The Car Thread

Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Car Thread
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

1 · 2 · 3 · Next

AuthorMessage
rob smith Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 7 Mar 03
Posts: 21024
Credit: 416,307,556
RAC: 380
United Kingdom
Message 1711393 - Posted: 11 Aug 2015, 12:07:53 UTC

6 years or 60,000 miles which ever comes sooner - so its due a change
Bob Smith
Member of Seti PIPPS (Pluto is a Planet Protest Society)
Somewhere in the (un)known Universe?
ID: 1711393 · Report as offensive
rob smith Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 7 Mar 03
Posts: 21024
Credit: 416,307,556
RAC: 380
United Kingdom
Message 1711406 - Posted: 11 Aug 2015, 12:52:44 UTC

...what you really need are gears:

Bob Smith
Member of Seti PIPPS (Pluto is a Planet Protest Society)
Somewhere in the (un)known Universe?
ID: 1711406 · Report as offensive
Mark Stevenson Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 8 Sep 11
Posts: 1736
Credit: 174,899,165
RAC: 91
United Kingdom
Message 1711409 - Posted: 11 Aug 2015, 12:59:06 UTC - in response to Message 1711397.  

The good thing is that my Z3 has chain driven timing that doesn't need to be changed :-) Why don't more cars have that?[/quote]

Simple answer Chris is it's down to money
ID: 1711409 · Report as offensive
Profile Gordon Lowe
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 5 Nov 00
Posts: 12094
Credit: 6,317,865
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1711416 - Posted: 11 Aug 2015, 13:35:54 UTC - in response to Message 1711397.  

The good thing is that my Z3 has chain driven timing that doesn't need to be changed :-) Why don't more cars have that?


My '99 Saturn SC-1(140,000 miles) has a timing chain, but I've always had conflicting opinions on whether it ever will need to be changed. I had the serpentine belt replaced about 5,000 miles ago, so I should be good to go on that. I also had a big surprise when a mechanic at the instant oil change place told me my manual transmission fluid should be replaced every 10,000 miles! ~I don't believe that.
The mind is a weird and mysterious place
ID: 1711416 · Report as offensive
Profile Gordon Lowe
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 5 Nov 00
Posts: 12094
Credit: 6,317,865
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1711431 - Posted: 11 Aug 2015, 14:21:47 UTC - in response to Message 1711424.  

But yes, the gearbox oil Hypoy 80 was changed every 10,000 as was the EP 90 in the rear axle.


Hmmm... Well, I need to get my manual out of the glovebox and see what it says. I've always driven sticks, and never thought much about their transmission oil. My first car was a Toyota Celica GT that I bought at around 84,000 miles and sold at around 130,000 miles, then I got a Nissan Sentra that I got at around 120,000 miles, but it's odometer/speedometer cable was broken, so who knows how many actual miles were on it.
The mind is a weird and mysterious place
ID: 1711431 · Report as offensive
Profile TimeLord04
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 9 Mar 06
Posts: 21084
Credit: 33,933,039
RAC: 23
United States
Message 1711443 - Posted: 11 Aug 2015, 14:58:14 UTC

<<----- Burns clutches out in 10 K Miles...

I will stick to automatics, thank you very much.
TimeLord04
Have TARDIS, will travel...
Come along K-9!
Join Calm Chaos
ID: 1711443 · Report as offensive
Profile Gordon Lowe
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 5 Nov 00
Posts: 12094
Credit: 6,317,865
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1711445 - Posted: 11 Aug 2015, 15:00:13 UTC - in response to Message 1711440.  

A stick?, oh you mean a proper car with three pedals and a gear lever? Why didn't you say so, or if you really have to "A four on the floor" sigh.


If by three pedals you mean clutch, brake and accelerator, yes.

This Saturn I have is the first hydraulic clutch I've owned. My others were cables, and the Nissan's was particularly prone to breaking. I do almost only city stop n' go driving, so I think there's more wear & tear, but I try to avoid using the clutch in traffic by coasting in neutral.
The mind is a weird and mysterious place
ID: 1711445 · Report as offensive
Profile Mike Special Project $75 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 17 Feb 01
Posts: 33456
Credit: 79,922,639
RAC: 80
Germany
Message 1711598 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 7:51:32 UTC

Its the same here in germany.
With each crime and every kindness we birth our future.
ID: 1711598 · Report as offensive
Profile tullio
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 9 Apr 04
Posts: 8646
Credit: 2,930,782
RAC: 1
Italy
Message 1711682 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 11:52:56 UTC
Last modified: 12 Aug 2015, 11:53:46 UTC

When younger I had a C license for trucks, now I have a B license for cars, no matter if with an automatic gear changer or not (I have a manual gearbox).An A license is for motorcycles and a D license fpr buses
Tullio
ID: 1711682 · Report as offensive
Profile Gordon Lowe
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 5 Nov 00
Posts: 12094
Credit: 6,317,865
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1711713 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 13:55:25 UTC - in response to Message 1711682.  

An A license is for motorcycles and a D license fpr buses


Are motorcycles hard to figure out how to drive? I'm assuming since I know how to shift manually, it would be easier for me to learn.

