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by Peterbilt
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: FORDS!!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 2907

I admit that I didn't read the entire topic, but I would like to insert my two cents into your lovely conversation. I have had 3 Ford cars so far, and I have no reason to complain. Not a single reason. My current Ford Focus ZX3 runs great although I already put 83k miles on it. Well, maybe it has so...
by Peterbilt
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: America looks to end Visa Waiver Programme (VWP)
Replies: 26
Views: 1968

I was trying to find the related information on the VWP online but could find nothing that would throw the light upon the SteveUK's claims. If the States do terminate the VWP, the EU will be fully justified to do the same. It would hurt the US economy and cause more anger toward the States from thos...
by Peterbilt
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: I'm going to France and Belgium!
Replies: 25
Views: 1847

I too was planning to go to Europe (Germany to be precise), but my plans suddenly changed and I spent yet another hot summer in Sacramento. Damn it, I even learned all the European traffic rules--an they ain't easy, I should tell ya--and all for nothing. Some day... some day I will get to drive on A...
by Peterbilt
Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Whirring noise+reverse
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Usually, the reverse gear does not have a synchronizer, and that might be the reason for grinding. My previous car Escort ZX2 used to make this noise but only when the layshaft was still spinning. Now, I have the Focus, and it doesn't make this noise. I wouldn't say that grinding noise in reverse in...
by Peterbilt
Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What is less harmful: idling or 6K rpm w/o combustion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Of course, it was a hypothetiacal question :lol:
by Peterbilt
Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What is less harmful: idling or 6K rpm w/o combustion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Not including the fuel economy, how does braking from 6K rpm with the throttle shut off compare to idling. Sorry, if my original question sounded confusing.
by Peterbilt
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What is less harmful: idling or 6K rpm w/o combustion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

What is less harmful: idling or 6K rpm w/o combustion?

I had an interesting discussion on another forum about this. My opponent claimed that being at 6K rpm with the fuel completely cut off (just pumping air) is less harmful for the engine than idling. How would local gurus comment on this subject?
by Peterbilt
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: New Years
Replies: 19
Views: 2526

Hehe... That is what New Year is all about :lol: In Ukraine where I am from, New Year is more like Christmass here: a family celebration w/ New Year Tree. So, I had to be stuck with my parents on the New Year's Eve. It sucked, to say the least. Damn... drinking champaign while watching as the New Yo...
by Peterbilt
Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: New Years
Replies: 19
Views: 2526

We are all open-minded people here, eh? :lol: I was actually more confused by this "guyfriend's boyfrend" thing. LOL.
by Peterbilt
Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: ~4000rpm at 80mph?
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

coolguy, I noticed that lots of new cars with smaller engines <2L come with the manual as a standard. Almost all 2.0L Foci are manual, New Beetles are mostly manual, Golfs, Jettas, not to mention Civics. Also, these days it is not rare to see a girl's car eqiped with the manual tranny. On the other ...
by Peterbilt
Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Driver's Licences???
Replies: 39
Views: 3479

It is too bad that in the States, police never enforce such "minor" violations as unsafe lane changes, hanging out in the fast lane, and failure to use turn signals. Recently, I saw one guy on an SUV cutting off a cop without signaling his intentions, and guess what? Nothing happened :shock: Persona...
by Peterbilt
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Plz dont take this too seriously.
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Yet so far we have 6 votes for male drivers and none for female. Interesting...
by Peterbilt
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Music!
Replies: 25
Views: 3123

When it comes to Rammstein, I think the best driving song is "Feuer Frei". When I am driving, I just listen to the songs I like, so I don't pick any special driving music. What I like is mostly Classic Rock, but I also like Metallica, AC/DC, Russian Rock, etc. Rolling Stones rule! 8)
by Peterbilt
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Which car did you learn to drive manual on?
Replies: 59
Views: 6946

Hey, back to the subject! http://mikul.net/pics/cars_history/festiva_side.jpg My parents bought this '91 Ford Festiva for me in 2001 for $800. The car didn't look good outside, but its engine was in perfect shape. So, at the time we bought it, I didn't know how to drive the stickshift. My mom showed...
by Peterbilt
Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What kind of car do you drive?
Replies: 66
Views: 7556

1.6 liter 105hp 1994 5-speed manual Geo Prizm, baby! :lol: By the way, what is the gas mileage on Geo Prizm? We are thinking what to buy for my cousin who just got his DL but still doesn't have a car. Oh, he lives in SF 8) Is Geo Prizm ok for a beginner? In my opinion, it is good in this situation ...