The headlights on my 1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp have single filament bulbs, and the method of reducing the glare for oncoming drivers is by operating a dashboard mounted switch that reduces the current and dims the bulbs. I presume this is legal, because the car passes its MOT every read more...In article: Vintage Headlight Dipping
My '06 TSX with just over 88K miles has started surging in the past week or so. It is most noticeable when accelerating, but also happens when maintaining a constant speed. The engine RPM will vary +/- 100 RPM. The check engine light is not illuminated. I am, and have always used 92/93 read more...In article: 06 TSX Surging
Hello, Right now I have 99 A4 2.8L and I am looking to swap it for a 2.7L S4 engine. I just got my hands on a pair of stock S4 turbos in excellent condition, and for a really good deal. About the swap>>> Does anyone know if it will be a somewhat easy swap? Is it bolt on? read more...In article: Engine Swap A4 2.8L to S4 2.7L bi-turbo
I'm thinking of buying a 2006 or 2007 3 series. I was wondering what the consensus is around here about BMW's engines. I had a bad experience with my current car, an Audi 1.8 turbo, and don't want to go through that again. I've heard good things about BMW's 6 cylinder read more...In article: How good IS BMW's 6 cylinder engine?
I have a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with a V6. I had my spark plugs & wires changes yesterday due to rough idling. Yet, when it was all said done, the engine is now shaking a bit. (Was not happening before). We tested to see if the all the spark plugs were firing and read more...In article: Engine Shaking after changing spark plugs & Wires ??????
I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L HEMI and am having a hard time pulling the diagnostic trouble codes from it. The MIL has come on and off a few times over the last couple weeks and I finally decided I wanted to know what the code(s) were that got strored. There are are read more...In article: Pulling Codes on 2004 Dodge Ram 1500
A relative of mine had a problem with their 2001 Ford Explorer that was traced to something called the "GEM" module. Some web-searching indicates that GEM stands for "Generic" or "General" Electronic Module - yes? Would there be any drive-ability or operational problems for the vehicle read more...In article: What does the "GEM" module do? (2001 Ford Explorer)
My Honda Accord is a 1993 with manual transmission. I have a problem with my cruise control and have narrowed the issue down to the ECU. I have a question here... I was wondering what years and model Honda vehicles can I use the cruise control ECU from to put into my Accord? read more...In article: '93 Accord Cruise Control ECU; which years?
Oh crap..... I installed a new timing belt along with water pump, serpentine belt, etc...... and after it was all together read an article someone posted mentioning that they thought that the arrows on the new belt should point to the front of the car........ I hope not....... if it is a new belt..... I read more...In article: Timing Belt direction important?
Got a 98 Rodeo 6 cyl with 44K miles. Battery and Brake light came on a few days ago. I parked it, went back the following day and checked with volt meter, 12.4 volts not running and 11.6 running. Looks like alternator to me. First price check for replacement at parts house is read more...In article: 98 Rodeo Battery & Brake Light ON Just Alternator or Worse??? HELP Please
I'm in the UK. I recently bought myself a UK spec 2004/54 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 Sport Premium Estate (5-speed manual) that has done 18,000 miles. I remain to be convinced that this was a smart move. I have concerns with the brakes. The brake pedal is soft and spongy and has too much travel. read more...In article: Jaguar X-Type Spongy Brakes
We bought a 2004 KIA Sedona - and have never had to use a block heater until now. I have checked - and for the life of me I cannot find the block heater cord. Any hints for me on where it might be? I have searched the whole interior of the engine compartment and cannot see read more...In article: KIA Sedona Block Heater Cord
Dear Experts, I'm hoping to find someone who might have heard of this problem/symptom, and know the solution. I have a 99 Lexus ES300 Coach Edition, with about 86K miles now. Automatic transmission. Very similar to a Camry XLE V6. Bought used last year. read more...In article: Lexus ES300 - Motor revs, but car doesn't move
I have just finished putting a 1275 Vanden Plas Auto in a 998 auto mini. My first dealings with mini/metro auto engine and boxes. Whats the best oil to use in these 1275 auto's. Also what NGK plugs are recommended? Haynes only gives unipart plug numbers. read more...In article: Best oil for a 1275 auto mini
Hello all. I'm changing the transmission fluid for the first time on my '02 Galant. The service manual for the car is over $250, which is pretty steep. So I was wondering, can anyone here tell me how to change the transmission fluid on this car? Do I need to replace a filter? What do I need to take off? read more...In article: 2002 Galant transmission fluid change
I have a nissan terrano regulus 2001. yesterday suddenly de a/t oil temperature light + the battery light went on. what does this mean? read more...In article: why are my a/t oil temperature and battery lights on?
Hi Group, The other day my car would not start. The battery is fully charged and the starter cranks well. My friend and I did some preliminary diagnosis with which we discovered: 1. There is 12V at the ignition coil (both wires to ground). 2. The resistance/impedance numbers of the coil are within spec. read more...In article: HELP: Porsche 944 no spark
I have a 1992 Saab 900 convertible turbo. Is it Ok to have 195/60/R15 tires on the back, and 195/65/R15 tires on the front? I have a chance to get four new Pirelli tires, but they don't match. I assume it's not a big deal, that the 60 to 65 won't make a difference in driving or performance. read more...In article: OK to mix 195/60/R15 and 195/65 R 15 91V tires?
