Seminecis
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What is happening when a two-stroke engine is said to be "four-stroking"?
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Wikipedia describes four-stroking as: Four-stroking is an undesirable operating condition of two-stroke engines, where they instead begin to fire every four strokes, rather than every two ...

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Why do blinkers of two cars never blink synchronously?
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A blinker relay uses a thermal switch which is a piece of curved, spring steel and a thinner piece of spring steel near it that has a wire coiled around it with a resistive property. When current is ...

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Filling diesel vehicles - Vent trick
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Despite any opinions of safety it seems that gas tanks are manufactured to not accept more than 95% of their total volume because of regulations. Here is a quote from the US Department of ...

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Access car settings with aftermarket radio
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I called a local Chevy dealership's service department out of curiosity. The technician I spoke to said that there is no way to access the car settings, that are available through the stock stereo, ...

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Can a oil leak covering my engine cause a fire or smoke?
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It is entirely possible. Here is one of many videos on YouTube. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how much time or warning you will have before a car fire can occur. If you don't have the ...

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How many kms is too many for a 400cc bike
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According to the Ducati Monster 400 owner's manual there are several major things that should be replaced every 20000 kms meaning the bike your looking at should have had these things replaced twice ...

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What does error code: POO13 mean?
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I found a site called actron.com that describes OBDII codes. Autozone explains what the camshaft position sensor is. Camshaft Position Sensor Actuator Operation The Camshaft Position (...

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Host of small performance problems in 2006 Hyundai Elantra
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Quite the list you have there. I'm not sure about some of the issues but, maybe this will give you someplace to start. In general, the car doesn't have as much power as it did before. Turning on the ...

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Second key for Mazda5 2013 - programming vs cloning, 80 bit vs 40 bit
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I found the following on the iKeyless website, which indicates that you cannot program the key yourself and would need the dealer or a locksmith to do it. Key Cutting/Programming: Programming ...

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Two hoses that run from the carburetor - Is the upper hose cut and zip tied? Is that's the one that brings fuel to the carburetor?
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The first things to check that come to mind... Make sure all the fuses are in place. He could have pulled one or more. check that the spark plug wires are connected tightly to the spark plugs and ...

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What is the button beside the VDC control on a 2001 Subaru Legacy VDC model
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The Subaru Legacy owner's manual indicates that button is your windshield wiper deicer. Pictured below is part of page 3-38 of the manual. The manual explains how to use the deicer in this picture.

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Where is the battery located on a Chevrolet Cobalt and how do you change it?
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My Volvo has a similar setup in the engine compartment. It's battery is in the trunk. Try checking where the spare tire would be. EDIT I found some helpful advice on changing the Cobalt's battery ...

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1998 Dodge Ram AC clutch won't engage
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Definitely check the fuses before replacing anything else. Your interior fuses should be on the drivers side as pictured below in a video from carcarekiosk.com. The video shows a page in the owner's ...

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Prolonged ignition
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If the other ignition coil went bad it could cause a misfire which could make it hard to start. It gets fairly cold where I live. One of the first things to check would be your battery. If it doesn'...

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External mechanic inspection on CPO car?
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It really depends on who you're buying it from and who inspected it. Wikipedia sums it up pretty well. The factory basically makes it refurbished but the price is generally higher. The dealer might ...

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Drying out wet carpet
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The best success I've had drying any carpet is with an upholstery attachment on a carpet cleaner or with a shop-vac. Since it smells damp maybe it would be a good time to use a carpet cleaner on the ...

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Faulty Fuel Gauge
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If you perform the repairs yourself the fuel level sensor seems to cost about $100. When the sending unit goes bad the fuel gauge will usually not move at all. It does sound like it could be an ...

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Steam coming from radiator, odd noise while accelerating
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Definitely replace your radiator cap. When mine gave me trouble it wasn't closing when it should which made fluid steam out which made the car overheat. If you're lucky it's all that's wrong and you ...

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Slower Engine Start When "Cold"
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The battery shouldn't be old enough to need to be replaced. Maybe something put undue strain on it or it was defective, causing it to wear prematurely. You could easily test if it is the battery ...

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Silicone wiper blades for Honda Civic sedan?
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Windshield wipers for the 2006 civic sedan don't seem to be available as an aftermarket part. On 8thcivic.com jeff618 says: ... 08-10 Civic SEDAN = 26" DS & 22" PS (more common wiper ...

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Airbag warning light for Lexus IS 250
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It seems that the airbag on the Lexus IS 250 commonly has your problem. Other people have been quoted about a $3000 price but that was a couple years ago. Sometimes, depending on the year and miles ...

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2004 Kia sedona intermittently wont start
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It may seem unlikely but I've had similar issues on other vehicles caused by corrosion on the battery terminal posts or loose connections. The accessories can still work because they require less ...

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Is incessantly revving an engine necessary for tuning?
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I found this snippet of information on megamanual.com. It's Greek to me but, it represents a reason someone might rev their engine while tuning it. In that case you may be idling almost entirely ...

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2013 Yamaha XT250 engine clicking/ticking noise
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My bike may be substantially different from yours but, mine has a chain that transfers power from the engine to the transmission. It then has the more obvious chain that transfers power from the ...

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