It’s pretty annoying when people come into the shop demanding we check out their car for an mpg concern. They always have a picture of how many gallons they pump and how many miles they drive, and want to know why the display shows a different number.
Every time I have to explain to them how they forgot to calculate idle time and cold-starts into their simple equation. Sheesh!
Did you guys know that even though a wheel and tire balances fine on the machine, it can still produce a vibration due to the shape the tire takes under load?
This is also true for a pull to one side. If the alignment and tire pressure have been verified, road force variances on the front axle can cause a pull.
So on my way home from Disney, with the whole family in the car. We came up behind this Audi doing maybe 70 in the fast lane, so I hung out a bit waiting for them to move over. They Did Not.
Instead they brake checked me. So I went around and they sped up and tried to keep me out of the fast lane, but I made it in. So they high-beamed me and held the horn on for
Here we have my favorite transmission guy talking about gear oils and why they are not the cause of shifting issues.
I can second his findings since a majority of Subaru gearbox failures originate from the shift hubs and slider.
Use the proper fluid, verify your clutch operation, and learn to drive.
So I’m a bit impressed that the 3.5L is making 300hp now, but what about the rest of the car? Car and Driver said the brakes were terrible, and that could be just the type of pad they used. But why release your flagship car with all that power and lame brakes?
I don’t understand Toyota’s limp motor sports support for their cars.
Well I needed a 3/8in torque wrench, but wasn’t willing to pay $300 for another Snapon. So I’m gonna try this thing for a while and see how it holds up.
Right out of the box it was Just as accurate as my Snapon up to 50ftlbs, but there was a noticeable difference beyond that. The calibration slip states It is accurate to +/-4% and That’s fine since a 3/8 tool doesn’t need to do anymore than 50ftlbs, that’s
It really annoys me how people always try to low-ball you over the dumb shit. Guy tells me to lower my price from 1000 because the rear door handle doesn't work. Dude, I'll replace it in like 10minutes with a part from Ebay GTFO here...
I wonder if there are any CHRs in the junkyard yet haha. Yes it’s only 144hp, but it’s got 140ftlbs too. And I’m pretty sure the block will fit in my car since the pistons are the same size as my 1.8, but the 2.0 has a longer stroke.
i had a car in the shop for surging at 25mph. Analyzing data only showed a erratic a/f sensor signal. The a/f sensor was replaced but the surging persists. Any guesses as to what fixed this car?