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bio website lonecpluspluscoder.com
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I've been programming since my early teens and like so many of us, I started Basic on the usual home computers like Atari 800XL, ZX Spectrum etc. "Turned pro" about 20 years ago.

I've been mostly doing C++ during this time, writing anything from device drivers for various operating systems to trading systems for banks.


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Jul
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answered Water pump lifetime
Jul
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answered Paintwork damage
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Apr
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comment Craftsman Bolt-Out and similar tools
Also keep in mind that the material they're made of is most likely harder than anything else you have in your garage and that includes your drills...
Mar
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answered Vauxhall Vectra C Blower Motor Sqealing / Clunking
Mar
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comment Which is stronger: solid sockets, or two piece sockets?
I completely agree, and neither of the sockets above look like a proper impact socket to me.
Mar
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comment How to degauss a distributor
The fact that it keeps running if you keep the RPM up instead of letting it idle suggests to me that it's not necessarily an ignition fault. Have you check the idle control valve?
Mar
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comment Carburetted motorcycle stalls when accelerator is applied
Ride the bike, do a plug chop. If the engine is running rich, the plug will be black, if it's running lean the deposits on the plug will be almost white. "Bambi brown" is usually close to a good mixture. If the mixture is really rich, you'll also be able to smell it. For the symptoms you describe, it's either a little lean or really rich.
Mar
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answered Carburetted motorcycle stalls when accelerator is applied
Mar
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comment Can't move Chrysler 300M gear selector out of park
What car is it?
Mar
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answered How to properly maintain a collector car
Feb
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comment Honda dealership questionable maintenance
Well, for starters, brake fluid is hygroscopic and depending on what your local climate is like, needs to be changed on an annual or bi-annual basis to maintain proper brake performance.
Feb
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answered Peugeot 406 won't start in cold weather
Jan
26
comment Does a water leaking make the engine heat faster?
Do you have enough coolant in there?
Jan
25
comment '83 Mercedes 300TD will not start when warm
300TD is the model number of the N/A diesel station wagon. Clarification would be useful.
Jan
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answered Should I change my tires so they all match?