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Oct
26
comment How to increase braking power in fully loaded Wagon-R
That's not a whole lot of tire for stopping with 5 people. I looked up "WagonR" on wikipedia and it appears that you may not have many options. It doesn't really seem to be designed with heavy loads in mind. Those small diameter wheels are going to restrict brake capacity and the narrowness of the wheels/tires is not going to allow for much traction anyways.
Oct
25
answered How to increase braking power in fully loaded Wagon-R
Oct
24
reviewed Approve Why did GM change the pressure rating of their coolant tank cap for existing vehicles?
Oct
24
reviewed Approve Why did GM supercede/change part numbers for their power steering fluid?
Oct
23
answered Why did GM change the pressure rating of their coolant tank cap for existing vehicles?
Oct
22
answered Oil in air intake: is this a faulty breather valve or by design?
Oct
22
comment Third brake light (LED) test
Perhaps there's 2 switches, one for regular, one for LED 3rd brake light?
Oct
19
answered How effective are exhaust patch kits?
Oct
19
answered Blue smoke on engine start
Oct
17
comment Is Prestone “All Makes/All Models” coolant *really* compatible with all models?
Mixing coolant with tap water is never a good idea. Just spend the 50 cents and get a gallon of distilled water at the store!
Oct
15
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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.