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Mechanical engineer, DIY-enthusiast and owner/maintainer of a 1000+ BHP garage:

  • BMW M5 (E39, MY2000)
  • Chevrolet Lumina SS (MY2004) [ aka Pontiac GTO/Holden Monaro/Vauxhall Monaro ]
  • VW Touareg W12 (MY2006)

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answered Vibrates in Idle
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revised What could be causing this bouncing?
misspelled words, formatting, changed title to question
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comment How to access the Idle Air Control Valve, Renault Clio mk2
A bad IACV is one of many potential causes for your symptoms. In my experience it is not guaranteed that the common problems faced by folks online is representative of what your car is experiencing. How sure are you that the IACV is bad?
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comment gentle vs Forced push of motorcycle gear - wear and tear
What I have found when riding motorcycles is that the gear-crunching is highly rider-dependent - some are able to shift more smoothly than others because their combination of throttle, clutch, engine revs and timing is a better one. Practice makes perfect, I guess.
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comment What could be causing this bouncing?
I doubt the dampers used for testing were fine to begin with. Could you clarify if the replacements were new or not?
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suggested suggested edit on What could be causing this bouncing?
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answered Remaining life expectancy of brake pads and rotors
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answered Clicking type sound when braking at low speeds
Apr
15
comment KIA Sedona 2003 Diesel Intercooler Turbo Low Fuel Mileage
How is your exhaust pipe? Is it black and sooty? Can you smell fuel? Is there any color to the exhaust smoke?
Apr
13
accepted What types of thread-locking Loctite do I need to be aware of as an automotive DIY-er?
Apr
13
comment How can I identify which cylinder is responsible for a petrol engine misfire?
@Paulster2 : Can you explain the possible issues in more depth? I have used the technique I've described to troubleshoot an LS1 motor without problems, but you have more experience than me.
Apr
12
asked How can I identify which cylinder is responsible for a petrol engine misfire?
Apr
12
answered How can I identify which cylinder is responsible for a petrol engine misfire?
Apr
11
revised Hydraulic clutch problem on motorcycle
typo in title, formatting
Apr
11
suggested suggested edit on Hydraulic clutch problem on motorcycle
Apr
11
revised What options do I have if I've stripped the threads for my Helicoil repair?
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Apr
11
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Apr
11
revised 2004 Mercury Sable -Trouble with starting and stalling
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Apr
11
comment How much of a VIN code is needed to identify make & model, across model years?
The VIN format is not standard across different vehicle brands. Every manufacturer has its own way of specifying the VIN. For example, BMW uses the last 7 digits of the VIN to uniquely identify the model, year of manufacture, specs and options
Apr
11
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