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Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 87,754
Posted By chipmunk
Couple of things.... 1. A little bit of spray...

Couple of things....
1. A little bit of spray paint on union bolts, brake calipers (pads & rotors mask-taped), etc., goes a long way.
2. Impact wrench.

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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-13-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,771
Posted By chipmunk
Part of me wants to believe... Sent from a...

Part of me wants to believe...

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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-13-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,771
Posted By chipmunk
Of course they're renderings, but at least the...

Of course they're renderings, but at least the GR86 looks more credible with proportions and "design language", given other recent Toyota front fascias.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-13-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,771
Posted By chipmunk
2nd gen FT86

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/next-gen-toyota-gt86subaru-brz-way-more-power

Images look a lot more credible.
FA24... hope they keep it NA! TO each their own, but these do not look...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-20-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By chipmunk
My ended up being something rubbing against the...

My ended up being something rubbing against the splash guard. But first time was the spring mounts.

Some WRXs, Outbacks, Crosstreks, etc., also are having similar issues. Someone on NASIOC said...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-18-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By chipmunk
First time was around 22-24k miles. Second time...

First time was around 22-24k miles. Second time was 37k miles ballpark.

Got the car back today. All noises are gone. The Tech said the noise went away when he removed the splash guard. So not...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-18-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By chipmunk
I hope it doesn't happen to you. If it does...

I hope it doesn't happen to you. If it does happen to anyone, it's almost impossible to get rid of. A lot of things have been done by others (Crosstreks, Outbacks, WRXs...), but nothing really fixed...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-18-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By chipmunk
Never mind. Found it. 17 ft-lb

Never mind. Found it. 17 ft-lb
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-18-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By chipmunk
Torque specs on the tower nuts....? Just got...

Torque specs on the tower nuts....?

Just got back from the dealer. They said the sound went away when they removed the engine splash guard. I'm still having a hard time believing that. Over at...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-18-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By chipmunk
The dealership installed new complete towers...

The dealership installed new complete towers (except the springs), the popping sound still didn't go away. So now we're suspecting the springs. One more day of extended work for them. Never thought...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-17-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By chipmunk
Have you checked if the rims are bent? Even if...

Have you checked if the rims are bent? Even if the wheels are balanced, a bent rim can still cause vibrations. Start from there. A reputable local shop might charge you anywhere between $60 and $100...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-17-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By chipmunk
Recurring issue: suspension mount popping (TSB 05-61-16)

As I type this, my car is at the dealership for the 2nd time for popping sounds from suspension mounts. It happens while slowly reversing with steering turned. After a long time with the techs, I...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-08-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,936
Posted By chipmunk
First I thought I knew what rattle you were...

First I thought I knew what rattle you were talking about, but the more I read these posts, the less confident I am.

If it's valvetrain related, can you reproduce the same noise with 0W-20 oil as...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-07-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By chipmunk
Yea... duh! Thanks for the help anyway! Wasn't...

Yea... duh! Thanks for the help anyway! Wasn't thinking straight.

A quick review of MOOG K750668 end links:
The nuts are all 18mm. The nuts won't go quite easily on the threads. They take 34...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-07-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By chipmunk
Urgent! Which side does the washer go? On the nut...

Urgent! Which side does the washer go? On the nut side or ball joint side?

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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-21-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By chipmunk
Got them $21 each on Amazon, free shipping....

Got them $21 each on Amazon, free shipping. Prices immediately jumped to 30 after placing the order. Phew!182883

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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-21-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By chipmunk
An acquaintance who works at Tennecco said all...

An acquaintance who works at Tennecco said all MOOG parts must be greased before using, yea so if they don't have the nipples, they're probably worse than OEM. Tennecco owns MOOG (or maybe the other...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-21-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By chipmunk
Thanks for responding. Did you grease them first...

Thanks for responding. Did you grease them first thru the grease fitting nipples?

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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-21-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,776
Posted By chipmunk
No one's using/used MOOG K750668...??

No one's using/used MOOG K750668...??
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-30-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 37,002
Posted By chipmunk
I love the way 2017+ R6 looks. I even asked my...

I love the way 2017+ R6 looks. I even asked my wife (then fiance) if we could put a new R6 on our wedding registry!

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Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-30-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 37,002
Posted By chipmunk
2005 Yamaha R6. Currently sitting on stands, with...

2005 Yamaha R6. Currently sitting on stands, with broken charging system. Too cold in the garage to troubleshoot. Likely suspects rectifier and stator.

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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-10-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,907
Posted By chipmunk
No FCA (except a Viper ACR, conditonal on winning...

No FCA (except a Viper ACR, conditonal on winning a lottery, or the Nigerian prince giving me 2% commision)
Never Ford
Never GM
No Hyundai/KIA
No EU - GBR, German, Swedish, etc.

Sent from a...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 10-10-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By chipmunk
Confirmed by dealership that it was top hats....

Confirmed by dealership that it was top hats. Changed under warranty. 2 years later, same noises. Updated design didn't fix it.
Is it a durability concern? I'm thinking of putting some heavy duty...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 10-10-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By chipmunk
Does it happen at certain speeds only? While...

Does it happen at certain speeds only? While steering turned or while turning? While moving forward, or while backing?

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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-07-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 70,747
Posted By chipmunk
LT6 is the 5.5L NA flat-plane with 8600 redline....

LT6 is the 5.5L NA flat-plane with 8600 redline. LT7 is the twin turbo version with 8000 redline, targeting 850hp ballpark.

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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-06-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 70,747
Posted By chipmunk
LT6 and LT7 are both supposed to be production...

LT6 and LT7 are both supposed to be production intent. All testing and simulations are being done for production drive cycles. Maybe they'll use a machined blocks for race versions, instead of the...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-06-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 70,747
Posted By chipmunk
The C8.R is the race spec version of the LT6....

The C8.R is the race spec version of the LT6. Production version is supposed to make 650 hp ballpark, but the race spec has air inlet restrictions, which drops the hp output. When I left GM a year...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 09-29-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By chipmunk
HHP (horsepower, at the hooves) Sent from a...

HHP (horsepower, at the hooves)

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Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 09-17-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By chipmunk
Hey, at least we didn't have to guess the...

Hey, at least we didn't have to guess the horsepower figures on them! One could tell just by looking.

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Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 09-17-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By chipmunk
Evil technology! Horse buggies never had key...

Evil technology!
Horse buggies never had key fobs!

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