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


Sep
19
answered What is ECT Mode for? - Toyota Cars?
Sep
19
answered How can I be sure my vehicle is a 4x4 / AWD?
Sep
16
comment Is it possible (or practical) to repair a turn signal cancel switch instead of replacing it?
Last time I replaced a turn signal stalk (whole stalk, with clicker, and everything), I was able to get one from a parted out car for $15. My vehicle had an airbag, so I had to follow the manual very carefully to disarm the airbag, remove it, do the stalk replacement, then reattach & rearm the airbag. Airbag (if you have one) is very dangerous and procedures are vehicle specific (you MUST have the right manuals and follow them to the letter in order to avoid inadvertant deployment).
Sep
16
comment Is it possible (or practical) to repair a turn signal cancel switch instead of replacing it?
Partly off-topic, partly car-related... :-) I strongly agree in the cost of the driving being greater than the return part of the comic. Not so much the value of time part. I fill up on my way to/from work, when my value of time is zero. If I save anything, I win as my time was worth zero. Therefore, the time component is a false argument. There may be a few folks that doesn't hold true for, but for most of us the time value argument is invalidated. Of course, the mileage cost is VERY valid for everyone (well, there's some dependencies on type of driving (e-way vs city) of course)! :-)
Sep
16
answered Is it possible (or practical) to repair a turn signal cancel switch instead of replacing it?
Sep
15
comment Weird Noise from Front Right Wheel when driving between 90kmph and 105kmph
And some cars, notably VW's, the bearings can feel loose, but be fine... :-)
Sep
12
comment Why would welsh plugs start leaking?
I didn't think it was worthy, but done. :-)
Sep
12
answered Why would welsh plugs start leaking?
Sep
12
comment Why would welsh plugs start leaking?
Wikipedia says they can corrode and fail from improper engine maintenance. However, I'm unable to come up with a really good explanation for why. I suppose not servicing the cooling system ever could lead to an issue, but you'd almost certainly see it elsewhere first.
Sep
12
answered Weird Noise from Front Right Wheel when driving between 90kmph and 105kmph
Sep
12
answered Catalytic converter readiness monitor never sets
Sep
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
comment Check Engine code P0420 Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1
If the O2 sensor is really bad, you'd replace the rear one on bank 1. The rear/secondary sensor is the one that determines catalyst efficiency. Bank 0 vs 1 is manufacturer/model specific. You'd want to consult the manual. If the cat is bad, you'd want to find out why (oh, and it should be under warranty, I believe they're required to last 10 years nowdays). A mixture issue can lead to catalytic converter failure, and if you are forced to buy one, it'd be pretty unpleasant to just ruin that one and have to replace it again!
Sep
8
comment Check Engine code P0420 Catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 1
Yep, most likely a bad O2 sensor and/or bad cat.
Sep
8
answered Does the amount of fuel in the tank matter?
Sep
7
answered Tata Nano — why do they have a tendency of self combusting?
Sep
6
answered The car won't start, not even click, but everything else works fine in the car
Sep
6
answered Is it necessary to 'burn in' or 'break in' a new car?
Sep
2
answered Does a strut tower bar have any useful effect on chassis stiffness for a car with 100K miles?
Sep
2
comment My AC works well at night only
I've yet to ride in an R134a car that has acceptable AC performance. Works fine when it's cold out and you don't need it. I don't think they're sizing the new AC systems appropriately. :-(