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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-18-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,873
Posted By PatSciFRS
Another possibility

Could it be that the rev limiter kicked in?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-11-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,829
Posted By PatSciFRS
12 l/100km is 19.6 mi/gal (US) or 23.5 mi/gal...

12 l/100km is 19.6 mi/gal (US) or 23.5 mi/gal (UK). It is a little on the high side but not excessively so. I get around 21 mi/gal driving in stop-go traffic.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-05-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By PatSciFRS
I was under the impression that the USB Port is...

I was under the impression that the USB Port is connected directly to the Radio Head Unit because it is not just a charging port, but also a digital audio interface that allows playing music files on...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-30-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,627
Posted By PatSciFRS
Yeah, it has happened to me on several random...

Yeah, it has happened to me on several random occasions. On most of these occurrences, a quick engine off and on at the stop light solved the problem. On at least one occasion, the warning light and...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-29-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,627
Posted By PatSciFRS
This intermittent power steering failure should...

This intermittent power steering failure should be considered a safety concern. Toyota and Subaru should do the right thing and issue a TSB/recall for it. If this happens whilst in the middle of a...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-04-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,551
Posted By PatSciFRS
It sounds as though you have a defective braking...

It sounds as though you have a defective braking system, warped discs or sticky pads. This car brakes as smoothly as any other car that I have driven; BMW X5, Lexus RX 450h, Honda Odyssey etc. Each...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-07-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 286,095
Posted By PatSciFRS
Yeah, I agree. But AL3K was asking about a...

Yeah, I agree. But AL3K was asking about a stand-alone compressor that's why I suggested ARC. Torqamp, (https://torqamp.com/ordering-information/ ) is in the Netherlands and they will sell a complete...
Forum: Forced Induction 12-06-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 286,095
Posted By PatSciFRS
These people are selling complete functional...

These people are selling complete functional units as well as the compressor by itself.
Check it out: https://arcsuperchargers.com/contact/
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-16-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 594,714
Posted By PatSciFRS
I checked mine and it's not on the recall list. ...

I checked mine and it's not on the recall list.
That's a good thing because otherwise it is a fairly involved repair work that requires engine pull out.
Have you checked yours at...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-30-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,454
Posted By PatSciFRS
As far as I can tell all these cars have VSC off...

As far as I can tell all these cars have VSC off and Trac off modes. If you turn off vehicle stability control, you still have traction control. But when you hit the VSC/Trac button you are supposed...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-30-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,411
Posted By PatSciFRS
But that's the whole point. I did not buy this...

But that's the whole point. I did not buy this car for fuel economy. As I stated earlier, I am fine with 20 mpg for having fun. To each his or her own, of course. Still I don't see myself cruising at...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-26-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,411
Posted By PatSciFRS
How do you guys do that? Mine is around 21 mpg...

How do you guys do that? Mine is around 21 mpg driving around town and about 26 mpg driving on country roads and highways. I am amazed at people who claim to always drive at 4000 rpm. If I did that,...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-12-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,155
Posted By PatSciFRS
Driving at dusk on the Florida Turnpike, I came...

Driving at dusk on the Florida Turnpike, I came up behind a Subaru SUV with a bicycle hanging on its rear hatch. I started noticing sparks from the bicycle rubbing the road surface. I started to...
Forum: Forced Induction 08-01-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11,099
Views: 2,892,921
Posted By PatSciFRS
Actually his website...

Actually his website "http://www.phantomsuperchargers.com/" is no longer active. It may well be that he has decided to move on and do something else.
GLTA
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-31-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,794
Posted By PatSciFRS
Even if the pump did draw 20A, it would be wrong...

Even if the pump did draw 20A, it would be wrong to assume that 240W of heat was being produced. Most of the power goes to pumping the fuel, only a fraction goes to generating heat.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-07-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,387
Posted By PatSciFRS
This is the right answer. However, looking at...

This is the right answer.
However, looking at the video, it seems that the core supports are already adjusted way high. The hood is too high above the fenders. The latch needs to be adjusted as...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-06-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,387
Posted By PatSciFRS
That was the first thing that I noticed when I...

That was the first thing that I noticed when I started really driving the brand new car. I didn't even know there were crickets under the hood at that time.
I solved my problem by wrapping a couple...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-05-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,681
Posted By PatSciFRS
Did you mean kernel of truth?

Did you mean kernel of truth?
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-02-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,186
Posted By PatSciFRS
Aluminum actually catches fire

I feel your pain.
There is a good chance that insurance will come and help you out. But you will always have to lose some.
The reason why the car really burned down to a crisp is because of the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-07-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,187
Posted By PatSciFRS
Yeah, actually I am not usually a nitpicker and I...

Yeah, actually I am not usually a nitpicker and I was seriously thinking of letting it go but when I look at the bumper I just know that it's wrong. On the day I bought the car, I knew that this...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-07-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,187
Posted By PatSciFRS
Would you take it back?

Hi folks,
Just wanted to gauge your opinion concerning paint match-up. My Series 10 FRS was rear-ended a few weeks ago and it was fixed last week basically with a new bumper. However, when I took...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-03-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 160,853
Posted By PatSciFRS
It has always been like that for me here in...

It has always been like that for me here in Florida since 2013.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-30-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,091
Posted By PatSciFRS
Oh yeah, they absolutely would and they are...

Oh yeah, they absolutely would and they are actually hoping that people will be stupid enough to fall for it. If you read the offer carefully, you will realize that the monthly payments remain the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-06-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By PatSciFRS
That were exactly my thoughts too. Dang that guy...

That were exactly my thoughts too. Dang that guy is strong or the car is really very light.
:)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 594,714
Posted By PatSciFRS
Don't know how you would do that since there is...

Don't know how you would do that since there is actually a physical key that matches the locks, unless the key fits in exactly the same way in the other replacement key fob. Then that would be the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-06-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,678
Posted By PatSciFRS
Really guys? How much does the spare donut tire...

Really guys? How much does the spare donut tire and wheel weigh? Around 30 pounds. The variability in weight of different drivers is much more than that. Either way, it is probably not worth it to...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 07-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,414
Posted By PatSciFRS
For the song list browsing to work, you need to...

For the song list browsing to work, you need to hook up your Note 4 using a data USB cable and set the audio source to USB.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-01-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,816
Posted By PatSciFRS
This is for sure the most dangerous one, yet so...

This is for sure the most dangerous one, yet so many drivers like to do it. They ride up and come almost right next to you on the highway until you conveniently lose them in your rear-view mirror....
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-17-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,344
Posted By PatSciFRS
It appears that the damper between the hot air...

It appears that the damper between the hot air stream and the cool air stream is stuck and/or is not responding to the thermostat's temperature setting. As to how long it takes to cool down depends...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,794
Posted By PatSciFRS
Do not any of these, you will definitely regret...

Do not any of these, you will definitely regret it. Some people are good at this kind of thing but most really have no clue what is really involved. It takes a lot of patience, plenty of elbow grease...
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