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

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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

 

Edit. That goes for everyone in the thread

1 hour ago, vinyldash303 said:

Now that there sounds like a right pain in the ass

in the description, the seller alludes to it possibly fitting in older GM models, so that leads me to thinking that it's possible.

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8 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

not everyone has a freeway in their commute ? 

who said it had to be a specific commute

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12 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

 

i mean its a civic .. so probably has less torq than a blender ... so yes he needs to use all of the 200hp

 

Thats be one impressive blender with a minimum for 145lbft

Needs money for car parts :P

 

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1 hour ago, iDeFecZx said:

Thats be one impressive blender with a minimum for 145lbft

How much torque does it make at 2000 rpm tho?

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49 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

How much torque does it make at 2000 rpm tho?

Like, 4?

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19 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

bruh where in the hell would you use more than 400hp daily? 

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19 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

how is the 325d? any big issues you had with it?

Well, the engine has a few weak points but not major ones. One issue is, that both cooling liquid thermostats are breaking pretty easily and often. The problem then is, that the coolant doesn't go higher than 65 to 85°C (depending which thermostat broke) when it's cold outside. The diesel particular filter needs active regeneration (the engine has a special mode for this, so it burns out the filter) which is only starting when the car has reached operating temperature. With a broken thermostat it probably never happens and so the diesel particular filter will clog. If it's clogged (exhaust pressure reaches a specific limit) you HAVE to change the filter which is around 2000€ in Germany. Just because of one or two broken thermostats which cost ~25€ each... :( The easiest thing to avoid this is to monitor your coolant temperature somehow. Unfortunately it doesn't have a gauge for that in the instrument cluster, unless you do some hacking (= coding) and replace the "current consumption gauge" with a coolant temperature gauge :) But the thermostats on my one didn't fail for the last 3 years/60.000km, so it's not like its breaking every month or so :D

 

But to get to your question, no, I never had big issues with it. Except for changing the thermostat twice and the "exhaust gas return cooler" (i really think the english abbreviation is EGR for this) once I never had to change a part irregularly. But I care for my car, change the oil every 10.000km and the air filter every 30.000km. :)

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21 minutes ago, Organized said:

Well, the engine has a few weak points but not major ones. One issue is, that both cooling liquid thermostats are breaking pretty easily and often. The problem then is, that the coolant doesn't go higher than 65 to 85°C (depending which thermostat broke) when it's cold outside. The diesel particular filter needs active regeneration (the engine has a special mode for this, so it burns out the filter) which is only starting when the car has reached operating temperature. With a broken thermostat it probably never happens and so the diesel particular filter will clog. If it's clogged (exhaust pressure reaches a specific limit) you HAVE to change the filter which is around 2000€ in Germany. Just because of one or two broken thermostats which cost ~25€ each... :( The easiest thing to avoid this is to monitor your coolant temperature somehow. Unfortunately it doesn't have a gauge for that in the instrument cluster, unless you do some hacking (= coding) and replace the "current consumption gauge" with a coolant temperature gauge :) But the thermostats on my one didn't fail for the last 3 years/60.000km, so it's not like its breaking every month or so :D

 

But to get to your question, no, I never had big issues with it. Except for changing the thermostat twice and the "exhaust gas return cooler" (i really think the english abbreviation is EGR for this) once I never had to change a part irregularly. But I care for my car, change the oil every 10.000km and the air filter every 30.000km. :)

oh the thermostat issue doesnt sound terrible
and about the DPF ... i would just delete it on the car that ... IF it gets clogged
Dont know how Germany is about DPF but here in Latvia noone really cares as long as its done right 

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2 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

Dont know how Germany is about DPF but here in Latvia noone really cares as long as its done right 

In Germany they reintroduced exhaust gas measurements even on newer cars. For a few years, they had only done a OBD2 emission check which is pretty useless on modified cars :)

 

But if you have a good tune which is optimized for less particles (like mine) nobody will notice it in normal traffic, even without a DPF.

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I think this Smart car we've got has a bad Sprint shift module, ugh. 3 lines of death on the gauge cluster, gross.

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13 minutes ago, Organized said:

In Germany they reintroduced exhaust gas measurements even on newer cars. For a few years, they had only done a OBD2 emission check which is pretty useless on modified cars :)

 

But if you have a good tune which is optimized for less particles (like mine) nobody will notice it in normal traffic, even without a DPF.

