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Carnity Forum Guideline

 

How to use Carnity - Car Enthusiast's Community? (Do's)

Need help: Your car is broken? You suspect something is not right? You doubt if that suggested repair is rightfully needed? Or just need an opinion on your next car buy?

  • ASK: Actively Seeking Knowledge, after all everything starts from asking.
  • Keep it simple, easy and to the point. 
  • Feel free to ask anything related to Cars in Carnity.com, nothing is stupid or OMG here.
  • Be descriptive and specific about your car concern or topic to eliminate any guess work.
  • Post in right car brand and model to be more effective and relevant for people to help you.
  • Start with basic details about your car first by sharing it's health, kms, age, symptoms, etc.
  • Share your problem with as much as details as you can: Images, Videos, sound clips etc.
  • Post your new topic and wait for others to start helping you.
  • To increase your chance of being helped, share your topic in social media or with your friends and family.
  • Once people start advising you, take what is necessary and leave what is not.
  • Feel free to discuss and counter question, as you will learn more information by this reactive behavior.
  • Remember it's a free help in today's busy world, so don't force other to reply "now" or "make it fast". Keep it simple and take it easy.
  • Thread-jacking is most irritating in communities, so don't post your problem in someone's else problem. Be nice and make a new topic.
  • Raise your tolerance considering you are dealing with multi-cultural platform.
  • Once you are satisfied with the help, please thank the members, like their post and mark as solved or hit the best answer.

Like to help: Are you a real community contributor? Really want to help people in trouble? Want to share your knowledge and experiences?

  • Gauge the poster's knowledge first before talking technical jargon's.
  • Help with whatever you can, sometime half help is better than no help.
  • Suggest possible alternate to give them a reasonable choice within permitted time frame.
  • Don't take it personal, if someone doesn't like your advice or idea be open-minded and move on.
  • Don't assume, if problem is not clear. Better discuss and get the facts straight before you offer a solution.
  • Feel free to quote other post's and website's reference links than copy pasting the whole content.
  • Provide solutions with pictures, video or diagrams to be relevant and more specific (if you can).
  • Share your experiences of good or bad workshops, spare part dealers, Do it yourself projects.
  • Share your custom projects with timeline, pictures, costing, before & after comparison.
  • Write review about your own car, it's awesomeness or it's performance.
  • Real knowledge is never wasted, so share as much experiences and knowledge as you can.

 

How to NOT to use Carnity - Car Enthusiast's Community? (Don't)

You must not use the Forum or any part of Carnity for any content that:

  • breaks any local, national or international law or which incites or encourages others to break any law;
  • is racist, sexist or homophobic or otherwise discriminatory;
  • is pornographic, obscene, profane, vulgar, or contains swearing (including words which use * or any other symbols instead of a letter to make the profanity less obvious);
  • is defamatory of any person, business, entity, government, country or any organization;
  • is persistently abusive, threatening, repeatedly a cause of nuisance or annoyance or otherwise illegal towards other Forum users.
  • is otherwise offensive in our reasonable opinion;
  • infringes the rights (including but not limited to the intellectual property rights) of any person or for any legal entity;
  • relates to the conduct of a business;
  • includes advertising, or is soliciting business, including back links or spamming;
  • Impersonates, or attempts to impersonate another person, whether or not that person is a user of this forum.
  • infringes the privacy of an individual or company, including (but not limited to) posting location and/or contact details of another person without their consent;

 

 



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    • Hi @girix As per my knowledge there are several good life insurance companies out here, you will have to check the one that suits you best with the plan that suits you the best. Alico is a American based and is one of the oldest and reliable, Alliance Insurance is another good company I know of, AXA, RSA, Metlife. Some of the other companies are based in Pakistan and India which can help you even if you are not based in UAE anymore
    • Hi All, My First Post so be gentle! I have just arrived in the Sunny UAE! (3 months) I have now started looking at cars...I have came across a very clean 2008 987 with 135K on the clock, having looked through the history is complete main dealer then ARM and JZM with big bundle of receipts for work carried out.  The Question is what are they like to live with as  a daily driver.. commute is only 20-30Km. i haven't experienced the Summer yet so any advice would be welcome...   Thanks I Advance G.
    • I prefer Mobil 1 anyday, over the other brands. My choice is based on my own experience since last 10 years and Mobil 1 quality and engine response always surpassed other brands.
    • Solid state relay = no clicking noise Relay 45 is not there in gcc models Jumping not advisable as it may cook whole HDM unit. EBay = 35 usd + 25 shipping + 2 week's  Carnity hoo haa, still best option to debug  
    • Usually what you can do is with a small sharp flat blade screw driver is pry of the plastic housing of the relay, inside you can just press the contacts by hands to complete the circuit and see of the headlights come on. Or you can takeout the relay, then take a small piece of wire of a decent gauge and find out which of the two pins need to by jumpered and then use your wire to bridge the gap, as in insert one end of the wire into where one of the pins go into the board and the other end into the other. But you need to know the which holes for lack of a better word need to be bridged to complete the circuit.
      Another very rudimentary and not so reliable test is put your ear close and hand over the relay and switch on the lights, most relay give off audible click and you can also feel the contacts inside the relay.
      Relay in very simple layman terms is a operable fuse. Like when you take out a fuse that circuit does not work and when you put it back it does. Only with a relay you can control when the fuse is in or not ( Although the relays function is not that really of a fuse )
      Also if it is the relay get the part number, and look it up on ebay, you'd probably get it cheaper and faster than the dealer
      For Example 
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Headlight-Relay-Switch-Chevy-Silverado-GMC-Sierra-trailblazer-GM-OEM-15016745-/221733789715?fits=Year%3A2006|Model%3ATrailblazer&hash=item33a05d2013:g:unoAAOSwZVhWSOva&vxp=mtr
      ALSO a cursory search tells me you should have a similar relay already in the underhood fuse box #45 for the cooling fans, you should be able to swap it for #46 hence no need for all this hoo haa anyways ! lol

      P.S: Ignore most advise given. I forgot its a solid state so probably no moving parts in it. 
       
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