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by IMBoring25
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars
Replies: 20
Views: 3145

Re: I think I found the worst thing about interior design for manual transmission cars

That's not OP. This is page 2. It reads like a bot post...Some odd linguistics ("cannot find true buyer," "mop my cotton sheet," "i stuck with previous one..."), non sequitur with the rest of the topic, and involving a BMW. Probably will come back and add some SEO links to the post or profile after ...
by IMBoring25
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55482
Views: 1950425

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

watkins wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:41 pm
I had the same thoughts regarding the owner.

Isn't he over in Germany right now with a diesel Caravan?
I believe so, yes.
by IMBoring25
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55482
Views: 1950425

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

With I-75 undergoing a major reconstruction project in the area between my home and my place of employment, and many of the roads crossing under the freeway experiencing sporadic closures due to freeway overpass construction, it sometimes gets to the point that I have to check with Google Maps on h...
by IMBoring25
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Tire Rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Tire Rotation

The consensus I'm seeing is that tread separation subsequent to cross-rotation was a problem with early radials, not with bias ply or modern radials, but the yoostabee/myth persists in some circles. All cars will wear the fronts first because they do most of the steering, most of the braking, and (u...
by IMBoring25
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model

It talks about the Ranger's engine. Ranger itself is not yet in on the party, but may be when it moves to be more heavily based on the Bronco for the next gen.
by IMBoring25
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model

as IMBoring pointed out, the 1st gear is a creeper gear, probably like in the new Bronco. Not sure if that's their way of skipping having a low range transfer case, nor if it's a good substitute. eye remember them having the 5 speeds with the 1st gear semi-creeper back inn the 90s, but i believe th...
by IMBoring25
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: A standard is standard on this new (revived) model

They have the first gear labeled with a C for crawler. It wouldn't normally be used on the road, leaving six commonly used cogs. Power should be fine, though it is unfortunate they don't let you have the six with the manual. I don't feel compelled to skip anything in the six-speed C4, though GM thou...
by IMBoring25
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 2021 Honda Accord sedan only automatic
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: 2021 Honda Accord sedan only automatic

Automatics have plenty of failure modes, but most of them tend to give at least enough warning that if you pay close attention on a test drive you can reasonably expect to at least get home without pondering having to remove the driveline.
by IMBoring25
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 2021 Honda Accord sedan only automatic
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: 2021 Honda Accord sedan only automatic

As they should be. Automatics tend to be more expensive to fix when they go bad, but abusing a manual doesn't necessarily require malice and they have more failure modes that can happen suddenly after showing no signs on a test-drive. I've lost two slave cylinders, both going with no warning and nee...
by IMBoring25
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 2021 Nissan Frontier - here we go again...
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: 2021 Nissan Frontier - here we go again...

Tacoma has always been a whack-a-mole with the availability of the manual, as far as what packages and options you can get. It's apparently now down to the three TRD trims and not available in the Double Cab long bed.
by IMBoring25
Thu May 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55482
Views: 1950425

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

That gets you Top Tier 91 octane E0 here.
by IMBoring25
Tue May 19, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway
Replies: 25
Views: 4133

Re: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway

Could be related. I had an evap system code and an intermittent miss on my Grand Marquis. I replaced the part in question and it took a while to clear but all is well again.
by IMBoring25
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1890

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

Insurance companies and lawyers are not particularly noted for thinking outside the box. No matter how many extra measures you take so the vehicle performs within the parameters expected of a roadgoing vehicle and your own driving capabilities, if anything happens (even if it's 100% the other party'...
by IMBoring25
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1890

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

There's also the marketing answer...Europe's policies are such that operating expenses and taxation are crippling on large vehicles with large engines, so if your entrant into the family car market can't do everything the customer wants to do with it, you lose the sale. Here, if your entrant into th...
by IMBoring25
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway
Replies: 25
Views: 4133

Re: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway

In addition to the symptom being among the possible consequences, that's not far from the age and mileage when the fuel pump in my old GMT400 conked out.