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opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Finger looks fine to me

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opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Why are you so sure there's a nut or bolt in the engine?

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



kimbo305 posted:

From Reddit:


opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



front wing flexing posted:

Not sure what's going on here. Figured you guys would know. I'm referencing the left rear.



blown shocks/trunk full of dead hookers?

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010





rear brakes aren't looking too hot either

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Mercury Ballistic posted:

Remember the Auckland Helo crash? Here is a better video with more turbine death whine.
http://youtu.be/v5aMT9MBfZI

I think this is the first time in recorded history that somebody was filming an event like this and kept the camera pointed at the subject rather then aiming it at their feet once it went bad. I guess it helps it was most likely a professional.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



lazer_chicken posted:

If by this you mean "does anyone hate transverse V6's because changing the rear bank spark plugs is a bitch and a half," then yes.

I looked up the procedure for changing the plugs on the girlfriend's 1MZ and stopped reading at removing the intake manifold. gently caress that, it only has 120k on it.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



thelightguy posted:

PA's is $36/yr.

Of course, the entirely separate inspection runs $70.

Inspections are priced by individual shops. I can usually get it done for $40 or less.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Imperador do Brasil posted:

I also like how PA doesn't consider my Bronco a truck and my registration doesn't cost truck-prices.

Haha yeah only pickup trucks are "trucks" oh wait, vans too. Makes sense, right?

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Dradien posted:

Nah, vans are tagged as cars. My 1999 Voyager is a Hxx-xxxx, so cheap registration for me!

Also like living in Central PA with no emissions requirements.

I mean actual vans, like the ford E-series, etc. Not minivans.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



For some reason, amid all that, my favorite is the satellite receiver on the hood

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Root Bear posted:

Lady drops off her 1998 Ford Expedition at my shop for a brake inspection. When asked what kind of problem she's having, she simply says: "It makes noise in the front."

loving hell. No annual inspections in your state?

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Man that is seriously lovely, but if I were the owner there's no chance I'd let the driver move it an inch. Why couldn't he tell him to gently caress off and come back with a flatbed or dollies?

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



BoostCreep posted:

I assume you tried screwing bolts into those two smaller holes and that didn't work?

I've posted this before. It's my go to for stuck rotors, has never failed me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtsTJCRljAs

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



IOwnCalculus posted:

The other, which is largely related to that, is I haven't owned anything that thus fits the category of 'trackable' for me. The Miata needed a rollbar, which to clear my head with a helmet, would have also needed me to ditch the ragtop. The MS3 is better in that regard, but is also the only vehicle I own that I can safely put my daughter into, so balling it up would be a Bad Idea; also, I'm sure the MS3's already-annoyingly-pricey consumables become more painfully expensive with track use.

I did a track day in my MS3, and it did stupendously. Only cost me boiled brake fluid, brake and tire wear was minimal. You should really give it a go, it does really well on the track.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



jammyozzy posted:

It took me 6 months of ownership to find out that the oil pressure "gauge" on my Miata was just an idiot light without the light.

If you have an NA you can easily make it a real gauge by swapping the sender and gauge. Did t in my 97.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



CommieGIR posted:

I was about to give up when I finally heard the noticeable pop of a bolt coming un-torqued.

Can be the greatest sound you've hard in ages in given circumstances.

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



Fucknag posted:

So my ex-manager's wife brought their truck into the shop the other day for oil and new tires. Oil was gone, probably because of the 14,000 miles since the last (conventional) oil change. As for the tires, well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzARuPVMOvQ

Probably not worth the time.

All four tie rod ends were completely shot and had vertical play, wheel bearings needed packed, idler arm you saw, pitman was pretty bad too. The loose shock was so worn I could compress it with a finger tip and it would stay there, the other shocks were just as bad judging by how badly the truck bounced. We couldn't even check the ball joints because everything else was so loose but I suspect they were shot as well. All in all, the tires had a range of about 3 degrees toe out to 9 in, and the passenger wheel had visibly more negative camber.

There was a child seat in the back row.

They did not fix a single thing.

They, in fact, yelled at the CSA over the phone when we refused to do the tires without suspension work, and the wife gave me a dirty look when she picked it up.

loving hell Can't you call the cops for endangering a child like that?

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



anonumos posted:

"Relatively" easy to work on, too, though some things are very cramped and oddly placed.

Probably the easiest car I've ever worked on was a Saturn Coupe. Dead simple engine and lots of room in the engine bay.

Nothing touches my first car (Tercel) for ease of maintenance for me personally so far. Similar to the Saturn I guess, super super basic, and loads of room, even more once I took off that intake snorkel (lets not get into my early teen ricer moments)

opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



nmfree posted:

Honestly, the most picture in that thread was the last one with the gunsafe.

Looks safe to me!

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opengl128
Sep 16, 2010



jamal posted:

93 would have done you just as well while costing less and not ruining poo poo. Factory tune is optimized for it. Higher octane does prevent knock and pulled timing in hot/track conditions when things get heat soaked, but it won't give you more power or make a difference driving around town "boosting" or getting on the highway.

I will say that when I went on a road trip and got ethanol free gas for the first time in my Speed3 there was a very noticeable difference in power, smoothness, and efficiency. gently caress the E10 pisswater we are stuck with in PA.

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