Yeah i hate the black smoke clouds from diesels .. but i hate what a clogged DPF does 

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Well, I sold the M3 sedan this past weekend. Down to just the SS and the M3 coupe track machine. I'm debating trading the SS in on a Model 3P as well...

 

As for why 400hp, why not? Merging is quite nice when you don't have to think about it. You see a spot and there you are.

 

As for E92s....I dig em. The M3 with DCT and coilovers will clear 295 sticky tires and runs truly stupid lap times, while sounding glorious. Big fan.

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31 minutes ago, bimmerman said:

Well, I sold the M3 sedan this past weekend. Down to just the SS and the M3 coupe track machine. I'm debating trading the SS in on a Model 3P as well...

 

As for why 400hp, why not? Merging is quite nice when you don't have to think about it. You see a spot and there you are.

 

As for E92s....I dig em. The M3 with DCT and coilovers will clear 295 sticky tires and runs truly stupid lap times, while sounding glorious. Big fan.

i somehow prefer the 335i and 335d over the M3 

but they can run stupid lap times 

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1 minute ago, PandaCopyRight said:

i somehow prefer the 335i and 335d over the M3 

but they can run stupid lap times 

for an all-rounder daily, yea the 335i is the winner. I liked my buddy's car-- throttle response was a solid meh/10 and the lag was annoying, but once the turbos were on boil it was quite a playful car.

 

I wasn't impressed with the 335d. Sure it's got torque, but the lag was not pleasant, and it felt like it ran out of steam too early. For a commute mobile, sure, I guess....just didn't satisfy my enthusiast wants in the way the 335i does. Auto only also was a major ugh.

 

That all said, I'd take an M3/DCT in a heartbeat over either. Better noise, actual throttle response, etc etc.

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Another thing with having good power in a daily. If you don't have enough power it makes overtaking on back roads a nightmare. E.G. The Impala is trash

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4 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

Another thing with having good power in a daily. If you don't have enough power it makes overtaking on back roads a nightmare. E.G. The Impala is trash

Yep especially if the guy you’re overtaking is an idiot and decides to try to speed up too. 

 

If you ever wondered why they make cars with 700hp for the road I’m pretty sure that’s why LOL

 

in the Miata passing someone is:

1. Get back a decent distance

2 wait for a gap

3. When you see a large gap coming, floor it

4. Stay behind in the draft as long as possible and swing out and around and then pass them 

 

It’s like so overly dramatic just to pass someone it’s stupid LOL

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Yep. In the SS it's as simple as 'should i downshift to pass nahhh oh cool i passed'

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2 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

Yep especially if the guy you’re overtaking is an idiot and decides to try to speed up too. 

 

If you ever wondered why they make cars with 700hp for the road I’m pretty sure that’s why LOL

 

in the Miata passing someone is:

1. Get back a decent distance

2 wait for a gap

3. When you see a large gap coming, floor it

4. Stay behind in the draft as long as possible and swing out and around and then pass them 

 

It’s like so overly dramatic just to pass someone it’s stupid LOL

Oh man I forgot all about your NB. Shit I thought I had it bad

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1 minute ago, RevoltTrain said:

Oh man I forgot all about your NB. Shit I thought I had it bad

Nah man, in my 2.0 auto 626 I don't even pass unless there's a solid 1/8th mile gap in traffic coming up in the fast lane. When my mom replaced it with her 2.5 Mazda 3 one of her first remarks was 'I can pass other cars now!' LOL

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14 hours ago, bimmerman said:

Well, I sold the M3 sedan this past weekend.

 

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14 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

Yep especially if the guy you’re overtaking is an idiot and decides to try to speed up too. 

 

If you ever wondered why they make cars with 700hp for the road I’m pretty sure that’s why LOL

 

in the Miata passing someone is:

1. Get back a decent distance

2 wait for a gap

3. When you see a large gap coming, floor it

4. Stay behind in the draft as long as possible and swing out and around and then pass them 

 

It’s like so overly dramatic just to pass someone it’s stupid LOL

i can barely pass people in a 2.5 subaru outback mainly due to a trash ass cvt. if it had a real auto it probably wouldn't have issues passing up people 

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