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


Sep
26
comment Can I use lower octane fuel at high elevation?
If the owner's manual doesn't say "87, except for over 5000 feet when you can use 85", I wouldn't...
Sep
25
comment Is this a “warped” rotor?
Follow the brake pad manufacturer instructions for bedding in of pads. Some require an initial round of very hard braking.
Sep
25
answered Can a Hydraulic clutch be adjusted?
Sep
24
comment Is this a “warped” rotor?
I thought that was normal. That's what all of mine look like (and I don't have any pulsating on any of my cars at the moment).
Sep
17
comment What is the difference between normal, platinum, iridium plugs?
Not only are they iridium plugs (with stock preset gap), 3 heat ranges colder than stock, but also was switched from protruding to non-protruding style to keep everything happy. I'm now at the limit of what this particular engine/turbo build can do on pump gas. Some excellent tuning by a local shop didn't quite get me the peak HP I hoped for (false knock due to engine NVH), but I'm getting significantly more torque than expected! :-)
Sep
17
comment Honda Civic braking problems in warm climate
Check under the brake pedal on the floor for any leaking brake fluid. When the master cylinders fail it usually will start dripping some fluid inside the car there.
Sep
17
comment 1991 Honda Civic Death by Poor Timing Belt?
In my experience, the valves are almost certainly damaged, but all it will probably need is top end repairs and a new timing belt. There's always the chance the entire engine is destroyed, but that's unlikely unless you were racing at the time. The possibility of no valve damage occurring is so slim that I'd be astonished if that was the case.
Sep
17
comment Camry LE 1994 trunk lock not working
Once this is done you're looking at probably around $250 parts and labor if you have a dealer replace the cylinder. DIY, probably half that.
Sep
12
comment How can I remove rust stains from chrome rims?
Per the directions on the container is recommended.
Sep
12
comment How to protect the top of a sunlight / UV damaged steering wheel
I find it a little disturbing that you're having this problem with a 2007 already. Might be a factory defect? My '91 Toyota that used to sit outside all the time never developed that problem...
Sep
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I remove rust stains from chrome rims?
Sep
10
comment Buying Car Parts Online
In the case of Toyotas, the big online supply houses are actually run by dealers that have the parts catalogs online. Super easy to look up your vehicle and get part numbers and order.
Sep
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Gearbox Swap '93 model mitsubishi triton MJ
Sep
10
answered Can a oil leak cause a fire?
Sep
9
comment Slower Engine Start When “Cold”
I always recommend that others find and fix any and all issues. Especially since we're just presenting possibilities and don't know for certain the cause of your issue. In my own case, I just don't care enough to throw money and time at it to fix it (and mine's been like this for the last 8 or 9 years).
Sep
9
answered Can an improper jump start cause damage to the starter motor?
Sep
9
answered Slower Engine Start When “Cold”
Sep
9
answered Is incessantly revving an engine necessary for tuning?
Sep
6
answered How to drive a car in snow
Sep
5
comment How to drive a car in snow
4x4 or rear wheel drive?