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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 03:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By serialk11r
I'm pretty sure the most expensive maintenance...

I'm pretty sure the most expensive maintenance will be fixing stone chips on the fancy carbon fiber, followed by tires :P I don't want to think about how much money those two will cost.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 03:31 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,908
Posted By serialk11r
Since we're talking M/T and not changing the...

Since we're talking M/T and not changing the clutch mechanism, that would need a second motor in the form of belted alternator starter at slightly increased cost, but that works too. The benefit of...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-21-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,908
Posted By serialk11r
The CRZ was just a cam change away from being a...

The CRZ was just a cam change away from being a much more impressive car. The strength of mild hybrid assist is that you can toss any low end torque requirement out the window. They could've boosted...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-19-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,908
Posted By serialk11r
Headers and tune is more than 10hp though, and...

Headers and tune is more than 10hp though, and the two cars are close enough these small differences matter. My FRS was very noticeably faster when tuned (I believe I had it at 0.84 lambda and I...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-19-2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,438
Posted By serialk11r
Um, human health (toxic emissions) and CO2...

Um, human health (toxic emissions) and CO2 emissions are opposing goals. If cars could run super high compression ratio lean burn with no cats and stratified injection pumping out soot and NOx like...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-17-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,098
Posted By serialk11r
Not that my opinion carries much weight, but...

Not that my opinion carries much weight, but having owned an 86 and driven an ND1, I still think the ND1 is a better car. The FA20 has trouble pulling the car from a stop, and the top end isn't...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-10-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,438
Posted By serialk11r
:laughabove: my old 1ZZ-FE MR2 Spyder burned...

:laughabove: my old 1ZZ-FE MR2 Spyder burned about that much oil. Barely passed the sniff pipe test at 13 years of age, cat was on its way out, but the rod bearings gave up before that due to oil...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-09-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,438
Posted By serialk11r
That's not correct, they run distinctly separated...

That's not correct, they run distinctly separated chambers with no fuel/air mix blowing into the exhaust from the intake.

Lubrication isn't even that much of a problem, because piston engines burn...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-08-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,438
Posted By serialk11r
I mean he put them on his own flying car, which...

I mean he put them on his own flying car, which did fly for a minute (that's a good sign LOL). On a side note, that guy doesn't have gray hair at age 84?? Is that even possible?

I read through a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-08-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,438
Posted By serialk11r
I've actually been looking into rotary engines...

I've actually been looking into rotary engines again because of this. If you have a 250lb piston engine with lots of parts that cost money to assemble and replace producing 160hp...what's the point...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-06-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,438
Posted By serialk11r
Well Audi needs to get with the program and go...

Well Audi needs to get with the program and go with electric pumps already like Toyota and BMW!

Any electric pump replacement on a Tesla is still going to be some sizeable chunk of cash, since the...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-06-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,438
Posted By serialk11r
Um, EVs have water pumps too...

Um, EVs have water pumps too...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-06-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,438
Posted By serialk11r
The thing is, many moving parts doesn't mean...

The thing is, many moving parts doesn't mean unreliable, thanks to many decades of manufacturing experience. Look at all those Toyota and Honda engines happily humming along for hundreds of thousands...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-10-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By serialk11r
I really like it, but obviously am never going to...

I really like it, but obviously am never going to own one :P Hope I get to sit in one someday, maybe even drive it (is that asking for too much?). Basically a slightly more sane and analog Valkyrie....
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 11-30-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,578
Posted By serialk11r
Wait, the S2000 is a tiny bit bigger though...

Wait, the S2000 is a tiny bit bigger though right? I think an inch more headroom would make it a lot better. I'm planning on buying one.

My MR2 Spyders were actually very roomy on the inside by...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 11-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,578
Posted By serialk11r
Thought I would put a note in here since I rented...

Thought I would put a note in here since I rented an ND on Turo.

The car is hands down better to drive than the FR-S/86/BRZ, by a long shot. The controls are extremely intuitive (I'm looking at...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-25-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,317
Posted By serialk11r
You got a 124? How are you liking the turbo? ...

You got a 124? How are you liking the turbo?

I think response and sensation is the key. Any cheap slow car can reach its limits quickly but it doesn't make it fun. If you can feel it happening and...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-24-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,317
Posted By serialk11r
I'm a "there is such a thing as too much power"...

I'm a "there is such a thing as too much power" person, but I think a McLaren 720S would be pretty fun. It looks very exotic, and you have the pleasure of knowing it's superbly engineered from the...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-13-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,157
Posted By serialk11r
So which one is "CF" and which one is "CFRP"?...

So which one is "CF" and which one is "CFRP"? They're all "CFRP" and they're all "CF". That's what the post I quoted said, "CF or CFRP".

As far as the difference between prepreg and wet, I believe...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-13-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,157
Posted By serialk11r
Same thing -_- Carbon filaments don't stick...

Same thing -_-

Carbon filaments don't stick together. That's what the epoxy matrix is for.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,418
Posted By serialk11r
Dude you understand how inductive charging works...

Dude you understand how inductive charging works right? No. F***ing. Way. It. Will. Ever. Happen.

It's like turning every single road into a maglev track expensive, and the charging speed probably...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-09-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,418
Posted By serialk11r
Next generation is not soon, because next...

Next generation is not soon, because next generation is not lithium based, or at least it's going to be drastically different from the iron phosphate or titanate we use now.

Tesla's current...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-08-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,418
Posted By serialk11r
That's not how it really works...electric motors...

That's not how it really works...electric motors are very well understood, anyone can hire a few electrical engineers to design all the stuff. Elon Musk has been making very good moves, first using...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,519
Posted By serialk11r
So...has anyone noticed the ZX-25R? If they...

So...has anyone noticed the ZX-25R?

If they bring that to the US and it has 19000rpm, I think I might need to get a motorcycle license and buy one...

With the advantages of modern combustion...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-04-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By serialk11r
I would think this has to depend on the...

I would think this has to depend on the car...specifically oil capacity, since that determines how much fuel dilution the oil can take. I would imagine European cars with 10+ quart sumps wouldn't...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-02-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,715
Posted By serialk11r
I don't like convertibles as well because I don't...

I don't like convertibles as well because I don't care for the top down experience and would be totally okay with a normal roof...but if you look around on what other new (low power) "driver's cars"...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-28-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,715
Posted By serialk11r
My guess is impending economic downturn... ...

My guess is impending economic downturn...

S2k prices have shot through the roof in the last few years. Earlier this year it was really hard to get a 100k mile car for under 13k, which is kind of...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-27-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,715
Posted By serialk11r
I'm willing to give the ND a try when it comes...

I'm willing to give the ND a try when it comes down a bit in price. The engine needs to apart so I can make it spin faster :) I think the ND is a beautiful, well designed car, needs a little work...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-27-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,715
Posted By serialk11r
Just saying, it's now extremely difficult to get...

Just saying, it's now extremely difficult to get a 2ZZ swapped MR2 Spyder past smog inspection in California. You need a lot of work to get a BAR sticker since they're more strict about it, and smog...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 10-27-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,424
Posted By serialk11r
Cylinder deactivation depends on implementation....

Cylinder deactivation depends on implementation. Since there's one cat per bank, it's maybe possible to only shut the fuel injectors off and change the valve timing for one bank to increase valve...
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