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21. března 2016, 09:10:03
Backoff 
Its been 3 since anyone has had any car problems? nice :)

20. ledna 2013, 09:11:41
ketchuplover 
Subjekt: the batmobile from...
the 60's tv series recently sold for $4.2M

26. července 2008, 13:59:03
Stevie 
Any garage worth their weight will check for causes for you too.. cos may even just be down to something simple of over full of oil.. but obviously could be completely the other way and something major...
As Butch says... nothing will be known for sure till the job has been started.
I cant comment on pricing as i dont know what its like over your side of the pond.. But any job on most cars that includes dropping the transition can be a timely one unless front wheel drive, then can be shortish some times

9. července 2008, 14:53:47
Bwild 
Subjekt: Re: Need An Opinion (or two).....

srnity: the full extent of your repair cant really be told till the tranny is out and the failed seal is pulled.  if the shaft is bad(excessive wear at the seal surface) then the price of poker just went up.


as far as the seal....if they use a quality seal...not just the' best buy' brand...and its installed properly...then there should be no problem.


you should wonder of course...what caused the seal failure to begin with. if thats not addressed...you could be out another 400.00.


just my 2 cents :o)


8. července 2008, 02:00:27
srnity 
Subjekt: Need An Opinion (or two).....
To replace a rear main seal on a Dodge Neon (my kid's car) - - - got a quote for $400 (cutting me a break on labor, it's a six hour job) - - - I read somewhere, but can't remember where, that it's better to go with a red rubber seal (?) instead of the manufactured seal to avoid the same slippage problem happening again - - - anybody know if it'll make a difference? Also was told that all they have to do is disconnect (and drop) the trannie from the motor, clean the connections, and replace the seal, so that means that there's no "internal" trannie work needed, correct? And, while I'm at it - - - should I get them to do the "cam seal" while they're at it? If ya know, please let me know, I'm mostly car-stupid

7. listopadu 2007, 18:53:25
Darles Chickens 
Subjekt: Re:
Tuesday: that happens a lot in cars like Trabant or Lada...:^)

7. listopadu 2007, 01:29:23
monday 
Why is it when I start my car in the morning, my gas gauge shows enough gas to get to work and cheaper gas, and as soon as I head the opposite direction from a gas station, my gauge hovers above empty almost immediately?

19. dubna 2007, 17:37:30
Backoff 
Subjekt: Re:
Tuesday: Is it a buzzing sound? Anyway you can record it for u to hear? What kind of car?

18. dubna 2007, 04:04:13
tazman7474 
Subjekt: Re:
Tuesday: lol, the basic rule here is that any strange and or funny noises coming out of your car aren't a good thing. (just curious as to what a dirt dobber is and what the heck they sound like when building a nest)

23. února 2007, 03:16:46
tazman7474 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: well, most of the time anyways:)

23. února 2007, 03:15:59
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
tazman7474: for sure.. and most are going the same direction and same speeds too hehe

23. února 2007, 03:14:17
tazman7474 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: Not to mention the availability of paramedics. And don't forget our friends in the tech dept. to try and make sure we have the best protection we can while we're playing! lol

23. února 2007, 03:10:48
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
tazman7474: For sure Skip :o( and they take innocents people with them too, or wreck their lives for them. Hence the track is best place, run off and less roadside furniture etc etc also

23. února 2007, 03:06:43
tazman7474 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: Yeah, we call people like that "organ donars"

23. února 2007, 01:38:32
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
Manuel M: what an idiot on public roads

23. února 2007, 00:12:45
Manuel M 
madness... this was on Portugal's A1, highway Porto-Lisboa, near Coimbra (Mealhada)...

22. února 2007, 01:45:53
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
Tuesday: So is the driver hehe

21. února 2007, 21:27:29
monday 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: What a hottie....that car is.

21. února 2007, 03:28:44
Stevie 
Thats me... the green one, that you hear shout to camera car,,, then bang, then see the car and the flames hehe http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=1798637968

19. února 2007, 20:59:54
nobleheart 
Subjekt: enough with winter allready

14. února 2007, 19:56:12
Bwild 
Subjekt: Re:
Tuesday: they are special air brakes installed on semi's designed to prevent their drivers from running over young tom turkeys....which are referred to as 'Jakes'....hence the term "jake brakes"

14. února 2007, 18:53:39
monday 
What are Jake brakes? I was driving through Ark. last week and saw a sign..."no Jake Brakes"...but missed the rest. Is that anything like the brakes Fred Flintstone used?

23. listopadu 2006, 13:32:53
Adaptable Ali 

7. října 2006, 17:05:41
monday 
Subjekt: Re:
tazman7474: If there had been oncoming traffic, I, and the other person would have been hurt or worse. Luckily it was late enough and a less traveled highway.

