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Internal Combustion Engine. Most engines in road going vehicles are 4-cycle internal combustion gasoline engines.

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Running in a new car

I just bought a new 2020 Subaru Forester and the manual mentions this (an only this) about new vehicle break-in For the first 1000 miles: Do not race the engine. Do not drive at one ...
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Benifit of warming up petrol engine [duplicate]

Are there any benefits of warming up petrol engine by running it for sometime before moving or its just a myth?
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Bypassing immobiliser in a 1999 Subaru Forester

I have two paddock/farm vehicles. One is a 1998 Forester (black), auto, EJ20, no ignition immobiliser. The other is a 1999 Forester (green), manual, lo-range, immobiliser. Neither came with a FOB or ...
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How are new cars (with HO2Ss) affected by cold starts?

New cars have H2OSs to warm the O2Ss. Is this, and any other new tech in new cars, enough to remove all the negative effects of a cold start? How does a cold engine behave differently now (2019) ...
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If I am just replacing the car engine, do I need to replace the odometer as well?

I am considering getting a new engine for one of my cars and I was wondering if I'll have to change the odometer too. Since the car already has 220,000 miles on it, it would become a huge number if I ...
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Engine randomly over heated and emptied all coolant

So I just picked up an 03 Audi A4 1.8 T Quattro and was driving it around a bit trying to get used to manual. I had been driving it for the better half of two days, took it up to my mechanic buddy ...
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Why my TVS Scooty Pep+ 90cc stops when it slows down?

Driving in traffic is worst as as whenever I stop vehicle, the engine stops and it needs to be restarted again. What can be the issue? Facing this problem since an year now.
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Why engine oil indicator is turned on while the oil level is high?

Today, on my Ford Fiesta Diesel (2009 Econetic), the oil engine orange light is turned on while driving and stayed on since. Like this (not my car): Panicked, I checked the engine oil manually ...
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Engine stopping as if no fuel most of the times

I have a Pulsar 150 2005 model and it has done 225000 kilometers. It had no problems what so ever as of now until the recent showers. It starts runs for sometime and then turns off as it there is no ...
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Car is stalling when I adjust AC

I have a 2006 Saturn Vue. When I adjust the AC while idle my rpms start to surge and will stall. It's also worth to note that sometimes if the AC is on while I crank up the car it will surge and ...
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Engine Vibration 2007 Honda Accord

2007 Honda Accord vibrates really bad when put in drive or reverse, but when in park it doesn't. Even turning the AC on makes the vibration/noise worse. Any advice?
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Is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car / What will happen?

I was wondering, is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car? Also what would happen if I did rev the engine. Would the battery be used or would the gasoline engine start.
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2005 chevy uplander-water in antifreeze reservoir?

2005 Chevy Uplander V6 I have oil [coffee color] in reservoir and radiator fluid down some what. Never over heated. Seems to run a little cooler then normal Oil in engine block and transmission looks ...
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What does exhaust smell on oil and transmission dipstick mean?

I was inspecting a used car and the oil and the transmission dipstick smelled of exhaust (carbon monoxide?). What does this mean? Does it mean that the engine's gone bad and I should stay away from ...
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Do cars which have had recent engine rebuilds tend to be low in or keep their value? [closed]

I was looking at this car on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Civic-Coupe-VTi-EM1-DOHC-B16A2/293258756385?hash=item4447958121:g:kwEAAOSwCH9dlPAa It looks in exceptional condition and well ...
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Jeep Patriot 2009 Model smoke from under hood when in traffic **PLEASE HELP -ADVICE***

I brought this jeep form a dealership about 6 months ago. When we got it there was nothing wrong it? Took it in for its first service and they advised everything is fine and replaced a few light bulbs....
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Honda Accord I-Dtec 2010 2.2 Clutch/Recall problem?

Hi I recently bought a Honda Accord Exec 2010 2.2 i-dtec 210k km, I own it for about 5 days now, I have been driving with it everyday, but since yesterday, A weird problem start to occur, When I am ...
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My Honda civic 2016 wont start after it lost its coolant

Car lost its coolant and stopped at the exit ramp. Now I can't get it to start anymore. Refilled the coolant, and changed the oil (the old oil was still OK). But the engine crank but wont starts. ...
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Why is my 2011 Outback intermittently squeaking at 60-65 mph?

I have a 2011 Subaru Outback. It has 175k miles and a CVT transmission. I’ve had a lot of work done on it this summer: serpentine belt replaced Front driver’s side wheel bearing replaced Windshield ...
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Renault Clio “Check ESP” issue

Since Yesterday I'm getting a warning message "Check ESP" and the engine warning light flashing also please refer to the video which has the similar warnings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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NO OIL 48 hours after oil change

I had the oil changed Friday afternoon on my 2018 SUV (15k miles). On Saturday morning, I noticed a 18'x18" puddle under my car. On Sunday afternoon, I noticed a large 45" x 30" puddle under my car ...
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hissing sound coming from my car when AC is on or Off

the hissing sound started yesterday when i would turn on the AC. it would stop when i turned it off. Now it is ongoing, even when i don't have the AC on. When i turn the car on, at first there is no ...
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Ford Fiesta check engine light

Hi my Ford Fiesta (automatic) has the check engine light showing. What does it mean as it’s not very clear when I research it. My car does have a parasitic drain on the battery which I was told by a ...
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What happens if I drive without antifreeze in my car for a long time?

Hello so i have a very specific question. I was driving without antifreeze in my car for 3 months. The antifreeze low light turned on in june and i just tought it was broken and i drove like that till ...
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Car engine got wet through low water pass - any potential unseen damage?

