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by potownrob
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Timing Chain/Belt
Replies: 4
Views: 784

you won't have to replace your timing chain for at least 160k miles, if ever. We had 190+ miles on our 93 sentra with original chain. I would check the timing chain guide though..it's not unheard of for the guide to break, at least on early 90's Nissans :)
by potownrob
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: DSG: Stick Shift RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

This is a particularly interesting quotation: "Once [stickshifters] get behind the wheel of a DSG-equipped machine like the new Audi A3 or the VW R32, even the hardiest of these manual transmission diehards will understand the system’s clear superiority; in terms of speed, safety and, most importan...
by potownrob
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: my first double-clutch downshifts and one or two questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

slingshot?? you might be adding a little too much gas :lol: If anything, the car should pull back a little, not fling forward. I usually only downshift into 1st when going really slow in 2nd or when slowing down to a stop while going down a steep hill. In the first case, I usually don't have to add ...
by potownrob
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Need to buy a clutch, Some suggestions please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1717

where are you going to get a clutch for $200 cnd. Is that budget including instalation? I think you should buy and good clutch that'll last longer and be more reliable I just bought a new clutch for mine, and with instalation is cost $1500. It'll cost more than $200 just for labour. Maybe i'm confu...
by potownrob
Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Burnt clutch smell on downshifting
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

i don't think it should matter clutchwise if you double clutch or not on the downshift, as long as you rev-match right. What it sounds like is you're either adding too much gas and dropping the clutch or letting the clutch out too slow so that the revs drop before the clutch reengages. It'll take ti...
by potownrob
Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Daniel Craig cannot drive manual
Replies: 24
Views: 6503

Pierce Brosnan sucked at shifting too. Bring back Sean Connery :o
by potownrob
Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Which Car To Choose?
Replies: 79
Views: 7404

If you want the peppyness of a mini but don't want to pay the premium for the name, like John said get another econo-box with a good enigne. Like this high ends of the model. For example, the Corolla XRS, Mazda3 GT, Sentra SE-R SpecV, Civic Si (though I'm not sure if this is under 20K), Matrix XRS,...
by potownrob
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: New Car :shock:
Replies: 47
Views: 3853

Ooh, Monroe, CT :o My cousins live in Sandy Hook and one of them just moved to Monroe now that she's married. I live a little over an hour from there.
by potownrob
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: adding tranny fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

by potownrob
Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: adding tranny fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

LS1Leader wrote:That's funny, I can fill through the shifter on my car.
Lucky Ducky :P
by potownrob
Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: adding tranny fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

I used to think the tranny was right under the shifter too, but the only thing that runs under the shifter is the exhaust pipe and, on your 300, the driveshaft that runs back from the tranny. The shifter is a few feet behind the tranny and the two are connected by a long rod in our Nissans (I have a...
by potownrob
Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: music volume interference
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

i butcher launches sometimes, but i can still feel what's going on after that, not that i need to feel it to rev up the engine for a couple of seconds and shift gears :)
by potownrob
Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Need to buy a clutch, Some suggestions please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1717

i think the 200 limit was for just the clutch kit, not the labor :)
by potownrob
Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: "Unpimp your auto!" VW Ads
Replies: 15
Views: 2248

ROFLMAO
dude i just watched all 3 with no sound (no speakers here at work) and they were still hilarious. The clothing and rice are priceless. I'll have to rewatch at home later. Looked like the scientist was saying "oh snap" when they flung the eclipse :lol: :lol: :lol:
by potownrob
Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Right gear for a turn.
Replies: 11
Views: 1870

You wanna be going slower than 50 when you're making a turn into a parking lot :) . There's more than one way to slow down but what's more important than your slow-down technique is that you be back in (the right) gear with the clutch out before you make the turn. For that kind of turn, I'd slow dow...