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Car trouble of an electrical variety

I have a 1998 Oldsmobile 88 LS. She's got around 130K miles on her. She is old and has had a fair share of trouble. On the way home today it started giving random "misses" and I lost power to the car. Many Details inside. (Bonus question:credit approval) [more inside]
posted by Twain Device on Jun 6, 2014 - 10 answers

MeFi Mechanics--Older Car Issue

My wife and I have a rather old Lexus with low miles. On each of the last two times we took it out, the car shuddered a couple of times (like driving over a bump) and then lost all engine power, conking out in the middle of the road. There was no sound involved--just that little shudder, and then no power. Each time, we had to push it to the shoulder. Each time, the car would start up again with no problem--but would not stay on. Some more details inside--any ideas what's up? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 4, 2014 - 12 answers

What would be involved in converting an old SUV into an electric vehicle

This is just a thought experiment at this point, and probably will remain so. In the back of my mind I have the idea that when my old SUV finally gives up the ghost I might rip out the internal combustion drivetrain and convert it to an electric vehicle, possibly with a removable range-extender generator. Setting practicality aside for the moment, can you help me envision what this would involve? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 2, 2014 - 11 answers

A solution so obvious, it must be wrong.

Why don't electric cars use smaller motors with multiple-speed transmissions? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Aug 17, 2011 - 15 answers

looking for tiny earthing car accessory

I am looking for a tiny car earthing accessory I had years back. You touched the car with it before touching it with your bare hand, which would "defuse" (?) the static electricity and keep you from getting shocked by the car. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Jan 25, 2011 - 16 answers

License to thrill? Personalized plates ideas, please.

Woohoo, I'm converting my Prius to a plug-in! Now I want a personalized license plate to go with it. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Oct 30, 2008 - 24 answers

How do I convert a car to electric? No previous knowledge here!

How do I convert a car to electric? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Oct 4, 2008 - 5 answers

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