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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair is scheduled for an election next week, October 30th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates, as we did last election. This ...
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Could autonomous vehicles be on topic?

A proposal for a new site has appeared on Area51 - Autonomous Vehicles. Its rationale being: Proposed Q&A site for professional, amateurs and enthusiasts engaged and interested in the ...
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To only accept best answer if there is more than one answer or after a certain amount of time

Often I come across a question in which I have a lot of knowledge but there is already a best answer. But often the OP has accepted the best answer within minutes of asking the question without ...
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Is it on-topic to ask about identification of a specific equipment shown in a picture?

is it on-topic to ask for the identification of a specific equipment shown in a picture? In my case I've a model wearing a motorbike helmet. I would like to know which exact product he's wearing. ...
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Does this Question Pass Muster?

I'm looking at this question which asks us to find them a manual online. Should it be allowed on the site? My feeling is no, but I want your opinion.
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Updates to mobile app?

What's the likelihood of getting an update to the mobile app (currently using iOS) to include the various review and mod tools? I know that this would be a lot of work for someone (not my area of ...
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Make protected?

Can this Q&A be protected? Seems like a pretty useful one to me and I know I'll have use for this at some point in the future...
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Descriptive term for oil in water or visa versa?

We have seen a lot of questions come through for water in the oil (chocolate milk) or oil in the water ... What could we use as a term to throw into a tag for either one of these? I mean, I guess ...
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Where is the Pitstop page and why is it so hard to find?

Where is the Pitstop page for Motor Vehicle Repair and why is it so hard to find?
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Is this question on-topic?

How do I find the width of a car? has one close vote against it for being off topic. However I feel as it's on topic, as the dimensions of a vehicle are quite an important statistic (will it fit in ...
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New Question is a rewording of a question on Hold

Aight, this new user asked this question, and it was put on hold as it related to driving technique. Now, the same user posted this new question, which is his original question reworded to be in-...
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Can we change the “Solstice” tag to the “David Lively” tag?

18 of the 19 questions tagged "Solstice" are his solstice. Assuming we can't outright change it (after all, how would future solstice enthusiasts find solstice related questions?) could we get some ...
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Do we know when we will complete graduation?

The site graduated from beta status last September: Congratulations, Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair is graduated! The staged process of transition as described in that post then commenced. ...
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Consolidate light and lights tags?

I was looking at a recent question which was migrated from another Stack. The question had to do with LED lights. While looking to retag it, I noticed there is a light and a lights tags. This seems ...
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Time to revisit the [make]/[model] tagging methodology?

So there's this question about tagging model-specific questions when the site was still in its infancy: Tagging for Make/Model/Year specific questions? Back then the community made a decision to ...
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Why are my flags marked as declined?

After having a recent discussion about flagging thanks and +1 comments on meta I'm curious to know why my flags are being declined when I flag a +1 since I estimate this is my forth decline, for ...
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I keep on repeating the same answer for different questions

Lack of fuel pressure is a prime cause for hot-start problems. To date, I've repeated this message in 5 different answers. I'm not sure a canonical answer would work here since every vehicle will have ...
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Can “before & after” rebuilding photos be posted, looking for improvement suggestions?

I like to rebuild my engines and cars, sometimes I'm undecided to how to improve "visual" things, like "where should I hold this hose?" or "should I chrome or blacken nuts?" etc. So I would share ...
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Animated Gif's for user content

I have some tie rod rotation images I wanted to upload for an upcoming question. Does stack exchange support animated gifs for user content in Questions and Answers? I'll find out soon enough I guess.
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What's the possibility of having stack exchange support media beyond images?

A lot of MVM&R questions could go a lot further if folks were able to upload a video or audio clip. I realize folks could use YouTube for something like that and link to it here but certain ...
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Are questions about the longevity of a particular make/model on topic?

I am considering purchasing a high mileage car and thought about asking if this particular make/model/year is generally known to last more than X miles. Would that type of question be on topic here?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Why the downvotes? Explanations would be helpful

I have a question about my Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Stack Exchange post: 2009 Corolla Center Console Cup Holder Insert won't stay in place My question was voted down twice with no ...
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Why is British English often 'corrected' to American English here?

