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Let's face it, we weren't born with a wrench in our hands. While some of us have a good understanding of automotive mechanics, sound systems, and other car-related topics, we didn't always know as much as we do.

There was a time in my life when I didn't know what a header was, and I couldn't point out the intake manifold or throttle body in an engine bay, and I was too embarrassed to admit to it.

Well, I'd like to create this thread to give people the opportunity to ask what they'd consider to be "stupid" questions without being judged or laughed at, and give others the opportunity to answer them. Sure, you can google these topics for more information, but sometimes it's easier to have someone answer them for you and give a thorough explanation. No question is too stupid, mundane, or elementary.

The more knowledge people have, the more they can share it with others, so have at it. Does anyone here have any "dumb" questions they've been wondering about?

P.S. I have no idea how many people will actually post. This thread is a bit of an experiment...
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Ok here is my stupid questions..

I have a roach in my trunk and i can never catch it.. best way to get rid of it?
Leave your car in the sun on a hot day with the windows up. I.E. - roast it.

Where I live, I can roast them in the summer, or freeze them in the winter. I managed to get rid of fleas from a car once using one of those methods. And I won't go hiking on Sugarloaf Mountain in Montgomery County MD again.
 

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Two questions for the abbis 2012 1.8l mt

One, every now and then I start the car and it'll do a crank cycle but not start, the 2nd turn of the key and it starts instantly. Always starts no problem otherwise and no cels.

Two when I'm heavy into the throttle why does it feel like you have more power applying slightly less throttle than if you were to just mash it?
 

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Let's face it, we weren't born with a wrench in our hands. While some of us have a good understanding of automotive mechanics, sound systems, and other car-related topics, we didn't always know as much as we do.

There was a time in my life when I didn't know what a header was, and I couldn't point out the intake manifold or throttle body in an engine bay, and I was too embarrassed to admit to it.

Well, I'd like to create this thread to give people the opportunity to ask what they'd consider to be "stupid" questions without being judged or laughed at, and give others the opportunity to answer them. Sure, you can google these topics for more information, but sometimes it's easier to have someone answer them for you and give a thorough explanation. No question is too stupid, mundane, or elementary.

The more knowledge people have, the more they can share it with others, so have at it. Does anyone here have any "dumb" questions they've been wondering about?

P.S. I have no idea how many people will actually post. This thread is a bit of an experiment...
We have a 2016 Cruze- how long should a sway bar last? The shop is saying we need it replaced but we just bought it last year and they apparently did a full inspection then- would it have broken (or whatever they do) in a year of basic city driving?
 

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Let's face it, we weren't born with a wrench in our hands. While some of us have a good understanding of automotive mechanics, sound systems, and other car-related topics, we didn't always know as much as we do.

There was a time in my life when I didn't know what a header was, and I couldn't point out the intake manifold or throttle body in an engine bay, and I was too embarrassed to admit to it.

Well, I'd like to create this thread to give people the opportunity to ask what they'd consider to be "stupid" questions without being judged or laughed at, and give others the opportunity to answer them. Sure, you can google these topics for more information, but sometimes it's easier to have someone answer them for you and give a thorough explanation. No question is too stupid, mundane, or elementary.

The more knowledge people have, the more they can share it with others, so have at it. Does anyone here have any "dumb" questions they've been wondering about?

P.S. I have no idea how many people will actually post. This thread is a bit of an experiment...
Let's face it, we weren't born with a wrench in our hands. While some of us have a good understanding of automotive mechanics, sound systems, and other car-related topics, we didn't always know as much as we do.

There was a time in my life when I didn't know what a header was, and I couldn't point out the intake manifold or throttle body in an engine bay, and I was too embarrassed to admit to it.

Well, I'd like to create this thread to give people the opportunity to ask what they'd consider to be "stupid" questions without being judged or laughed at, and give others the opportunity to answer them. Sure, you can google these topics for more information, but sometimes it's easier to have someone answer them for you and give a thorough explanation. No question is too stupid, mundane, or elementary.

