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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 minute ago, PandaCopyRight said:

6.8? thats the ford one ... right? 

should get an 8.3l V10 for the model A ... that one looks great :P 

Yes the 6.8 is Ford, in the F250.

 

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Just now, Real_PhillBert said:

Yes the 6.8 is Ford, in the F250.

 

Yes... More engines... Yessss...

you always need more engines :P 

but there is probably one person here who is not a fan of that particular V10 i mentioned ?

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3 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

you always need more engines :P 

but there is probably one person here who is not a fan of that particular V10 i mentioned ?

that engine isn't as bad as the old GM 8.1L V8 tho, at least.

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Just got the new clutch in the Corolla today, and now we're putting everything back together. Does anybody know what kind of differential fluid I need to get, because I'm having trouble finding any real answers online.

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So I just "bought" (contingent on the guy finding the title) a 2003 Mitsu Eclipse GTS for 100$

Current owner doesn't know when the timing belt (3.0L V6) was last changed, so that's a first order of business.

Anyone know how much of a PITA it is to change it in your driveway? Or is such a thing best left to a real mechanic?

 

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1 minute ago, Radium_Angel said:

Anyone know how much of a PITA it is to change it in your driveway? Or is such a thing best left to a real mechanic?

 Have you changed a timing belt before? 

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3 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

 Have you changed a timing belt before? 

Nope

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Nope

You're probably best taking it to a garage then. 

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1 hour ago, dcgreen2k said:

Just got the new clutch in the Corolla today, and now we're putting everything back together. Does anybody know what kind of differential fluid I need to get, because I'm having trouble finding any real answers online.

year make model? I can look it up.

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year make model? I can look it up.

Thanks, but I figured it out eventually. Turns out the differential is connected with the transmission and isn't actually an isolated unit like I thought, so it takes regular manual transmission gear oil and fills from the same port as the transmission.

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6 hours ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

You're probably best taking it to a garage then. 

 

6 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

Nope

“Should I do x job” 

 

This isn’t something you think about. You either just buy all ten parts and yolo it or you don’t and bring it to a shop. 

 

Thats the best way to learn at least LOL

 

but seriously I never really thought much about it... just jumped right in. I couldn’t be a mechanic I mess up on stuff a lot but it gets done at least 

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On 8/18/2019 at 7:51 AM, Bitter said:

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Some shots of the group from yesterday, most of the cars are...rough...to be kind to them and most are from the 6th gen Celica Facebook group and not from the 6GC.net forums. The quality of vehicle between FB and forum is pretty staggering, then again the quality of content between FB and forums is also...anyway. My black 7th gen is easy to spot, it's the only black 7th gen and it looks SUPER boring going around corners because my suspension is sort of set up correctly or something. No drama with sliding, tire squealing, lifting tires, etc. except a couple instances and the car is SO SO SO easy to get back on track after a little under steer or the back end wants to come out a little bit. The Dunlop Z2 tires communicate VERY well and my setup is fairly forgiving and easy to control, you have to be doing something stupid to get into trouble with it. There was one spot where I had let a pair of very fast bikes pass me on a pull off and then I got into it hard to see if I could keep up through a sharp inside banked hairpin and some switch backs. I could keep up going down to the hairpin but in the hairpin I lifted an inside rear tire I think and then in the switch backs I just didn't try to keep up I just went back to racing myself. On the way up I managed to get my trans hot and it was flashing a warning light at me but didn't put me into limp mode or put on the A/T oil temp light. I guess I'll finally install that trans cooler! The car performed exactly like I anticipated that it would, crippled by the lack of gears but tearing it up in the curves anyway.  Zero issues with my brakes, of course. I kept them warm but never felt any fade, I wasn't using them hard except sporadically.

do you ever wish you had the 6 speed?

On 8/18/2019 at 3:12 PM, bcredeur97 said:

In my Miata shifting is way smoother and easier when the A/C is off. Especially when I got the light flywheel I notice it more. 

