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Brand new lead acid car battery reads only 12.33v. Is it faulty?

Yesterday I purchased a brand new, maintenance-free, 12 volt lead acid car battery. Specs: 47Ah and 450CCA. Lead-acid batteries that are "new" can actually be as much as six months old. ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

There's already plenty of answers about shifting between gears without clutch, but starting is only really possible in a tractor. Without extreme physical force that actually deforms the gears, the ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

If you want to learn how to do this, Put your hand on the stick and get ready to nudge it in to NEUTRAL Here's the process you have to perfect. There will be one exact "amount of power" ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

It's not a good idea to change gears without the clutch while moving, but it can be done when the situation requires it. You cannot start the vehicle moving from stationary by pushing the gearstick ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

It is not a good idea to change gear without using the clutch, you will cause unnecessary wear that will end up causing an expensive bill. When you select a gear, there is a component in the gearbox ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

If your vehicle is not moving, you will be unable to move the shift lever from neutral without causing excessive damage. Within the transmission, a portion of the mechanism is spinning with the force ...
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jacking up a car on "grass paving block" - how to secure jack and supports?

I use wooden blocks to support cars I'm going under. I suppose I'm building a crib under the car, even if it feels a bit pompous to call it that. They would have no issue on grass paving blocks. I ...
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jacking up a car on "grass paving block" - how to secure jack and supports?

Once the load is applied to the jack stands and keeping the jack there, supporting the car too, you might be surprised to see that even on grass, it won't go anywhere. Honestly, I would be more ...
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jacking up a car on "grass paving block" - how to secure jack and supports?

Your problem is a dangerous one. I am very strict with jackstand safety because I'm old and have seen too much. Plywood is definitely out. 2X12 are better, but any give in the soil beneath can cause ...
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jacking up a car on "grass paving block" - how to secure jack and supports?

I typically use a piece of solid wood large enough to completely fit under the jackstand. Here in the States it would most likely be a piece of 2"x8" or 2"x10" board. I don't know ...
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