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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.
Nov
14
answered Greater warranty or lower miles?
Nov
12
answered Replacing a steel wheel
Nov
12
answered breaking in (running in) a very small engine
Nov
7
comment Alternative to Bajaj Pulsar 180 UG4 stock headlamp
I'd look into the LED method myself. I've found that LED aircraft lights are MUCH superior to the Quartz Halogen models that they replace (despite only being rated for similar output).
Nov
6
reviewed Approve What are the risks of overfilling a small engine with oil?
Nov
6
answered What is the purpose of AC re-circulator?
Nov
5
comment Charger doesn't stay put in cigarette lighter outlet
Can't say I've ever had this problem. I've got a multiple outlet adapter that I leave plugged in all the time and it never comes loose from the car. The items in the adapter itself never come loose either. Maybe you've got a bad factory socket in combination with cheap adapters?
Nov
2
comment Plastic end-tank radiator
My sample size is pretty small, but the only problems I've ever seen on the new style is cracks in the aluminum of the radiator tubes, the plastic end tanks don't seem to fail.
Nov
1
comment Thumping from rear of car after shutdown: EVAP system?
My cars both have a buzzing sound from the charcoal canister (sounds like a little electric motor running, but is just escaping air), so it's possible.
Oct
31
comment High short term fuel trim on one side when starting car?
If it's just on a single bank, vacuum leak is the first place to look for sure.
Oct
31
answered FWD vs RWD winter time
Oct
31
comment FWD vs RWD winter time
Of course, the biggest fault with AWD is that it leads to over confidence. It's so much easier to get the car moving that it's very easy to think conditions are better than they really are. Then you get bit when you try to turn or stop (which AWD are worse at in general because AWD adds more weight...). :-)
Oct
30
comment Why don't my wipers clean the windshield very well?
Wipers seem to last me about 6 months if I get the cheap ones and 2-3 years if I get the expensive ones. I don't use rain-x anymore as if you do choose to use wipers with the rain-x on the windshield it makes a smeary mess. :-)
Oct
30
comment How to save fuel on downhill slopes on a motorcycle: clutch or neutral?
Here in Ohio, it's illegal to allow a car to coast in neutral. Presumably due to the control concerns.
Oct
30
answered What is a shock absorber?
Oct
29
comment How to increase braking power in fully loaded Wagon-R
Normally the rear disc brakes are different from the front disc brakes. Usually they are not quite as big, and they'll typically have extra components for handling the parking brake function.
Oct
26
comment How to increase braking power in fully loaded Wagon-R
It really depends on the type of "track" pads. For example, I now street Porterfield R4-E pads. They bite better cold (even in the middle of Winter, tested by me down to -20F) than my stock pads ever did (and they'll tolerate MUCH higher temperatures as well). The downside to them is the cost, dust, and wear (they eat rotors like crazy). There's always some kind of tradeoff, but it's not always cold weather performance that suffers (sometimes it's just the wallet!). :-)