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Nov
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answered Is it okay to leave a car for 5 months without driving it?
Nov
7
answered Wobbly Steering-wheel after changing Rims/Tires?
Nov
3
answered Peugeot 206: Dash and clock backlights stopped working
Nov
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answered Cruise Control and Brake Lights not Working
Nov
2
comment What might cause a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS) to intermittently get no reading?
Common to get corrosion around antenna connections. Should have been sealed from the factory, but sealant does wear out and fall off after a time.
Nov
1
comment DIY Throttle Body Cleaning - Worthwhile?
I wouldn't bother, unless there's an issue. I do rally my cars and have put a lot more miles on them than that and I've never had to clean the TB. It may not be much of a risk to do the cleaning, but why take any risk when there's no problem the way things are?
Oct
31
comment How do I loosen stuck lug nuts in order to change a tire?
If you've got a VW, it's most likely a bolt, but on pretty much everything else, it's just a nut that is tightened onto a stud...
Oct
27
comment How do I loosen stuck lug nuts in order to change a tire?
On #3, I'm a puller rather than a pusher. I've never slipped and hit myself in the face when pulling, but I have fallen over and hit my head on the side of the car when pushing and it suddenly let go...
Oct
27
answered OBD-II reader/scan tool that can also diagnose air bag light
Oct
27
comment I know this isn't good, but what is it and how hard is it to replace?
Sometimes that's the best way to go. My experience with GM swaybar bushings is that the bolts are really flimsy and snap right off. Can be a lot of pain to work on compared to other makes.
Oct
27
comment How do I loosen stuck lug nuts in order to change a tire?
If you get a 4 way, make sure it's a big one. A small one won't give you any better leverage than the factory tool. Even properly torqued, wheel nuts can get horribly stuck into place. For that occasion I have a selection of breaker bars available that I put impact sockets onto. An impact gun works fine too (and small ones are not super expensive anymore), but they're noisy, I prefer to avoid the noise of power tools whenever I can.
Oct
27
comment Is there a trick for doing bleeding the lines by yourself?
@qes That indeed is the difficulty with doing it this way. Many people choose this option, but you've got to be good AND lucky to get it done right. :-)
Oct
26
comment Is there a trick for doing bleeding the lines by yourself?
While I don't need one of these to do a normal brake bleed on my car, it's almost a necessity on the clutch hydraulic system (as there's a loop up top, with no bleeder on it and air just loves to get trapped there). Takes something with a good flow rate to push the bubble all the way out as it's trying to rise through the fluid!
Oct
26
answered Is there a trick for doing bleeding the lines by yourself?
Oct
24
comment Fuel efficiency and Shifting/RPM
Incorrect. Just because the throttle is wide open doesn't mean that there is actually more air coming in. Only as much air comes in as the engine can pump out. Only as much fuel is injected as is necessary for the air coming in.
Oct
24
revised Fuel efficiency and Shifting/RPM
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Oct
21
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Oct
21
comment Jet performance chips & mfgr warranties
Modified to more appropriately reflect the meaning I intended to convey. :-)
Oct
21
revised Jet performance chips & mfgr warranties
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Oct
21
comment How to fix an electronic transmission that chooses overdrive and torque converter lock
Biggest difference is that some are electronically controlled and some are vacuum controlled. Common failure points tend to be slightly different.