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Drain Plug Crush Washer- Installed wrong size

Nissan Frontier 2018 4.0L. SV Parts store said I could use any washer in an assorted pack of washers labeled M14. Upon looking further into issue I found that a M12 is the correct size. I already ...
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Antifreeze in engine oil

I accidentally put antifreeze in the engine oil, a complete moment of stupidity, but I poured about 50ml (definitely not more than 100ml) do you think it would be okay as it’s such a little amount? Or ...
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2012 ford focus battery drain

I Have 2012 ford focus 1.6 ti vct i recently encountered a battery drain and vehicle is making unusual noise in the dashboard on the passenger site. and i did send the vehicle to a dealer for scanning ...
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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 ...
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Driving 2 hours without thermostat

Is it harmful to drive 2 hours without thermostat? I want to remove my thermostat just for ease of changing my coolant. I rinse my cooling system with distilled water 4 times. I fill up the whole ...
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power drain and sometimes will not jump

Mercury Grand Marqui 2000. Had issue last winter with needing to be jumped on very cold days. Was fine in summer. This winter the problem returned so I bought a new battery. Still, when car sits for ...
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Engine oil change interval

Very confusing topic I want to know exact drain interval of engine oil company says 6000 km and my mechanic says every 2000 . I use semi synthetic veedol take off 4t 10w30 api sn in my hero honda CBZ ...
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What is the difference between flushing and draining? And can flushing be a bad idea?

I have seen videos on YouTube saying that flushing your engine or transmission oil can sometimes cause damage on old vehicles which didn't have regular oil changes done to them. Is there any truth ...
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Is a battery charger worth it?

I have a parasitic drain on my car battery. I have a fairly old Ford Fiesta brought from a second hand garage a year ago. It has a new battery. I went to one garage who did a diagnostic test and said ...
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Battery Drains in a few days of just sitting!

On Step #4, (Disconnecting the ground cable & connecting a Amp meter between the battery post & the ground cable, is this test done with the Engine Running OR OFF? Thanks in advance for any ...
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Battery immediately drains upon Negative cable connection

Experienced problems starting engine. Removed battery, checked fluid level, hooked it up to trickle charge, and it readily accepted the charge. Put it back in and reconnected both cables, and engine ...
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Can unplugging a device which is connected to a tapped fuse stop battery drainage?

I have a dashcam installed in my car which gets power from the passenger side fuse box (using a fuse tap). Unfortunately, all of the fuses in the passenger side fuse box are all constant on so the ...
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How to remove "concave" hex oil drain plug?

I am quite handy but I've never bothered to try my own car maintenance. But I want to start with oil changes so I know how. After crawling under my 2008 Subaru Impreza and finding the oil drain plug I ...
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2006 vauxhall astra keeps having battery drained and wont start

Hi i bought an 06 astra in october and since then its had 4 batteries and a new alternator but it still dies over night. I was told potentially the radio was draining it and that was a knows fault. I ...
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Battery drain when car is inactive

My 1990 Vanagon camper has an after market Kenwood radio NOT wired through the ignition circuit but instead wired directly to an auxiliary battery which also powers other domestic camping stuff like ...
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How to clean the mold inside the A/C drain hose? [duplicate]

I have a Toyota Corolla 2013. I know you can probably blow air or use a pen to clean the end of the A/C drain hose from underneath the car, but how can you clean the hose of the mold? Is there a safe ...
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Amplifier is causing battery drain

Okay I'm driving a 1998 Honda Civic EX and I have an audio system in my car that is about 7-8 years old now. I had done some work on one of the terminals on the subwoofers, and melted plastic in ...
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