I checked in this site a year or so ago, and got some great advice on changing my timing belt which went successfully well. Now, am having an occuring problem with the trans. I have been searching the archived threads, and learning a bit, but want to ask a bit more. read more...In article: 91 subaru legacy L auto transmission problem
Hi, Just curious about what people think of the 4WD vs Front WD for the RAV4? I've only had front-wheel drive cars up to now and they have been just fine (Honda Civic before, 1991 Toyota Corolla DX Wagon now) I am seriously considering a RAV4, and I am tempted to read more...In article: RAV4 -- 4x4 vs 4x2
Just curious, If I cleaned my throttle body and reassembled it without changing the manifold gasket, what would the symptoms be, if the old gasket isn't holding its seal? To be fair, the engine performance changed after I cleaned the throttle body. I didn't change the gasket and would like to see if what happened read more...In article: What are the symptoms of a leaking throttle body gasket?
2001 Beetle TDI - 80k miles Question for you all. My Beetle is hard to start once the temperature get down below say 50F. By hard, I have to keep the starter engaged quite a bit long, probably like 10 seconds. I have a history of diesel ownership and this is the first one where I don't notice the read more...In article: 2001 VW Beetle Diesel - Hard Starts
Hi, We had to remove the rear parcel shelf recently, and on refitting, we couldn't seem to get the supporting cord on the RHS correctly arranged - it's slack and doesn't lift the parcel shelf properly when closing the rear hatch. We remember that the arrangement of the cord was a little over-complex, read more...In article: C2: Help with rear parcel shelf (anyone with a C2 can answer this one!)
Does anyone know much about the kickdown / adaptive gearbox on my w208 clk55 amg? Basically the adaptive gearbox 'learns' a drivers driving style based on throttle opening speed etc etc, but if the car has been driven in town it will learn to short shift the gears. If i hook my foot under read more...In article: Kickdown on CLK55 AMG
Many of you responded to my previous post regarding my 94 Corsica having very high voltage. My mechanic told me that when Autozone used the paperclip method to attempt to read my OBD port, they did it wrong and damaged the PCM. When he (my mechanic not Autozone) plugged his scantool in, it read more...In article: Beware of Autozone reading your error codes for free, they damaged my PCM by doing it wrong
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author: Matt posted 02-15-2015I have a 1955 chevy truck second series that has a poor condition hood. I can get my hands on a 1957 chevy truck hood at a good price. The seller says it will fit no problem. Does anyone know if it w... read more »
author: 217blackpoint posted 01-07-2017I am working on my Tan 1967 Land Rover Station Wagon 109. Alex from British Motor in Sacramento CA USA is reviewing the Motor and setting tappets for me. He calls ask why due you have a Rev ... read more »
author: MummyChunk posted 02-29-2016The Acura ILX just can't seem to catch a break. From AB Statement by Acura Regarding Headlight Recall: 2013-2014 Acura ILX 07/08/2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. 14,078 model-year 2013-2014 ILX vehicles affe... read more »
author: MummyChunk posted 03-07-2016Audi is on the cusp on Self Driving becoming affordable. From AB Elevator Pitch: Cruise is the first highway autopilot for your car. It uses cameras and radar to keep your car in its lane and a safe ... read more »
author: Blake posted 12-23-2016i have bought Fitch Fuel Catalyst, drop in pellets. for 20 gallons, you use 8...which i have. but all new vehicles have the anti spill/siphon screens. Does anyone know a way i get them in tank? Th... read more »
author: dortez23 posted 01-08-2017My 2010 Cadillac DTS platinum key would not tourn far enough to shut off th e car it's killing the battery. And this happened after the guy put my fuel pump in it wouldn't start then he went to my... read more »
author: dougbrewer posted 12-15-2016so I replaced the crankshaft sensor, the timing chain, and put in a new distributor. Now the friggin check engine light is on and it says crank sensor which is not the direct problem, truck rins fi... read more »
author: Richard posted 06-21-2015I put my Panda in N shift, with the key at the MAR position (without starting up the engine) and push the car about 1 m (to roll it with the engine off) and then put the parking brake. I left it like... read more »
author: MummyChunk posted 02-28-2016Ford is back at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, WI, on July 31 auctioning off its seventh Mustang for charity, and this is one seriously mean looking 2015 'Stang... read more »
author: andrew sievers posted 10-18-2016The lights flickered and now my windows, wipers, blinkers and heater fan don't work. What could the problem be? I've checked all relays and fuses, changed ECM. Help! read more »
author: Robert Cohen posted 01-14-2017There is a brand, SLIME, which my W-Mart probably carries, though it seems to be out, of course, because it's probably mostly what people need/buy. The good people that stock and order should reali... read more »
author: cazza13 posted 02-07-2015Really anxious to see what this plug-in has to offer. The Mini has come a long way from a little laugh to one of the hottest little cars on the road. FROM: AB When Mini launched the Countryman in 2... read more »
author: pbx5619 posted 10-14-2016ATF inside too, then torque convertor can't work, only lock up clutch can. Users better tie this dipstick to something firm, or replace dipstick with e.g. a ( lighter ) plastic plug. read more »
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author: Handyman posted 11-01-2016I've got a 1991 Toyota Xtracab 4x4 with a 3.0 V-6 and 460,000 miles (it i s nearly broke in) that has been my daily driver for the past 25 years. L ast Friday I pulled the plenum to replace the... read more »
author: carterbear1 posted 09-10-2016I was trying to re-position the driver's side front door lock as it tends t o stick. I moved the latch two stops upward and it stays locked. I can't fi nd the release mechanism, so now I can't unlo... read more »
author: ChoppedNuts posted 02-04-2016Whether it is smartphones or vehicles, there is just no respect for the creation of something. Anyways, no person with money is going to buy this knockoff. I want the real thing! FROM: EG China is... read more »