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Burninate the [odb2] tag?

There are currently 12 questions using the odb2 tag that are all asking about fault codes. It seems this tag should be removed and all references to it updated to use the obd-ii tag instead. I'm not ...
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What's the purpose of the [auto] tag?

What's the purpose of the auto tag? It doesn't have a tag wiki or usage guidance, has 8 questions, and seems to be (to me) a site-tag: every question on the site could be tagged with it. I'm of the ...
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Tags: Cleaning and clean - Do we need both?

We currently have a clean tag and a cleaning tag. Do we need both?
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Why our 2 wheeled tags are described “wrong”?

Our tags describe motorcycles as a "A self propelled two wheeled motor vehicle with an engine larger than 50cc's". Describe scooter as a "A two wheeled motorized vehicle with a cylinder volume less ...
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Apache tag used for two different vechicles

The tag wiki of apache tag states that, The Chevrolet Apache model is a truck which was released in 1958 However among the two questions in the tag, one question points to the Chevrolet Apache ...
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Can modifications be included in the title for this site?

I believe more viewers would be drawn to this site if you added modifications in the title. How is a decision like this made? Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Repair & Modifications. Are vehicle ...
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The low tag is such a low quality tag

Let's burninate the low tag. The tag is far too vague. There are 7 questions tagged with it so far. Out of these 7: Two relate to low fluids (oil, fuel etc) One relates to a quiet horn electrical ...
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Renaming CVT Tag

I just posted a question about CVT on the main site and have noticed the following: there is a generic tag called transmission there's a manual-transmission there's an automatic-transmission there's ...
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Should small engines grow?

In the tag wiki for the tag small-engine, it says that these engines are typically 15HP or less. However, many lawn tractors, which I would have thought would fit this category, frequently push 20-...
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Tags for oil-coolant leak

I saw that people use the tags "oil" and "coolant" to indicate an oil-coolant-leak question. Would something speak against replacing that with a new "oil-coolant-leak" tag?
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I'm burninating [data]

A recent tag wiki suggested edit review brought my attention to our data tag, which currently has the following two questions in it: What data are OBD-II scanners capable of logging? (this one is ...
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A tag for intermittent problems

I wanted to retag this question to reflect that it is an intermittent problem. Occasional trouble idling Do we really not have a tag for intermittent problems, or am I missing something?
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Engine type tags

We have two-stroke, four-stroke, and rotary-engine. I'm wondering if it would make sense to have a standard form of engine nomenclature, perhaps just 'type' rather than 'type-engine' (e.g., 'radial' ...
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Electrics tag needed?

Is the electrics tag needed? If so, what is it's purpose?
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Would questions about car washing or detailing be on-topic?

As the title. I took a look at the tags and didn't see one for it that I could find. While washing motor vehicles does tend to be a bit more unique than washing other things, it's not really dealing ...
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Are manufacturer tags (i.e. “honda”) given special meaning on this site? And is that unique to this SE site?

My first question here was: Does recirculated cabin air pass through the air filter? I visited it for review/editing and noticed that the tab title in the browser was prefaced with "honda", e.g. my ...
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Add tag synonym to the CNG tag?

I think that "natural-gas" should be a tag synonym for the CNG tag but... You have to have enough people with enough tag rep (who have enough votes in the tag) to vote on the synonym You need to get ...
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Should we retag gearbox related questions using the gear tag?

I have just created the gearbox tag for my question. It seems strange that there isnt one. The gears tag has many gearbox related questions. Should I/we retag the gearbox tag for these sort of ...
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Do we need the 'car' tag?

As above - it seems fairly superfluous! Of course, that above sentence is too short... So I'll add this bit to make it pass the automated check...
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Disambiguate the Seat tag

There are currently 11 questions tagged seat, a tag which has no wiki. Of these, 8 are about the things you sit on in a vehicle and 3 are about models from the Spanish manufacturer. We do have model-...
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Tag [fastner] should be [fastener] (missing an 'e')

There's a tag fastner on the site that is presumably a typo. It should be fastener, which doesn't exist. Can a mod please create the correctly-spelled version and synonymize the typo?
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New tags for MGs please

May I ask for some new tags for MG and ZS-180 I would like MG-ZS-180 but I know that does not fit the pattern of the site at the moment and I don't have the rep. I also apologize now for the blatant ...
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Tag Synonym Support for VW and Volkswagen

Can we create a tag synonym for vw and volkswagen, with vw as the main since there are already 130+ questions under it.
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Do we really need an old cars tag?

Do we really need an old-cars tag? I approved the edit to the tag wiki today, didn't even realize this tag existed. Is it useful? Excerpt Old cars cover oldtimers as well as youngtimers, i.e. ...
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An easy filter for (avoiding) model-specific questions?

I've been enjoying asking some automotive engineering theory questions here on this site, such as factors that affect braking distance, and whether accelerating faster affects fuel economy. They've ...
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Could we have a “spam target” tag?

We have at least one answer in one particular question that is regularly targeted for complete re-write spam: Test Gasoline for Water Content It would be helpful to have a tag or marker that allows ...
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Precedence for New Tags Without Questions?

AGAIN WITH THE TAGS! LOL! Yes, still thinking about tags and the data involved with them. I am wondering what is the precedence for creating tags without questions? I have noticed there are some tags ...
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F250 Tag to Match F-150 and F-350 Tags

I know this is very anal of me, but was looking to get the f250 tag to match the f-150 and f-350 tags. The dash (-) is missing. Stupid, I know, but just thinking it needs to be standardized.
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Tag addition requests

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Thoughts on adding the following tag? Custom :: Perfect way to catagorize "Performance" or "Modifications" it can be added to a tag list with Engine / Audio / ...
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Precedent for creating new tags, specifically for Karting in this case

I did find a list that specifies how tags should be used, found here. However, I did not seem to find it explicit on how we should format new tags to make sure many duplicates are not created. In ...
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Can a part-identification tag be added?

I don't have the rep (nor the familiarity with this particular se site), but my question: What is the name of this part on a 2003 Mazda Protege5? reminds me of the [story-identification] tagged ...
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Don't have the reputation to add an electric-vehicle or EV tag

Would someone with a better reputation add one of these, please?
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bug in tag synonyms page

I believe I found a bug while adding a tag synonym. When I was typing in a search for 'mercedes' I get this result: Not sure if this is normal behavior or if this is a bug.
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Tag synonym: fuel/petrol/gas

Just noticed this bit of tag redundancy on a question. What are the benefits of premium (high octane) petrol? That question has all of the following tags: fuelgaspetrol Could the powers that be ...