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by tankinbeans
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How have you brought home a recently purchased used car?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: How have you brought home a recently purchased used car?

I mean just a regular car that runs and drives but isn't registered. As far as I know, you're required to have the car registered and insured just to have it on the road. I think technically, you're not even allowed to have any of the 4 wheels touching the road if it isn't registered. My guess is t...
by tankinbeans
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Octane Ratings, when did they drop
Replies: 19
Views: 438

Re: Octane Ratings, when did they drop

Can't answer the question aboot if or when octane ratings dropper since I'm still a spritely fella, but 9:1 seems low enough where regular is fine. Also, I've read that elevation plays a role in octane requirements. I just can't recall the relationship; higher elevations can take lower octane (I thi...
by tankinbeans
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....
Replies: 117
Views: 25817

Re: Seams Tummy Eye Dew Recall.....

I'm guessing it's specifically for the Amish because there are those who, for some reason I can't grok, park out of gear and rely entirely on the parking brake. Those in autos, at least the people I know, don't engage them enough to even notice. In my car the electric parking brakes whirrs a bit, th...
by tankinbeans
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 32
Views: 1320

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

watkins wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:12 am
bk7794 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:45 pm
You can add the Jeep Renegade to the list.
Im not sure anyone is actually going to miss that.
I will say the power numbers out of the new 1.3T seem good 177/200. Do I want it? No. Would I pay for it? No. Is it a decent rig? Couldn't say.
by tankinbeans
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222986

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I personally find it to be pretty comfortable on longer trips (for me this is effectively 100-150 miles as I haven't gone longer). There are very few occasions where I feel a need for more power. The lumbar support seems to reduce itself and I sometimes have to reset, bit it's pretty small potatoes....
by tankinbeans
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222986

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I think it was the right thing. I've read around and it appears Ford have sorted the Powershift, too late as per normal. I can honestly say that I've forgotten how quick the NA Focus is. While not anywhere approaching ludicrously fast, it certainly gets out its own way and accelerates with aplomb. F...
by tankinbeans
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222986

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

We did indeed replace all of the thongs which were included in the gasket kit. I'm sure there were some bits that hot missed during the process of putting stuff back together; we were both pretty snappy by that point.
by tankinbeans
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222986

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Welp, the Buick has shuffled...out of my driveway. Got the head gaskets done, but now it won't start. Started just fine before the project, but now it's dead. This leads me to believe that something got borked during the project. I'm washing my hands of it before I'm led of to the poorhouse in a com...
by tankinbeans
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222986

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

My friend and I are going to be dealing with the headgaskets in my Buick this weekend. They're starting to go south at 135k, which with the 3100 is pretty typical. What else should I be looking for with the engine torn down? My mom, the primary driver of the vehicle is worried it will strand her and...
by tankinbeans
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: p0365 and p0340 ford fiesta 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: p0365 and p0340 ford fiesta 2011

potownrob wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:19 am
sounds like OP needs a new engine. fiesta ST upgrade??
I'm guessing timing.
by tankinbeans
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Throwout Bearing Wear
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Throwout Bearing Wear

I too hear conflicting stories regarding holding the clutch in at lights versus keeping it out. There are a couple YouTube channels I follow with conflicting opinions, not counting the poorly done ones with Joes Schmo off the streets.

I'm genuinely curious about the answers.
by tankinbeans
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

I have a Mazda6. It's a pretty sweet ride and I like driving it tons.
by tankinbeans
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54899
Views: 1222986

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Is there anything to the idea that someday it may be that we pull into a battery swap station and the batteries are changed out and changed onsite, versus waiting for a gazillion years to recharge? That seems to make a lot of sense if the batteries could be standardized somehow.
by tankinbeans
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

You're very welcome. It's normal too worry about clutch wear, but it seems that too often people worry unnecessarily. My intro thread is hilarious to read looking back on it. I was concerned about everything . I've gotten to the point where I just go with the flow. Out of curiosity, what do you drive?
by tankinbeans
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

When I first disengage the clutch the revs increase briefly and then I can them on the way down.