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Feb
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comment Is 60/40 solder fine for splicing wires that have to endure hot engine bay temps?
In addition to heat shrink, I recommend wrapping the repair in the split corrugated plastic tube that is often used for wiring. It serves two purposes, and with a soldering job you need both. א) it protects from the highest heat. ב) It keeps the repair warm after the engine has been shut down. Thus, if the engine is restarted in a few minutes it prevents thermal cycling the joint, which weakens it. Better to stay a little warm then warm, cool, warm, cool.
Feb
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Nov
15
comment Automatic Transmission: Best practice when waiting at the red light - N or D?
There is wear but it is minimal. Most of the energy is absorbed by the transmission mount, and that is the component which usually fails on vehicles treated in this manner. There is additional wear on the main shaft bearing as it slides in and out of position, and this is the next component to fail. It is designed for a specific amount of engagement / disengagement cycles, one per 'drive'. If you are doing ten times the engage / disengage cycles, then that bearing is more likely to fail during the service life of the vehicle.
Nov
14
answered Automatic Transmission: Best practice when waiting at the red light - N or D?
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Sep
9
comment Switching to a higher octane
That Mistubishi should have no problem compensating for the lower octane fuel. Just don't step on it!
Sep
2
comment Switching to a higher octane
What model year is the car? If it is older than about 1990, then it might not compensate for the lower-octane fuel by retarding the spark. Thus, I personally would siphon the tank. Anything newer should be fine, just don't accelerate quickly or pull a trailer with the 92 in the tank.
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10
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Jul
10
revised Is this gouge in the side of the tire a safety issue?
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Jul
10
suggested approved edit on Is this gouge in the side of the tire a safety issue?
Jul
10
answered Are Oil Puddles in Cylinder Head Normal?
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Jun
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accepted Auto transmission shifting late, staying in low gear
Jun
11
comment What does bondo outgas?
Thank you, that is exactly what I needed to know. I did not know the term MSDS to google, but now I do.
Jun
11
accepted What does bondo outgas?
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11
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Jun
9
comment Downshifting an automatic
Thanks, Bob. That questions specifically asks about hills, while this question specifically asks about everyday driving on level ground.