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Linux system administrator specializing in Linux in the data center.


Jun
1
answered Will different tread depths hurt my 4 wheel drive?
Jun
1
suggested suggested edit on Difference between water pump and water outlet housing
Jun
1
revised Difference between water pump and water outlet housing
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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
suggested suggested edit on How to mark tires so they can be identified after theft?
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.
Apr
9
comment Can I decrease the sensitivity of my seat belt “person detector”?
@MaQleod, I think @William means that in the event you have a bag in the seat, and get in a crash, the airbag will deploy and need to be replaced, when there wasn't a person there to save.
Apr
4
comment Are used tires valuable?
I once sold used tires on ebay. I had bought a car that had all season tires, with reasonable amount of tread left, and I wanted to put performance tires on it. I sold the old ones on ebay. I didn't make much money off it though, but I did get the tires to someone else who could use them.
Apr
1
comment What are the audible symptoms of a failing starter motor?
@Bob, ok, done. :-)
Apr
1
answered What are the audible symptoms of a failing starter motor?
Mar
29
revised Installing Xenon headlights in 2004 Chrysler Sebring
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Mar
29
revised Installing Xenon headlights in 2004 Chrysler Sebring
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