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Cencom Controller with OEM Harness on Ford PIU

Does anyone know where Ford intends for the Cencom controller to be mounted when using the OEM lighting harness in a Ford Interceptor Utility (PIU)? 2017 specifically. The wiring diagrams in the ...
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Battery Relocation to Trunk Pros & Cons?

Are there any significant upsides or downsides to moving the battery to the the trunk? My impression is that it's just a preference thing that doesn't really affect anything at all in any real way. ...
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What are some installation best practices of a higher-wattage, pure-sine inverter to connect to pre-April, 2016 Model S Tesla?

This is a follow up question of "What is the best price-to-value 2000 w pure sine inverter for a mid-2015 Tesla Model S with a DC-DC inverter?" Question My understanding is there are (at ...
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What is the best price-to-value 2000 w pure sine inverter for a mid-2015 Tesla Model S with a DC-DC inverter? [closed]

On a non-OEM installation of a 1000 w inverter "us[ing] 4 AWG wire directly to the 12V battery posts with a 100A fuse on the positive terminal, and replaced the switch on the inverter with a ...
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Can I just tie additional LED's into my near-new-model cars interior lighting circuitry without issue?

The cargo area of my 2017 ford edge is very dim, there's a small led off to the side but it's pretty dim and very easily blocked. I'm thinking about adding some lights to help the situation, but this ...
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Are there regular car chassis that would fit a Lamborghini outer shell?

I'm not quite sure if these shells are for replica/kit cars or movie stunt cars, maybe both: https://www.duraflex-racing.com/lamborghini-replicas I found some chassis plans off eBay for the ...
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Is back-pressure (or air-intake suction) of ANY value to a typical little(20-->50cc) 2-stroke engine? Like chainsaws, blowers etc [duplicate]

Have been searching for this answer for a while, typically I look for an answer & give-up when nobody can provide one but this time I'm going to learn the truth!! For chainsaws, weed-eaters etc, ...
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Can I bypass my transmission speed sensor and install a different type?

I'm working on a 1998 Nissan Frontier XE King cab automatic transmission 2 wd The vehicle speed sensor (vss) is located on the side of the transmission near the back. It has a two prong electrical ...
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Cutting into hood beams [closed]

I'm looking into installing some hood vents on my car. This will require me to cut out the holes for the vents in my hood. I've seen some videos online of people doing this, some of which have cut ...
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Nissan transmission test port - M10x0.9 thread?

2004 Nissan Xterra automatic transmission. Was trying to install an Autometer Trans Temp into the fluid pressure test port... realized that OE test port plug bolt is M10 x 0.9 thread?? Never even ...
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Modifying air conditioner to run without key inserted? (fan only, not temperature regulation)

In our Volkswagen Touran, I have already modified the fuse box in a way that the auxiliary 12V power outlets always deliver power, without ignition enabled, by connecting two piggyback fuse holders ...
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I saw a car with engine running for air conditioner, while the owner was absent. Was that car modified? (Is this a common modification?)

Today in a parking spot, I spotted a Volkswagen Golf 4 of which the engine was running and the air conditioner was turning at a high speed (hearable from outside) in order to cool down the car, but ...
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chainsaws&blowers: Any guides/instructions on installing DIY air pre-filters on units with weak OEM filters?

I really love the idea (in link below) of Echo's 'pre-filter' setup to ease/assist the actual/main air filter and would love to DIY something, am guessing a stiff-enough, heat tolerant mesh material ...
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This seemed a good spot for engine-stuff, so: What are some ways that *may* lead to greater power in a chainsaw?

This seemed the best area to ask since it's not a tool question so much as an engine question, I use a high-end premade fuel and always have a sharp or sharp-ish chain, am just hoping to learn the ...
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2002 into 2001 ignition switch

Can I put a 2002 honda ignition switch into a 2001 honda civic? Would it work and fit? The original ignition switch is a little bigger and has more wires than that of the 2002.
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Can I install GPS navigation system in Nissan B15?

I'm somewhat sedan enthusiast, and while I'm working in some asian countries, I've got my attention on little old Nissan Sunny car. model name is B15 Sunny. This is the wikipedia link I found for the ...
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How to avoid (if possible) equipment damage when mounting a gramophone on a car

This is a question on the verge of general DIY/engineering and car modification: I am planning to mount a turntable/gramophone either in my car, or (an even stranger idea I know) on the exterior, i.e. ...
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Does an oil filter relocation increase the risk of a dry start?

I'm interested in using an oil filter relocation kit on my truck to make oil filter changes a little easier. The stock oil filter position is down at a 45 degree angle and requires removing the skid ...
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Performance Modifications for the EJ253 - Throttle Body Spacer?

I've got a 2007 Subaru Forester school-bus, with a EJ253 N/A mated to a 4EAT A/T. So I've done some mild Googling, and came across This Great Post. Deep in there is this gem: THROTTLE BODY ...
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4WD Rear differential removed totally and have it a 2WD?

I have a 1997 Kia Sportage 4wd and it is having EXACTLY the problem that this pickup truck is having: (The sound the truck makes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJUSEH0opi8&index=3&list=...
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Increase bike speed with acceleration

I enjoy bike riding very much and thats the only medium I use to commute. I have a 200cc bike and it is pretty decent in performance and speed. Now here is what happened. Recently I watched a video ...
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Does cooler air improve turbo performance?

