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public void /QTDDTOT/-QuestionsThatDon'tDeserveTheirOwnThreads(OP ThatMidEnginedGuy){

String fullTitle = "/QTDDTOT/ - Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Threads";
int postNumber = "19850107";
String image = "Auto-12.jpg";
String date = "10/11/18(Thu)07:17:18";
String comment = "A dedicated thread for asking all your short automotive questions that necessarily don't need a thread of it's own. Also known as /SQT/.

>Some Tips -
1. Always Google your question before asking.
2. Look for General Threads or other Threads that regards your question's subject. Asking in generals would give you a more defined answer.

Also, look through the thread to find unanswered questions and answer them if you can.

Have a Great Day Ahead!

Previous Thread - >>19823388"

public void comments(){
if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19850126 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)07:24:03")

"Looking to get a basic tool set to learn wrenching, what would you guys recommend ?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19850267 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)08:44:16")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19850290 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)08:51:53")

'06 Subaru legacy 2.5 gt limited with 100000 miles for 4.5k. Good or shit deal?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19850821 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)11:54:43" && image=="1422450263104.jpg")

"Is £200 ($260) per month on insurance too much? I make £700 ($925) per month working part-time (I'm a full-time student, 20 years old).

I think I can get away without a car for now as college is a 40 min walk and if I transfer at work it'll also be a 40 min walk one way, (If I can't get a transfer it's a 1.5hr walk one way), but it'll take an extra 1.5-2hrs out of my day for walking."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19850835 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)11:59:10")

Y not just Uber"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19850907 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)12:18:51")

because it's only slightly cheaper and i might as well get insured and drive"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851055 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:01:54")

I walked around 40 minutes to work every day and that shit is annoying. Once I got a car I never walked again. I drive to my neighbor's house across the street.

I drive upstairs to go to bed."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851059 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:03:45")

why not cycle"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851076 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:09:42")

t. pigfat"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851135 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:27:39" && image=="1359154419037.png")

Driving saves me 70 minutes a day. Guess I'll be a pigfat with over an hour more free time every day while you walk like a poorfag."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851145 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:29:18" && image=="1526558764596.jpg")

"What are some other cars like the TT and 350/370z?

low, small, fast, liftback and not fwd"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851147 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:29:20")

yes, you will be"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851162 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:33:05")

why is this board infested with namefags and tripfags?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851182 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:39:06")

Posted in another thread but I'd like to ask here. I wonder how you guys feel about this. I have a warranty for another 55k miles or 6 years bumper to bumper on my car but I want to modify it a bit. Simple shit like a nicer exhaust and CAI. How do you guys feel about avoiding warranties and such over this?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851211 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:46:33")

This. If it's that expensive spend less than 1 months insurance on a good bike until you are outta school. It sucks but you'll be able to afford more fun stuff during school and a nicer car when you get out by saving that money"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851222 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:49:06" && image=="DERP3.jpg")

"Going to be getting an 03 expedition 3rd row from a family friend, it's 2wd 4.6. at my work we have a like 06 or 07 f150 (5 seater with the half doors, whatever thats called) parts rape truck that's 4wd and has a 5.4. I was thinking of buying it and making the expedition 4wd, should everything bolt up and plug it more or less? I'd either sell the 5.4 or rebuild it and swap it when the 4.6 blows up (which I know is a bit involved).";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851248 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)13:57:05")

"Recommended dash cam for poor people?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851274 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)14:06:47")

"tl;dr: buy is-f or hopped up impreza 2.5rs

Well, my tahoe died for the last time and to replace it I'm thinking something japanese and sporty. Two cars I'm stuck on are the is-f and a gc8.

On one hand there's the is-f with stock power and some handling chops. I basically get what I want out of the bottle and wouldn't have to fuck with it much outside of consumables and some track hardening. the lexus is also worlds more livable on the inside than the impreza. But, all that costs ~30k usd.

On the other hand I'm grooving the idea of buying a decent donor car and hopping it up to the point where it's streetable, but still good for some hot laps. A gc8 2.5rs has that rally look I've always loved and some pretty good bones to build a fast car around. Put some sport slanted suspension parts and a motor swap (probably a usdm ej25) and I think it would do well around the track while having enough suspension to still be livable. It won't ever be as nice as the is-f, but enough sound deadening and some decent seat should make my colin mcrae larp more livable. Figure I could get what I want for ~17k usd and probably a little more to spruce the car up and make it pretty to look at."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851320 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)14:19:28")

>I want to throwaway a 6 year/55k mi warranty for an exhaust that looks cool and an intake that, realistically, does nothing

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851331 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)14:20:50")

a cone filter six inches from your engine block isn't a cai, and it won't do dick for you in terms of engine power without a tune. ditto for an exhaust. what car did you just buy that you think bullshit mods are worth your warranty?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851362 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)14:28:09")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851382 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)14:34:01")

not much out there with a liftback bro. a corvette is kind of big, and a solstice coupe is kind of slow. things definitely get more common if you look at 80s stuff. I don't know why they didn't make the brz/86 a liftback, would have been perfect for it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851395 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)14:38:35")

Mods don't violate warranties unless they cause the problem you are trying to warranty. unless your exhaust melts your bumper or your cai sucks up water it won't void anything, it's actually illegal to do so. I've gotten warranty work done several times with my catback, intake, short shifter and tune and not a word was said.
Look up the Magnuson moss Warranty act."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851474 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)14:58:37")

2012 IS250... Good deal? Aesthetic/fun to drive?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851530 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)15:14:33")

Thanks for the info
I would get a true cai. Legmaker has an excellent handcrafted carbon fiber true CAI. I was asking for opinions of other enthusiasts I'm not a complete mongoloid know-nothing.
I drive a 16 charger R/T and I bought it over a year ago. Got additional warranty mostly for computer chips cause I won't be able to do shit about that on my own"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851539 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)15:16:55")

Couldn't they just lie and say the exhaust caused a co.puter issue because it wasn't mopar or whatever fucking reason they want though really?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851540 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)15:17:26")

"best dashcam for wealthy people? should I just get the 900s?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851741 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)16:12:28")

They can say whatever they want, fuck they can say your aftermarket lug nuts made your suspension collapse. All that matters is if they can prove it and if they can bullshit/intimidate you into giving up or paying for it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851757 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)16:16:45")

Thanks. People driving like absolute lunatics and road raging while I do my best to be a perfect driver are starting to make me worry."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851795 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)16:25:20")

>Mods don't violate warranties unless they cause the problem you are trying to warranty.

You're naive to think every dealership won't try to weasel its way out of something It has to pay up front for then 'possibly' get reimbursed by the manufacturer. If they can, they will find an excuse not to work on it if they think its been messed with, even with something that's not even related to what caused the failure."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851804 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)16:27:13")

Welcome cancer, Its always been that way."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851840 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)16:36:58")

"Is 550 CCA enough for my car's battery to start on cold mornings? I'm moving from a hot place to a pretty cold one and I'm concerned about starting it up in the morning.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851859 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)16:43:41")

Should be, but depending on how cold it's gonna get, there are other things you should do too. Use 0w20 or 0w30 oil, put on a battery insulator sleeve if it doesn't have one, and battery warmers and block heaters will help a lot too."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851943 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:08:59")

Fair point.
Does anyone have any experience with this where they've modified a vehicle and had a dealership tell them that it voided a warranty? How did you get out of it if you did or what were the consequences?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851944 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:09:05")

The wealthy have chauffeurs and a camera crew in a separate vehicle, you pestilent pauper."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851970 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:17:36")

Do this if you are moving to a place that regularly has highs below -10F. Synthetic 5w-30 will be fine elsewhere (unless your car uses a 20wt oil). A block heater is nice for temps below 10F; you don't need it if the temp doesn't go below 20F."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851978 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:19:03" && image=="2001heeochero.jpg")

Found a 2001 Cherokee that is only $600.

It has a blown head gasket. Is this an easy fix? Is this a good deal considering?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19851981 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:20:40")

You can probably source another engine for less than the cost of the head gasket job."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852023 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:33:10")

What if my skill level is 1 as in I've never even changed my own oil before, but I'm willing to learn?

Is that like a level 10/Max Level job?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852044 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:38:48" && image=="00S0S_5s2oeZqKZeL_1200x900.jpg")

Found another Jeep 2001 Cherokee that has 94k original miles on it for only $2k, but the title status on it is lien. What do I do in that situation? Do I just give the guy $2000 and everything be good?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852088 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:46:05")

Its 8/10 or 9/10 job, the only thing more difficult is actually rebuilding a transmission or engine."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852134 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:56:22")

It means the bank has an ownership claim on the vehicle. Don't buy a vehicle with a lien on the title."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852137 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:57:02")

>rebuilding transmission
This. What a fucking pain in the ass. Took me a whole day to drop the fucker because 2 bolts snapped on me. 5 days to completely rebuild the thing + reinstall it.
The most complex thing I've done before that was replacing the timing belt, spark plugs, fuel filter, starter, and oil + filter all in one sitting"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852139 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:57:41")

"If it was your money:
M235i or m2?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852147 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:59:49" && image=="Z5W7IZFQ.jpg")

"What is she driving?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852268 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)18:31:45")

"How can I impress people with my heel-toe skills?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852274 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)18:36:36")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852283 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)18:39:26")

Looks like a Galaxie but I'm not really familiar with 60's domestics."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852322 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)18:50:59")

"I'm getting a 1990 bmw 535i in a trade soon. What supercharger or turbo should i put in it?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852327 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)18:51:36")

who is this thot"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852366 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)19:00:38")

Is that Chelsea Wolfe?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852394 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)19:07:35")

"Is it possible a squeal when shifting at high RPM isn't transmission related? Doesn't happen every time, and there's no change in shifting speed.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852533 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)19:45:52")

I would check belts and pulleys first but, it could be pilot or throw-out bearings."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852666 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)20:28:38")

What does /o/ look for in an exhaust? Obviously that differs per vehicle but for reasonable sound and performance, assuming you dont need to buy something super cheap. Cat back? Headers? What do you choose and what are the benefits of your choice? If you're not gonna tune the engine should you just say fuck it and do a mid delete? I know at least a few of you have a ton of k knowledge on this and want to kay it out, and I wanna hear it"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852707 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)20:37:19")




Yes it is. I don't know why but I'd love to believe she daily's a classic car."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19852770 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)20:56:30")

I Straight pipe to the muffler and I usually opt for a mid to larger size muffler for lower and less raspy tone."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19853595 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)01:02:07")

As stated, they can say and try whatever they want but it has to be proven. The most important thing is to not back down and be ready to call the manufacturer or even file a complaint with the FTC. If you can throw enough weight around eventually theyll Buckle, it won't be worth the money and possible fines and catching shit from the manufacturer if it rules in your favor unless they're damn sure they have categorically undeniable proof your steering wheel cover caused your caliper to seize."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19853707 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)01:47:29")


if(ThatMidEnginedGuy && title=="" && postNumber==19854088 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)05:12:55")

I don't do shit. I just create threads and bad photoshops in my free time."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854095 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)05:14:52")

Just attach your smartphone to a suction cup mobile holder and put it on record the moment you get in.

Or buy a cheaper android phone like a Nokia 3 or 2 to have it done."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854334 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)07:37:31")

"A couple of questions.

1. I just bought a 2013 Focus Titanium X (manual, in the UK). It has built-in navigation but it hasn’t been updated since it came out. Do you recommend upgrading it? I normally use my phone and Google Maps, but my phone doesn’t seem to charge very well in my car and so it kills my battery. Obviously I don’t want to finish a 2 hour drive with half of my battery gone. It’s just an SD card isn’t it, so I can get one on eBay I think.

2. I’ve never been mechanically minded at all, but given that this is the most expensive thing I’ve bought is there anything you suggest I do to look after it? Whether it’s cleaning in/out or mechanical checks. Normally all I do is just check the levels of the different fluids and tyre pressures and that’s it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854367 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)07:47:39")

">put some seafoam into my engine oil
>viscosity of seafoam is nearly like water, basically making the oil a bit thinner
Can this ruin the engine? Is seafoam snakeoil?
Did it a bit before the oilchange and now after the change."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854369 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)07:48:26")

If your oil isn't the right consistency why not use different oil? They come in different weights you know."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854379 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)07:51:50")

The oil is right, i put in seafoam for its claims to clean oilports and helps with valve-lifter clicking"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854434 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)08:23:50")

"What's the issue when a car vibrates like fuck when it goes over 80 kmh(50mph)?

I drove my friend's shitty 2005 Mitsubishi Galant and that scared the hell outta me. Even he doest know what it is that makes the car vibrates."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854440 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)08:26:21")

Bent rims or wheels grossly out of balance"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854448 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)08:31:44")


Coul also be shitty alligment+ broken suspension parts but I highly doubt it
Does it stop at faster speeds like 120kph+?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854454 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)08:35:38")

"Is Racechip a good brand? I want to buy the cheapest chip for my dad's f30 318d (extra 20hp). Any reason to be wary of chiptuning in general?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854502 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)08:54:26" && image=="Capture+_2018-10-12-05-50-37.png")

"Hey guys, my truck has been having unstable rpms when idling, stalling and turning off. CEL came back with a crankshaft position sensor. I'm not too mechanically savy and I have no tools but I don't want to pay someone to change what looks to be like a simple sensor.

Is pic related the sensor? That's the front passenger wheel I took the picture from. Truck is a 2001 Dodge Dakota with the 4.7L V8."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854656 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)10:11:06")

It could be this. As far as I know, he's absolute careless in driving. I'm of the opinion that he shouldn't drive anymore at all despite the dangerous he could cause.

He also almost never slows down at a speed hump. Just drives over it and does care. Could be bent rims. Will have to check again.

Nope. The vibration starts at around 50mph and increases from there."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854720 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)10:38:04")

"Im looking into a replacement rear view mirror. most of the ones im looking at have a back up camera and at least a forward dashcam but they all look like they require an outlet in the car, meaning id have to remember to always olug in/remove it and i dont want that. I also dont want to run it to the battery and just have a simple switch setup because ill also probably forger about that occasionally. Its been years since ive had to do electricity and circuits shit so i dont remember most of it, is there any way to set it up so that it turns on with accessory power? Or even have it always on but not fuck my battery?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854759 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)10:52:04")

"What would be the easiest cars to do upkeep on from the past fifteen years?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854766 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)10:55:31")

My wide band O2 sensor just came in. I have a Honda, am I gonna need a Hondata unit to take fix whatever CEL doing that will throw?"

if(Naan && title=="" && postNumber==19854777 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)10:58:37")

Civics and Corollas hands down."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854807 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)11:15:34")

Wheel bearing(s)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854907 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)11:45:19")

Most of the stuff in your cockpit is run under accessory power, just find the positive wire of one of those utilities and splice the positive wire for the mirror in there, then use whatever random ground you have available.
Radio, dashboard, HVAC controls, window controls are some of the stuff that is usually run only under accessory power.
Just make sure that the utility you want to steal current from does actually get current at all times when in accessory mode or with the engine running and no current with the keys off.

No big deal really, a multimeter, a crimp tool and some insulation is all you need."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19854958 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)12:02:06")

">head of bolt that holds exhaust manifold broke off
>now stuck in engine block really tight
>bolt heads i weld on keep breaking off
Wat do"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855001 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)12:14:56")

"how i weeb up my car? Acura RDX turbo here";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855036 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)12:27:11" && image=="43675324_254025015257608_3238776868740005888_n.jpg")

>slap stickers
>plushie hanging off the bumper
>peek stickers
>wakaba leaves
>tow hooks
>die-cut stickers
>dakimaru in the back
>windshield banner
>fucking lower it pussy


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855110 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)12:51:48")

I have a very small pipe wrench I use in situations like this, which could possibly work for you. It works better than using pliers or vice grips. Otherwise, you'll have to suck it up and drill it out."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855137 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)12:56:55")

based. thanks time to go on a sticker spree"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855193 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)13:11:24")

Alright thanks. Ill give it a shot this weekend"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855373 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)14:00:47" && image=="1539110069842.jpg")

>2 weeks from now
>$600 later

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855504 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)14:41:19")

Not the guy you were chatting to, but what do you think would be a good accessory/utility to act as the host wire? Mine's also gonna replace my rearview. Any way I could splice into my sunroof's power? I never use that thing.

Oh also, the one I got supposedly has a "super capacitor" so that it can have a little power for taking video while the car is off. Would that affect what wire I use? I would think if it has a capacitor, even if it were hooked up to a line that does get battery power constantly, it wouldn't totally drain it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855586 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)15:08:54")

"Why are alfa romeo 147 so cheap? Are they bad?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855598 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)15:13:43" && image=="1539035008850.jpg")

"What are the hardest things to do in order of hardest to easiest. Beginner with basic knowledge and tools here
>manual transmission fluid flush
>coolant change
>oil (should be easiest)
>brake fluid change

Are there any fluids I'm missing? I just hit 200k on my 04 Toyota Matrix XRS and want to get all new fluids"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855634 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)15:21:42")

Coolant and oil change will definitely be easiest. The other 2 aren't especially hard though"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855652 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)15:26:22")

Coolant and engine oil are equally easy I'd say.

Manual transmission fluid is hit or miss depending on the car. The fill hole can be a bitch to get to sometimes. If your car permits it may be easier to fill from the shifter turret. If not, you'll also have to pump the new fluid in normally which is another PITA.

Brakes are okay, but you should have a friend (hard to come by, I know) and can be a nightmare if you have or introduce air into your lines. If it goes smoothly it's alright. If it doesn't it fucking sucks."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855655 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)15:27:29")

Didn't read the last bit that it was a matrix, with the manual tranny in the front I don't see it as too hard to empty/fill the fluid. Brakes would be the hardest but probably not that bad."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855697 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)15:40:13")

"Would it be wack to buy an auto 1991 Civic? Clean as hell, no rust. Also found an si for the same price but theres some rust.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855698 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)15:40:30")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855819 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)16:11:26" && image=="file.png")

"I just threw some steel wheels on my beater. I don't really want hubcaps, but surely there's some kind of cover that will snap over the lugs and keep the hub bolt covers out of the weather, right?

