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    Ford F250 Grinding sound when starting

    Thanks for the replys Herb, Wizzer. It was the starter just never heard/felt anything like that before from a starter in any of my vehicles.
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    Ford F250 Grinding sound when starting

    Hey guys, I know it has been a bit since the last time I was on but have a question that I need an answer to pronto. My daily is down for a major repair and was using my backup until earlier today. Went to start it and starter/solenoid stayed engaged even after returning the key to "ON"...
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    Suburban Unleaded to Diesel Swap

    Hey everyone, I'm back again. Sorry for the long break. Been going through a divorce and setting a lawsuit from my ex-inlaws, yippee right. Not sure if this is where this should go but since it concerns a Chevy figured this was the best stop. Feel free to move it as needed. OK, so i have a 97...
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    Car sales websites

    we have Craigslist here in the states, great place to search as it is free to post but have to be careful and know what you are looking at. Second for me is Autotrader then Cardomain. Quite a few people put up full sets of pics on the mods they do so you can see if they did it right or not.
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    Miles on a tank

    I get between 300 and 350 US miles but that is with a 30Gal tank. Usually only fill up if going on a trip other than that put in just enough to get the work done for the week.
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    Time alone in a car

    He will have 100% solitude alright. Solitary confinement on the couch. LOL
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    95 G30 5.7L Stalls after 30 to 45 mins

    Hey all. I have a 1995 G30 van that has been used as a utility vehicle for the better part of its life. I just recently did a partial tune-up do to this issue and was hoping you all could potentially point me to one of a group of parts that I think might be causing the issue. Issue: After 30 to...
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    Radio Swap Help Needed

    No problem. I do a ton of radios and always seems like they find new ways to make it hard to install an aftermarket stereo. Just be glad you don't have a Mazda3 as you would have lost a ton of your gauges/info unless you buy an aftermarket adapter for them.
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    Radio Swap Help Needed

    Pop off plastic dash piece using a flat head screw driver. (Look on bottom for slots and carefully pry off. You should be able to just set this piece on the dash and leave all wires connected) Once done, you should see 4 screws holding factory stereo in. Remove. Carefully remove factory stereo...
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    Ever had anything growing in your car?

    used to have a chia-pet attached to the center console in my datsun.
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    Vinyl stickers on a classic Jaguar Sovereign

    First Off, we need to get that guy to a shrink fast and second, somebody please just crush that car and put it out of its misery.
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    Badge and dirt...

    Agree with above. We have stuff here called goo-gone/gunkoff that works well but not sure if you can get it in the UK. You will need quite a bit of elbow grease in the wash to make sure that you get everything off prior to waxing. Also double/triple inspect as getting dirt off once you wax is a...
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    stereo

    Answered this in ICE forum. Please try not to spam the forums. Reply to the original or only post in one spot. The mods here are pretty good at making sure they get put in the correct forum if you are unsure. Most of us just log on and click "New Posts" anyhow so we will see it.
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    stereo

    Most factory stereo units come with just enough hookups for the speakers/outputs that are installed at the factory. If you already have subs/amps then you will be fine, otherwise you will be needing a new one but you can get a decent entry level system for pretty cheap nowadays.
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    sub

    I would suggest putting matting down and ensuring it was completely sealed and then it might sound decent. Bass tubes would be a better way to go if you are thinking space (as your other post suggests) Put one on either side and you can put all your shopping/gear in between. Just make sure they...
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    built non turbo 95 eclipse with 150 shot of nos

    Remapping is done with either a piggyback system (hooks up and intercepts and sends modified sensor readings to ECU to get tuning you want) or and aftermarket ECU that is programmed specific for your car. (Normally done by professional tuners with the car on the Dyno) Some piggyback systems...
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    Restoring older cars lost power

    Aside from a full rebuild/overhaul, there isn't much we can do. Sure proper maintenance will make the losses less severe but cars/parts now are designed to break after certain periods no matter how well they are cared for.
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    Push button start

    Just pull them all out and hook it up to the two that spark and start the car when touched together lol. But seriously, need a wiring diagram or pull apart your column and trace the wires from the ignition.
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    Looking to Tune my Nissan 300zx

    cold air would be best as I highly doubt you will be traveling at high enough speeds most of the time to make the ram one useful. If you don't often have rain/water issues then you can mount a cold air intake in the lower portion of the bumper pretty easy. If you do then I would suggest a box...
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    Looking to Tune my Nissan 300zx