When modifying NA cars I've always been advised to try and protect the intake from heat soak from the engine bay because the engine performs better with cooler air. This makes sense. I now have a ...
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Potential issues wiring a variable resistor into accelerator pedal position sensor circuit

What are the foreseeable problems, if any, with wiring a variable resistor into the accelerator pedal position sensor circuit? The goal is to have a variable power selector using a dial, such that ...
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Will adding a 90° O2 sensor adapter hurt anything?

Does a 90° O2 sensor adapter act as a spacer also? From what I understand adding an O2 sensor makes the engine run leaner since it senses less o2 (But I don’t know if that’s how it works so please ...
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Tuning cars from the 90's and prior

Introduction (for those who dont care): Hi. I'm currently developing a drag racing game in the style of the beloved Street Rod and I'm kinda new to cars in general. Im reading about tuning as is the ...
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Wish to charge battery in caravan from car alternator while travelling

I would like to run the 12 volt capability of my 3-way caravan fridge whilst travelling rather than the gas. If I put a 12 volt battery in the caravan what system do I use to charge this battery from ...
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Replacing vehicle springs with magnets

With a motorcycle or a car where the spring are separate from the shocks could I replace leaf or coil springs opposing poles of 2 magnets instead of the springs? What problems may it cause?
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How to mount a 2x4 to a cargo van wall without drilling?

Need to attach a piece of a 2x4 to a cargo van wall, but don't want to use self-drilling screws, everyone on the web recommends because I don't want to drill the walls. There's already plenty of ...
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How should I modify a car to live in it? How risky are used cars?

I've been thinking of living in a car because rent in my area is astronomical; I don't even want to pay it on principle. Sadly, "By the mere existence of his stomach everyone is condemned to ...
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Are portal axels the best option to maximize clearance?

I want to slightly lift my truck, say, 2017 Ford F450 Platinum, but not ridiculously, just practically. I'm not seeking out obstacles to conquer. I just want to have an advantage in those cases (...
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Modify (cut) piston skirts: does it also cuts its lifespan?

I'm temped, as a challenge to a problem that raised when getting ready to assemble my engine, to modify the pistons skirts since one of the pistons got a crack in the skirt, under the pin side. I see ...
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Can I use several car batteries to crank a big engine?

Can I use 2 or 3 lower cranking amp batteries to crank a bus instead of 1 battery that would have enough cranking amps alone? Would 2 950 cranking amp batteries in parallel equal 1900 cranking amps?
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Can I replace my ignition coil with a ECU?

Can I take the ignition coil out of my 1965 dodge challenger and replace it with a ECU? If I can, how will I go about doing it? Can it be a simple replacements?
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Anyway to ditch keyless ignition for ignition that uses a key?

Keyless ignition seems like mostly a bad thing to me (they seem more unsafe and prone to complications than a simple key-based ignition). The vehicles I'm interested in are starting to come with ...
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2000 chevy cavalier cheap upgrades

I am a high schooler that was lucky enough to get a 2000 chevy cavalier 2.2l automatic 4 door sedan for $100 for my 16th birthday. One of the parents owns a drag strip/race track that we can use, so ...
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Fuel injection modification for increased displacement

I am working on a 2 cylinder, 250 cc motorcycle which I am increasing the displacement to about 350 cc but I have no way of remapping the ECU. Is it possible to get a satisfactory result by changing ...
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How to go VTEC with a D16A8 DOHC engine [closed]

Living in South Africa. I have a 160E Honda Ballade ABS and a D16A8 motor. Need to go VTEC BT, not sure if I can go F18 SOHC VTEC, replacing the engine and gearbox and management. Is it possible to ...
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Problem switching in new dome lights in the front

I'm trying to install these multi-color dome lights, I successfully installed the right side, but when I tried to install on the left side, the left one won't work. The product is not the issue, I ...
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Wealth of info? 69 Yamaha 100 L5T [closed]

Just picked up my dad's old 1969 yamaha 100 l5t that's been collecting dust for the past 35-40 years. Anyone know much about these bikes? I'd like to get this thing running again and most likely swap ...
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DIY: Prepare Virago for both tall and short riders

Background I currently ride a Honda Africa Twin and my wife rides a stock Virago 535, just like this: I will soon sell my Africa Twin and we'll keep only the Virago, but I'm not very familiar with ...
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Could a modern car be modded enough to work without ECUs?

With enough time and skill sets, could a modern car be modded enough to work without microprocessors? Having machining skills and a fitted workshop, without buying a new motor block or transmission. ...
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Is there any benefit in performing a 4/7 swap on an LS engine?

Based on some resources, I was able generate a list of all theoretical firing orders for an LS engine with a cross-plane crankshaft. Here they are (L,R denote which bank each cylinder in the firing ...
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How do I get more power out of a rotary engine?

Background I'm looking at a few cars for a track day car that I can abuse. One of the vehicles I'm considering is an older Mazda RX7. The primary reasons being that it has a rotary engine as well ...
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Why do some tuned cars have very inclined tires?

I've seen photographs of cars with strange inclined tires like the one in the picture I pasted here. They seems to be Japanese cars. Is it for drifting? Maybe for appearance? Do the tires get ...
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