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bio website github.com/valentinradu
location Boyle, Ireland
age 28
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seen Jun 27 '13 at 11:40

I write code for all kinds of things, embedded devices, desktops.


Jul
20
comment Audi A4 '05 strange electrical problem?
Cool to know. Is there any reason for it? I don't see a practical reason, but then again I'm not the most experienced driver.
Mar
15
comment Car starts fine after sitting for half a day but has trouble immediately after being driven
Turns out the filters were the problem in my case. I've changed them all (including gas filter) and it works fine now. Still, I get "bumps" from time to time when I change the gear, but that's another problem I think.
Aug
10
comment Car starts fine after sitting for half a day but has trouble immediately after being driven
The belt starts to be the most plausible scenario. I also noticed that my fuel consumption went really high comparing with what I was used to. I thought that it was just my imagination, but now that you mentioned it...
Aug
10
comment Car starts fine after sitting for half a day but has trouble immediately after being driven
Well, it's a convertable so I only use it on summer (but even then quite rare). In the last 3 yrs I only changed the next items: oil, timing belt, antifreeze/water, tires. The battery is quite old, could that be the problem? I keep it out of the car during winter, but if that's the case, why does it start so well first thing in the morning. Also, another thing, when the guys from the service shop replaced the thermo, they said that they need to remove the timing belt as well to reach the thermo. Maybe they didn't properly put it back?
Jul
11
comment My car's coolant temperature reaches almost 100 C / 212 F in a fast pace
Thanks Bob for this very good answer. Indeed I think it has a pressure leak as you said, because this morning I started the engine, fulled the tank, and after a while I heard the hiss (however saw no steam). More than that, it seems the water gets 'consumed' quite fast. Will go straight to a service station. Thanks for the answer!
Jul
11
comment My car's coolant temperature reaches almost 100 C / 212 F in a fast pace
Yes Bob, indeed, I didn't touch the radiator cap. Even the overflow tank was very very hot because the water was boiling in it, so I had to use some tick cloth material to open it.