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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-04-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By T-Steve
Thanks for the message about the Swift. I had a...

Thanks for the message about the Swift. I had a Swift GTi in the US back in the early 90s. It was a fun car!

I saw some scuttlebutt that Suzuki may be coming back to the USA in '22 or '23. My wife...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 06-11-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By T-Steve
"So why this car? Because turbo, AWD, manual...

"So why this car? Because turbo, AWD, manual wagon - that's why. Like Subaru used to do. Remember that Subaru? I'd be all over the Impreza wagon if it weren't so slow - or - just bring us the damn...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 05-13-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,336
Posted By T-Steve
I'm in on a FA24 swap when it becomes viable. I'm...

I'm in on a FA24 swap when it becomes viable. I'm too old for exhausts, rumble, and edgy motors.

When a drop-in FA24 is available I'll have funding ready.

I'm hoping that I can take a bare FA24...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 05-06-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,215
Posted By T-Steve
This reminds me: I put Redline MT-90 in my '14...

This reminds me: I put Redline MT-90 in my '14 about four years ago.

It initially had a bit of grind when going into second cold but was fine warmed up. Now (after four years) it seems to be...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-28-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By T-Steve
You might investigate the Crosstrek Sport. I...

You might investigate the Crosstrek Sport. I think it's the only model with the 2.5 liter FB25 instead of the 2-liter.

You can't beat a few more horsepower.
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-31-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,687
Posted By T-Steve
You know, the fenders on the new 86/BRZ remind me...

You know, the fenders on the new 86/BRZ remind me of the good old "1967-68 to 1969 Camaro" change.

See attached my crude clip of some randomly googled pictures showing 1967 (top) and 1969...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 11-12-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By T-Steve
This reminds me when I was at a HPDE a couple...

This reminds me when I was at a HPDE a couple years ago.

One of the HPDE instructors said they are careful to prevent any RACING from occurring. It was simply high performance DRIVING on a track...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-14-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By T-Steve
I got some Goodyear Exhilarates a month ago on...

I got some Goodyear Exhilarates a month ago on the stock wheels. They are MUCH better than the worn-out OEM Primacies. Since I live in the PNW I wanted to get really good rain tires.

The...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-25-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 31,860
Posted By T-Steve
Agreed. I bypassed the throttle body on my '14...

Agreed. I bypassed the throttle body on my '14 about four years ago and have had no problems in temperatures as low as 0 F.

(Incidentally I did the same mod to my Forester as well with no...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 01-22-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,006
Posted By T-Steve
Kind of an interesting side track that I am...

Kind of an interesting side track that I am investigating: The motorcycle part suppliers now have lithium battery voltage regulators that optimize the vehicle charging for lithium batteries.

For...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-25-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By T-Steve
Also don't forget to leave your fog lights on all...

Also don't forget to leave your fog lights on all the time, 24/7, rain or shine.
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 10-11-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 38,541
Posted By T-Steve
52 here. As I approach the retirement zone I...

52 here.

As I approach the retirement zone I realize that some people really need a job or at least "a purpose" when they retire or else they stagnate. Others thrive after retiring and beginning...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-23-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,247
Posted By T-Steve
I'm not sure. I saw that Toyota used a 51R...

I'm not sure. I saw that Toyota used a 51R battery in a special JDM racing model. It might have had a name like "Griffin" or "Phoenix" or something like that.

My 51R battery is still chugging away.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 08-14-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,247
Posted By T-Steve
Whelp, it probably isn't the greatest way to go,...

Whelp, it probably isn't the greatest way to go, but I emulated an old thread from this forum to install a group 51R battery using JDM parts.

I used this stuff:

Tray-Battery, 82122CA010...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 08-05-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 40,097
Posted By T-Steve
I just did this using a cheap 51R battery and...

I just did this using a cheap 51R battery and parts from JP Parts. What an easy mod. It seems to have saved about five pounds. Thanks for the tip! :thumbup:
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 06-18-2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,639
Posted By T-Steve
Ha! In the automotive trades extractors are being...

Ha! In the automotive trades extractors are being used more and more. I've used this for numerous engine, transmission, differential, brake fluid, and power steering removals with great success....
Forum: Northwest 03-31-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By T-Steve
National Pride car wash on Cedar Hills in...

National Pride car wash on Cedar Hills in Beaverton is my favorite. It's just a bit nicer than most of the other manual washes.

They have a carpet shampoo machine as well.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 02-09-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,245
Posted By T-Steve
Yes of course you can charge them. Mine was dead...

Yes of course you can charge them. Mine was dead when I bought the car on the lot. The dealer charged it awhile and it was good for three years.

Then I didn't drive the car for a few weeks and the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-12-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 72,729
Posted By T-Steve
49 47 when I bought my BRZ. ...

49

47 when I bought my BRZ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2bo_u_YmW8
Forum: BRZ Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 11-03-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 323,673
Posted By T-Steve
My SSM along with my coworkers. Matt's asphalt...

My SSM along with my coworkers. Matt's asphalt FRS and Jose's brand new WRB BRZ!
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 08-12-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,175
Posted By T-Steve
This is a great topic I have seen every few years...

This is a great topic I have seen every few years in many venues.


The classic "sports car" definition used to be something like this: Front engine, rear drive, two seats. Sometimes only...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 08-01-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By T-Steve
Does the air conditioning compressor come on when...

Does the air conditioning compressor come on when you press the A/C button?

(Do you hear a "clunk" and see the idle drop a few hundred RPM?)
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 06-05-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,921
Posted By T-Steve
Mobil 1 0W-40 - I've used it a long time in many...

Mobil 1 0W-40 - I've used it a long time in many applications for years. $25 at Walmart - can't beat it!

I am also a big supporter of GC German Castrol 0W-30, but it's thicker. Good sales at...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 04-24-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 20,643
Posted By T-Steve
This is actually an interesting question: Given a...

This is actually an interesting question: Given a Formula 1 budget and resources, what power could an ultimate NA FA20 make?

Suppose we could get a BMEP of 200 PSI and spin it up to 13,000 RPM =...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 02-24-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,098
Posted By T-Steve
I waited until warm weather arrived to see if my...

I waited until warm weather arrived to see if my transmission 2nd gear crunch improved. It has.

Below about 50 F I get the second gear crunch consistently. Now that it's warm it almost never...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-26-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 396,284
Posted By T-Steve
Great question. 47. "If you work"...

Great question. 47.


"If you work" ?
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-21-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,484
Posted By T-Steve
Yes, I've got some condensation in the DRLs. I...

Yes, I've got some condensation in the DRLs. I think it happened after a car wash.

It went away after a few days and hasn't returned, even though it has been rainy. This summer I might take them...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-09-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,098
Posted By T-Steve
I've got 40 years of driving manual...

I've got 40 years of driving manual transmissions: 66 F-150, 76 Vega, 79 Mazda, 79 Scirocco, 84 Subaru, 88 MR2, 89 Toyota truck, 90 Suzuki Sidekick, 05 Corolla. I've never had gear crunches or worn...
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