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


Jun
20
answered How do I weigh mileage against time when it comes to scheduled maintenance?
Jun
18
comment How do FRAM oil filters stand up to their competition?
My grandfather used to swear by Fram (got excellent results), but I read a lot of bad about them. My car with the low oil filter I use Mobil1 simply because I know it fits in there with the downpipe (a K&N w/nut wouldn't have enough room to remove). The other car with high mounted filter I use Toyota branded (not sure who makes them) as they definitely have the anti-drainback valve. Tried a Mobil1 on that car and had knock on every start while it was installed so I presume the Mobil1 doesn't have the anti-drainback valve?
Jun
18
answered Clips that hold plug wires onto coil pack?
Jun
18
comment Are automakers required to maintain spare parts infrastructure for 15 years?
I've always heard 7 years tossed around, and from my friends in the body shops that seems pretty accurate. Domestic OEM sheet metal is no problem for 7-8 years, then they end up going aftermarket/manufacturing their own due to lack of availability. Foreign laws may be different though. I've had success getting factory new sheet metal parts for a 20+ year old Toyota.
Jun
18
comment Honda Civic easily overheats with air conditioning on high?
I will mention that the Hondas I've seen use some tiny little radiators. Not much margin for error, if you've got anything wrong at all with the cooling system, you're probably headed for overheating pretty quick. Can't be neglected the same way one might be able to get away with in some other cars.
Jun
18
answered Keeping an old car alive?
Jun
11
answered Why does my 2005 Volvo S60 make a clicking sound when accelerating from a stop?
Jun
11
comment Spark plug tips are breaking/melting or falling of my Bosch Platinum Plugs
It's always wise to verify the gap, but do not attempt to re-gap platinum plugs. They don't take kindly to it and can result in the tip/prong breaking off, possibly in the engine while you're driving. The correct plug for your car should already have the right gap.
Jun
11
comment What could be the reason for intermittent behavior of a window switch?
First time my MR2 did this it was due to a bad switch. Second time I had the problem, well, I still have it and haven't managed to isolate it yet... :-)
Jun
11
comment Adhesive for use with a foam liner under the door panel
+1 for trim adhesive. Doesn't have to be spray if you don't like spray, they make regular liquid trim adhesive too.
Jun
8
comment Alarm system appears to be going out?
How old is the vehicle main battery?
Jun
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear?
Jun
7
answered How much efficiency is robbed from 'pumping loss,' if any?
Jun
7
comment Why is the brake pedal higher than the accelerator pedal
80's Fords seem to be on the extreme side... Both the old Ford pickup and Mustang from that era that I drove it felt like you were shoving your leg down a deep tunnel to find the accelerator, then you have to lift your leg almost until your knee is in your chin to get on top of the brake pedal. :-)
Jun
6
comment Why does my 2005 Volvo S60 make a clicking sound when accelerating from a stop?
Recommend you take care of the known issues before you waste too much time diagnosing this noise. The other issues could very well be causing the sound.
Jun
5
answered Durability of chrome rims vs aluminum alloy
Jun
5
answered 2001 Saturn L-200 replacing one tire
Jun
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on accidentally placed oil in the coolant reservoir in a BMW 325i. How do I fix it and what is the cost?
Jun
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to determine if a Mercedes key is original?
Jun
2
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