Automotive

In addition to ignition, power and monitoring gauges and lights, today's motor vehicles feature computerized engines, transmissions and braking systems, electronic mapping systems, Bluetooth and Internet connectivity, sensors that detect other vehicles, motorized seats, and digital audio and video systems; several manufacturers are producing electric and hybrid automobiles and self-driving cars.

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Q1:
which of the 2 hybrid cars offer an adapter that allows the battery (not lead acid battery
but the 80kg+ battery that could run the car) to be charged from a UK 3pin 220V ?

Q2:
which of the 2 offer better seating capacity, or their hybrid models come in 6 or 7 seater
models?
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How much average cost is to replace noisy or bad lifters in 2000 ford expedition 5.4 4WD? Also can I drive it like that for few months?
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Is their any device i can use to charge computer batteries during camping? I found some like goal zero sherpa 50 or 100 but they are not cheap.
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Q1:
which of the 2 hybrid cars offer an adapter that allows the battery (not lead acid battery
but the 80kg+ battery that could run the car) to be charged from a UK 3pin 220V ?

Q2:
which of the 2 offer better seating capacity, or their hybrid models come in 6 or 7 seater
models?

Q3:
which of the two are better at overtaking other cars (occasionally I may drive to the
country to the north which is a 12 hours continuous drive at 110km/h)

Q4:
What's their list prices like?

Q5:
Which of the 2 are more fuel efficient (assuming same weight they are taking)?

Q6:
Which of the 2 have more durable gear and 7-gears (like the more modern cars to
save on fuel) ?

Q7:
which of the 2 offer the option to convert to use liquefied/compressed natural gas?
We currently use petrol (or gasoline as it's called in the US) but CNG may become
popular in future with much lower cost per mileage
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I bought a used cylinder head and gave it to the machine shop for any repair it needs. My vehicle has an issue of blowing spark plug. It happens twice and dealer told me i have to replace the head. I can't afford dealer price so I took it to the small shop to replace head. After they replace the head, I heard the tic noise from the lifters. They showed me there are 2 lifters on the front making noises. Machine shop who rebuild that head is already closed and the shop refused to fix that issue. I already blown around 2000$ in this repairment. My question is, it is possible if i take to another shop they can replace those lifters as they are the two on the front?

99 Ford Expedition 5.4 4WD
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I just had my vehicle cylinder head done today and I took my vehicle down to emission testing and they told me I had to do some research about how to reset my computer because my computer is not hooking up to their computer. What exactly do I need to do to reset the computer on my vehicle. He told me to google it but I don't know the specifics to google. I am from Nashville, Tennessee. My vehicle is 2000 Ford Expedition 5.4 4WD.
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I have 99 ford expedition 5.4 4wd. Few years ago I have an issue with the transmission cooling lines. They were started leaking. I took it to the shop and they told me that the cheapest way to fix it is to put a rubber hose on it. Since than I never have any issue on those leaks. My question is does it fix the problem permanently or it needs to fix it again in the future?
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This is a question about electronics.

I have next bridge board L298N:
L298NFurther info about L298N board is here.  

And next DC motor:
DC motorWith next parameters:
DC motor specsFull datasheet is here and its encoder is here.

The LN298N has 2A max. current for one channel.
The DC motor has 550mA rated current, but 2.8A stall current.
I expect during certain high torque moments the current to go up to 2.8A.

Is the LN298N bridge board protected against the over 2A current?
How is the LN298N bridge board protected against the over 2A current?

The application note of the L298 circuit shows next protection against short-circuits:
Short circuit protection
But looking on the L298N board I cannot see that protection. There are only diodes to protect against the back emf from DC motor or step motor coils.

What do you propose to protect/limit the current to 2A for half of the bridge?
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Is it possible that we can make a device which works the same way our heart work? I just have some times crazy ideas popsup in my head. It just click in my head that why not we have a device which do the same function which our heart so that if some one heart fail we just switch it with the human made device.
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Is their any other software beside pcanywhere which I can installed on my kids computer to monitor what websites they are going or any other activities. PCanywhere is easy to track that's why I just dont like that software.
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How hard is to change the top cover? Also is it possible I can put something around it which covers the crack instead of tear a part everything.

