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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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The fb group is privated but these are the two videos floating around

 

https://streamable.com/4yb1q3

https://streamable.com/7ekhsq


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1 hour ago, chaozbandit said:

The fb group is privated but these are the two videos floating around

 

https://streamable.com/4yb1q3

https://streamable.com/7ekhsq

 

People just being absolute bellends on track? Who would have thought
Y'all let too many people on the track at the same time


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The only time I ever had mine on track was for an autocross even.  It's you against the clock in a parking lot.  Keeps the speed and some of the danger in check and if you do manage to wreck the hope is the worst you do is run over a traffic safety cone.

 

Edit to add, I wasn't even last.  103 out of 111 participants total.  16th out of 19 in the rear wheel drive stock class.  Wasn't bad for first time ever trying it.

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1 hour ago, vf1000ride said:

The only time I ever had mine on track was for an autocross even.  It's you against the clock in a parking lot.  Keeps the speed and some of the danger in check and if you do manage to wreck the hope is the worst you do is run over a traffic safety cone.

 

Edit to add, I wasn't even last.  103 out of 111 participants total.  16th out of 19 in the rear wheel drive stock class.  Wasn't bad for first time ever trying it.

I autocrossed a cheap 2001 corolla for about a year my NB miata for 2 years. Never won an event, but did win a season in the miata. Was almost always in the top 5-10 in the miata though(I think I was 2nd once?)

Corolla I was always mid-pack.

Both were stock. well except the Miata had a bigger front sway bar. Miata had RE-71R's (I was trying to win) and the corolla just had some Sport Comp-2's (I was trying to learn) Lol

Still have the miata!

 

The last video I ever recorded lol:

 


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Finally got my '03 9-3 out on public roads rather than my neighborhood's privately owned roads and above 20mph for the first time in 3 months!

 

I don't think the car likes sitting too much heh

I also think it probably liked to stretch its legs beyond 20mph kek


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'but everyone else drove through the water just fine!' Everyone else wasn't a BMW 328i 'how does water even get inside the engine, I don't understand?' Well you know how air goes inside the engine? Water goes in the same way. I had a bad feeling when I opened the airbox and the air filter had become a water filter. Probably a good thing the starter isn't working. He's gonna get with his insurance and get back to us on Tuesday. I anticipate it being totaled out.

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3 minutes ago, Bitter said:

'but everyone else drove through the water just fine!' Everyone else wasn't a BMW 328i 'how does water even get inside the engine, I don't understand?' Well you know how air goes inside the engine? Water goes in the same way. I had a bad feeling when I opened the airbox and the air filter had become a water filter. Probably a good thing the starter isn't working. He's gonna get with his insurance and get back to us on Tuesday. I anticipate it being totaled out.

XD it’s always BMW’s too. Do they put the intake tubes lower or something than other manufacturers because I feel like I hear that all the time 


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I found this on Youtube and thought it was pretty neat, he starts showing off the actual shifting at around 2:40.

 

 


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11 hours ago, Dash Lambda said:

Service is done! All is right with the world.

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Looks like it needs a nice polish and coating applied.

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2 minutes ago, Bitter said:

Looks like it needs a nice polish and coating applied.

Really? How can you tell? I just see a super reflective black surface in the picture, and in real life it looks pretty clean.

 

It's just under a year old, too.

 

EDIT: Just under a year old for me, not from the factory.


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37 minutes ago, Dash Lambda said:

Really? How can you tell? I just see a super reflective black surface in the picture, and in real life it looks pretty clean.

 

It's just under a year old, too.

 

EDIT: Just under a year old for me, not from the factory.

It just looks dull in the picture, I suppose it could be the lighting, but to my eye it looks like it's got a lot of micro-marring on the paint dulling the gloss. Did the rear quarter get refinished? It looks like it's a different surface texture than the rest of the car, but that really could be lighting since it's a bit blown out there.

 

Micro-marring is super common and super easy to fix with just a light buff, but it makes a big difference in the pop and gloss of a paint finish. It happens from just everyday wear n tear from car washes, dust/sand blowing around on the car and getting touched/rubbed, etc. There's also the issue of surface bonded contaminants which don't wash off (tar/iron being the most common) dulling the finish, mostly on leading edges at the front and behind wheels on the sides. A good de-iron, clay, and light buff followed by a nice high gloss sealant/ceramic coating and it'll look tons better! I'll attach a photo of a car I did these steps to, once I fix my bluetooth.

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On 5/19/2020 at 5:56 AM, Bananasplit_00 said:

Those are way to expensive to buy and insurance is crazy too.

 

Triumphs = very expensive + very expensive insurance

Bandit 600 is fairly cheap at times but is another Suzuki from the 80s/90s period. Not all too turned on to the idea of a hornet either after my friends absolut disaster bike lmao

 

Also these are all chain driven :P

 

What else apart from harley belt drive or bmw's drive shaft are you gonna find? For cheap, in the pre 2000s lol ? Might just have to bite the bullet lol. Also how more expensive is the insurance in any 2000 year? Where ya live ?

20 hours ago, JoaoPRSousa said:

 

People just being absolute bellends on track? Who would have thought
Y'all let too many people on the track at the same time

Oft...... that second video woulda had me beating his ass all over the track after the race with the stupid stick.


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33 minutes ago, Bitter said:

It just looks dull in the picture, I suppose it could be the lighting

Glad it wasnt just me that thought that. BMW blacks tend to look very nice when properly polished


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Just now, iDeFecZx said:

Glad it wasnt just me that thought that. BMW blacks tend to look very nice when properly polished

I hope he understands I'm not being 'a hater'. A nicely cleaned and prepped BMW is a nice looking car!