    On the 300zx the system could be switched off on most of the years. But without it you have one less thing to worry about fudging up (and i do mean fudging) when doing your brakes/suspension.
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    Looking to Tune my Nissan 300zx

    Here is the link http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2056686/1995-nissan-300zx And before you ask, Yes that is the owner in the pics. Great gal and great car. Easiest way to see is if you have a switch in the center console, near the shifter, that says on/off. If you do drive around a bit in an...
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    Looking to Tune my Nissan 300zx

    It used to be that the brands had major differences but lately it is mostly a name thing. You will still get your brandists though. I would recommend a nice throaty exhaust instead of a ricer one though, at least if you want to stay cool with the Z community. I have a link that shows a z almost...
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    Looking to Tune my Nissan 300zx

    In an NA 300zx you should be getting around 222hp and 198 ft lbs. Here is a list of common mods for them and about what they would cost to give you an idea of where you want to go. Also before adding too much, you might want to do a brake upgrade, going fast is great but if you can't stop...
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    Waynne's new car

    something tells me wayne makes to much from his advertisers lol
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    What is the best looking ford?

    Any that look like this one :P
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    BMW E36 with VTEC!

    Not my cup of tea as I don't like Hondas, but a nice job was done in getting the engine in there and looking nice so I do give credit for that.
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    Bad start to a day.

    I would hate to be that guy if he is married. You know his insurance just went sky high if it wasn't already. I mean hitting 1 parked car is bad enough but 3 that takes talent. Hope the other owners have under-insured coverage.
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    Self driving cars - the future

    Personally I think most of the aids out there protect other drivers from the idiots. Like the auto braking systems and auto parking ones. Keeps me from getting bumped into most of the time because some dummy doesn't know how to judge the distance.
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    Self driving cars - the future

    He won due to his lawyer using the argument that the instruction manual didn't state that you couldn't set it then leave the seat on a straight stretch of road. But back on topic. I wouldn't mind testing it out as long as I could override it as said before. Most likely would start on closed...
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    Self driving cars - the future

    The biggest issue for me would be the cost of setting up all the sensors for the car to know what lane it is in and even if it is on a road. If they can do that, then also have to wonder about the seldom used roads (unpaved sorts) and how they would let the driver know that he needs to go back...
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    One Moron Ruining Things For The Rest Of Us...

    They tried auctions here in the states. Most of the time the original owner would just have a buddy buy it back at auction then transfer it back. Better to just crush them and keep trash off the streets for a few extra days.
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    Your first car mod

    Used to be able to. Now it is a minimal of 16 but no passengers for 1 year. Can still get an agricultural license at 14 but that only allows you do drive tractors and farm equipment to and from the fields.
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    Intuitive-ness

    Changed a tire on my truck once by driving the opposite tire onto a large flat rock. Although I got yelled at by my dad for scratching the brush guard. (jack fell out after hitting a bump while out 4x4ing)
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    Your first car mod

    You all started late :) Mine was at 14. Building it up for getting my license at 15(daytime only no passengers except parents)
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    Perfomance brake drums???

    Well you could use it for a grocery getter just bring it home empty. lol
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    Your first car mod

    Brakes(entire system) and suspension(complete) on a 1978 Datsun 200SX. I like to be able to handle and stop before I go for power.
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    Leak in brake system??

    Check your rims and see if you are getting a pool of fluid anywhere. One of your calipers might have gotten a hole or if nothing else will help you localize the problem. Master cylinder might have gone as well. Double check that you tightened all you bleed nozzles as well. First break job I ever...
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    Perfomance brake drums???

    A dealership here in town has a nice 99 Chevy Suburban with a 5.7L VTEC V8 engine. All leather interior and 4 wheel drive. Also has 2 drop down dvd players installed already so saves me some money there.
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    Whats the stupidest thing you've ever done?

    I can honestly say that I have never done anything stupid while intoxicated. Of course drinking shine, I'm lucky I was even coherent let alone mobile.
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