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by IMBoring25
Thu May 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55471
Views: 1852483

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

That gets you Top Tier 91 octane E0 here.
by IMBoring25
Tue May 19, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway
Replies: 25
Views: 3221

Re: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway

Could be related. I had an evap system code and an intermittent miss on my Grand Marquis. I replaced the part in question and it took a while to clear but all is well again.
by IMBoring25
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

Insurance companies and lawyers are not particularly noted for thinking outside the box. No matter how many extra measures you take so the vehicle performs within the parameters expected of a roadgoing vehicle and your own driving capabilities, if anything happens (even if it's 100% the other party'...
by IMBoring25
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

There's also the marketing answer...Europe's policies are such that operating expenses and taxation are crippling on large vehicles with large engines, so if your entrant into the family car market can't do everything the customer wants to do with it, you lose the sale. Here, if your entrant into th...
by IMBoring25
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway
Replies: 25
Views: 3221

Re: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway

In addition to the symptom being among the possible consequences, that's not far from the age and mileage when the fuel pump in my old GMT400 conked out.
by IMBoring25
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway
Replies: 25
Views: 3221

Re: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway

My personal experience with an ECU failure (in a C4 Corvette) was refusal to re-start hot. I'm sure given the complexity of the unit there are other possible failure modes.

I would not rule out fuel pump.
by IMBoring25
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Help Me Identify My Shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: Help Me Identify My Shifter

How are you measuring it? There are identification tables based on major diameter (the biggest circumscribed circle). 3/8 UNC is 16 threads per inch and would have a major diameter of .375 and a minor diameter of .3005.
by IMBoring25
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 8
Views: 3923

Re: New member

The Amish are known most prominently for their rejection of modern technological conveniences (notwithstanding the special case of Rumspringa). Certain posters here have taken to using it as a shorthand for those who reject the modern technological convenience of a transmission that shifts itself.
by IMBoring25
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 3/4 of a Century and still the problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: 3/4 of a Century and still the problem

For that matter, in the conditions in which an automatic will creep, a manual will roll whichever way the hill slopes, and I'm not sure that's really a preferable condition. I have been known to apply the parking brake at a long light, but the brake hold function is preferable in that it leaves the ...
by IMBoring25
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: 3/4 of a Century and still the problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: 3/4 of a Century and still the problem

Our newsed MDX has a Brake Hold function that you can activate that, any time you're at a stop and heavy enough on the brakes, leaves the service brakes applied until you reach critical mass on the throttle. It's kind of a game having both systems active. I usually finish up a stop lightly enough on...
by IMBoring25
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 1618

Re: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?

Prices are a reflection of demand. In a world where kids can get jobs as lot porters without knowing or being taught how to drive a manual, it will take a very special, very rare specimen to even have a chance of trading at a premium.
by IMBoring25
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Upshifting Technique Question
Replies: 24
Views: 5308

Re: Upshifting Technique Question

Ultimate smoothness comes from the throttle. The clutch can only mask imperfect throttle technique. Floating the disengagement isn't that hard. You just have to find the throttle position where the engine isn't putting any load through the drivetrain, and if there's resistance when you gently push t...
by IMBoring25
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

Are they not putting the CDV in those?
by IMBoring25
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?

Aren't there still full service stations in New Jersey as a matter of policy? I've never seen one in Minnesota. Then again I'm only 31. unforgutnately yes but, as someone mentioned below, they are a pain in the rear and you end up waiting for them to come back and overfill your tank. the silver lin...
by IMBoring25
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 41
Views: 5732

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

That 0-60 number is pretty pokey by most standards, but a wild improvement over the original drivetrain in most of them...