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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(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, Real_PhillBert said:

Not crazy far off...

 

Extending the garage back to the window in the kitchen, and going a bit wider for elbow room. At least that's the current version of the plan, it will almost cetainly change again at some point haha. 

This isnt too far off from the floor plan that my uncle has for his upcoming house in florida, though his is one story with no basement. You could cut the laundry room in half as well (I never see a need for a wash sink in there personally) that way you dont have a weird wrap-around garage storage area

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17 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

This isnt too far off from the floor plan that my uncle has for his upcoming house in florida, though his is one story with no basement. You could cut the laundry room in half as well (I never see a need for a wash sink in there personally) that way you dont have a weird wrap-around garage storage area

The builder has this same floorplan exactly like you say, with a laundry room about half that size, but the little woman wants the extra room for some big laundry organizer rack thing that she has envisioned. I didn't argue because 1) if she ain't happy, no one is; and 2) that weird space behind looks about perfect for a milling machine...

 

The first two stalls will be 30ft deep and the third is something like 44ft. I'm also pushing the side out a bit to 36ft. 

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2 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

I think we might have a bit of a miscommunication. My shop, with the two post lift and in floor lift is on a separate piece of land, that basically doesn't get used in the winter. The garage at my house is about a step and a half above a tent. I'm talking about getting rid of the house, not the shop. 

 

The shop did not get in floor heat because it doesn't really get used in the winter, and if it did, heating a 40x60 steel building would be extremely expensive. So when I do need to use it in the winter I use a portable Kerosene heater and make it workable. 

I think it's more of an upfront cost but there's geothermal systems that just flow water through an exchange underground where it's warmer than ambient temps in the winter / colder in the summer. Would be closer to 50* than 60* but that's still an improvement I imagine.

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12 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Not crazy far off...

 

 

 

Extending the garage back to the window in the kitchen, and going a bit wider for elbow room. At least that's the current version of the plan, it will almost cetainly change again at some point haha. 

Here, let me fix that for you. Remove the unecesarry parts.

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Also instead of laundry room you can store car parts in there. 👍

 

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Laundry room/parts wash station with hot tank machine!

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Gave the Corolla it's first pressure wash, and gave the new wheels a good cleaning. P_20210114_223742.thumb.jpg.499c51147c09235f48a8ef8d5361052b.jpgP_20210107_200414.thumb.jpg.f49b6f60e38406262c2c7483e4f17ef4.jpg

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I also swapped from cheap no-name halogen bulbs to some nice Alla LED fog lights on my daily driver. The difference is night and day, almost literally 🙂

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Those fog lights might as well be high beams with that much glare, please don't use them around traffic.

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It’s a 2001 (March of 2001) BMW 325i with a 5spd manual.

 

Sorry for the pictures, we had a wind storm here in CA and it kicked dust all over the car 😭


 

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8 minutes ago, arnavvr said:

I don’t think I’ve ever posted my car here, but here it is!

 

It’s a 2001 (March of 2001) BMW 325i with a 5spd manual.

 

Sorry for the pictures, we had a wind storm here in CA and it kicked dust all over the car 😭


 

Also @bcredeur97next time you spontaneously drive thousands of miles...maybe go west 😉

 

 

 

 

 

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Use that to fix your black trim. You need to use a strong cleaner so mask off the car well around where you're working, scrub it clean (I ended up using a harsh all purpose like purple power or simple green full strength and then oven cleaner followed by an acetone wipe), then apply 2-3 coats use an old microfiber rag to buff the dye into the plastic to preserve the texture of the plastic on the last coat and don't go too heavy on the preliminary coats.

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On 1/20/2021 at 7:32 AM, TVwazhere said:

So the beginning of January marks four years of owning the ST, however to date I only have 37.8k miles on the Odometer. Of that , about 30k of them are from me, meaning I've only driven on average 7500m (12000km). 

 

Anyone else fell like they barely drive their vehicles (with context of it being a daily driver) or is it just me?

I am at 13k miles with 2 years ownership here in March. A lot of my driving last year was when rona hit and everything shut down. The roads had nobody on them and it was so nice to just cruise around. I am still looking for something else, but being patient for the right thing to pop up.

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8 hours ago, Bitter said:

Those fog lights might as well be high beams with that much glare, please don't use them around traffic.

