Kjartan Þór Kjartansson
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How far can you drive with an empty radiator?
10 votes

I would not recommend driving with an empty radiator, that could cause the engine to overheat as well as damaging the water pump.

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How can I remove a seized brake disc?
6 votes

In my experience when removing the old type of brake hubs you would need to hit quite hard without that hurting the bearings. You might try spraying the disc with WD-40 and let that soak in for a bit ...

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What are the benefits of premium (high octane) petrol?
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As far as I know premium fuel is (or was) better suited for engines with higher compression ratios (10:1 or more), since lower octane fuel is more likely to combust before the sparkplug fires.

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How to maintain a sometimes-used vehicle?
4 votes

I can only answer definetively about the battery, most batteries lose some charge when not in use, but in order to minimize that you might have a circuit breaker (switch) installed that enables you to ...

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What tools should every home mechanic have?
3 votes

I would recommend a few items A spanner set with open and closed heads ViseGrip 1/4" and 1/2" socket wrench sets In my experience the sizes I use most are 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 14mm, 15mm, 17mm and the ...

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Subsitute for Leaded Gas
3 votes

Have you looked at Gunk or other similar products? Autobarn lead substitute

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Stuck seatbelt on a 1998 Plymouth Breeze
1 votes

This may not be the perfect solution, but after removing the panel covering the belt roll, I touched the roll with my finger and it unstuck, however when the weather gets better here I will take out ...

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How can I know if the right oil has been added to the vehicle?
1 votes

The only way I know of at least here in Iceland is basically to ask the garage, although here the dealerships certify garages that use only the proper oil for each make

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Is there a general fix or product I can buy to silence a squeaky belt?
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If you are talking about a squeaky alternator or steering belt you might need to retension it, if that does not work a replacement might be in order.

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