Hilux Gear Selection Problem
I agree, just ramp on and off the accelerator while moving the shifter (to take the pressure off the gears).