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Apr
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comment Vauxhall Vectra Automatic CDTI 150 Gearbox Problem
Have you checked if the fluid is at the correct level? Has it been changed recently?
Apr
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Apr
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comment How Does a Person End Up With Their Timing “180 Out”?
Yep, it doesn't matter if you're on exhaust stroke TDC or compression stroke TDC for the piston's position relative to the spark plug. In both cases it's at the top of its travel.
Mar
28
comment problem with overheating and heater core in 1998 Subaru Forester
Which engine does your Subaru have? The 2.5L? What mileage is on the engine?
Mar
23
answered Cannot Pull Oil Dipstick
Mar
21
comment How do you detect and deal with a refrigerant leak?
@Aerovistae, if you have the refrigerant put in at an automotive a/c place, tell them that you appear to have a leak so they can add some UV dye to the refrigerant. You then get to drive around for a few weeks, using the a/c and take it back. The leak(s) will show up under a UV light.
Mar
19
comment How do I know if my car battery is dead?
In that case you might still have a battery that's OK if it gets charged properly and holds a charge.
Mar
19
comment How do I know if my car battery is dead?
That alone isn't really an indicator of its health - some batteries last a lot longer than that depending on the climate and if it's been deep cycled before. Also, lots of short trips tend to reduce the lifespan of a battery whereas lots of long trips tend to increase it.
Mar
19
answered How do I know if my car battery is dead?
Mar
18
comment Audi a4 2007 2.0T boosts but poor performance, fuel economy
Check if the electrodes around the tips and down from the tips look sooty (mixture too rich) or if they're whiteish/tan. Here's a reasonable set of pictures to give you an idea what you're looking for: theultralightplace.com/sparkplugs.htm
Mar
18
answered Audi a4 2007 2.0T boosts but poor performance, fuel economy
Feb
22
comment '97 dodge grand caravan won't start - sometimes
Does it start after you wiggle the gear lever?
Feb
20
comment 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power Loss
The L-shaped electrode should be mostly white with current fuels but as long as it's not sooty I think the plugs sound OK. The whole thing also depends if you drive mostly short distances, if that's the case there's a good chance the plugs will have less white and more black on them.
Feb
20
comment 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power Loss
What did the spark plugs look like? Sooty? Normal? Too white, as if the engine was running lean?
Feb
20
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Feb
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answered 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power Loss
Feb
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comment 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power Loss
Which engine? Any oil consumption?
Feb
18
answered What are the pros and cons of installing an filter on a bike?
Feb
17
answered CV Joint Overhaul - is it worth it?
Feb
16
answered LSD on BMW M3 or 330ci E46