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Just a kid going through college in hopes to change the world, or at the very least get a decent career in software development.

While I'm going through school I've been working on some projects to further my learning outside of school. Right now I'm focused on a Ruby on Rails project "qRPSd" - It's an effort to provide the tools needed to play a classic tabletop RPG over the internet! (Which is pretty neat, to me, because it'll let me play some old favorites with friends that are likewise going through school.)

This site has provided me with awesome help in the past; so I hope to become an active member of StackOverflow, both as a learner and maybe a teacher :)!


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Oct
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comment How can you tell the oil needs to be changed?
Depending on the car: I just use the "trip computer" to calculate my mileage. On my mustang the mechanical counter is always my oil change. On my camry: "Odo" = scheduled service intervals, "Trip A" is my oil change, and "Trip B" is "miles since last fill up." Haven't missed an oil change yet.
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Apr
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comment Clutch pedal no longer provides resistance, clutch won't disengage, what likely failed?
Thanks. I'd just like to add a full disclaimer: The only proper fix is a new quadrant. I would NOT recommend driving on a MacGyver'd quadrant. -- Don't trust your life to gorilla glue.
Apr
18
answered Clutch pedal no longer provides resistance, clutch won't disengage, what likely failed?
Apr
16
comment Clutch pedal no longer provides resistance, clutch won't disengage, what likely failed?
There's this plastic adjuster that the pedal attaches to. -- You're supposed to pull it back [put your toe behind the pedal and yank], then next time you hit the clutch it takes the slack out of the cable. (Edit: I can't yank it back, so my theory is that it adjusted all the way back. It's a plastic gear, so it might make a nice loud crunch when it did this.)
Apr
16
comment Clutch pedal no longer provides resistance, clutch won't disengage, what likely failed?
Another suggestion I got was that the cable didn't fail completely. -- If it frayed/shredded, the adjuster might've picked up slack [which is why it's at the end of it's travel] and it would still move the fork; just not enough to disengage the clutch. I don't get why a frayed cable would feel so much lighter, though. -- But for $20 I think it's worth a shot in the dark.
Apr
16
comment Clutch pedal no longer provides resistance, clutch won't disengage, what likely failed?
That's part of the problem of buying used. The only thing I know was replaced was the clutch face. For all I know, the former owner could have reused the pressure plate / throwout bearing. This is a cable clutch though, so no cylinders to check. That's why the pedal moving the fork (and returning!) is so odd to me.
Apr
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asked Clutch pedal no longer provides resistance, clutch won't disengage, what likely failed?
Feb
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comment 2002 Renault Clio V6 won't start - just turns over
MegaSquirt talks about it in detail: megamanual.com/v22manual/mtune.htm#howto There's a Ford discussion about it: fordforum.com/forum/ford-ranger-16/cold-starting-problem-7212 It's also a suggested procedure in the owners manual for most Toyota's [Vehicle will not start]: toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om/OM33528U/pdf/4.pdf Also it's worth remembering: the ECU controls fuel and spark in an EFI vehicle. You only control air intake [via throttle].
Feb
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Feb
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answered 2002 Renault Clio V6 won't start - just turns over
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Feb
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revised 1993 Mustang dies at idle in extremely cold weather
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Feb
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comment 1993 Mustang dies at idle in extremely cold weather
Not the 5.0, it's the 2.3L N/A. Going to add that to the question.
Feb
8
comment Understanding NA Ford Escort air conditioning modes
Is the "big three" system still popular? I haven't seen that in any Ford or Chrysler newer than 1995. -- They either have the "japanese" style switches, or a completely digital climate control system that escapes me.
Feb
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comment 1993 Mustang dies at idle in extremely cold weather
Just bought the car used, so I'm not sure. I'll look into getting it on a flat surface and see if it has the same issues without any load on the vacuum system. It has an aftermarket intake though. [Throttle body is stock; the airbox is gone and replaced with a cone filter bolted to the MAF.]
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