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Can I use 0w 30 instead of 0w 20 engine oil in Honda wrv deisel model of 2019?

I am not able to find the specific engine oil online or offline as per the recommendation of Honda. Can I use any alternative for the same
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Engine dies when brake pedal is pressed

1995 Chevy Cheyenne C2500 dies when brake pedal is pressed. Run fine when started. I changed the brake booster and the EGR valve and problem still there!!!!
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Why is my Ford Ecosport petrol engine sputtering sporadically?

I have a 2013 Ford Ecosport 1.0L petrol engine. It is turbocharged. Recently, around the time of my 120000 km service, I noticed that the car would sporadically sputter. The sputtering happens at ...
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What are these parts? Underside of Mercedes Sprinter close to fuel tank

These are from underside of Mercedes Sprinter close to fuel tank. One goes to the engine, the other to a diesel heater. I think they're too small to the fuel filters or pumps. What are they?
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1960s Race Car Rear Suspension Question

As you can see in the pictures below they dont have a double wishbone setup but instead they have this weird setup. Why did they use something like this instead of double wishbones back then and why ...
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How to remove the serpentine belt on a 2007 Chevy Malibu

I know where to get the tool I need but am in need of a diagram so I know where it fits. EDIT: It has the V6 in it.
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Is this tyre safe/legal? [closed]

Would this crack/damage make my motorcycle tyre illegal or unsafe? The tyre isn't leaking any air. I have just noticed this after returning from a ride.
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Renault clio snapped bolt removal?

I have a 2002 renault clio. Due to the recent lockdowns I have not been driving anywhere and as a result my battery wasn't in use. I now need to replace the battery so went about removing the old ...
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2009 Subaru Legacy Poor acceleration with no DTC codes

2009 Subaru Legacy EJ253 Non Turbo 4EAT transmission The car seems to be in LimpHomeMode although I don't know how to verify that. Very poor acceleration with some hesitation when in drive. The ...
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99 Kawasaki Vulcan Ultra Classic 1500cc, been sitting for over a year in a climate controlred garage and will not start

Now with this 99 Vulcan Ultra Classic, I have replaced the gasoline plus added a bottle of Mechanic in a Bottle as well. Plus new plugs, and new battery. It turns right over just as easily as it ...
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Coolant flush - didn't take specified amount of coolant

I did a coolant flush today on my 07 VW Rabbit. The car is supposed to hold 10 quarts of coolant, however both when flushing with distilled water and especially when adding coolant, the vehicle took ...
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How to fix stripped tire valve stem?

My tire's valve stem is stripped (both top and middle section) that I cannot even put a cap on. Is there a way to fix the thread without replacing the whole thing?
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Engine problems 2001 Toyota Highlander

I have a 2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0l v6 awd the motor and transmission are bad my Question is can I put a motor and transmission in that are not awd
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Coolant Bubbling in Radiator with Cap off

On my 2001 LS430, I was a having a very slow leak from the radiator drain plug, so I went to a local mechanic to properly seal the plug. While he was checking out the issue. After the car reached the ...
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Which school of thought is right for breaking in engines - keep RPM below 3000 for the first 3000 miles, or rev up to redline?

My friend has overhauled his engine recently and he sought my advice about the most efficient way of breaking in his new engine (Peugeot 405 1.8L Petrol). It is usually said that you should keep RPM ...
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What could cause a loud bang/chatter at cruising speed on fwy?

My Silverados 4l60e a.trans suffered an unusual failure after entering fwy & making last upshift.With no previous symptoms,it started Banging violently (like rearend came apart?) After an abrupt ...
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Clearing an obd 1 check engine light

I have a 1994 F-150 that threw a check engine light for my evap canister. I replaced the part and adjacent vacuum hose but I can't get the code to reset. My scanner does not have a code reset button ...
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Does the third “ACC” or accessory wire of this GPS need to be connected to 12V for it to charge?

I asked this question on the Electrical Engineering SE. They essentially said it's too automotive for that SE. I'm thinking of hooking up 18 VDC to the red and black lines. Does the orange line need ...
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Can I use wider tires on my truck?

I have a 2014 F150 that came with P235/75R17 tires. I need new tires and the mechanic at the garage said I could could also get P265/70R17 tires. He said for my model there would be no issues as they ...
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Cannot connect to gateway node of CAN bus through OBD2 port

I wanna connect to can bus of my car. I read in the manuals that obd2 is hooked to high speed can bus of something called CCU node and this CCU node acts as gateway between HS and LS canbus. When i ...
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2007 Honda Civic intermittently has starting issues

Here's the story: Last summer I started having trouble starting my 2007 Civic. I'd put the key in, there would be no crank, but I could turn the radio on and everything so I don't believe its the ...
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Indicators not working but hazards are. Still doesn't work after replacing fuse

Car Citroen C1 1.0 VT 2009 Symptoms Indicators not working. The stalk does not light up the dashboard lights or the actual indicator lights but pressing the hazard button does work for both. ...
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B8 Audi S4 clear coat issue (Toronto Ontario)

I take extreme care of my car. Mequires wax ect ect. I have suddenly noticed tiny little marks on all horizontal surfaces. Any idea what I am dealing with? There are very small pieces from trees ...
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Car over heating and smoke coming from hood [closed]

My 2002 mercury cougar started over heating and then smoking, the heat started blowing cold after that.
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Can a faulty alternator trigger the Check Engine light?

