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


Mar
22
comment Is this gouge in the side of the tire a safety issue?
Yep, that's one to be replaced sooner rather than later. There may not be much rubber left under there, the sidewalls of tires are quite thin compared to the traction surface.
Mar
22
comment Why rear disk brakes do not wear the pads even?
If the bearings and calipers are all in good shape, you shouldn't see any brake wear from improper alignment. It should all show up in the tire. However, with worn bearings you may see some brake wear issues.
Mar
22
answered Should I replace the tires earlier?
Mar
22
answered Should I do anything or check anything before starting my push mower after sitting all winter?
Mar
21
comment How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
A mechanic with the appropriate tools can test the system to find the leak(s), then make recommendations on repair.
Mar
21
comment How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
Yeah, I've given up on A/C on my cars. I've gone ahead and removed it from both of them now. Luckily the climate I live in only has me seriously suffering a couple days each Summer.
Mar
21
answered How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
Mar
21
comment If one coil spring needs replacing, do I need to replace both?
I consider it case by case. Standard logic is that both wear at the same rate. However, that doesn't take into account side specific loads and/or damage. Most cars have springs that should last a lifetime in normal use. If you nick one, you've significantly shortened its lifespane. Might consider doing just 1 in that case. Racecars, 1 side only is standard (as the load is asymmetrical, even on road courses (as they're primarily right hand turns and the driver is typically alone and on the left side of the car)).
Mar
16
comment Ford Excursion Keyless Entry System
Heading to the dealer is always a good first step on these type of issues that are very make/model specific. Despite the bad rap that dealers are often given, I've found them to be the best resources out there!
Mar
16
answered One brake light not working - 2001 Dodge Durango
Mar
16
comment What are the advantages of filling nitrogen instead of “normal” air in the car tyres?
As a side note, few of the amateur racers that I know bother with nitrogen. Mostly because during racing events you can be changing your tire pressures all day long. If nitrogen's readily available at no extra charge, sure, fill 'er up. However, if it costs extra or is a hassle, don't bother.
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.