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  1. I agree with sm1ke. My guess is that what they...

    I agree with sm1ke. My guess is that what they are doing to test the auto-lock function is not what you think they are doing.
  2. Technically, in order to limit the possible...

    Technically, in order to limit the possible variables, you would have all OEM brake parts installed, not a mishmash of aftermarket parts. I would guess the noise was not present when the original...
  3. Do they all have the ability to reset codes?

    Do they all have the ability to reset codes?
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    I would never have guessed. Thanks for the update.

    I would never have guessed. Thanks for the update.
  5. Thread: Oil catch can

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    2013~2016 I wrote this "white paper" about catch cans, a...

    I wrote this "white paper" about catch cans, a while back.

    http://www.conceptualpolymer.com/Documents/pcvor.pdf

    A couple of pointers:
    1. Catch cans are typically mounted downstream of the PCV...
  6. Thread: Do not wash

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    I've found that white is the best color for...

    I've found that white is the best color for "hiding" clearcoat scratches. Generally speaking, the lighter the color, the more easily scratches are hard to see. The exception many be a graphite-type...
  7. Thread: Oil catch can

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    2013~2016 The 2.5s have a factory catch can?

    The 2.5s have a factory catch can?
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    I followed the same pattern - spent hours,...

    I followed the same pattern - spent hours, washing and detailing my 68 and then 01 Corvettes when I was much younger. Now I use 3D waterless car wash to save the liquid gold-like-costing water and a...
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    ....until Diesel or Skyactive-X Actually,...

    ....until Diesel or Skyactive-X


    Actually, what I meant is that as you overinflate the tires their contact patch area becomes smaller and smaller which in turn, reduces rolling resistance and...
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    2014 3: If I unlock/pop open the trunk after I...

    2014 3: If I unlock/pop open the trunk after I shut off the ignition, the doors will not lock after I close the trunk and walk away. Sm1ke is correct in that you need to be close enough to the car...
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    According to WebMD.com, Sciatica can be made...

    According to WebMD.com, Sciatica can be made worse by being overweight, not getting enough exercise, or sleeping on a mattress that is too hard or soft.
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    I am tempted to think they wanted you to be...

    I am tempted to think they wanted you to be amazed by the incredible gas mileage, which is the only plus part of this scenario.
  13. Toyota/Lexus hybrids are almost always extremely...

    Toyota/Lexus hybrids are almost always extremely reliable as per Consumer Reports and our own experience.
    Our 2006 Lexus RX400h was bought in 2005 and the most serious issue with it has been a...
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    You can get Flow One Race Spec and OZ wheels that...

    You can get Flow One Race Spec and OZ wheels that are 20-22 lbs each in 19" X 8.5" size through tirerack. Forged wheels can be quite a bit lighter but at much higher cost.
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    So every 7500 miles you change the plugs?

    So every 7500 miles you change the plugs?
  16. Well, let's see....According to the December,...

    Well, let's see....According to the December, 2018 edition of Consumer Reports magazine on auto brand reliability rankings with #1 as most reliable and #29 as least reliable.....

    Chevrolet: #23
    ...
  17. If you have an electric power steering pump, this...

    If you have an electric power steering pump, this whine is fairly common. See:
    http://**************************/forum/f436/power-steering-pump-whine-117748/
    However, your 2009 may have a hydraulic...
  18. I use Scangauge in each of my two vehicles,...

    I use Scangauge in each of my two vehicles, primarily because I like having the convenience of glancing down and reading any 4 of 16 readouts.
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    The link doesn't work but I was able to find the...

    The link doesn't work but I was able to find the article. The numbers are very promising - similar to diesel Golfs but much cleaner.
    Perhaps they can eventually increase the engine size to make more...
  20. Thread: Mazda 3 rims

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    You can find out, quickly what size they are by...

    You can find out, quickly what size they are by going to www.tirerack.com, entering your year, make, and model, and selecting wheels from the dropdown list. Once on that page, you can sort by price...
  21. I agree. Out of 29 vehicle manufacturers, Nissan...

    I agree. Out of 29 vehicle manufacturers, Nissan came in 14th. Mazda came in 3rd, just behind Lexus and Toyota. There are some things manufacturers can do to ensure quality/reliability:


    1....
  22. Thread: New (to me) 3

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    Wow - great find! Congrats. Those seats will come...

    Wow - great find! Congrats. Those seats will come in handy on very hot, sunny days. My black seats would roast me if I didn't have a car cover.

    Enjoy your new ride!
  23. I would've taken it back to the mechanic and...

    I would've taken it back to the mechanic and asked him to tell me.
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    By the way, if you happen to run across a driver...

    By the way, if you happen to run across a driver of a vehicle with worn-out tires, you might want to let him or her know. As was mentioned, many people are clueless. You may be able to save an injury...
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    stupid money - for an S2000? I recently rented...

    stupid money - for an S2000?

    I recently rented a 2019 McLaren 570S Spyder (Power-retracting targa top) for a day. If you buy one, it'll set you back $230,000. Now that's "STOOPID" money for me....
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