Well after 6 days (ground shipping) and $180 I now have a set of compression stressed components. These parts are the known weaknesses of the 6-speed per the internet(I’ve never broken a gear). But since I’m trying to sell the car I should make sure all of the t’s are crossed for the next guy.
I’ll definitely be doing a write up on this....and a video with comparisons
Thanks to a side-job I was finally able to send my gears to WPC. Once the received the parts I had to sign their terms and conditions form. After reading it I was pleasantly surprised that they mentioned nothing about “not liable for end result” jargon, it’s all just common sense! I’m very excited to see how this turns out
Like we've discussed already, once I get this car back together it will be up for sale. Do any of you have experience selling a car like this? Any pointers?
All of the stats on the car are up to date if you wanna look it over....
Well, I finally got my LSD bearings and final drive gear installed. Next step is to set the preload! Getting closer guys.
#Cusco #LSD #differential #Toyota #Yaris #Celica #Corolla #Matrix #C60 #6speed #forthebuild
Since I've worked at several dealerships and independent shops as a technician, I figured I can give some honest insight. As much as I dislike the constant warranty pay jobs at the dealer, they do pay fully trained techs more. Dealer techs also get bonuses from the manufacturer if they are diligent and accurate enough to fix most cars on the first visit. So I'm going to bring up a few of the most important factors that should determine
When we got the Yaris back in 2006 it was my wife’s car, she got the TRD edition with 18” wheels and other TRD bits. This was back when I didn’t care so much and let the quick lube places service it, oil changes and rotations only. It was the perfect daily, decent amount of room and 35mpg. We also drove this car across the country and quickly accumulated 100k miles. No sweat Then in 2013 I was invited
The shop across the street called my manager to complain about my parking again..They are now saying I'm blocking a driveway that they cant even use! They have it blocked by their own used car inventory. I've been making them regret it by getting them so mad over small annoyances. #Mental_Assasin
I’ve become so disgusted with dealership life I started applying to anything that will expand my expertise. Fixing cars under warranty because people can’t drive has taken its toll on my creative side, gotta get outa this shit-hole industry....
Well now the summer is in full swing, we’ve started getting our “weak a/c” complaints. About 50% of the cars that come in don’t even have an issue, but like I’ve mentioned on here several times....lack of system knowledge doesn’t mean it’s broken.
Step 1) Check the setting.
If it is 70 degrees in the morning and you are a little cold, you may turn the temp up to 75. If you have automatic climate control the doors and fan
This was last year when I took the car to ToyotaFest, cleaned the car more than I ever had. The car has changed a lot since then, and I’m itching to clean up the engine bay. I want to get a cold air intake and finally finish my Mil-spec harness.
Any other suggestions?
This was a great documentary. It follows the battle between Jorge Lorenzo, Mark Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Valentino Rossi, and Marco Simoncelli. It shows their beginnings on the mini bikes, then how they advanced up to the 125cc bikes and Moto-3 and finally MotoGP.
I can relate to the early part of their lives because I too had a mini bike. I believe it was a 50cc and I had it for maybe 2 years before it stopped running for whatever
Every morning when I leave for work I run the Forester in manual mode to warm up the oil faster. I run it at 3000rpm down my street and when I get to the freeway ramp I’m around 110-130. I accelerate normally up the ramp until I get to the freeway and then is nearly full throttle from 50-80mph. By this time I’m at maybe 150 oil temp, so my question is:
Do you think that causes any extra wear?
Here at the dealer we get a lot of complaints about manual transmissions and clutches. Most of the time it’s a noisy release bearing, but we also see a lot of reverse issues. I’ll share everything I can remember here.
Change the damn fluid You can see here that there are a ton of small passages in the transmission case, and the worst your fluid gets the more debris gets stuck where parts need to slide. Not only does it
Seriously, what the hell is wrong with people. Had a guy today bring his car in for 5 different "warranty" concerns. Then once I find out the car has been tampered with(missing parts) the manager tells him hes gonna have to pay....So the guy declines everything and we charge him the diagnostic fee....and he gets mad.
You guys may remember that I did the Swift spring upgrade on my BC coilovers about a year ago. The rates that came with the coilovers were pretty soft and probably tailored to someone that only street drives their car. So after maxing out my rear dampers, I finally ordered the Swift springs. The first thing you notice when unboxing these springs is the weight (or lack of). I didn’t compare the BC and Swift springs on a
Back in 2013 when I first started racing, I didn’t care too much about having proper tire pressures. I would just go to learn the layout and have fun. Then after about 5-6 events I wanted to start finding those tenths. Since my care was still my daily, I wasn’t ready to start changing to many alignment settings. I started with tire pressure. You would be surprised how much you can do with tire tuning, and this was