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low-temperature thermostats
I spotted a listing on eBay what claimed: Available for all new style LS series engine that have a separate thermostat and water neck. These thermostats are available in 160, 180 and 195°F...
2 weeks ago 5
 
matt...@gmail.com
Hello, I am looking for "Solutions manual for Dynamic systems modeling, simulation, and control solution manual". I appreciate for your help. Thank You
2 weeks ago
 
How long have you gone with a badly torn rubber boot in a rack and pinion steering arm?
How long have you gone with a badly torn rubber boot in a rack and pinion steering arm? Please don't tell me it's dangerous, nor that it has to be replaced, nor that you can do it yourself, nor that...
1 month ago 8
 
Tires that actually last
I bought some Yokohama tires at Discount *ires. They have a 60K warranty. But after 15K miles, the tire tread indicator is already showing. Are there tires that actually last to their rated...
1 month ago 15
 
Polishing my headlights
3 weeks ago I polished my headlight lenses. They came out great. I had replaced a bulb and noticed again how cloudy they were, 2005 car. It took about 2 hours but would have taken less if my back...
1 month ago 23
 
What terminology means a soft ride?
I don't need a new car now but I will and I want to understand terminology. I want a car with soft ride so I will not feel the bumps. One article refered to base, touring, performance and R/T (or...
1 month ago 12
 
Costco Chevron Delo 400SDE CK-4/SN SAE 15W40 Diesel Engine Oil in a Gasoline Engine
Regarding use of this Costco Chevron Delo 400SDE CK-4/SN SAE 15W40 diesel engine oil in a gasoline engine... o <>Long story short, I just want to ask advice of the "what oil" type, only it's quite a...
2 months ago 10
 
Once the readiness monitors are set, if you never do a drive cycle, is it possible for a DTC to be triggered?
Curiosity question: If you (a) fill the readiness monitors, and you have no code at that moment, and then, if you (b) NEVER go through the steps of the Federal Test Procedure Drive Cycle, is it even...
2 months ago 1
 
Request for diagnostic advice to pinpoint least expensive solution to resolve persistent P0421 OBDII DTC
The goal is to learn how to diagnose a P0421 using an OBDII scanner. Request for diagnostic advice to pinpoint least expensive solution to resolve persistent P0421 OBDII DTC given... 1. College kid's...
2 months ago 28
 
Re: Can I replace my 185 tires with 195?
mm (millimeters), not cm (centimeters). rpe4e
2 months ago 1
 
How does "salvage title" work anyway?
How does "salvage title" work anyway? A neighbor got rear ended such that her five thousand dollar 2000 model year vehicle was "totaled" and yet still driveable such that she's keeping it. The...
2 months ago 11
 
Cylinder order for 2009 Mazda CX7
I recently had an ignition coil replaced on cylinder #2 on my 2009 Mazda CX7. I found that it is a fairly simple job. I need to find out how the cylinders are ordered. I have found a very wide range...
2 months ago 4
 
Re: Why do horns in small cars sound so weak and small?
> "Angels are able to fly because they take themselves so lightly." > -G.K. Chesterton Many people who drive weenie cars do so to virtue signal they are green. And the little horn sound fits right...
3 months ago 4
 
2013 F150 exhaust question
My truck sprung a leak in the exhaust. Here is a picture. The leak is at the end of the mesh. this something I can fix, or will I have to pay the man? All help appreciated! That looks like a flex...
4 months ago 3
 
Split/Different Front & Rear Cold Tire Pressures
Split Cold Tire Pressures: Front-to-Rear I understand the technical reasons for why some car makers specify different cold tire pressures for the front and rear axles of certain models. My question...
5 months ago