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Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by deeaa, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. STACKS

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    My F150 tells you when to change the oil. I generally do it at around 25% life left. No idea of the mileage. I rotate the tires every oil change as per MFG suggestion. Much better tread life here if you do VS if you don't.
     
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    If only my Strat would tell me when to change strings...life would be a lot simpler
     
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    They're noisy and smell bad.
     

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    Every car my wife has ever owned has gone 100,000 miles between oil changes but required a complete brake job every 5,000 miles and new tires about every 12,000 miles.
     
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    I have a friend who goes thru a new wife every 50,000 miles
     
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    He should look into diesels, last a lot longer.
    Noiser though.
     
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    He'd get more miles out of her if he rotated the . . . um, er . . . oh, forgot it, I won't go there. :rolleyes:
     
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    Up here in VT we get 5 seasons......with one of them being mud season

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    Holes?:sneaky:
     
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    A beauty. I had the option of buying my dad's c5 for about 5k but I saw what it cost for stupid small repairs. And Chevy seems predatory on making them to away. You can't buy the reaction so
    Control mods now. Chevy won't make them and there's no after market on it. Other computers that need replaced need an expensive calibrating bs just to sync them. I'm hoping to do a refi and pickup a C2 vette. I've had 4 and I know I can keep them running. I once rewired my main harness on the side of the road when an alternative burned it up.
     
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    Dammit man! Autocorrect turned your post into Chinglish, but I understood exactly what you said. I had a chance to buy a 2014(?) Stingray at auction from a towing yard. It's a recovered stolen vehicle. Only known issues are the windshield that had its bottom left corner broken out by the police, to access the vin. I was told it was being driven with a fake vin.
    As much as I love the current Vette, I have a feeling that a 6 year old Vette that was stolen and driven around for a good while probably didn't receive stellar care.

    C2, are we talking 1963-67? That would be my favorite Vette body style. Coupe only. I'm not a convertible guy. I'm all about performance and handling.
    A 1963 coupe with the 375 horse 327 would be like a never ending dose of Viagra for me.
    "If you experience a boner that lasts for more than a year, don't panic. It's not a medical emergency. You don't need to consult a physician. You need to hit the open road because you own a '63 Sting Ray."
     
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    Wheel alignment is twice a year here when put on/shed snow tires.
     
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    I change between winter and summer tyres in all our cars, but have never aligned them.

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    Maybe align after the the winter --> summer change, on account of rough winter roads and potholes?

    Technically, the wheel just bolts on the suspended bits. in a passive way, so a wheel change isn't affecting geometry, I would think.
     
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    I suppose yes but I don't understand how hard you have to use the car to cause the wheels to be knocked out of alignment. There's just a few points where they can move and unless a support arm is literally bent I don't see how can they get misaligned.

    A few times I've changed like steering axle joint ie one of the possible adjustment points, but even then it isn't necessary to re-align if the new part is identical, just count how many turns it is opened and tighten so that the spanners align just like when removing and it's fine.

    Just the other day I drove into a couple of potholes like half a foot deep at 50mph or so, the whole car jolted so I feared for the tyre to get damaged, but that kind of bouncing still shouldn't suffice to cause damage enough to need alignment. Might break a spring or a shock though.

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    75, 000 miles and just did my trucks 1st brake pad change,
    oil gets changed around every 7000 miles, oil level checked EVERY fill up
    had wheel alingment done 1x when putting on larger tires and lift kit on truck 45000 miles ago

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    My 2nd corvette went 100k between oil changes I think. When I was checking the valves I noticed it was a very rare no headbolt smallblock engine. Not a bolt to be found. I had to dig the grunge out of the bolt valleys to find them. By the time I got it and changed the oil it was too late. Later that year I was racing a BMW home and I put a rod through the side of the engine. Still was able to drive it to my mechanics 10 min away.
     
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    Wth? I cant tell what I wrote. My 3rd C2 was a 65 with an original 365 hp. Solid lifter dunton cam. When those secondaries kicked it I couldn't shift it fast enough. It was a beauty.
     
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