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About vetali

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  • Birthday 1991-11-16


  • CPU
    i7 4770k
  • Motherboard
    gigabyte z87x ud4h
  • RAM
    16gb gskill ripjaws
  • GPU
    gigabyte g1 gaming 970
  • Case
    phantecs eclipse silent w/ window
  • Storage
    samsung 850 evo 1tb ssd
  • PSU
    corsair hx 750
  • Display(s)
    dell sg2716dg
  • Cooling
    nzxt kraken x52
  • Keyboard
    ducky shine 3 cherry mx blue white LED
  • Mouse
    logitech g700/g600/g502
  • Sound
    sennheiser hd 558
  • Operating System
    windows 10

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    Games, cars, computers, Chinese cartoons, football (Seahawks), baseball (Mariners).
  • Occupation
    Honda technician, ASE certified master automobile technician

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  1. Yeah I bought some. Gonna throw it in the durango's power steering system. It has a faint whine.
  2. The first product that isn't snake oil and I've never heard of it.
  3. Which a very clean, non shit AP2 is within a few thousand of a new ND. 150 HP is just too low even with the torque it makes. Thats as much HP as my mazda 3 and its 8 years older and port injected. Torque seems to be the fad now days thanks to turbos in everything. Honda has done a complete 180 and went to torquey turbos. I prefer NA though. Yeah, the torque dip seems bad. Rumor is that it'll be getting a 2.4 NA motor.
  4. Mazda is prioritizing torque instead of peak HP. Those old honda motors didn't produce any torque, plus were in much heavier cars later on. Who knows, those HP figures may be with regular gas. The skyactivs like premium. My feeling is they know from their partnership with toyota that the BRZ about to get a power jump next gen, so they wana beat them to the punch on that.
  5. Nobody is going to make another desirable engine to swap. Mid 2000s are the best years for modifying cars. The ND is getting a big power jump in 2019. 181 HP at that weight and price makes it extremely enticing. https://www.autoblog.com/2018/04/09/181-horsepower-2019-mazda-mx-5-miata-chat/
  6. Dealer recall scams?

    TSBs often get elevated to recalls. The online sites to search for active recalls are usually months behind, and when you do get the issue remedied its not updated for equally long. Had some people claim we didn't do their inflator recalls because their car was still listed on the NHTSA site. I would wait until you hear something from toyota themselves, rather than from the dealership. They likely run a mass VIN inquiry within their customer records to notify customers as soon as a recall happens. So you should hear something from toyota within a few months.
  7. You should look up how much radar cameras are, which must be mounted front and center of the car.
  8. 3.8 is one of the best v6 motors GM made. Trans is ok. Parts are cheap. Not much else...
  9. if its a 3.8 SC that lesabre will walk a protege. 3.1 and 3.4s are boat anchors
  10. I don't think so, Tesla was operating at too much of a loss for too long of a time to get a space program running. The Model 3 was supposed to be the car that makes Tesla money. With how much R&D that has gone into meeting the absurd production milestones set by Musk, it'll likely be sold at a loss as well initially. I really want Tesla to succeed. However, it seems like the walls are coming in on it. I was curious and looked up service centers for Tesla, the nearest is in sodo Seattle in a tiny shop. I'd like to talk to some of their techs about some things, but I imagine they're restrained by chain and ball like apple store techs are. Shitty thing is, even the "safest" car on the road today would of likely killed the driver in the exact accident the tesla suffered. Hit an uncushioned jersey barrier.... thats gonna split any car in half.