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  1. thevictor390

    Not a Mustang, so it must be a Miata (2017 Mazda MX-5 RF GT)

    I love the RX-8, and its versatility is nearly irreplaceable, but it is not a car I want to deal with maintaining as it ages. It's also a bit harsh in traffic and on bumpy roads. So after a bit of test driving and a lot of searching, I settled on the replacement: I drove a few cars before...
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    Travelling to south of France - suggestions for sightseeing/day trips/driving roads?

    Hi guys, I'm travelling to Europe for the first time around May 1-9 and will have 4-5 days to myself. I've never traveled outside the US before so this is a pretty exciting and scary proposition for me. I'll be in the Marseille area in the south of France. So far I've decided to rent a car but...
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    German members: help with shipping an item?

    I need someone's help! As some of you probably know, my Blizzard needs all the repairs and parts are scarce. I have every part I need in-hand except exhaust valves, which are proving to be a unicorn due to being unique to certain editions of the 2L-T. After two sellers went AWOL I have found...
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    overheating GPU?

    The problems with my PC are getting bad enough that I have to do something about it... Lately I've had performance issues in games where the framerate tanks to under 10 FPS for a few seconds, at regular intervals. The intervals get closer the longer I play. It seems like it has to be...
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    Ownership Verified: 1989 Toyota Blizzard SX-5: who ever said Toyotas are reliable?

    "Blizzard in a Blizzard" This seems to still be the beginning of what is going to be a long journey.... also get ready for a novel. So I wanted a vehicle I could drive in the snow. The RX-8 is ok with proper tires but less than ideal. Unfortunately, I have very peculiar taste. I started...
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    leaky injector pump on Toyota 2L-T; or, HELP HOW DO I FIND PARTS

    As some of you may know, I bought a very silly vehicle. Why no PYC thread? I haven't seen it for two weeks. 1989 Toyota Blizzard SX-5, RHD Japanese import, 5 speed, 4WD, Toyota 2L-T engine also found in Hilux, Land Cruiser and a few others So the Toyota made the 2.5 hour trip home...
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    Mystery knob under dashboard, 1989 Toyota Blizzard with 2L-T diesel

    Hi guys, PYC coming soon as I just heard that the registration went through and will be picking up plates tomorrow, but I wanted to know if anyone has any idea what this knob is for: It's just under the steering wheel and turns like a screw (tightens when turned clockwise and loosens when...
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    The Aurora Wager - hot air balloon!

    I highly recommend anyone to give this a shot, it's a very simple, unique, and almost serene adventure game. More importantly, it's free. http://7drl.org/2013/03/17/the-aurora-wage-success/ You fly a hot air balloon to the "north pole" in a world of mountains surrounded by fog. It's a fun ride...
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    dangling wire?

    I noticed this the other day, and have no idea what it is or how it got there: It's a flat rubber wire that looks like it's been cut. It goes up into the chassis and has no give when I try to pull on it. I can't see what it is connected to. While we were changing my tires, my boss theorized...
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    Language!

    It has become apparent that we need a Language thread, we have so much to discuss! I'll start by linking this awesome guide to Japanese grammar for LP that explains in English how sentence structure works, rather than trying to immerse you and hope for the best like some other language programs...
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    Help! Shipping from Germany

    I recently stumbled upon this, which I just have to try. I went to place an order, and shipping to the US is 60 EUR! So I have two questions: 1) Are any kindly German members willing or able to help me out? 2) Would it actually be significantly cheaper to ship to a German address, then re-ship...
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    Spray on clear bras?

    This came up in a conversation with a friend, does anyone have any experience with spray on clear bras such as these? http://www.chipmagic.biz/clear_bra.html 95% of my driving is highway so paint chips are an issue, but I hate the look and feel of normal clear bras. The chip magic is just a...
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    Ownership Verified: 2010 Mazda RX-8 R3 - still Wankelin

    As many of you already know (I haven't exactly been discreet about it), I just purchased a slightly used 2010 Mazda RX-8 R3 model in Michigan, and have been working out how to get it back here to MA. I am happy to report that the first leg of the journey is successful, and courtesy of...
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    buying a car and driving it home; or, the one-way road trip

    I am venturing into completely unknown territory here and would really appreciate any insight from someone familiar with the process. Long story short, I will by flying to Michigan this weekend and driving my newly purchased RX-8 home. What I am worried about (among many many other things) is...
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    router reports some random local IP to dyndns.org

    I have a dyndns.org account set up, but my new router keeps providing it with the IP address 192.168.1.47. That's clearly a local IP and there isn't a local device on my network using it. WTF? I'm really not very good with networking but the router seems to understand its WAN IP according to...
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    I want a manual!

    Long story short, my foot is lodged solidly in my mouth and though there is nothing empirically wrong with my car, I want a manual. Other than the transmission I do love my RX, so I'm definitely sticking with something to that effect. So, I would appreciate some help brainstorming some ideas...
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    MineOS+ and other server discussion

    Some of you may remember my alternate bitching about / praising of MineOS, which I gave a shot to turn some old hardware into a Minecraft server. However I found it esoteric, complex, and in the end, actually broken. Fast-forward to the present, and this weekend I discovered MineOS+, since as...
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    Is my HDD really dying?

    I came back to my computer after using it earlier tonight, and I was presenting with a nice "OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND" error. Just a bit of text in the corner of a black screen, and of course it didn't respond to any input. I left the computer on but it's possible it rebooted due to a Windows...
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    Road Debris

    So I'm doing 70 down I-495 S in the middle lane in moderate traffic, just like any other day. Suddenly the large SUV in front of me swerves to the right. Why did he swerve? Probably the large plastic barrel... er.... barreling towards me. Mind racing: car on the left. Car on the right. No one...
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    What happens when you edit a post to contain a quote of itself?

    Let's find out! Well that was boring, works as expected.
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