The closest I found is some center caps that push through, but they're like 4" deep to handle big truck hubs and shit. I need one that's only an inch tall or so."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19855897 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)16:32:11" && image=="b83.png")

"Why won't my 4 new calipers and hoses bleed with my hand vacuum pump? I just get mostly air and a little fluid. The master never ran dry. The bleeders will drip when cracked but my pedal is still soft as fuck with the engine running.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856128 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)17:46:37")

"Lots of white smoke and condensation dripping from exhaust. No water in oil and no overheating. Is it still most likely a headgasket? Car is a straightpiped 6cyl e36 that's been sitting a while. Didn't drive it after seeing the smoke but after running for 20mins and reaching operating temperature it's still smoking.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856189 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)18:06:35")

Radios are a good source because they have both accessory power (for its normal duties) and straight battery power (for channel memories, clocks and stuff like that) on the same connector, so it's a convenient place to find whatever power you need without hunting for wires around the dashboard.
Cigarette lighters are also good sources for battery power, but some cars have it under accessory so it's kind of hit and miss, but they are good for high power utilities.

Also dash cams should come with wiring instructions, if it says it just needs accessory, then just hook it up to accessory. If you power it directly from the battery, it will never stop working regardless of any capacitor or internal battery it may have, unless you manually turn it off every time."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856198 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)18:10:36")

So I once had a US auto magazine that reviewed this car back when it came out. I can't remember which one it was (Motor Trend, Car and Driver, etc.)

If someone knows what issue of what magazine this was reviewed in, that'd be awesome."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856436 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)19:16:44" && image=="70D9D621-E485-49BA-A88A-B7E757B88ADD.jpg")

"I have a RWD car. Front tires have 7/32 and rear have 5/32 tread left. I’m going on a road trip, will be up in the smoky mountains for a week. Should I rotate my tires before I go?
Pls help"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856530 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)19:54:58" && image=="trns.png")

"how does one go about moving or mimicking the shifter of a longitudinal FR AWD trans turned longitudinal MR RWD into the same FR position?
would you have to go electronic by then?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856565 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)20:06:33")

How many miles are you gonna drive? Will you be encountering rain or snow?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856568 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)20:06:56")

not a diesel? sounds like a headgasket
yup. rear end stability is of utmost importance."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856582 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)20:11:10")

Total perhaps 1200 miles, 450 each way then sightseeing/enjoying the towns."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856602 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)20:18:43" && image=="145EB3A4-EF94-4C9E-B4E1-D97B30E0BE23.jpg")

Also to add to this, probably rain, no snow. View we’ll be lookin at"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856606 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)20:21:29")

"My car makes clacking sounds when it hits potholes and other road depressions. What should I be looking for in the suspension?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856631 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)20:30:08")

Best tires should go in the back."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856632 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)20:30:10")

rubbers or plastic parts worn down maybe"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856698 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)20:52:00")

It depends on what wheel pattern you have, old Vics and a lot of old fords used to have literal hub caps that snapped over the bolts."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856797 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)21:27:28")

>Is 550 CCA enough for my car's battery to start on cold mornings?
550CCA, that sounds like an 'economy' battery. Check online with ORLY, NAPA, PepBitches. Look up your car and proper battery group. Highest one, that's not an Optima/Odyssey battery, will be the factory spec'd unit. All lower units are just for poors.
725CCA lyfe."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19856932 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)22:07:40")

>What do you choose and what are the benefits of your choice?
For a daily, no need to to max effort on everything.
What you want is to keep the drone and noise out. Largest Magnaflow muffler for your pipe diameter. Don't oversize the exhaust for your daily, its about velocity not max flow. If you barely reach peak torque rpm there is no reason to size your exhaust for peak HP rpm. If dual bank or I6 install a crossover to quell exhaust cackle on a daily. If a wagon/van style don't have dual exhaust go straight out the back, this will cause booming in the cabin. Turn down tips or angled out the side. If you remove a catalyst, replace the cat with a resonator or increase existing resonator size to remove drone. Don't bother with headers on a daily unless the stock manifolds/headers are really restrictive. Welded headers always eventually crack, thermal fatigue is a bitch not really worth the extra 5HP at peak.

For a daily/track(non competition) bitch. Up everything a bit for better flow, opt for quality headers with thicker tubing material, sacrifice some sound reduction for weight reduction.

For a track bitch(competition). Size everything accordingly for power requirements, lightweight headers for weight savings go with slip style headers for ease of maintenance. Quality muffler that will not blow out from abuse.

Avoid Ghetto Master mufflers, they are big, heavy and flow restrictive. Every other fag has a set on his shitbox, they do not sound good not add performance.
For cheap look around online, several no name companies make incomplete exhaust systems for common vehicles. Usually minus a muffler/tips etc. They send you the correctly bend pipes you supply your own muffler. Usually about 1/3-1/2 price of most other 'kits' available. Muffler shops rarely have the ability to properly bend pipes without kinking them. 'Mandrel' is the name of the machine that bends the pipe, all pipes are mandrel bent. Not many have a tongue to prevent kinks."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857023 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)22:32:53")

>1. I just bought a 2013 Focus Titanium X (manual, in the UK). It has built-in navigation but it hasn’t been updated since it came out. Do you recommend upgrading it?
Might want to see if there is an update. Check on your local Fuckus forms for any regional issues.

Check around the engine, if there are plastic covers, remove them and look for any broken/damaged wires clips, possible oil leaks.
Find a 'green'(color/colour) cleaner, if you have Simple Green use that. Liberally spray it around your warm engine bay cut 1:1. Let it soak in a bit, hose it off for a clean engine bay. Makes it easier/ more enjoyable when everything you touch isn't covered in oil, shit, and grime. 'Purple' cleaners are very caustic, they will eat rubber boots and streak powder coating. Don't steam clean the engine. Too many sensitive sensors and carbon tracings that can be wiped clean if steam blasted.
Clean the battery and battery tray. Simple green will remove most of the sticky goo. Take the battery out and clean out the underside of the battery tray as well. Electrolyte from the battery can leak out and cause a small drain on the battery as well as a constant load on the electrical system. Clean the terminals and battery leads with a proper terminal cleaner. Smear a bit of grease around the terminals to prevent sulfate buildup.
Check all your drains are properly installed and free of debris. Nothing worse than getting that musty stink from a cowl that wont drain and a heater core full of shit.
Check your HVAC filter is clean and debris free.
Check for any damage from bottoming out. If you live near the coast, keep up on any exposed metal. Sand down the rust and reseal it to prevent holes forming.
Clean the inside lip of your wheel openings. Most newer cars have a plastic shield to protect the front wings/fenders but the rear is usually still just exposed. Mud build up will trap moisture which will lead to rust.
Check suspension bushes/bushings.

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857084 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)22:52:03" && image=="1536934144495.jpg")

"can any of you shift your car into reverse while it's already rolling backwards without it grinding?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857089 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)22:53:38")

Sway bar links"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857092 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)22:53:58")

While cleaning under hood, make sure the radiator and AC condenser are clear of junk.
Make sure all applicable covers underhood are installed correctly and not loose.
Check struts/shocks for leaking or missing dust boots or damaged bump stops. Push car up and down a few times and take note of any thumping/clunking.
Check tierod/balljoint boots for rips/tears and leaking grease.
Check axles for cracking/rips/tears in CV boots, same with steering rack boots.
Look for any damage in the suspension components.
Note any unusual or uneven tire wear, check the rims for any dents, especially on the inside.
Check your brake pads are wearing evenly. If you have drums, verify they are adjusting normally.
Replace your wiper blades annually with quality beam type wiper blades. Rain X(or equivalent) to keep the water off. Driving at night with a scuffed windshield in the rain is a whore.
Check that your spare(if applicable), jack, and tools are secure in the boot/trunk. Nothing worse than a thump from loose trunk junk.
Keep your car clean inside and out. It's not a storage device.

Become familiar with your vehicle. If you don't know what something is, or where it is, find out. Look through the owners manual, you may be surprised to find out about a little known or ignored feature on your car."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857096 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)22:55:58")

>What should I be looking for in the suspension?
Could be many things.
Get outside of your car, go to each corner and jounce/bounce it enough to get good motion. Listen for the noise."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857132 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:04:19")

>but surely there's some kind of cover that will snap over the lugs

If your car has a popular bolt pattern. Most likely 5 x 114.3mm(5 x 4.5" in American) you can purchase 'spider hub caps'. these are older hot rod style bullet caps that will cover the lugs and the hub center with a bullet style cover. Otherwise you will need to locate the po-dunk version of your car that may have 'hub' caps rather than full wheel covers. Depending on your car hub caps and some beauty rings may be pretty trick.
Could always do the full 'moon' wheel covers. Leave them spun looking or paint them black to hide, it will help keep shit off the front side of the wheel(can aide in aero), but snow and junk can still seep in from the backside."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857159 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:11:40")

>I just get mostly air and a little fluid.
When bleeding with a vacuum pump, pull the bleeder nipple out, wrap the threads with a bit too much Teflon(pipe thread) tape. Hand screw in the bleeder nipple so the threads are sealed but the bleeder is still 'open'. Hook up your vacuum pump and pull no more than 15inHg and keep at it til you have a solid stream of fluid. Any higher vacuum you can pull air through the seals.

