Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

EyeMWing

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Took the truck out for its first real drive since... Like Christmas 2017.

Aside from feeling like the tires were squares for the first 3 miles, it worked flawlessly.

You can ignore an old Dodge Cummins longer than modern diesel trucks will run at all.
 

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Der8auer previously had suspension problems with his Audi RS5, now has a problem that after heavy braking it pulls to one side.

Turns out the right hand side has what appears to be a LHS rotor!

After he beds in the new rotors, he can check if this was the cause of the wandering.

 

CraigB

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I realized all our vehicles have different engine AND drivetrain configurations:

I4 + FWD
F4 + AWD
I6 + 4WD
V8 + RWD

The Blanton fleet is slightly less diverse. (edited to slightly tweaked @Matt2000 's specs)

FL V6 + 4WD
FL F4 + RWD
FT I4 + FWD
FL I4 + RWD (x2)
FL V8 + RWD
FT I4 + AWD
 
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Matt2000

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Having played Gran Turismo and Forza for years it's immediately apparent that this fun idea is missing engine layout. Front, Mid, Rear. Simples

So my diverse car history is:

FL I4 R/4WD
FL I4 4WD
FL V8 4WD
FL I4 4WD (another bloody...)
MT I3 RWD
MSP AWD
 
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93Flareside

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Having played Gran Turismo and Forza for years it's immediately apparent that this fun idea is missing engine layout. Front, Mid, Rear. Simples

So my diverse car history is:

F I4 R/4WD
F I4 4WD
F V8 4WD
F I4 4WD (another bloody...)
M I3 RWD
MSP AWD
Michigan State Police + AWD
 

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Having played Gran Turismo and Forza for years it's immediately apparent that this fun idea is missing engine layout. Front, Mid, Rear. Simples

So my diverse car history is:

F I4 R/4WD
F I4 4WD
F V8 4WD
F I4 4WD (another bloody...)
M I3 RWD
MSP AWD

I added L or T for longitudinal or traverse.
 

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Ok I’ll play but this’ll be weird

F T 0 cyl FWD (it’s electric it doesnt have any cilinders!)

And

F T I3 FWD (wife’s car)


I just realised I never owned a RWD or AWD car, and all of them bar one were 4 cylinders... is that being sensible or being boring?
 

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Apart from a Hyundai Tucson which was AWD, all the cars I drove were FF I4. I did rev an I5 Audi, and I drove a Škoda Superb which had a longitudinally mounted engine, so at least there's some diversity.

Also, I did drive a RWD motorised vehicle, but it wasn't a car. It was a two-stroke, one-cylinder Tomos moped. :D

As a matter of fact, here's the list of all the cars I remember driving, in case anyone wants to know:

  • Zastava Yugo Koral 55 (1990)
  • Citroën Saxo 1.1 X (1996)
  • Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi (2010-ish, driving school car)
  • Škoda Superb 2.0 TDI (2006)
  • Volkswagen Golf (2003-ish, Mk4, most likely 1.9 TDI)
  • Citroën BX 15 RE (1988)
  • Opel Combo C 1.3 CDTI (2009-ish, utter piece of junk)
  • Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi AWD (2006-ish, first generation)
  • Hyundai i30 1.4 (2013)
  • Volkswagen Golf (1996, Mk3, most likely 1.6 petrol)
  • Citroën Xsara 1.9 HDI (2002, maybe 2003r)
  • Fiat Punto (2001-ish, Mk2, most likely entry petrol model)
  • Volkswagen Golf 1.9 TDI Variant (2001, Mk4, with 400,000 km on the clock)
  • Škoda Roomster 1.9 TDI (2007)
  • Opel Corsa D 1.2 (2011)

And that's it, I might've missed some car that didn't leave a remark on me, or that I simply forgot. But yeah, for the most part, it's a bunch of European econoboxes.
 

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MT I4 RWD
FL V8 RWD
FT I4 FWD

Thinking back on the cars I've owned, a number of them have had the same configuration as the ones above, apart from two different six-cylinder cars (FL I6 RWD and FT V6 RWD). I wonder if I'm unique on the boards in having owned this particular layout:

FL V4 FWD
 

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Hmm, 0cyl, 0 wheels.

Yup, I am currently without my own vehicle. No current plans to get one either.

Maybe if I find a sweet version of the FL V8 FWD vehicle I use to have.
 

93Flareside

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Hmm, 0cyl, 0 wheels.

Yup, I am currently without my own vehicle. No current plans to get one either.

Maybe if I find a sweet version of the FL V8 FWD vehicle I use to have.
Planning to live an Ash Williams fantasy?
 
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