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Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-25-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 75
Posted By mav1178
FA24 clutch/flywheel

I've done a bit of digging, the OE Subaru part numbers are not interchangeable between FA20 and FA24.

I also have not seen any aftermarket compatibility yet. Is the FA24 clutch/flywheel setup...
Forum: GR86 General Topics (2nd Gen 2022+ Toyota 86) 05-24-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,574
Posted By mav1178
I am very late on this thread but to add to...

I am very late on this thread but to add to TCoat's comment, another push to crack down on this actually came as the result of the VW emissions cheating scandal.

The fact that a stock, well...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-23-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
Here are two points you made earlier: ...

Here are two points you made earlier:







The point I was making with spoon-fed into is that you are more willing to believe what fellow 86/BRZ enthusiasts are providing via chatting on...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-23-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
this is really just the spoon-fed generation. ...

this is really just the spoon-fed generation.

"I don't listen to BS from those in power"
"I also don't do any research on my own so I want to be fed info/BS from others with similar interests as...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
I think you're confusing the two things. ...

I think you're confusing the two things.

Spot rates are for containers that are booked as needed, those are sky high but slightly lower now vs earlier this year.

Tariffs are part of duties...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
I'm not going to get into a debate about how the...

I'm not going to get into a debate about how the shipping industry works, but most of the current problems actually have very little to do with the US government.

Consider this: the ports of Long...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
keep thinking this is a government created...

keep thinking this is a government created problem.

I also have a bridge to sell you.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
Yeah the China lockdown has really made rates...

Yeah the China lockdown has really made rates sink. Hopefully when my stuff needs to be moved in 2-3 weeks the rates will be $10k, back to double my initial estimate...

could be worse. A friend...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
if you can predict the future then none of us...

if you can predict the future then none of us would be here...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
End of last year means they were imported Q2 into...

End of last year means they were imported Q2 into Q3, which means in the middle of 2021 the shipping rates were high but not absurd.

Spot rates for a 20' container was anywhere from $15-30k in Q1...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-21-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
See my above comment. keep in mind that even...

See my above comment.

keep in mind that even Ace headers (made in Taiwan) is sourcing piping from someone somewhere...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-21-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,401
Posted By mav1178
because everyone is dealing with the same...

because everyone is dealing with the same shipping delays, or they're all sourcing from vendors who are experiencing delays with raw materials, or they're all just ordering from overseas and no one...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 03-08-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By mav1178
worth a read.. ...

worth a read..
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103125
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-11-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,568
Posted By mav1178
case in point: most of the Toyota mainstream cars...

case in point: most of the Toyota mainstream cars (i.e. Camry, etc) with cartridge filters since ~2005 or so have had 7000 upwards to 10k miles change intervals.

if thinner oil and longer...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-02-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,568
Posted By mav1178
but but you have no data that it can last over...

but but you have no data that it can last over 200k miles! you must be lying!
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-02-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,568
Posted By mav1178
I didn't burn any oil worth noting, about the...

I didn't burn any oil worth noting, about the worst was like 1/2 quarts over 8k+ miles.

I also did UOA and probably would have extended my oil change intervals up to 10k had I not been actively...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-02-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By mav1178
FWIW, my *wholesale cost* from an existing parts...

FWIW, my *wholesale cost* from an existing parts importer, landed in the US, is $1096.09 each wheel.
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-02-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,568
Posted By mav1178
I agree with everything you said except the 3k...

I agree with everything you said except the 3k change interval.

Change interval should be dictated by the amount of additives left in the oil. Otherwise, an arbitrary 3k interval is just throwing...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-02-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 29,889
Posted By mav1178
I actually bought my BRZ new because it had a...

I actually bought my BRZ new because it had a curb weight a hair heavier than a new S13 240SX.

It also makes the choice of any new sports car easy for me, it's either Miata, this platform, or base...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-01-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 29,889
Posted By mav1178
Even though I currently don't own a BRZ, these...

Even though I currently don't own a BRZ, these weight figures makes my previous ownership of the platform completely justified, at least for me...

christ, 3900+lbs? My Honda Odyssey weighs...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-29-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By mav1178
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1...

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103125

The Fujitsubo setup had the same sound output as stock. It's also available to buy still.

It just means you can run whatever exhaust or...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-21-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By mav1178
this is no different than me buying a car from...

this is no different than me buying a car from outside of California, but I do not pay the sales tax up front and pay it when I register the car where I live. from the dealer's perspective, as long...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-21-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By mav1178
selling a car out of country is no different than...

selling a car out of country is no different than selling a car out of state.

the issue here is not on the dealer side, the issue here is working with the proper automotive brokerage that 1)...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-21-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,195
Posted By mav1178
Google "Subaru factory oil filter bypass...

Google "Subaru factory oil filter bypass pressure"

lots and lots of info out there from the last 20 years.
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-21-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By mav1178
BTW these are $4027 shipped to my door from...

BTW these are $4027 shipped to my door from Nengun:

https://www.sti.jp/parts/subarubrz_zd/wheel/ST28100ZM010/
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-21-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By mav1178
Unless you know someone at SOA within the...

Unless you know someone at SOA within the accessories planning department the chances are zero.

There will always be some meeting where they figure out what parts they want to bring in, the...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-21-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By mav1178
$30495 MSRP + $2363 use tax for 92660 + $436...

$30495 MSRP + $2363 use tax for 92660 + $436 registration fee + $960 destination

What most are forgetting is the use tax penalty. If someone buys this car today for $34000 (and assuming same...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-21-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By mav1178
if you factor in gas, insurance, etc., this guy...

if you factor in gas, insurance, etc., this guy isn't really making money.

there's probably another motivation, like buyer remorse or loss of income.
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-19-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,568
Posted By mav1178
1)...

1) https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54142
2) change as you need... only variation from the factory interval should be based on your oil itself, which is why I kept doing UOA on it
...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-18-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,568
Posted By mav1178
I think you're missing the point on the UOA part....

I think you're missing the point on the UOA part.

UOA is to prove you have an engine that matches what you claim it has. I only did it every oil change to maximize my oil intervals (and also...
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