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Mar
14
comment Typical Stock Boost Values
For addingg a turbo to a factory NA engine, yes. 5-6psi is typical for those applications. However, factory turbo engines back in the early Integra days normally came with ~8:1 compression (7.8 was a particularly popular value) and hence supported the 10-12psi just fine. Lately that's been jumping up to 8.5:1-9:1 in factory turbo setups along with higher boost as engine design and controls have gotten better.
Mar
13
answered Typical Stock Boost Values
Mar
12
answered What is an oil catch can for?
Mar
12
answered Car steering wheel question
Mar
8
comment How do I know if my air filter needs replacing?
I do my oil changes every 3,000 miles as my cars see beyond severe service (track days as well as dirt/gravel rallyes). I do NOT replace or clean my current filters that often, only as needed... I used to have an HKS foam filter setup that required changes with every oil change as it would start to break up not to many more miles than that. Many people I know are now on the 15k mile oil change schedule. With a stock paper filter, I'd probably do it every oil change in that case.
Mar
6
answered 07 Honda Odyssey timing belt change interval for “normal” driving conditions?
Mar
6
comment improving fuel efficiency in a 96 taurus
I agree that if a car is even halfway decently maintained that the driver is by far the most important component!
Mar
6
answered improving fuel efficiency in a 96 taurus
Mar
5
comment Misfire the next morning if car runs only for 15 seconds
I had this problem with my Toyota MR2. If I didn't run it for more than 5 minutes, it would struggle to start and misfire next time. Took a couple years to find the culprit, but it was a leaking cold start injector.
Mar
2
comment What would cause motor mounts to go out on a factory engine?
Especially anything that causes wheelhop. Wheelhop for much time at all and you'll be buying new mounts...
Mar
2
comment Fuel efficiency and altitude
Good point from @mikes. I noticed an immediate 10% loss in MPG when Ohio switched to E10. Filling up in neighboring states where E0 was still available would immediately restore my gas mileage to where it was.
Mar
2
answered rear deicer causes radio interference
Mar
1
comment Fuel efficiency and altitude
As a point of reference, humidity isn't enough of a factor to even make it into the operations manuals for light airplanes (unlike the other engine output factors such as altitude and temperature). It's indeed a known factor, just not big enough to even be worthwhile mentioning in the performance data...
Feb
27
comment Car shudders when I hit a sharp bump (2003 Maxima)
If the gland nuts are rusted, you may need an air impact. I've sheared off the inner portion before trying to do it manually. The impact will knock it loose with less change of damage. Also, you can kill yourself doing this. I've seen someone almost get the order wrong (started to take the plate off before compressing the spring). Depending on the exact strut, there can be a good amount of force there. You don't want the plate launched into your body (or anything else nearby that you happen to like).
Feb
27
answered Car engine starts only for a fraction of a second and doesn't anymore?
Feb
27
answered Frequency for servicing bike?
Feb
27
answered When to know it's time to fill the tyres with air again?
Feb
24
answered Wear on inner of rear tyres
Feb
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on renault tag wiki excerpt
Feb
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on