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Difference between fuel pressure and fuel rail pressure
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On a car with fuel injection there can be two fuel pumps, one high-pressure and one low-pressure. The low-pressure pump moves the gas from the tank up to the high pressure pump. The high pressure ...

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Is it bad to run a chevy volt out of gas on a regular basis?
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Short answer, it is bad don't do that. Longer answer, the fuel pump is cooled by the gas in the tank and runs while the fuel system is pressurized. When you run it dry the pump can overheat which ...

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Odometer gained 65,000 miles after battery replacement
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Here is how this could have happened on the 2002 BMW I used to own. I know the guts of that car particularly well, I am sure the Saturn is similar. The mileage is actually stored in two places in the ...

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Water leaking through visor area into interior
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This solution applied to my '82 Oldsmobile back in the day. I suspect you might have a similar situation. The windshield on that car was actually glued onto the front of the frame with a black ...

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Why is this Oil Cooler O-Ring / Gasket Bad?
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There are a couple of things going on to make that gasket no longer work. One is that over time the gasket has deformed from its original shape so that it actually matches the void in the metal ...

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Current from key to solenoid of starter motor relay
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Here is more info than you would like http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/strtctr.pdf The short of it is that it takes 8-10 amps to hold the solenoid in place while starting but the draw can spike ...

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Wheel spacers don't fit
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The measurement that you need to be looking at is the center bore size of the wheels, the hub, and the spacers. The first thing I would do is look at the wheels themselves. If they are aftermarket ...

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I want to attach some hooks inside my car
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Use something like 3M Command Utility Hooks. They stick on but can be removed without leaving any sticky adhesive behind. I would not hang anything more substantial than that from a plastic interior ...

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Can I reprogram my car for LED turn signals?
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Assuming that your Jeep has the same sort of clicky flasher that most cars do then you will need to add the resistor to make the circuit work. The reason is that the flasher is based on a thermal ...

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Oil overfill repair
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Make sure you have documentation of what happened! You may well have damaged your engine. The issue is that if there is too much oil in the engine, the crankshaft spins in the oil like a mixer in ...

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2014 Hyundai Elantra - Spilling water sound
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I am not familiar with your specific vehicle, but I have encountered similar issues when all there was air in the cooling system. The heater and defroster works by using a heater core which is like ...

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BMW E60 530i - Dashboard LCD Issues
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I had a similar problem in my old E39 M5, in that case it was possible to ignore the problem since the display was only informational. The biggest thing that concerns me with your failure is that you ...

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Good resource for 3rd-row seating safety?
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You won't find anything official like for the front and side impact ratings. Those are industry standard tests that are mandated and applicable to all vehicles, I am not aware of anything similar for ...

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Does the E90 320i 2006 use the same Coils and O2 sensors as the E90 328i?
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Paulster2 has the right idea but the best answer for BMWs is to look at realoem.com this provides a view into the actual BMW parts database. It also covers all markets, so you can easily figure out ...

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Please help me to choose a proper Automatic Transmission Fluid
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One of of the tricky things with this question is that googling "Aisin ATF Plus" does not return any hits for me. I suspect that it is a packaging for a local market or a counterfeit product. ...

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What causes my car to die while in park after pressing on the brake?
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The power brakes on your car are driven by vacuum pressure which comes from the intake manifold. What you are describing sounds like a vacuum leak either in the brake booster or one of the associated ...

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What are the safety issues of having a childseat on the front seat?
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Once you take out the obvious things like turning off the air bag it is all just simple statistics. You are more likely to survive or not be injured in the back seat this study shows that you are 29% ...

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Rust on rotors after non-use, mechanic said they need to be replaced
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It is very possible that the rotors are bad. I had this happen on a car that sat for a bit over a year, the problem was that the rust was not even like in the picture above. It had formed a much ...

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When getting rotors turned should the thickness be exactly the same throughout?
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They should be flat, the grooves and waves taken out. The thickness is a function of how worn each one was going in so they do not need to be the same, the brake system adjusts to those differences ...

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OBD2 to bluetooth adaptor for 2001 Renault?
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I know that you are looking for a Android solution so I am going to send you to an iPhone site. Actually, they have a nice list of hardware there which is open enough that they can support it as a ...

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E46 rough idle with coolant light on
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Just to as a couple E46 specifics to the correct answers from Cody and L. hawes: If you can lift the front of the car a little that can be a big help on this car. Hit the front window defrost button ...

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