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    1. Why all the confusion? You don't check the...

      Why all the confusion?
      You don't check the thermostat, its just $5, so you always just replace it.
      Most often the thermostat is not bad, but just installed reversed, with the expansion pellet on...
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      The richer mixture to cool the engine is to...

      The richer mixture to cool the engine is to reduce NOx and not to protect the engine.
      All cars could get much better mileage by increasing compression and leaning the mixture, but the NOx would...
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      Anyone using anything less than the highest...

      Anyone using anything less than the highest octane available in a turbo charged engine, is an idiot.
      You don't save money using regular in a high compression situation like a turbocharged engine,...
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      The main reason why this often works is that...

      The main reason why this often works is that modern windows don't have contact switches to shut off the motor when it reaches the top.
      Instead, it relies on sensing the drag.
      And sometimes the...
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      All windows have about 6 different ways they can...

      All windows have about 6 different ways they can and frequently do need adjustment.
      For example, the window can be too far forward or back, etc.
      In fact, the door frame can need adjustment as well....
    6. Remember that tinting is not normally done with...

      Remember that tinting is not normally done with spray any more, but a sheet of gel that is pretty much like cellphane.
      It can be put on the inside or outside.
      It is just more susceptible to...
    7. Forget about transparency for a second. If the...

      Forget about transparency for a second.
      If the sunroof glass was painted opaque white would it be hotter or colder than if painted opaque black?
      The ambient temperatures inside and outside the car...
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      Check blend doors

      The first thing you always check with AC is whether there is pressure.
      In the old days, you could just rely on the sight glass.
      But these days they removed the sight glass and you have to put the...
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      That is totally untrue. The shaft has to pass...

      That is totally untrue.
      The shaft has to pass through the freon seals in order to get to the belt driven pulley, so MUST leak.
      In fact, modern freon R134a uses much more pressure than the old R12...
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      Automatic braking has NOT been approved or...

      Automatic braking has NOT been approved or certified by the ICC and likely never will be.
      So automatic braking systems are NOT legal in the US.
      You should complain to the dealer and have it...
    11. That is not at all true. Every single car sold...

      That is not at all true.
      Every single car sold has some damage in shipping.
      It has to amount to more than 10% of the value before it has to be disclosed.
      And the silly complaint about "swirly...
    12. So what? None of that should matter, and bumber...

      So what?
      None of that should matter, and bumber paint is easily fixed.
      Armor all with fix the chrome.
    13. All cars take at least 6 months to assemble and...

      All cars take at least 6 months to assemble and ship.
      More custom cars, like convertibles, etc., can take over a year.
      There is nothing wrong with an older manufacturing date because cars do not...
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      Test drainage

      Almost always, the problem is poor sunroof drainage.
      The tubes get clogged with seeds, leaves, debris, etc.
      Attach a small tube to your hose and flush them out, looking for plugged up or pinched...
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      The whole point is that an 87 octane tune is...

      The whole point is that an 87 octane tune is impossible to improve upon what the factory already shipped.
      What improvements do you think the factory deliberately left out?
      The whole point of being...
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      No, it makes no sense at all. The cost saving...

      No, it makes no sense at all.
      The cost saving between 91 and 87 octane are less than then the cost increase from the reduced mileage.
      Lower octane fuel has to retard ignition timing, producing less...
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      Its very simple. With 87 octane fuel, the...

      Its very simple.
      With 87 octane fuel, the ignition control has to reduce ignition timing.
      That is what he means by "pull timing".
      And that prevents any tuning, because the whole point of tuning is...
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      Yes, 87 octane tunes are completely taboo. There...

      Yes, 87 octane tunes are completely taboo.
      There is no safe way to improve upon the default standard tune if you intend to run 87 octane.
      Are you thinking the dealship deliberately reduce hp just...
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      The car comes from the factory as being rated as...

      The car comes from the factory as being rated as possible to run on 87 octane, but that it is NOT at all recommended.
      You can use it when nothing better is available, but only an idiot would...
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      Exactly. Running 87 octane forces the least...

      Exactly.
      Running 87 octane forces the least performance, so then it is totally contradictory and foolish to even consider tuning.
      The stock routines are more than fine for 87 octane.
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