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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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

 

Edit. That goes for everyone in the thread

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25 minutes ago, ProfBrown said:

What your daily? Where about in Cali?

 

I came from a truck doing about 14.2 mpg and about 60-700 miles a week lol. Trust me, the car change up was more of a necessity than a want lol. If it was all wants, I'd have kept the truck a while longer, or gone with a V8 RWD car of sorts lol.

I drive a 325i, and am in the San Francisco Bay Area (on the peninsula). Just filled up at ~ $4.19/gallon


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Just now, arnavvr said:

I drive a 325i, and am in the San Francisco Bay Area (on the peninsula). Just filled up at ~ $4.19/gallon

e36, e46, e90 or newer? If its a non turbo 325i like the old inline 6 cars, you don't need to use premium lol. I had an e36 for a few years, 328i, and ran mid grade all the time. No issues what so ever. 

 

Also, premium where I am is closer to $4.25 at the lowest lol. More like $4.35+ 


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7 minutes ago, arnavvr said:

I drive a 325i, and am in the San Francisco Bay Area (on the peninsula). Just filled up at ~ $4.19/gallon

I actually really like the beater civic i just bought for gas mileage. $20 gets me almost 400 miles here lol

 

and I need to drive a lot so it really helps.. keeping the miles off the miata too


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Storytime: Back when I was first learning to drive stick shift, I was having some trouble getting the timing right on releasing the clutch to pull away smoothly, and I had gotten into the habit of releasing it a bit later so as to make sure I didn't stall. Around this time, I was returning from the store with my dad and was stopped at a traffic light; still having trouble with the timing with the clutch/gas, I unintentionally revved the engine up to about 5k rpm but didn't release the clutch so the car didn't launch forward. Unfortunately, when I turned to look at my dad's face of disapproval for my small, albeit noisy, mistake, I realized that there was a police car literally right next to us. Luckily, they didn't seem to care too much and the only thing that was hurt was my ego...

 

There was also the time where I stalled three times while I was at a stop sign because I didn't notice that I left the car in 3rd gear, fun times.


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2 hours ago, Bitter said:

Eh, they're not bad. No melting, no cracking, how's AFR?

No idea lol. It was just running a little sluggish lately, so I was checking some things. I doubt I could check that. I've got a code reader from some snap-on brand that's all. 


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9 hours ago, veldora said:

No idea lol. It was just running a little sluggish lately, so I was checking some things. I doubt I could check that. I've got a code reader from some snap-on brand that's all. 

I forget, what car is this?

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1 minute ago, Bitter said:

I forget, what car is this?

It's just my protégé lol. But when it's down on anything you can tell, because you always use all the power it has. 


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13 hours ago, dcgreen2k said:

There was also the time where I stalled three times while I was at a stop sign because I didn't notice that I left the car in 3rd gear, fun times.

starting in 3rd is not that difficult, but for people who sometimes have difficulties with 1st (aka while learning) ... i see how it can be issue :D 


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4 hours ago, veldora said:

It's just my protégé lol. But when it's down on anything you can tell, because you always use all the power it has. 

Haha amen to that. The AC in my 626 slows me from 70 to 60 when it comes on if I don't add throttle.
Cleaned the MAF recently?

 

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7 minutes ago, Bitter said:

Haha amen to that. The AC in my 626 slows me from 70 to 60 when it comes on if I don't add throttle.
Cleaned the MAF recently?

 

Never. Didn't know it needed cleaned lol. Ive just been doing typical 100k mile maintenance. 


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2 hours ago, Bitter said:

Is this a Vibe check?

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just my luck, the loan got approved.


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7 minutes ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

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just my luck, the loan got approved.

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22 hours ago, dcgreen2k said:

Storytime: Back when I was first learning to drive stick shift, I was having some trouble getting the timing right on releasing the clutch to pull away smoothly, and I had gotten into the habit of releasing it a bit later so as to make sure I didn't stall. Around this time, I was returning from the store with my dad and was stopped at a traffic light; still having trouble with the timing with the clutch/gas, I unintentionally revved the engine up to about 5k rpm but didn't release the clutch so the car didn't launch forward. Unfortunately, when I turned to look at my dad's face of disapproval for my small, albeit noisy, mistake, I realized that there was a police car literally right next to us. Luckily, they didn't seem to care too much and the only thing that was hurt was my ego...

 

There was also the time where I stalled three times while I was at a stop sign because I didn't notice that I left the car in 3rd gear, fun times.

lets not talk about the number of times I accidentally grinded reverse in the miata when I first got it lol

It's so hard to get into reverse on the 6 speeds. one of the well known quirks :/


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1 hour ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

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Is your dashboard cupholder in good shape?

Even if it is. Don't put any big drinks in it. Rely on the one behind the ignition. The other is quite flimsy and easily can break 


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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

@pinksnowbirdie

Having fun with the Jekyl/Hyde of a turbo on an automatic yet?

Ain't nothing wrong with that. Don't have to deal with clutch in clutch out all the time in heavy traffic, still fast enough to have fun


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9 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

Is your dashboard cupholder in good shape?

Even if it is. Don't put any big drinks in it. Rely on the one behind the ignition. The other is quite flimsy and easily can break 

Yup that cup holder is in pretty good shape.

9 hours ago, Bitter said:

@pinksnowbirdie

Having fun with the Jekyl/Hyde of a turbo on an automatic yet?

Haven’t driven it personally lol but it seems fine

i rode in it and it’s fine if not pretty good


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21 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

Is your dashboard cupholder in good shape?

Even if it is. Don't put any big drinks in it. Rely on the one behind the ignition. The other is quite flimsy and easily can break 

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seems fine lol


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