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Oct
9
comment 92 Civic engine won't start after replacing head gasket
It depends on how far the valves are pushed, more than just having grooves. For example, the Toyota 5S-FE is non-interference until you put in aftermarket cams (294 grind I believe?) that push the valves just the little bit further and makes the engine interference despite the cutouts. Some cars are like that from the factory.
Oct
9
comment 92 Civic engine won't start after replacing head gasket
In my experience (having been in a 4g63 powered Eclipse both times it had timing belt tensioner failures on startup), you'll never hear the impact. The engine just spins freely and won't catch... :-(
Oct
9
answered 92 Civic engine won't start after replacing head gasket
Oct
8
comment Finding Cause of Slow Tire Leak 2001 Camry
However, any difference in air pressure between tires on the same car means it's time to start investigating. If 3 are the same as last month and 1 has lost 3 psi, it's a warning signal.
Oct
8
answered Why is my engine quieter with synthetic oil?
Oct
8
answered Do motor oil conditioners do anything, or are they just a marketing ploy?
Oct
5
answered Honda Accord Coupe 1999 Overhead Lighting Keeps Blowing Out
Oct
4
comment Is it possible to lock wheels when ABS is working?
Previous owner of my Eclipse hated the ABS so much he installed a switch so he could disable it when he drove it, but re-enable it when other people would drive it. :-)
Oct
3
answered Is it possible to lock wheels when ABS is working?
Oct
2
comment Oil spray against rust
I'm told that "Waxoil" is the best, but I've used LPS-3 Rust Inhibitor with pretty good success.
Oct
1
answered recommended driving speed for maximum fuel efficiency
Sep
21
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Sep
10
comment Dead battery — is there anything else that caused this?
Hot Summers will also kill batteries. I've not yet had a battery fail in Winter, but I've had several fail in the Summer (usually they split open on top and start leaking).
Aug
30
answered Engine Revving/Misfiring - Formerly Running Lean - No Trouble Codes Now
Aug
29
comment All weather tires vs winter tires
Inverse is true for Winter tires run in the Summer. The heat can really do them in. Plus they're typically not speed rated (due to heat issues).
Aug
22
comment Installing a used ECM
What is "DEQ"??
Aug
13
comment Performance Exhaust — what, how, why?
What I mean is more throttle for the same output power at the same RPMs, as long as you don't enter open loop, is the most efficient.
Aug
10
comment My car engine stops turning over when starting
That's the first symptom we see on our club airplanes when the battery is starting to get weak. Prop likes to hang up and requires another twist of the key to get it going and started. Can happen even if battery tests fine, but replacing the battery immediately cures it! Note however, that aviation batteries are really small for the amount of juice the starters need compared to cars (battery smaller than a normal 4-cyl car has to turn over a 540cid engine with a big prop hanging off the end).
Aug
9
comment How to Replace the Drivers Key Lock
Good basic description, but I'll go on to add that it requires a great deal of patience. There's not much room to work in there. You have to just relax and take your time. Rush and you'll quickly get frustrated.
Aug
9
answered 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC