user5626466
  • Member for 5 years, 10 months
  • Last seen more than a month ago
  • Stuttgart, Germany
4 answers
13 votes
25k views
2000 VW Polo struggles to/won't start when engine warm
Accepted answer
11 votes

This sounds like a problem with the coolant temperature sensor. Don't worry - replacement is cheap and can be done easily by yourself or a friend who worked on cars before. Cause Cold engines need ...

View answer
2 answers
6 votes
84 views
1997 1.8t Audi Quattro - using coolant
3 votes

Engine coolant can leave the cooling system by different ways: Through a damaged hose. Through a damaged radiator or reservoir. Through a damaged head or head gasket. In this case, white smoke (which ...

View answer
1 answers
2 votes
1k views
VW Polo 6n 1.4 Engine and gearbox problem
1 votes

Regarding the issues when the engine is warm: Check your coolant temperature sensor and its wiring. If the engine control module (ECM) does not get a correct reading from the coolant temperature ...

View answer
2 answers
0 votes
3k views
My back right wheel drum is smoking and smells
0 votes

The brakes are the first place to check. If your car is equipped with disc breaks on the rear axle and you've driven with blocked breaks for a while, you may notice the disc changing to a blackish or ...

View answer
1 answers
1 votes
741 views
Keyless car won't shut down
Accepted answer
1 votes

If your windshield wipers are running as soon as your put power on the car it is a clear sign of a bus communication problem. Background Windshield wipers are a safety critical feature of your car. ...

View answer
1 answers
3 votes
3k views
Replacing VW 6 CD Changer with an AUX port
1 votes

If your radio is the RCD 300 you can fit an aux adapter. There are two types of aux adapters: Analog adapters - those are basically just a cable with a 3,5mm plug or a socket. Some of the socket ...

View answer
3 answers
4 votes
19k views
How warm should a relay get?
1 votes

Regarding the heat up of your relay: If the resistance of 145 or 165 Ohm is correct - and this is a reasonable value - the coil itself will have a power loss of around 1 Watt (See details below). ...

View answer
3 answers
6 votes
277 views
KA24DE motor terminology?
0 votes

Just one more thing: The Term KA24DE refers to the engine, not to a engine + transmission combination. KA: KA Series Engine 24: 2.4 Litre dispacement D: DOHC E: Electronic Port Fuel Injection

View answer
2 answers
2 votes
140 views
Service intervals of different cars
0 votes

I don't know about the other brands, but VAG cars have two different oil and filter intervals: 15.000 km (~ 10 k mi) and 30.000 km ( ~ 20 k mi, called "LongLife" service). Which interval is required ...

View answer
4 answers
4 votes
6k views
BMW E46 electric headlight leveling
3 votes

Kaseys answer sounds right to me. There is a sensor, that indicates the vehicles inclination relative to the road (I don't know how to call it either, in Germany we simply call it "headlight leveling ...

View answer
2 answers
4 votes
7k views
Renault Clio 1.2 2003 all the car does is clicks - Starting Issue
4 votes

Some possible causes for your problem: Damaged wiring from starter relay to starter Damaged wiring from battery to starter Damaged wiring from ignition lock to starter relay Broken starter relay 3 ...

View answer
1 answers
4 votes
5k views
Battery light flashing after alternator install on 2004 Ford Escape
3 votes

That sounds like a loose connection at a specific wire. Car alternators have a control output to tell the instrument cluster or the ecu that the alternator is running and generating power. It there is ...

View answer
1 answers
8 votes
8k views
Why would my odometer reset to the same mileage whenever I turn off the ignition?
Accepted answer
2 votes

Cause Your car (like most cars) saves the milage in a small memory chip inside the instrument cluster. That chip is called an EEPROM. Like most memory units EEPROMs are subject to wear. If you ...

View answer
2 answers
30 votes
60k views
Difference between OBDII and CAN
Accepted answer
40 votes

Ok, before I will answer your specific questions, let's do some introduction on bus systems. It could be that you know parts of these things, but I will start here as people with little or no IT or ...

View answer
1 answers
3 votes
95 views
Golf mk4 climate control show speed instead of outside temperature
Accepted answer
2 votes

Afaik, the answer is no. Sorry. The climate control diagnostics mode was meant to be used for quick checks if no diagnostic cable is available. There is no possibility to turn it on permanently.

View answer
4 answers
21 votes
4k views
What are the benefits of a dry sump?
11 votes

An addition to the previous answers: A limiting factor in car construction is the engine height. Using a dry sump setup the engine gets smaller in height and can be located lower. This lowers the car'...

View answer
2 answers
8 votes
725 views
Gear selection on 6 speed box
2 votes

It could be your... Synchronizer rings Modern transmissions use synchronizer rings to make manual shifting possible without the need for double declutching. Each gear has its own synchronizer ring. ...

View answer
2 answers
5 votes
2k views
Are there any vehicle engines that don't have a mechanical oil pump?
Accepted answer
6 votes

Oil pumps are always mechanical pumps as they are cheaper to produce than electrical pumps and more reliable as they are driven directly by the crankshaft. A running engine needs sufficient ...

View answer
3 answers
7 votes
27k views
What are all the different types of fluid in a car and a short summary of their use?
Accepted answer
6 votes

There are quite a lot of different fluids inside a modern car. I tried to group them by purpose. Hydraulic Fluids General use: Hydraulic fluids are used to transfer power from one point to another ...

View answer