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Spark Plugs go bad yearly despite moderate use - Mini Cooper R56

I use mini cooper for once or twice weekly drive. The spark plugs of the mini cooper R56 goes bad on this moderate use every year! What is the reason for this? I obtain genuine spark plugs and the car ...

sparkplugs mini-cooper  
asked by user0193 2 votes
answered by blacksmith37 0 votes

How do I remove this bolt to replace my MAF sensor?

I'm trying to replace the MAF sensor in my Mitsubishi 2003 Lancer ES GLi1.8, and it's bolted into a plastic housing that fits the air filter. The bolts are weird, in that they have a head about 2mm ...

mitsubishi air-intake stuck-bolt maf bolts  
asked by e_i_pi 2 votes
answered by GdD 5 votes

There's no replacement for displacement

I grew up with the saying "There's no replacement for displacement" when referring to engine size, performance, etc. Does that saying still hold true today? It's getting harder and harder to ...

engine engine-theory performance reliability  
asked by mikem 2 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 1 vote

How to unscrew a stuck screw from a U-style spring nut?

I have a rusting screw secured with a U-style spring nut in a very tight and difficult place. The screw secures one of the fog light assemblies to the bottom of my Forester's bumper. Here's front and ...

rust screw nut  
asked by ysap 2 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 1 vote

Broken AC drain fitting

2008 Toyota Matrix with a broken fitting where the ac condensation drain hose attaches to the evaporator housing. Not being able to run the ac in Texas in the summer is suboptimal, but I'd rather not ...

toyota ac matrix drain  
asked by jpolache 2 votes
answered by Solar Mike 0 votes

Will my car A/C cool better if my car's turbocharger is working (above 2500 rm)

Title is self explanatory. I do not know how the car air conditioners or turbochargers really work and affect the power required to be produced by the engine. Can you all help me with it ? Thanks in ...

ac turbocharger  
asked by Pranshu Khare 1 vote
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 0 votes

Dodge Grand Caravan Won't Turn Over

I have a Dodge Grand Caravan 2001 that was having running rough and the exhaust smelled like raw gas. I replaced some sensors and that didn't work so I decided to replace the ECU. I got a new ECU from ...

electrical dodge ecu no-crank grand-caravan  
asked by Isaiah Stoddard 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How many amps should my car pull while it is turned off?

I've recently started having a bit of trouble with my car. I typically drive my car to and from work each day. A couple weeks ago I went on vacation and when I returned, my car battery was as dead ...

battery relay power  
asked by RLH 11 votes
answered by R.. GitHub STOP HELPING ICE 7 votes

Car won't start, lights and electronics flicker

Ford Focus. When i turn the ignition, the engine will not start. The lights and electronics will flicker while i am turning the ignition. I do not hear the engine "turning over". What is my issue? ...

asked by prolink007 5 votes
answered by Nate Eldredge 10 votes

What is a rod knock?

What is a rod knock? What causes a rod knock, how bad is a knocking rod, and how can I tell if a rod is knocking?

engine maintenance  
asked by Jerreck 20 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 25 votes

I drove with my Parking Brake on for 30 mins: should I be worried?

Yesterday, I was driving my car for about 30 minutes on the highway at speeds of up to 60 mph. I felt my brakes weren't really working and looked down to notice my emergency brake had been on the ...

toyota brakes overheating safety sienna  
asked by Siena 20 votes
answered by Rory Alsop 19 votes

What are the risks of overfilling a small engine with oil?

I recently overfilled a 4 stroke lawnmower engine with oil. It has been run for about 1.5 hours while overfilled. It smokes a lot right after being started but after 30 seconds or so the smoke clears. ...

engine oil  
asked by Greg B 26 votes
answered by Eric Fossum 16 votes

Why does my A/C blow foul smelling air when it first turns on?

Most of the time when I first turn on the A/C in our 2008 Toyota Sienna, the air that blows out has a very distinct chemical - nasty smell. After a while it seems to go away. I'm not sure if I just ...

ac smell toyota  
asked by polarbear 68 votes
answered by Kirill Strizhak 64 votes

If my starter is spinning but not engaging flywheel, what is the issue?

99 Chrysler Concorde, new starter manufactured by Chrysler, Autozone tested the battery and said it had 73% health and was fully charged. What is the reason why my car won't start?

asked by William 3 votes
answered by 3Dave 4 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Fuse for radio, 12v charger, internal lights 2006 vw LT35, where is it?

Fuse for radio, 12v charger, internal lights 2006 vw LT35, where is it? I can locate the fuse box on the driver's side seat, but this looks very different from Haynes Manual. It's a RHD. I cannot ...

electrical vw fuse-panel  
asked by AlexaQuinoa 1 vote

A/C dripping water onto exhaust

I have a Chevelle 1970 w/ 427 The A/C drips water onto exhaust pipes up close to the engine. Will that harm pipes when Hot??

chevrolet exhaust chevelle  
asked by Wanda 1 vote
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 0 votes

Chevrolet Matiz doesn't start first time in day

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Matiz car, 3-cylinder 0.8L engine with the following symptoms: Start hard the first start of the day (after 10-12 hours) then start each time from the first, if the interval ...

engine electrical starting  
asked by Johnnny 1 vote
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