 

So I can see why that’s beneficial 

the RPMs in the accord drop like a rock when the AC compressor is on. You have to drive completely differently to not lurch all over the place.

10 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Sadly that V10 is being used, and it would make for a really ugly swap. That's not exactly a sexy V10.

still sounds awesome though.

 

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Quick 2 questions. Say you had edit:want to spend $22k and wanted the safety associated with SUVs, but also a fun driving experience with good acceleration / steering, would you go for a Crossover?

 

I've been eyeing both the CX-3 and HR-V but since I'm still about a year from having the money for a car, I want to get some good opinions and make a good purchase. I'm open to everything really, if you give a good argument that a Miata is the best car for me considering I don't have plans to get a family still in some time, I'll consider it :D

 

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9 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

 

Yep that's the post. Still a lot to do (and buy) which is why I ended up doing the head gasket on the old motor. Runs great but now I'm running into a clutch or transmission issue, replacing the clutch slave did nothing and replacing the transmission oil made it shift a lot smoother but it still doesn't let me go into gear at first startup which is super odd.

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5 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

couldn’t be a mechanic I mess up on stuff a lot but it gets done at least 

Aye but if you mess up a timing belt change then you can destroy your engine. 

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27 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Aye but if you mess up a timing belt change then you can destroy your engine. 

I still remember doing my first timing belt on a customers 3.0 V6 XF

Was so relieved when it turned over perfectly

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I guess quality isn't all that much different...

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I've finally hit an impass with my Focus ST transmission.... My only option is to have it shipped to someone who will actually do the rebuild for me. 

 

Anyone know the best way to ship a transmission? Most likely by small pallet jack, though I've seen some people assemble cardboard boxes and use regular ground shipping which I'm not too keen on. 

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11 hours ago, FuzzyYellow said:

do you ever wish you had the 6 speed?

Yes and no. Yes for the better performance. No because traffic, tight gates make the early C60 easy to misshift, the early C60 syncros are of low quality, and getting a C60 that's not shot to shit that works right is very hard to do, rebuilding isn't cheap either. At 135K if I had the C60 the syncros would be ready to be replaced probably the second time, they last about 60K under spirited driving. My auto, while substantially slower is also substantially more robust, proven to hold crazy power with just additional cooling and proven to last a long long time. I wish I just had one more gear between 1st and 2nd is all.

 

Also the auto GTS's are in WAY less beat to shit condition that the 6spds are. I got this with 85K in basically perfect mechanical order, I don't think it was hardly ever driven hard just a commuter car that the owner wanted leather and a sunroof so they got the GTS.

 

And the auto GTS is super rare so in the future it'll be even more of an oddity. I'm going to work on getting my trans cooler installed before it's put away for the year so I can beat it hard without getting the trans too hot next time. It's no slouch, it's just not real fast.

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30 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

I've finally hit an impass with my Focus ST transmission.... My only option is to have it shipped to someone who will actually do the rebuild for me. 

 

Anyone know the best way to ship a transmission? Most likely by small pallet jack, though I've seen some people assemble cardboard boxes and use regular ground shipping which I'm not too keen on. 

On a pallet build a crate around it like a miniature house. Use a couple small old tires inside to take up gaps and have it tied down with ratchet straps. Wrap the whole thing in multiple layers of plastic pallet wrap. Insert plugs into any holes and caps over any electrical connectors. Fluid MUST be fully drained to ship it,if it leaks the carrier can charge you cleanup and environmental fees!

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Oh hello

 

I am new to "car mods", and always been on the stock side of things

 

looking to get one for daily use and mod then i came down to either a

Mitsubishi EX 2.0/EVO X

Civic FD2/FD1

 

my plan is to work on the exhaust first then the handling in general.

My question then :

  1. Are exhaust systems the same as hardtubing?
  2. Which car is better at performance per efficiency?

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Finally got the engine back together, but it's idling pretty rough. I found a forum post that said it might be because the battery was disconnected for a while and the car has to relearn how to idle. Does anybody know what else it could be if that doesn't work?

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