Rules, Thread Titles, Car Information, Searching, and Picture Posting

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Rules For This Exclusively Technical forum

Thread topics that belong in the main forum
  • Seeking solutions to technical problems
  • Build and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects -- require pictures and details describing what was done, how it was done, how much it cost, and what results were
  • Providing technical information of general interest
  • Stolen car announcements -- require theft location and details

Thread topics only allowed in sticky threads at the top

  • For Sale or Want to Buy ads for car parts -- only permitted in FS/WTB sticky
  • Questions about the value of cars or car-related items/jobs -- only permitted in Value sticky
  • Posting car pictures or videos -- only permitted in Picture and Video sticky

Thread topics that belong in other forums
  • Questions about hybrid engine swaps or problems related to those swaps belong in the Hybrid forum or the K motor forum.
  • Meet threads and inquiries for local shops and mechanics belong in an appropriate Regional forum.
  • Painting and body-work projects usually belong in the Paint and Body forum.
  • For Sale (FS), Want To Buy (WTB), Want To Trade (WTT) threads belong only in the Marketplace.

Forbidden thread and post topics
  • Spamming
  • Bench racing -- defined as predicting the performance of a car or a race outcome based on specifications
  • Opinion polls lacking technical merit
  • Illegal activity -- including but not limited to street racing, illegal smog inspection, theft, drugs, abandoned car part-outs, and posting links for downloading copyrighted material.

Thread titles
When creating a new thread in this forum, you MUST select an informative title so that members browsing threads can easily understand your tech problem or question without reading the first post. Whenever possible, please place simple tech questions directly into your thread title. A good title will increase the number and rate of useful responses by letting members know what precise information is needed. ''I need help'', ''need help asap'', and ''help me please'' are examples of poor thread titles that may delay responses or get your thread closed. Some examples of good thread titles are ''92 Civic Si: No fuel pump prime or spark after engine swap", "Stock 99 Civic DX - engine won't crank but starts and runs with a push start", and "93 Del Sol has high and fluctuating idle after replacing throttle body".

Car information

For all technical questions, the following information MUST be included in the first post: vehicle (year, make, model) and engine (if not stock, year, make, model, OBD type). Other pertinent information includes check engine light (CEL) codes as well as engine modifications, such as a turbo kit tuned at 18 psi or a specific throttle body, large injectors, big cams, etc. This information is absolutely essential because, in many instances, members wishing to help in a thread waste their time by posting detailed replies, only to find out the next day that the topic starter left out CRITICAL information. Please respect members wishing to help by taking the time to list or mention crucial information about your car.

Check the FAQs sticky and use the search function

Please check the FAQs Sticky and search this forum and the site (How To: SEARCH) before posting a new thread to ask a technical question. If you don't find what you need, then please feel free to make a new thread.

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