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04-13-19, 03:57 PM
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Posted By skyshadow

The real problem here is the price jumps between...

The real problem here is the price jumps between 87,89,91,93. There is no reason it should cost $.20 each step up. That is vastly different to the costs of the energy needed to add the carbon chains...
03-17-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By skyshadow

^ LOL *here's my 10+ characters so I can...

^ LOL

*here's my 10+ characters so I can post lol*
03-17-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,933
Posted By skyshadow

^ I ****ing love raw data!! This is awesome....

^ I ****ing love raw data!! This is awesome. Where did you get this from?
Forum: Performance
03-17-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 740,051
Posted By skyshadow

Like kids on Xmas...

Like kids on Xmas...
03-15-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,462
Posted By skyshadow

On the brakes, If you have never owned a car that...

On the brakes, If you have never owned a car that clicked when going from one direction to another you are lying to yourself. This is extremely common on all makes and models. One reason you may not...
03-15-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By skyshadow

I have not seen that on any of our cars, You may...

I have not seen that on any of our cars, You may want to speak to service about that.
03-15-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,933
Posted By skyshadow

Our engine does not run both DI and PI at all...

Our engine does not run both DI and PI at all times. In fact, the most I could get out of Toyota was that the Port Injection is engaged when low load and during "cleaning cycles". They would never...
03-13-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,933
Posted By skyshadow

https://youtu.be/5C9Ie4BcYew EE talks about...

https://youtu.be/5C9Ie4BcYew

EE talks about if the "Italian tune-up" helps or hurts your car. He cites a study that was specific to a DI 2.0L turbo engine. The study said the load on the engine...
03-13-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By skyshadow

I do not remember this, was probably too young. I...

I do not remember this, was probably too young. I am interested now though. You are right, when new things come out, people look for only the worst.
Forum: Performance
03-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 740,051
Posted By skyshadow

It is, I Pm'd and asked because I am also running...

It is, I Pm'd and asked because I am also running the NX.
Forum: Performance
03-08-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 740,051
Posted By skyshadow

Stoked! Need to pull from the savings and get...

Stoked! Need to pull from the savings and get one. lol
03-04-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,545
Posted By skyshadow

I have, I can. I don't have a business doing it....

I have, I can. I don't have a business doing it. I made two for myself and one for a buddy so far. I think I'm going to change from aluminum to a stainless steel single piece from the turbo to the...
03-03-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,545
Posted By skyshadow

Well, umm... I make them haa

Well, umm... I make them haa
03-03-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,590
Posted By skyshadow

Just fun fact, the octane molarity is rated after...

Just fun fact, the octane molarity is rated after the ethanol is added. So the ethanol content doesn't boost 87 octane a small amount. It is 87 because of the ethanol. I find this out a few years...
03-02-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,545
Posted By skyshadow

I have never been able to do that. They are a...

I have never been able to do that. They are a Taiwan based company so all of their stuff is auto-translated on the website and such. I'm guessing that is where the ball is getting dropped. This is a...
03-02-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,590
Posted By skyshadow

I love the revival of an old thread. I really do,...

I love the revival of an old thread. I really do, that is not sarcasm. Anyways,
Ethanol... That's a whole new can of worms. If you were able to accurately log that the small (1-5%) differences in...
03-01-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,545
Posted By skyshadow

Tony was good about responses but I never got...

Tony was good about responses but I never got responses from the emails.
02-28-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By skyshadow

Your mad because cars are built better now? The...

Your mad because cars are built better now? The good ole days didn't give you GPS nav, Bluetooth connectivity, fuel injection, remote start, etc etc etc. More options, more problems.
02-28-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By skyshadow

Firstly, did you know that from the 1950s til...

Firstly, did you know that from the 1950s til well into the 1970s whale oil was used as the friction inhibitor in transmissions? Anyways, The trans on your car is "sealed" meaning it never needs to...
02-22-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,933
Posted By skyshadow

Good read, fun finding out the bore and stroke...

Good read, fun finding out the bore and stroke are the same.
02-21-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By skyshadow

Clearly, I and Nigel are the same type of person....

Clearly, I and Nigel are the same type of person.
I did re-coat it black. Matte black as well so it looks completely stock.
No way in hell a dealership tech will notice it. 1) unless they are...
02-21-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,933
Posted By skyshadow

I agree. I can not get an official answer on...

I agree. I can not get an official answer on whether the water pump keeps running on shutdown to keep from oil coking. But I have never heard the water pump running after turn off. Either it's really...
02-19-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By skyshadow

If I worried about warranties every night when I...

If I worried about warranties every night when I went to bed, I would not have anything fun in my garage. I would hope my degree and knowledge would keep me from doing something that would cause a...
02-19-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By skyshadow

Many (most) mass production engines have heavy...

Many (most) mass production engines have heavy flywheels, pullies, etc. The idea in doing this is to help smoothen rpm, gear, etc transitions. Smoothen it for the operator, not the internal assembly....
02-18-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By skyshadow

Well yeah, 10lbs off a flywheel with a radius of...

Well yeah, 10lbs off a flywheel with a radius of probably 12in. That would be an insane change in moment of inertia.
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