But this won't mean shit if the calipers are on the wrongs sides, the nipple needs to be the highest point on the caliper. And if the rear calipers have integral parking brake, make sure they are fully adjusted out. Pull up on the hand brake with the pedal depressed, pump and pull the lever several times."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857173 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:14:12")

Find out what the scooby swapped VW guys do and copy that?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857176 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:14:31" && image=="Manual-Transmission-6-Speed-Car-Gear-Shift-Knob-Shifter-Knob-for-Toyota-Corolla-1-8MT-2007.jpg")

"So, I'm looking into replacing my shift knob because it's just showing it's age

Aside from the size of the knob's pitch, is there anything else that I should know? Does price matter as far as quality go or will it be the same really for a 10 dollar Aliexpress knob vs some sort of expensive "performance" knob? Or is there a nice middle ground that I should look for?

I know I could go OEM but I kinda want a change of pace?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857182 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:15:56")

I'll try the thread tape tomorrow, thanks. Calipers are installed correctly with the bleeders on top, the parking brake is a separate drum inside the rotor."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857199 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:20:38")

Almost all shift knobs are unreasonably overpriced since most of them are simply milled or cast pieces of plastic or metal.

I would opt for something cheap, and close to OEM spec weight, weighted knobs only do one thing well, and that's wear out linkages and springs that much more quickly.

>Aside from the size of the knob's pitch,
Some don't screw on, in both of my BMW's they simply snap on, whereas my F150 does screw on."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857205 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:21:40")

>can any of you shift your car into reverse while it's already rolling backwards without it grinding?
In an MT, it depends. Some older MT cars do not have synchros on reverse gear. What you usually have to do is to either put the car in 1st or 2nd and then put it into R to line up the gears. If you're rolling back at a decent speed the lever can usually slip in pretty easy, if you are at a crawl just stop the car, try 1st to R or 2nd to R and see if it slides into gear."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857227 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:25:54")

This is gold and should be in the sticky"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857228 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:26:30")

>Aside from the size of the knob's pitch, is there anything else that I should know?
Make sure the new knob/nob also has a proper shank or shaft cover if applicable to your vehicle.
Older cars with cueballs and divorced boots it doesn't matter. Newer cars with the boot/shank/nob combo can leave you with some ugliness if the shifter ball is more than just a ball. Also check for Reverse lockout collar, if applicable."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857250 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:32:51" && image=="images.jpg")

"What are your go-to detailing products?
Where do you get them?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857257 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)23:34:56")

>I'll try the thread tape tomorrow, thanks
Don't forget to pull the tape off and make sure the bleed nipple is seated. Any leaked fluid clean it off with simple green, no need to wipe it, just drench it in SG and then hose it off to keep it from getting sticky or corrosive on the paint. Don't worry about it dribbling fluid when pulling the bleeder. Or go to the local parts store and just buy extra bleeders. One set/pair taped up for bleeding and another set to simple reinstall and close off the port. And don't block the bleed port with tape. Did that once
>hurr durrr"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857424 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)00:36:07" && image=="bmw-m140i-vw-golf-r-7645-default-large.jpg")

"Would it be a downgrade to go from a 2013 BMW 328i M-Sport to a newer VW golf/polo?

Also what would be the better buy, a new VW Polo GTI, or a 2017 Golf GTI with higher milleage?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857500 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)00:58:46")

>Is pic related the sensor? That's the front passenger wheel I took the picture from. Truck is a 2001 Dodge Dakota with the 4.7L V8.

Looks like it may be. Hard to tell.
I'd suggest unbolting the sensor and inspecting it. If it has junk on the end of the sensor clean it off and reinstall. Also check the wiring to the sensor, check the connector and check the wiring harness for any contact or damage."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857608 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)01:30:58")

"Is there any downside to turning down the boost almost all the way in a high performance motor?

Like say for example somebody sells you a drag build that is capable of 600+ whp for cheap, but you're into road racing, not drag racing... and it's useless on a road course especially in a small, light chassis with only 205 section tires, so you want to turn it down to 200-300 whp. Any ill effects?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857612 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)01:31:08")

>Can this ruin the engine? Is seafoam snakeoil?
Seafoam is pretty good stuff. Just keep an eye on your oil, when it becomes dirty, change it to remove the junk."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857662 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)01:42:49")

"will electric become as fun as a manual 07 Corolla ce in the future? fuck being a millennial. Grandparents got to see the rise of automobiles and rolls royce and Ferrari go from 60 hp to 600 hp";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857742 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)02:00:38")

>Is there any downside to turning down the boost almost all the way in a high performance motor?

Kinda depends on the cam. If you turn down the boost so the cam becomes useless for the power output, then you may want to look into changing the cam for the lower 'bewst'.

>Like say for example somebody sells you a drag build that is capable of 600+ whp for cheap, but you're into road racing, not drag racing

You may want to tear into that engine bit more. Drag engines only have to run for a few seconds under full load. A RR engine will be under varying heavy load changes frequently and for up to 30mins depending on how long a session is. Oiling is going to have different demands as well. Oilpan needs to be capable of keeping lube in the sump under left/right lateral acceleration as well as under braking. A drag pan is not going to be up for that. Rotating assembly may also be drag specific. Hard core drag pistons will have holes in the top of the pistons to aid in pressurizing and sealing the rings against the cylinder walls. In a road car those may just cause oil consumption issues. Cooling is another factor, if certain shortcuts were taken to strengthen the block but cooling capacity or capability may have been reduced as well.
If you can get all the details on the build, parts and machine work done, do so. Find out how compatible the parts are and what other machine work may need.

A RR engine is going to have more in common with a street engine than a drag engine. Drag engines tend to be tuned for part throttle and WOT with little other considerations. Off throttle or part throttle decel are usually ignored or grossly tuned, also with a RR engine economy is also taken into account. Engine might be cheap but if the induction system is setup for WOT then it's gonna suck in transition/part throttle situations."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19857806 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)02:15:12")

"Is there any way to undo a windscreen chip repair?

I tried using one of those DIY tools and thought I'd fixed it, but once the resin actually hardened I realised that it hadn't penetrated the chip at all. I can't just try to redo it straight away because the resin has sealed over the top, is there any way to undo the repair so that I can try again?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19858036 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)04:06:34")

Thanks very much. I’ve got a free day today so I’m going to give it a thorough cleaning. I won a load of Auto Glym products at work so there’s more here than I would have ever bought or used."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19858121 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)05:03:47")

The new Polo is so good that VW stalled its release till the golf GP came out, so take the Polo over the golf.
In terms of what? Comfort/ speed/ prestige/ milage? People on the autobahn will move over more quickly when a angry 3-series is behind them instead of a Polo

Ty, I'll keep an eye on it"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19858746 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)10:37:10")

"Are Fieros /o/ approved?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19858752 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)10:38:24")

Yes. Read the sticky faggot"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859134 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)12:37:47")

">want better brakes for my Mercedes Benz 300E (W124)
>want to keep using 15 or 16" tires instead of "upgrading" to 17 or 18" ones due to roads on my area being literal shit

What are my best options here? Most brake upgrades basically need at least 17" tires to fit bigger brake discs inside the tires but roads where I live are already so shit that ride quality with 16" tires is already near unbearable. Are there any real options other that trying different brake pads?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859188 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)12:47:21")

>In terms of what? Comfort/ speed/ prestige/ milage?

The only VW I ever owned was an old Golf 4, which (When I had it anyway) was already quite old and clunky. The BMW was a world of differance. Havent been in a VW since, So I'm hoping it has a good interior build. Speed of the polo GTI vs 328i are similar enough that I wont care about that, its just a daily anyway.
Prestige... yeah, maybe. I'm a manager in my company now, and I'm in my late twenties.. is a polo GTI not a younger mans car?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859191 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)12:47:57")

probably only new OE rotors and better pads. maybe s/s lines and some high perf fluid."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859326 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)13:25:43")

>younger man's car
It is, but you won't look weird in it until you look like 40, it's not a boiracer
Interior quality is solid as in any newish vw, every button is where you expect it and the Polo meets every of vw's pretty strict ergonomic specifications. I wouldn't buy it (or any vw) myself but I can't advocate against it - what's the reason you want to get rid of the bmw?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859482 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)14:17:51")

Well this is where it gets complicated I guess.

1) The BMW is out of warranty, so I'd like a new car for some peace of mind.
2) I do a fair amount of town/traffic driving, and my consumption in the BMW is pretty bad (10.1L/100km).
3) The road to work aint the best, and the BMW sits very low, and with the 19" rims I feel everything.

I'm also considering a Mazda CX-3, but eh. This polo is just speaking to me. It wont solve all my issues, but it will solve some. Also, at times I need to get to work ASAP, so something zippy is still needed.

