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    Thread: Go ahead...ask those car questions you were always afraid to ask...

    1. 10-11-2005 09:44 PM #201
      Wow- I already do that- I must be a genius!
      Actually, I have always had a habit of stopping short- then rolling into a final position before coming to a complete stop.
      My question: What is the proper way of storing wheels (with tires) when not in use?

    2. 10-11-2005 09:54 PM #202
      Quote, originally posted by AutobahnTDI »
      Wouldn't the alternator be able to run all the electrical stuff and immediately start charging the battery? We used to push start a buddies car all the time when he left his lights on and had no problems once it got started.

      It depends on how dead the battery is. If there's enough left to get the ECU up and running and maintain the alternator field current (which is a lot less than needed to turn the starter), you can push-start. Otherwise it probably won't work.

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      10-11-2005 10:02 PM #203
      What does "circa" mean?

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      10-11-2005 10:57 PM #204
      Quote, originally posted by Liquid1.8T »
      What does "circa" mean?

      "Roughly" or "around". Circa 1990 means around 1990.
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      10-11-2005 11:57 PM #205
      Quote, originally posted by d6 »
      No sir that's incorrect. In BC, when you have flashing green (flashes slowly), it means that your direction and the opposite direction will have the right of the way, with unprotected left turn (turn when safe), and the traffic going across will have flashing red - treat it as a stop sign - cross the intersection when there's no traffic.
      But in Quebec, we have the fast flashing green which means you have the right of way and everyone else is stopped - protected left turn.

      Durn BC.
      Good thing I know this now, if I ever went there I'd have no clue what I was doing.

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      10-12-2005 12:46 AM #206
      Quote, originally posted by 13minutes »
      It's more specifically used to describe a coupe with 4 seating positions. (Because having 4 seats is rightfully assumed in a two-door sedan/saloon. )

      Modified by 13minutes at 12:14 PM 10-11-2005

      Modified by 13minutes at 12:16 PM 10-11-2005

      I thought this was also done for insurance purposes, cheaper to insure.

      Can someone explain gear ratios. How do all the numbers relate and what do they mean???

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      10-12-2005 12:52 AM #207
      So, what fluid is more flammable?
      Brakleen or Berryman's carb dip?

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      10-12-2005 01:49 AM #208
      Quote, originally posted by gtivr4 »
      No, they have green arrows. No flashing lights for anything (simple so Americans can understand, although even then they don't understand lights)

      except for flashing red and flashing yellow, both in regular lights and arrows. how much time have you spent in the states?

    9. 10-12-2005 01:58 AM #209
      Quote, originally posted by d6 »
      No sir that's incorrect. In BC, when you have flashing green (flashes slowly), it means that your direction and the opposite direction will have the right of the way, with unprotected left turn (turn when safe), and the traffic going across will have flashing red - treat it as a stop sign - cross the intersection when there's no traffic.

      That's also incorrect.
      Ok, here we go....
      A flashing green ARROW means that you can turn left, traffic going straight in the opposite direction has a red light.
      A flashing green light (round) means that the intersection is pedestrian controlled, it will not turn red unless a pedestrian pushes the button to cross. If you are turning left you must wait for a break in traffic.
      I'd be glad to answer any more BC traffic questions

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      10-12-2005 02:08 AM #210
      Funny, in Ontario a flashing (round) green works exactly as the first poster described... an "advanced signal" replacing a green arrow. The first time I encountered one, I moved out into the intersection as usual to wait for a hole in oncoming traffic, but oncoming traffic didn't start moving. Then my girlfriend yelled at me 'what was I doing' and to 'go!'
      Who says there's no difference between Canada and the US Though apparently that would confuse other Canadians as well
      Quebec traffic lights are different altogether, for one:

      Mike

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      10-12-2005 02:09 AM #211
      Quote, originally posted by mynameisphunk »
      except for flashing red and flashing yellow, both in regular lights and arrows. how much time have you spent in the states?

      Never seen a flashing red or yellow arrow or flashing red light (at least not in a regular red/yellow/green light). Maybe other states have them that I haven't seen, but Vermont doesn't.
      Have I spent much time in the states? Oh about 25 years or so
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      10-12-2005 02:35 AM #212
      Interesting Article on this very issue
      http://www.stoptech.com/tech_i...shtml
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    13. 10-12-2005 02:43 AM #213
      O.k I am always hearing my husband talking about big block cars and small block cars.
      Please forgive the extreme auto ignorance but what's the difference between the small block and big block?

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      10-12-2005 02:48 AM #214
      Quote, originally posted by gtivr4 »
      Never seen a flashing red or yellow arrow or flashing red light (at least not in a regular red/yellow/green light). Maybe other states have them that I haven't seen, but Vermont doesn't.
      Have I spent much time in the states? Oh about 25 years or so

      if i remember, i'll take a picture of the flashing red arrow (basically acts like a left turn stop sign) on the way to work tomorrow.
      flashing red/yellow lights often occur after a certain time of night (i.e. often 10 PM) when the traffic lights will turn this way during the low-traffic night hours. flashing yellow = proceed with caution, flashing red = stop sign. they stay this way until normal light rotation continues at a set time in the morning.

