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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)

Oct
2
revised Correct procedure and cost repair BMW timing chain (BMW 318ti)
formatting, meant to say "timing chain" instead of "timing belt"
Oct
2
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Oct
2
comment Correct procedure and cost repair BMW timing chain (BMW 318ti)
The chains themselves are reliable. Plastic chain guides on the other hand... well, let's just say YMMV
Oct
2
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
1
comment Tick Tick sound from a Royal Enfield Classic 350 at idel
What does UCE stand for? Or did you mean ICE (internal combustion engine)?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
18
accepted What could cause lazy shifting in an automatic transmission?
Sep
17
comment What could cause lazy shifting in an automatic transmission?
Could you please describe the electronic gremlins in more detail?
Sep
17
comment What could cause lazy shifting in an automatic transmission?
I forgot to mention the car's mileage, 240k miles. Owner isn't sure if the transmission is original or a replacement.
Sep
17
asked What could cause lazy shifting in an automatic transmission?
Sep
15
comment Can I use the same AFR sensor on both banks (bank 1 sensor 1 and bank 2 sensor 1)
I can imagine that was fun to hunt down :)
Aug
29
comment Do I have a bad ignition coil? Measurements inside
Since Cyls 7 & 8 are next to each other in the firing order I swapped the new coil on #7 with the one on #5. No discernible change in the misfire signature - I'm now suspecting a partially-clogged injector
Aug
29
comment Do I have a bad ignition coil? Measurements inside
I bought another coil and replaced both #7 and #8. It's still not firing smoothly, so something is still amiss.
Aug
29
asked Do I have a bad ignition coil? Measurements inside
Aug
14
comment Random Misfiring - Tried All Basic Fixes - Tech Says Engine Ground
How's your vacuum line? Is the rubber hose perished/cracked? The idle-hunting and hissing symptoms definitely make it sound like you have a vacuum leak.
Aug
13
comment What are possible causes for belt tensioner “chatter” at idle?
I can definitely sense that something is amiss with the throttle so the vacuum leak suggestion sounds like a good lead. It's like the throttle plate doesn't want to open as easily as it used to.
Aug
12
revised What are possible causes for belt tensioner “chatter” at idle?
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Aug
12
revised What are possible causes for belt tensioner “chatter” at idle?
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12
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12
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