Last night it was raining hard. There was a bridge that was flooded but I couldn't tell because the ruler marker sign was knocked down. As I approached it the car got deeper and deeper into water. ...
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I overfilled my engine oil double its amount and ran it for 2 mins

I overfilled my engine oil double its amount and ran it for 2 mins. working on my vehicle with only a french manual I though I drained the oil when in reality I drained the transmission oil (super ...
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What kind of symptoms does a worn engine show?

I don't have a specific problem with my car, but it is a Fiat Punto with 110000 miles on the clock. I was wondering what sort of problems may start to appear as the engine racks up further mileage. I ...
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How to know to what extent, if any, an engine has been damaged by dirt?

Today I realised that my engine air filter had been improperly installed. One of the clips of the covering was not closed properly. I think its because I didn’t unscrew the intake pipe while ...
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Can I determine if a blown head gasket has caused significant engine damage before removing the heads?

I know i have a bad head gasket, but i didn't know until the car utterly lost power one day driving it until it stalled on me. it all happened in like 10 seconds - i was going up a hill, and realized ...
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Engine stalling while idling (Honda Fit 2007)

I have a 2007 Honda Fit Sport. When idling (e.g, at red lights), my engine often dies. It seems to happen at least once per day. It has about 70k miles, and is in otherwise good condition. From ...
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Renault Clio 2007 1.2i ticking sound at one accelerator position

I have a Renault Clio 1.2i and the engine (I guess) makes a ticking sound only when accelerator is slightly pressed down (usually the location where I'd like to keep my speed and not accelerate), if I ...
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Are there reliability issues with Hondas i-DCD engines?

I am looking at purchasing a 2014 Honda Fit Hybrid imported from Japan. There does not seem to be a lot of information on the reliability of this car, but I did see 1 article claiming expensive ...
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I put E85 gasoline into my non-flex-fuel car

Yesterday I filled my 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt's tank with E85 gas. I saw it was the cheapest at the pump, so I used it (bad idea). I then used a little more today (like 1.5 gallons) until I just ...
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Maintenance tips to prolong engine lifespan for short trips

I just sold my car and will soon purchase a new one (probably a used one with 1-2 years on it). I decided on a Volkswagen up! with an EA211 1.0 TSI engine. I have heard from many different people (at ...
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Is it possible to build a new car at home DIY based off an old car chasis?

So, I live in Mauritius and I am an amateur car enthusiast. I wanted to build a 450+ HP car in my garage (I, fortunately, have all the necessary tools). My plan is to buy an accidented car, strip off ...
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I have a 2000 civic hatchback with bad motor

I have a 2000 civic hatch with a bad motor by friend gave me a single cam vtec motor with tranny just need some help with what I need for the swap
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CB400 rpm problem

I have a Honda cb400, its old but still working fine but i’m having problem with its speed. Even if you hit the gas, the rpm is low(can’t tell exact rpm since the gauge is broken). But when i ride her ...
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Can I use ACEA A5 engine oil for my engine with recommended class API SJ/SL, ILSAC GF-3?

According to manual for my car the recommended class of engine oil is: "API Service SJ, SL or above, ILSAC GF-3 or above" Can I use ACEA A5 engine oil for this engine?
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High Rpms and loud reving sound

I have a 2008 mercury sable. Its an automatic. I was in stop and go traffic this morning on the highway and I went to accelerate and the Rpm shot up as high at they could go and stayed there and the ...
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BMW manual transmission slow to accelerate but only in certain gears

After a service where the engine computer was replaced, I've noticed that certain gears are not behaving normally. 2nd, 4th and 6th behave normally: if I have my foot down on the gas pedal, it ...
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Where and how is engine torque measured when producing an engine map?

An engine map - a set of curves of engine efficiency vs. both engine speed and engine torque - requires a measurement of both of those quantities. Where and how is engine torque measured to produce ...
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Why does low-speed preignition occur at low rpms?

Why does low-speed preignition occur at low rpms and high load a.k.a engine lugging?
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Drawbacks/weaknesses of TDI 1.6 engine in VW Golf Mk 7 (2015) [closed]

I'm considering to buy an estate VW Golf Mk 7 (2015) with the 1.6 TDI engine. Would you please share the common (well-known) drawbacks or weaknesses of the 1.6 TDI engine, if there are any?
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Going down a steep hill on neutral [duplicate]

I drive an automatic transmission SUV. Around where I live, there's a steep hill. The hill is on a highway so the speed limit is 65MPH. Many times in the past, I was on "drive" when going down ...
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What is the duration of changing engine oil in Bikes and What is the impact of oil in Bike mileage?

I am asking two question which has some connection closely. I having Honda Shine Bike which is running fine. I am curious about changing oil...Is it necessary to change engine oil in every 4 months ...
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Effects of using diesel fuel in a gasoline engine

This is similar to this question but I'm more interested in possible long-term effects. The story is we think my son (new driver) accidentally put diesel fuel in his 2005 5.7L Hemi engine. Luckily ...
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What engine do I have, based on my casting number?

I have a 1965 GMC TRUCK 3 speed short bed stepside. The casting number is TI1I3CZM. How can I figure out what engine I have? My truck is a step side short bed Chevy.
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Metallic Engine Sound Coming from 2005 Nissan Altima

My car recently started making a sound coming from the engine. It's hard to describe, but it's something like a mix of metallic and squeaking. I thought it would be better if I recorded it: Listen to ...
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Over heating problems

I have a 2004 Honda Civic ex 1.7 ltr. I’ll drive it on the highway and temperature gauge holds steady but as soon as I hit residential streets it starts to climb. Thought it was the fan motor but once ...
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Scooter stalls when idle

I have a 1995 Yamaha Zuma sports scooter. It's a 2-stroke 50cc. Approx. 13,000km. It hadn't been used in probably more than 10 years. I recently cleaned out the carburetor and put fresh fuel and oil ...

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