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by tankinbeans
Fri May 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 49
Views: 2998

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Save the TaTas!
by tankinbeans
Mon May 20, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55278
Views: 1425465

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Are the Honda guys swimming in faeces?
by tankinbeans
Mon May 20, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55278
Views: 1425465

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

A CVT is the transmission that your rental was equipped with. It is short for Continuously Variable Transmission and there are no set gear ratios. Its primary advantage is that, when done correctly, the transmission allows the engine to maintain an optimal speed for a given situation (acceleration, ...
by tankinbeans
Sun May 19, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today

Whenever I've gone for tires, the pamphlet always says that when replacing only two tires they should be shoved up the rear.
by tankinbeans
Fri May 17, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55278
Views: 1425465

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Spice Girls "Wannabe my lover" wrote: Sentra as rental. #meh
Kill it with fire until it dies from it. I drove my friends in 2011, it was hateful then and I can't imagine it's much better now. That said, I kind of liked the orange gauges.
by tankinbeans
Thu May 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 211
Views: 36591

Re: Honest Engines

If it's North/South would that mean there's a tiny prop shaft and a pumpkin up front? Trying to wrap my brain around how that would work.
by tankinbeans
Tue May 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If One Clutch is Good,.....
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: If One Clutch is Good,.....

that's what they get for not consulting with VW earlier. VW had worked out most of the kinks bye the thyme fored started using dual clutches. As I recall VW had pretty big issues with their moist DSG in the beginning. Seems like both of these trannies were shoved out before they were fully baked. A...
by tankinbeans
Mon May 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 211
Views: 36591

Re: Honest Engines

Would there be a way to design that platform to take transverse 4 cylinder engines and longitudinally mounted inline 6 cylinder engines? Or would it have to be RWD/AWD only? Curious because RWD platforms for large cars are usually expensive, at least when they're sold. This intrigues me though eithe...
by tankinbeans
Mon May 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If One Clutch is Good,.....
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: If One Clutch is Good,.....

After my brief experience with the Powershit Focus, I can see why people complained. The 2017 we had was supposedly the updated one where changes had been made to the innerbits. It was coarse, loud, and jiggly. The Mazda mom now has is quieter, more efficient, and feels better. That has a right-size...
by tankinbeans
Sat May 11, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55278
Views: 1425465

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

On another note, I'm exceptionally intrigued with what I'm reading from the rumour mill. Mazda are developing a large RWD/AWD architecture with a Sky-X and a Sky-D I6 for their push to go upmarket. I wonder if Mazda would be able to use Toyota as a pass-thru to get their hands on BMW's I6 (or large ...
by tankinbeans
Sat May 11, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55278
Views: 1425465

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

It only makes sense since most of the crossovers share significant underbits with a sedan model. Why not offer it across the board? I know, I know, by not offering a big feature like AWD on a sedan the manufacturer can make a credible upsell and earn more money. However, there are always people like...
by tankinbeans
Thu May 09, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?

Ain't dat da troof. Mom's auto Mazda3 is nice enough when it does things for itself, but Sport mode is ridiculous. All it does is hold a gear for an excessively long time, even after acceleration has abated.
by tankinbeans
Thu May 09, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 49
Views: 2998

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

I'd certainly prefer an a la cart menu. Just from my recent perusal of what's on the market a car was taken off my list because the sunroof only came with a package of options and "safety" kit that I didn't want, also a CVT would have been required. Ack sounds like a subaru to meeee. :| :shock: :x ...
by tankinbeans
Wed May 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 49
Views: 2998

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

I'd certainly prefer an a la cart menu. Just from my recent perusal of what's on the market a car was taken off my list because the sunroof only came with a package of options and "safety" kit that I didn't want, also a CVT would have been required. Ack
by tankinbeans
Wed May 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Weighted Shift Knobs
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Weighted Shift Knobs

I've had bad luck with aftermarket shift knobs. Full stop. The one I bought tended to twirl on its stock and the boot just drooped.

I'll be curious to read others' stories though. Kinda curious about a short shift kit.