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by tankinbeans
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54887
Views: 1216397

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: 186

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: 322

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: 351

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: 54887
Views: 1216397

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: 351

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: 351

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

When I first disengage the clutch the revs increase briefly and then I can them on the way down.
by tankinbeans
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

I would say that as long as you're not keeping the clutch partially engaged for an extended period of time you're fine. Every car is different and mine tends to pulse the throttle up slightly during upshifting maneuvers.
by tankinbeans
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 39
Views: 874

Re: Watkins' other Saab

That car looks so much nicer now that dame Edna has gotten Lasik. Then again, I've never been a big fan of chrome, real or otherwise.

Very nicely done.
by tankinbeans
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 27
Views: 938

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

potownrob wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Big surprise there. At least their DSGs are good.
Aren't they also fickle AF or have they developed one that isn't buttass expensive to maintain?
by tankinbeans
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Uhh.. Remember Ozzyman? Thats me.
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Uhh.. Remember Ozzyman? Thats me.

Sounds like you stepped away from the site before I came on, but welcome back.
by tankinbeans
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

I like that it's clean and understated. I'm really not sure what they could do with it to update it other than the minor tweaks and embiggening they've done.
by tankinbeans
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

I wouldn't be surprised if Ford eventually make every front end into a large Ford oval now that they're abandoning cars. The emblems across the board have gotten yuge. I suppose at least they've not gone the MB route and lit it up.
by tankinbeans
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Rob, body coloured stock looks good, but the Gillette style grille is gross. YMMV

If anything put the marque back in the grille, but CD's grille is much better than the chromestache.
by tankinbeans
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Minnesota has a 50% limit on tint. Mine are as dark as they can go and they don't make driving any harder. That tint looked closer to 30% so I can buy that it would have been an issue.
IMBoring25 wrote:...Gendarmes...
Great, now I have to reread The Count of Monte Cristo.