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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,531
Posted By barefoot
Dashboard warning light - cat?

I have an intermittently flickering light on the dash of my 740T ('89, LH2.2).

It's at the left end of the idiot light row (on my RHD car). It looks like a picture of a cat converter with heat...
Forum: showroom 10-26-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,892
Posted By barefoot
Google makes it all so easy...

Google makes it all so easy (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=163kW+in+hp&btnG=Search&meta=), and still Amar fails...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By barefoot
Turbo! Wow! We never got those! A turbo...

Turbo! Wow! We never got those!

A turbo might have made that poxy little 1400 capable of keeping up with its peers - Toyota Corollas were running a 1600 by then, and IIRC Nissan Pulsar was a 1500....
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By barefoot
Somebody has...

Somebody has (http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/car_info_mitsubishi_colt.htm)...but it was not much of a success, so was dropped.

Although, it was not quite the same as a truck "road ranger"...
Forum: showroom 10-21-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,892
Posted By barefoot
Jesus H Christ, Angus! That's sensational! I...

Jesus H Christ, Angus! That's sensational!

I remember the first dyno day when your 700 put down even less power than mine, until you dropped the pea-shooter exhaust and ran it open pipe. Since...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By barefoot
Siezed front calipers, or blocked front brake...

Siezed front calipers, or blocked front brake lines.

If you've worn out rear pads in that short a distance, either:
1) the pads you were using are complete rubbish. Some seriously do only last...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-08-2007, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,399
Posted By barefoot
I've done a bit of study and research into fans...

I've done a bit of study and research into fans (noise in particular).

Much of the published research on fan noise relates to electronics - computers and amplifiers have been too noisy since the...
Forum: events 10-07-2007, 03:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,506
Posted By barefoot
:oops: :-( tim who grew up in (the Paris...

:oops: :-(

tim
who grew up in (the Paris end of) Bankstown
Forum: events 10-06-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,506
Posted By barefoot
Hopefully moving to anywhere that isn't Blacktown...

Hopefully moving to anywhere that isn't Blacktown shortly after.

I guess you have relatives or friends in Blacktown so I shouldn't dump on it too much, but... well, you've probably been there, so...
Forum: events 10-06-2007, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,506
Posted By barefoot
Where d'ja goin' to?

Where d'ja goin' to?
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,900
Posted By barefoot
Carbon-fibre fleshlight. That would serve...

Carbon-fibre fleshlight.

That would serve the same purpose as most carbon-fibre car parts, but more directly.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-13-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By barefoot
I have the '06 revision of the 2L common rail...

I have the '06 revision of the 2L common rail turbodiesel.

Main improvements over the earlier engines was going to 16 valves and the variable geometry turbo.

Those two changes alone will make...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-12-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By barefoot
:shrug: My Peugeot is pretty flat below 1500...

:shrug:

My Peugeot is pretty flat below 1500 RPM, but it chugs away and will get you moving eventually. It goes "whoosh" at about 1800RPM, and runs constant torque up to 4000RPM. It keeps hauling...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-10-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By barefoot
What you're proposing to do - increasing friction...

What you're proposing to do - increasing friction on the rears only - will work fine to adjust the brake balance.

Just be careful not to go too far. Rear bias is dangerous.

Cars come from the...
Forum: showroom 09-05-2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,621
Posted By barefoot
Shhh. Be gentle. They're Victorian. They think...

Shhh. Be gentle. They're Victorian. They think Victoria is a big state, and going even further than the border is a stupidly long distance.

tim
who won't be coming, in any case
Forum: showroom 09-04-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,621
Posted By barefoot
Tarcutta is the accepted half-way point. ...

Tarcutta is the accepted half-way point.

There's nothing there.

Holbrook is next closest. There's a big submarine there, and SFA else.

Gundagai is considerably closer to Sydney than it is to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By barefoot
It works, as long as the car is immersed in an...

It works, as long as the car is immersed in an electrolyte (ie water).

Good for ships and tunnels. WOFTAM for cars.

tim
Forum: showroom 08-23-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,141
Posted By barefoot
Ultra-flat acrylic ceiling white. Slap it on...

Ultra-flat acrylic ceiling white.

Slap it on with a roller. Quick and easy.

That's the good thing about Volvos - you can paint them with a roller :lol:

tim
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,368
Posted By barefoot
Absolutely. For peak braking performance,...

Absolutely.

For peak braking performance, you want each wheel to be on the verge of locking up.

The traction of each tyre is limited by how much weight it's supporting. The more weight on that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,368
Posted By barefoot
The guy who wrote that website is as good at...

The guy who wrote that website is as good at physics as he is at HTML.


What a load of shyte.

Did it never occur to this guy that brake bias is set up according to weight...
Forum: showroom 08-15-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,054
Posted By barefoot
Recommendation: just don't do it. Dashboard...

Recommendation: just don't do it.

Dashboard especially. You really really don't want the reflection of a white dashboard projected on your windscreen.

Black interior is pimp. Do that instead.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-13-2007, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By barefoot
Heat-soak start problems - LH2.2

I'm gradually getting a clearer list of symptoms of what's wrong with my 745T.

When cold, it starts and runs perfectly.

When hot, it starts and runs perfectly if restarted soon after stopping....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,482
Posted By barefoot
Nothing to see here

Nothing to see here
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By barefoot
Are you done yet? Good. Allow me to...

Are you done yet?

Good.

Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Tim. I'm the engineer responsible for all technical aspects of PBR and Axxis brake pads in the US market, and all Bendix and Axxis...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-08-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By barefoot
Uh huh. Way back in the 2nd post of this...

Uh huh.

Way back in the 2nd post of this thread...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By barefoot
Get an account with Rubore :-P They'd...

