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Jun
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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
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revised Difference between water pump and water outlet housing
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Jun
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answered Are there any advantages of idling a vehicle vs. turning it off and back on again?
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Jun
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comment Oil pressure question
I've also seen this happen with Mobile 1 synthetic oil in a newly rebuilt Volkswagen Vanagon (water cooled) engine. Switching to a traditional oil solved it. I suspect what you are listing is much more likely, but wanted to throw it out there.
Jun
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answered Will different tread depths hurt my 4 wheel drive?
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May
31
revised How to mark tires so they can be identified after theft?
Actually about wheels, not tires.
May
31
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May
31
answered How to mark tires so they can be identified after theft?
May
31
comment Buying new tires R15, R16, R17?
As alluded to with the "Detroit" comment, particularly low-profile tires like 35 series can easily be damaged by holes in the road. Replacing your own tires is unlikely to be something you can do on your own unless you own specialized mounting and balancing equipment and a high volume air compressor. Though I have heard of people who have done it themselves, my local shop charges $20 or $40 to do it and I can't imagine it being worth it to do at home, particularly without the equipment.
May
31
answered Free online databases?
May
31
comment Suzuki Jimny 2009 shaking?
A severe warping can cause the caliper to move back and forth as it tracks the warped disc, resulting in shaking of the wheel without the brakes being applied.
May
10
answered Keeping radio/stereo unit powered to save pre-set preferences?
Apr
26
comment Engine revs high 5th gear manual transmission
Patrick is, in general, right about the clutch being annoying to do. I've only replaced a clutch twice, and both times was on a car that I was replacing the engine on and had pulled the engine. The clutch replacement is easy, but re-mating to the transmission can be a real pain, even with the centering tool.
Apr
26
comment Engine revs high 5th gear manual transmission
@Patrick, did that grind when it was happening? With the clutch slipping, there's really no unusual noise.
Apr
9
asked Options for fixing Nissan Quest rear motorized hatch?
Apr
9
comment 1989 Mazda 626 - Shifter is loose, what's wrong?
This sounds like the '94 300ZX I bought back in 2005... I had the dealer replace the shifter bushings, and after that it felt like a new car. I don't recall exactly how much the bushings were, because I had a bunch of other things done at the same time.