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Old Apr 30th 2014, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
My Mustang doesn't need stripes or bling.
It needs a better fuel gauge though.
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Old Apr 30th 2014, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by CelticRover
Back when I started it, I could push 27 right after an oil change but towards the end, 23/24 was more what I got.
How long did you go between oil changes to cause that drop in gas mileage?[/QUOTE]

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
No longer, always 3,000 miles or as close to it as I could get in. The car was just shit so its fuel efficiency dropped off as the engine aged.

Most of the time I eyeballed it, I probably did get periods of 25 or 26, so it wasn't a very scientific number. Either way my new car is much better on gas, which was my main point
Originally Posted by Pulaski
I'm not sure how long SoS had his Suzuki, but my Accord experienced a similar 2-3mpg drop off when gas became E-10 back in 2006.
I had misread the gas mileage drop to be declining between oil changes versus over the life of the car, i.e. oil possibly losing its lubrication properties.

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Old Apr 30th 2014, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by CelticRover
I had misread the gas mileage drop to be to be declining between oil changes versus over the life of the car, i.e. oil possibly losing its lubrication properties.
Yeah, I probably could have worded it better ...
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Old Apr 30th 2014, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
It needs a better fuel gauge though.
If you think that a tricked-out fuel gauge would "improve the driving experience" you are a sadder person than I previously thought.
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Old Apr 30th 2014, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
If you think that a tricked-out fuel gauge would "improve the driving experience" you are a sadder person than I previously thought.
How about a proper rear axle?






Besides, shiny is always fun, especially in a car.
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Old Apr 30th 2014, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
How about a proper rear axle? ....
It has one of those, a whole one, not one broken in two.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
The one that popped my tire was hit at night, I didn't see it at all until it was almost under my wheel. Now I have the alloys, I should fare better. Everything just feels less likely to fall apart on this car
Alloys get canuted on just as much down my way...plus they look shitter when scuffed than naff steel rims.

I think I remembered the real issue on the old saab, not being able to get steel rims large enough to get around the callipers properly and they were about $280 a wheel, so might as well have gotten alloys to crap on
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Old Apr 30th 2014, 8:51 am
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IRS is the devil! Old girders, that's the ticket

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Nice to see some of us have moved on a bit from dipping a stick down the filler neck.
LMAO!

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Old Apr 30th 2014, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
It has one of those, a whole one, not one broken in two.


Joking aside... should put up a picture sometime. Maybe of the truck too.
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Originally Posted by Bob

I think I remembered the real issue on the old saab, not being able to get steel rims large enough to get around the callipers properly and they were about $280 a wheel
That sounds right actually.

Those SAAB turbos are a bit of a classic now too.
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Besides, shiny is always fun, especially in a car.
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Old Apr 30th 2014, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek


Joking aside... should put up a picture sometime. Maybe of the truck too.
Here's one of the truck I posted before, the photo is not the best quality, so I'll try to get a better picture sometime soon. It was pulling double duty that day, hauling rock and pretending to be a road roller, where a larger quantity of rock needed to be packed down to fill a hollow that had subsided in the driveway; the hollow was about 20-25' long, and had dropped as much as 18", notably on the near side. The rock is a layer over three dump trucks of fill dirt, ..... hence the fresh red dirt down the near side of the driveway.

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Here's one of the truck I posted before, it's not the best quality,...
well it is a Ford :-)
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I bet you could park that in the bed of my truck!
Probably - we did consider ramps to park it on the bed of the 101FC
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I bet you could park that in the bed of my truck!
That's very nice of you, I wouldn't let that under my truck let alone in it.

Think of the contamination!
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