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


Mar
5
answered I drove with the handbrake on for 1000 metres
Mar
4
comment Engine temperature light always on
On the cars I'm familiar with, the coolant level sensor trips the same light as the classic "overheating" sensor. If the coolant level sensor fails it can cause your cooling system error light to come on even if the system is full and operating perfectly. Sensor can be tested per the manual (normally continuity or resistance).
Mar
3
comment The Tire dealer put a different tire on my car
How'd they manage to get R17 tires onto an R18 rim? They're completely different sizes and should not even come close to fitting...
Mar
3
comment Ford Escort - Brake Fluid leak in car
I suspect it's a bad brake master cylinder.
Mar
3
answered Engine temperature light always on
Feb
26
comment Emergency brake light always on
I've never heard a master cylinder make a screeching sound. When they fail you'll normally find brake fluid leaking down the foot well inside the car behind the pedals.
Feb
25
comment Why does my rear scooter tire get punctured more often than the front tire?
Incorrect, on a typical bicycle, the rider's weight is more on the rear than the front. You can test that very simply by looking at the compression of the tire in a normal riding position. The rear deforms more as it carries more load.
Feb
25
comment 2 week old disk brake pads rubbing on rotor. Is this OK? (motorcycle)
Is there excess heat coming off of the brakes? It could potentially be a caliper sticking. It's not uncommon for calipers to choose to fail when brakes are replaced (since the pistons are pushed back in and dirty, exposed parts of the piston are forced back past the seal).
Feb
25
comment Kawasaki ZZR600 - Engine idles ok. Choke ok. Cuts out when open throttle. Possible causes?
Yep. seafoamsales.com/sea-foam-motor-treatment specifically. I used it as a fuel system additive (per the instructions). Didn't magically fix it immediately, but after a couple sessions of running it, it got better so that on the third day I got it out the problem was gone. YMMV of course, since we're not 100% sure that's your problem. Relatively inexpensive and easy thing to try though.
Feb
25
answered Kawasaki ZZR600 - Engine idles ok. Choke ok. Cuts out when open throttle. Possible causes?
Feb
25
comment Why does my rear scooter tire get punctured more often than the front tire?
Sounds reasonable. You'd think the same would impact bicycles though (similar weight distribution), but I only ever get punctures in front bicycle tires. Interesting. Coincidence perhaps?
Feb
23
revised Can improper guide/lock pin installation cause a caliper to stick?
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Feb
22
awarded  Student
Feb
22
asked Can improper guide/lock pin installation cause a caliper to stick?
Feb
18
comment Capacitors for cars
With just a 300w amp and a 180amp alternator, I wouldn't worry too much.
Feb
15
comment Does clutch fluid normally run out?
While it's "common knowledge" that the slave cylinder that goes bad first, my experience has been the opposite. I've seen significantly more bad master cylinders than slave cylinders.
Feb
12
comment Handbrake during cold winter between -50 Celcius and 0 Celcius? Should it be used or not?
That usage of parking brakes appears to be very much a regional thing. Where I live, it's illegal to sit at traffic lights/stop signs by using parking brake instead of service brake.
Feb
12
answered Handbrake during cold winter between -50 Celcius and 0 Celcius? Should it be used or not?
Feb
12
awarded  engine
Feb
11
answered Is starting idle RPM always lower in colder temperatures?