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Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 08-13-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
Just to give everyone an update, I have traded...

Just to give everyone an update, I have traded the car in May for an S2000 (AP2) with 93K miles. I just couldn't deal with the paranoia of doubting my car and not being able to have fun with it any...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-18-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
I stand corrected. This is from Jeff's Blog @...

I stand corrected. This is from Jeff's Blog @ Perrin Performance (http://blog.perrinperformance.com/my-first-brz-part/):



I understand this does not make it a non-issue, but I'm not going to...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
After Toyota had accepted it as warranty work yet...

After Toyota had accepted it as warranty work yet again, I tried to get back in touch with the Toyota HQ rep. Today she finally returned my voicemail (she had been out on sick leave).

As I...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
Yes, the first engine failure was at 25K miles in...

Yes, the first engine failure was at 25K miles in January. This is the one with the picture from the dealership invoice. It describes that Rod #4 bearing had spun and caused internal damage ruining...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-10-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
I do not expect anyone to fight my battles for...

I do not expect anyone to fight my battles for me. I am simply arming myself with information, information that comes from engineers and experts who have been doing this for a while now. This...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-10-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
Toyota Headquarters contacted me today, in...

Toyota Headquarters contacted me today, in response to my letter (email) to Jim Lentz. They also contacted the dealership and were made aware of my situation.

The woman from Toyota simply wanted...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
Just thought I'd give you guys an update on the...

Just thought I'd give you guys an update on the situation (even if it isn't much yet).

I called the dealership this afternoon to get a status report on the car. Toyota is apparently very...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-07-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
Yes, I never paid a dime for any of these repairs...

Yes, I never paid a dime for any of these repairs thus far, all covered under warranty. I was also provided a courtesy car (2014 Corolla S) for the duration of the repairs, free of charge.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-07-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
For the first 1000 miles I kept it under 4k (per...

For the first 1000 miles I kept it under 4k (per the user manual), but after that I did not baby it. I won't deny I drive it spiritedly, but not abusive.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-07-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
I'm not quite understanding what you mean by 'run...

I'm not quite understanding what you mean by 'run in'.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-07-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
From what the technician told me, that seems...

From what the technician told me, that seems correct.

What I can't quite make out is which of these two is more accurate:


The engine was burning oil and since #4 is the last bearing to be...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-07-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,006
Posted By eriktherod
It is unfortunate to hear you having this much...

It is unfortunate to hear you having this much trouble with Toyota. Perhaps their South African branch is not nearly as... understanding as the US one.

I've detailed my own engine failure...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-07-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
Only two mods: The TRD drop-in air filter and the...

Only two mods: The TRD drop-in air filter and the Perrin crank pulley.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-07-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 61,343
Posted By eriktherod
Engine Failure (#4 Rod Bearing + Short Block)

I could have sworn I posted this here when it happened (back in January of this year), but I guess I didn't.

I thought I'd share the issue I had then, because my 86 is in the shop yet again for...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-04-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,880
Posted By eriktherod
Abolishing the brand entirely is a bit harsh. ...

Abolishing the brand entirely is a bit harsh.

For years Toyota themselves made boring cars, they've even admitted it. The Scion brand was far more 'exciting' than Toyota themselves. Lexus is well,...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-04-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,880
Posted By eriktherod
The problem with the poll is I don't understand...

The problem with the poll is I don't understand if you mean abolish the Scion brand entirely or just for sporty cars such as the FR-S.

If you are saying the former, no, the Scion brand can stay....
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-04-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,372
Posted By eriktherod
I have seen every color except Ultramarine in...

I have seen every color except Ultramarine in person (which is ironic since that was my first choice). I got my Firestorm back of June last year, so it was more or less a choice because "they had a...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-04-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 271,587
Posted By eriktherod
After owning the car for a good 8 months now, I...

After owning the car for a good 8 months now, I was starting to think that maybe the spark had died and people were 'over' the newness of the 86. Boy was I wrong!

The truth is that people's...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 11-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,601
Posted By eriktherod
What will always bother you is the stupid...

What will always bother you is the stupid steering wheel. :P
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-09-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 66,759
Posted By eriktherod
YES! I noticed this a few months ago and I spent...

YES! I noticed this a few months ago and I spent a good 30 minutes trying to figure out what was going on! I noticed it when I parked one day and put the windows up, closed the door when I got out...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-09-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,770
Posted By eriktherod
Yeah, the cold doesn't help the tranny at ALL in...

Yeah, the cold doesn't help the tranny at ALL in this car. Sometimes if it's under 40*F it'll be a royal pain to shift into second for the first 5 minutes. I've had this issue with reverse as well,...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-08-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,692
Posted By eriktherod
Also another bonus, the idle 'issue' is var less...

Also another bonus, the idle 'issue' is var less pronounced. Previously, it would periodically bump to about 1000rpm whereas now it only jumps a couple hundred (~700). Interesting!
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-04-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19,809
Views: 3,998,887
Posted By eriktherod
Did the PERRIN Crank Pulley mod today! Awesome...

Did the PERRIN Crank Pulley mod today! Awesome mod for ~$120, only took about 30 minutes and that was taking our time. Car feels a lot less rough and lurchy, love the responsiveness especially at low...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-04-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,692
Posted By eriktherod
PERRIN Crank Pulley Impressions

I apologize in advance if I'm late to doing this mod and if there's already another discussion thread on this!

I just did this mod today and I have to say first off, what a breeze. Props to...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-04-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,439
Posted By eriktherod
Call me an environmental asshole, but I want a...

Call me an environmental asshole, but I want a cat delete exhaust. :D
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons 10-03-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 78,159
Posted By eriktherod
Ah damnit, I forgot to get in on this. If the...

Ah damnit, I forgot to get in on this. If the group buy is still open I am down!
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 08-15-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,782
Posted By eriktherod
Stolen or rich friend?

Stolen or rich friend?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-15-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 26,498
Posted By eriktherod
Oh definitely, I've been in some long...

Oh definitely, I've been in some long relationships (2-3 years) and after the first one or two it becomes everyday. If you can take that person after as long as you have been around them, I'd say...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-15-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,062
Posted By eriktherod
It really sucks for that silver BRZ.. the only...

It really sucks for that silver BRZ.. the only tree within a good several hundred feet.. and he hits it dead on (unless that front damage was from the ditch grade).
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-15-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 26,498
Posted By eriktherod
Asterisked Accolade does have a point. The...

Asterisked Accolade does have a point. The honeymoon phase does wear off and then.. things settle down. It's the reality with anything and anyone.
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