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I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Oct
19
asked What is causing air in my fuel line?
Oct
19
answered Options to cheaply connect MP3 device to car stereo
Oct
15
awarded  Editor
Oct
15
revised Test Gasoline for Water Content
Improve spelling
Oct
15
suggested suggested edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Oct
15
comment Test Gasoline for Water Content
Ethanol is hygroscopic (it absorbs water). As such, gasoline with ethanol in it will not separate as completely as gasoline without ethanol. With enough water content, it will still separate, but the "gasoline" portion will still contain some unseen water. See here for some more info. This site suggests you might be able to cool your sample (in the fridge or freezer?) to render more of the water (but also some ethanol) insoluble.
Oct
14
awarded  Scholar
Oct
14
comment What is the name of this part of my trunk release in my 2003 Jetta?
Nice exploded view... it looks like the actual broken part is part of #14, although hidden from view in that photo. I'm sure I need to order the entire part 14, though, as I'd be surprised to find just the plastic lever available for sale separately.
Oct
13
asked What is the name of this part of my trunk release in my 2003 Jetta?
Aug
27
comment Diesel vs Petrol motorcars. Pro's and cons?
As the owner of 5 diesel vehicles, I will agree that the purchase price is typically more than a gasoline equivalent, but I don't agree that maintenance is more expensive. In fact, it is often cheaper. Although, that may very well depend on your locality.
Aug
27
awarded  Critic
Jun
25
awarded  Supporter
Jun
17
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
16
comment What factors should I consider when selecting a suspension kit?
@Dude318is: I didn't mention my car, because I'm interested in general information about understanding suspension features. But that's possibly a bit off-topic here. I have a 2003 Jetta TDI.
Jun
15
comment What factors should I consider when selecting a suspension kit?
I'm primarily trying to get an understanding for what various suspension options do. Specifically, I'm driving in Mexico, where road conditions are horrible, and speed bumps abound. So I want a smoother ride, and to avoid bottoming-out on speed bumps as much as possible. In 6 months I'll bring my car back to the U.S., where I'll be more interested in performance, since the roads are so much more forgiving, so I may consider changing my suspension again at that point, or putting off the upgrade until then. But I don't really even know what "performance" means in the context of suspension.
Jun
15
awarded  Teacher
Jun
15
awarded  Student
Jun
15
asked What factors should I consider when selecting a suspension kit?
Jun
15
answered How to test for defective glow plugs?
Jun
15
asked Is it possible to use biodiesel in a BMW 335d if I remove the DPF and remap the ECU?