Everything else just seems to have a cheap af interior. And I cant really afford anything more than a Mazda CX-5/Polo GTI price right now."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859488 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)14:18:56")

*Considering a CX-5, not the CX-3."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859492 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)14:20:18")

"Is g70 a good car?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859575 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)14:47:38")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859695 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)15:23:45" && image=="1539225421920.jpg")

"anyone know what wheels in pic related are?

it's a korean ls400 with everything that implies."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859726 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)15:34:41")

They appear to be OZ HyperGT reps."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859815 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)16:01:15")

"Am I gonna have to remove the entire transmission again to properly bolt on the torque converter to the flex plate? I can't get the torque converter holes to line up with the flex plate";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859856 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)16:14:00" && image=="PF0606A.jpg")

The torque converter bolts need to be installed with the transmission up against the engine. Try putting all the bell housing bolts in a little loose and angling the transmission up and down with a floor jack until they line up. What are you turning the flexplate with? There's a special tool for it, but you should be able to use a prybar too. Make sure you don't turn the engine the wrong way, that can make the timing skip on some cars."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859863 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)16:16:29")

Thing is I already got the transmission bolted on and hooked up again + the driveshaft.
I'm gonna have to do undo all that aren't I?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859877 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)16:19:14")

I would at least undo the driveshaft and just loosen the bell housing bolts enough to wiggle the transmission a hair. I don't think you'd need to touch the wiring harness or shifter cable (if applicable) at least."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859899 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)16:24:56")

looks like volk ce28s mate

taking something apart that you just put back together. always a fun time doing that innit?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859912 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)16:27:59")

Do I need to have the transmission jack supporting the transmission? Or is the cross member enough?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859924 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)16:31:00")

Have it on the cross member, but use a floor jack to angle it up and down if you need to to line up the bolts."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859946 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)16:37:58")

Alright so undo the driveshaft (again), loosen transmission bolts, pull back the transmission a little bit while it's on the jack to line up the torque converter with flex plate then install the torque converter bolts right?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19859995 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)16:50:30")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860047 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:04:49" && image=="D2D00913-DC30-42E4-9745-BBA1CD838186.jpg")

"What should I offer? Am poorfag, need vehicle to take elderly dad to doctors appointments (mom divorced him after putting their shared account into 200k of credit card debt, divorce court made 170k of it his responsibility, lost everything)";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860051 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:06:16")

Just use Uber or take the bus"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860056 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:07:50")

(My current vehicle is a Ninja 300 that I rebuilt from a wrecked bike, got it for $300, fully rebuilt bit by bit except for the fairings and bent handlebars, just has a salvage title so I’m gonna be lucky to get $1000 for it, which is going towards whatever vehicle I get. Can’t exactly ride my dad to his VA clinic with him hanging off the back... well, we do okay around town but the VA clinic is 40 miles away by interstate)"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860061 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:08:42")

"uk here. I'm disabled and have been recommended to use Motability scheme however I have no knowledge on cars, what is the best and safest car I can get?

Advance payment wise I can afford up to £250 but prefer NIL if possible, thanks guys."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860062 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:08:54")

Thanks for the input"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860063 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:09:05")

You're welcome"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860065 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:10:00")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860073 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:12:56")

Did you look at the sticky?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860081 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:15:29")

"Mechanic says to get rid of my Volvo s40 before the AC pully system gives out but it still has a ton of power. If anyone happens to know, will it really be catastrophic if the AC goes out? I haven't used it since the guy told me about it but I really don't wanna just give up this car yet.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860082 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:15:37")

Yes, and I got the idea to search for xterras from a previous “what cheap car to get” thread I saw here.
I’m just not sure what to offer based on those issues he described
I’m comfy able doing mexchanical work I just don’t know what it will cost"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860195 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:53:46")


my car (1989 mercury grand marquis) doesn't get the greatest heat so I was looking around and I found chrisfix videos that say it will help me get better heat. They are the flush the heater core, check the engine coolant and how to flush the coolant system. I've watched them all and feel confident in doing it, but I want to know is there anything else I should be doing while trying to get better heat? Any other tips anyone can offer? Thanks"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860201 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:55:48")

Is he going to take it off your hands for you, cheap, 'cause the AC system needs a new bearing and belt? Has he also told you that if you run out of gas, you'll have to throw the car away?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860206 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:56:55")

Change the thermostat after you flush the car."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860211 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:57:35")

thanks, I didn't expect that so I need to go buy a thermostat too."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860217 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:58:08")

The engine bay will probably feel 20x more cramped than it looks in the videos"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860224 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:58:56")

"My lawn mower won't start. Does temperature affect the carburetor? It dropped to -3F last night and it's currently about 39F
What do?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860225 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)17:59:57")

sorry to be a bother but could anyone knowledgeable on cars answer me please?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860243 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)18:03:41")

Worst that could happen is that you have no AC, if this is a catastrophic occurrence is up to your preference."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860247 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)18:04:40")

Yes, they are jetted to run at summer temps. Take the air filter off and give a 1 second burst of starting fluid or carb cleaner in the intake/carb. Try starting it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860250 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)18:05:56")

Dunno what is up with unbolting everything.
Normally the TC may need to be lifted a bit to get it to properly rotate and line up with the the flexplate bolt holes. But removing all that shit is not necessary.

If with the bellhousing bolted up you can spin the TC then it is free enough to line up and bolt to the flex plate. Verify your flexplate doesn't have two sets of bolt holes.

Never bolt a TC up to a flexplate before the transmission is bolted up. More likely to bent something."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860264 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)18:08:02")

Hand tighten the bolts first then use the torque wrench
Make sure you get a gasket too"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860277 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)18:11:27")

>before the AC pully system gives out
What does that even mean?
If the A/C pulley is worn out the A/C pulley(clutch) can be replaced without removing the compressor.
If the compressor bearing itself is shot then replace the compressor. A/C is not voodoo anyone can get R134."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860292 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)18:18:15")

"My truck makes an odd, almost turkey like noise when it's rolling in neutral and when you have the clutch engaged. Sometimes it also makes the noise when slowing down in second. Does this sound familiar to anyone? It's a 1990 Nissan D21 5-speed that's rear wheel drive with the KA24 engine.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860389 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)18:39:10")

"am i stupid for wanting to sell my mazda 3 for a toyoburu? i guess im used to the slowness i just want to handle twisties better, but even then i drive my car once a week. i really want a boomer mobile too.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860415 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)18:43:47")

thanks, appreciate it. I'll make sure to get a new tstat and gasket.

Also, dumb question but - do I flush the heater core 1st then do the whole super flush of the system, or do the heater core flush after doing the whole system? Or even do it as I'm doing the other?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860428 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)18:47:04")

"how the fuck do i learn to drift. how did those glorious nips learn to drift on their public mountain passes and i can’t even drift in an empty wet parking lot. i don’t even want to drift in the mountains or anything i literally just want to know how to do it reeee";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19860592 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)19:28:15")

"I'm trying to find a good weekend/fun car, and I'm down to two options:

>3SGTE swapped Mk1b AW11, 50k miles
>1990 Celica GT-Four, 25k miles

I've had an AW11 before and I'd love to have another, but I'm wondering if I should try something new.


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861127 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)22:10:28")

"Just witnessed a car fire. Someone got drunk and fell asleep in the car while depressing the gas pedal full on and so it ran for 10 minutes before anyone noticed. By that time some sparks appeared on the bottom below the hood and it caught on fire shortly.

How plausible is for the car to explode in this scenario? The fire spread to the back to the gas tank before the firefighters got to it. Just curious because a man could have died because I was too much of a chicken shit to get near it because muh potential boom."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861220 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)22:38:10" && image=="IMG_20181013_193652.jpg")

"I don't have a question. I just want to say I can't believe I paid $800 for this stupid shit
Fuck stealerships but I learned my lesson"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861259 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)22:49:51")

"Manual car/clutch question.

I have a recurring issue with my clutch. Over a couple weeks the clutch engagement point gets further and further down the clutch pedal throw until finally it's so far that pushing the clutch pedal all the way in isn't enough to fully disengage the clutch (car will still move slightly in first with pedal all the way down)

The problem is also temperature dependent, the car will be fine at start but after driving half an hour or so it will creep in.

I am not losing clutch fluid, the level isn't going down. But, the problem goes away when I flush clutch fluid. (But then comes back a few weeks later) So I think somehow air is getting into the clutch line.

Is this more likely to be a bad master cylinder or a bad slave cylinder? I think it has to be one of the two."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861265 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)22:51:26")

So nobody cared while the car was redlining for 10 minutes? Only after it caught fire?

There was intervention that could have happened before it got to the fire point."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861277 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)22:54:23")

The worst thing that can happen is the AC belt explodes. All that will do is make your AC not work.

Potentially your water pump belt could be just as worn. That would be the more dangerous thing to go out."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861335 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)23:10:57")

Only gas vapors are flammable/explosive, Its very unlikely a car will actually explode."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861343 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)23:12:15")

One of your clutch bearings is going, either pilot or throwout."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861477 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)23:44:20")

"When buying a car should I get one with my preferred color or just get any one and paint it? I'm very specific about what I want so its been hard trying to find something that checks all the boxes. There have been plenty of cars I love everything about except the color. Would this be an easy thing to do? How expensive is a good paint job? Do I need to worry about shit getting fucked up? Car nub btw.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861481 && dateTime=="10/13/18(Sat)23:44:44")

"someone in houston rebuild my 3rd gear synchros and shift forks

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861594 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)00:13:08" && image=="1399398215075.jpg")

"If I were to turbocharge a N/A car what is the process like? I mean what is the proper order of doing things and what are the most common problems I should prepare for? Is it possible to do it in stages or do you have to do everything at once?

