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bio website lonecpluspluscoder.com
location United States
age 45
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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.


Dec
21
comment Sputtering while driving & idling
You have a check engine light coming on, right? Get the code read so we can speculate on the reason for the code rather than the description above?
Dec
14
comment How might I fix a dent in a Honda Rebel fuel tank?
Actually, you want a little heat from something like a hairdryer to ensure that the paint softens a little and doesn't crack when the dent is pushed out. The dent might be a little bit too big for the paint to escape unscathed, though.
Dec
14
comment Can chafing brake pads damage rotors?
+1 for "find a better mechanic".
Dec
6
revised Is it normal for the oil to be dark in color right after an “oil change” in a 10-year old diesel car?
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Oct
26
comment Why would my heater sometimes blow cold air?
Don't forget to check the level again after you've driven the car until it got properly hot and the thermostat opened. Depending on the car and outside temperature, that's probably a good 8-10 miles.
Oct
25
revised Can I drive a car with only water and no coolant if it has a leak?
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Oct
25
answered Can I drive a car with only water and no coolant if it has a leak?
Oct
23
comment Why did GM change the pressure rating of their coolant tank cap for existing vehicles?
As a rule of thumb, yes. Antifreeze can also increase the boiling point somewhat so it might not be an exact 9 degrees. But it's a little more.
Oct
22
answered Why did GM change the pressure rating of their coolant tank cap for existing vehicles?
Oct
18
answered How effective are exhaust patch kits?
Oct
14
comment Should I try radweld on this pipe or just replace it? Mk3 VW Golf
Good to hear you got it sorted!
Oct
14
answered Winter rims have rust patches. Should I leave them or remove rust and repaint? Any recommendations for rust remover and paint?
Oct
13
answered Should I try radweld on this pipe or just replace it? Mk3 VW Golf
Oct
11
comment 2005 Subaru Forester XS overheating
Any signs of oil and water mixing?
Oct
11
answered Is there a type of car heater that starts immediately?
Oct
11
comment Changing tire sizes on my 2009 Ford Focus
Do you remember which GT Radial Champiro they're recommending? There are a bunch of them. That said, Blizzaks are a very well respected snow tyre (at least over here in the US) that performs very well, whereas GT Radial appears to be one of those brands nobody's ever heard of.
Aug
29
answered Recommendations as to how to seal or protect brand new leather seats?
Aug
15
answered Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
Aug
14
comment Saab 9-3 stuttering and cutting out
When was the fuel filter last changed?
Aug
14
comment Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
Forgot to suggest - try starting the bike with the fuel filler cap off. See if it starts better than way - if it does, you have a blocked tank vent.