Driving buses and big long-haul trucks are not for me, but on the other hand, there is some appeal in the idea of being a driver of a tour bus for a rock band. ;~)
The mind is a weird and mysterious place
ID: 1711713 · Report as offensive
Profile tullio
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 9 Apr 04
Posts: 8646
Credit: 2,930,782
RAC: 1
Italy
Message 1711747 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 15:03:37 UTC - in response to Message 1711733.  

In theory bikers should know the Codice della Strada. But they ignore it and when you are in a queue, as in a toll road casello for paying tickets, they overpass you on the left and on the right, while you have to wait for the cars before you to pass the casello. So they are not much loved by motorists.
Tullio
ID: 1711747 · Report as offensive
Profile zoom3+1=4
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Nov 03
Posts: 64944
Credit: 55,293,173
RAC: 49
United States
Message 1711748 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 15:06:07 UTC
Last modified: 12 Aug 2015, 15:07:15 UTC

I just have a CA drivers license for automobiles, with an addendum for motorcycles, though I don't ride a motorcycle anymore.

Riding a motorcycle is sort of like flying, only in 2D, instead of 3D, plus the speeds are lower, having a head on a swivel helps, there are a few drivers out there that just don't look where they're going, like when they change lanes..
The T1 Trust, PRR T1 Class 4-4-4-4 #5550, 1 of America's First HST's
ID: 1711748 · Report as offensive
Profile janneseti
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 14 Oct 09
Posts: 14106
Credit: 655,366
RAC: 0
Sweden
Message 1711754 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 15:20:51 UTC

Doesn't motorcycles use something like this today?
Shimano Di2 Electronic Gears for Road Bikes Explained.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3knD7Me_L6w
ID: 1711754 · Report as offensive
Mark Stevenson Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 8 Sep 11
Posts: 1736
Credit: 174,899,165
RAC: 91
United Kingdom
Message 1711763 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 15:33:47 UTC
Last modified: 12 Aug 2015, 15:34:15 UTC

From someone who used to ride a motorbike till I had a crash in 2010 , you ain't really got a clue how to ride a motorbike , probably better off you all stick to cars :-)
ID: 1711763 · Report as offensive
Profile tullio
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 9 Apr 04
Posts: 8646
Credit: 2,930,782
RAC: 1
Italy
Message 1711764 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 15:35:07 UTC

I have Shimano gears on both ny bykes. With the left hand I control my forward gears and with the right hand the back wheel gears.Left hand also powers the forward wheel brake and right hand the back wheel brake.
Tullio
ID: 1711764 · Report as offensive
Mark Stevenson Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 8 Sep 11
Posts: 1736
Credit: 174,899,165
RAC: 91
United Kingdom
Message 1711793 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 16:12:25 UTC - in response to Message 1711786.  

From someone who used to ride a motorbike till I had a crash in 2010 , you ain't really got a clue how to ride a motorbike , probably better off you all stick to cars :-)

Good advice Mark which I will stick to :-)


You know what happened to me Chris and you've seen my x rays 4 wheels are a lot more stable than 2 . There's plenty of idiots driving cars on the roads :-)
ID: 1711793 · Report as offensive
Profile celttooth
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 21 Nov 99
Posts: 26503
Credit: 28,583,098
RAC: 0
Canada
Message 1711795 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 16:14:37 UTC

I have solemnly promised LSM
that I will never buy another
motor cycle!


ID: 1711795 · Report as offensive
Mark Stevenson Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 8 Sep 11
Posts: 1736
Credit: 174,899,165
RAC: 91
United Kingdom
Message 1711799 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 16:23:35 UTC - in response to Message 1711795.  

I have solemnly promised LSM
that I will never buy another
motor cycle!



If I ever think about getting another motorbike , my girlfriend has promised to castrate me ( after what happened I weren't planning to anyway)
ID: 1711799 · Report as offensive
kittyman Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 9 Jul 00
Posts: 51464
Credit: 1,018,363,574
RAC: 1,004
United States
Message 1711805 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 16:37:44 UTC - in response to Message 1711786.  

From someone who used to ride a motorbike till I had a crash in 2010 , you ain't really got a clue how to ride a motorbike , probably better off you all stick to cars :-)

Good advice Mark which I will stick to :-)

If I ever had a two wheeled motorance, I would not be here talking to you now....
I wrecked enough with four wheels and managed to walk away from all of them and put together another.
Through it all, I managed to keep all of my wheels on the ground and spinning fiercely. Like my crunchers.
"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting." Alan Dean Foster

ID: 1711805 · Report as offensive
Darth Beaver Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 20 Aug 99
Posts: 6728
Credit: 21,443,075
RAC: 3
Australia
Message 1711807 - Posted: 12 Aug 2015, 16:39:08 UTC - in response to Message 1711748.  

Riding a motorcycle is sort of like flying, only in 2D, instead of 3D, plus the speeds are lower


Speeds are slower , say what !! I don't call 200 khr doubling is slow mate .

Try and see if you can hang on to a Honda 1100 cc with full throttle.

Most motor bikes are way faster than most cars . And you can take that from someone that did own bikes and has a licence

They hit 300 klm at the Moto GP and that is not flat out.
ID: 1711807 · Report as offensive
1 · 2 · 3 · Next

Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Car Thread


 
©2022 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.