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Oct
12
answered Why do tires get bigger over the years?
Oct
11
reviewed Reject Frequency for servicing bike?
Oct
11
comment Clutch pedal has become very soft and engages very late
It would be fairly hard to do unless you already had a mechanical fault.
Oct
11
comment Clutch pedal has become very soft and engages very late
I saw a case years ago where a slipping clutch was heating up the transmission so much that it ended up boiling the fluid in the clutch hydraulic lines! Boiled hydraulic fluid is a very bad thing, doesn't do it's job very well. Sometimes transmission issues can be tricky to diagnose and fix. If you're really new to cars, I'd have to recommend having a shop look at it, and they might even find it challenging. Could be very frustrating to work on yourself. You're best served by starting with simple things like filters, oil changes, brakes, etc.
Oct
10
reviewed Approve I just changed the thermostat on my 99 grand am and now its making a noise when i start it
Oct
10
answered Clutch pedal has become very soft and engages very late
Oct
10
answered Do all engines typically support the installation of a crankshaft position sensor
Oct
10
comment 92 Civic engine won't start after replacing head gasket
That reminds me... I had the timing belt jump one tooth on my 5S-FE powered car. It went from running great to running like it was only on 2 cylinders. Top speed of about 25mph... :-)
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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