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comment Why does my car engine rev so fast when running uphill
Is it a manual or automatic transmission?
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comment Do pistons keep moving when the car stops?
Auto stop (also knows as StopStart) on manual cars in Europe kicks in as soon as you are in neutral and release the clutch. The car realises its stopped and not in gear and cuts the engine (assuming 1. the battery is can cope with the restart cycle, 2. the engine is up to the minimum temperature for the stopstart function, 3. the ambient temperature is within stopstart operating ranges).
Apr
22
comment Is it safe to drive in race conditions with missing lug nuts?
Three nuts is safe as long as they make up as equal a triangle as possible (i.e. they are on different sides of the centre axis of the axle/hub) if they are all on the same side of the centre axis you may have issues. Citroen AXs from the 90s only came with three nuts for the wheel unless you got the GT, then you got 4 nuts per wheel.
Apr
21
answered As all metric threads appear to have the same angle, is a metric thread file universal?
Apr
14
revised Slippery handlebar grip handles
Added link to example grips.
Apr
14
answered Slippery handlebar grip handles
Apr
12
comment Should I get the tire checked?
Looks like Steve would be right "pneumatic tyre shall not be used on a road, if—" ... "the tyre has a cut in excess of 25 mm or 10% of the section width of the tyre, whicheveris the greater, measured in any direction on the outside of the tyre and deep enough toreach the ply or cord" google.co.uk/…
Apr
11
comment Which electrical parts in motorcycles are obligatory for basic driving capacity?
Can you clarify what you mean by modern? I.e. build in last n years? or must have fuel injection?
Apr
6
revised Discerning a component of a motorcycle
added how to search for parts
Apr
6
answered Discerning a component of a motorcycle
Apr
5
answered Correct braking technique on a manual transmission
Mar
30
comment Once-only thud knock when open throttle
Is your chain adjusted correctly? could it be the chain taking up the slack/wear and then once under tension it doesn't make the same noise any more?
Mar
25
comment How can I tell which hub bearing is making a noise?
Even simpler is getting a long screwdriver and pressing the metal tip on the item you want to listen to and the handle on your ear...
Mar
22
comment Does (forcefully) overriding the self-canceling damage my indicator levers?
In europe its quite common to have left turns on right hand bends or the opposite. The stalks are designed to take it to some level but as most are plastic they will eventually wear.
Mar
17
comment Replace driver side first, then passenger side brakes?
park the ok car on the street, move the car needing new brakes to the middle of the garage (park diagonally if needed to get round a central pillar at the doors, park ok car on the drive... you should have enough room them. Additionally just to clarify you don't mean to run the car with only one side new brakes you only mean to do one side, turn the car around and then do the others?
Mar
8
comment Determine age of timing belt on a 2003 Honda Accord before purchase
The first thing I do when I buy a second hand car with a sketchy service history is change the timing belt. A few hundred $/£ for peace of mind and the potential saving of thousands.
Mar
2
revised How can I clean the dirt build-up in my alternator?
fixed casing and bad grammar
Mar
2
comment What is the technical name for the steering wheel adjustment lever?
in UK its referred to as a "Reach/Rake adjustment lever", some cars only allow for Rake adjustment, some only allow Reach.
Mar
2
comment Are there any (legal) ways to increase halogen headlight brightness?
LED may also now be a viable solution as the 55w legal limit is the limit of consumption and not how much energy is allowed to be output. LEDs at 55w (if available) should be substantially brighter than a filament bulb at 55w
Mar
1
answered Motorcycle parts that need to be replaced most frequently