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Just another nobody out in the world, banging out some code from time to 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
Jan
2
comment Can I use an OBD2 Scan Tool on older GM vehicle?
Define "older" vehicle please. The conversion to OBD-2 was required in 1996. Prior to that, it may or may not work (I own a '95 car with an OBD-2 connector that most functions work on, but not all).
Jan
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
2
comment Should I throw away my wheels after they bumped in the sidewalks?
Wow. That had to have been quite a ride! I've smoked a couple curbs in my day with lower profile tires and have yet to damage a rim. I can't imagine how violent an impact you had!
Jan
2
comment Car won't start or stay running after a jump
Not true. It often takes 5-10 minutes of revving the donor car into the best power producing RPM range before the car with the dead battery will start.
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