7. října 2006, 17:02:00
tazman7474 
Subjekt: Re:
Tuesday: I thought you were kidding about the wheel! I hope you weren't going too fast when it happened.

7. října 2006, 16:56:22
monday 
The vehicle I mean.

7. října 2006, 16:55:48
monday 
Subjekt: Re:
tazman7474: LOL My whole life is a country song. I'm getting it looked at today. I hope it's fixable.

7. října 2006, 16:54:25
tazman7474 
Subjekt: Re:
Tuesday: Wasn't there a country song about that? "You picked a fine time to leave me loose-wheel"

7. října 2006, 16:50:29
monday 
What would cause a tire to fly off of a vehicle, bounce twice, land in a field as a person swerves to stay in own lane as sparks fly?

30. července 2006, 03:04:25
Stevie 
Subjekt: latest addition
to my scooby :o)
http://sox-main.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5529
Just have to get it remapped now, cos the intercooler is 4 times the size of the original, and the length of pipe getting to and from it ,, so much lag on the turbo boost.. should be good for 330bhp once mapped and around the same lb/ft torque, its 260bhp/ 240lb/ft now before i done this work and 0-60mph 4.7 seconds and 13 sec 0-100mph.. so looks like should be pretty cool for just a 2.0 flat 4 boxer :oD

13. července 2006, 03:51:28
plaintiger 
Subjekt: no-compromises electric sports car
Změněno uživatelem plaintiger (13. července 2006, 03:57:26)
and the first production electric sports car in history.

and imagine: it can be yours for only $664,400/540,000 € !

http://www.rsportscars.com/eng/cars/venturi_fetish.asp

28. června 2006, 01:34:26
Stevie 
I like the 2nd one :o)

27. června 2006, 17:19:37
nobleheart 
Subjekt: nice paint jobs

27. června 2006, 13:05:13
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
Backoff: Its even better now that most cars have plastic fenders hehehehhe

27. června 2006, 13:03:55
Backoff 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: There are few problems that can't be solved with high explosives.

27. června 2006, 12:57:56
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
Backoff: LMAO for sure, I get rid of tailgaiters with overrun flames also,, but dont use a jet engine to do it hehehehe

27. června 2006, 12:56:21
Backoff 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: That VW still has the stock motor in it to. Just think the next time someone revs on ya at a redlight lol.

27. června 2006, 12:45:59
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
Backoff: Think Ill give it a miss Bob LOL
There were Jet cars going up the strip while I was racing this weekend, love the way the shock wave hits your chest when they go past

27. června 2006, 12:40:02
Backoff 

27. června 2006, 12:00:58
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
tazman7474: I say standard internals, but the block is from a model that has stronger internals than the original for my motor anyways :o)

27. června 2006, 11:58:03
tazman7474 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: just watch that the internals don't become externals!

27. června 2006, 03:41:59
Stevie 
Bitten the bullet, bought another car for everyday use now, and trailer mine to the track instead of driving,, within next month gonna fit bigger turbo, and front mount intercooler, and remap her.. should get her to best part of 350bhp 330Lb/ft torque :o) not bad for a little 2.0 boxer engine still on standard internals LOL

1. května 2006, 18:52:28
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
Backoff: The system I go for will allow that also, and done on the road gets better results than on a rolling road also

1. května 2006, 09:20:26
Backoff 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: With a greddy e-manage unit or a camcom, you can remap your fuel settings on the fly with your laptop.

1. května 2006, 04:21:46
Bwild 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: multi-port fuel pressure drops as rpms ncrease, so I could see where you could run into a problem there. its strange the engine manufacturer didnt use a larger injector at the end of the rail to compensate.

30. dubna 2006, 19:50:13
tazman7474 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: i'll stick with my carburater! lol

30. dubna 2006, 19:38:49
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
tazman7474: yep, Ive altered the air intake, I prefer it slightly rich anyways cos these motors are prone to blowing up with the slight sign of running weak,, as I found out last year. I can parralel up the fuel rails, as they are in series at the moment ( so means the final injector can be slightly starved,, and that just happens to be the usual cylinder that runs lean and fails.
I may look at a larger turbo later this year, and will upgrade the fuel pump again, and do the rails.. and then will fit larger intercooler or go for a front mount.. then I will get it remapped

30. dubna 2006, 19:35:02
tazman7474 
Subjekt: Re:
Stevie: all it does is improve the fuel atomization, which brings it closer to what a fuel injection system would do. with yours being an efi motor, you're better off working on an intercooler and maybe an improved induction system(you've probably done some of that anyways)

30. dubna 2006, 19:30:37
Stevie 
Subjekt: Re:
tazman7474: My engine is probably too complicated for that sort of alteration, and getting the ECU remapped is not cheap :o(

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