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


Feb
9
comment Disc brake damage, how can it happen?
Actually, the paint job is in very good shape for being 20 years old. There's plenty of gravel to be had on regular roads too. Most of the pits on my windshield all happened on paved roads...
Feb
9
comment Is there a smog abatement program for repairs greater than a certain amount in california?
I'm not from CA, but I remember someone from there once telling me that when the repairs reached a certain dollar value (maybe based on percent of the vehicles value) that they had a choice of paying a fee and just buying the cert even though it didn't pass, or they could scrap it and get some money towards a new car.
Feb
9
answered Disc brake damage, how can it happen?
Feb
6
answered Why use a car battery charger?
Feb
1
answered Ford Focus door not latching closed at freezing temperatures
Jan
31
comment Just HOW urgently should I replace this tire? Is it safe to drive on at all?
Explosive decompression is a little exciting too. Best avoided. I experienced it at low speed (35mph), but while turning and that was exciting enough. Highway speeds could be disasterous. My tire looked perfectly fine, but one of the tread blocks suddenly blew out (on a tire only a few months old). So, it can happen at any time on tires that look just fine too. Best to always be ready to wrestle your car to a controlled stop!
Jan
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Squeaky Brakes: How much of a concern are they?
Jan
27
comment BMW 330xi car keys dead
Actually, you sound like a lucky one. Rechargeable batteries in a daily use situation rarely last more than 5 years. However, on occasion, I have seen them go over a decade. It's rare however. :-)
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?