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


Sep
5
comment How to drive a car in snow
Sort of... If the tire is marked as "M+S" it means "Mud and Snow". This means the tire met the government minimum requirements. Often called "All season tires", Snow belt people like to call these "3 season tires" because they're generally pretty poor in the Winter. There are Winter only tires that have various snowflake and/or mountain symbols on them that I've seen. However, I do not know if they're standardized between manufacturers or not.
Sep
3
comment Is moving the rear tires to the front wheels a no-no?
It's been a long time since I've been able to do anything other than pattern D. I haven't bought tires in ages that weren't directional.
Sep
3
answered 2003 Toyota Camry 300 rpm with AC on
Sep
1
answered 2006 Mustang GT: Left car for 1 week, no power when returning
Aug
27
comment What effect will removing my EGR have?
Indeed. When I bought my Eclipse I found that the catalytic converter was missing and the EGR was blocked off. It'd recently passed emissions in a nearby city that way (as those changes looked quite old) too! Apparently the visual was less than thorough and the exhaust passed the test despite missing those systems. First thing I did was to get a replacement cat! I didn't know about the EGR at first, but eventually I started getting CELs while decelerating off the expressway and a vacuum inspection revealed the blocked off EGR, which I then unblocked!
Aug
26
answered Can a starter fail and then work intermittently?
Aug
26
answered What causes odometer inaccuracy?
Aug
23
comment Does 4-wheel alignment involve taking wheels off?
I'd really love to know how my local dealer comes up with the "brake % remaining" numbers they give me after an oil change. They do not remove the wheels. Yet, the numbers are accurate... It's easy enough to get access to the caliper through the wheel with a tool, but you can't see anything there. Perhaps they have a feeler gauge of some type?
Aug
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Intermittently sticky caliper
Aug
12
comment Have tow ball but not electricity for a trailer
What Nick C said, times 10! Scotch Locks are horrible. Previous owner did a bunch of rewiring of my car with them, and we've had to find and pull them all as they have been a never ending source of trouble. Besides complete failures I had a whole set of intermittent failures due to those awful connectors!
Aug
12
comment can i split off another circuit from fuse box to run power to cigarette lighter?
Some people even prefer to have the cigarette lighter work on fuses that are always on. Handy to keep the phone charged even when the car is off. Assuming you don't leave something power hungry plugged in for too long with the car off of course! :-)
Aug
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it OK to drive Accord with 5% oil life left as indicated?
Aug
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is my transmission about to go?
Aug
9
answered SB350 cutout at freeway speed, revs fine in neutral
Aug
8
comment 2002 Volvo C70 won't start on first try
How do you get to fuel problem (honest question here, wondering if there's some other symptom that you're picking up on that I'm not catching in the question)? My thoughts, based on the current data are: What would be different about the fuel after waiting a minute? If you aren't getting fuel pressure after several cranks, you're not going to. One thing about ignition components is that arcing will burn off some moisture, after which they may then function.
Aug
7
answered Can a full teardown of my 318 TDS (1996 1.7 Gasoil) E36 engine have bad side effects?
Aug
7
answered 2002 Volvo C70 won't start on first try
Aug
5
comment Revs shooting up when accelerating in high gears
At some point the clutch will be badly destroyed enough that the car won't move at all under it's own power. Well before that point there will be sufficient damage done to the flywheel that it will require replacement (instead of a simple resurfacing). You don't want that to happen. On my cars for example, the flywheel part itself costs twice what the rest of the clutch job (parts and labor) does!
Jul
30
answered 1998 Volvo S70 beeping randomly
Jul
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on New Car Stereo Not Saving Stations