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Jul
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comment What is the Bluetooth revision supported by the 2015 Prius C?
I'd recommend going to a dealership and testing it. If they think you're interested in the car they'll be more than happy to let you test. What is the need you have for 4.0 support? Just audio quality and battery savings?
Jul
7
comment 2003 Chevy Cavalier (manual trani) stalls when coming to a stop after the car warms up
See if you have someone that will let you try swapping the coil pack, its a common place for things to go wrong its location in top of the engine. Diagnostics will go a long way, test fuel pressure, check wiring to your CPS (Crank position sensor) on the front of these engine. These car's do not have MAF, they are pure Air Temperature and RPM fuel mapped cars. This car doesn't have a MAP on this car, you probably replaced the IAT. On the stall? Is it as soon as you release the throttle and push in the clutch, or once you've stopped completely? Do the revs drop properly or do they hang?
Jul
7
comment How Difficult / Expensive is it to Swap An Automatic Transmission?
@amphibient being a 626 which is a FWD car, it will probably involve dropping the subframe as well to remove it, so he'll more than likely want an engine hoist to support the engine while doing that.
Jul
7
answered Lugging vs stalling an engine
Mar
28
comment Why is my 2005 Volvo S60 losing its power steering fluid?
my 98 V70, the seals broke, and it was leaking out of the left and right sides of the rack itself. This would be harder to trace as that area typically gets road washed, and is already grimey from road debris.
Mar
26
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Mar
26
comment Why do some tuned cars have very inclined tires?
Insulting peoples personal taste in style does not contribute to the community. These cars are usually trailered, and only running such massive amounts of negative camber when the air bags are deflated. This car in particular looks to be completely on the ground.
Mar
26
answered Why do some tuned cars have very inclined tires?
Jan
23
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Jan
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answered What engine is more durable? 3 or 4 cylinder ?
Jan
23
comment Is it necessary to 'burn in' or 'break in' a new car?
You don't need to replace the engine oil so quickly. Modern engines don't have nearly the amount of flash from break-in that engines did even 10 years ago. Oil filters will prevent any particulates from causing any engine issues. Manufactures first service should be fine. The only place I differ on engine break in is given a manual transmission I like to find a long hill, and engine break down it to seat the rings. I've built 1 engine and rebuilt 3 for reference of experience.
Jan
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awarded  Critic
Jan
23
comment Add 2 stroke oil to a 4 stroke petrol engine during burn-in period
all the break-in involves is sealing the rings. That being said, many engines arrive today already broken in. If anything the 2-stroke oil could clog your injectors and cause unnecessary carbon build up in your engine.
Jan
23
comment How does the change oil light system work and does it matter what type of oil you use for it to work properly?
Not all cars have an actual life monitor. My 2010 honda fit for instance counts down a combination mileage, and engine load resulting in 8.5K->9.5K mile oil changes. Both of which are in tolerance for the manufacturer.
Jan
23
answered Do motor oil conditioners do anything, or are they just a marketing ploy?
Jan
23
comment 2000 Audi A6 4.2 rotors
sometimes they'll forget to torque the studs which can also cause this. I almost lost a wheel once when I had a shop do my tires because they just hand tightened the lugs.
Jan
23
comment Engine revs up when braking
if it has a lockup torque converter, you could get a spike when it disengaged. Most automatics use lockup torque converters now for better efficiency.
Jun
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