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Aug
8
answered Damaged frame on my motorbike
Aug
7
comment Performance Exhaust — what, how, why?
I disagree with the MPG argument. Assuming normal driving, MORE throttle producing a given amount of output power tends to result in better MPG as pumping losses are reduced. Less throttle results in higher losses at low output levels. Remember, you're not going to get any more fuel than is needed for the air making it into the system, so there's no impact on fuel economy from that side of the equation. The only impact is on the other side...
Aug
6
answered Keeping floor mats from moving - no hook on car floor
Aug
3
comment Wheel re-torqueing, how is it done?
I've found that's fine for steel wheels, but alloy wheels not so much. I check torque on my alloys once a week (after the first 50 mile re-torque) until they hold torque for 2 weeks in a row. Some wheels can take a month of doing that before they decide to stay put. Others just need an extra week.
Aug
3
answered Switching from Reverse to Drive - always stop completely?
Aug
2
answered Wire attachments for KnuKonceptz Wiring Kit
Jul
31
comment Brakes Smell Bad and Smoke
Air in the line will prevent the caliper from closing and will allow it to easily be pushed away from the disc. Quite the opposite of the symptoms here. I concur that it's most likely a stuck caliper. It happens. I've replaced 4 calipers across our 3 cars that were stuck beyond a simple rebuild. 2 others were saved by regreasing the slide pins.
Jul
31
answered Misfire in cylinder 4
Jul
26
answered What are the main things to be identified want to buy a USED car?
Jul
26
answered What effect will removing my EGR have?
Jul
23
comment Audi A4 '05 strange electrical problem?
Porsches do that as well. I'm told it's due to some foreign (to the USA) requirement where cars temporarily parked on the street are required to have just one side lit up.
Jul
19
comment What would cause a car to lose power a few seconds after starting, then run normally?
I've had to replace the power transistor on my Mitsubishi ($50, next day fix) and also the ignitor on my Toyota ($980, 2 weeks to find one) due to that. Hopefully your problem turns out to be one of the cheap & readily available parts...
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. :-)