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Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 98 Civic - torque converter lockup? by wing0 @ 11/24/14 01:45 PM

Originally Posted By: bepperbI'd be more worried about the more frequent unlocking/locking than the rpm flare when it happens. Hopefully someone can comment, but I'd imagine by '98 the lockup was electronically controlled (meaning this is all in you
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Girl buzzed by me in the Costco lot by Stewart Fan @ 11/24/14 01:45 PM

Originally Posted By: oilboy123 I said something to the effect that thanks for almost running me down, your an f xxx ing menace on the road. I then noticed a guy getting out as well, and thought I hope this does not escalate. This is classic. C
Automotive General Topics
Jump to new posts Re: Early ecotec motor issues by slowdime @ 11/24/14 01:44 PM

Originally Posted By: daves87rsPretty good choice. Boring, but good. Just keep fresh fluid, and it should be fine. Engine and trans combo will do well if actually cared for. My neighbor down my street has a 2001 coupe, and is holding up quite we
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: many ACEA a5/b5 and a3/b4 only api SL by Quattro Pete @ 11/24/14 01:43 PM

Originally Posted By: wemayWhy does the ACEA have higher requirements than the API/ILSAC? Because of historically longer oil drain intervals in Europe, maybe? Many cars there get an oil change there once every 2 years.
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 98 Civic - torque converter lockup? by millerbl00 @ 11/24/14 01:42 PM

Too many different fluids mixed. Do a couple of drains with maxlife and on the last one use some lubeguard platium not the Red.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Would there be any negative effects? by Shannow @ 11/24/14 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: gfh77665Not accusing, just asking, did the posted chart come from a CAFE/government source? Nope, a lubrizol paper on lubricant trends in Europe. Note that Europe (and Japan) have CO2 limits and taxes, which is really
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: many ACEA a5/b5 and a3/b4 only api SL by wemay @ 11/24/14 01:41 PM

OFF TOPIC... Why is this so? Why does the ACEA have higher requirements than the API/ILSAC?
Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel
As a Turbo you should be on the safe side and use at least 89. Unless you drive very light foot, then, the least octane will be the most efficiente fuel, if it doesn't tend to ping, of course.
Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel
I'd run them on 87 octane if that's what the owner manual says is all it requires. Most modern vehicles will adjust the timing if there is any pinging. Why spend the extra money on gas?
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Jump to new posts Bitog Wall of ... Thank You by pandus13 @ 11/24/14 01:37 PM

Hi Bitogers, and happy motoring. so here it goes: me going home last week, on a 4 lane one-way highway, move from second lane to first on the right(slow vehicle band), then all of a sudden, two trucks pull to the right in the same lane and slow down
Fuels and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel
Our Hyundai vehicles have very high compression ratios but the only fuel required is an 87 octane, although the OM adds, or higher. I have read on various Forums that a higher octane fuel would 'burn cleaner' and is better for direct injection and ot
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Jump to new posts Re: NC Trip by Quattro Pete @ 11/24/14 01:35 PM

No problem. PM me your email address if you want it in higher res.
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Car Rebuilding by OneEyeJack @ 11/24/14 01:33 PM

It's entertaining to see what can be done with an older car. I rebuilt the engine on my Honda and I'm happy with the results. The norm is to throw away a car after a few years and buy a new one. Often times it's because marketing says the new car is
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Car Rebuilding by Lapham3 @ 11/24/14 01:30 PM

The 'word' on Fram has been out the in the 'car guy' community for a long time. That's probably the world that a car like this would interest most and so not such a good sales point
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Jump to new posts Re: Girl buzzed by me in the Costco lot by Nate1979 @ 11/24/14 01:28 PM

Originally Posted By: demarpaintOriginally Posted By: RandOriginally Posted By: Nate1979 Why do you care where he parks? Unless the lot is full its not your store and not your parking lot. People need to worry about their own lives and quit complaini
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Diesel Cars/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: Shelf life for oil? by Koz1 @ 11/24/14 01:27 PM

The main point is additives falling out of suspension. Thats why the 4 years is told. As long as you shake it back into suspension it should not go bad. Thats what a Shell Rep told me anyway.
Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) - Gasoline Cars/Pickups/Vans/SUVs
Jump to new posts Re: many ACEA a5/b5 and a3/b4 only api SL by CATERHAM @ 11/24/14 01:25 PM

Originally Posted By: shDKOriginally Posted By: CATERHAM Is this just a general question or are you trying source oil for a car that just requires an API SM/SN oil and not ACEA? It was a general question. My own car, a 2008 Mazda 6 petrol requi
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Buying 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee tomorrow by Chriznat20@msn.com @ 11/24/14 01:23 PM

I will keep that advice in mind. It seems to only idle slightly rough when the engine is hot. Other than that, everythings good. Mpg's still arent up though...lol. 13.5mpg average!!
Mechanical /Maintenance Forum
Jump to new posts Re: 98 Civic - torque converter lockup? by bepperb @ 11/24/14 01:21 PM

I'd be more worried about the more frequent unlocking/locking than the rpm flare when it happens. Hopefully someone can comment, but I'd imagine by '98 the lockup was electronically controlled (meaning this is all in your head) but the Honda's of th
Tool Time
Jump to new posts Re: Solar Battery Chargers by EdwardC @ 11/24/14 01:21 PM

I'm thinking that with a 1A draw, the battery will still be dead with a small panel like that. I would disconnect the battery (or at least pull fuses until you know what's drawing the additional power). If you want to go the solar panel route, I'd g
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Jump to new posts Re: Chevron Techron (20oz) for $5.94 by Chriznat20@msn.com @ 11/24/14 01:21 PM

Advance Auto Parts has the 20oz Techron Concentrate on sale BOGO @ $12 too.
Vehicles
Jump to new posts Re: Drove a 12c Mclaren yesterday ! by 123Saab @ 11/24/14 01:20 PM

Originally Posted By: A_HarmanOriginally Posted By: 123Saab How are those doors in tight quarters? Like parking next to someone? I can't picture this car parked next to anything. If I owned it, I would park far away from any possibility of getting
General and Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Opinions Wanted: Sherwin-Williams Paint by pandus13 @ 11/24/14 01:20 PM

Originally Posted By: pandus13Originally Posted By: BISCUTBehr ceiling paint is weak, very weak. Sure aren't getting away with a single coat! Mr. Demarpaint: feel like sharing any secrets or tips on cutting above thin trip or under crowm molding?
Engine Oil Filters
Jump to new posts Re: Car Rebuilding by bepperb @ 11/24/14 01:18 PM

That's just for the five hour breakin. Just kidding. I still think you can do better for the money, but I wouldn't have a problem with that filter in a new engine I just bought. If you were to standardize on one filter (and a production shop proba
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Jump to new posts Re: NC Trip by gman2304 @ 11/24/14 01:18 PM

Pete, The seventh pic down is now my screen saver...Thanks!
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