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Is it safe to transport diesel fuel in a plastic can inside of a plastic tub? Or store it in the same way?

Fuel cans contains carbon in the plastic. This is a large part of why traditional fuel canisters are black. This dissipates static charges by bringing the plastic from perfect insulator to the megaohm ...
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My 2016 Chevrolet Spark started making a noise at high speeds, but then stopped. Is it safe to drive?

That isn't an alloy wheel, that's a regular steel wheel with a plastic wheel cover on it. The plastic cover is obviously in bad shape, it's just for appearances so you can just take it off and throw ...
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Safe to drive back home with torn ball joint boot?

It should be safe to drive it home. The only purpose of the boot is to keep the lubricant (grease) in the joint. When the boot is torn, the grease will start to dry out and/or leak out of the boot, ...
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Rust hole underneath door sill cover

How bad is this in terms of structural integrity? From what I see, this will not affect structural integrity much if any at all. There shouldn't be any issue driving the vehicle. The only reasonable ...
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Is it safe to transport diesel fuel in a plastic can inside of a plastic tub? Or store it in the same way?

The flash point of #2 diesel fuel is about 125F, so you can stop worrying about sparks from rubbing plastic causing an explosion. Flash point is the temperature at which a liquid when placed in a cup ...
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Safe to drive back home with torn ball joint boot?

Just don't worry, carry on and fix it when possible. On a dry, high-quality road this is safe for at least few thousand kilometers. A moderate rain is not an issue either. In the worst case, you will ...
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How do car makers stop the engine from entering the passenger capsule upon impact?

The year: 2007 The vehicle: 2001 Toyota Corolla CE 5sp Manual transvere mounted engine Based on personal experience I survived a head on collision with a drunk driver. The impact was at 110 kmh (68mph)...
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How to ground without using the car's chassis and metal frame?

Running a separate wire will result in the opposite of what you're trying to accomplish. Everything else in the car is tied to chassis ground, while your system will be referenced to the same ground, ...
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Tall driver, rearview mirror blocks windshield view

I'm 6'2" tall, so not short. I don't have that problem in my 2018 Silverado. My suggestion is you might want to get the driver's seat pedestal shortened. It would take someone with some skill ...
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Tall driver, rearview mirror blocks windshield view

Me Too, I just took out my mirror. you get use to it, using ouly side mirrors. like driving a box truck or van. And no more sore neck.
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Tall driver, rearview mirror blocks windshield view

I did a few small things that made visibility good enough. As @TigerGuy mentioned, I fully adjusted the rearview mirror upwards. I didn't realize it, but the second ball joint was seized, so I didn't ...
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