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Jan
17
comment In the -20F temperatures last week my temperature gauge was stuck under the 1/4 mark. Heating was also affected
My experience is that at -15F and below, all bets are off. I've had coils fail to fire, random shutoffs, tire that mysteriously go flat, fuel pumps that make screaming sounds, etc. Above that they work fine again and appear to be in perfectly serviceable condition. Cars just don't do well when allowed to get so cold. :-)
Jan
17
answered Should rotors with rust on the rims but not the faces be replaced along with the pads?
Jan
17
answered How to work on engine out of car?
Jan
14
comment “Irreparable” tire damage incurred due to road pothole
These days, "in the tread" really means in the center 50% of tread. Most places won't even do small hole repairs on the outer tread blocks anymore (vs. 15 years ago when shops would plug sidewalls! I've had a couple of those sidewall plugs, no problems ever, but in today's society it's safer for the tire shops to take a lot more of your money and sell you a whole new tire).
Jan
11
reviewed Reject Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
10
reviewed Reject Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
9
reviewed Reject Test Gasoline for Water Content
Jan
8
comment Lines on windshield in cold temperatures
Common on car and home windows in areas that see temperatures below 0F for sustained periods of time.
Jan
7
reviewed Approve can-bus tag wiki excerpt
Jan
7
reviewed Approve carburetor tag wiki excerpt
Jan
7
reviewed Approve buying tag wiki excerpt
Jan
7
reviewed Approve body-work tag wiki excerpt
Jan
7
reviewed Approve 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 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 Car won't start or stay running after a jump
Dec
27
reviewed Approve 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.