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by IMBoring25
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: 2001 S10 2.2L engine cuts out on freeway
Replies: 2
Views: 27

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: 350

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: 729

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: 432

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: 432

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: 770

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: 3779

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: 735

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: 838

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: 40
Views: 3359

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...
by IMBoring25
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 5143

Re: BKs New Car

I would guess it's related to leading with the fuel and following with the throttle plate in order to keep the engine from going momentarily rich as the power demand lessens, and it could be tuned more appealingly but the CAD jockeys don't appreciate the importance. The newest Mustang I've driven is...
by IMBoring25
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 48
Views: 5765

Re: The beast has come...

In 2020 for 2021 MY. The Mustang-inspired crossover is a different product.
by IMBoring25
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55417
Views: 1720801

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Seems like there wouldn't be much difference between hail large enough to damage cars and hail large enough to damage PV cells...Plus there's not a lot of overhang there, so if the hail is wind-driven, about half the inventory is still going to get it.
by IMBoring25
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 226
Views: 42285

Re: Honest Engines

The older the Durango gets, the more spry it becomes. https://s3-prod.autonews.com/s3fs-public/styles/width_792/public/4DURANGO-MAIN_i.jpg "Dodge likes to think of the Durango as a three-row Charger, and the brand has given the aging SUV a new lease on life in recent years by touting its performanc...
by IMBoring25
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I'm starting to get depressed about the automotive future
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: I'm starting to get depressed about the automotive future

Yeah, it's over now. I didn't want to sock 50 grand at it...Mine's an '08. In horse and livestock circles, I've seen a disproportionate number of Rams, with a disproportionate number of those being Cummins/six-speed units. Maybe most of the sales are going to hotshot services who are having a tough ...