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0 points · 1 day ago

Volkswagen group as been building north american cars in Mexico for a long time. At least sonce 1999. Then Brazil before that.

It's very hard to get a Stuttgart made Volkswagen in the US.

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My '92 mk2 was made in Mexico. I think the only Brazilian VWs in the US were Foxes.

Original Poster122 points · 2 days ago

Well, I’ve had it for 6 hours now and it’s been on since I got it.... how do I turn it off?

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279 points · 2 days ago

bump the car in front of you to reset it

I kind of hope he doesn't have living parents, a partner or children because christ imagine the anxiety.

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No worries he's burned every single bridge and everyone in his life has publicly disowned him so he can fulfill his destiny as a daredevil for our entertainment guilt free

Hey, T_Halls, just a quick heads-up:
untill is actually spelled until. You can remember it by one l at the end.
Have a nice day!

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How to delete other peoples comments

Perhaps you are experiencing /r/megalophobia ...

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I feel like all these phobia subs should be philia subs

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Original Poster1 point · 6 days ago

Yes! Whatcha need haha

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Got an LSD?

The confusion arises from changes in what is and is not a coupe, not over sedan.

Coupes originally did not have a B pillar, and usually had a shorter wheelbase, often with just 1 row of seats. Over time, coupes have come to typically mean 2-door sedans.

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Somebody wanna talk about 4 door coupes?

Sounds great! Did you replace the headliner? It looks like alcantara.

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Original Poster2 points · 5 days ago

One of the previous owners did, and yes it is alcantara! Very grippy on the top of my head

7 points · 5 days ago

The screwdriver and starter trick is all fun and games until you forget to put the car in neutral and are parked next to a canal. (Not me, but a coworker)

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Haha I did that once with my GTI but didn't get thrown into a canal, just into my engine bay

13 points · 10 days ago

Seriously? You guys are judging someone who works on 60 year old vehicles because it's a handwritten list? I'd bet this is exactly the guy to have work on this car, and his list is very nice, but old school like the car. Have a little faith, I can make you a real pretty estimate, but wouldn't know what to do when you agree to pay me.

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It's a VW Bug though I don't care what currency that is it seems high

Even in Venezuelan bolívar?

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According to this exchange rate site it would come out to $577, so yeah kind of

3 points · 12 days ago

Take my answer with a grain of salt as I don’t know the specifics of the S2000 transmission, this is WAGing on my part.

It has to do with the synchros in 5th and 6th. The synchros are what match the speed of the input shaft with the gear you’re changing into. The synchros on the high gear do the most work when at high rpm in low gears as they have to slow down the input shaft to match the relatively low speed of those higher gears.

For you’re second question, that doesn’t make any sense to me. You need to change to neutral to change to the next gear, and you’re just disconnecting the input shaft from a gear, and the input shaft has already been disengaged from the flywheel with the clutch, I don’t see what the problem would be.

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This is only a problem if you're granny shifting not double clutching like you should

Unless they have recently changed things up, I really don't think so. They always just charge you for up to a year at a time (since they all expire on the same day, like in June or something). If you're really concerned, you can ask the expert.

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They always just charge you for up to a year at a time (since they all expire on the same day, like in June or something).

Not any more, now it's offset 6 months from the license plate sticker so either the state or the city gets to double dip when you sell your car

Learn, Fix It, and, Make money... Pick any two. I have been in automotive for about 10 years. MAYBE 10 times have I been able to do all three on the first shot. Independent life is rough.

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How do you learn and make money without fixing it?

Y'know, after hearing how fast the new mid engine Corvette shifts on the nurburgring? I don't even care any more.

Driving a manual transmission car for me has always been more about how brain dead and sluggish and lower mpg autos were. Having a manual was important when the stick got .5 seconds faster 0-60 and 2 mpg more. Fartcan Honda Civic and Accords are the worst.

RRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRR

But now that automatics get better mileage, largely aren't a $1000 option, and can shift to a new gear faster than I can think about putting the clutch in...it matters way less to me.

I will still prefer a dual clutch paddle shifted manual with an automatic capability over a traditional torque converter auto, but the gap between those is closing fast for me, too.

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You have to admit a fart can on an auto sounds 1000x worse than on even a poorly shifted manual. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

How dare you bring others into this. This is about bringing awareness to one type of transmission that's been heavily oppressed. We don't need your dismissal, ignoring, and denial of the problems manuals face in the institutional transmissionism they face on a daily basis. All transmissions matter implies that their shifts are all equal, they're not, CVTs are shit.

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This but unironically

What blows me away is how space in efficient the cars in the 90’s were when there was so few things to package, granted modules were bigger but still next to no usable console space.

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Do you mean number of storage compartments? Older cars are generally much roomier than new ones for the same exterior dimensions, mostly because of safety. My Mk2 GTI is much roomier inside than my friend's Mk6, despite his being practically a size class larger on the outside.

The AE86 was never a sensible car. It was a RWD "performance" variant of the E80 Corolla. If you wanted the sensible variant you would go for the AE82/81.

An equivalent would be kinda like buying an M3 over a normal 3-series BMW.

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More like buying a Sentra SE-R over a regular Sentra

Can they do something about the speed bumps on the northbound side between Irving and Foster?

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-1 points · 23 days ago

You’d be surprised the amount of court cases that pass without actual evidence unfortunately

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Here's hoping you don't contribute to any

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-5 points · 23 days ago

Is that an insult?

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Am i being detained?

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-28 points · 25 days ago

I spot cars for a living and man it looks too much like a bmw

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I think it's time to up that glasses perscription

72 points · 25 days ago · edited 25 days ago

I know how it works from when I was young and dumb. Some diesels do soot all the time, but that’s a sign of wasted fuel. So ideally you only want to roll coal when people will “appreciate” it. The default position of the button you described is to not roll coal.

So unless the officer had the right to inspect my vehicle closely I could rev the tits out of it and it’d only blow a very small amount of smoke that is typical with Diesel engines.

However, that looks like a new vehicle, even with the button the exhaust would have to be modified to not filter the smoke. I imagine that would be easy to check since most people aren’t smart enough to remove those filters discretely. That last part is conjecture though, we don’t have that model of truck in Australia, American exhaust rules might be different.

For anyone interested in how diesels roll coal, it’s done by dumping more fuel into the engine that won’t entirely burn off, so the switch just tells the computer to put more fuel in, on older cars you might retard the ignition slightly was early morning, diesels don’t use an ignition system akin to petrol. so it doesn’t burn correctly, and in older diesels still just giving it boot will ALWAYS roll coal, if you see a guy in an old clunker, he might not be doing it on purpose. But he probably still enjoys it.

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There's no ignition system on a diesel

Yeah you’re right idk what I was thinking. I only did it by dumping fuel but I heard there’s another way. You wouldn’t happen to know it?

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Idk restricting air? That'd be a good way to make it stall I'd think though,

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-3 points · 26 days ago

I don't know what a reference is. Can you please explain that?

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It's why you are having trouble finding a job

The "literally" part of that referred to the act of accelerating, not to the fact it is a human she's accelerating into.

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She appears to be maintaining a constant (very slow) velocity

Best municipal water in existence. You ask any other major city's public works what's the one thing they'd take from NYC and copy if they could, it would be the water system. That's any other major city in the world, not just this country. Nice and fresh, gravity fed and it is so naturally soft that any soap becomes almost impossibly fluffy when lathered.

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Chicago's water is just as good, and the Great Lakes are the largest supply of freshwater on earth so they won't be running out when it stops snowing in the Catskills

2 points · 26 days ago

Lol cool feel free to reiterate that in a thousand years

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Sure thing, in the more near term I have some beachfront property you might be interested in in about 150 years on Tremont Ave

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