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


May
16
answered Water leak in roof of 2007 honda pilot
May
16
comment What is the point of HID lamps?
They also tend to have a much sharper cutoff, with less light wasted on place you don't need it.
May
15
comment Brake Pedal Requires More Distance to Push
It's possible to lose an internal seal that reduces effectiveness of the brakes (and gets you a step closer to total failure) without any fluid leakages at all.
May
15
answered Brake Pedal Requires More Distance to Push
May
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Biodiesel and DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)
May
11
comment Are there any disadvantage to fuel efficient tires?
I remember that making the news back awhile ago. There was a bit of an uproar when the new style fuel-efficient tires first came out. People were very unhappy about getting zotted every time they got out of the car.
May
10
answered Torque App Mileage reliability?
May
9
answered What should I do about PS0128 “Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)” error code?
May
8
answered Where can I find OEM inserts for Toyota wiper blades?
May
8
answered Replacing keys for 09 Malibu
May
4
comment Good resources for BMW repair, diagrams? Besides Mechanics.stackexchange.com
$75 to $100 for a good manual is not expensive at all! My Toyota MR2 set was $350 and I have somewhere around $500 invested to get all the Mitsubishi Eclipse manuals!
May
2
answered Effects of significant draw on alternator and battery
May
1
answered What to do if your car breaks down a LONG way from home?
May
1
comment Can anyone identify the problem?
Transmission could have easily been fine when the car was checked out, but lost the fluid since then. Those things happen sometimes. I have a car that would periodically just suddenly lose all the power steering fluid. It'd be perfectly fine for the longest time, then suddenly it's dry. Fill it up and it'd stay fine for awhile, then suddenly completely dry again...
Apr
27
comment Steering wheel shuffling sound when turning - Astra H
Does it have a steering wheel airbag? Could be the clock wire for the airbag binding up/releasing.
Apr
26
comment Cost of replacing struts on a 99 camry - and is it doable on our own?
Quick strut is by far less hazardous. Doing pairs is generally recommended for strut replacements. If I was doing a quick strut I would definitely do the pair. If I was doing just the strut/insert replacement on one that had an unusual early failure I might consider just doing the one.
Apr
25
answered Cost of replacing struts on a 99 camry - and is it doable on our own?
Apr
24
answered In what order does it make sense to upgrade suspension components?
Apr
23
comment Is it necessary to 'burn in' or 'break in' a new car?
Interesting note: The brake pads I use require a series of high speed stops to build temperature to bed them in. :-)
Apr
18
comment What type of Anti-Seize compound should be used on spark plugs?
I just use the normal autoparts store generic "anti-seize" tube (purchased about 10 years ago). I don't know what's in it, but it's silver colored and works great. No heat related problems (and I've got one 4-cyl turbo that's about the worst case scenario for heat, with measured EGTs of just over 1000C one day at the track with coolant temps at 100C and oil temps of 150C at the same time). I'd be curious to know exactly how hot it gets on the sparkplug threads, must not too terribly hot though as the plugs always come out with the anti-seize looking just fine.