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Factors Limiting EV Battery Acceptance Rate on DC Fast Chargers

There is a bunch of, relatively speaking, inexpensive EVs with 200-250 mile (320-400 kM) range -- e.g., the Kia Niro, Subaru Solterra, Volvo C40, and late model Nissan Leafs. All, in my experience ...

battery-charger electric-vehicle automotive-design  
asked by dlu Score of 14
answered by fred_dot_u Score of 13

I put Adblu in radiator coolant tank in Peugeot Boxer 435 Onnicar

My coolant tank was empty and there was a plastic cane in the cockpit/dashboard, so I thought, it was water and I put some in the coolant tank. I am pretty sure it was less than 500ml. Driver is using ...

coolant radiator peugeot boxer  
asked by Phoenix404 Score of 5
answered by GdD Score of 9

What all do I need to buy when installing new transmission and torque converter

I'm installing a rebuilt automatic transmission in my 1992 Chevy Silverado 1500 extended cab two wheel drive. What all should I buy at the parts store besides transmission fluid , pan gasket and new ...

chevrolet automatic-transmission silverado gasket  
asked by Jaime T Score of 5
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Score of 6

Stolen catalytic converter -- safe to drive to mechanic?

A friend's catalytic converter was stolen, her mechanic is about 35 miles away. What are the risks of driving the car to the mechanic (instead of having it towed)? I'm assuming that it would be ...

safety catalytic-converter  
asked by dlu Score of 5
answered by fred_dot_u Score of 2

Lifting Support Under Panel BMW

My mom just drove above something and this piece fell of of the car (BMW series 3 touring). Can we drive without it for a moment? Or is this a really important piece? This is the info on the piece: ...

troubleshooting bmw  
asked by tomcajot Score of 5
answered by Martin Score of 8

How many minutes to wait after turning off small air-cooled engine before oil change?

I am breaking in an inverter generator with small air-cooled 80cc 4-stroke single cylinder engine. After the break-in, I will change the supplied mineral oil to a high-quality fully synthetic oil. My ...

oil-change small-engine  
asked by juhist Score of 5
answered by HandyHowie Score of 7

A small piece of tool fell through the space above the front wheel

I tried to get it out, but it fell further down. Should I be worried? Can I drive the car as if nothing happened? From the look of it, the space seems to be in the middle of the engine area and the ...

asked by apen Score of 4
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Score of 5

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is the difference between normal, platinum, iridium plugs?

What is the difference (besides price) between normal, platinum, and iridium spark plugs?

asked by krumpelstiltskin Score of 30
answered by Nick Score of 32

Can I drive a car with only water and no coolant if it has a leak?

Recently, I was informed that a car I share ('02 Nissan Sentra) was close to overheating. I was told it gets close to the upper limit very quickly upon running the car. When I inspected the vehicle, I ...

coolant radiator cooling-system  
asked by Travis J Score of 18
answered by Timo Geusch Score of 9

Will Putting An Extra Quart of Oil In My Car Ruin It?

I put too much motor oil in my car's motor. About a quart - have I ruined my car? I've been driving it. I know I need to get the oil drained. But I'm worried that I've ruined my car which has been ...

asked by Nancy Score of 20
answered by Bob Cross Score of 12

Head Bolt Sequence - 2004 Chevy 4.3L V6 S10

I am trying to find the head bolt sequence for a 2004 Chevy 4.3L V6 S10 truck. I have managed to find the torque specs but the site I found them on does not list the order they should be removed or ...

chevrolet head-gasket  
asked by gSamp Score of 2
answered by Move More Comments Link To Top Score of 3

What happens if you put the wrong kind of gas in your car?

I (like most people) just use regular unleaded gas in my car and always have. But once I accidentally put in the premium kind, mixing it with the unleaded that was already there, and I thought for ...

fuel-system gasoline  
asked by temporary_user_name Score of 18
answered by Captain Kenpachi Score of 6

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 Score of 20
answered by Rory Alsop Score of 19

Air conditioner is hot on one side

My 2005 Chevy Silverado with dual zone climate is occasionally blowing hot air on the driver's side and cool on the passenger. It usually works fine for a few minutes before it begins blowing hot air. ...

chevrolet ac silverado  
asked by dss539 Score of 4
answered by dobey Score of 5

Can you answer these questions?

2006 Saab 9-3 has white smoke coming from back of engine

I have a 2006 Saab 9-3, V6 that has white smoke with a burning rubber smell, after car runs at 30-40 mph for a few miles. There are no leaks from under the car or visible signs of leakage from the ...

smoke coolant-leak saab  
asked by Steve Dunn Score of 2
answered by MJH Score of 0

Bmw 530d moves my car all over road on bumpy roads

I own a bmw 530d and i just met with an accident wherein the car’s right side suspension / arm/ alloy (both front and back only right side) got replaced , i got the suspension and tyre alignment done ...

bmw steering alignment 530d  
asked by Siddhant saraogi Score of 2

Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci Electrical issues

I'm experiencing fluctuating lights in the car, blocking steering wheel while using servo in low gears, really slow window rolls and the front light are losing intensity while steering the wheel. The ...

engine electrical nissan lights steering-wheel  
asked by mark wallace Score of 1
answered by MJH Score of 0
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