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comment What to check when buying a used car?
You don't have to do it on every car you look at, but I'd say it would be foolish to buy a used forced induction car without doing it. It's certainly much, much cheaper than the cost of repairing any problems that doing the test before buying would've exposed. And a compression tester can be purchased for under $50; performing the test is no more difficult than changing the spark plugs. If a shop quotes you several hundred dollars for it they are overcharging.
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comment Help setting up Bi-Xenon lights with h4 wiring
The site I linked to, I think they will sell just the wiring harness and ballast controller module. If it's not in their online store you can probably just email them, @KeeganMcCarthy worth it imho.
Dec
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comment Help setting up Bi-Xenon lights with h4 wiring
Long or short (and it will be short), it's still causing a hot re-strike which will shorten your bulb life (can't find any solid info on how much, but know that all factory systems implement measures to avoid hot re-strikes).
Dec
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revised Help setting up Bi-Xenon lights with h4 wiring
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Dec
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answered Help setting up Bi-Xenon lights with h4 wiring
Oct
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comment Where to buy interior parts, that OEM doesn't sell?
awesome..... :)
Oct
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answered Where to buy interior parts, that OEM doesn't sell?
Oct
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comment How effective are exhaust patch kits?
While I haven't used one of those patch kits, the link you posted states, "It is meant as a temporary, or short term repair for a broken or rusted tailpipe." Is a temporary or short-term repair what you are looking for?
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May
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answered Effects of significant draw on alternator and battery
Apr
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comment Is Anti-Seize a lubricant, abrasive, or both?
"If it has threads and it's not part of a rotational mass like a driveshaft, clutch, or hub, I use it." Yes! +1
Apr
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answered Motorcycle starter sometimes clicks, but doesn't start - tapping with hammer helps it start
Apr
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comment Cost of replacing struts on a 99 camry - and is it doable on our own?
Also, probably wise to have the alignment checked afterwards.
Apr
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comment Cost of replacing struts on a 99 camry - and is it doable on our own?
I'll throw in there that while compressing the spring can be dangerous, it's not terribly complicated or easy to screw up. You rent or buy a specially shaped clamp that attaches to the spring and apply force to compress the spring so that it is not pushing against the top hat on the strut. Brian is correct that if it slips off it can launch with a great deal of force, however. Also, Brian's comments about accessing bolts and rust is spot on - that will determine the ease or difficulty of the job for a home mechanic.
Apr
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comment High Octane petrol's effect on turbos
His Saab does not require a minimum of 93 octane. That is not even widely available; there are many areas where 91 is the highest commonly available octane. The owner's manual, as you suggest, will list the recommended octane for optimum performance (and mileage), and the minimum - which for Saab 9-3's is likely to be either 87 or 89 (and many Saab owners find the increased mileage from using 90+ makes it more economical than using a lower octane fuel).
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answered What to check when buying a used car?
Dec
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revised Should I change automatic transmission fluid on an older vehicle?
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