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


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?
Feb
11
comment Is starting idle RPM always lower in colder temperatures?
@Super The listed RPMs don't match with the actual starting RPMs so I'm inclined to think it's the initial/cold idle. Cranking RPMs are usually quite low (250-500 or so).
Feb
10
comment What potentially may be wrong with a front-right leg of a stabilizer?
They're also considered "bad" if there's any slop in them. They will wear over time. If they get real bad you'll hear a clunking as they unload.
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 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 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.