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


Jul
17
comment Diesel vs Petrol motorcars. Pro's and cons?
Definitely not cheaper here in the states. Diesel costs significantly more than gasoline most of the time. Exceptions being during the big gas price spikes, when diesel is comparably priced (per gallon, per mile cost is of course a completely different result!).
Jul
13
answered Why does the starter motor not start on my 2003 Nissan Primera?
Jul
13
reviewed Approve How do I know when I should shift gear only by seeing the speedometer and tachometer?
Jul
10
comment Should I resurface or replace my rotors everytime I replace brake pads?
Last time I bought rotors for my MR2 they ended up taking 2 weeks to get and were $250 a piece.
Jul
9
answered Honda Unicorn missing during rain and cold weather
Jul
9
comment Advice needed - My car has burn mark on hood and seems to be leaking oil
Seen any UFOs hovering over that hood recently? Very curious burn mark for sure. I agree with @Bob, likely some kind of solvent spill and the inside of the hood appears to be OK from that picture.
Jul
9
comment What are the risks of overfilling a small engine with oil?
How can they last longer than forever??? ;-)
Jul
6
comment What is the life expectancy of a Honda Civic Hybrid Continuously Variable Transmission?
Unfortunately I have no first-hand experience, but from what I hear the lifespan depends very much on driving style. Trying to put a lot of power down through it supposedly dramatically decreases the life. Probably why the forums have a wide spread in results. Some people baby their cars, others beat them, with few in the middle. :-)
Jul
5
comment Trolley Jack Rating
Anytime a body part is under the car or in a place where the car dropping could cause injury, use those jackstands. Also, please be aware that most jacks fail "soft". They don't suddenly drop on you, they just gradually start easing down. So, also use jackstands if the car needs to be kept in the air for any period of time, especially if left unattended.
Jul
5
reviewed Approve Are engines of the same model bike identical?
Jul
5
comment car dealership branding their cars
I don't worry about it. They peel off easy enough. I wouldn't walk away from a car I wanted just because I'd have to invest 30 seconds labor peeling off a label. :-)
Jul
5
comment Is it harmful to drive at high rpms
It varies by gear as well... Higher/taller gears require more RPM to not be in the lugging range.
Jul
5
answered Will I be okay running thinner oil with a minor oil leak on an older car?
Jun
26
comment What problems can come from AC not running for years?
If the compressor seizes while the engine is running, it's going to be bad news for the belt that drives it. In that case other accessories, if any, on the same belt will no longer be driven. Probably won't stall the car and/or hurt the engine, but I suppose it's not impossible.
Jun
26
answered Is it feasible to Turbo a NA engine while maintaining 87 AKI octane fuel use?
Jun
26
answered What problems can come from AC not running for years?
Jun
25
comment Car temperature displaying below Cold or just above Cold always?
Thermostat sticking open is a very common failure.
Jun
25
comment How do I weigh mileage against time when it comes to scheduled maintenance?
Does Honda say to replace the water pump? I'm not familiar with any makes that have specified water pump replacements. Normally it's a replace on failure device. While by no means failureproof, they can last a LOOOONG time. I replaced one of mine at 180,000 miles just due to a friend who was familiar with that model saying that he normally has to replace them at around 150,000 on that model...
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?