Car Guys/girls? - Page 27

david1978

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TWiG87 said:
I’m going to guess and either say HPOP, EGR cooler, turbo or head studs. Lol. Just poking fun david1978
Close. Ipr valve. Its already, studded and upgraded. The hpop was replaced not long ago. And straight piped to make some noise.
 

Cheesecake

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nikm128 said:
HI'm getting a tig welder to cut bits off of it, and then turning it into an exo car (exo car) as his race car. It's not going to be nothing but cage since the stang is too big a car for that to not look silly so most of the body panels on the back half will stay on
Oh that's what you meant. I thought you were talking about the Mustang in general.
 

nikm128

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I mean it should be totaled, (you don't want to know why it's not) so in a way it's a "dead" car
 

TWiG87

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david1978 said:
Close. Ipr valve. Its already, studded and upgraded. The hpop was replaced not long ago. And straight piped to make some noise.
They are stout engines once a few issues are addressed. Far superior to the 6.4 I think
 

david1978

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TWiG87 said:
They are stout engines once a few issues are addressed. Far superior to the 6.4 I think
Only thing is no matter how much you do to them they still aren't as reliable as a 7.3. My dad has a 97 f350 with the 7.3. I can burn donuts around him all day long but he just keeps chugging alone. That and how mines turned up you would melt it down if you actually tried to use it as a pickup. Its just a big toy.
 

TWiG87

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david1978 said:
Only thing is no matter how much you do to them they still aren't as reliable as a 7.3. My dad has a 97 f350 with the 7.3. I can burn donuts around him all day long but he just keeps chugging alone. That and how mines turned up you would melt it down if you actually tried to use it as a pickup. Its just a big toy.
Very true, not uncommon for a 7.3 to go 500k with just preventative maintenance. I agree though, the 6.0 is a hot rod compared to the 7.3. And the 6.0 turbo whistle is incredible
 

david1978

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TWiG87 said:
Very true, not uncommon for a 7.3 to go 500k with just preventative maintenance. I agree though, the 6.0 is a hot rod compared to the 7.3. And the 6.0 turbo whistle is incredible
Especially threw a 4 inch straight pipe. I hate taking on trips. You have to have the passenger window closed or you will deaf. When dad goes some were with me hes always like calm down take it easy. I can't help my mid rpms are his red line.
 

Cheesecake

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david1978 said:
Its just a big toy.
Two words. Lifestyle pickup.

david1978 said:
I can't help my mid rpms are his red line.
Lol. So very true. You can't touch the old Honda sportscars. They got up to like 10-12,000 rpm. Motorcycle engines.
 

nikm128

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When a KawasakI passes you revved out at 14k while your LS is capped at like 7,500-8,00

mustang update, he’s about to cut the roof off
 

david1978

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nikm128 said:
When a KawasakI passes you revved out at 14k while your LS is capped at like 7,500-8,00

mustang update, he’s about to cut the roof off
I would have to go out to the garage and see what mine tachs out at. Its been awhile since I rode it.
 

Cheesecake

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nikm128 said:
mustang update, he’s about to cut the roof off
Friends of people who take their Mustangs to Cars N Coffee hear that a lot, if you know what I mean .

Saw this beauty today. I've actually seen this car a few times already but this was the first chance I had to get some photos.

 

Jaquatic

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Just came across this thread now. Figured I would contribute!

2005 V8 4Runner

2017 Honda CRF250 Rally

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo Model

My 2004 InfinitI G35 coupe and 370z
 

Cheesecake

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Johnb114 said:
Just came across this thread now. Figured I would contribute!

2005 V8 4Runner

2017 Honda CRF250 Rally

2018 Nissan 370Z Nismo Model

My 2004 InfinitI G35 coupe and 370z
Awesome 370Z. Looks just like a little baby GT-R. Best looking gen of the 370Z IMO.
 

nikm128

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Ok, by show of hands...who would be surprised if I said I think something else is wrong with my van...?
 

