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06-24-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By mahout

I actually raced there on the long course; and...

I actually raced there on the long course; and even now I'm an HPDE instructor. I lap faster than my students but you should too.
the point is not how fast you can lap watkins but whether manuals...
06-24-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,258
Posted By mahout

this is the technique we have used to train at...

this is the technique we have used to train at least a hundred honda owners since 1976. trying to adjust with just one feeler gage requires more than a one time, or even 3 times, of experience.
when...
06-23-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By mahout

check to see if your state has a law that makes...

check to see if your state has a law that makes returning within 3 days subject to lemon laws.
in defense of the dealer finding a short is a time consuming task and needs a voltohmeter to check...
06-22-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 165,920
Posted By mahout

cars oday have pretty accuate odometers and...

cars oday have pretty accuate odometers and speedometers thanks to todays enforcement and legal issues, including leasing. 2% is typical.
likewise your gps isn't more accurate than 2% either. ask...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By mahout

I don't like the damage; its not certain the...

I don't like the damage; its not certain the wheel is damaged but it needs to be checked by magnafluxing and check for bent by indexing.
magnafluxing is a est used to find cracks. many machine shops...
Replies: 8
Views: 7,317
Posted By mahout

while it can happen that the metal structure...

while it can happen that the metal structure around the windshield can prevent the windshield from expansion in heat it is not very common on new cars. it does happen tho.
as for the old wives tale...
06-21-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 165,920
Posted By mahout

the problem with hand calculations is being sure...

the problem with hand calculations is being sure you refilled your tank to the exact same level as before you 'zeroed' the odometer. like most cars, its extremely difficult simply because you have no...
06-20-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,637
Posted By mahout

many years ago thee was a problem with acid rain...

many years ago thee was a problem with acid rain flaking paint on lots of cars, mostly GM.
first, do you live downwind (east of ) a coal fired power plant, likely the source of corrosion. don't know...
06-19-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,090
Posted By mahout

you'll need a big suitcase - and prepare for...

you'll need a big suitcase - and prepare for expensive airline charge.
06-18-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,359
Posted By mahout

first, the likelyhood of getting a japanese...

first, the likelyhood of getting a japanese produced fit is limited to the hybrid version; all others will come from Mexico. second your purchase price is not bargain nor a sledge either. pretty...
06-18-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,090
Posted By mahout

make sure you get the money up front - before he...

make sure you get the money up front - before he finds he can't register it.
ps you could buy one and ship it.
06-18-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,090
Posted By mahout

for resale value the rear disc brakes are the...

for resale value the rear disc brakes are the ticket. we got mine from thailand but england just as good. some parts are bulky but not too much, check shipping cost tho as they heavy for heir size.
...
06-18-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,962
Posted By mahout

while there are cars that have built in...

while there are cars that have built in compressors the fit is not one of them; you must add air yourself using a portable compressor or typical gas station, which may charge a quarter.
when you add...
06-17-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,283
Posted By mahout

sugar gets soft in gasoline and very much so in...

sugar gets soft in gasoline and very much so in gas with water, as most do have a percent or two and is dissolvable in ethanol so it gets rather gooey and really is difficult to clear. many years ago...
06-16-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,283
Posted By mahout

the problem with sugar is its gooey and clogs the...

the problem with sugar is its gooey and clogs the filter, injectors and even gas lines. not easy to clean out either.
06-15-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,283
Posted By mahout

as others say, you want a locking gas tank cap...

as others say, you want a locking gas tank cap and some are available aftermarket.
be aware tho that a determined thief will penetrate your gas line at the tank and siphon off gas.
Replies: 103
Views: 46,667
Posted By mahout

what does rub no more than stock 15's mean?...

what does rub no more than stock 15's mean? 205/45x15 tires on 17x7 wheels with 40 mm offset will rub.
Replies: 103
Views: 46,667
Posted By mahout

sure you can. 195/40 (or 45) x17 tires on wheels...

sure you can. 195/40 (or 45) x17 tires on wheels fwith 45 mm offset and one inch dropped springs/shocks. had them for at least 6 years and 2 sets of tires.
the rim width fom 6 to 7"..
the trick is...
Replies: 103
Views: 46,667
Posted By mahout

these tires are bigger diameter than OEM so you...

these tires are bigger diameter than OEM so you can bet they will rub.
06-13-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By mahout

take a look at the nissan versa. the one here was...

take a look at the nissan versa. the one here was reliable, got decent mpg and roomier than my Fit. at least one version retails at $12,995 new.
06-13-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By mahout

1. check the fox for verification of mileage; and...

1. check the fox for verification of mileage; and hondatoo, not the dealer.
2. $1300 is pretty high for honda fit; check majestic honda in RI for their warranty quote. 3 years and what mileage...
06-12-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 47,521
Posted By mahout

automotive news shows so few Japanese fits that...

automotive news shows so few Japanese fits that you could count them on one hand. there may be a lull in mex plant production as japan squares away the production but it will return.
the immigrants...
06-11-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By mahout

as an instructor to updating the driving skills...

as an instructor to updating the driving skills of elderly, I can state not seeing the bike rider is his fault. I don'tany cameras that look up and down the street, only straight back and thats not...
06-11-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,536
Posted By mahout

would you rather have a rusted metal bolt? if its...

would you rather have a rusted metal bolt? if its gone it doesn't matter if its plastic or metal, its lost. did the oil change person just not put it back on ?
just think how cheap it will be to...
06-11-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,938
Views: 363,670
Posted By mahout

we'll do it for you. 10 liters at 3.785 L/gal is...

we'll do it for you. 10 liters at 3.785 L/gal is 2.64 gal; 100 km is 62.4 miles so your city mpg is 62.4/3.785 = 23.6 mpg. even here in nc if you drive in raleigh traffic only you'll be lucky to get...
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