What Cars do you have?

Discussion in 'Other Off-Topic Chat' started by XLR8TR, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. der wüstenfuchs

    der wüstenfuchs Member

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    Yeah it fixed the leak. One of the O rings was pretty well wore out in that filter which is where it started leaking. I also tried the fuel additive with no luck.
     
  2. mikezila

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    one of the problems with old filters is they blowout, then it might as well not be there. you probably had some rust flakes slip by. next time, change the filter, and everything else downstream after the fuel additive on repeated tanks...if you're real bored, drain and drop the tank too. just don't look in there with a match.
     
  3. stretch351c

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    It's entirely possible that the inside of the tank is corroded, allowing rust to be suspended in the gas. It clogs the sock over the pick up tube. Had the same problem with an old 76 F250. Changed tanks and it went away. I agree looking into a tank with a match or a Bic lighter is not a good idea. LOL.
     
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    I ride a beaver.

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    Yes but how often does it let you ride it :p
     
  6. Unifier

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    As often as I require. It's fueled by roofies. :D
     
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    wyly Well-Known Member

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    yup, I've two toyotas and there not going anywhere unless it's for another toyota, incredible reliability and quality...
     
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    When I was a little boy I used to force my mother to buy me a Matchbox car every week whenever we went to the market - there was a stall there selling them - so that I eventually ended up with a big orange bucket literally full to the brim with them.

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    I eventually got rid of them but, even though I'm nearly 32, I couldn't resist buying another one not too long ago when I discovered they were selling them at the local supermarket.

    They are the only cars I've ever owned. I can't even drive.
     
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    My car died. I'm in the market for a 07 Corolla or 07 Scion Tc.
     
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    my 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4dr FWD. on demand. also has full time traction control. came with electronic engine start and butt warmers. 4 banger
     
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    I drive a 2002 Ford Thunderbird, and also have a 1971 Ford F-100, and a 2013 Ford Focus. If it ain't a Ford, I ain't drivin' it.
     
  12. Nevdka

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    I just bought a 2006 Civic Coupe with 149,000 on it for a good price. My mechanic checked it out and said the engine looked great. So hopefully I'll get to 200,000 before it dies. I really like the look of it.
     
  13. sec

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    change the timing belt unless like the Accords, that uses a chain, change the oil every 5k miles, run 89 octane, grease the fittings
     
  14. Nevdka

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    I thought '06 civics had a timing chain too? I need to take it to my mechanic then and have that done if not. Thanks!
     
  15. sec

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    I don't know about the Civics. There was a time when Nissan and Toyota used chains and Honda the belt and although I wanted an Accord at the time I purchased a Camry. I was not living in a place where working on cars was easy and I don't take kindly to a $600 "routine maintenance item".

    Now, I restore cars as a hobby and tearing them down is not a big deal but I still don't take kindly to going off-line for a few hours for routine maintenance like a timing belt
     
  16. Shangrila

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    I have been driving a Caddy CTS for many years now, never had any problems, not a one. However, I am in the mood for change and have three cars in mind.
    Camaro, just for the fun of it
    Cadillac SRX, for comfort and roominess
    Spark or Sonic, just to hop around town.
    We have other vehicles that can fill the void if must be.
     
  17. sec

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    if you can drive a manual transmission then take a new V6 Mustang (seriously) for a test drive. You'd be surprised how quick they are once you get past 3k RPM's and they get good mileage. If you try the five-oh then you'll be hooked on it but the new sixers are quite spirited and priced right. I'm not a fan of the 5th gen Maros as I feel like I'm sitting in a hole looking out little slits for windows.

    I have a 4th and 3rd gen restored Camaros and the 4th gen is modified in suspension and power and handles and goes like a dream
     
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    Not a fan of either Ford or Chrysler. Both have a tendency to brake down too often.
    My husband has a long love affair with his Chevy Silverado, has over 150 K without problems, although he seems to be having issues with his Corvette ( the getting in and out, not that he would ever admit it).
     
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    Shiva_TD Progressive Libertarian Past Donor

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    Glad this only addresses current vehicles because listing past vehicles would be a long list for me. I will list both four-wheel and two-wheel vehicles I currently own though.

    Four-wheels by year.
    1928 Oldmobile F28 Deluxe Landau Sedan
    1979 ChevyVan (stub van with no side windows that I refer to as my Hot Rod van)
    1984 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (German gray market import) sports car.
    1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SE (German gray market import) 4-door sedan
    2012 Fiat 500 (first car I ever purchased new in my life and it's a great car)

    Two Wheels by year
    1964 Motobecane Mobylette moped
    1976 Harley-Davidson SS250 (2-stroke - street version of the Harley that won the 250cc World Road Racing Championship in 1976)
    1976 Triumph Bonneville
    2007 50th Anniversary Harley-Davidson Sportster (#1734 of 2000 produced)

    As people might surmise I definitely need more garage space. LOL

    Anyone interested in purchasing any of these is invited to contact me. Everything is for sale for the right price. I'm car and motorcycle rich and cash poor when it comes to vehicles. I definitely have more than I should have. The problem is that I'd only buy a 1970-71 GTO Judge if I sold enough of what I have to pay for it so I really am nuts. LOL
     
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    that model has a chain. the belts were in the old interference type engines. I had 2 Honda's with belts. which had to changed every 60,000 mi. it was an expensive pain. im glad their gone
     
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    wasn't that a nice way of saying pistons striking valves
     
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    a better way of saying toasted engine
     
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    Yea, I waited for them to come out and that's what they were...so I got a candy red GT 5 speed. I love it....
     
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    the 4.6 and five ohs benefit from an axle back change. There are many options and it adds the growl which is missing. Then, louvers on the 1/4 windows is an easy mod and dresses the car up so much.

    My only complaint about mine is the headrests. My Accord and even the 4th gen Maro are more comfortable. Heck, none of my vehicles are as comfortable as the Accord. Honda just does it right.

    Not to get all political (on a political forum) but I was giddy when the Challenger came out. The C7's look killer as well but I will never buy another Chrysler or GM product due to the taxpayers bailing out of the unions at those places. I have a bead on a non turbo Supra but right now the guy is asking way too much for a normally aspirated Supra.
     
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    the five oh's are crazy. The heading says "stock" but clearly he has drag radials and aftermarket exhaust and probably a tune. Basic stuff but not exactly stock

    not too shabby given what they cost to be able to drive around all day with the A/C running, getting in the 20's for mileage, then run low 12's at the track

    toss in some racing fuel and change the tune and she's a high 11 car. Again, not bad for the price. Wait until they trim some weight which Ford says they will be doing

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