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


Dec
9
answered Keyless remote access for Camry 1994
Dec
4
comment Should I use coca cola or baking soda + water to clean my battery clamps?
I've never even needed the cleaner. Just the terminal brush has been enough.
Dec
4
comment Assuming identical and sufficient ABS, and ignoring aerodynamics, are tires the only factor for braking distance?
I regards to the weight (mass, really) distribution, a problem with moving the mass to benefit weight transfer on braking is that it reduces stability. My mid-engine car has static 37/63 weight distribution and stops significantly better than similar front engine cars. In theory, a rear engine car would be even better. However, as the mass shifts towards the back, the stability goes away under braking and any uneven braking surface makes the car want to swap ends.
Dec
4
answered How long should I let me car warm up in the winter?
Nov
21
comment Why does my car sometimes blow cold air while the heater is on?
All the cars I'm familiar with leave the heat alone when the A/C is switched on since conditioned, warm air is sometimes required (example: defogging windshield).
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?