Multiple times I have seen people 'correcting' British English words and terms in a question to their American equivalent. Words like colour are changed to color and customisation is changed to ...
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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair documentation

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair documentation Just like the Stackoverflow Documentation, it would be wonderful to have a documentation for Maintenance & Repair of different types of ...
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Let's think about key site design ideas

We graduated last year, and are in the queue to get a new site design to get away from the bland beta style we still carry. Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 did a bit of research on timelines which indicates we may be a ...
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Motor vehicles include a lot more than cars, trucks and motorcycles

When I first saw this forum "Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair", being a pilot, I immediately thought, great, can I ask about user maintenance on the Lycoming engine in my plane? Nope, reading ...
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Flagging / editing mildly offensive posts

The first answer to Why is my car hard to start only after a few hours? starts off with: ND (DENSO) spark plugs Suh HUH HUCK & NGK is great. To my eye that's unnecessarily crude and lacks ...
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Can we customize the “How To Ask” text?

I've been noticing that we get a lot of "hit-and-run" question askers. For example: 99 Chevy Venture leaking water Why is the oil light on in my new Honda Pilot after 4000 miles? Electrical issue ...
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Users Physical Safety, when and how should we address this?

Sometimes a question is asked and it fills me with worry for the person asking the question. Less frequently I'll see something suggested as an answer which is potentially fraught with danger. ...
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The Great MAF Experiment

Keep on reading if you have access to an OBD-II reader and a fuel-injected vehicle As mentioned in this meta post, I'm on a mission to collect data for mass air flow values at idle. With sufficient ...
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How do we encourage question askers to be engaged with their questions?

It seems like a fairly common thing for somebody to ask an unanswerable-with-information-provided question and then "go away" and not respond to comments with questions or tentative ideas. I'm ...
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Is it legal/ethical to link to an online copy of a service manual?

Over the years I have seen questions on the main site that could be answered with a link to an online service manual. While I prefer to err on the side of caution, I feel there is a need to have an ...
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I want to crowd-source data on MAF readings at idle. Should I make the request on the main site, meta or in chat?

I think it would be possible to answer a question like this if sufficient data was collected about various vehicles: Is there a rule of thumb for estimating volumetric efficiency? I am quite ...
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Are Construction/Design Questions Offtopic?

I see a few question that stray from "Maintenance & Repair" on this site, but I am unsure how far that goes. What about DIY construction/Design? Sorry about the multiple postings, I did not ...
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Are Non-Vehicle Questions Off-Topic? Suggestion for Similar Communities?

Looking around it seems you allow non-("cars, trucks, and motorcycles") motor vehicle questions. But what about other mechanic problems that are related to non-vehicles? For example lawn mowers, weed ...
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OBD Code Only Questions

Recently we've had a couple of users who have asked questions where the only bit of information they give is the OBD code and the make/model of the vehicle, followed by "how can I fix it" or some such....
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New users and comments

New users often mention that they can't comment. Veteran users often say "you can always comment on your own question." I'm wondering about the disconnect, could it be that the new users are trying to ...
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Warped Rotors again

The prevailing sentiment in this thread goes directly against the facts and accepted answer in this thread. Indeed, the "correct" (or at least, more correct) answer (of mine) is being downvoted into ...
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Mechanics.SE Blog?

I'm curious as to what everyone would think about starting a blog for the site? Please post up: If you'd be interested in contributing What your activity level would be (how many posts per month/...
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More creative name for mechanics.SE

History: As some of you may remember, this site used to go by the name of garage.stackexchange.com It was changed to mechanics.stackexchange.com in March of 2011 as it sounded more professional, and ...
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Should I delete old zero-score answers?

I'm sure every one of us has answers that just never went anywhere. In some cases, I'm sure we all have answers that we posted to questions where another answer was accepted and got a positive score, ...
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Why is there a daily rep limit?

I'm relatively new to this community, but i really like discussing things here and sharing knowledge. Because of my activity, my rep skyrocketed ever since i came here. I just earned the Mortarboard ...
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At what point is it 'too late' to provide an answer to an old question?

I regularly see various interesting, but old (unanswered)questions in the 'Similar Questions' box. Sometimes I could add a useful contribution and I'd like to answer them, but I'm hesitating because ...
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Can we change the grey banner on the main site?

Can we change the grey banner at the top of the site? It kind of bland. Here's one I like --> https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/ Little details in the picture, nice mix of colours. Is this ...
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Why is my avatar failing to display on 10/27/2016?

My avatar failed to load on a lot of SE sites including this one. Why?

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