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What oil, tires, battery, seat, tire pressure, windshield, do you recommend?


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“What oil, tires, battery, seat, tire pressure, windshield, do you recommend?”

1, Slippery 

2, Round

3, Charged

4, Ask your butt

5, Hard

6, Yes

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Rougarou
5 minutes ago, Hosstage said:

It doesn't matter which you choose, it's wrong. 

 

According to somebody somewhere.

 

Rotella T-6 is the only oil to use!!!!:18:

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wbw6cos

....but what about TPMS accuracy?

 

 

....oh, and the onboard ambient air temp accuracy?

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Brodiepunker18

What about air filter and brake fluid? Or brake lines even? 🤣 

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What type of air do you put in your tires,…..tap or distilled?   Ive been using distilled air, it comes in convenient one gallon jugs. 

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2 hours ago, Hank in WV said:

Can anyone recommend a good quality valve cap for rear wheels?

 

I personally think valve caps are overrated and go naked.  It proves to be more efficient in getting the distilled air in.

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37 minutes ago, Rougarou said:

 

I personally think valve caps are overrated and go naked.  It proves to be more efficient in getting the distilled air in.

WHAT?!?!?! You don't fill with nitrogen?     :4316:

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Brodiepunker18
6 minutes ago, RogerC60 said:

WHAT?!?!?! You don't fill with nitrogen?     :4316:

I prefer helium but with supply chain issues I have to settle for regular air. 🤣 

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Around 1980, I was working in a motorcycle store next to the BMW shop in Salt Lake City. On Saturday afternoon, a guy walked in who wanted new spark plugs for his Beemer. The BMW shop was closed until Monday. We sold him so NGK's but saw him Monday in front of the BMW shops tossing the NGK's in the trash and installing Bosch plugs. Go figure.

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3 hours ago, MichiganBob said:

Around 1980, I was working in a motorcycle store next to the BMW shop in Salt Lake City. On Saturday afternoon, a guy walked in who wanted new spark plugs for his Beemer. The BMW shop was closed until Monday. We sold him so NGK's but saw him Monday in front of the BMW shops tossing the NGK's in the trash and installing Bosch plugs. Go figure.

 

I had a Porsche shop in the 70’s and always used NGK’s in 911’s (6cyl airhead/oilhead) unless the customer said differently. Even in the mechanical injected S’s and Turbo’s that took a very cold plug. The Bosch equivalent was ‘platinum tipped’, cost 3 or 4 times as much with no difference in performance or longevity. 

 

I did try Champions in the race car once (twin plug with a smaller diameter) because NGK didn’t make one at the time. They sucked so had the use the Bosch racing plugs at $80. each X 12 = ouch : )

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4 hours ago, Hosstage said:

Race cars. The best way to make a small fortune.

Out of a large fortune 

 

That’s an understatement and no laughing matter  : )

 

Fortunately it was somewhat rare, a 75 Carrera RSR that continually increased in value since it was new, .Not a lot while I had it in the late 70’s/early 80’s but has in the last decade or so. It did cover the price of those plugs and a few other maintenance items though. :)

 

Then..

 

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And now..

 

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My brother scored a deal on modified Pontiac Solstice. Yes, a Solstice, not known as real hot rods, but this one has an oversized turbo, modified suspension, brakes, wheels, you name it, set up for autocross and track duty. His friend, a real car guy, tells him, you are about to find out what it takes to keep a race car on the road.

He's had it a few years, not a year has gone by without some minor to almost major work.

This year it went in to get the turbo fixed, maybe replaced.

It got a new motor. Cheaper than repairing what was there. It still got the new turbo too.

He says it runs really good. Having his wallet much lighter added speed.

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