• Do American's not have small diesel cars? I drive a Nissan Juke 1.5dci, but I see the diesel version isn't on sale over there?

    Best answer: Emissions laws are the main reason. One of the indirect effects of a change in the US Clean Air act is that as of 2006 the allowable sulfur in US diesel is only 15 ppm. Since diesel oil is not distilled, the sulfur becomes more concentrated in diesel as gasoline components are cracked away and distilled off. Diesel... show more
    Best answer: Emissions laws are the main reason. One of the indirect effects of a change in the US Clean Air act is that as of 2006 the allowable sulfur in US diesel is only 15 ppm. Since diesel oil is not distilled, the sulfur becomes more concentrated in diesel as gasoline components are cracked away and distilled off. Diesel for highway use in the US requires more expensive "sweeter" crude petroleum so the price relative to gasoline has become... ahh... "unfavorable." Another change that occurred as a consequence of the Act is the addition of Diesel Particulate Filters in US diesel vehicles. That was new to us and made the comparison between gasoline and light diesel vehicles favor gasoline very much more.

    That may change in the future, but for now light diesels are nearly dead in the US.
    29 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Is my engine going to fail? I used the wrong oil.?

    Ok I made a very stupid mistake but please don t judge I accidentally picked up 5w-30 for my 2004 Clk 320 and not only that it wasn t synthetic oil and the owners manaul calls for fully synthetic 5w-40 will anything damaging happen to the car if I continue to drive it?
    Ok I made a very stupid mistake but please don t judge I accidentally picked up 5w-30 for my 2004 Clk 320 and not only that it wasn t synthetic oil and the owners manaul calls for fully synthetic 5w-40 will anything damaging happen to the car if I continue to drive it?
    19 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 15 hours ago
  • 80 deg. bank, going down?

    I live a few miles form an airfield, when there is a parachutism club. They use a Dornier (57?) for the drops. I see it 15 times a day (!!!), passing over my land. Today, I watched him going down to land, in a nearly 90 deg. bank - and going down FAST! How and why does the pilot do that??? (I have done 60 Deg... show more
    I live a few miles form an airfield, when there is a parachutism club. They use a Dornier (57?) for the drops. I see it 15 times a day (!!!), passing over my land. Today, I watched him going down to land, in a nearly 90 deg. bank - and going down FAST! How and why does the pilot do that??? (I have done 60 Deg banks (on C182), but that's about it!)
    4 answers · Aircraft · 4 hours ago
  • Do I add motor oil when it s cold?

    I have a 1999 Saturn S-series, no owner s manual. Do I check the dipstick and add motor oil when it s cold? or when the engine is running? or when the car s warmed up but turned off? I ve seen people do all three but don t know which is the best Way to check the dipstick and add motor oil.
    I have a 1999 Saturn S-series, no owner s manual. Do I check the dipstick and add motor oil when it s cold? or when the engine is running? or when the car s warmed up but turned off? I ve seen people do all three but don t know which is the best Way to check the dipstick and add motor oil.
    13 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 5 hours ago
  • Car battery and altinator are good but kinda rough battery terminals?

    I took my battery to charge they said it was good but when i tried to start it it was just a sudden click nothing else the terminals were really hot could somebody help me out
    I took my battery to charge they said it was good but when i tried to start it it was just a sudden click nothing else the terminals were really hot could somebody help me out
    15 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • What should we do/ tell the judge on Tuesday?

    My boyfriend got pulled over in pineal county about a month ago for his license plate light being out (lame reason to pull someone over) but he has out of state plates because he just came here from California. He wasn t aware of his registration being suspended, which in turn, cancelled his insurance coverage as... show more
    My boyfriend got pulled over in pineal county about a month ago for his license plate light being out (lame reason to pull someone over) but he has out of state plates because he just came here from California. He wasn t aware of his registration being suspended, which in turn, cancelled his insurance coverage as well. Now he has to go to court for no tpregistration and no proof of insurance. He tried to get the car registered but his check engine light was on due to a problem with his thermostat, so he couldn t pass emissions. Now we paid over $200 to fix that, but the emissions place is closed until tomorrow and court is the day after that. There s no way we can get emissions, registration, AND insurance by the time we go to court on Tuesday morning. What should we do?
    15 answers · Insurance & Registration · 24 hours ago
  • Should you turn off your a/c when climbing a mountain?

    If you have driven from LA to Las Vegas, you know there's a mountain range you have to climb for 50 miles. There's a sign that says to turn off the a/c since it can overheat your car. Is this true or only applies to older cars? I have a new car but I turn it off just in case even though it was 100 degrees... show more
    If you have driven from LA to Las Vegas, you know there's a mountain range you have to climb for 50 miles. There's a sign that says to turn off the a/c since it can overheat your car. Is this true or only applies to older cars? I have a new car but I turn it off just in case even though it was 100 degrees yesterday and was blazing hot for 50 miles.
    11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 hours ago
  • Best advice on maps/camping/ whatever for east coast motorcycle road trip.?

    Hi, I am planning a road trip on my bike this summer. I am planning on riding through every state on the east side of the Mississippi river. Any advice on good road maps/ routes/ camping or destinations? A good site for motorcycle road maps and or trips would be most helpful. I looked for a motorcycle chat site to... show more
    Hi, I am planning a road trip on my bike this summer. I am planning on riding through every state on the east side of the Mississippi river. Any advice on good road maps/ routes/ camping or destinations? A good site for motorcycle road maps and or trips would be most helpful. I looked for a motorcycle chat site to help but all I could find was dating sites. any help would be appreciated.
    5 answers · Motorcycles · 1 day ago
  • Why Please?

    Traffic lights are sometimes suspended from a cable over the street. The cable always sags. Why don't they tighten the cable so that it is horizontal ?
    Traffic lights are sometimes suspended from a cable over the street. The cable always sags. Why don't they tighten the cable so that it is horizontal ?
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 7 hours ago
  • What deposit is required when you buy a car?

    Best answer: That depends on if you're taking a loan out to make the purchase. Ask the loan company how much money you need to put down. If you're just wondering on how much to put down on the vehicle at the dealer $100 is enough to hold the vehicle for you while putting the loan together. I'd make sure the place... show more
    Best answer: That depends on if you're taking a loan out to make the purchase. Ask the loan company how much money you need to put down. If you're just wondering on how much to put down on the vehicle at the dealer $100 is enough to hold the vehicle for you while putting the loan together. I'd make sure the place you're getting the loan from gives you approval first .Don't buy any extended warranties!!!
    10 answers · Commuting · 9 hours ago