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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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3 hours ago, Bitter said:

2ZZ-GE -- buuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhWWWWAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

 

VVL, is that you?


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1 hour ago, JoaoPRSousa said:

 

VVL, is that you?

 

28 minutes ago, Bitter said:

Aaaand it's gone. LOL!

one of my fav 2zz videos lol


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Saw a Ford GT irl for the first time today, and right in front of me no less

 

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Mobo: ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 HDD: WD Blue 2TB 5400rpm

SSD: HP M700 120GB RAM: 16GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200MHz C16 @ 1.35V 

Cooler: Cryorig H7 Case: In Win 101 (Black) PSU: Corsair CX450

 

Infinity (Upgraded Dell XPS 410):

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 GPU: EVGA Geforce 750 Ti SC

RAM: 8GB Corsair DDR2 800MHz HDD: WD Caviar Blue 320GB

PSU: Corsair CX450

 

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2004 Toyota Corolla

Engine: 1ZZ-FE, 140HP Transmission: C59 5spd Manual

Weight: 2500lbs/1130kg

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33 minutes ago, dcgreen2k said:

Saw a Ford GT irl for the first time today, and right in front of me no less

 

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Nice. I’ve seen a couple growing up, but it’s been a long time. Don’t see them too often anymore. 


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Had my first legitimate issue with my Honda motorcycle after nearly 4 years. It was hard to start at work and I thought the battery was on its way out. Battery failed a simple load test checking voltage with bike off, and then in run with only the lights on. Battery dropped into poor voltage territory, so a new battery was purchased. On the way home, stopped for gas and it had the same problem. This time though I noticed the MIL was flashing, so kept that in mind for diagnostics. Managed to get it started and got home, then took all the plastic fairings off and broke out the shop manual. After thorough testing, looks like the main relay is not functioning well and has too much resistance for the fuel injectors to be happy. Two separate codes for both fuel injector voltages too low, they are right off the switched side of main relay. 

 

Good deal right? Just go to a FLAPS and buy a new relay. Wrong. No interchange information anywhere, Neither the Honda part number nor the numbers on the relay itself return anything in inventory from a parts store chain. I'm 100% sure this is not a one-off part that only Honda uses on their motorcycles, but I'm not crazy enough to stick another unknown relay in there to try it out. Thankfully and as with most things, an Amazon seller carries the factory part although it'll be days before I get it. 

 

TLDR: With any vehicle, consider parts availability prior to purchase if you plan on wrenching on it yourself. Being stuck for a week at a campsite 200 miles away because a relay cannot be purchased would be a stupid problem to have.

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6 hours ago, dcgreen2k said:

Saw a Ford GT irl for the first time today, and right in front of me no less

 

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I had one follow me the other week and it pulled into a used car lot for <2yr old cars 


Needs money for car parts :P

 

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I'm doing a physics investigation for school on how different tire pressures affect the amount of frictional forces generated inside the tires, and I'll be driving on a short, straight road with very little traffic to record my data. I was wondering though, what tire pressures would be considered "safe" to drive on for these short tests? Maybe 15 to 40psi?


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RAM: 8GB Corsair DDR2 800MHz HDD: WD Caviar Blue 320GB

PSU: Corsair CX450

 

Car: 

2004 Toyota Corolla

Engine: 1ZZ-FE, 140HP Transmission: C59 5spd Manual

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53 minutes ago, dcgreen2k said:

I'm doing a physics investigation for school on how different tire pressures affect the amount of frictional forces generated inside the tires, and I'll be driving on a short, straight road with very little traffic to record my data. I was wondering though, what tire pressures would be considered "safe" to drive on for these short tests? Maybe 15 to 40psi?

The lighter your car the more usable range you have. But yeah 15-40 sounds fine. 


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"A redline a day keeps depression at bay" - Author Unknown

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7 hours ago, atxcyclist said:

Had my first legitimate issue with my Honda motorcycle after nearly 4 years. It was hard to start at work and I thought the battery was on its way out. Battery failed a simple load test checking voltage with bike off, and then in run with only the lights on. Battery dropped into poor voltage territory, so a new battery was purchased. On the way home, stopped for gas and it had the same problem. This time though I noticed the MIL was flashing, so kept that in mind for diagnostics. Managed to get it started and got home, then took all the plastic fairings off and broke out the shop manual. After thorough testing, looks like the main relay is not functioning well and has too much resistance for the fuel injectors to be happy. Two separate codes for both fuel injector voltages too low, they are right off the switched side of main relay. 

