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Why do two-stroke engine exhaust pipes look so strange?
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Briefly: The exhaust pipes are shaped to suck gasses out of the combustion chamber over a range of RPMs. Somewhat longer: Imagine a 2 stroke engine without an exhaust*1. When the exhaust valve ...

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When reconnecting a battery, why connect the positive first?
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For technical functioning it does not matter in which order you connect them. However for safety reasons it does matter. The whole body of the car is usually connected to the minus pole. And you can ...

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What do you call the distance driven on a vehicle?
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For the Netherlands: What's the milage on the timing belt? I never heard a dedicated word for this. Just 'How much has the car driven?' [since it left the factory]'. Or 'How much has the car ...

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OBD2 to USB Cable for Windows 10
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Why use a the Canbus to USB adaptor (not a cable!) ? The elm327 comes in at least three flavours: One with an USB connection. One with an bluetooth connection. One with an Wifi connection. I just ...

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battery dies while truck not running
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First try this: Park the car and disconnect the battery. Wait (and sleep). Next morning: Reconnect the battery. If it is dead then you got a problem with the battery. If not you have something ...

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Tail Light / Turn Signal randomly not working
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The first thing to check is the contact points between the bulb and the bulb holder. Is it corroded? If it is then you will get the symptoms you described. Next would be the checking cable and the ...

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After five years in garage diesel car wouldn't start, what should be done?
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I am not sure about diesel, but regular fuel jelliefies over time. And five years sounds plenty long. In addition, you might live in a country that adds ethanol to its fuel. I read that this can also ...

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Is there any benefit to replacing lights in pairs?
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If one headlight dies and gets replaced then the new lamp is usually brighter then the old one. This bothers me and I usually replace both. I keep the working old lamp and the next time a lamp fails ...

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Can I start my car while the battery is being charged?
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You may be able to... if the battery is at full charge. Best not try it. A battery charger delivers a few amperes at most. A properly charged battery delivers enough to turn over a starter motor or ...

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Car Battery problem: The car did not start
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What are the potential problems? The battery was probably drained. This can happen for several reasons, one of which is the alternator which recharges the battery has failed. In that case the battery ...

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