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NSMB Automotive Thread ( Q&A, Car Porn, etc)

Dec. 27, 2020, 9:05 a.m.
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If anyone has Windows7 SP3, I could fix my MSD Dashhawk with that and we could scan all day.

Dec. 27, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro
I looked around the coolant system to see a spraying leak but unable to locate one. 

The electrically driven rad fans haven’t turned on while it was idling in my driveway. 

The heater while on full and hot and with A/C on and off is only blowing cool air. 

I did miss the spraying leak though. That could cause some white smoke to be burned off while driving. But nothing at idle you say? Check some hose clamps around where you think the leak is would be my first place to look. And your rad hoses are 17 years old. Probably time to change a few anyways.

Dec. 27, 2020, 3:58 p.m.
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It was $17 for the Thermostat and gasket. 2 10mm bolts for the housing. Plus a jug of coolant. 

The rad fans are cycling on and off now  

In cabin air is still blowing cold. 

Return hose to top of rad is getting hot now. Inlet hose is cool. 

There’s definitely a bunch of air in the cooling system now. 

As I’m typing this out the inlet coolant hose is still cool. Return hose is warm. Cabin is warming up  

Idling at 1/3 temp gauge. 

Thanks for not forcing myself to join a Honda Civic forum all who helped. 

Too bad Adam West wasn’t able to see the bat signal. Lol

I definitely inhaled much vaporized coolant over the past few days so +1 for that.

Dec. 27, 2020, 4:43 p.m.
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You'll have to leave the vehicle using with the radiator cap off in other to get the air out.

Dec. 28, 2020, 11:26 p.m.
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Posted by: switch

You'll have to leave the vehicle using with the radiator cap off in other to get the air out.

Lol no idea what you’re trying to say. but yeah I removed cap on rad and resi and slowly added coolant as the levels would drop as the air was bled out.

Dec. 29, 2020, 8:37 a.m.
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I have noticed some newer vehicles do not have a radiator cap, just a reservoir cap where you can add coolant.

Feb. 5, 2021, 5:26 p.m.
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New Frontier was unveiled yesterday - looks pretty awesome (and also similar to a Tacoma)!

Feb. 5, 2021, 8:08 p.m.
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Posted by: Bull_Dozer

New Frontier was unveiled yesterday - looks pretty awesome (and also similar to a Tacoma)!

Liking it. Still lots of life in my 2010 Pro-4x tho.

March 6, 2021, 8:10 a.m.
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What do you guys think about the fact that many european manufacturers, are even turning their sports cars into hybrid versions?! I mean, take a look at the 2021 c class 63 amg, it will be having a 2.0 l petrol engine, and the electric engine. Honestly, I do not really like this kind of things. I do not say that hybrid or electric cars are bad, but I just want these "sports cars" to be "alive" to have a heart. I have just bought a 2014 c-class 63 amg, from manheim Atlanta. I just cannot wait for the guys from guardianautotransport.com to deliver it. Their services are really great. That is what I want from a car, sounds, emotions and extreme feelings!


 Last edited by: NBates on March 9, 2021, 3:21 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
March 6, 2021, 9:58 a.m.
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It’s the future man. Less rumbly  engine satisfaction but the acceleration of electric motors is pretty addictive and the low COG of the big battery packs is fucking awesome.

March 7, 2021, 3:26 p.m.
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Posted by: NBates

What do you guys think about the fact that many European manufacturers, are even turning their sports cars into hybrid versions?! I mean, take a look at the 2021 c class 63 amg, it will be having a 2.0 l petrol engine, and the electric engine. Honestly, I do not really like this kind of things.

I wasnt a fan of the idea initially either but I think there's could be more concern about remote access to ecu/car controls. But thats semi tinfoilish. I think by now the track cars and hyper cars have got the tech sorted out. If that was your concern?

March 7, 2021, 3:31 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

It’s the future man. Less rumbly engine satisfaction but the acceleration of electric motors is pretty addictive and the low COG of the big battery packs is fucking awesome.

I was watching a short vid of the Tesla and Ludicrous+ option. Less rumbly and acceleration? Perhaps understated.

Skip to 2:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL7qvKQeAjw

March 7, 2021, 6:12 p.m.
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Ya I drive a 90D regularly and I overall it’s a super boring vehicle but the snap of instant torque is fucking awesome and the COG on these things is crazy low.


 Last edited by: tashi on March 7, 2021, 6:13 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
July 30, 2021, 11:04 p.m.
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This is relatively awesome. Tesla swap into an older Euro coupe, fabrication, 3d printing, electrical.

Tesla E30 build so far


 Last edited by: aShogunNamedMarcus on July 30, 2021, 11:07 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
July 31, 2021, 9:07 a.m.
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I still remember a drive in a friends Fiero that had a 5.0 Mustang engine swap.  Might even have been turbo.    

That Tesla launch reactions were nothing to the 5.0 Fiero.

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