Cheesecake

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nikm128 said:
Ok, by show of hands...who would be surprised if I said I think something else is wrong with my van...?
Not me lol. What is it now?
 

nikm128

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I'm not positive really...it sounds like it would be the transmission, but based on where the sound is coming from it doesn't make sense for that to be it
 

Cheesecake

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nikm128 said:
I'm not positive really...it sounds like it would be the transmission, but based on where the sound is coming from it doesn't make sense for that to be it
Oof. At this point it might be better to get a used car, as there would be no point in using so much money on the va when you could get a different car for the same amount.
 

wisecrackerz

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When do you hear the sound, and what does it sound like?
 

nikm128

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wisecrackerz said:
When do you hear the sound, and what does it sound like?
For the most part it happens when passing 3k rpm, I’d say between 2700 and 3200 ish. It sounds rough/grindy. It’s pretty noticeable when accelerating, even louder when the rpm drops below 3k to shift, and loudest right when the gears disengage to shift either way. That seems like it’s obviously the transmission going, but the sound seems to be coming from in front of me and over towards the passenger side.
 

TWiG87

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Any slippage? Can you check your ATF and see If it smells burnt?
 

nikm128

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I don’t know exactly what that would look/feel like, but I imagine it’d be pretty obvious so I’d say no. ATF?
 

MedicMike

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I used to have an 05 STI that could cut a 10.5 in the quarter. I suffered from tinkeritis for many years then got married, a house, and kids. I still miss it some days for sure. I had a tank when I was little, but took a 2 decade hiatus. Now, I'm back with more ideas and ability to do cool things with tanks. It's relaxing and is my Zen garden of sorts.
 

coralbandit

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nikm128 said:
I don’t know exactly what that would look/feel like, but I imagine it’d be pretty obvious so I’d say no. ATF?
The slip would be just that .The engine will over rev alittle you should see the tach jump .It is like the transmission lets go or looses grip[slips ].
ATF is AUtomatic Transmission Fluid ..You'll know if it smells burnt !
Check the level while your at it .
That needs to be done with engine running and van parked on level ground in park .
 

nikm128

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coralbandit said:
The slip would be just that .The engine will over rev alittle you should see the tach jump .It is like the transmission lets go or looses grip[slips ].
ATF is AUtomatic Transmission Fluid ..You'll know if it smells burnt !
Check the level while your at it .
That needs to be done with engine running and van parked on level ground in park .
Lol ok, it is slipping then. Sometimes if I need to get on the gas right after slowing down it will slam itself into the lowest gear possible for that speed for like half a second before it grabs a gear that’s actually useful.
Would I be able to tell the difference between burning power steering fluid and burning transmission fluid....? We still need to get it back on a lift and see where the steering is leaking from...
 

coralbandit

Member
Pull the ATF dip stick and sniff it !
The van could be slipping just from low fluid also ...

Supposed to be almost 60 here today so pulling the Crossfire out of the shop for spin ..
 

Cheesecake

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Your poor van man. It never gets a break.
 

TWiG87

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I’d be willing to bet your steering fluid is coming from your power steering pump, specifically where the hard lines go in. I would work the wheel left to right and have someone look for leakage.
If you haven’t checked your transmission fluid in awhile I would do that ASAP as coralbandit recommended. You’d be amazed how crappy an auto trans will operate when it’s low on fluid
 

nikm128

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Canaculus said:
Your poor van man. It never gets a break.
I mean it is now at 195,000 miles...and if all I need to do is flush the transmission I can't really complain about it lasting this long. Toyota estimates their longevity to be between 130,000 and 180,000 miles so I'd say 15 thousand beyond that is pretty good.
TWiG87 said:
I’d be willing to bet your steering fluid is coming from your power steering pump, specifically where the hard lines go in. I would work the wheel left to right and have someone look for leakage.
If you haven’t checked your transmission fluid in awhile I would do that ASAP as coralbandit recommended. You’d be amazed how crappy an auto trans will operate when it’s low on fluid
I'm sure you're right, it's just a question of what exactly we need to tighten up down there. It's definitely could've been put in a more convenient place too....
Ha, ummmm, I don't think anything has been done with the transmission since we got the car
 

erinw347

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I am a bit of a car girl.

