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Dec
5
comment Diesel vs Petrol motorcars. Pro's and cons?
Another downside I just thought of. Diesel engines are MUCH harder to re-fire if you run them out of fuel. Which happened to me once because we couldn't find any fuel stations that served up diesel and ended up running out trying to find one... The re-priming process was inconvenient, time-consuming, and we still nearly killed the battery by the time we finally got it restarted after someone brought us some fuel...
Dec
5
comment Is short drive trip bad for your engine?
Most notably it's far too short a drive for the engine get fully to temperature and burn out all the moisture.
Dec
3
comment How to properly change out spark plugs?
In addition to the anti-seize, it's also wise to put dielectric grease on the contacts on the plug wire to prevent the wires from rusting to/seizing on the plugs.
Dec
3
comment How to reduce vehicle swaying (body sway)
Upgraded swaybars are the single best bang for the buck improvement you can make on a car's handling.
Nov
28
comment How long can I drive on a donut spare?
My manuals both say that the donut spare tire is only good for 50 miles.
Nov
28
answered How old is too old for a new tire?
Nov
27
answered Is it OK to replace only 2 tires on an AWD car?
Nov
27
reviewed Approve Probably a stupid question: normal for lubricant to leak around edge of new tire?
Nov
26
answered Impala no heat at Idle
Nov
26
answered Max temperature for studless ice/snow tires on asphalt?
Nov
21
comment Engine reving and stalls after filling gas tank
Are you sure it's actually from adding gas and not from restarting after only being off for a couple minutes?
Nov
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
20
reviewed Approve 2001 Grand Cherokee Has not been starting?
Nov
20
comment cabin fan motor loud then burnt out
Being lazy often leads to much more expensive repairs down the road. Best to take care of issues right away while they're small. Well, unless you're rich and your time is worth more than a few hundred or thousand dollars here and there.
Nov
19
comment I forgot to release the hand brake while I'm driving at around 4 to 5 km. what will happen to my rear brakes?
I've had the parking brakes freeze "on" in my car a few times in the Winter. Taking it nice and slow I was able to limp the car home to my warm garage to thaw them out. Did generate a good deal of heat, but no obvious extra wear (and not enough heat to boil the brake fluid). YMMV of course, especially if you drove fast with them locked on.
Nov
19
comment How to properly change out spark plugs?
If your car sounds like a weedwhacker engine instead of a car engine, that's kind of what it sounds like when a smaller engine isn't firing on all cylinders. Larger engines it can be hard to tell.
Nov
19
comment What does PRNDSB means?
I've also seen the "S" used for "Snow" transmission modes before.
Nov
19
answered How can I adjust gaps to spark plugs?
Nov
15
answered Volkswagen Golf 2005 - Fueltank cap does not open
Nov
14
comment Reading ABS diagnostic codes on a Volvo 940
Pretty unlikely (few even have the readers for ABS on OBD-II cars as it's not part of the "normal" OBD-II reader), but worth a stop by to ask them anyways.