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      Dex/Merc is Dexron III - it's just like Dexron II...

      Dex/Merc is Dexron III - it's just like Dexron II but with a higher temperature specification.

      Also: did you know that original Dexron I used whale oil as a friction modifier? :eek:
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      East Coast Cincy Caravan 2015!

      YAY!! It's the PA Turnpike from King of Prussia Service Plaza to Midway to exit 75! We meet at a sheetz gas station in new stanton at noon. Then we all drive to Wilmington, OH together!
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGezxzWi484

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGezxzWi484
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      I know that #17 in the diagram is 27mm, but that...

      I know that #17 in the diagram is 27mm, but that adapter might be different than the stock oil cooler setup.
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      I've said this before and I'll say it again....

      I've said this before and I'll say it again. Cincy is my Christmas. It's the best time of the year - it sets the pace for summer. A time to see friends. It's a wonderful event.
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      I have a Scangauge II in my Prius C. The car...

      I have a Scangauge II in my Prius C.

      The car has a 9.5 gallon tank.

      I have an x-gauge in there for fuel tank gallons. I can see that the number changes a lot as the car drives around -...
    7. Thread: Wheel studs

      by TheTimob
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      If you are running stock wheels with the ball...

      If you are running stock wheels with the ball seats - Honda lug nuts fit - they're also M12x1.5 but with ball seats just like VWs.
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      Welp we broke one of the ARP head studs. Oops...

      Welp we broke one of the ARP head studs. Oops lol. I didn't torque it in stages! what an idiot! :rolleyes:
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      If we get this car together - its happening

      If we get this car together - its happening
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      I just spent hours configuring the Class 1...

      I just spent hours configuring the Class 1 Bluetooth to serial adapter for Megasquirt in my Scirocco. I can connect to it with my Surface, my phone, my HP Stream8 (it was $49 lol) and even my desktop...
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      Last week: Upgraded to Megasquirt 2, and flashed...

      Last week:
      Upgraded to Megasquirt 2, and flashed MS2/Extra 3.3.3 onto the new chip.

      Re-initialized all settings from scratch. Loaded a new spark table.

      Set base timing with a timing light....
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      Is the plate moving up and down smoothly? ...

      Is the plate moving up and down smoothly? Sometimes the plate can bind and grab the sides of the venturi as it falls back down - and you might not notice it unless the car is hot.

      If that's...
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      It's time for me to come back from the dead. ...

      It's time for me to come back from the dead.

      Mission 1: Put Raulito's scirocco back together and ready to drive to CINCY!
      Mission 2: Put my own scirocco back together (lol) and ready to drive it...
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      I installed a new Megasquirt II chip into my...

      I installed a new Megasquirt II chip into my formerly Megasquirt I ECU. I was able to connect to it, and flash new firmware onto it.

      It was like going back to the first time I installed...
    15. Thread: just got hit

      by TheTimob
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      I'd buy it back. You'll just get a check from the...

      I'd buy it back. You'll just get a check from the insurance company when they total it. That happened to one of my cars twice.
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      Sticky: Hey - at least it ain't as uncool as what I'm...

      Hey - at least it ain't as uncool as what I'm gonna bring. PRIUS! :laugh:

      Reasoning: After Cincy is over, I'm driving WEST to Colorado to visit my mom/sister.
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      I'm the General Manager of an Advance Auto Parts store.

      I have direct access to Worldpac now. Life is complete.
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      Whenever we get an arctic blast I just blame...

      Whenever we get an arctic blast I just blame Canada!

      http://i.imgur.com/ldEeYv8.jpg
    19. Thread: Cincy 2015?

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      It's scheduled to re-open in May 2015. Cutting it...

      It's scheduled to re-open in May 2015. Cutting it close. If they finish it - we'll have a shiny new plaza to see.
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      I'm going with a TC4427 FET driver as in the new...

      I'm going with a TC4427 FET driver as in the new msextra manual. I'll install two of them, although I only need one for my distributor setup. This will give me the flexibility to go waste-spark or...
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