I guess changing your existing head gasket to a brand new one would be good place to start and from my understanding you need to update fuel system to provide more fuel to the engine but the order and details of other things is something I don't really know anything about.

If it matters I'm considering doing this either on my 1988 Mercedes Benz 300E with a M103 engine or my 1993 Toyota MR2 with a 3S-GE engine."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861667 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)00:31:34")

"I just bought an NA Miata, and the previous owner installed a new top with a glass window.

How the fuck do I put it down? The normal top with the plastic window folds right down the middle of the window, but glass can't bend like that. Am I just retarded?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861675 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)00:33:28")

is it what people call a "hard top"?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861685 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)00:35:06")

No, still a soft top."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861708 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)00:39:03")

there a zipper or sumthin? It may come straight out of its socket."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861726 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)00:42:55")

I didn't see a zipper, but I haven't looked incredibly close. I'll look again tomorrow."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861819 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)01:12:13" && image=="mmmmm.png")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861830 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)01:14:34")

You're better off finding an engine that was turbocharged from its inception. Then, upgrading from there."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19861844 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)01:17:25")

Internal leak of the CMC, look under the dash and pull the CMC boot back. If it is damp the CMC has failed."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862067 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)03:01:38")

">car doesn't like upshifting to 3rd and 4th
>downshifts smoothly into these gears
fuck my life. Synchros or shift fork pads?
note: no grinding. But it feels like something is slapping the shifter for a second when I shift into these gears."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862327 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)05:03:19" && image=="download.jpg")

I was replacing the head light socket right
lost grip and was too lazy to label the wires
how do I figure out which one is which?
I don't know the socket wires either
pic related is the socket, dorman 84791"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862356 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)05:21:37" && image=="Galant.jpg")

shit nigga I have a 2003 galant and it feels pretty squirelly above 60-70, maybe its a galant thing? My suspension is pretty squeaky didn't think that was a problem though."

if('03 Galant ES 4Cyl && title=="" && postNumber==19862368 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)05:27:11" && image=="galant body kit.jpg")

"I just noticed the coolant tank in my engine is bone dry today. I don't know how long it's been like this. I found some antifreeze in the garage and manual says to do 50/50 water and antifreeze. Do I just pour it in the tank? or should I bleed it? Also do i need jack stands to bleed the coolant?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862418 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)05:43:20")

"im 24 and I dont have a drivers license or a car
am I a loser?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862421 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)05:44:56")

"Is it true that working at a dealership as a mechanic is shit?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862513 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)06:38:13")

it was 2am in the morning in the countryside. I checked why the pedal was depressed but there were no lights neither outside or inside, so I thought there was a technical issue with the car rather then someone being inside. I've even checked with my flashlight from the distance but this guy must have had a foot on the pedal while laying with his head on the passenger seat.

Anyway as soon as it got caught fire the guy luckily managed to wake up, but I'm still pretty pissed at myself for not double checking.

so how do cars actually manage to explode in some cases? what conditions need to present? The fuel in the tank just ignites then, but doesn't actually contribute to the explosion in any way?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862544 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)06:55:44" && image=="1509388908229.jpg")

So I really want to buy a Ford Ranger for a project car. I want to get a RWD one so I can make it into a drift truck. I've seen examples of it and I think it would be a cool idea to try and make a reality. Do you guys think this is a cool thing to do or would I look autistic trying to drift it? I would get a new suspension, engine and etc...."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862799 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)09:06:22" && image=="8145875753_9c3e6d6c25.jpg")

"What aftermarket steering wheels are there that aren't the bare sparco kind and look like they could actually be oem like this";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862880 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)09:38:29" && image=="audi 100 c3 typ 44.jpg")

"My 2005 Corolla that was supposed to be ''super reliable'' fell apart in less than a year after I got it so it had to be scrapped.
In my country when a car is 30+ years old they become a classic and costs only about 100 bucks a year for insurance.
I've been looking around and doing some research but I am getting mixed signals online for which car I should get.
I want a small, fuel efficient petrol car that is reliable, well as far as 30 year old cars can get in reliability. Cheap parts are important too.
Bonus: Power steering and ABS brakes would be neat.
Cars I have in mind: Golf, Civic, Corolla. Any other cars that I should look into?
Honourable mention to Audi 100 C3, but I don't know how reliable Audis are."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862882 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)09:39:42")

I am going to use this as my daily driver by the way, mostly to school / work, grocery shopping etc."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862887 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)09:40:39")

I have seen a bunch of cars burn to ashes in a parking lot once, somebody planted fireworks under a car and the firefighters took 40mins to arrive, by that time 4 cars were completely burned and a fifth was half burned.

None of them exploded, but you could definitely notice when the fire got to the tank, because there is a sudden mega surge in fire intensity for a while. I suppose it's because the tank melts and fuel vapours start to catch fire until the tank runs dry.

There are a few smaller "explosions" tho, from the tires and the battery, sometimes even from the windows.
I would definitely not advise anyone to get near a burning car, unless the fire is still small and confined in a relatively safe space like the engine bay."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862893 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)09:42:48" && image=="steering_wheels_personal_williams_01.jpg")

Or like this"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862910 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)09:48:00")

What happened to your Corolla? You know you still have to do basic maintenance even on a reliable car, right?
Personally I'd go look at the cheapest new cars available in your country, like a base Fiesta, and try to haggle for a cheap extended warranty."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862928 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)09:55:20")

"Bought my first Summer only car this year and winter's closing in
what do I have to do to prepare it to hibernate over the next 4-5 months, disconnect the battery?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862931 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)09:57:16")

Just pour it in the reservoir tank, you don't need to bleed it. Check if the antifreeze you have is premixed (already 50:50) or concentrate.
After you fill it up run your car for a while and check the level again, you may need to top ot off several times. There is a faster way to fill it but just do it this way and you won't have any trouble. Once you get it full, be aware that at some point it could overflow and spill some out, don't worry about that, once it does it once it should be at the right level."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862948 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:02:28")

Just guess and see if it works. If you get it wrong check your fuse and try it the other way.
Or get a test light and see which wire is powered then try to follow a path through the socket and see which wire on the socket leads to the filament in the bulb, which would be power and the other would be ground."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862950 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:05:07" && image=="32Nrhzs.jpg")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862952 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:05:36")

It was a D-4D Corolla and the turbo died, which I think is really strange because the previous owner showed me history of the turbo being swapped not too long ago. Also there was a bunch of other issues, in the end it got too expensive to fix so I had to scrap it.
I might get a newer car but if I find a classic car which is basically free to keep on the road then that's pretty tempting, but I'll have to find one that has been taken good care of and gotten new parts that will have been worn out after 30 years."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862955 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:06:17")

If no zipper, just try slowly folding down the top and make sure the glass starts to lay down on the tray first. I used to have one like this and it would get jammed but you can just like gently pull the top of the glass down towards the tray while folding down the top and it should go smoothly.
If it has a zipper you need to unzip first and lay the glass down."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862957 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:07:52")

>turbo dies
>now have a non turbo car
not really a problem"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862973 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:11:08")

A good paint job will cost 5k to 20k. Just plastidip it."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19862988 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:16:24")

A 1.4 diesel engine with no turbo will accelerate 0-60 in like 20 seconds. You might as well walk.
I mean the turbo worked but it was leaking a shit ton of oil, like not just a little oil but a lot. I was scared it might go runaway so I was going to sell it. However before I got to do that the clutch also said good night which was another thing to fix. The car has been like this for the past half year, things just fell apart and it would cost more to fix it all than what I gave for the actual car."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863005 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:20:51")

Grab multimeter.
Turn on low beams.
Find which wire has 12V.
Turn on high beams
Find second wire with 12V.
Remaining wire is the ground.
Look at the bulb to see which slots in the connector are the right ones for low beams, high beams and ground.

If it's not a plug that only does a single bulb (like maybe it does low beams and parking light or parking light and blinker), do the same test, but turning on whatever other bulb to sort out the wires"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863007 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:21:32")

None of these steps are likely to give you better heat in the cab.
Does your car get up to normal operating temp? If not change the thermostat.
Does the fan blow hard? If not it might have a bad controller, bad blower motor or a clogged cabin filter.
Then you could have a problem like say the blend door is not being actuated correctly or the heater core bypass valve is not operating or... all kinds of things. Furthest down the list is that you may need to do a cooling system flush."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863019 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:25:51")

So it needed a new turbo (or a rebuild) and. anew clutch, so what? That's what happens to old cars when people drive them into the ground, the maintenance list grows and grows. Nothing is reliable if you're not going to keep up on basic maintenance.
Get a new car and sell it when the warranty expires and then get another new one."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863021 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:26:25")

Disconnect battery, add stabilising additives to remaining gas in the tank so it doesn't go bad.

Other than that you might want to keep it on jack stands so tires don't get deformed and put a cover on it.