I used to be way more into it, but I go through phases of interest a lot. My personal favorite is probably the McLaren 12c. I’m way more into supercars and just nice sports cars or luxuries, not really a collector kind of person. My mom has an AudI A4 and my stepdad has a Mercedes C250.
 

86 ssinit

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Well trying to find a cheap easy way to raise the value of my car
 

Addictedtobettas

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I’ve been trying to figure out for over a year how to wash my car without scratching the paint. I swear this one has no protective coating.
And the pnw is a dirty place with gritty residue picked up year round.
 

Cold&warm

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Canaculus said:
Friends of people who take their Mustangs to Cars N Coffee hear that a lot, if you know what I mean .
Saw this beauty today. I've actually seen this car a few times already but this was the first chance I had to get some photos.
What is it?
 

Cheesecake

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Cold&warm said:
What is it?
It's a McLaren MP4-12C. McLaren's first road car that they built by themselves.
They're somewhat of a supercar deal as you can get them for "only" $100,000.
 

Cold&warm

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Canaculus said:
It's a McLaren MP4-12C. McLaren's first road car that they built by themselves.
They're somewhat of a supercar deal as you can get them for "only" $100,000.
Thanks!
And the other two cars in the other thread, the LamborghinI and the other one, with you in the middle, what models were those rare ones?
 

Cheesecake

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Cold&warm said:
Thanks!
And the other two cars in the other thread, the LamborghinI and the other one, with you in the middle, what models were those rare ones?
The LamborghinI was a Huracan Performante, not sure how many there are. The other is a FerrarI 488 Pista. Again, not sure how many of those there are.
 

DarkOne

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Canaculus said:
It's a McLaren MP4-12C. McLaren's first road car that they built by themselves.
They're somewhat of a supercar deal as you can get them for "only" $100,000.
McLaren's first road car was a F1.

 

Cheesecake

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DarkOne said:
McLaren's first road car was a F1.
It was indeed, but they had a lot of help on it, like how it has a BMW engine. The MP4-12C was their first car that they built in-house at the Woking plant.
Fun fact you probably already know: Gordon Murray was actually going to use a Honda engine for the F1. He was so impressed with the NSX that he asked Honda but they turned him down.
 

86 ssinit

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Cheesecake

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2 ultra classics. One of the best from America and one of the best from Germany.
 

86 ssinit

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And when I left the grocery store.
Subaru’s attract Subaru’s .
 

TWiG87

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Subie love ❤
 

nikm128

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86 ssinit said:
And when I left the grocery store. Subaru’s attract Subaru’s .
Which one is yours again?
Also, gas is $1.85 a gallon. Woot!
 

86 ssinit

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Yeah I drove in nose first . Hey I was grocery shopping (well attempting).
 

nikm128

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86 ssinit said:
Yeah I drove in nose first . Hey I was grocery shopping (well attempting).
See any toilet paper?
 

86 ssinit

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Toilet paper!! There wasn’t even newspaper!! The papers isle was so empty the roaches were wearing sunglasses!! They’re never seen light before.
 

MomeWrath

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That feeling when you want to drive the Jeep today because there will be puddles on Capital Blvd. Since we got the BMW the Jeep hasn't been driven very much since the bimmer is so roomy and comfy for everyone. But, there are days, like today when it's rainy and puddly, and this coming Friday when the forecast high is 86...yeah. Pretty sure Friday will be the first doors-off day of 2020. I'll wear my hoodie in the morning so I can feel that glorious sunshine in the afternoon. O|||||||O
 

Cold&warm

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nikm128

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I think it’s a Ford Thunderbird
 

Cheesecake

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nikm128 said:
I think it’s a Ford Thunderbird
It is, looks like a 1956 model.
 

86 ssinit

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Yes it’s a thunderbird.
 

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