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


Feb
10
answered My battery was too low, and now my check engine light is on
Feb
5
answered Corolla 2005 Tyre Alignment issues
Feb
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Feb
5
comment Does the amount of fuel in the tank matter?
Nothing like going to a station with your car on "E" and finding that the gas door release has broken and there's no way to get gas in the car. :-)
Feb
5
comment Battery won't hold a charge. 2001 Ford Mustang
I just recently had a new battery go bad. It didn't seem to hold charge real well, car would barely start after sitting for 2 weeks (never had a problem leaving it for even 2 months before). Just a few days ago it failed completely, cooking off acid (smells horrible) and overheating. The battery was only 9 months old...
Jan
31
comment Can a 2008 Honda Odyssey hold a full size spare tire?
I was lucky to not have a passenger the day I got a flat rear tire on my MR2... Turns out that they don't fit in the spare tire storage location. I had to put it in the passenger seat to get it to the tire shop... Front tires do fit in the spare location though.
Jan
23
awarded  Enlightened
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