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comment Washing Engine Bay / Underside From Oil / Dirt
and some spray engine degreaser to break it all down first..
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comment 2015 hawk 250cc enduro motorcycle
Does the engine turn over? did you accidentally hit the engine stop button on the throttle side controls?
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comment Should I let air out of my tires?
On my previous two cars I also had to press a button to reset the Tyre Pressure sensors after changing the pressures (i.e. letting them down a bit after carrying a heavier load or topping them up from a low pressure warning).
Aug
24
comment Does tyre pressure affect road noise?
Should be noted that over inflating tyres can have a negative effect on the longevity of the tyre (Wear in the middle of the tread pattern) and performance degradation in cornering (less lateral grip) and wet road handling (can increase distances due to the lower contact patch size).
Aug
24
comment what vehicle disk brake diameter 220 mm tickness 10 mm
its not a motorcycle brake disk, those things are never that thickness. normally a bike brake disk is around 3-7mm thick and have much shallower offsets.
Aug
21
comment Unknown red wiring harness near cooling fan area on a Ford Focus 2004
it doesnt look like its ever been covered (due to the grime on it) could be a diagnostic port but you'll need to wait till someone that knows better comes along
Aug
18
comment After five years in garage diesel car wouldn't start, what should be done?
Additionally auxiliary belts may need replaced as they may have perished in that time. I'd also be tempted to remove the glow plugs and squirt some oil down the cylinders to help lubricate them (i know its a diesel and less prone to drying up than a petrol engine) and turn the engine over by hand (keeping the glow plugs out to reduce compression)
Aug
18
comment Losing power on acceleration and top end speed
Are your bikes brakes ok and free?
Aug
14
comment Reboring a cylinder: compression ratio of new piston
Looks like there is way more material on the high comp piston than the stock piston. Stock Compression overbore piston ebay.co.uk/itm/… compared to high compression ebay.co.uk/itm/…
Aug
14
comment Reboring a cylinder: compression ratio of new piston
hastingsmfg.com/ServiceTips/piston.htm The top section A could be taller which would change the compression ratio without changing the stroke (i think)
Aug
11
comment Will using a higher speed rated tire do anything for the car?
@Paulster2 UK insurers are an odd bunch, some will invalidate your insurance if you put winter tyres on your car in winter without telling them. You'd think that should help reduce premiums.
Aug
11
comment Will using a higher speed rated tire do anything for the car?
In the UK using an incorrect tyre speed rating can cause your insurance to be invalidated blackcircles.com/general/speedrating - its dependent on your insurance though. Driving without a minimum of 3rd party insurance is illegal.
Aug
11
comment Removing stripe or decal glue from exterior paint
try heating the area with a hot rag or hair dryer on warm (not hot) don't keep it in one place too long as it could damage the paint. Just basically trying to warm the gum up to help soften it, you could also try judicious use of white spirits.
Aug
6
comment Clutch pulls in too easy after reassebling the clutch basket, what did I did wrong?
have you bled the clutch?
Aug
6
comment How to save fuel on downhill slopes on a motorcycle: clutch or neutral?
Agreed, but also for a different reason - imagine coasting down a hill at 40mph. Neutral is in between 1st and 2nd on a bike so trying to engage even 2nd would mean you have to very carefully match the revs to stop the rear wheel locking up.
Aug
4
comment Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2007 Multi Function Screen C failed
maybe disconnecting the battery for 10-20 minutes is worth a try?
Jul
31
comment Semi synthetic oil engine break-in
Does your bike have a wet clutch and does it share the oil with the engine? Mine does and using the wrong oil has been known to cause problems with clutch slip/contamination resulting in a new clutch.
Jul
31
comment How do I finish my DIY, single-stage paint job to a gloss?
Looks like its chipped already in the top of your second picture. did you use primer below your paint?
Jul
31
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Jul
31
answered What is choppy throttle response and bad fuel mapping and can it be fixed?