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


Jan
27
answered Why would the steering be intermittently very heavy in a 2001 Dodge Caravan?
Jan
26
comment BMW 330xi car keys dead
Note that rechargeable batteries are only good for so many charge cycles. Eventually the battery will need to be replaced.
Jan
25
comment How to prevent a car from boosting?
Depends on the car. Most cannot have the boost lowered. For example, my car has a wastegate spring that activates at 8.5psi. My boost controller is able to raise that level by bleeding off air, but cannot lower it any.
Jan
25
answered Is my mechanic ripping me off?
Jan
24
comment Timing Chain vs. Timing Belt
All the Toyota engines I can think of at the moment are non-interference.
Jan
24
answered Is it possible to harm your car by giving someone a boost?
Jan
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Squeaking Noise when Cold Start. Suspect something wrong with belts, Also engine missing when sudden acceleration desired from Total Stop
Jan
23
answered Is there a reliable way to repair a pin hole leak in a radiator
Jan
23
comment Timing Chain vs. Timing Belt
All the belts I've seen are recommended at 60k miles. However, I have one particular car that required a special oil pump modification to get the hydraulic adjuster to operate and my engine builder wants to see it every 30k miles due to reduced adjuster travel.
Jan
23
answered Timing Chain vs. Timing Belt
Jan
18
answered How do I know if my air filter needs replacing?
Jan
17
answered How can I achieve a streak free windshield?
Jan
12
comment Stiff gearchange especially when cold
This is one operation that I always take to a shop with a lift. On my cars it specifies that the vehicle must be level in order for the measuring hole to leak at the correct level. I don't have a good way to keep my cars flat when lifted high enough to access everything.
Jan
12
comment How is a vehicle's age legally defined?
I always wonder if my MR2 was sold as "new"... I traced it's history and found that it was built in 12/90, delivered to a dealer, and didn't sell until '93... And sold with only a few miles on it. So, it wasn't "used", but wasn't exactly "new" at that point either! :-)
Jan
11
comment Does anyone know of a commonly available DPDT or DPST relay? (For use as replacement starter relay)
Doesn't meet your "pickup locally" criteria, but for others that may also be looking for parts... I use mouser.com for my random electrical parts needs.
Jan
11
comment v-tech now vs then
There are both electromagnetic and air pressure valve actuators that do not require a cam. I do not believe that any of them are in road-going production cars. I believe I once heard that at least some of the F1 race engines used the air activated system?
Jan
11
comment At what mileage should I replace the timing belt in a 2003 Honda Accord EX V6
More people fall into severe driving conditions than you think. Parents running kids around town all day is essentially the same load as a taxi, and there's a LOT of parents that do that...
Jan
10
revised Solution to integrate car audio with iPod/IPhone at CD quality and optional bluetooth car kit functionally
fixed typo
Jan
5
answered Engine squealing
Jan
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it a good idea to have MOT and Full service at the same time?