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Just another nobody out in the world, banging out some code from time to time...


Sep
4
comment Why would a water pump be run off of the timing belt?
The "engine temperature" is actually the "coolant temperature" The coolant is no longer flowing with the pump no longer turning, so the hot coolant is contained in the block, and the coolant outside will be cooler (how much cooler depends on the exact location of the sensor, outside temperature, airflow, etc. It's often near the radiator's hot side entrance where it'll get significant cooling effect at speed.
Sep
4
answered Why would a water pump be run off of the timing belt?
Aug
24
revised Is it possible to have a vehicle with no VIN?
deleted 1 character in body
Aug
24
answered Is it possible to have a vehicle with no VIN?
Aug
15
answered Will a battery reset improve fuel consumption?
Aug
14
comment Should rotors with rust on the rims but not the faces be replaced along with the pads?
Not sure how most daily drivers would need brakes every 1-2 years. I autocrossed my daily driver for many years and still got 5 years out of my brakes. One would have to be driving like a maniac on public roads to burn out brakes in 1-2 years.
Aug
14
comment Should rotors with rust on the rims but not the faces be replaced along with the pads?
On my MR2 and Eclipse, so far I've had to replace rotors each time I've changed brake pads.
Jul
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is it okay to run aviation fuel (100 low-lead) in a dirt bike?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
20
answered Replacing oil sump plug washer after every oil change
Jun
19
awarded  Guru
Jun
16
comment Can turbochargers cause engine damage gathering dirt and other particles from the air
Non turbo cars also use outside air... Both have air filters.
Jun
10
comment Volvswagen Passat went out of control
I hydroplaned at 55 mph in the rain one particular day and I ended up in another lane before I got control back. There are a ton of variables, it's not possible to say exactly how fast you should be able to go nor how quickly you will get control back. Hence why one must try to stay well within what the limits are believed to be in the rain. Push the edges and you're likely to end up upside down in a ditch...
Jun
9
answered Volvswagen Passat went out of control
Jun
9
comment Wheel alignment. Should I have said something?
All the local shops I've dealt with do free alignment checks. 0.05 degrees I wouldn't have had an alignment adjustment done. Variations that small can be seen by just bouncing the suspension around a little on most cars that have a few miles on them. I've also found that (at least on my cars), the alignments don't drift outside of that slight variation (even after pounding through potholes all Spring), so I only do alignments when suspension repair work forces it. Tire wear is not an issue for me. YMMV...
Jun
2
awarded  Yearling
May
23
comment Wheel change/balance leading to continuous braking
My guess is coincidence/bad luck. I've had multiple calipers suddenly fail/start sticking like that and there's never been any warning. At some point probability is that it will happen to somebody who is picking up a car from a tire shop. That might just be you. :-)
May
5
answered Pontiac Bonneville shakes
May
5
comment How can I clean the dirt build-up in my alternator?
I'd also guess that water probably whouldn't hurt it (unless it already had a problem started anyways). Even then, I'd be hesitant to use high pressure for fear of working water deep in where there's a problem already brewing. On a side note, I do know that oil is definitely bad for them... :-) All that said, I doubt dirt is the root cause.
May
4
comment Is this a wheel spacer?
Worst case, if you just can't get the adapter to start moving, it looks like you have the style of disc where a bolt can be used to help drive it out. Driving the disc off in that manner should also push the adapter along with it (probably will break it free relatively soon, so I wouldn't expect to have to drive the disc very far). I've not broken a plastic adapter yet, but if it is very stuck, try to move carefully and cautiously as any of these methods that apply much force (and/or use sharp objects) could break it. Use eye protection too, in case it breaks... Shards in the eye are bad.