 

Good deal right? Just go to a FLAPS and buy a new relay. Wrong. No interchange information anywhere, Neither the Honda part number nor the numbers on the relay itself return anything in inventory from a parts store chain. I'm 100% sure this is not a one-off part that only Honda uses on their motorcycles, but I'm not crazy enough to stick another unknown relay in there to try it out. Thankfully and as with most things, an Amazon seller carries the factory part although it'll be days before I get it. 

 

TLDR: With any vehicle, consider parts availability prior to purchase if you plan on wrenching on it yourself. Being stuck for a week at a campsite 200 miles away because a relay cannot be purchased would be a stupid problem to have.

Post a photo or part number, I love part interchange puzzles! I've played this game before with my Aunts 91 Capri Turbo that shares a bunch of suspension parts with the Escort of the same era but the catalogs don't cross the parts over between the two models however when you put the parts side by side they are in face the same parts. I'd be more than happy to take a spin at this mystery!

2 hours ago, dcgreen2k said:

I'm doing a physics investigation for school on how different tire pressures affect the amount of frictional forces generated inside the tires, and I'll be driving on a short, straight road with very little traffic to record my data. I was wondering though, what tire pressures would be considered "safe" to drive on for these short tests? Maybe 15 to 40psi?

15psi up to the maximum inflation pressure listed on the tire sidewall will be fine. How will you be measuring the force? The amount of time required to hit X feet per second at Y lbs of pulling force? Something like that could make calculating differences pretty easy especially if you pick nice round numbers.

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13 minutes ago, Bitter said:

Why don't they make gray rubber tire stems for silver wheels!?

What’s wrong with the ones with silver covers/caps? 


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I’m flying to Denver for work. Is going to be freezing over there, low is 2F on Wednesday. 

 

Im not prepared for this lol


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"A redline a day keeps depression at bay" - Author Unknown

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19 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

I’m flying to Denver for work. Is going to be freezing over there, low is 2F on Wednesday. 

 

Im not prepared for this lol

The cold is amazing


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28 minutes ago, AlwaysFSX said:

The cold is amazing

Certainly better than it being so hot here all the time (tho actually it was in the 60’s today feels awesome)


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8 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

Certainly better than it being so hot here all the time (tho actually it was in the 60’s today feels awesome)

Up in my cabin last year it hit negative 50 degrees with the wind chill. Old log cabin from the 50's, grab yer moss n' fill the cracks between the logs!


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My slow Corolla is now a low Corolla

 

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 - 3.8GHz @ 1.3V  GPUGigabyte RX 570

Mobo: ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 HDD: WD Blue 2TB 5400rpm

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Cooler: Cryorig H7 Case: In Win 101 (Black) PSU: Corsair CX450

 

Infinity (Upgraded Dell XPS 410):

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 GPU: EVGA Geforce 750 Ti SC

RAM: 8GB Corsair DDR2 800MHz HDD: WD Caviar Blue 320GB

PSU: Corsair CX450

 

Car: 

2004 Toyota Corolla

Engine: 1ZZ-FE, 140HP Transmission: C59 5spd Manual

Weight: 2500lbs/1130kg

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Subaru Outback 17" Rims

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She hwat

 

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32 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

Certainly better than it being so hot here all the time (tho actually it was in the 60’s today feels awesome)

Soon

 

 


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2 hours ago, chaozbandit said:

Soon

-snip-

 

Oh god help me lol

 

 

Its 80F here in Houston where my layover is.... and 25 in Denver. I stuffed my carry on bag with my winter coat lol, been struggling to put stuff in it all day

 

first flight ever was interesting I guess. Lafayette to Houston is like 40 mins, it’s so quick. (Versus a 3 hour drive i think?) Planes are awesome 


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"A redline a day keeps depression at bay" - Author Unknown

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Things are happening

 

@warmmilk

 

 

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On 10/25/2019 at 5:51 PM, bimmerman said:

Ah, then yea, zero four cylinders sound good from the exhaust side.

 

Subaru-- double potato harley exhaust

Evo-- glug glug glug i'ma a tugboatwithboooost

S2K-- brrrrRRRRRRRRR

BRZ-- i can haz power? no? how bout drone without core? BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

E30 M3-- BRRRRRRR with a bit of edge, not in a good way, kinda a BRRRRRZZZ

Miata-- hollow brrrrrr echo....echo....

anything four cylinder turbo-- brrrr with whooshing sometimes. Not inspiring.

 

and so on. Hate away!

The hyundai N engine though ...

vrrrOOOOOO ... Brap pang pang :DIt just makes a WRC sound it is so dumb, I love it

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