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by Squint
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55516
Views: 2176429

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

potownrob wrote:don't quote me on it, but i believe that was a vehicle from his past, believe it or not (fond memories of auntie's LTD).
Quoted.

What'ca gonna do about it, rob?! :lol:
by Squint
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Shifting into second as soon as you get rolling
Replies: 152
Views: 42841

Re: Shifting into second as soon as you get rolling

That picture is slightly horrifying, RP...
by Squint
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55516
Views: 2176429

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Rope-Pusher wrote:Hay, How 'Bout Them New Years?

My Jeep's deer impact repairs have been completed and I will get a ride down to A-Squared and pick it up on Monday!
Nice! As much as unexpected repairs suck, getting a vehicle back in better shape (hopefully) than it was previously is always a nice feeling.
by Squint
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What happened to this place?
Replies: 67
Views: 21020

Re: What happened to this place?

mtheis wrote:I'm still around, but mostly on the IRC channel. Daily driver is an automatic Corolla and weekend beast is the old 5-spd Celica.
Hey!

Just saying hi.
by Squint
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 12371

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

Rope-Pusher wrote:Sort of a belt-n-susensors solution?
Yeah, keeps my pants-party from falling down.
by Squint
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Winter Driving
Replies: 27
Views: 8797

Re: Winter Driving

That might explain it. Could be a similar situation to the generic advice for saving gas by being light on the go-pedal...sure, that's one easy way that doesn't require thought/study/practice, but there are more effective techniques that sometimes involve heavy throttle. You mean the Prius drivers ...
by Squint
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 12371

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

I realized I never gave a follow up to this issues. I'm guessing the problem was the sensors losing their marbles for some reason. They did not get bumped or moved (basically impossible because of position) but from what I've picked up talking to other people, the car went into the safety mode to at...
by Squint
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Winter Driving
Replies: 27
Views: 8797

Re: Winter Driving

Yeah, none of that is news to me (hence why I said "with less torque to the tires, but either way it's far more torque than is needed to lose traction"). I guess maybe it can be useful if you have a gutless wonder with no torque, where cutting available torque by that much is enough to make the dif...
by Squint
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55516
Views: 2176429

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I'm alive. I've been checking in periodically, just not posting anything. Life was a bit insane this past semester (that just ended). I will be glad when I no longer have to balance school and work full time. In like... 2.5 to 3 years. Sigh. I did pass with fine grades, though. So I guess that's goo...
by Squint
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Winter Driving
Replies: 27
Views: 8797

Re: Winter Driving

(I'm alive) What RP said. If you look at it from the physics side, you want to keep the friction so that your wheels don't spin because if they do, the friction point is lower once they are already moving. Yes, you have less precise control because you're in second, but less torque means that it's ...
by Squint
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 12371

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

Seriously? One for intake and one for exhaust, then? Yeah - sometimes, it lets them get better angles on the valves so the ports flow more.... It also lets you put in a variable valve timing difference between the intake and exhaust cams, to spread the torque curve flatter. RP is correct. It does h...
by Squint
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55516
Views: 2176429

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Anyone else get locked out of the site and have to reset their password? It was very odd, password I've been using the whole time here (rote memory typing by this point) no longer worked.
by Squint
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 12371

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

I'm going to attempt to inspect all of the sensors and applicable wiring. However, it seems very difficult to find a service manual for the thing... or even a wiring diagram. Chilton and Haynes don't seem to have one. My dad is checking on http://www.alldatadiy.com (I didn't know about this one) but...
by Squint
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Just a couple of cars I saw lately
Replies: 1599
Views: 140917

Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Yeah, they are kind of linked because the history really does help give a better explanation as to the design.

But they were both interesting. So I linked them both. :lol: :lol:
by Squint
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Clutch Smell???
Replies: 29
Views: 8863

Re: Clutch Smell???

Don't worry about it. It's normal paranoia. It was probably leftover smell from a dumptruck that stopped short a few minutes before. You passed through a cloud of stank and smelled it. Even if it was clutch smell, you did some abnormally hard acceleration in a brand new car...it's bound to smell a ...