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An urgent and out of the ordinary event where the consequences threaten safety.

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White smoke diesel engine

I am stuck on the side of the road on an interstate trip and need help ASAP! I am driving a school bus (converted). 2004 Thomas Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz engine and Cummins transmission. After about ...
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Does engine braking help stop a car faster in an emergency?

In emergency situations many people press clutch and brakes at the same time, however if lets say we only press the brakes to still keep engine braking active , would that help us stop faster? I ...
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2005 Honda Pilot problems

Okay so my car is at 215380 miles. It was having radiator problems and Water pump problem. The water pump turning belt had disengrated from being in the car for a long time. The engine still wasn’t ...
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What points of failure should I be aware of when driving with only the parking brake?

To start off with, I know this is not ever an ideal scenario, and is probably illegal in most jurisdictions, HOWEVER, it may occur that the brakes go out while driving and someone needs to get to a ...
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What emergency gear and tools should I keep in my vehicle?

Apart from the mandatory emergency gear that should be in cars (early warning devices, fire extinguishers, visibility vest, first aid kit) what other tools should I get? Flashlight Gas Container ...
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