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


Dec
15
comment Paint peeling around body filled area 6 months on
An example would be PPG flex agent "DX-814" (only suitable for use with PPG products). Basically, you go to your local automotive paint speciality store, pick your colors, then tell them which ones you need flex agent for and they'll hand you the correct one. :-)
Dec
12
comment Durability of automatic transmission boxes versus durability of manual transmission boxes? Their lifetimes?
Clutch change intervals are affected by driving conditions and style. Towing loads aggressively up mountains is the worst case and can kill a clutch in mere thousands of miles (or, actually, even faster if driven VERY poorly). Long cruises with easy acceleration and infrequent, precise gear changes can see a clutch lasting 100,000+ miles.
Dec
12
comment Paint peeling around body filled area 6 months on
It can indeed be purchased as a mix-in additive.
Dec
12
comment Replacing oil sump plug washer after every oil change
The service manual will tell you if it's to be replaced or not. That said, on my cars, I've never replaced any of them (and my cars all date back to the '90's). I'm always keeping an eye out for oil leaks anyways given their age. :-) On my motorcycle, it always gets replaced (per the manual) because any oil loss at all directly in front of the rear wheel scares me!
Dec
12
comment Sometimes my second gear is rough to engage. What could be wrong?
Not much else is likely to be wrong. 2nd gear synchros usually are the first gearbox problems encountered. Careful driving can extend the life of the gearbox, but only an overhaul will fix (I now have 273,000 miles on a Toyota gearbox that the 2nd gear synchros were worn out at 80,000 miles. Short shifting 1-2 during acceleration and avoiding downshifting into 2nd except at very low speeds gets me by).
Dec
4
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
20
revised What's this strangely marked control on my Eclipse?
Added MY.
Nov
19
asked What's this strangely marked control on my Eclipse?
Nov
18
comment Engine Transmission
A clogged catalytic converter is another exhaust problem that can choke off the power.
Nov
18
comment Changed O2 Sensor and my mileage went down
It won't hurt, but I'll be surprised if it's the issue. OBD-2 ECUs should have both short and long term fuel trims updated within 15 minutes of driving even without a reset.
Nov
18
comment How stable is voltage in a 12V car outlet?
You can easily see voltage from 12.6v at hot idle in the Summer up to 14.x volts during the Winter at RPM on a typical car.
Nov
18
comment Putting three headlights on my bike
Is that even legal where you are? Changing light count is illegal in many places.
Nov
18
answered Is it mandatory to change oil once a year?
Nov
8
accepted How to replace balljoint?
Nov
6
comment ''Tire air leaking sound''
Is the sound while riding/running or when it's just sitting there (off).
Nov
4
answered Low beams out high beams work
Nov
4
comment Mixing DOT 4 with DOT 4 synthetic
I read the articles, but came to a different conclusion. Synthetic DOT 4 is compatible with regular DOT 4. It's not recommended, but should not cause damage. What I would expect to happen is uneven water retention in the system (potentially leading to uneven braking).
Oct
24
comment Slight pulsation from brakes at 70+ MPH (Replace rotors?)
I've found the NAPA stuff (even the cheap parts) to be among the better quality aftermarket.
Oct
20
answered Difference Between Oil Filters
Oct
20
answered Automatic Transmission - Shifting from Neutral to Drive while in motion