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comment What's the point of the D3 gear in an automatic transmission?
@theUg: This is interesting conjecture, but I still stand by my statement that there will be little if any change. If it completely shuts down the fuel supply, that's likely not much of a difference from the very, very little amount injected if it doesn't. Certainly in my car, it says "MPG is off the charts high" in a higher gear coasting downhill.
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comment Remote autostart suggestion
Sure, but it also means that someone with $1 for a key blank and a little time with a file can make a sawtooth key that will open and start your car. Mechanical keys are NOT secure, which is why the industry has been going with immobilizers. Even Medco high-security locks aren't secure because of the mechanics, they're secure largely because the patents on the mechanical tweaks means that they control it so you can't buy blanks (or so says a co-worker who used to be a locksmith).
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comment Audi 06 - Replace Thermostat
What exact car is this? I've done some searches for replacement procedures and it doesn't sound too hard, but they are on earlier than 2006. For example, my 2005 S4, with a 4.2L V8 shoe-horned into the same engine bay that normally has a 2.0L engine would probably be much harder, likely requiring removal of the front-end (most work on it does :-).
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answered Remote autostart suggestion