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Mar
8
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
4
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
1
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
1
comment Can't move Chrysler 300M gear selector out of park
What car is it?
Mar
1
answered How to properly maintain a collector car
Feb
19
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
11
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 300D will not start when warm
300TD is the model number of the N/A diesel station wagon. Clarification would be useful.
Jan
18
answered Should I change my tires so they all match?
Jan
17
revised Turbo losing boost at around 4000 rpm
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Jan
17
comment Turbo losing boost at around 4000 rpm
I have a gizmo for testing if the piping holds pressure - it's basically a plastic disk with a pressure gauge and a Schrader valve on it. Downside is that you need access to compressed air to use one.
Jan
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revised Turbo losing boost at around 4000 rpm
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Jan
16
answered Turbo losing boost at around 4000 rpm
Jan
8
comment Changed radiator, now have misfiring?
What you're describing sounds like an ignition issue. I'd check if the plugs and wires got splashed with coolant and then have a look at the rest of the ignition system. Does the check engine light come on?
Jan
8
comment Changed radiator, now have misfiring?
What ignition related areas have you checked so far for possible faults?
Jan
4
answered Alloy wheel corrosion damage - do I need new wheels?
Jan
2
comment Why is my exhaust pipe so rusty?
A lot depends on your location - if the roads are salted where you are, that will contribute massively to the speed with which the exhaust will rust. I have a couple of cars that are still on the original exhausts after 18-20 years, but they both ran in a salt-free environment.
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