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


Mar
13
revised What cutting oil for hardened steel bolts?
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Mar
13
comment What cutting oil for hardened steel bolts?
Yeah, I picked up a pack of 6", 14 TPI blades. I think that should be fine toothed enough.
Mar
13
comment What cutting oil for hardened steel bolts?
So, my question about cutting hardened steel goes to mechanics just because these bolts happen to be on a car? That seems like a bad move. What about people looking for advice about hardened bolts in other applications? The answer will be the same. I really think this should have stayed in DIY.
Mar
13
asked What cutting oil for hardened steel bolts?
Mar
12
comment How to replace an alternator?
Wise decision. DIY auto work is not for people that have to get to work. I maintain 1 car and my motorcycle myself, but the other car is critical for getting to work, so it goes to the shop for everything other than the very basics.
Mar
9
comment How do I know if motorcycle chain & sprocket need replacement?
1994 Suzuki GSX600FR Katana. Unknown make/model chain. Unknown mileage on the chain.
Mar
8
asked How do I know if motorcycle chain & sprocket need replacement?
Mar
6
comment Brakes lose grip when car hits bump
Civics are pretty stiffly sprung and don't have much suspension travel, so I wouldn't completely discount this one.
Mar
6
answered Which sway bars to buy?
Mar
5
comment replacing brake pedal return spring on 57 chevy
With power brakes I would be very surprised if the spring is the total cause of your brake lights staying on. The spring is normally just to keep the pedal from rattling. A power boosted pedal should rise to the top without the spring.
Mar
5
comment I drove with the handbrake on for 1000 metres
Best guess without seeing it in person is that the brake caliper was damaged from the prior overheating event. If you're in a cold climate, it is also possible that the brake is just freezing up and this is a coincidence. Sounds like it's time to go to a repair shop and get it checked out. If it's damaged, they'll probably swap it with a remanufactured one. If it's freezing, they might thaw it out and try to repair the (possibly) leaking boot that water is getting in through.
Mar
5
answered I drove with the handbrake on for 1000 metres
Mar
4
comment Engine temperature light always on
On the cars I'm familiar with, the coolant level sensor trips the same light as the classic "overheating" sensor. If the coolant level sensor fails it can cause your cooling system error light to come on even if the system is full and operating perfectly. Sensor can be tested per the manual (normally continuity or resistance).
Mar
3
comment The Tire dealer put a different tire on my car
How'd they manage to get R17 tires onto an R18 rim? They're completely different sizes and should not even come close to fitting...
Mar
3
comment Ford Escort - Brake Fluid leak in car
I suspect it's a bad brake master cylinder.
Mar
3
answered Engine temperature light always on
Feb
26
comment Emergency brake light always on
I've never heard a master cylinder make a screeching sound. When they fail you'll normally find brake fluid leaking down the foot well inside the car behind the pedals.
Feb
25
comment Why does my rear scooter tire get punctured more often than the front tire?
Incorrect, on a typical bicycle, the rider's weight is more on the rear than the front. You can test that very simply by looking at the compression of the tire in a normal riding position. The rear deforms more as it carries more load.
Feb
25
comment 2 week old disk brake pads rubbing on rotor. Is this OK? (motorcycle)
Is there excess heat coming off of the brakes? It could potentially be a caliper sticking. It's not uncommon for calipers to choose to fail when brakes are replaced (since the pistons are pushed back in and dirty, exposed parts of the piston are forced back past the seal).
Feb
25
comment Kawasaki ZZR600 - Engine idles ok. Choke ok. Cuts out when open throttle. Possible causes?
Yep. seafoamsales.com/sea-foam-motor-treatment specifically. I used it as a fuel system additive (per the instructions). Didn't magically fix it immediately, but after a couple sessions of running it, it got better so that on the third day I got it out the problem was gone. YMMV of course, since we're not 100% sure that's your problem. Relatively inexpensive and easy thing to try though.