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I have this simple gaage remote opener with DIP switches.  10 DIP switches inside.

Does anyone know what frequencies these remotes operate?  Or does it really matter when shopping for a new remotes?

Thanks.
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Since few months battery is going to explode in my phone. Size is keep going bigger and feels like its belly is going to explode. This is the fifth battery I change in my phone. Any suggestion?
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I need a door lock for front door, entrance in house, which can be locked/unlocked with keys from both sides, but from inside to have a special feature. I would need to be in such way that the key could never be forgotten inside or if it is forgotten, then to still be able to unlock it from outside.
It is a metal door at my parents’ house and I would like to prevent an unpleasant situation that happened when the key was forgotten inside, the door locked, the doorbell was ringing, but could not be heard or did not work properly...
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I bought an OBD2 code reader for the 2005 Honda CRV and it shows P0325. On lookup it's an issue with the "knock sensor". Half the time the engine light comes on and half the time not - which is the reason I picked up the code reader. The car is running just fine. How important is it to replace the knock sensor? Perhaps the problem is just a loose connection to the knock sensor? Other thoughts? I see it's generally about $400 to replace $300 labor and $100 part.
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I have a Acura 2014 TLS and my right side mirror will move by itself ?  why is this sometimes it will move and I will have  to reset back to normal .




sometimes this mirror will go right to the stops and click , click ,click , if you shut the car off and restart it will stop clicking

I am thinking water may be getting to the switch and shorting it ?

rain gets on the switch quite often

thanks !!
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A typical Minivan has a driver memory seat.  There is a motor that moves seat horizontally.  There are other motors, i.e. recliner motor that reclines seat back and forth.  

A typical truck has a Pedal Motor on driver memory seat.  What is the need of a Pedal Motor?  What does it move?
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I own a used chevy s10 2004 model truck and i went to move the window wipers and they worked for a little while , like a second or few. then the driver side wiper wont work and it keeps blowing the fuses. what do i do ?
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We recently purchased an ICP instrument from thermo-fisher.  My question has to do with the Argon gas supply.  We purchased one of the very large Argon dewers, and it it lasted for only two weeks.  I was told this has to do with the venting of the dewer, and that this short life was expected.  Is it better to buy the smaller cylinders that do not vent?
I was also told that they recommend keeping the instrument in stand-by mode, and thus constantly Argon purged for the sake of the internal optics of the instrument.  Any experience out there?  Need to get this resolved quickly.
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I have a factory machine with a digital motor on it.  In order to configure it I need to connect via the DB9 Serial interface  that is attached to the drive. The documentation that came with the drive displays the pin assignments in a manner that  I am not familiar with.  I am also not sure how to make up a male usb to male  DB9 cable.

Pin assignments

Pin 1 -        IN 1+
Pin 2-         IN 2+
Pin 3-         OUT 1-, OUT 2-
Pin 4-         OUT 1+
Pin 5-         OUT 2+
Pin 6-         IN 1-
Pin 7-         IN 2-
Pin 8-         OUT 1-, OUT 2-
Pin 9-         OUT 1-, OUT 2-

I would appreciate any advice that I can get.

Thanks
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This is what I found after entering the vin number but I cant find exact casting number on the cylinder head on ford web site?
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Do the cylinder heads are same in all 5.4 expeditions or they are different? I dont know if the one I bought it will fit my 2000 ford expedition 5.4 4WD XLT. It came out from 5.4 expedition.

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Hello all, I am trying to get the programming code for my alarm so I can use it on my vehicle the six key characters are 2248CE. I know very little about how these mathematics work so I will give you the link. I would appreciate any help thanks.

 http://landroverforums.com/forum/attachments/discovery-ii-18/15338d1365184693-used-key-fobs-disco2_fobcode_worksheet_20130405.pdf
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Can you please tell me just by looking at it if its a right side or for the left side?
2000 Ford Expedition 5.4 4WD XLT

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Automotive

In addition to ignition, power and monitoring gauges and lights, today's motor vehicles feature computerized engines, transmissions and braking systems, electronic mapping systems, Bluetooth and Internet connectivity, sensors that detect other vehicles, motorized seats, and digital audio and video systems; several manufacturers are producing electric and hybrid automobiles and self-driving cars.