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      10-12-2005 02:53 AM #215
      Yellow headlights in rally cars.
      Doesnt this decrease the lighting output? If they are using the yellow film to get their cars noticed then why not just put it on the fog beams, why do they have to be on the main beams as well.
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    16. 10-12-2005 03:40 AM #216
      Quote, originally posted by MikeNoGo &raquo;
      Who says there's no difference between Canada and the US Though apparently that would confuse other Canadians as well

      yeah seems like canadians can't make up their minds what a flashing green means:
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      10-12-2005 05:33 AM #217
      Why do the wheels on the bus go 'round n' 'round? kidding
      What is involved in a "tune up" for a car? I understand that it replaces some maintenance items like sparkplugs but what else?


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      10-12-2005 06:19 AM #218
      Why do people who own recreational vehicles(RV'S) always seem to be towing Saturns behind them?

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      10-12-2005 06:40 AM #219
      Quote, originally posted by IndigoDriver &raquo;
      Why do people who own recreational vehicles(RV'S) always seem to be towing Saturns behind them?

      Transmission design (it was already asked and answered in this thread!)
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    20. 10-12-2005 07:39 AM #220
      Quote, originally posted by Mk3 Mayhem &raquo;
      What does "woot" stand for or mean??

      another possible derivation for this one is from old-timey hacking days when people would try to break into the "root" directory on a server to gain access to all directories. successful hackers would then exclaim "root!" on message boards to brag to all their "friends".
      as with all intentional weeb mis-spellings, it eventually morphed into "w00t!" to elude programs that searched for specific words (see for example, "pr0n").

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      10-12-2005 09:44 AM #221
      Quote, originally posted by NewVWgirl &raquo;
      O.k I am always hearing my husband talking about big block cars and small block cars.
      Please forgive the extreme auto ignorance but what's the difference between the small block and big block?

      Good question, I think the definition varies, but a small block is typically a GM V8 engine up to 350 cubic inches (can be higher if it's bored and or stroked), big blocks starts around 396 cubic inches but this is what wikipedia has to say:
      SMALL BLOCK
      A small-block engine is a North American V8 in a family of engines which generally have less than 6 liters (360 cubic inches) of displacement, although some derivatives have grown larger (up to 400 cubic inches, 6.6 litres). Larger families of engines are called big-blocks. The distinction came about in the early 1960s when the large full-size cars needed a bigger V8 than the smaller mid-size and compact cars. Prior to that point, manufacturers normally had only one V8 engine line.
      The term is normally used only for engines from the "Big Three" (Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Chrysler Corporation) since the other companies did not keep two V8 engine size families. However, it's sometimes used for the more modern and compact V8s produced by others, such as Studebaker.
      Although a small-block V8 is of significantly smaller displacement than the equivalent big-block, a small-block engine can be tuned to develop significant amounts of power. Additionally, many small-block engines were more advanced technologically than their big-block counterparts, and were much lighter and smaller. For this reason, they were often preferred in racing and sporting applications. Many hot rods and custom cars are fitted with small-block V8s, particularly the GM (Chevrolet) 350 engine and the Ford 351 Windsor.
      BIG BLOCK
      A big-block engine is a North American V8 in a family of engines which generally have greater than 5.9 litres (360 cubic inches) of displacement; factory engine sizes reached a peak of 8.2 litres (500 cubic inches) in Cadillac's 1970s range. Smaller V8 engines are known as small-blocks; some members of small-block engine families may exceed 6 litres, blurring the distinction somewhat. The distinction came about in the early 1960s when the large full-size cars needed a bigger V8 than the smaller mid-size and compact cars. Prior to that point, manufacturers normally had only one V8 engine line.
      The term is normally used only for engines from the "Big Three" (Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Chrysler Corporation) since the other companies did not keep two V8 engine size families.
      Big-block V8s were most commonly used in full-size and luxury cars, rather than performance vehicles. Thus, they were commonly tuned and built for smoothness, low-end torque to get heavy cars rolling and effortless cruising. Many big-block engines were less technically sophisticated than their small-block counterparts, and their power-to-weight ratios were often lower.
      They did see performance applications, however. Performance-tuned big-blocks were used in NASCAR racing, and homologation requirements saw these engines sold for road use. NASCAR's 7-litre engine size limit explains why many high-performance big blocks are of this size; Chevrolet's 427, Ford's 427, Chrysler's 426 Hemi. In the mid to late 1960s, the explosion of the muscle car market saw performance big-blocks fitted to intermediate-size cars. Some used derivatives of the racing engines, but in addition performance versions of former luxury motors were produced.
      After the 1973 oil crisis, the days of the big-block in passenger cars were numbered. By the end of the 1970s, they were no longer to be found. However, these engines remained in use in pickup trucks and other non-car uses.

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      10-12-2005 09:52 AM #222
      Quote, originally posted by BrendanMX5 &raquo;
      Yellow headlights in rally cars.
      Doesnt this decrease the lighting output? If they are using the yellow film to get their cars noticed then why not just put it on the fog beams, why do they have to be on the main beams as well.

      Yellow lights bounce off of fog & rain much less than white ones.
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      10-12-2005 10:29 AM #223
      what causes a windshield wiper to "chatter" across the windshield?
      even when it's relatively new?
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      10-12-2005 10:48 AM #224
      Quote, originally posted by jebglx &raquo;
      what causes a windshield wiper to "chatter" across the windshield?
      even when it's relatively new?
      bill

      not enough wiper grease
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      10-12-2005 10:51 AM #225
      Quote, originally posted by ATL_Av8r &raquo;
      not enough wiper grease

      so...do i have to refill the wiper grease the same time i refill the bumper fluid ???
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