Get an account with Rubore :-P

They'd probably ship a minimum order of about 20k pieces...

tim
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By barefoot
I killed the rear noise by using an adhesive shim...

I killed the rear noise by using an adhesive shim with notches out of the sides, and not as "tall" as the pad. It's an off-the-shelf shim from my shim supplier (http://www.rubore.com), who are based...
Forum: showroom 08-05-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,475
Posted By barefoot
OMG! Your engine is in sideways!

OMG! Your engine is in sideways!
Forum: showroom 07-31-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By barefoot
10>7 tim 2x5, half Volvo.

10>7

tim
2x5, half Volvo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-31-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By barefoot
My diagnosis is that you're driving a Volvo with...

My diagnosis is that you're driving a Volvo with the same ATE rear caliper that most pre-Ford Volvos had.

They're a noisy bastard of a thing, and there's not much you can do about it.

OE pads...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,909
Posted By barefoot
Fail. A stonkin' big diesel beats an inline...

Fail.

A stonkin' big diesel beats an inline six for torque.

For that matter, any moderately sized diesel will also own most big sixes, quite comprehensively.

tim
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,909
Posted By barefoot
+1 A nice car and a truck. A real...

+1

A nice car and a truck.

A real truck. A basic 4-ton Jap diesel. An Isuzu or a Hino or a Mitsy or something. Just for towing the boat on the very rare occasion when you actually need to tow a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By barefoot
I'm assuming it has something to do with the 1998...

I'm assuming it has something to do with the 1998 S90 that he is named after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By barefoot
Good enough for what? Are they good enough...

Good enough for what?

Are they good enough for pooping on? Most certainly.

Tell us what you want in a brake, and you'll get some useful feedback.

Cheap, quiet, high performance. Pick any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By barefoot
Grooves in the pad can cure noise. Grooves in the...

Grooves in the pad can cure noise. Grooves in the pad can introduce noise.

A groove changes some of the natural frequencies of the pad. When the pad is not as stiff in bending, it will try to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By barefoot
The pedal can't pulsate unless there's something...

The pedal can't pulsate unless there's something pushing it back.

If something is pushing it back once (or twice) every wheel rev, that's a pretty strong indication that it's something on the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By barefoot
If you're getting vibration through the brake...

If you're getting vibration through the brake pedal, your rotors need attention.

Either they've developed thickness variation (flat-spotting), or they have uneven material transfer. Either way,...
Forum: showroom 06-17-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By barefoot
Paint and panelwork FTL. In my books, when a...

Paint and panelwork FTL.

In my books, when a car's original paintwork is compromised, the car is dead.

I'll pull gearboxes apart, I'll swap engines, I'll replace wiring. Anything that bolts or...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-15-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By barefoot
I ran my Lada Niva as a FWD for a week or so...

I ran my Lada Niva as a FWD for a week or so while I had the rear driveshaft balanced.

But it had a manual centre diff lock. It was dumb simple.

With an automagical torque splitting AWD system...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-06-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By barefoot
Brake fluid should be completely changed every 2...

Brake fluid should be completely changed every 2 years anyway. Otherwise it absorbs water and goes bad. If you don't know for sure that yours was done recently, just do it. It's only a couple of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,293
Posted By barefoot
Exactly. But, the fact that we are here...

Exactly.

But, the fact that we are here debating it is my point entirely. The guy who programmed the gearbox [1] had all the data to make the decision. For a steady load state, the box will be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,293
Posted By barefoot
You shift your manual up to 5th when you ease off...

You shift your manual up to 5th when you ease off the throttle at 30mph? Coast around town doing <1000RPM, and downshift to 4th only when you sqeeze the throttle?

That's like no manual driver...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-05-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,293
Posted By barefoot
Not true. In most circumstances, aside from...

Not true.

In most circumstances, aside from torque converter losses, autos are more efficient than sticks because the auto knows what gear will get the best efficiency for a given road speed and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,293
Posted By barefoot
:-( :) As for efficiency...think of...

:-( :)



As for efficiency...think of how sore your arm would be before the poo was moving fast enough to extract any useful power from it...

Another delightfully simple and entirely...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-04-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,293
Posted By barefoot
Torque converters for teh inefficient suck. ...

Torque converters for teh inefficient suck.

Basically, a torque converter is a pump and a turbine linked together. Your motor drives the pump. The fluid spins through the turbine, which kinda...
Forum: showroom 06-03-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 49,927
Posted By barefoot
No doubt it's possible - I have a factory ECU...

No doubt it's possible - I have a factory ECU that does just that in my Peugeot.

I'm questioning the "any programmable EMS" claim.

100MHz+ processors are plentiful, but are not widely used in...
Forum: showroom 06-03-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 49,927
Posted By barefoot
I'd be surprised. Current generation...

I'd be surprised.

Current generation common-rail diesels fire multiple injections per cycle, of varying duration. You'd need a very fast EMS, capable of controlling injectors to >10x the time...
Forum: showroom 05-15-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 49,927
Posted By barefoot
Power = torque * rotational_speed That's a...

Power = torque * rotational_speed

That's a definition.

If you triple the torque available at 2500RPM (yes please!) you're tripling the power available at 2500RPM.

Most spark ignition engines...
Forum: showroom 05-14-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 49,927
Posted By barefoot
"Mike" is an honourary title around these parts. ...

"Mike" is an honourary title around these parts.

With this swap, you've earnt it.
Forum: showroom 05-14-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 49,927
Posted By barefoot
Dream swap = Mercedes Benz 2.7L 5-cylinder TDi...

Dream swap = Mercedes Benz 2.7L 5-cylinder TDi into a 164.

No, I don't know why either. But it would be several degrees of awesomeness even beyond the project in this thread.

tim
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