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


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
Aug
8
answered Damaged frame on my motorbike
Aug
7
comment Performance Exhaust — what, how, why?
I disagree with the MPG argument. Assuming normal driving, MORE throttle producing a given amount of output power tends to result in better MPG as pumping losses are reduced. Less throttle results in higher losses at low output levels. Remember, you're not going to get any more fuel than is needed for the air making it into the system, so there's no impact on fuel economy from that side of the equation. The only impact is on the other side...
Aug
6
answered Keeping floor mats from moving - no hook on car floor
Aug
3
comment Wheel re-torqueing, how is it done?
I've found that's fine for steel wheels, but alloy wheels not so much. I check torque on my alloys once a week (after the first 50 mile re-torque) until they hold torque for 2 weeks in a row. Some wheels can take a month of doing that before they decide to stay put. Others just need an extra week.
Aug
3
answered Switching from Reverse to Drive - always stop completely?
Aug
2
answered Wire attachments for KnuKonceptz Wiring Kit
Jul
31
comment Brakes Smell Bad and Smoke
Air in the line will prevent the caliper from closing and will allow it to easily be pushed away from the disc. Quite the opposite of the symptoms here. I concur that it's most likely a stuck caliper. It happens. I've replaced 4 calipers across our 3 cars that were stuck beyond a simple rebuild. 2 others were saved by regreasing the slide pins.
Jul
31
answered Misfire in cylinder 4
Jul
26
answered What are the main things to be identified want to buy a USED car?
Jul
26
answered What effect will removing my EGR have?
Jul
23
comment Audi A4 '05 strange electrical problem?
Porsches do that as well. I'm told it's due to some foreign (to the USA) requirement where cars temporarily parked on the street are required to have just one side lit up.
Jul
19
comment What would cause a car to lose power a few seconds after starting, then run normally?
I've had to replace the power transistor on my Mitsubishi ($50, next day fix) and also the ignitor on my Toyota ($980, 2 weeks to find one) due to that. Hopefully your problem turns out to be one of the cheap & readily available parts...