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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Today, 02:12 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,689
Posted By rice_classic
Another car that will roll into Toyota service...

Another car that will roll into Toyota service bays where the engine is from another manufacturer and techs have it figure everything out. And because it's a BMW engine - they will probably be in...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting Today, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By rice_classic
The Cage

Local cage builder that's been around for decades - took great care. The bars are nice and tight to body and base plates are terrific.

He pushed me to remove the door metal and glass so the...
Forum: Northwest Yesterday, 12:46 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 294,221
Posted By rice_classic
Seats (front and rear), stereo, head liner,...

Seats (front and rear), stereo, head liner, airbags, OEM wheel, speakers etc..


Up for grabs make offer, no shipping - Transactions below $50 cost me more in time vs throwing it away so that's...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting Yesterday, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By rice_classic
SCCA T4 Build thread

After 15 years of w2w racing I learned something about myself... I like racing more than wrenching so it's time to build a car for a class that doesn't require metric tones of cash and time to play...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB Yesterday, 12:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,180
Posted By rice_classic
I called the Toyota dealer in Tacoma. Service...

I called the Toyota dealer in Tacoma. Service writer was knowledgeable, even knew the book time for both manual and automatic. Said it would only take 2 days to complete, scheduled for the 28th.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-14-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By rice_classic
Possibly (likely) culprit is a faulty voltage...

Possibly (likely) culprit is a faulty voltage regulator. A fellow racer had his battery spew it's guts all over his engine bay twice until we finally put a volt meter on the terminals and revved the...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 01-04-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By rice_classic
A (thick-ish) Full synthetic mixed with another...

A (thick-ish) Full synthetic mixed with another GL5 oil for the transmission?



Not a combo I'd ever run. No hypoid gears on the tranny and EP additives keep the synchros from doing their job...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 12-23-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 63,478
Posted By rice_classic
It should not be. Permanent contact would ensure...

It should not be. Permanent contact would ensure premature failure.



As illustrated in the video (and experienced by myself) the spring removal introduces ~1mm of play in the pedal. That...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 12-21-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,392
Posted By rice_classic
Put me on the list. Doing the pedal dance on...

Put me on the list. Doing the pedal dance on pre-grid at the 1 minute warning isn't the solution I'm looking for.
Forum: Northwest 12-19-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,530
Posted By rice_classic
I appreciate your willingness to be flexible. ...

I appreciate your willingness to be flexible. Email, website, Skype, iMessage, yahoo groups, or even this thread... I'm pretty open to whatever isn't Facebook.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-07-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By rice_classic
Put me on the list of people who the "Bumper to...

Put me on the list of people who the "Bumper to Bumper" warranty was a lie. It doesn't cover "wear items". The dealers consider the TOB a wear item. At 52k mine failed and the Toyota dealer(s)...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-02-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By rice_classic
It looks like with only minutes left in the race,...

It looks like with only minutes left in the race, the Toyota 86 is DFL in class.

https://racehero.io/events/nasa-norcal-25-hrs-of-thunderhill-2018#show5
I wonder what happened that explains the...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 12-02-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By rice_classic
Don't listen to Mr.AC - he's WAY out of bounds on...

Don't listen to Mr.AC - he's WAY out of bounds on this one - and he's being a ****. Don't listen to ****s.

I raced competitively on used R-comps from 2004-2011 and in 2011 I ran half the season...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-28-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By rice_classic
I was looking at the bottom of the car it looks...

I was looking at the bottom of the car it looks like the suspension wouldn't be in the way (thank you Macpherson) and the subframe for sway bar and other subframe look crazy easy to remove.
...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-28-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By rice_classic
A lot of cars have well segmented oil and coolant...

A lot of cars have well segmented oil and coolant passages to where a blown gasket doesn't cause the intermingling of oil/coolant.



When combustion gasses are entering your coolant system you...
Forum: Northwest 11-27-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By rice_classic
It occurred to me that this probably wasn't the...

It occurred to me that this probably wasn't the appropriate place for a for-sale thread. Apologies in advance.



For inquiries, please don't bump. Just PM me and I'll respond, that way this...
Forum: Northwest 11-26-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By rice_classic
Parting out some of my 2013 FRS - Spanaway WA

I'm going to start stripping out the interior of my car and other various items as I start preparing it to be caged.

Items that will be for sale are:

Front and rear seats
Carpet,...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-26-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 153,217
Posted By rice_classic
On of this things I hated most about racing a...

On of this things I hated most about racing a Honda was that there was only 1 questions any ever asked: "What engine is in it?"

I'm wondering if the 86 is going down that same road where the only...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-26-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,843
Views: 771,297
Posted By rice_classic
I suspect you're right, that 2nd gear with a...

I suspect you're right, that 2nd gear with a shift is faster. Run something like an AIM Solo and let the data confirm or deny what exactly IS faster.

I used to instruct out there and have the...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-25-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By rice_classic
Like I said, I can't understand it for you. ...

Like I said, I can't understand it for you.

If you're going to suggest that a 200tw street tire is going to out-perform a Hoosier H20, especially in the heavy rain, then the burden of proof is...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 11-25-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 63,478
Posted By rice_classic
This is only changing the feel at the pedal. ...

This is only changing the feel at the pedal. Everything happening after that is the same. No change in shifting.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-24-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By rice_classic
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand...

I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

The fact of the matter is that you were "doing it better" than he was. If you came in during that session and swapped to new H20s you...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-23-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By rice_classic
Hyperbole to make a point, but the point still...

Hyperbole to make a point, but the point still stands.

To your and Totemo's point - Hoosier's tend to age as well as cottage cheese.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-23-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By rice_classic
I hope that response didn't rain on anyone's...

I hope that response didn't rain on anyone's parade. :lol:
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-23-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By rice_classic
Dan, I'm confident that driver was simply...

Dan,

I'm confident that driver was simply not comfortable in the conditions. A Hoosier H20 in the rain would feel almost like a RE71R in the dry.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-21-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 55,382
Posted By rice_classic
That's how I would do it.

That's how I would do it.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-21-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,883
Posted By rice_classic
Team Lava is the best Lava!

Team Lava is the best Lava!
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-21-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,956
Posted By rice_classic
I think the wannabe youtube stars have done this...

I think the wannabe youtube stars have done this car a disservice. It's like it became fashionable to hate on it... then all those other sack riders of these YT clowns who haven't driven the car...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-21-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 55,382
Posted By rice_classic
https://techinfo.toyota.com/techInfoPortal/staticc...

https://techinfo.toyota.com/techInfoPortal/staticcontent/en/techinfo/html/prelogin/docs/cp/j12tofaq.pdf

So looks like the notices will come out late December. :(

Has anyone ever had one...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 11-21-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 63,478
Posted By rice_classic
I just did this a couple days ago and it got me...

I just did this a couple days ago and it got me thinking.

At 50k miles my TOB failed and I had to replace it. I noticed the TOB fork does not have a spring return (like a Honda transmission does...
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