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


Jan
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Car won't start or stay running after a jump
Dec
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which Reluctor Wheel on LS Engines?
Dec
23
comment 2004 Ford Escape battery light comes on intermittently - what likely cause(s) are there?
My car goes down to 12.6v on a hot day at low idle (which is where flooded lead acid batteries normally float). On alternator failure the load pulls it down to 12.1-12.3 or so and the light does come on.
Dec
23
answered When should we change the machine lubricant? Cold engine or hot engine?
Dec
23
comment Keeping an old car alive?
1991/2 Toyota MR2 Turbo caliper. I've now got a similar situation with my 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX (with factory rear LSD). I had a rear wheel bearing go bad, which is not normally too tricky. However, it's been on a lift for nearly 3 months while we're trying to source usable axle cups (everything was so badly rusted that the originals are no longer usable).
Dec
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
20
comment Timing Chain Tensioner Assembly Life Expectancy - 2003 Corolla
Could simply be a defective part. I had a factory Toyota radiator hose let go (internal delamination) just a few weeks after install. Those things happen. Hopefully there's a warranty...
Dec
17
comment What is supposed to happen when my Subaru's test mode connector is hooked up?
There's a test mode for my Mitsubishi Eclipse as well, but it just forces the timing to a set value and zeros the IAV (Idle Air Valve) to assist in making BISS (Base Idle Set Screw) adjustments.
Dec
13
answered Why outside temperature displays a warning at 4 degrees?
Dec
12
comment Engine repeatedly dies at shorter and shorter intervals this cold morning, finally won't start
Ethanol also has water separation, breakdown, and clogging issues. Normally not too bad in recent cars, but can be very bad in older cars and carb'd motorcycles.
Dec
12
answered Car heater not working
Dec
9
answered Keyless remote access for Camry 1994
Dec
4
comment Should I use coca cola or baking soda + water to clean my battery clamps?
I've never even needed the cleaner. Just the terminal brush has been enough.
Dec
4
comment Assuming identical and sufficient ABS, and ignoring aerodynamics, are tires the only factor for braking distance?
I regards to the weight (mass, really) distribution, a problem with moving the mass to benefit weight transfer on braking is that it reduces stability. My mid-engine car has static 37/63 weight distribution and stops significantly better than similar front engine cars. In theory, a rear engine car would be even better. However, as the mass shifts towards the back, the stability goes away under braking and any uneven braking surface makes the car want to swap ends.
Dec
4
answered How long should I let me car warm up in the winter?
Nov
21
comment Why does my car sometimes blow cold air while the heater is on?
All the cars I'm familiar with leave the heat alone when the A/C is switched on since conditioned, warm air is sometimes required (example: defogging windshield).
Nov
20
answered Are there benefits to using an oversized oil filter?
Nov
6
comment How much money to spend maintaining a 12-year-old Civic
I agree. The typical Honda at 12 years old and only 120k miles is likely to be a good car for years to come. You may not even have to re-evaluate the decision to keep it until around 20 years old. :-)
Nov
1
comment What are the benefits of premium (high octane) petrol?
Doesn't even have to be a '60's muscle car. Economy cars in the '90's didn't all have knock sensors either!
Oct
30
comment Is it okay to run aviation fuel (100 low-lead) in a dirt bike?
Airlines don't use leaded gas. They use Jet A (fancy kerosene really). It's the small airplanes that use leaded fuel. It's a rather unfortunate thing, small airplanes were slowly migrating to unleaded. However, unleaded started getting ethanol added to it. Ethanol is illegal in airplanes. So, once ethanol became the big thing in unleaded fuels, airplanes were forced back to leaded...