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

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

26. July 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. July 2008, 14:53:47
Bwild 
Subject: 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. July 2008, 02:00:27
srnity 
Subject: 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. November 2007, 18:53:25
Darles Chickens 
Subject: Re:
Tuesday: that happens a lot in cars like Trabant or Lada...:^)

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

18. April 2007, 04:04:13
tazman7474 
Subject: 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. February 2007, 03:16:46
tazman7474 
Subject: Re:
Stevie: well, most of the time anyways:)

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

23. February 2007, 03:14:17
tazman7474 
Subject: 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. February 2007, 03:10:48
Stevie 
Subject: 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. February 2007, 03:06:43
tazman7474 
Subject: Re:
Stevie: Yeah, we call people like that "organ donars"

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

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

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

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

21. February 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. February 2007, 20:59:54
nobleheart 
Subject: enough with winter allready

14. February 2007, 19:56:12
Bwild 
Subject: 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. February 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. November 2006, 13:32:53
Adaptable Ali 

7. October 2006, 17:05:41
monday 
Subject: 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. October 2006, 17:02:00
tazman7474 
Subject: Re:
Tuesday: I thought you were kidding about the wheel! I hope you weren't going too fast when it happened.

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

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

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

7. October 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. July 2006, 03:04:25
Stevie 
Subject: 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. July 2006, 03:51:28
plaintiger 
Subject: no-compromises electric sports car
Modified by plaintiger (13. July 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. June 2006, 01:34:26
Stevie 
I like the 2nd one :o)

27. June 2006, 17:19:37
nobleheart 
Subject: nice paint jobs

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

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

27. June 2006, 12:57:56
Stevie 
Subject: 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. June 2006, 12:56:21
Backoff 
Subject: 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. June 2006, 12:45:59
Stevie 
Subject: 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. June 2006, 12:40:02
Backoff 

27. June 2006, 12:00:58
Stevie 
Subject: 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. June 2006, 11:58:03
tazman7474 
Subject: Re:
Stevie: just watch that the internals don't become externals!

27. June 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. May 2006, 18:52:28
Stevie 
Subject: 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. May 2006, 09:20:26
Backoff 
Subject: Re:
Stevie: With a greddy e-manage unit or a camcom, you can remap your fuel settings on the fly with your laptop.

1. May 2006, 04:21:46
Bwild 
Subject: 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. April 2006, 19:50:13
tazman7474 
Subject: Re:
Stevie: i'll stick with my carburater! lol

30. April 2006, 19:38:49
Stevie 
Subject: 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. April 2006, 19:35:02
tazman7474 
Subject: 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. April 2006, 19:30:37
Stevie 
Subject: 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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