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Allow me to introduce Sir Reginald Sport Duck. It's not my car unless he stands watch over my fuel gauge, a lone sentinel ensuring I never get stuck.

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On 5/21/2020 at 6:54 PM, JoaoPRSousa said:

 

I figured xD

 

Yeah, about being chain driven... Is there really anything cheap that isn't?

 

15 hours ago, Noctus said:

What else apart from harley belt drive or bmw's drive shaft are you gonna find? For cheap, in the pre 2000s lol ? Might just have to bite the bullet lol.

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I love it, €500 is what I paid for it. Runns and drives, needs some polish, a tune-up, a round of fluids and tires, and some work to the front breaks. Oh and a check of the electrical system because apparently it blew a fuse right before I for there lmao.🤣

 

Bike has clearly been loved, its got new paint on it(with some minor dings and scratches. No dents), seat is like new, very clean and not caked in dust and oil like the GSX was. Also been sitting for somewhere around 15-18 years. 😅

 

It's going to be a really fun project for the summer, exactly what I was looking for :D ttime to make a plan of attack!


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I have been daily driving my A8 a couple of months now and it's a great car and all but it's kinda getting boring, I'm missing my saabs, lol. 

 

The past days I have begun to prepare my 9-5 estate to pass inspection and then I'll let my audi rest a few months. 

 

Here's some pictures of the 9-5 maintenance.

 

Took a lot of work to get that brake disc off

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The gearstick was very sloppy, so I changed the bushings in the gear stick linkage from the bad old plastic ones to new brass ones and boy is there a difference.

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And just as I finished up for the night this happened and the weather forecast was lots of rain 20200522_213510.thumb.jpg.42c426fc9de26a6740559e60eb0b025a.jpg

 

I popped the interior of the door and plopped the window back in the motor thing and closed it and then disconnected it to take that on another day.

 

Some other things I did was to change all the vacuum tubes and put on the summer tiers.

I'll have it inspected during next week.

 

I have also begun to do some troubleshooting on my 9-3 and it looks like it may not be too much of work to get it running again. 


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3 hours ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

Yamaha XJ750, Yamaha XJ900, BMW K-series, Honda CBX600(Sweden exclusive bike, its a 650 Nighthawk with a CBX550 engine with hydraulic lifters), Honda GL400, Honda GL500, Hondas various other "water buffalo" bikes, aaaaaaaaaaaaaand what I actually bought is a 1991 Kawasaki GT550!

 

I love it, €500 is what I paid for it. Runns and drives, needs some polish, a tune-up, a round of fluids and tires, and some work to the front breaks. Oh and a check of the electrical system because apparently it blew a fuse right before I for there lmao.🤣

 

Bike has clearly been loved, its got new paint on it(with some minor dings and scratches. No dents), seat is like new, very clean and not caked in dust and oil like the GSX was. Also been sitting for somewhere around 15-18 years. 😅

 

It's going to be a really fun project for the summer, exactly what I was looking for :D ttime to make a plan of attack!

 

Ok, wow, the more you know xD

Aw man, nice deal. The only GT550 listed here is up for 3 freaking grand...

First thing I'd probably do to that one is make the engine look a little cleaner xD and also the frame, other than that, looks damn good already ^^


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2 hours ago, JoaoPRSousa said:

 

Ok, wow, the more you know xD

Aw man, nice deal. The only GT550 listed here is up for 3 freaking grand...

First thing I'd probably do to that one is make the engine look a little cleaner xD and also the frame, other than that, looks damn good already ^^

Yah step one is going to be cleaning. I've gone after the surface rust on the frame some today but I need a wire brush and for the aluminium I need some polishing compound I think. I already fixed the rear brake, it just needed some 5-56 sprayed on all the linkages lol.

 

Also adjusted the gear lever into a more comfortable position that also made it a lot easier to get into second gear.

 

First thing I do next time is giving it a good wash. Cleaned it some today but I really need some proper stuff to not damage the tank and fenders. We'll see were I go from there, probably some polishing of the engine covers.


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6 hours ago, Oskar94a said:

Took a lot of work to get that brake disc off

 

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So a trick there is to just hit the edge of the rotor 'hat' hard in a few places to deform it and that'll help break the rust bonding it inside. Also just cutting a couple slits on the edge of the rotor hat and driving a chisel into the slot can dislodge it pretty quickly also. But sometimes you just need a really big hammer, I've got a 4lb sledge on a medium length handle and a pnuematic hammer intended to drive rivets when building large things like ships. Hopefully you don't have another one like that!

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I should have this job done in a few hours 

7 hours later 

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6 hours ago, wANKER said:

I should have this job done in a few hours 

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He didn't even pop himself that hard and then the dramatic delay, what a faker. I had a brake caliper fall off it's hook and cut my scalp open through my hat, finished the brake job with blood dripping into my googles. Almost took my thumb off with an air hammer doing a wheel bearing, finished the job out. What a wimp, he needs to stick to PC's.

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11 hours ago, Bitter said:

He didn't even pop himself that hard and then the dramatic delay, what a faker. I had a brake caliper fall off it's hook and cut my scalp open through my hat, finished the brake job with blood dripping into my googles. Almost took my thumb off with an air hammer doing a wheel bearing, finished the job out. What a wimp, he needs to stick to PC's.

Lmao you should watch the video. There's about 20 other things just like that. 

 

I think his car channel viewers are more PC enthusiasts that remain under the illusion he knows what he's talking about :)

 

 

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Does anyone here own a car that has the dreaded Triangle of Doom? 

 

 


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