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


Jan
23
comment All weather tires vs winter tires
I've now found 1 particular Winter tire that's also called "Summer capable" and have used them with great success on the Wife's car all year round, and on my rally car for Winter only.
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
20
comment Clanging in back of Mazda 3
Check those swaybar bushings. Doesn't take much wear of them to end up with a clanging sounds.
Jan
19
comment What is the best temperature range to check/inflate tires?
Also, keep in mind that tires can grab a lot of heat from the Sun. Best to check them on a cold day before the Sun is beating down on them. The owner's manual specified tire pressures are almost always well under the maximum that the tires can handle (snow tires are an exception, they tend to have pretty low max pressures), so when they go over by a few pounds when warm you're typically just fine.
Jan
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on what is the difference between DOT3 and DOT4 brake fluids?
Jan
17
comment In the -20F temperatures last week my temperature gauge was stuck under the 1/4 mark. Heating was also affected
My experience is that at -15F and below, all bets are off. I've had coils fail to fire, random shutoffs, tire that mysteriously go flat, fuel pumps that make screaming sounds, etc. Above that they work fine again and appear to be in perfectly serviceable condition. Cars just don't do well when allowed to get so cold. :-)
Jan
17
answered Should rotors with rust on the rims but not the faces be replaced along with the pads?
Jan
17
answered How to work on engine out of car?
Jan
14
comment “Irreparable” tire damage incurred due to road pothole
These days, "in the tread" really means in the center 50% of tread. Most places won't even do small hole repairs on the outer tread blocks anymore (vs. 15 years ago when shops would plug sidewalls! I've had a couple of those sidewall plugs, no problems ever, but in today's society it's safer for the tire shops to take a lot more of your money and sell you a whole new tire).
Jan
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
8
comment Lines on windshield in cold temperatures
Common on car and home windows in areas that see temperatures below 0F for sustained periods of time.
Jan
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on can-bus tag wiki excerpt
Jan
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on carburetor tag wiki excerpt
Jan
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on buying tag wiki excerpt
Jan
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on body-work tag wiki excerpt
Jan
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on bonneville tag wiki excerpt