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


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?
Oct
4
answered If my brakes overheat, do they need to be replaced?
Oct
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Oil leak from oil pan in new car, will gasket repair have shorter life than factory seal?
Oct
1
comment Oil leak from oil pan in new car, will gasket repair have shorter life than factory seal?
I'm not familiar with that exact model, but my Toyota/Lexus experience with other models is that they don't use gaskets for oil pans from the factory. It just uses a bead of sealant.
Sep
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 2003 Suzuki Katana 600 shuts off after running for 10–20 seconds
Sep
27
comment Honda S2000 with cold air intake; rain driving
Not familiar with S2000 layout and only have anecdotal evidence. I'm pretty much worst case with my turbo DSM with a filter on a stick. It sits just under the hood, right at the level where spray can get between the hood and the body. I also have run it in rallys and rallyx, sometimes in tremendous downpours, sometimes with mud flying all over. Never the slightest issue in my particular case. YMMV of course, but I've only heard of a couple cases of hydrolocked cars and they both involved submersion of the CAI while going through flooded streets.
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?