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Forum: Engine Swaps Today, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By mav1178
because every company wants their stuff to be...

because every company wants their stuff to be proprietary, and/or not easily copied.

if everything talked to each other so easily, either 1) everyone is running the same piece of code (and someone...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By mav1178
it's a common bolt. one end threads into the...

it's a common bolt. one end threads into the flange on one side and the other side is held via a nut.

Nissan has had this for their catalytic converters for the last 30+ years.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By mav1178
The problem is catalytic converters need a...

The problem is catalytic converters need a minimum temperature to function.

Without testing your theory with thermal probes and datalogging the results, it's impossible for any of us to armchair...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-17-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 9,908
Posted By mav1178
Using your analogy, your comprehension of how...

Using your analogy, your comprehension of how brakes work must be at preschool level.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-31-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By mav1178
Put your stock front pipe back on or put on a...

Put your stock front pipe back on or put on a more quiet catback.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-26-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By mav1178
I've noticed that about once a week, this genius...

I've noticed that about once a week, this genius posts something that is cringe-worthy.

I wish forums had functions like Facebook, where you can block a user and stop seeing their posts forever...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-18-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,128
Posted By mav1178
It's called "a better driver"

It's called "a better driver"
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-17-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By mav1178
based on 15+ years of experience going up to the...

based on 15+ years of experience going up to the Sierras for snowboarding/hiking in the winter, I can tell you that chains are needed in the car if you are going to areas that have the R1 restriction...
Forum: Southern California 10-10-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,799
Posted By mav1178
It's not that simple, but I will say importers...

It's not that simple, but I will say importers that buy from Japan directly (in JPY) are more exposed to a recession than others that buy via USD.

When a recession hits, the JPY spikes in value...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 10-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By mav1178
at the end of the day, you pay extra for better...

at the end of the day, you pay extra for better supply chain management.

back in 2010 Newegg sold a large batch of Intel CPUs that were fake. Fake how so? blank instruction booklets, tin foil, a...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-10-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By mav1178
1) most dealers do a quick machine wash before...

1) most dealers do a quick machine wash before returning the car to you, so if the car sat around for more than 15 minutes after a wash the rust would be normal. that's what my brakes look like if I...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-08-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By mav1178
I know, but if I was in OP's shoes I'd do a UOA...

I know, but if I was in OP's shoes I'd do a UOA and then figure out next steps.

Without some type of analysis OP's word is as good as Subaru's. Plus, if this was truly a concern I'd stop driving...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-08-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By mav1178
The problem is 'glitter looking'. When I ran...

The problem is 'glitter looking'.

When I ran ENEOS oil on my BRZ, the oils always looked like it had glitter in it.

OP is speculating at this point without any actual proof, so either his...
Forum: Southern California 10-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,799
Posted By mav1178
FWIW: when I was in japan in 2005, I found a...

FWIW:

when I was in japan in 2005, I found a new (but open box) Nismo Super Coppermix clutch kit for RB25DET.

Bought it at Up Garage for $650 (after exchange rate). Sold it for $1650 and more...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-08-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By mav1178
The only way to know is to have your oil sample...

The only way to know is to have your oil sample tested.

Anything else is just speculation and of zero use to you.
Forum: Southern California 10-08-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,799
Posted By mav1178
Every car enthusiast US military personnel that...

Every car enthusiast US military personnel that has been stationed in Japan for the last 20+ years has been selling these parts on Ebay and shipping stuff back from Japan for cheap.

I am well...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-06-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By mav1178
Christ, here we go again...

Christ, here we go again...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-27-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 24,769
Posted By mav1178
Toyota's been the largest shareholder of Subaru...

Toyota's been the largest shareholder of Subaru for a while now.

https://www.subaru.co.jp/en/ir/stock/quote.html

I'm speculating that this announcement is a step towards Toyota acquiring more...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 09-26-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By mav1178
what if I told you that the "Tomei" exhaust and...

what if I told you that the "Tomei" exhaust and this FactionFab exhaust is probably built at the same factory in China...

this is probably the closest you'll get to a twin exit Tomei exhaust....
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-23-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,844
Posted By mav1178
GrantTaken is literally the WORST member of...

GrantTaken is literally the WORST member of FT86Club forums EVER.

Hope I got the capitalization right.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 09-19-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,344
Posted By mav1178
I'll take your word for you, I've never golfed in...

I'll take your word for you, I've never golfed in my life other than the times I drove my uncle's VW Golf GTI
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 09-19-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,344
Posted By mav1178
*shafts sorry I thought this was a grammar...

*shafts

sorry I thought this was a grammar police thread.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-19-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,257
Posted By mav1178
as others have mentioned, piston size is not the...

as others have mentioned, piston size is not the same as shaft diameter.

aftermarket is larger, yes, but

1) if it's very expensive, usually it's a proprietary/own design for pistons, so the...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-19-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,257
Posted By mav1178
Fronts look no different than the Ohlins I had on...

Fronts look no different than the Ohlins I had on my car:

http://i.imgur.com/0U24RKe.jpg
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 09-19-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,526
Posted By mav1178
Big vibration is usually something big that has...

Big vibration is usually something big that has excessive movement.

Start with the driveshaft.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-19-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,257
Posted By mav1178
Shock body diameter is not the same as piston...

Shock body diameter is not the same as piston size.

Fronts look like inverted struts. Nothing has been posted about piston size.

Inverted struts are fairly common.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-17-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,668
Posted By mav1178
nah. Use the Force.

nah.

Use the Force.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-16-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,668
Posted By mav1178
This is the dumbest way to inspect brake pads....

This is the dumbest way to inspect brake pads. Why? Youíre only looking at half of the pads.

Any halfway decent mechanic, DIY or professional, will look at both outside and inside pads during an...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-14-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,668
Posted By mav1178
Considering OP started a thread complaining about...

Considering OP started a thread complaining about how the brakes on this car are the worst because of an inability to inspect them without removing the calipers, Iím surprised that you helped as much...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-13-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,668
Posted By mav1178
Centric and Stoptech are 100% legit..... and made...

Centric and Stoptech are 100% legit..... and made in China. not like anyone cares other than "oh this is made in this country so it must be crap"
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