Next time you turn on the car, disconnect the fuel pump fuse/relay, let it crank until the oil light on the dash goes away and then reconnect everything. The engine is going to be completely dry of oil after so many months so you want to let the oil fill everything before firing it up."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863030 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:28:28")

I have no idea what motability is, sorry."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863035 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:29:08")

Unfortunately I am still a student so I can't afford a new car with warranty. I'll have to settle with scraps."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863089 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)10:46:59")

"I get an intermittent CEL for my evap system, it seems to only happen if i run my tank down to 2 or 3 gallons of 18 total. I have the part to replace to fix the CEL, the evap purge solenoid, but why does this CEL only show when i get low on gas?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863237 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)11:37:31")

thanks, i assume my car gets up to operating temp (no engine temp gauge yet ive never seen any warning lights come on and i know they work). The fan does blow on all the settings; given the age of the car the highest settting isn't as strong as the highest setting of a new car but they do work and go up in blower strength."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863251 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)11:42:09")

Its been done before, not sure what you're sperging out over."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863254 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)11:43:37")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863261 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)11:45:35")

Have you tried replacing the fuel cap first? The evap purge valve is a pressure related trigger, and if you have a bad fuel cap it usually shows up as the same code."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863346 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)12:13:22")

No nothing like that. He basically told me they were trash cars and fixing it would be a waste of his time and my money. (It won't seriously be ruined if I run out of gas, will it?)
I haven't used it all summer and it's been 90f for months, got by just fine. Benefits of having a sunroof I guess.
The way I understood him, he said the A/C pully is on the same belt as the water pump and the alternator.
See above but this was my initial thinking--if it's just the A/C does it really affect the water pump if it goes out? Does the pully affect the belt if the A/C isn't running?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863351 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)12:15:44")

"New VW Polo GTI or Slightly used Golf 7 (Not 7.5) GTI?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863461 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)13:05:50")

I would not at all assume your car is getting up to temperature. This generally won't trigger a CEL or warning light anyway. Find someone with an infrared camera if you can or figure out how to rig up a mechanical temperature sensor (but ot you don't place it in the right spot ot won't tell you much) or just change the thermostat and see if that fixes it. I bet it will. Thermostats go bad regularly, but they're usually easy to change."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863472 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)13:11:10")

If the ac conpressor bearing goes bad and siezes up or if the compressor is siezed up and the ac tries to kick on, and it's on the same belt as your water pump, you could have a sudden belt failure and the water pump would quit working which could be bad if you don't manage to turn the engine off before it seriously overheats.
Changing a serpentine belt usually isn't hard, or expensive. See a different mechanic and get another opinion if you can't figure it out yourself."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863490 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)13:18:09" && image=="polo.jpg")

Still looking for advice.
If you were to get a cheap and reliable daily driver that is 30 years old which one would you get?
I've seen some nice ones for sale, like Volkswagen Golf / Polo, Ford Fiesta and Toyota Corolla, all from the 80s."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863492 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)13:18:22" && image=="1978_Pontiac_Trans_Am-733427.jpg")

"Can an old muscle car like a 78 Trans Am be a good daily driver today?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863633 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)14:06:03" && image=="za-splet[1].jpg")

yeah, that's what I've observed too. First before the fire started I heard a boom as if something came loose then when the fire spread the windows cracked and popped as well as one of the back tires popping. When it spread to the gas tank the fired increased in intensity so I figured it was going to explode any second but it just burned more I guess. But the firefighters arrived 5 minutes after the call, which is kinda insanely fast and I'm still amazed at how aggressively they started to put the fires out. They really went all in with water and foam."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863650 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)14:10:41" && image=="Untitled.png")

"I need some quick help. I'm not a car enthusiast but I think pic related is called the steering shaft. I just put a new subframe on. But I need to connect pic related to the steering column (again let me just call it that if its not).

It won't go in though. My dad is working on the whole thing but it is my car. We easily took it off by taking off a bolt in the very beginning and it slid off, but it won't slide back in. What exactly do i need to do here? Does the steering shaft need to be straight a certain way coming up?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863744 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)14:35:53" && image=="gender.png")

"why isn't there transgender wire connectors? why is the automotive industry so intolerant?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863780 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)14:43:59" && image=="Mazda_BT-50_SDX_2.2_TDCi_4x4_2014_%2816288882822%29.jpg")

">3.2 Inline-5 Diesel (197 hp (147 kW), 350 lb⋅ft (470 N⋅m) )

Does it have enough chooch to tow a trailer with a miata to the track? The other alternative is buying a LPG converted F-150."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863887 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:03:03")

Fuel is actively leaking on the ground, or some shot it with an RPG."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863895 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:04:14")

Read the sticky, you jackass."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863904 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:05:30")

"What is a good 0-60 time?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863910 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:06:39")

>0-60 in like 20 seconds. You might as well walk.
When do you get up to 60 when walking?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863927 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:11:10")

Did you expect them to setup and take a cigarette break before tackling the fire?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19863935 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:12:12")

Go away"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864013 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:26:20")

Should be able to."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864022 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:28:25")

"wat car is gud";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864033 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:30:38")

3 seconds is crazy fast, 4 seconds is very fast, 5 seconds is fast, 6 seconds is quick, 7 seconds somewhat quick, 8 seconds is adequate... Anything over 11 seconds will feel like a slow turd in US traffic, probably average for Europe though."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864062 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:37:12")


I see, thank you.

My car goes it in about 7 seconds, so that's pretty cool."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864089 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:42:25" && image=="20181014_154124.jpg")

"how am i supposed to get these ball joints back in?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864142 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:51:30")

come on anyone? this place is slow as fuck"

if(JustaB18 !15L7RMj0bQ && title=="" && postNumber==19864168 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:55:47")

jack up the spindle with that jack you have right there in the picture."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864189 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)15:59:43")

Yeah ive heard thats the most common fix for this issue, havent replaced the cao yet though as i cant get the cel to reliably show up again once i clear it. I just recently realised its probably related to having very low amounts of gas in my tank, but if i add a few gallons and then run it low again i dont know if itll reappear. So yeah i could buy a new cap and try that, but i wouldn't know if that actually fixed the issue. In another 2 weeks i could forget to get gas and run it down to 2 gallons or so and have the cel pop up again. The purge valve was only like 10 bucks at most and its right on top of my engine, maybe a 2 min job tops, so ill start with that."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864446 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)16:50:53")

By walking very fast."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864460 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)16:53:49")

Ah yes, the section in the sticky talking about which small fuel efficient 30 year old car to get, I must have missed that."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864790 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)18:07:48" && image=="P_20181014_094247_vHDR_Auto.jpg")

"So my our dog pulled some pipe off my mother's 2010 Kia Soul.
Anyone know what it's for? Pic related is where it should be"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864795 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)18:08:34")

"wheres the transmission fluid pan on a 2006 chevy express 3500?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864813 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)18:12:06")

Forgot to add: it's like right in front of the fuel tank, on the left"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864984 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)18:51:01")

on the bottom of the transmission"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19864986 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)18:51:53")

Looks like it's for the evap system (fuel vapors)."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865234 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)20:00:31" && image=="0134A1F4-8ACB-44AB-A888-E13F6DB7C09E.jpg")

"Is a Saab 900 turbo worth it as a first car to daily and modify? I know they won’t be able to make HUGE power but they seem really comfy and well built. are they worth the 5k";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865274 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)20:10:23")

"Good brands for brake fluid, and gear oil?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865309 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)20:18:45")

They're pretty good cars, I don't know if I would pay 5k for one.
Lucas, maybe? Not something I buy much of."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865312 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)20:19:33")

Was it an Automatic or manual Transmission?

I just rebuilt a FM146 manual a year ago. First time doing it, seemed overwhelming but by the end of it, it seemed like quite a simple/ingenious device.
Never done an automatic though, that still seems quite task."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865364 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)20:32:01")

also forgot to mention oil filter."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865435 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)20:49:44" && image=="Screenshot_20181014-174910.png")

">have autism
>be poor
>want the sound of a turbo in my dd
i want a cheap manuel tarbo car, whats the best options?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865467 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)20:58:22")

Saab 9-5 or 9-3 are really cheap, at least where I live. Shit, you can have mine."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865470 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)20:58:57")

"What is the "Newegg" of auto parts?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865530 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)21:15:59")

Rockauto i guess."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865533 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)21:16:05")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865548 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)21:21:14")

Just checked the site and that's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865622 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)21:41:01" && image=="81TRnif1WhL._SX355_.jpg")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865642 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)21:44:08")

>i want a cheap manuel tarbo car

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865651 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)21:46:39")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865724 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)22:07:16")

"Have you all ever fucked your car in an attempt to fix a problem that never existed? Because I just did.
I think made my car handicapped by not bolting on the torque converter tight enough and not mounting it to the transmission properly
How fucked am I?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865812 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)22:29:21")

The forward/backward lever thingie won't works now."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865833 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)22:34:07")

The one that's moved by the fake gear stick on top? Like for Park, Reverse etc"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19865968 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)23:09:38")

"when people say that they have 3" exhaust piping, do they mean that they have 3" exhaust tubing?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866001 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)23:20:41")

Normally, yes. Most people aren't even aware there's a difference and use "pipe" and "tube" synonymously."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866059 && dateTime=="10/14/18(Sun)23:38:16" && image=="1428060263922.jpg")

"Momo North Pole W-1 or Kumho Wintercraft Ice WI31?
Very vast majority of my mileage is on the highway and city streets in a place where ice storms are not infrequent."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866175 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:12:27")

What is the difference???"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866242 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:30:08")

"What do you guys think this could be? I have done regular oil changes every 6-9k km and never even redlined the thing since i have owned it. The most hektic i would get with it really is getting happy into 2nd gear to 5k rpm on the highway on ramp or a straight away. Never did anything crazy with it. The car has kind of slowly been losing power, the most noticeable is the low down torque of getting going in 1st is basically a snails pace now and feels like a 1.0l fiat diesel.

