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Linux system administrator specializing in Linux in the data center.


Sep
23
comment How can I be sure my vehicle is a 4x4 / AWD?
Note that this won't work for all AWD systems. For example, a torsen requires there to be SOME friction on both of it's output shafts for it to work, and all 4 wheels may not spin if the front and rear differentials aren't locking differentials...
Sep
23
comment Best brand of premium gas?
I had a co-worker who used to do chemistry in the petroleum industry, and he was adamant that all the brands came "out of the same tank at the refinery". I said that I had heard (from the Chevron marketing) that they included different additives, but he would just shake his head and say they were all the same.
Sep
23
answered Using an iPod / iPhone in a 2005 BMW 525i Sedan
Sep
23
answered Why am I smelling exhaust inside the cabin of my car?
Sep
4
comment difference between mechanical and hydraulic clutches
The nice thing about hydraulics is that they automatically adjust, rather than a cable which you have to adjust as the clutch wears.
Sep
4
comment difference between mechanical and hydraulic clutches
I can't speak with authority on the performance, but in my experience the performance in terms of delays is similar to a cabled clutch. It uses the same technology as your brakes, so any lags would be similar to what you see when you apply your brakes. I'd guess that if there were any lags, it might be caused by air in the lines, which shouldn't normally be a problem.
Aug
30
comment difference between mechanical and hydraulic clutches
I'm assuming that you mean mechanical and hydraulic clutch actuation. If you mean "wet versus dry" clutches, or a torque converter (as used in automatic transmissions) and a "dry" disc clutch (as used on manual transmissions), please update your question.
Aug
30
answered difference between mechanical and hydraulic clutches
Jul
31
answered Audi A4 (1998) extremely noisy when idle, occasional oil light
Jun
15
answered Do I need to torque my spark plugs?
Jun
15
comment Is it worth switching to full synthetic or blend oil in my older car/truck?
@qas: I've heard that as well.
Jun
11
comment Will different tread depths hurt my 4 wheel drive?
@qes: I believe that's what I said.
Jun
4
comment Easy way to temporarily disable Check Engine light?
@Doresoom ... and the radio security codes and everything else. :-) Make sure you have that radio code handy...
Jun
4
answered Can I use spray paint to touch up my car?
Jun
4
comment Should only the left “Rear Fog Light” actually light up in a pair?
Both of my Audis have only the left rear fog active from the factory. This is a common request though and apparently they make a kit to install the second one. As others have mentioned, this is apparently to prevent them from being mistaken as brake lights. I believe on RHD cars it is the right one that is active.
Jun
4
comment How do I find wiper refills for my 2008 Nissan Frontier?
FYI: The upper one is the Neo Form. My Audis take one like the bottom one and I've always been happy with the performance, but they do sometimes chatter in light rain.
Jun
1
comment Will different tread depths hurt my 4 wheel drive?
The primary case I'm worried about is that Ford HQ says it's an issue, whether it really is or not, and invalidates the warranty because of it or something crazy like that. You know, one of those sneaky lawyer tricks. :-)
Jun
1
revised Difference between water pump and water outlet housing
Removing PS since I was able to re-tag the question per his request.
Jun
1
answered Are there any advantages of idling a vehicle vs. turning it off and back on again?
Jun
1
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