Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics

Yuma County 2017-07-25 00:11:05  

And then shoah it right back on too

Yuma County 2017-07-25 00:11:22  

I usually keep one handy if something's giving me issues.

RevStench 2017-07-25 00:14:21  

yeah I need one, now my car is 11 years old and it's starting to have age problems. But as much as I hate this car I'll give it respect, this is the first major issue with it in 11 years. I had a vent canister solenoid go out, but nothing major. So an impact would be an useful tool have around.

Yuma County 2017-07-25 00:15:01  

>you can over torque bolts to commie cars to round them out so the wheels can no longer come off

Yuma County 2017-07-25 00:15:08  

don't ask me how I know that.

RevStench 2017-07-25 00:19:59  

yeah for sure. I had a buddy do that years ago when we first started driving. He was so worried that his wheel was going to come off he cranked them down, and the next flat he got he was screwed

Yuma County 2017-07-25 00:20:15  


Yuma County 2017-07-25 00:20:20  

been there, done that

Yuma County 2017-07-25 00:20:24  

gotta learn somehow

Whitelash 2017-07-25 00:40:37  

Anyone have any experience with rotary motors?!?

Yuma County 2017-07-25 01:02:15  

You're the one with the 80s RX7, right? @Whitelash

Whitelash 2017-07-25 01:03:03  

Yes sir

Yuma County 2017-07-25 01:04:58  

Wankel 13B rotary, right?

Yuma County 2017-07-25 01:05:17  

Anything wrong with it?

Whitelash 2017-07-25 01:11:19  

12a o believe the 13b is the rx8s

Whitelash 2017-07-25 01:11:45  

And Everything , I've been thinking about a swap or just letting the thing go

Yuma County 2017-07-25 01:33:40  

Anything specific?

Yuma County 2017-07-25 01:33:51  

Apex Seals maybe?

Steve - NJ 2017-07-25 18:34:48  

Hey goys! I have a question about my car. For like the past 6 months I have been getting the low tire pressure light roughly every two weeks. When I check my tires, all of them are around 25-27 psi and I'll fill them back up to around 30-35 psi. It's like clockwork that every two weeks my tires lose a steady amount of pressure, where I can pretty much predict the exact day my pressure light is going to go on again. If there was low pressure in only one tire, I'd expect it to be the tire - but since it's all of them I think it's something else. I have alloy rims and figured that maybe the tires weren't installed properly. Any thoughts? I don't want to buy new tires if the issue might be something else. Any thoughts?

Deleted User 2017-07-25 18:47:39  

How old are they brother? If age is causing wear, you can expect multiple tires to slow-leak at the same rate.

Deleted User 2017-07-25 18:49:31  

Take a bottle of soapy water and squirt them down. It will bubble up where your leaks are at no matter how slow a leak is.

Deleted User 2017-07-25 18:53:27  

Also, I never buy new tires. I have a tire shop in Louisville that I go to and they keep used tires. $35 for a tire, mounted and the ruined one thrown out. It took a while to find a tire shop ran by white boys but they are still out there.

Yuma County 2017-07-25 19:40:09  

@Steve - NJ do what @Nick E.#1856 suggested. Any and all leaks will show with soapy water. It sounds like it may be a beading issue if all four of them are bleeding air like that. Did you have all of your tires replaced at a similar time by the same place?

Steve - NJ 2017-07-25 19:48:55  

@Deleted User they are about 3.5 years old. The tread is still in decent shape since I don't commute very far. @Yuma County I did have my tires done all at once so it is likely also a factor. If it's in all tires though I would think it's something to do with their grip on the rims or something. @Deleted User I never knew people could expect to get much out of used tires either. Thanks guys for being helpful

Yuma County 2017-07-25 19:50:52  

If your tires are that old it may be because of that as well.

RevStench 2017-07-25 19:51:55  

Does anyone still recap tires? or is that a thing of the past?

RevStench 2017-07-25 19:52:28  

probably showing my age with that question ahah

Yuma County 2017-07-25 20:07:26  

More or less a thing of the past.

Steve - NJ 2017-07-25 20:11:20  

I should probably just get new tires at this point

Steve - NJ 2017-07-25 20:33:29  

@Yuma County What is the beading issue all about?

Yuma County 2017-07-25 20:37:06  

the bead is where the tire meets the wheel and forms a seal to keep the air pressure in more or less.

Yuma County 2017-07-25 20:37:19  

Older tires have a bit of an issue holding a bead when they age.

Steve - NJ 2017-07-25 20:44:36  

I'll have to mention that when I go to my mechanic. Hopefully they can give me a few options. Thanks again

Deleted User 2017-07-26 00:27:56  

Some of your alloy rims may have a little oxidation that forms around the seal which requires a little cleaning off whenever they break the tire down. I've seen a couple of rims that just would not hold air because of the pitting caused by this

Honneur et Patrie 2017-07-27 00:23:11  

I have an overheating problem with my 2005 Honda Civic. I replaced the thermostat, replaced the coolant, and had an oil change but I am still overheating when I idle for a minute or two, usually after driving 30 miles or so. When I turn on the heater to cool my engine off it doesn't blow out any hot air which leads me to think it could be my water pump. Any suggestions?

Deleted User 2017-07-27 00:35:20  

If the heater core is not producing any heat it kind of points to a circulation issue. You may want to go back and check that thermostat make sure it's in right side up and not in a bind sometimes you could get a defective one from the store. You may want to check the thermostat and or electric fans that cool the radiator make sure they are cycling off and on

Honneur et Patrie 2017-07-27 01:57:18  

The thermostat and fan seems just fine

Yuma County 2017-07-28 06:08:21  

Have you checked your water pump in the last day? @Honneur et Patrie

Atten - TX 2017-07-28 19:25:13  

I'm not very experienced when it comes to working on cars, but do any of you goys know how difficult it would be to change out a purge valve in an evap system?

Yuma County 2017-07-28 19:35:26  

What make and model?

Atten - TX 2017-07-28 19:59:25  

It's an 07 VW Beetle.