Monthly Archives: April 2014

Popping sound in engine because of air

My car was making this popping sound after regular intervals when my car was either idling of moving.

engine noise

Turned out it was because of a missing screw on engine. Air was going directly into the engine and it would make this popping noise. The car was also not idling properly, once the whole was closed with the screw, the idling became perfect.

There other problem that I had because of the same problem, when it rain, my car would not start easily at all. Even if it did it would die immediately. Taking the car a mile would be a pain as it would constantly loose power when I would accelerate and would stop. This was cause by the same issue, because air going in the engine directly. The engine would suck in air but since the engine would be wet, it should suck some water (this is my mechanic guess and mine), which would make the problem worse.

Hope this helps some body.


Greedy means it will go towards the end of line and will NOT stop at first match if there are other matches available.

'.*'  = Greedy
'.*?' = Lazy

Lazy has extra character (?) in the regex syntax. Similarly you can use ‘+’ operator instead of ‘*’

'.+'  = Greedy
'.+?' = Non Greedy (also called Lazy, Reluctant)

‘+’ mean one or more characters
‘*’ mean zero or more characters

How to remove mixidj delta search from FireFox

I had trouble removing MixiDJ Delta Search from Firefox using regular tutorial that I found online. This extension was not showing in options->Extensions. Nether it was listed in Search providers (when I accessed it from Options).

Here is how to remove in Firefox.

1. Select the Search box in FireFox. Typically this is set to Google but in this case it is set to Mixidj Delta Search. Click manage and select remove. Move Google up the top of the list but clicking the MOve up button.
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2. At this point, opening New Window was fixed but new TABS were still opening in MixiDJ Delta Search. Type about:config in firefox where you enter url. Then scroll down to where it says TABNEWURL. Edit and change it to

You should be all set.