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Old 09-20-2016, 07:48 PM   #26721
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I had read a blog post of a similar story, but the end of this... hilarious.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:51 PM   #26722
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:40 AM   #26723
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Got a Toyota Mirai. Nearing official hipster status. I just need to shave a part in my hair, grow a beard, and wear horizontally lined tank tops.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:54 PM   #26724
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Got a Toyota Mirai. Nearing official hipster status. I just need to shave a part in my hair, grow a beard, and wear horizontally lined tank tops.
And you've got to wear your little sister's stretchy jeans.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:59 PM   #26725
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The Toyota Mirai is a hipster car? I thought it was just a fugly new alternative fuel vehicle.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:55 PM   #26726
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Nearing official hipster status.
The Miari is expensive. You need a job a notch or two above "barista" or "I work in a vintage clothing store" to buy expensive things.

I'm thinking more Yuppie than Hipster.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:04 AM   #26727
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Tip of the day: Make sure you plug ALL balance shaft oil passages when you delete the shafts.

Spent 2 nights trying to figure out why the rebuilt engine in my saab has really low oil pressure. I blocked the outer passages but forgot about the inner ones.
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Old 09-25-2016, 03:56 AM   #26728
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Got a Toyota Mirai. Nearing official hipster status. I just need to shave a part in my hair, grow a beard, and wear horizontally lined tank tops.
I work at toyota and a few of my coworkers got a mirai for themselves. The 3 years of free gas must be real tempting. nobody else I've talked to outside of toyota seems to even know what a mirai is

on a sidenote, they sound real weird.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:44 AM   #26729
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3 years of free gas
That got me for a minute, till I realized the gas is in fact hydrogen and not gasoline.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:51 AM   #26730
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We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please others for their good, to build them up.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:34 AM   #26731
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:49 PM   #26732
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With more and more cars getting built in Navigation units, I wish equipped cars would have a speedometer correction device built in.

For example, as you drive at a steady speed the ECU would compare indicated speed against GPS speed and create a correction factor table. The reason I thought of this was because with my next set of tires on the Fiesta ST I may consider going with a 215 wide Direzza ZII star spec. This will result in a .3" difference which works out to be 879 revolutions per mile vs stock 872 per mile. It's not a significant difference but in situations where we might want to run a larger or smaller overall diameter tire it could create a significant disparity at speed. It would be REALLY cool if the ECU could compensate for tire size, even if it's just compensating for tire wear over time.

Just thinking out loud and not sure who to share it with.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:10 PM   #26733
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It's done on purpose to mitigate lawsuits. "But officer, my car said I was going 60". My Yamaha's speedo is 7% too high, but the odometer is spot on. GPS calculated speed is also sorta.. meh. You'd need a good flat ground and steady RPM / throttle to sample for your correction factor. Standing still a ublox GPS will occasionally report 3-4 meters per second, usually .3 - .6 once a solid lock is established.
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LOL - your Yamaha reads 7% fast to get you to slow down.

Modern cars are required to be within like 2% or 3% I believe...to mitigate lawsuits...from the NHTSA.

I also believe it would be painless to integrate an auto-correcting speedo based on averaged GPS readings.
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:44 AM   #26735
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BMW / MINI speedo correction can be changed through the OBDII port with some funny german software. It's pretty trivial.
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Is there a super secret source of ATE SuperBlue out there somewhere that I'm unaware of, or should I just buy a can of TYP200 from Andrew and call it a day? I really need to do a flush before this weekend.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:02 AM   #26737
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Is there a super secret source of ATE SuperBlue out there somewhere that I'm unaware of, or should I just buy a can of TYP200 from Andrew and call it a day? I really need to do a flush before this weekend.
I got some on Amazon prime and from TSE.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:02 AM   #26738
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Suoerblue is no more.
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Yep, I heard they stopped making it.
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For a really stupid reason too. Something about the USDOT saying people might get confused and put wind shield wiper fluid in there because it's blue too.

they stopped making it a few years ago.
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