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#9929 of 10039 Re: ruking... [iluvmysephia1]
May 21, 2013 (7:04 pm)
if you were anywhere near Alamogordo, NM, now I'd feel like taking you out for pizza and Margarita's! That's what someone wants to hear 'bout now, not goofy scary negative stories designed to worry and pester a fellow car nut (I...I mean car man).
I learned all about working on cars due to my '66 Bug. I learned how to change oil, adjust valves, points, timing. I learned how to change a clutch (you have to remove the engine--but in the Bug that's pretty easy and you don't need much other than some basic tools, a jack, and a collapsed cardboard box to do that, either. The only engines I've ever rebuilt were VW Bug engines, too.
Ahh, such fond memories.....
May 22, 2013 (7:06 am)
Aside from transaxle work, there's not much on a VW Bug that the amateur mechanic can't do in his driveway.
May 22, 2013 (6:07 pm)
I got that. I was just kiddin'. I have a business card of a local here in southern NM who rebuilds them. He would be my most logical contact, especially if I want those updates done. And they sound like they ought ta be done, if for no other reason than to keep up with the traffic flow of the region.
Way too many hicks in pickups around here that would love ta run my Beetle-bug right into the dusty ground en route ta their destination.
#9932 of 10039 Re: best non-manual transmission for a manual transmission driver. [nippononly]
May 23, 2013 (9:37 am)
New version of Rondo just came out. Still has a stick option but base only as you repeatedly complain. Broader options for both models in EDM and Asian markets. I'd love one of the many AWD micro vans the asian markets get. Know two people here with the Diesel stick AWD Mitsu Mivec, but they are quite old and RHD as they are Japanese cast-offs. Modern version of that would be sweet. Think AWD off-road version of the M5 - uber fun vehicle that can still haul the kids.
#9933 of 10039 I love stick shifts
May 28, 2013 (10:05 am)
I´ve always liked using a stick shift. Never cared much for automatics. Kinda takes the fun out of driving.
#9934 of 10039 Re: best non-manual transmission for a manual transmission driver. [volkov]
May 28, 2013 (10:34 am)
Brain fart...just noticed I wrote Mivec, meant Mitsu Delica.
AND just to hammer home the annoying reality, the latest version comes with CVT as the only transmission option.
#9936 of 10039 Re: This is a bit odd [steve_]
Jun 03, 2013 (9:21 am)
le sigh. If I drive mine like I stole it, no problems. Otherwise, I hate the clutch on that car.... it's just too touchy. There's no "feel" to it.... just disengaged to *Bam!* engaged. If it had a diesel engine, that'd probably be a nice combo.
Jun 03, 2013 (10:37 am)
Just noticed that a Honda dealer near me has 5 Accords in stock with the stick shift. Nice to see that they are out there.
#9938 of 10039 Re: This is a bit odd [xwesx]
Jun 03, 2013 (6:59 pm)
I seem to have a similar issue with my Toyota Matrix, I still stall it from time to time if I try to take off gently and smoothly, I am not sure it engages in the same spot all the time even ( I think I have read other comments about this too). It works properly with no slippage, but you have to give it more throttle to make sure it doesn't stall when you start off.