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    Car projects while at home?

    I'm not yet under official quarantine, but since that may be imminent, I'm planning to take all the extra free time and spend it on my Rx7. I already have all my university classes moved to an online format, which saves 15+ hours / week before drive time. If work is suspended (retail), the only...
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    Is BITOG syndrome relevant to short term owners?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JeffKeryk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I just believe in taking care of my stuff. I make my bed every day. It's about basic respect. Respect for stuff. Respect for myself.</div></div> While the technical answer to...
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    Wheel locks really work?

    In my opinion, wheel locks are not a preventative against theft, they are an irritant towards potential thieves. It's the same reasoning behind a steering wheel lock, or a fuel cutoff switch. It isn't going to stop someone who is determined to take YOUR car in particular, but it is going to be...
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    Microsoft Windows question

    This can be done, but it requires software that unlocks hidden options in Windows 10 <a href=""...
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    Are Engine Splash Guards Really Needed?

    I would say that they are really needed. I ran without the small panel on my Celica that covered the bottom of the oil pan area (for the same reason you mentioned, it made oil changes quicker). After two changes, I noticed rust forming on my oil pan bolts and that everything under there had...
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    AC Compressor Questions

    Actually, one more question I've thought of. If my only concern with the new Sandens I have found is that the fittings are incorrect, could they be swapped from my existing compressor? The fitting itself looks cast into the rear part, but that is removable with a few bolts (unless there's more...
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    AC Compressor Questions

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Chris142</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> That compressor has an oil sump. Most of the oil stays inside the compressor. There is a bolt on the side of it that allows you to drain and fill it. DO NOT put a rebuilt...
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    AC Compressor Questions

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Chris142</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What brand is the compressor? Some have a sump like an engine. Others are only lubed by the oil thats mixed with the refrigerant. The old style hoses are not a good choice for the...
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    AC Compressor Questions

    Hi all. A few years ago I was driving through a suburb in my Rx7 with the AC on. I rarely used it, but the car did have (to my knowledge) the original air conditioning system from 1986. Regardless, I was driving along and there was a loud hiss noise and my entire windshield and sides of the car...
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    Can you run 100% water in a radiator?

    You can, but in almost all cases you shouldn't. Why do you want to run straight water?
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    Hyundai engine failures getting news again

    While the article is slightly ambiguous about whether he only changed the oil every 20 000 km, or just that his receipts only verify every 20 000 km and he had it changed more frequently, something is weird here. "After getting the recall notice, Lingard submitted his receipts to Hyundai...
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    Best Battery

    Like he says in the video, it's mostly for entertainment and not for hard results. For what it's worth, I've had excellent results (and so far, longevity) from the Walmart brand batteries. Purely anecdotal.
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    Help Me Choose A Welder For This Project

    Quickest welding option for this application is flux-core MIG. If you're going to actually get into welding, I'd suggest getting a MIG welder that has the fittings for gas. You won't need it for this project, but you'll want it in the future. I grabbed the cheapest one available near me...
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    Best product to seal floor pan patches

    I just grabbed interior/exterior urethane adhesive from the hardware store. Quick, cheap, effective. Then rubberized undercoating on the bottom side.
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    M1 0W40 in a 1ZZ-FE (Celica GT)

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by geeman789</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Pennzoil Euro L 5w30, which is also a thicker 5W30, similar to M1 HM 5w30, is at 14500 cP , but at a slightly lower -35*c. It will exceed 60 000 cP , the max limit, at -40*c ...
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    M1 0W40 in a 1ZZ-FE (Celica GT)

    I appreciate the feedback, everyone <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15" /> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by geeman789</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> ... The M1 5w30 HM is a thick 30 grade, and the M1...
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    M1 0W40 in a 1ZZ-FE (Celica GT)

    I'm nearing the next oil change for my 2004 Celica GT (1ZZ-FE, 270 000km), and I'm wondering if I should change from the M1 5W30 High-Mileage that I've been using to M1 0W40. I'm thinking that since we're heading into the colder part of the Canadian winter, and I'll be seeing -30 to -35...
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    Anyone still using 20w50?

    I use it in my Rx-7, which is specced for 5W30 through 20W50 The engine design makes it so that oil is about 1/3 of the cooling, and the lack of valvetrain means that cold start wear is only on the eccentric shaft / rotor bearings. There is also an oil thermostat which prevents oil flow until...
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    Perfect Albums.

    David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
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    Is this an accurate test on motor oil

    Channels like Project Farm have some interesting and entertaining content, but the subject is so complex that it's impossible to really test for different scenarios adequately at home. It's worth noting that Project Farm is quite open about the fact his testing isn't laboratory quality, and to...