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It looks to me as the battery has been boiled, meaning the alternator overcharged it. This has several implications: If the alternator overcharged it, then it will do so again. If this is the case, you need to have the alternator tested to ensure the internal regulator is fully functioning. Overcharging is as bad (or worse) than undercharging. You can do a ...


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Is this a good idea for a car? I'll cut to the chase - No, it's a crap idea. It's not like a car where there's all kind of ridiculous connections that can all go bad and where the chances of 1 thing goin bad out of infinite things is 100%. You see the majority of the complexity that you so charmingly dismiss as "all kind of ridiculous connections&...


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Looks like the green eye is leaking a tiny amount of electrolyte and the liquid layer on the battery collects dust. (Those green indicators are almost pointless, but they probably sell the batteries better.) The leak is minor and probably won't affect the battery performance. It is, however, probably enough to cause accelerated corrosion of the battery ...


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So drivers travelling in the opposite direction know you have an intention to cross their lane. You only need to check youtube to see drivers who don’t see cars in other lanes or those who don’t use the indicators (don’t know how to use, don’t know they are fitted...)


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What Mike said and also: On the highway; letting drivers in front of you know that you're switching lanes. That way they know that you're about to overtake them When parked, oncoming drivers as well as drivers parked in front of you know you're about to drive off, so they know not to overtake or drive off. When leaving a roundabout, oncoming drivers know ...


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No, my car spends its life driving up and down mountains. As long as you service it and drive properly, like using the correct gear etc it will be fine.


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If he has a classic car with a positive ground (as opposed to almost all if not all modern cars that have a negative ground) then there is no danger and that is the proper terminal to disconnect. On the other hand, if his car has a negative ground this can be dangerous. The danger is present while disconnecting and reconnecting the battery. If while ...


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All looks very dry. Remove, clean and put some grease or petroleum jelly on the terminals. Otherwise looks very dusty.


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Why is sloshing undesirable Because it can cause fuel flow interruptions, this would be bad for fuel injection systems. If the fuel sloshes to one side of the tank, the fuel pump would get a gulp of air instead of fuel, causing the vehicle to stall at some point. Also sloshing caused fuel gauges to wander back and forth, Ford introduced a slosh module (...


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Automobile engines can tolerate long periods of operation under normal conditions. Extreme conditions such as off-roading and similar racing events subject the engine to more extreme conditions than a long trip on paved roadways. I have operated a motor vehicle for about as long as your reference figures with zero problems. One aspect of long running I had ...


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The temperatures between the two sides should be similar. If one side is significantly hotter than the other (that seems to be what you're saying) then there is definitely a problem with one side or the other. It could be that the "cold" side it not working properly and so the braking load all fell on the other side. (Keep in mind that even ...


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While the other answer is good, there is one other reason that sloshing of fuel is limited, and that is weight transfer. Having a large mass of fuel move to one side of the centre line while cornering can upset the driver's expected balance of the car, and this is more noticeable with a motorcycle. Same as if the rider's backpack shifts position.


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A 100 years ago it made a difference, not so much today. The owner's manual will probably have something like "not over 75 MPH in the first 1000 miles". I may be wrong ; Looking in my 2011 Nissan Murano manuals ,it only says "change oil at 7500 miles".


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The prox, keyless entry and transponder on button are all different circuits inside the key. So you cant fully rule out the key just yet. It could still be half damaged. The first thing I would do would be to check the key with a transponder reader to see if its present, my guess is you will not have the tool to do this tho. Maybe open it up and check for ...


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I just had an engine compartment fire in my own car. To make an informed decision, have a mechanic take a careful inventory of the damage even if you must pay out-of-pocket for the estimate. It's likely the necessary repairs will be relatively straightforward and inexpensive, but you must know for sure beforehand. As an owner of several Mercedes over two ...


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New cars are made tough and efficient nowadays. 1200 miles should be piece of cake. Usual first change oil is 1500-2000 miles or according to the manufacturer. My buddy got a new Wrangler and we install a set of mud tires from 4Wheelonline and took it for 5 days 2000 miles road and off-road journey without any issue, both on low and high speed.


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The winter tires I purchase have “Outside” or the direction of rotation clearly marked on one side. This is because the tread pattern can be non-symetric about the centre-line - how the tread pattern is designed to reduce spray and clear tread etc. It does make a performance difference with winter tires when the tires have been incorrectly mounted and you ...


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You will almost certainly find that that broken piece is an integral molded part of the headlamp body. Which sadly means you will need to purchase the complete unit. You might attempt a repair but it will need to be strong.


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My question is, Is it ok, not to have it fixed? Will this cause problems in the future if I decided not to have it fix? If the problem is the starter motor itself then leaving it has two potential downsides: It may eventually fail completely - sod's law ensures that if it does so it will be at the most inconvenient time possible, either because you're ...


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In 35 years, I've never heard of a battery exploding by itself. A battery with the negative removed will not spark. I've seen a few cars burn, but it was always due to leaking gasoline. If you can smell gasoline/petrol, it is definitely a fire hazard. If not, there is no concern.


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Well... cars (and car batteries) are made to not spontaniously catch fire. Unless if you have electrical issues, but even that is not likely to cause a fire, especially since you have the battery disconnected. If you want to be extra sure, you can remove the fuel from the fuel tank, but that's probably overkill.


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Without a turn signal on coming drivers would not know if you are wanting to make a right/left hand turn. This would reduce safety if turn signals were not a thing. In other words its a form of communication with other users on the road.


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The cigarette lighter is a simplistic design, it feeds from a 12v B+, and is fused. Just like the outlets in your house, when you don't use an object plugged into the wall, there is still a draw. The same is true for your vehicle. Some cars have the ability to detect draws from exterior/interior lights, usb and cigarette lighter ports. It's best practice to ...


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I would unplug it overnight or switch it off (seems like you can). If you just away for a few hours it should be fine because these devices usually don't need to much power. There are exceptions like chargers though.


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As far as the charging circuit and alternator, this battery shouldn't cause your car any issues. Your potential issue with getting a battery of a different size is its physical size and how the posts are situated on the battery itself. As long as it will physically fit into the battery box dimensions without interfering with anything and the posts are in ...


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If the battery will start the car and is over (or in the neighborhood of) 12.5vdc, I doubt you have anything to worry about. The great thing about most battery manufacturers is, their warranty usually covers for at least three years. This means, if the battery does fail you, you shouldn't have a problem getting it replaced. Really, what I'd do with it is, ...


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That's the high-pressure fuel supply hose to the fuel rail. You can see the fastening studs on the left, and the last few mm of the rubber tube not covered. It looks as if the fuel pipe has been wrapped with electrical tape and wiring harness wrap. Maybe the leaking fuel has dissolved the plastic tape. Fuel leaks are obviously dangerous and could ignite at ...


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I would like to understand if I need to disconnect the battery before charging it. If so, both cables or just the negative? Electrically, it does not matter. IF you want to disconnect, both cables, or just the negative is fine, but please don't disconnect just the positive because if you accidentally misplace the wrench between positive and chassis (ground),...


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