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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
16
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.
Dec
29
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Dec
28
comment 1996 Chevy Tahoe Won't Start
What have you checked so far?
Dec
26
comment Audi A6 : brighter reversing lights?
That's true, but some of the additional light output is achieved by running the filament hotter, thus giving off more light. This may increase the heat output from the bulb, hence the melted reflectors. Obviously the problem is much worse when you also up the wattage.
Dec
26
comment Audi A6 : brighter reversing lights?
The bigger potential issue is that the added light also tends to come at the expense of more heat. Wouldn't be the first time that a reflector melted because someone stuck a higher wattage bulb in there.
Dec
26
awarded  Custodian
Dec
26
reviewed Approve Is there any safe way to buy a used car and have it shipped to me?
Dec
26
comment Ignition switch or starter issues?
First thing I'd do is break out the multimeter and measure voltage at the solenoid to ensure you actually get 12V-ish when the key is in the start position.