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bio website lonecpluspluscoder.com
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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.


Mar
23
answered Cannot Pull Oil Dipstick
Mar
21
comment How do you detect and deal with a freon 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
revised 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power Loss
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Feb
20
answered 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power Loss
Feb
19
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
Feb
16
comment Replacing a LSD, what needs to be considered between 1, 1.5, 2 way?
My current one is a mostly daily driver but I'm slowly adding a few bits and pieces for track use (ie improved brakes and suspension and all that). The last two I owned in the UK attended the odd track day. Helps if you have a track within half an hour from home, which I don't anymore.
Feb
15
answered Replacing a LSD, what needs to be considered between 1, 1.5, 2 way?
Feb
15
comment Replacing a LSD, what needs to be considered between 1, 1.5, 2 way?
What sort of driving do you do? Track? Racing? Drifting?
Feb
10
comment Is there a smog abatement program for repairs greater than a certain amount in california?
Oh, and a quick look on the Internet suggests that there aren't any ways to get around the requirement for the smog check.