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Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-11-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,794
Posted By PandaSPUR
Not all, only the limited trim. And I guess I...

Not all, only the limited trim. And I guess I just have bad luck. Plus I sucked at trying to replace the switch myself until I got the thin wrenches.
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-10-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,794
Posted By PandaSPUR
Thanks guys, 2 seconds does sound like longer...

Thanks guys, 2 seconds does sound like longer than what I'd normally wait before letting go of the clutch.


Hopefully this solves my freaking switch issues. I was expecting the switch to be dirty...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-09-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,794
Posted By PandaSPUR
Interesting find... So if I keep my foot on the...

Interesting find... So if I keep my foot on the clutch longer (i.e. keeping the contacts together) then I can let that energy pass between the contacts without the arc, thus increasing the longevity...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-08-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,794
Posted By PandaSPUR
I suppose its possible, but its not like I'm ever...

I suppose its possible, but its not like I'm ever in a rush to let go of the clutch during ignition.


Whatchu thinking? Some kinda arcing causing the switch to degrade?
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-07-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,794
Posted By PandaSPUR
Managed to finally swap my clutch switch using a...

Managed to finally swap my clutch switch using a set of ultra thin wrenches (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PTF9MY).


For anyone curious, this is what the inside of one of these stupid...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-05-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,794
Posted By PandaSPUR
Push start I considered that...

Push start






I considered that because yea, it is the original battery, but the timing would be pretty coincidental.
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-05-2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,794
Posted By PandaSPUR
Well, it would be leaving the key in the car AND...

Well, it would be leaving the key in the car AND having the switch bypassed. I've parked at this garage for over a year now and never had an issue with the battery dying cause the key was in the car....
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 04-05-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,794
Posted By PandaSPUR
Battery dying after clutch switch bypass

So I've had issues with my clutch switch for a while now, its already been replaced once and the second one really started to become a consistent issue after this past winter.


Still cant manage...
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 09-15-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,839
Posted By PandaSPUR
The ones I have are a replica that I bought used...

The ones I have are a replica that I bought used from someone else. So not Valentis and not even new, but they've given me zero trouble so far.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 08-28-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By PandaSPUR
Yep thats my plan now. They said 5 months or 5k...

Yep thats my plan now. They said 5 months or 5k miles, so I'll stick with that. Bout two changes per year, $120 per year, not too bad.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 08-27-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By PandaSPUR
Oh boy... well, i guess I'll find out when that...

Oh boy... well, i guess I'll find out when that CEL comes back on.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 08-27-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By PandaSPUR
Since I DIY'd the oil change back in October, I...

Since I DIY'd the oil change back in October, I decided to wait until I go back to the dealer for my next oil change. If I go back in January and they notice the oil is far too low, then I can tell...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 08-27-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By PandaSPUR
Its probably because I do a lot of city driving...

Its probably because I do a lot of city driving and bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highways around here :(

I do need to check oil more often but I rarely have the chance since I always keep my...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 08-24-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By PandaSPUR
CEL P000B code, Dealer says car was running with almost no oil

So I had a CEL this past Sunday for the P000B code. Only other light that came on was traction loss, although oddly enough my car didnt actually go into limp mode.

Dropped it off at the dealer...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 08-24-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,969
Posted By PandaSPUR
Forgot to update this once I had it fixed. The...

Forgot to update this once I had it fixed. The issue turned out to be the top nut on the front driver-side coilover. It was pretty loose, I didn't notice since my car wasnt lifted when I checked...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-13-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,472
Posted By PandaSPUR
I went from stock suspension + wheels to Tein...

I went from stock suspension + wheels to Tein Monosports + RPF1 on 255/40. This was like two years ago so I can't be sure, but I don't remember the car feeling any worse in terms of ride comfort. I...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-13-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,472
Posted By PandaSPUR
Aside from just looks vs performance, I have...

Aside from just looks vs performance, I have meaty tires mainly to help with the shitty roads in NYC lol. Running 17x9 RFP1s with 255/40 tires. Absolutely not for performance because honestly, I...
Forum: Interior Parts (Incl. Lighting) 07-27-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By PandaSPUR
I have one and yes, it is great. My back used to...

I have one and yes, it is great. My back used to get sore after driving for an hour and I'd feel terrible after a road trip (3-5hrs). I've had one road trip since I got the pillow, a 3-4hr drive from...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-17-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,616
Posted By PandaSPUR
Plot twist, turns out the Supra is just a GT86...

Plot twist, turns out the Supra is just a GT86 with a body kit and the 4cyl is just the FA20 with OEM turbo. XD
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-17-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,616
Posted By PandaSPUR
Agreed.. The article only confirms a 4cyl Supra...

Agreed.. The article only confirms a 4cyl Supra is coming. Doesnt mention it replacing the current GT86 or the end of the BRZ.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-17-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,616
Posted By PandaSPUR
Kinda interesting... so Toyota will have the GT86...

Kinda interesting... so Toyota will have the GT86 as the lowest end, then 4cyl Supra in the middle, and topped off with the 6cyl Supra.

If that is actually the plan, I dont see it lasting very...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-03-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,045
Posted By PandaSPUR
Found the FB page, MSRP of $599 apparently :O...

Found the FB page, MSRP of $599 apparently :O thought it'd be more

https://www.facebook.com/pg/moneyshiftracing/posts/
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-03-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,045
Posted By PandaSPUR
Pretty awesome :o

Pretty awesome :o
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 07-03-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,969
Posted By PandaSPUR
Nah pretty sure it isnt that because I can feel...

Nah pretty sure it isnt that because I can feel the "clunk" through the dead pedal with my foot.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 07-03-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,969
Posted By PandaSPUR
I had AZP check it for me too, so I assume they...

I had AZP check it for me too, so I assume they checked the endlinks properly.

Its looking more and more like the strut is the issue here.

Current plan:
1. Going back to AZP on the 18th
2. If...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 07-02-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,969
Posted By PandaSPUR
Since I don't even have a driveway to work on my...

Since I don't even have a driveway to work on my car in, I'll suggest that to the shop the next time I go in, thanks.

And ugh... leaving the car on stands while waiting sounds like the more...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 07-02-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,969
Posted By PandaSPUR
Front Driver Side Clunking - Already checked the usual suspects

After a week of sitting in the garage, and being washed by one of the garage guys (good dude, he's done it many times before), my BRZ has an annoying loud clunk from the front driver side that...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 07-01-2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,478
Posted By PandaSPUR
I don't think theres a sensor in the clutch...

I don't think theres a sensor in the clutch itself o_O



This is true. Realized this the other day too, kind of a PITA. I'd have to make my own little toggle switch if I ever wanted to get into...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 06-30-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,478
Posted By PandaSPUR
How did air in the clutch line stop your car from...

How did air in the clutch line stop your car from starting though? I've never tried but I assumed the starter has enough torque to start the engine even if clutch is engaged (and youre in neutral).
Forum: Forced Induction 06-29-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By PandaSPUR
+1 to JDL. SBD is a ripoff of the GReddy kit...

+1 to JDL.

SBD is a ripoff of the GReddy kit as previously stated. JDL is a trusted company that does their own research and make well known, high quality headers for our platform.
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