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by tankinbeans
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: U.S. Drivers are the Pits!

I saw a Modern Marvels episode about the Autobahn about 20 years ago. In it they described how the road surface is thicker, how traffic fines are a percentage of your income, that running out of gas can get you in major trouble legally. Also, the show described how difficult it is to obtain a licens...
by tankinbeans
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 58
Views: 6430

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

It had better come with a Jeeves for that price, even if only temporarily.
by tankinbeans
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where have all the Pump Jockeys gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 594

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.
by tankinbeans
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55409
Views: 1645417

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Does it have any sort of a splat pattern?
by tankinbeans
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 4327

Re: BKs New Car

Driven one, well an FR-S, did like, but not for what they're asking for it. I'd rather just have a 2 seater at that point rather than a pointless backseat which people having legs couldn't use.
by tankinbeans
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 4327

Re: BKs New Car

potownrob wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 am
It’s obviously a miata
I'm vaguely lusty for one, then again I'm also lusty for a manual Challenger. My heart is aflutter for all sorts of the things.
by tankinbeans
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 4327

Re: BKs New Car

bk7794 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Did a test dive of a few cars this week. I was blown away with one of them. Probably the best manual I've ever driven since my old Civics. Absolutely no rev hang and its a 2019. A bit small in footprint though.
Come on, dish!
by tankinbeans
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: How to destroy the engine on $70,000 car!
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: How to destroy the engine on $70,000 car!

Factory equipped. I've never tried it: not my car, not interested. I've driven the car once, and it was fun in a "this will get old fast" sort of way.
by tankinbeans
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: How to destroy the engine on $70,000 car!
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: How to destroy the engine on $70,000 car!

A friend of mine has a Mustang GT with line lock, the use of which will allegedly not void his warranty.
by tankinbeans
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 4327

Re: BKs New Car

Crikey! Ewe.
by tankinbeans
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 4327

Re: BKs New Car

I've honestly thought about just going way old school and getting an old Mustang or something from the 80s-early 00s. Or perhaps a Challenger from like late 2000s. I'd be curious how they were. I'm glad this VW was cheap enough. I'm sure I'll take a bath on it but it's just unbearable. The rev hang...
by tankinbeans
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 4327

Re: BKs New Car

I've not driven the new turbo charged Mazda6 with 225hp/310tq (250hp when using 93). Common complaints on the enthusiast boards is that the NA 2.5 is slow, but I don't think it's necessarily true. The base engine is class competitive in terms of horsepower and, for the year I have, in front of the b...
by tankinbeans
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 4327

Re: BKs New Car

Mine tends to do a quick blip between gears, but it's nothing I have any issue with. Then again the first manual I drove regularly was the Kia, so my perception could very well be skewed. I tend to get what I'd loosly characterize as wobbly shits, but that's all my own timing. Gives me something to ...
by tankinbeans
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55409
Views: 1645417

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I also got another over the pants handy because moving seats back to position is apparently not taught anymore. As a tech, the general rule of thumb is that if the seat must be moved to fit, only move it along one axis. That way the customer can easily restore its position. We dont get paid to move...
by tankinbeans
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55409
Views: 1645417

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Grr. Had my oil change done today and specified 0W-20 per the manual and was given 5W. My dealer offers 9 free oil changes at 5W, but I've been able to pay an upcharge for the 0W. I also got another over the pants handy because moving seats back to position is apparently not taught anymore. I did ge...