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Switching engine coolant with similar properties oil

I was wondering why specific coolants or distilled water is used as a heat transfer liquid for engine cooling instead of just using a separate oil circuit with some type of oil as a heat transfer ...
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1999 Honda Civic EX Surging at 1500 rpm with slight throttle depression

My 1999 Honda Civic EX has been throwing intermittent p0505 codes for the idle control system. When the problem comes up, I just barely depress the pedal, and I get surging (around 1500 rpm), but if I ...
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Prius doesn't playing music through bluetooth

Friend of mine has an older prius 2009 or 10 without navi we've never been able to play music from his iphone through the car via bluetooth. The phone will play audio through bluetooth for phone ...
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Does a digital torque adapter requires calibration?

I've been looking to buy a digital torque adapter to use with my wrench, as an alternative to a click torque wrench. I know that click torque wrenches requires calibration after ~1000 clicks or one ...
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i20 front rear wheel tilted inside!

The upper half of front rear wheel of i20 is bending or tilting inside a bit approx. 1 inch. However, the left rear wheel is not. No bending either sides at all. Is this normal?? How do I correct to ...
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2012 Chevy Malibu ignition switch

I bought a used ignition Switch and got it put on. Do i still have to program that? Or it should work because it was programmed before? I need help
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Car Battery Loses Connection During Cold Weather

Background: I've been having an issue with my car recently where the battery will "die" when I attempt to start my car the morning after an extremely cold night (<32 F). I drive a 2013 Hyundai ...
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Mitsubishi Pajero IO fuel

Which is the best fuel to use for Mitsubishi Pajero IO with the below specification: MODEL: GF-H66W MRXC ENGINE: 4G93 Unleaded 95 ,Unleaded 98 or anything else?
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I have i 10 hyundai 2012 model, paint matalic gray. Suspected cat scratch on engine hood [duplicate]

![engine hood Engine hood has scatches as shown in pic. I suspecy cat scratch, i need your commet on this as per pattern of scatcj
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Idling a cold engine before driving away: contradictory advice

With modern combustion engines it is common advice that idling before driving away for more than a few seconds (to build up oil pressure) does more harm than good, even in "arctic" winter conditions (...
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1986 Corvette - runs poorly cold - NO CODES

So I have recently changed the Idle Air Controller, Coolant Temperature Sensor, Spark Plugs, Rotor and cap. The CTS was in regard to this latest problem which did not help. Symptoms: When starting ...
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I think my car has a steam problem

This morning (temperature 5°C) it took 5 minutes of full power ventilation with engine on to get rid of the steam inside. Even when removing it manually with a sponge, somehow I could still not see ...
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2006 Honda fit cold engine indicator still on even after long drive

I have a 2006 honda fit with a 1.3L I-DSI engine, the cold engine indicator still shows itself even after a long drive, normally, it disappears minutes after startup regardless of weather and theres ...
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2001 gt eclipse head lights both went out same time

I have check the all fuses the ,check light bulb. An they are all good. All other light work ,just not headlights. I have also notice the interior & exterior lights go bright & dim low when i ...
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Intermittent soft clutch 64 reg ranger

I have a 64 reg Ranger the clutch pedal keeps going soft at times and this morning went to the bottom and couldn’t get going until I managed to pump the peddle. The fluid was change a couple of weeks ...
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No brakes after bleeding all lines

Replaced a couple of brake lines and two wheel cylinders, and been bleeding the brakes and still don't have any brakes. Is my master cylinder gone? Not sure what to do now.
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(How) can you bump-start a car with a push-button starter?

This relates to a car I was parked next to recently, that wouldn't start. I would have helped but didn't know how. The engine turned over on the starter (until the owner flattened the battery) but ...
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Should I not drive with this huge chipped rim?

Slid while turning and hit a curb. I am pretty sure I shouldn't drive with this but wanted to get opinions.
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How to power up OBD device without ignition to vehicle?

i would like to power on the obd device without ignition to vehicle. Am trying to establish some connection for programming work buy connecting to my laptop. Any way to do this?
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No heat extreme cold (Mini Cooper r60)

I bought a used Mini cooper countryman 3 years ago. Since I've owned it when the weather hits around -5 degrees F and I cold start the car, the heater won't work properly. The dash says it's slowly ...
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Use a torque bar when removing rusted bolts, to prevent impact driver from breaking them?

Newbie, starting to work on my own cars, and I'd like to use air tools to save wear and tear on my wrists and arm muscles, and not aggravate back pain from a car accident years ago. There are many ...
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What happens when you shift from Neutral into Drive while in motion?

Suppose you are driving up a long, steep hill in an automatic transmission car. You're doing a steady 40 miles per hour, and suddenly you shift from Drive into Neutral. The engine revs up to around 4-...
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Tire rim differences

I have 225/65R17 winter tires, but want to put on 225/65R16 instead, as they are mostly available. Please inform me of the consequences of doing this. I have a 2013 RAV4 Limited.
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2003 Toyota 4 runner blower works intermittently

2003 v6 Toyota 4 runner I have replaced the relay and checked the resistor blower fan looks good, what else can I do?
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2000 Honda Accord P1167 code

My Accord threw the P1167 code. I have changed out the 02 sensor. Code went away and then came back. I checked the ecu fuse it is not blown. What else could cause this code to stay on?
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Heavy condensation inside car during winter. Tried multiple things, but no results!