I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla S. Couple of weeks ago while driving my battery light came on. I replace my alternator after that. That battery came on again after 2/3 days. I took my car to a different ...
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Wheel bearings failure at low miles

I was recently unlucky enough to be in a crash. My car is modern (2016 registered). Driving on a highway at highway speeds, I heard a rumble noise. I knew the road I was on but thought i was going ...
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Diagnosing o2 sensor data

I have a Renault twingo 95 with a monopoint injection and one o2 sensor. The o2 sensor is one year old. What should I check to find why it doesn't fluctuate on idle?
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Smoking XC90 after PCV box replacement

I have a 2003 Volvo XC90 2.9L T6 AWD and for the most part, it’s been great. Over the past year or so I’ve had an issue with it randomly stalling at slow speeds which was progressively getting more ...
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yellow oil pressure warning light gone off without doing nothing but then I ran 1000km and found low oil level

some weeks ago I saw a yellow oil pressure warning symbol and I move the dipstick up and down then it gone off. As I am not a Car guy I didn't check the oil level because I don't know how much it ...
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Haven't driven my car in over a year, how to get it back up and running again? [duplicate]

Since the start of the pandemic lockdowns and with everybody working from home, I haven't had a reason to use my car and it slipped my mind to take it out every once in a while. So, now the car ...
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how much does it cost to turn off the ignition to save gas?

Sometimes I am sitting in certain types of traffic where there are lines of cars that don't move for a minute or more then only move forward a couple car lengths. This is not on a highway but in ...
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Fixing a mistake in my paint job

I have a 2010 Nissan Frontier that has all sorts of scrapes, scratches, and dents on it. Some of those have progressed to rust, and a few months back, I noticed that one spot over the drivers side bed ...
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Brakes are hard after replacing shoes

1971 Dodge pickup. Drum brakes. Rebuilt system 3 yrs ago. Has been fine. Drove from N. Ca. To Columbus Ga 2yrs later squealing from left front and back brake while truck is in motion. Tap brakes stops ...
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i just relaced my rack and pinion and the seal at the steering column causing it to pour fluid what happened and do i bave treplace rack and pinion

Ijust replaced the rack and pinion on my 2000 ford taurus and it started pouring fluid from the steering column what causeed this and Will i have to replace the whole rack and punion now
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Cleanly drill firewall

I recently drilled a 1/2in hole in the sheet metal on the inside of a door panel, and the result was less of a hole and more of an ugly, asymmetrical gash as the metal deformed under the stress of the ...
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My Ford Figo is not getting started

My Ford Figo is not starting in tried lot but it's battery got exhausted but not get it on...Then I called a local mechanic he tried too bug in vain ,then he told it's getting air and told have to toe ...
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Long crank/hard start after sitting overnight

I have a friend with an '08 Escalade which has a strange problem starting after sitting overnight, sometimes it'll crank fine for a couple seconds then all the sudden slow down before the engine ...
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Did I mess up my brake job?

2017 Nissan Altima SR 2.5L I replaced brake pads less than a month ago because I was hearing a grinding noise in the rear. I was shocked to see that the pads had approx half life left in them. Went ...
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Is this a non-puncturing refrigerant can?

I finished the job that inspired this question so that others might not have the same trouble, and Jupiter's comment on my answer got me to thinking, "Am I using the can wrong?" The only ...
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My car AC only works at night

My 2004 Dodge Stratus’ AC only works at night when it’s cool. It can do both heating and cooling at night but in the day, it won’t push air at all. When it does turn on, it only works on the 2 highest ...
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Removing the gear shift knob on my 96 pontiac

Does anybody know how to remove the gear shift knob on a 96 pontiac grand prix?
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Lamp Reliability

Filament lamps do have a limited life. The filament will evaporate even if there is no vibration or thermal shock. More efficiant forms of lighting like LEDs and HID are supposed to last longer. One ...
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can it be the body control module

i have a bmw x3 2005 e83 it started when airbags coming on and then speedo stopped and than started again and then indicatorson dashboard stop working but the indicators outside of the car work than ...
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I have a 2015 Nissan Rogue my heater wasn't working so I changed my water pump and now I have oil in my radiator until this happened I had NO oil leak

I just changed the water pump in my Nissan Rogue because my heater wasn't working and now I have oil in my radiator but no anti freeze in my oil what could be causing it? My car didn't leak oil until ...
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My radiator doesn't empty completely, so after drain and refill, I know there is some radiator flush left in the system. is this bad?

I have a motorhome with anFord F53 chassis and v-10 engine. The radiator system is listed as 30.9 quarts capacity. when I drain I only get about 10 quarts. I added 44 oz of radiator flush and drain/...
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Why would a mechanic crank heater to maximum

This is a curiosity question. I recently had the timing belt, tensioner and water pump replaced on my Honda Odyssey. When I picked up the van it was really hot inside but I didn't think much of it. ...
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My 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is spitting coolant out the overflow tank at the top and causing my car to overheat

My 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is spitting out coolant at the top of my overflow tank don’t know why. replaced the water pump because it had a slight leak checked the thermostat it worked just fine. Did ...
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I drove on a dirt road rougher than my car was designed for

I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla, and following my GPS, I foolishly drove onto an extremely rough dirt road. There was no way out other than to keep going. My car was flopping all over the place and ...
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Damage to side of tire, do I need to replace it? [closed]

Is this safe to drive on? I noticed this damage shortly after getting these tires; I've put 6,500 miles on them, so we can assume I've driven about 6k miles with this damage. The thickest part of the ...
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I have a 2008 ford escape. When accelerating at around 18mph it had a severe vibration that feels like it's coming from the rear

I have a 2008 Ford Escape. When accelerating at around 18 mph it had a severe vibration that feels like it is coming from the rear end. It goes away once you go past 20 mph. I've checked tires and ...

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