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      My understanding is that the most important thing...

      My understanding is that the most important thing for MPG is rolling resistance, followed by weight (of the entire wheel and tire assembly).

      Regarding the weight...you may be surprised if you...
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      Thoughts on the Chinese supply chain?

      I haven't noticed any posts on TCL about the Chinese metal plant explosion the other day. I know that industrial accidents in China are kind of background noise in the news, but this one should be...
    3. There have been reports that Toyota is having...

      There have been reports that Toyota is having trouble with their "modular architecture" project too, leading to delays on the next Prius, which was supposed to be the first model to use it. So maybe...
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      Regarding VW selling high-volume small cars in...

      Regarding VW selling high-volume small cars in the US...I think it could work IF they could get off the Euro-premium high horse and bring something that could compete on value, with "VW-ness" as a...
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      CY2013 Fleet Sales Statistics

      A lot of automotive commentators make remarks about "fleet dumping" driving sales of certain models. Here are some up-to-date stats that give an idea of where that's really true (link opens PDF...
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      You were on the right track...1966 Pontiac. These...

      You were on the right track...1966 Pontiac. These are fairly desirable, but yours look like they're in "daily driver" condition and not close to show quality, so they won't be worth a ton of money....
    7. The rumor I read was that Nissan is trying to...

      The rumor I read was that Nissan is trying to rework the OLD Frontier, still sold in Mexico, to make it pass US standards again. Apparently they want to take a different path from the competition,...
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      I think this is all a question of standards. If...

      I think this is all a question of standards. If you live in a fairly upscale area, most shops that do wheel refinishing are probably used to dealing with picky enthusiasts who want a show-quality...
    9. Yeah, I think I'll have to nudge him to look...

      Yeah, I think I'll have to nudge him to look harder for an Xterra if he doesn't find something he likes. Like I said, his Nissan place didn't even have one in stock.

      As for the girlfriend issue,...
    10. That thought did cross my mind, but the problem...

      That thought did cross my mind, but the problem is his girlfriend has to drive this too, and she's not the type who would find it fun to drive something old that has problems all the time. If he ends...
    11. The 4Runner is definitely on his list for...

      The 4Runner is definitely on his list for consideration. I also recommended the Nissan Xterra, but he wasn't even able to find one on the lot at his local Nissan dealer! I guess some dealers have...
    12. Ideal vehicle for someone who loved the '87 Cherokee?

      I was talking to a friend the other day who is car shopping. He's been driving a 2005 Matrix (recently totaled) since new, but before that he had an '87 Cherokee 4.0. He's looking for a new...
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      Hmm. What if the coolant temp sensor was reading...

      Hmm. What if the coolant temp sensor was reading hot all the time? That would cause it to never go through the "warm up" process on a cold start, because it thinks it's already warmed up. Normally...
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      How in the world would a heater core cause this...

      How in the world would a heater core cause this problem? In the words of Vinny Gambini..."I would love to hear this!"

      -Andrew L
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      A '79 Firebird is carbureted and probably has a...

      A '79 Firebird is carbureted and probably has a mechanical fuel pump up front, driven by the engine. In that case, it's a little more believable that as the RPMs increase and the pump runs faster, it...
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      You could pretty easily resolve the fuel pump and...

      You could pretty easily resolve the fuel pump and fuel filter debate with a pressure test while it's running poorly and a retest when it's running right. Personally if I have to make a bet, I'm not...
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      Hyundai Excel stories, anyone?

      Of all the obscure cars that have been discussed on TCL, I can't remember ever seeing much about the Hyundai Excel. A lot of people today don't realize that Hyundai sold somewhere around a million...
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      Do you have a scan tool that can display any...

      Do you have a scan tool that can display any parameters as the car runs? If you do, I would take a look at the MAP sensor and throttle position sensor outputs. I don't know what "normal" values would...
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      Does the problem gradually fade away, or does it...

      Does the problem gradually fade away, or does it just suddenly "snap out of it" after a couple minutes? If the latter, I'm wondering if it's a problem that occurs only in open-loop operation, that...
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      Like I said before, if you could post up some...

      Like I said before, if you could post up some pics with neat rows and columns, I could ID them all for you. If I try to go through all these pics, I'll just confuse both of us.
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