Before you comment, read below to see what I've done and why most answers are not helping me. Also, my native language is not English, so I apologise for not using the proper words. I have an old ...
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Cranking engine with coil wire removed - damage?

I cranked the engine while the wire connecting the coil to the distributor was removed in order to not spark the engine. Apparently this is not the right way to do it. Have I caused some damage by ...
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Car not starting sometimes without pressing acceleration

I have swift vxi 2014 with odometer 1.5Lakh Kilo meters and its 5 Years old. Some time my car is not starting without accelerator. After starting car runs fine with no issue. The only thing is the ...
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What things can cause overheating?

What are the things that can cause an engine to overheat? Here's a partial list. What am I missing? I'm stumped on my Toyota Tacoma. THE FAN Make sure fan is rotating Check/replace the fan belt ...
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Water pump mounting bolt feels wrong. (Ecotec)

('07 Cobalt LS, vanilla 2.2, 70K mile) Putting the timing chain cover back on. [1] One bolt goes through the cover into the water pump. Initially, it threads OK (not cross-threaded); But, when I get ...
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1999 Toyota Camry V6 automatic ignition switch / ignition cylinder issue

currently troubleshooting 1999 Toyota Camry V6 automatic transmission ignition switch / ignition cylinder issue. Specific Problems: a. Opened driver door with the key out of the ignition (assuming ...
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How to top off a radiator with a recovery tank?

How is the correct way to top off one's radiator when it has a recovery tank? In a radiator that has a recovery tank beside it (as described below), is it necessary to get most of the air out of the ...
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Jump-starting high-amperage diesel engine with a car with a smaller battery

I have a 1985 Mercedes 300d, with a battery with a cold-crank rating of 1000 amps. The battery is pretty much dead (and pretty much new). So far, I haven't been able to jump-start it with another car ...
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VW Polo failed NCT on emissions high lambda 1.05

My 2008 VW Polo failed NCT thrice this year for emissions -Lambda high. In the first NCT ( 2900 rpm and Engine temperature - 86C) it had Lambda 1.08 ( Pass Range : Between 0.97 and 1.03). The mechanic ...
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USB portal and radio does not turn off and buttons don't work

I recently plugged my charger cord into my usb portal and now my radio does nothing it will not shut off or on just stays stuck in usb mode what should I do? I have a 2004 Nissan Armada
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How do I disconnect these plugs/connectors?

It's from a light indicator for my toyota security system.
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2012 VW Jetta Intermittent Start

My wife and I have a 2012 VW Jetta w/ 100K miles on it. We have an issue where the car will not start when we drive it and then let it sit for an hour or two, but will start fine after sitting for ...
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Brake light switch not pushed in

I’m an owner of a Opel Corsa C (2000) which had a common problem where water was leaking through the brake servo because the seal went bad. I’ve removed the servo and applied a new seal around it and ...
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Why is my Suzuki Gixxer 250 (naked version) showing the Oil Change indicator even though I recently did the servicing of the bike?

I did the servicing of my Suzuki Gixxer 250 but after 1 week in the morning time it showed me the Oil Change indicator, I checked the oil level it seems good! Though I had place my bike outside ...
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Turn indicator and high beam always on

Citroen c3 1.4 03 ... I bought the car over a week ago. When I start the car up the right indicator comes on and also the high beam. I have to disconnect my battery to get them off but when I ...
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Is a vibrating clutch after gearbox replacement normal?

My gear stick was getting stuck when changing gears and the mechanic thought there was a problem with the gearbox, so he took it out and replaced it with a 1.4 gearbox (my car is 1.2). I got the car ...
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Whining sound at certain speeds

My manual speed car has a whining sound that only seems to be present at certain speeds, roughly 40-50mph while cruising, doesn't seem to be rev dependant. This goes away when I press the clutch to ...
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Temporary windshield seal fix

I have a BMW E46 coupe with a water leak. I believe it to be a bad windshield seal, see the attached pic: Is this likely to be the cause of the leak? What can I use as a temporary fix until I get a ...
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Can I find out the unique code of my original car ECU?

I recently got my ECU changed although it was not causing any symptoms. I was still able to use my car with my original ECU. After getting my ECU changed, my original ECU does not seem to work anymore....
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Whats the valve clearance measurements for a 2006 Honda fit 1.3L I-DSI (L31A) engine?

I'm planning on adjusting the valve clearances myself for the first time but i don't know the measurements for the intake and exhaust valves clearances since its a second hand car and the manual is ...
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What’s the best way to remove rust from the engine block exterior?

Tomorrow I’m planning on finally changing some parts I’ve been postponing forever to do. To change them I’ll have to remove the timing belt cover, exposing the side of my engine block. It looks like ...
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Impact wrench on spark plugs?

'07 Cobalt LS, vanilla 2.2 I may have to remove the (probably 10-year-old) spark plugs, which I suspect may be stuck. If so, I'm wondering if it would be prudent to hit them with an impact wrench ...
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I just changed my transmission in my 2008 Altima and im having codes pop up

I just changed my transmission in my 2008 Altima and these are the codes that's coming up p1777, p0740, p0745, p0778, p1740, and p0125.
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JVC Clock Question

I have one question and no one can seem to give me a straight answer, all I would like to know is: for my JVC; model KW-R930BTS car stereo does the power need to be on to see the clock?

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