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


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...
Oct
26
answered Is it okay to run aviation fuel (100 low-lead) in a dirt bike?
Oct
24
comment Why are there no Stainless Steel wheels to prevent Corrosion in Winter?
Keep them clean, but don't use any harsh abrasives/chemicals. Factory should have them sealed to prevent pitting, but if you damage that sealing, it's going to go downhill rapidly...
Oct
24
comment Why are there no Stainless Steel wheels to prevent Corrosion in Winter?
I wouldn't choose to coat them with Al. Al wheels are worse than steel in the Winter as far as corrosion. Salt pitting happens very rapidly.
Oct
24
answered Why are there no Stainless Steel wheels to prevent Corrosion in Winter?
Oct
17
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What does the Check Engine Light on 2000 Camry at 180,781 miles mean?
Oct
11
comment How to fix a door scratch?
Even if the whole door is resprayed the chance of the pearl matching the rest of the car perfectly is near zero. :-(
Oct
10
answered RPM and duration to recharge a battery?
Oct
10
comment RPM and duration to recharge a battery?
Charging a battery with an alternator is a good way to toast the alternator too. They're not all that fond of running at full output for extended periods of time.
Oct
7
comment Can an engine be 'too lean' at 0%/closed Throttle?
At closed throttle above idle RPM, normal fuel injection systems close the injectors completely... Hence the difficulty some modified cars have "catching" the idle on a high RPM drop to idle. It can drop through the fuel injector turn on point too fast. I know zero about Triumphs/motorcycles specifically though...
Oct
7
comment If my brakes overheat, do they need to be replaced?
In my experience: If the brake pedal goes to the floor and you don't slow down much, you're currently boiling the fluid. After the fluid cools, the pedal just feels a little mushier than normal. When I melted the caliper seals out, the pistons in the caliper seized up so I had a real hard pedal, but very little braking force available (I melted out the seals on the fronts and only had rear brakes working).
Oct
4
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What happens if a single spark plug unexpectedly goes down in a multi-cylinder engine?
Oct
4
answered If my brakes overheat, do they need to be replaced?
Oct
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Oil leak from oil pan in new car, will gasket repair have shorter life than factory seal?
Oct
1
comment Oil leak from oil pan in new car, will gasket repair have shorter life than factory seal?
I'm not familiar with that exact model, but my Toyota/Lexus experience with other models is that they don't use gaskets for oil pans from the factory. It just uses a bead of sealant.
Sep
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 2003 Suzuki Katana 600 shuts off after running for 10–20 seconds
Sep
27
comment Honda S2000 with cold air intake; rain driving
Not familiar with S2000 layout and only have anecdotal evidence. I'm pretty much worst case with my turbo DSM with a filter on a stick. It sits just under the hood, right at the level where spray can get between the hood and the body. I also have run it in rallys and rallyx, sometimes in tremendous downpours, sometimes with mud flying all over. Never the slightest issue in my particular case. YMMV of course, but I've only heard of a couple cases of hydrolocked cars and they both involved submersion of the CAI while going through flooded streets.