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What metric do you use to estimate remaining brake pad life on a typical economy sedan? by Arlen Holder[_5_]
What metric do you use to estimate remaining front brake pad life on a typical economy sedan (assuming normal driving under normal conditions)? A neighbor's kid was heading off to college where her mother asked me to take a look at her vehicle, where I found a few things to warn them of such as...
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how common were automobiles in 1890? by [email protected]
The 1889-90 flu pandemic was the first pandemic to spread around the world, thanks to railway and steamships. Were automobiles just for the rich elite way back then?
July 27th 20 11:27 PM
by Scott Dorsey Go to last post
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How many miles can I get out of Ford Tempo by [email protected]
Mine was awesome as far as I had no problems, just changed the oil and regular maintenance but be careful turning, mine rolled head over heels, not sure if something broke as I was turning, but I've read this is a issue.
July 26th 20 08:59 PM
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2008 Lexus Rx 350 rack and pinion steering boot by delvon daily
2008 Lexus Rx 350 150k miles https://ibb.co/Z8RW7bZ The mechanics who did my oil change found that the rack and pinion boot of my car was torn and recommended to replace it. They said it'll cost $1,500 to replace the steering. I don't feel any problem with steerings. Can you advice me on my...
July 21st 20 06:12 AM
by delvon daily Go to last post
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Cracked Block Probability by [email protected]
I won't remember the details clearly by my '70 chevy lost a "freeze plug" in the winter 'cuz my antifreeze measure was faulty. I do remember desperately pouring water in, that had ice in it. The miracle was somebody telling of a shop that would fix it. I drove, stopping every mile or so when it...
July 10th 20 05:36 AM
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Cracked Block Probability by [email protected]
Hi, reading your post years later lol. I have cracked a block by pouring cold water into a non running engine while it was hot (not just normal operating temperature) I had refilled this engine hot multiple times before, while running, no problem..... This time I shut it off, waited for the...
July 8th 20 10:07 PM
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Short in distributor cap? HELP! by [email protected]
Help please pulled out BK went through red light CR-V died cranks but no start replaced fuel pump and filter still no start any suggestions
July 8th 20 01:17 AM
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Tire Pressure Gauges - Analog Vs. Digital by [email protected]
Tire Pressure Gauges - Analog Vs. Digital The purpose of my inquiry, after two months of experience with two digital tire gauges, is not to find out which brands of gauge are better than others, but rather, to find out which type(dial face vs digital) you feel: 1. Consistently gives the same...
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July 7th 20 05:13 PM
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Dodge caravan ground points? by [email protected][_2_]
I am getting wierd things happening on a 2001 dodge caravan - all electrical related. I suspect grounding issues. Can anyone advise of the main ground points on this vehicle? - Battery - I guess cable from engine to body. - I am aware of one in the rear tail lamp assembly (left rear I think).
July 3rd 20 08:00 PM
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Wal-Mart Auto Tire Scam by [email protected]
I'd like to let people know about a fraudulent automobile tire scam going on at Wal-Mart Tire and Lube Express stores. Wal-Mart has agreements with tire manufacturers such as Goodyear and Michelin/Uniroyal/Goodrich (same company) to exclusively sell certain tires from these manufacturers. These...
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June 29th 20 11:05 PM
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OK to eliminate the PCV valve? by j
I am not a mechanic, but this is in regards to a 1994 Chevrolet Corsica with a 6 cylinder engine that has 138,000 miles on it, is still in very good condition, and has always had Mobil 1 synthetic oil. It is my contention that the PCV valve, on an engine this old, is likely to decrease the engine...
June 26th 20 11:31 AM
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Car repair newsgroup by Arlen Holder[_5_]
On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 21:30:56 -0000 (UTC), Boris wrote: > There are auto repair newsgroups, but I've never found them to be of any > help. Regarding this question today asking for "car repair" newsgroups on: o <http://tinyurl.com/windowsxp-general> o...
June 23rd 20 01:48 PM
by Frank Go to last post
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Torque Wrench Safety Question by [email protected]
I recently bought a torque wrench - the modern shaft collar design, 20-150ft lb torque, and the appropriate size six point sockets for the lugnuts on mine and my wife's cars. I recently loosened and re-torqued my wife's wheel lugnuts to spec, or maybe 1lb over, but what was really scary was how...
June 23rd 20 12:03 PM
by Xeno Go to last post
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Inspection and oil change by Arlen Holder[_5_]
On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 17:26:31 -0500, Jim Joyce wrote: >>Depends how many quarts and what kind of oil. I've heard of people >>spending that just for oil change. > > I wait for the $9.99 coupon to roll around. If I miss it, there's always a > $14.99 coupon available. Wow. That seems inexpensive...
June 22nd 20 08:15 PM
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removing radiator stop leak by [email protected]
A friend put in stop leak and now the heater core is blocked. Unfortunately it is much harder to replace than radiator or thermostat (which seem to be okay anyway). He put some detergent in the coolant and reversed the hoses, which achieved nothing. Look through other forums, I see various...
June 20th 20 05:13 PM
by Steve W.[_6_] Go to last post
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Four post car lift by onguard2shay
I am Reconditioning one of those now. What do you want to know ? -- For full context, visit https://www.motorsforum.com/tech/four-post-car-lift-4411-.htm
June 19th 20 05:00 PM
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Adjust headlight by Andy
My mechanic adjusted one of my headlights because it was out of alignment due to some body work to my right fender. However, only the up/down is adjustable. I wonder why the right/left is not adjustable? I seem to recall in the 70s where both adjustment could be made. Andy
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June 8th 20 07:49 AM
by Xeno Go to last post
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Stop AC vent from changing positions by Andy
My AC vents change positions rather easily which changes where the air blows. I am looking for ideas on how to stop it. I thought about using vaseline in the circle area, but my cars gets to 140 degrees in the sun. https://imgur.com/a/m8f9nuy
June 7th 20 02:04 AM
by Andy Go to last post
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3.3L Chrysler V6? by [email protected]
On Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 6:42:21 PM UTC-4, the fly wrote: > Looking at buying a new car while I can get 5 yrs. at no interest. > Does anyone have much experience with the Chrysler 3.3L V6 used in the > mini vans? (Town & Country, Caravan, etc). > Any reliability or serviceability...
May 24th 20 03:37 AM
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hI aLL! what lateral g-force can old cars achieve? by longtrennguoi
A modern vanilla sedan can do 0.9 g, maybe more with good tyres. I saw a video on Youtube of some guy fitting a triangulated 4-link suspension to some chrome-bumper car, and managed to get 0.52 g on cornering, which seems rather poor. Must have had sh*t tyres. Sorry, I haven't been able to find it...
May 23rd 20 05:25 AM
by Xeno Go to last post
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