sam
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Car battery booster/jump starter. Are they worth considering at all?
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"What are those called?" You are thinking of a battery tender. You can typically find them for under $50 (€46). They are sometimes refereed to as trickle chargers. I have never used either devices, ...

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What things can cause overheating?
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One possible solution (to the symptoms) may be to upgrade the size of your radiator. Base-model trucks typically have a 1 inch radiator, but models with larger engines or "tow packages" will often ...

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What things can cause overheating?
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Because you live at a high altitude, you may want to consider getting a thermostat which opens at a lower temperature. If your thermostat is rated at, for example, 195 degrees F, it will begin to ...

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Heavy condensation inside car during winter. Tried multiple things, but no results!
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If my understanding of water is correct, this is happening because the moisture in the air is condensing on the (relatively) cold window. Try putting up a reflective sunscreen on the front window. ...

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Sounds like I go into neutral when accelerating
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The HD owner site FixMyHog notes that HD recalled a bunch of 2016 bikes due to the clutch master cylinder not fully disengaging the clutch. This could result in your clutch disks wearing down sooner ...

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Car running hot - bottom radiator hose cold
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This Forester owner forum suggests that these are normal temperatures. Keep in mind that when the car is fully warmed up, the coolant (in the engine) will at least reach the boiling point of water. ...

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Why are engines labeled as 2L or 3L?
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Other folks have given good answers, but since you mentioned both the size (2L or 3L) and the cylinder configuration (V6) in your question, I just want to make one quick point on a possible confusion. ...

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Car temperature drops to a little less than 1/4 at highway speeds. Any reason to be concerned?
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No, there is no reason to be concerned. As Kyle_Engineer explained, your speed greatly influences how much the radiator can cool the coolant before it re-enters the engine. While your fan will keep ...

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Access to alternator output for powering a custom device
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As trond hanson said in the comments, the "proper" way to install accessories is to use a relay, drawing power directly from the battery terminals. (Technically, when the vehicle is running, your ...

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Motorcycle won't start or show signs of life
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As Phil G states, first you need to make sure all the fuses are working. If part of the fuse box is broken, you do not need to replace the entire box. Below is a picture of a fuse box similar to the ...

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What's up with my headlights? One appears brighter, from inside only
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The best way to see if your headlights are pointing the same direction is to find a wall in a parking lot at night, and with your car facing the wall, drive roughly 25 feet back. You want your car to ...

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Mothballing Integra for nine months
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If you have not changed your oil in "a while", I would recommend changing the oil. This does 2 things: It means that when you start using the car again next Nov/Dec, you know exactly how long you ...

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Thermally shielding a cable
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My experience with heat-shrink sleeves: they need to get very hot in order to shrink. I use a cigarette lighter held roughly 2" below the sleeve to shrink them. This heat would burn your finger ...

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Is driving at 3000RPM the same for the car, whether you are in first or fifth gear?
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What @Old-School Engineer says is correct. Wind resistance (aka drag) increases exponentially with speed. The (simplified) formula is drag = (constant)*(velocity^2). So for example, going from 30kmh ...

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2001 dodge ram 5.9 overheating
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When the engine is at temp, there are 2 hoses which come out of the top of the engine which should be hot. The smaller one goes to the heater core (Hot to h.c. on diagram). The larger one goes to the ...

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No acceleration until depressing gas pedal some more, OBD shows P0170
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My guess would be your MAF sensor. Try unplugging it, and see if the problem persists. I had a similar problem (briefly no reaction when pressing throttle, RPM's would drop below idle speed, the ...

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Truck still overheating after radiator and thermostat replacement
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My guess would be the water pump is broken. This would explain why you aren't getting any heat; the water pump isn't pushing hot coolant to the heater core. It would also explain why the engine is ...

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Water instead of engine coolant?
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This is such a complex topic. I suggest you read this entire article about the topic. I learned SO much from it, and I'm sure you will as well. From my experience, you will be OK using distilled ...

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‘93 Yamaha SR125 Starting Issues
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I will listen to the video again when I am in a quieter place, but it doesn't sound like the engine is turning over. That tells me it is probably a problem with the battery (best case scenario), or ...

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93 Eurovan - Accelerator pedal/stalling issues
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Ok, you’ve got a few (very well written) questions, so I will try to answer the ones which I am able to. Stalling Based on the fact that the stalling is prevented/reduced by pressing the accelerator ...

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Car stereo turns off when the cooling fan comes on
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Car fans consume a lot of electricity, especially when first turning on. Does your dashboard have a voltage gauge? If it did, you would probably see the voltage drop from 14v to less than 10v when ...

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How sensitive is a timing belt or serpentine belt to getting a little oil on it?
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No, it is not an issue. Serpentine belts are very tough. Motor oil will not harm any rubber in or around the engine. Wipe it off to keep the engine bay clean.

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Engine needs throttle input to stay running when hot
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My 92 Ford Ranger (fuel injected, 4.0L V6) had a similar problem. Some of the symptoms were: When I had my foot on throttle, the RPM's would drop, as if I had taken my foot off pedal. RPM's would ...

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Leaving Bike unused for 3 months
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Fuel: mix in some Sta-bil (or similar fluid) in with the fuel, and top off the tank. Oil: TIME DOES NOT HURT OIL. If you let motor oil sit in an engine for 10 years, it will not change. Things which ...

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Is it legal to cover VIN? and/or useful?
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I live in Virginia, northern VA to be precise. The cops are sort of sticklers up here, compared to more rural parts of VA. For quite some time, I've been keeping an assortment of papers/maps wedged ...

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