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Linux system administrator specializing in Linux in the data center.


Mar
8
comment How to do minor repairs to a radiator?
@Joel, John's advice was not "take it to an expert" but take it to a specialist. And someone asking about the "little additive bottles" probably should consider this advice. The advice I've heard over the years is similar, but I've done very little work with radiators.
Mar
8
answered Upgrade to HID lights in a Jeep Wrangler
Mar
8
answered Is Redline Lightweight Shockproof appropriate for an aging 2004 Subaru Impreza manual gearbox?
Mar
8
answered Is it worth switching to full synthetic or blend oil in my older car/truck?
Mar
8
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Mar
8
answered Difference between FWD/RWD/4WD/Part-Time 4WD/AWD?
Mar
8
comment How to deal with rust
There are primer formulas that react with the rust so that you don't need to sand away all of it, but definitely do clean it up. I'd also recommend a wire brush (particularly a motorized one, say as a wheel on a grinder) over a sander, as it tends to get into the craters better and sand off the "high" but otherwise good metal.
Mar
8
comment Steering wheel gives a “cluck” sound
Is this when you are stopped, or while driving?
Mar
8
answered Does a strut tower bar have any useful effect on chassis stiffness for a car with 100K miles?
Mar
8
answered How long does it take for gas to go bad?
Mar
8
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Mar
8
suggested suggested edit on What's the point of the D3 gear in an automatic transmission?
Mar
8
comment What's the point of the D3 gear in an automatic transmission?
If by "mileage" you mean your fuel consumption, down-shifting on a hill will likely have little if any MPG difference because the engine is likely closed throttle much if not all of the time. My manual car with instantaneous MPG gauge, and the difference going down hill between 5 and 3 is negligible.
Mar
8
answered Should I resurface or replace my rotors everytime I replace brake pads?
Mar
7
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