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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?
Jul
19
comment BMW 330D 2001 E46 Turbo Charger not working as expected after changing
Does the turbo have an internal or external wastegate?
Jul
19
answered BMW 330D 2001 E46 Turbo Charger not working as expected after changing
Jul
15
answered Engine does not have enough power (and has limited RPM)
Jul
13
answered Top Dead Centre
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Jul
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answered Oil in air intake, and engine stalls