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26 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Don't lump me in with them. I'm an enthusiast of mechanic design, be it engines, weaponry, or productive machinery. Not a guy with a wrench that reads the marketing garbage AFE/insert other "enthusiast" brand that can't legally warranty half of their products.

 

I fail to see a correlation between people screeching variations of "forced induction is more efficient!!! Reclaimed energy!!!" and anything I've said.

If you can't be civil. Please leave

 

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12 hours ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Really strange qualifying session today at Croft, 5 red flags. 3 of the red flags were caused by the foam bales and the other 2 were caused by a crash and a car getting stuck in the grass with a split tire. There was also rain near the end of the session, I don't think I've ever seen a qualifying session as hectic as this before.  

Seems like there's quite a delayed start to the racing today, first race isnt until lunch time and its a BTCC one, no support races early on?


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8 overtakes 7 with a puncture. Both cars need a splash to get to the end.

 

 


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8 hours ago, Bitter said:

Project Farm is entertaining to watch but that's about it, it's scientainment.

 

I've bounced between brands and types on my 2ZZ but have just been running 5W-40 synthetic at 5K intervals lately. 5W-40 is what Lotus suggests for track use with the 2ZZ, I don't track it (yet?) but I do run it hard when I take it out and there is metal on metal contact for the high lift cam lobes so oil film strength is critical when you're going into lift often and staying in lift which with the automatic it's easier to stay in lift because of the longer gears after 1st. There's a nice set of oil sprayers in the valve cover that keep it all bathed in oil all the time which really is nice to have, the high lift cam lobes are pretty rounded with long duration so they don't jump much, and the metal shoes they ride on are a sintered material I think which holds oil well and has some self lubricity also. It's similar to the shoes a SR20 cam lobes ride on, but there's a dual cam lobe setup where the low lift cam lobes ride on roller rockers and then in high lift mode the lifters lock and engage the high lift cam lobes. It's a pretty drastic change over but that's partly because of how Toyota tuned it to 'kick' into lift so it feels dramatic, blah.

I couldn't agree more , lost interest when I saw the scuff/friction test, gear oil would pass that test with flying colours but you wouldn't use that in your engine. That test along with the rich mixture/oil cap test was used as a scam in the 70s at motor shows to sell magic potions to unsuspecting customers (don't ask me if I'm old enough to remember)


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1 hour ago, 711jrp said:

I couldn't agree more , lost interest when I saw the scuff/friction test, gear oil would pass that test with flying colours but you wouldn't use that in your engine. That test along with the rich mixture/oil cap test was used as a scam in the 70s at motor shows to sell magic potions to unsuspecting customers (don't ask me if I'm old enough to remember)

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11 hours ago, AlwaysFSX said:

I want to see him do actual heated mechanical testing with those oils for something real world. Just because something flows really well hot/cold doesn't mean is has the film strength to protect the metal in your engine.

How bout that fuckin motorkote in the lawnmower test tho


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So I spent the weekend with my folks for Fathers day; my dad is going to buy a new small pickup to replace his civic pretty soon, so we went and drove a Chevy Colorado, and a Ford Ranger.

 

I was really surprised how smooth the Chev powertrain was, when parked you really had to look at the tach to tell it was even running; silky smooth and super quiet. Sadly the rest of the Colorado was uninspiring, everything in the interior felt super cheap and the display on the dash was pretty slow to respond.

 

The Ranger was basically the polar opposite, the interior was great, and the electronics package was impressive. The 2.3L engine was MUCH louder than the 3.6L V6 in the Colorado, but the Ranger was also noticeably quicker and lighter on it's feet. 

 

As of right now he's kinda leaning to the Ranger but those are a couple grand more expensive, so could really go either way. 

 

But while we were there, I did see this GT350R sitting in the corner:

 

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Currently priced at $93k, a full $20k over the $73k sticker price. I like Mustangs, but my enthusiasm starts to wain as things get dangerously close to the six figure mark. 