Nah, they're fine. I've driven behind my friends with and without the fog lights on, before and after the LED swap. None of them think the fog lights are too bright, in fact, they think my headlights need aimed because my low beams are borderline too high.

 

Edit: its probably just glare in my phone camera.

Proper LED lights won't blind anyone. The key is that the light emitting chips are the same size, shape, and placed in the same location compared to a halogen bulb; if they do, they will have the same cutoff lines as a halogen bulb while having more/stronger light within the region its supposed to.

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10 hours ago, Eastman51 said:

Proper LED lights won't blind anyone. The key is that the light emitting chips are the same size, shape, and placed in the same location compared to a halogen bulb; if they do, they will have the same cutoff lines as a halogen bulb while having more/stronger light within the region its supposed to.

No, but ok.

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14 hours ago, Eastman51 said:

Nah, they're fine. I've driven behind my friends with and without the fog lights on, before and after the LED swap. None of them think the fog lights are too bright, in fact, they think my headlights need aimed because my low beams are borderline too high.

 

Edit: its probably just glare in my phone camera.

Proper LED lights won't blind anyone. The key is that the light emitting chips are the same size, shape, and placed in the same location compared to a halogen bulb; if they do, they will have the same cutoff lines as a halogen bulb while having more/stronger light within the region its supposed to.

even OEM's LED lights blind me pretty often... 

and that's with all the R&D done by a manufacturer. 

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7 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

even OEM's LED lights blind me pretty often... 

and that's with all the R&D done by a manufacturer. 

Like the previous gen rav4s and corollas. Terrible headlights.

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24 minutes ago, vetali said:

Like the previous gen rav4s and corollas. Terrible headlights.

Yeah the corollas especially. So freaking bright 

 

I feel like I’m blinded by every other car At night now not just those. 
 

about to cave  and buy a freaking SUV just so I can see at night lol

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7 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

Yeah the corollas especially. So freaking bright 

 

I feel like I’m blinded by every other car At night now not just those. 
 

about to cave  and buy a freaking SUV just so I can see at night lol

Being higher does help with the OEM headlights, wont save you from HIDs in reflector housings though.

 

I am split on a SUV like a passport or CX-5 turbo. Or a truck. I have been test driving a lot of vehicles. Was really hoping to like the newer F150s but the steering is way too light. If you are cruising with just your left hand on the wheel you are all over the place because the bumps will move your hand.

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On 1/20/2021 at 12:50 PM, Real_PhillBert said:

Not crazy far off...

 

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Extending the garage back to the window in the kitchen, and going a bit wider for elbow room. At least that's the current version of the plan, it will almost cetainly change again at some point haha. 

this house has the living space to garage space ratio reversed 😄

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Had some fun in the snow today. Definitely decided I need something rwd soon though. Damn modern cars with their electronic handbrakes

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Some previous owner of my chopper project(probably) : hmm the throttle won't return like it should, well let's just add another spring to the carbs to help it along

 

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Yo!

Could someone recommend me a pc software that can read out error codes and live data through those generic BT OBD2 dongles? For some funny reason the app in my head unit cant read out oil temperature and says no errors in ECU so i just want to verify it.

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5 hours ago, jagdtigger said:

Yo!

Could someone recommend me a pc software that can read out error codes and live data through those generic BT OBD2 dongles? For some funny reason the app in my head unit cant read out oil temperature and says no errors in ECU so i just want to verify it.

I use "Torque" for reading my OBD2 bluetooth adapter. 

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3 minutes ago, vf1000ride said:

I use "Torque" for reading my OBD2 bluetooth adapter. 

That is whats on the head unit.

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3 hours ago, jagdtigger said:

That is whats on the head unit.

I don’t know if anything you can use on a PC to be honest... 

 

I know forscan can work with WiFi/Bluetooth obd2 readers (for fords/some Mazda’s) 

 

but that’s it. There’s gotta be something though 

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6 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

I don’t know if anything you can use on a PC to be honest... 

 

I know forscan can work with WiFi/Bluetooth obd2 readers (for fords/some Mazda’s) 

 

but that’s it. There’s gotta be something though 

I know a few but all of them pretty much paid and require their own cable to work..... Torque seems pretty nice but its interesting that it cannot read out the oil temp, highly doubt it could be possible that the car does not have one.... (VW GOLF MK5)

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