The more knowledge people have, the more they can share it with others, so have at it. Does anyone here have any "dumb" questions they've been wondering about?

P.S. I have no idea how many people will actually post. This thread is a bit of an experiment...
Anyone know what this part is called, and/or it's function? It is in the oil cooler of a 2013 cruze lt 1.4l turbo. It is in the spot for the turbo oil feed line. I replaced my oil cooler, was trying to push it in the insert the feed line, and I broke it. I tried to use the one from the old oil cooler, but when I tried to exchange the o ring, I broke that, too. Not my week.
 

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Let's face it, we weren't born with a wrench in our hands. While some of us have a good understanding of automotive mechanics, sound systems, and other car-related topics, we didn't always know as much as we do.

There was a time in my life when I didn't know what a header was, and I couldn't point out the intake manifold or throttle body in an engine bay, and I was too embarrassed to admit to it.

Well, I'd like to create this thread to give people the opportunity to ask what they'd consider to be "stupid" questions without being judged or laughed at, and give others the opportunity to answer them. Sure, you can google these topics for more information, but sometimes it's easier to have someone answer them for you and give a thorough explanation. No question is too stupid, mundane, or elementary.

The more knowledge people have, the more they can share it with others, so have at it. Does anyone here have any "dumb" questions they've been wondering about?

P.S. I have no idea how many people will actually post. This thread is a bit of an experiment...
I have a warning on the dash that shows “maintenance (picture of an oil filter) filter” howdo I fix that??
 

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Let's face it, we weren't born with a wrench in our hands. While some of us have a good understanding of automotive mechanics, sound systems, and other car-related topics, we didn't always know as much as we do.

There was a time in my life when I didn't know what a header was, and I couldn't point out the intake manifold or throttle body in an engine bay, and I was too embarrassed to admit to it.

Well, I'd like to create this thread to give people the opportunity to ask what they'd consider to be "stupid" questions without being judged or laughed at, and give others the opportunity to answer them. Sure, you can google these topics for more information, but sometimes it's easier to have someone answer them for you and give a thorough explanation. No question is too stupid, mundane, or elementary.

The more knowledge people have, the more they can share it with others, so have at it. Does anyone here have any "dumb" questions they've been wondering about?

P.S. I have no idea how many people will actually post. I have no idea do my homework for me reviews at writemypapers4me.net/do-my-homework-cheap. This thread is a bit of an experiment...
This is actually a very good topic.
You were wondering how many people would post here - now you know the answer, it's one of the most popular topics on this forum.
I haven't had a single "stupid" question yet, probably due to the fact that there are already many answers in this thread, but as soon as it appears, I'll be sure to ask it here)))
 

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why some people want to swap from auto to mannual are they crazy
We did it on an old Volvo and it dramatically improved the fun to drive factor of the car with 240 hp. The automatic was geared tall and a total slug off the line.

In the Cruze, neither transmission is very good, but the manual was slightly more fun to drive and slightly less lethargic in the Gen 1. The opposite for the Gen 1, since they paired the manual with Eco gearing and tuned the automatic way better.
 

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Can I drive without the cigarette lighter fuse and/or without the cigarette lighter secured in place?

Very stupid question, I’m aware.

A couple years ago, I had something plugged in to the 12v/cigarette lighter socket in the center console up front, and when I went to unplug it part of the item’s plug came apart, fell into the socket, and it hasn’t worked since (I also have the one in the back which works just fine).

I finally pulled the socket out, but given how much of an effort it was, the fact that it’s probably damaged and I need to replace the socket, and that I don’t have the supplies/knowledge to replace it at this very moment, I have the lighter fuse pulled and the socket isn’t secured. It’s hooked up to the wires because otherwise the wires would fall into the center console creating a new can of worms for me, but I didn’t push it back into place because of how hard it was to pop out.

Given the fuse isn’t for a particularly important part, I want to know if I can drive without the fuse plugged in and/or the socket secured. Or if it does need to be plugged in, can. I drive with it plugged in and the socket popped out? Safety is my obvious number 1 priority, but my stupidity and effort is a close second concern.

TIA
 
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