 

They also had an F150 in almost the exact spec I would want one; 4-Door, short bed, 5.0L, 4x4, Lariat, locking rear end, 36gal fuel tank, center console, and trailer tow. $46k... Someday.

 

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9 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

The 2.3L engine was MUCH louder than the 3.6L V6 in the Colorado

Are you just noting it's louder in the cabin, or was it also louder when you got out?

 

Our ST's do have the sound symposers so I wouldn't be surprised if they threw one of those into the 2.3L rangers to make people think they're being loud when they step on the gas. 


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6 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

Are you just noting it's louder in the cabin, or was it also louder when you got out?

 

Our ST's do have the sound symposers so I wouldn't be surprised if they threw one of those into the 2.3L rangers to make people think they're being loud when they step on the gas. 

Both inside and out, and this isn't the same noise as a sound symposer, its just engine noise. 


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Just now, Real_PhillBert said:

Both inside and out, and this isn't the same noise as a sound symposer, its just engine noise. 

That's good then. The symposers are silly and are never a good replacement for a proper exhaust!


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On 6/15/2019 at 1:02 PM, vinyldash303 said:

Isn’t T5 conventional? I don’t know what car you have but I’ve been using T6 in the vehicles I’ve driven and really like it

I'd like to run T6 but they don't make it in a flavor for my car. I'm not hesitant to try different brands of oil, but I don't really think I should run 5w-40 if my engine calls for 10w-30. Any input? 

 

Reading your other posts it'll quiet the engine? I was just hesitant to run thicker oil, but she runs HOT so. 


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2 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

So I spent the weekend with my folks for Fathers day; my dad is going to buy a new small pickup to replace his civic pretty soon, so we went and drove a Chevy Colorado, and a Ford Ranger.

 

I was really surprised how smooth the Chev powertrain was, when parked you really had to look at the tach to tell it was even running; silky smooth and super quiet. Sadly the rest of the Colorado was uninspiring, everything in the interior felt super cheap and the display on the dash was pretty slow to respond.

 

The Ranger was basically the polar opposite, the interior was great, and the electronics package was impressive. The 2.3L engine was MUCH louder than the 3.6L V6 in the Colorado, but the Ranger was also noticeably quicker and lighter on it's feet. 

 

As of right now he's kinda leaning to the Ranger but those are a couple grand more expensive, so could really go either way. 

 

But while we were there, I did see this GT350R sitting in the corner:

 

 

 

Currently priced at $93k, a full $20k over the $73k sticker price. I like Mustangs, but my enthusiasm starts to wain as things get dangerously close to the six figure mark. 

 

They also had an F150 in almost the exact spec I would want one; 4-Door, short bed, 5.0L, 4x4, Lariat, locking rear end, 36gal fuel tank, center console, and trailer tow. $46k... Someday.

 

 

Honestly been looking to possible replace the Impala with a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton to use as a tow rig (Leaning towards 3/4 ton) and the 7.3 F250s are super super tempting. This one especially caught my eye

 

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11 minutes ago, RevoltTrain said:

Honestly been looking to possible replace the Impala with a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton to use as a tow rig (Leaning towards 3/4 ton) and the 7.3 F250s are super super tempting. This one especially caught my eye

 

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11 minutes ago, RevoltTrain said:

Honestly been looking to possible replace the Impala with a 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton to use as a tow rig (Leaning towards 3/4 ton) and the 7.3 F250s are super super tempting. This one especially caught my eye

 

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=514343550

 

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Those 7.3s are supposed to be really tough, although not the most powerful thing out there. 

 

That price seems suspiciously low to me, but I guess I haven't been pricing out 3/4 ton pickups either. 


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4 minutes ago, FuzzyYellow said:

My dad now has a e1999 f250 with a 7.3. It’s awesome

From the few I have experience with they should be able to do anything I'll ever really need out of a truck, while sounding pretty damn good

2 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Those 7.3s are supposed to be really tough, although not the most powerful thing out there. 