Video related is the engine, their is a clank coming from it that you can only hear when you go near the heatshield and other than that it sounds okay aside from some ticking as it's an oldish engine."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866263 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:35:25")

Good luck getting replacement parts."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866264 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:35:31")

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866266 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:36:28")


Please don't say that, surely their is still hope for my shitbox."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866279 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:39:48")

Is it not running a oil pressure light? sounds like the cam train. Also have you checked the Oil level?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866284 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:40:57")

could be a clogged hydraulic lifter, notorious in early miatas. However, yours sounds a ton louder than even that"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866297 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:44:58" && image=="throttle.jpg")


I forgot to say in my post that no lights are on and they all work when i put the car into ON and correctly go out upon starting it. I just changed the oil yesterday but the problems i have been having have been happening long before that. I checked the oil pretty regularly when at gas stations and parking lots etc. I mean if something was truly F would it not throw a light of some sort at me?

This was the throttle body though when i cleaned it a few months ago though. Thing was pitch fucking black."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866302 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:46:29")

>Thing was pitch fucking black


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866305 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:46:51")


Why explain"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866309 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:48:34")

that's oil blowby my dude. I have a 1991 miata with 97k miles and my throttle plate is golden. tbf, I only bought it 20k miles ago so it could've been cleaned"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866316 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:50:44")

"There's something on my car that makes a faint rhythmical scraping noise (following the rotation speed of the wheels) at low speeds especially when braking, but apparently only when the brakes start to get warm. My front brakes look fine but my rear brakes are drums so I dunno. What do you think it could be?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866318 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:51:15")

If you're feeling adventurous you may as well crack open the valve cover, but its not sounding that the engine is salvageable."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866336 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)00:56:32")

open valve cover and post pics

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866353 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)01:01:15")


I don't like hearing this, i don't know what i could have done for this to happen. Maybe it was occurring even 3 years ago when i purchased it used. I don't see how opening up the valve cover is going to reveal anything, all it's going to show is if it's gunked up or something isn't it? I don't have any space and my tools are elsewhere. I changed my oil in the fucking Canadian tire parking lot yesterday. If it really is that bad, then i will keep it running enough to limp it over to some scrap yard to save some money on a tow. This is a bad feel i don't like this feeling, cars been nothing but good to me and has literally never not started or got me somewhere."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866362 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)01:04:57")

rebuild the engine yourself. only replace what's broken"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866370 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)01:10:14")

>i don't know what i could have done for this to happen

You don't seem to understand, with some engines it doesn't take anything, at some point they just naturally fail because of design, or poor manufacturing.

>I don't see how opening up the valve cover is going to reveal anything

If its remotely fixable then cracking it open, might give you an answer. Otherwise you might need to plan on looking for another engine.

>This is a bad feel i don't like this feeling,

Grow a back bone son, life is full of feels like that, you either be a man and work past them and plan after it or be defeated by them.

Your Fee Fees are nothing to uncaring universe, that would rather see you die."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866387 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)01:16:25")


I don't know, dumping more money into might be a waste. I don't even really know what is truly wrong with it. I bought new front and rear quick struts for it and installed them, it was such a pain in the ass with how rusted and corroded everything was. I even snapped the bolt that crimps the strut to the steering knuckle and spent a fucking day drilling it out and re-tapping the hole on one of the sides. I also have brand new front rotors and discs for it, that i have not put on it yet. I have only changed my oil, bled my clutch and installed a few suspension items. Working on the engine seems spooky, if i snap a headbolt or anything like that i am F. But on the flipside the car is F anyways so if i truly fuck up just send it to the yard like i truly planned.

The things quarters are starting to bubble and it's not like it is a mint car, the undercarriage is pretty rusty. But i do like the idea of bringing it back to life and fixing, i just A don't know what is truly wrong with it and B how much it would cost to fix in parts and C i don't really have a place i can have it sit around while i work on it for very long. I live at a building with parkings spaces in the back and i don't know if they would like me working on my shit or the landlord."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866514 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)02:12:16")

"Let's say I needed new brake pads for my car and I happened to come across Brembo brake pads in red which fit my model. Anyone had any sort of experience with this brand of pads and whether they actually make braking more effective?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866517 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)02:14:09")


for almost every car, plain pads and rotors are fine. most dumbasses that buy slotted/drilled rotors dont know theyre useless in 99% of applications and the 1% is hardcore racing

if you get cheap pads they can be noisy and wear fast, but mid grade or better is fine"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866533 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)02:20:24")

I ask because I don't want to get cheap ass pads that won't work with great efficiency or squeak constantly. Honestly a safety issue at that point.

Drilled rotors are a meme, but I do like that contrasting pads can sometimes add even a little color to a car, since they'll show through the calipers."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866552 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)02:28:35")

>contrasting pads
Ye maybe for 5 miles before thry get covered with brake dust
If you can lock up your brakes and activate your ABS (which I am 100% sure you can do with even the shittiest pads) then your brakes already exceed the capability of your tires"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866805 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)04:25:49")

less than an hour ago I rolled a coon on the highway and I'm leaking neon green fluid. I drive a 2010 ford fusion. Pretty sure its coolant and the fucker is totaled even though I was able to drive it a mile home. It has 130k miles. . . Looking for a sturdy car I can roll coons in and drive through water."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866808 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)04:27:42")

panther with a bullbar"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866818 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)04:32:25")

This is my only concern, but from what I hear parts aren’t that pricey just hard to find, is it worth it?"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866900 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)05:14:00" && image=="MAZDA3-AxelaHatchback-294_3.jpg")

"I've got a Mazda 3 first gen, which is absolutely loud as fuck and the road noise is immense.
I'm considering trying to do some sound deadening, and I'm just wondering what people reckon are the most efficient places to do sound deadening on? Doors? Floors? Wheelwell? I'd probably do most of it but I just wonder what to do first

their transmissions are made of glass and finding parts for the transmissions are getting close to impossible.

They're great cars and nothing else drives like them, but I wouldn't say its a good car to use as a daily."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866927 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)05:25:41")

"new thread when";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866967 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)05:46:17")

Ok, thanks senpai"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19866988 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)05:54:33")

"If I'm planning on swapping the transmission in the future anyway, along with the engine, is going from automatic to manual going to be more expensive than manual to manual?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19867337 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)08:08:17" && image=="file.png")

"Hello, /g/entooman here,

Is a 2018 escape AWD SEL for 33.5k CAD tax/fees in w/ winter tires on rims a good deal?

Thanks in advance."

if(ThatMidEnginedGuy && title=="" && postNumber==19867426 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)08:48:27")

"New Thread's Up - >>19867424

New Thread's Up - >>19867424

New Thread's Up - >>19867424

New Thread's Up - >>19867424

New Thread's Up - >>19867424"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19868072 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)12:17:49")

>Can an old PONY car like a 78 Trans Am be a good daily driver today?
Depends on your commute.
Lots of stop and go, its gonna suck and its gonna inhale fuel like a mofo.
If you have highway driving intermixed with street a fun combo would be to change the rear gears out to 3.42 and install an OD trans(Th2004R) for 2.29 FD cruising on the highway."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19868080 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)12:20:25")

>Does the steering shaft need to be straight a certain way coming up

With a splined shaft you will need to make sure that it is aligned in both planes for it to slide in."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19868169 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)12:40:44")

>Good brands for brake fluid, and gear oil?
Castrol DOT 4 is my go to for street car brake fluid. SRF for track bitch fun.
Gear oil, I've just used Fords stuff as it had the friction modifier in it already. Some swear by Royal purple, but these are the same that swore by Redline fluids in the 90's. Search on your make/model forums for the preferred fluid. Factory stuff is usually more than adequate and nobody likes changing out gear fluid when they realize the stuff they put in is crap.
>also forgot to mention oil filter.
MOBIL 1, K&N, NAPA Gold. WIX."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==19868232 && dateTime=="10/15/18(Mon)12:54:06")

>What is the difference???
One is measured by the ID and the other is by OD.
One size is 'trade' size(pipe) so it is not the actual size when you say 1/2" it will actually be closer to 7/8", and tubing is measured by OD(actual measurement). Depending on the schedule(wall thickness) the ID of tubing will be different.
If you walk into a muffler shop they will know what you are talking about.
It's only engineers that will get Forest Whitaker eye if you interchange the words.
Tradesman will know what you mean when talking about a project, be it plumbing, conduit, or safety cage building."