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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.
Aug
14
comment Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
That's what I suspected :). At 15C you should almost be able to start the bike without the choke if it still has carbs. A fully charged battery should have around 13.2V when doing nothing, so 12V is a little low. Did you by any chance measure the voltage when cranking the engine? That's usually a good indicator as to how healthy the battery is.
Aug
14
comment Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
What sort of outside temperatures are we talking in "winter" where you are? Regarding the battery, I would charge the battery up, then crank the engine and measure the battery voltage. That will give you an idea if the battery is still good or not.
Aug
14
comment Is it safe to take the paint back to the undercoat? (will it rust?)
Actually most primers are hygroscopic so I wouldn't recommend stripping back to primer in any sort of damp climate.
Aug
14
comment Motorcycle: Honda VTR 250 difficulty starting
Did you check if the spark plugs are sooted up or wet when the bike has trouble starting? Also, how old is the battery?
Aug
8
comment Damaged frame on my motorbike
The only suggestion I can add to this is to check into the cost of either a good used frame with paperwork or a replacement frame. My guess is that the latter is probably prohibitively expensive, but it might work out cheaper to find an unbent used frame and rebuild the bike around that.
Aug
7
answered Normal oil and fuel consumption for MkIV Golf 1.4l?
Jul
20
comment Audi A4 '05 strange electrical problem?
I can't remember why they did it, but I do remember that they've been doing that at least since the late 80s/early 90s.
Jul
20
answered Audi A4 '05 strange electrical problem?