 

That price seems suspiciously low to me, but I guess I haven't been pricing out 3/4 ton pickups either. 

It's about average, might be a little lower than normal market price. Just not too many people are selling 7.3 3/4 tons right now

 

Not too worried about it being insanely powerful or anything, just enough to haul around a car when needed, and haul just about everything I own in an enclosed trailer when I move, after that it'll be more or less a car hauler and farm truck


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2 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

So I spent the weekend with my folks for Fathers day; my dad is going to buy a new small pickup to replace his civic pretty soon, so we went and drove a Chevy Colorado, and a Ford Ranger.

 

I was really surprised how smooth the Chev powertrain was, when parked you really had to look at the tach to tell it was even running; silky smooth and super quiet. Sadly the rest of the Colorado was uninspiring, everything in the interior felt super cheap and the display on the dash was pretty slow to respond.

 

The Ranger was basically the polar opposite, the interior was great, and the electronics package was impressive. The 2.3L engine was MUCH louder than the 3.6L V6 in the Colorado, but the Ranger was also noticeably quicker and lighter on it's feet. 

 

As of right now he's kinda leaning to the Ranger but those are a couple grand more expensive, so could really go either way. 

 

But while we were there, I did see this GT350R sitting in the corner:

 

20190615-125812.jpg

 

Currently priced at $93k, a full $20k over the $73k sticker price. I like Mustangs, but my enthusiasm starts to wain as things get dangerously close to the six figure mark. 

 

They also had an F150 in almost the exact spec I would want one; 4-Door, short bed, 5.0L, 4x4, Lariat, locking rear end, 36gal fuel tank, center console, and trailer tow. $46k... Someday.

 

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why not a tacoma?


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16 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Those 7.3s are supposed to be really tough, although not the most powerful thing out there. 

 

That price seems suspiciously low to me, but I guess I haven't been pricing out 3/4 ton pickups either. 

That’s actually a bit high for a 7.3 tbh. My dad got his for $6600 out the door. (100% rust free, 282k on it with a replaced engine though. XL, 4x4 and auto trans)


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2 minutes ago, FuzzyYellow said:

That’s actually a bit high for a 7.3 tbh. My dad got his for $6600 out the door. (100% rust free, 282k on it with a replaced engine though. XL, 4x4 and auto trans)

For under 100K original miles, it's not too bad whatsoever if I'm being honest. 


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9 minutes ago, terrytek said:

why not a tacoma?

Because the Taco is much more expensive and really only better than the others at offering it in Flat Dark Earth. 

4 minutes ago, FuzzyYellow said:

That’s actually a bit high for a 7.3 tbh. My dad got his for $6600 out the door. (100% rust free, 282k on it with a replaced engine though. XL, 4x4 and auto trans)

282k miles vs 100k miles. 


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2 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Because the Taco is much more expensive and really only better than the others at offering it in Flat Dark Earth. 

282k miles vs 100k miles. 

Overall they tend to hover between 5-15K depending on year, mileage, and options more often than not. Rust being another big price changer around these parts


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4 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Because the Taco is much more expensive and really only better than the others at offering it in Flat Dark Earth. 

282k miles vs 100k miles. 

I get it, but they really top out at about 10k here a thousand or two more if it’s a southern truck.


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1 minute ago, FuzzyYellow said:

I get it, but they really top out at about 10k here a thousand or two more if it’s a southern truck.

Shit, I remember 10-15 years ago I paid $16k for a 2000 F250 with the 6.8L V10, although only 32k miles. 


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2 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Shit, I remember 10-15 years ago I paid $16k for a 2000 F250 with the 6.8L V10, although only 32k miles. 

Been kinda considering the V10 trucks as well, but I honestly don't know much about them, other than they seem to pass everything other than a gas station


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Y'all are crazy. The downtown core is completely gridlocked and public transit has shut down.

 

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