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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:37 pm

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Re: Car thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:44 pm

Is that Leno?
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Re: Car thread

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:48 pm

We finally found something bigger than Leno's chin.....that photo.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:52 pm

Leno and a McLaren, I believe. He must be so bored in his retirement, with only his massive collection of classic and exotic cars to play with.

So, so jealous.
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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:04 pm

Yeah, Leno. 1 of only 3 McLaren P1s in the US, if what I read was correct.
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Re: Car thread

Postby dodint on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:06 pm

Can't find a shop that has a fender lip roller. You'd think living in redneck hell there would be one in every shop. Don't feel like paying $250 to buy one myself since I'll only use it once.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:08 pm

Ball peen hammer dat ish.
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Re: Car thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:22 pm

Yup, Jay Leno and a McLaren P1. You can see the reflection of the McLaren logo in the window, which I'm guessing means the photo was taken at McLaren of Beverly Hills, on Wilshire Blvd

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Browsing through their inventory of pre-owned vehicles, I realize that I've made some poor career choices. A 2010 Ferrari 458 with less than 2300 on the odo for $249,880. Makes the 2010 McLaren MP4-12C for $209,880 look downright economical. Altho the Macca does have over 8k on the clock.
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Re: Car thread

Postby OutofFoil on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:23 pm

Harbor Freight is your friend. If you only need it once, get it there because it probably won't work twice. But it's cheap.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:25 pm

car people:

my car overheated this weekend in cleveland. on thursday, they replaced the upper and lower coolant hoses and filled me up? they said it was a thermometer/thermostat issue in cleveland and replaced that for 180 bucks or so. has been running fine since, knock on wood. i asked the mechanic if there was any correlation between the first fix and the second issue and they said no but i find it almost impossible to believe its coincidence?
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Re: Car thread

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:27 pm

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Re: Car thread

Postby dodint on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:29 pm

I can't find a roller at HF, the only retail roller I can seem to find is this Eastwood roller. I found a place in the next county over and they're a TireRack installer so that will probably be my end run, just waiting on a quote. If it ends up being greater than 50% of the price of the part I'll just buy the tool.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:32 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:car people:

my car overheated this weekend in cleveland. on thursday, they replaced the upper and lower coolant hoses and filled me up? they said it was a thermometer/thermostat issue in cleveland and replaced that for 180 bucks or so. has been running fine since, knock on wood. i asked the mechanic if there was any correlation between the first fix and the second issue and they said no but i find it almost impossible to believe its coincidence?


they replaced the hoses then that caused a t-stat problem?
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Re: Car thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:35 pm

columbia wrote:How much does this run for?
http://www.mclarenbeverlyhills.com/mcla ... la-one.htm

A lot. :lol: And I wonder if a private owner could even manage to start the engine without a team of mechanics and their equipment. I think I read once that F1 teams have to hook the engines up to devices that pre-heat the oil and coolant before starting them, since the engines don't want to run (or can't run) when cold.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:35 pm

mac5155 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:car people:

my car overheated this weekend in cleveland. on thursday, they replaced the upper and lower coolant hoses and filled me up? they said it was a thermometer/thermostat issue in cleveland and replaced that for 180 bucks or so. has been running fine since, knock on wood. i asked the mechanic if there was any correlation between the first fix and the second issue and they said no but i find it almost impossible to believe its coincidence?


they replaced the hoses then that caused a t-stat problem?


to me thats what seems like happened - the thermostat was fine until they were goofing with the coolant stuff and my car overheats a day later. they said its unrelated but seems unlikely to me
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:39 pm

well its definitely related. The hose (most likely on the top) hooks up to the thermostat. The thermostat was probably causing the overheating (which maybe they messed up when they replaced hoses) - why'd they replace the hoses anyway? were they leaking?
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Re: Car thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:42 pm

ya i had a leak
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:49 pm

They probably jacked something up on the t-stat (overtightened a hose or something). A lot of times the t-stats just stick and need cleaned.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:52 pm

excellent. thank you for this information. i will be seeking remuneration
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:15 pm

what year/make/model car?
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Re: Car thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:21 pm

Shyster wrote:
columbia wrote:How much does this run for?
http://www.mclarenbeverlyhills.com/mcla ... la-one.htm

A lot. :lol: And I wonder if a private owner could even manage to start the engine without a team of mechanics and their equipment. I think I read once that F1 teams have to hook the engines up to devices that pre-heat the oil and coolant before starting them, since the engines don't want to run (or can't run) when cold.

Depends on how you want to define cost.

You could probably buy a roller (no drivetrain) 'show car' for half a million or so. But that's a far cry from what it cost McLaren.

That car is one of seven chassis built for the 2006 World Championship season, the first of the now-defunct V8 engine formula. It is estimated that McLaren's budget for that year was $406.5 million. (Which would actually be closer to $600 million if Mercedes' expenditures on the powerplant were factored in) Of that, maybe 30%-35% can be directly attributable to designing, building and testing the car. Divide that by seven, and you get ~$17 million per car.

Ferrari operates the F1 Clienti program under their Corsa Clienti banner. Basically, you pay about $1 million and you get an ex-F1 car (at least two years removed from competition, which I think is to adhere to FIA testing restrictions) and a team of mechanics who bring the vehicles to certain tracks around the world and give you the keys. (Maintenance costs are a tightly held secret, but it's rumored to be around $1 million per anum.) The most popular cars are from the early 2000s; full on traction control and much more forgiving aerodynamics make them comparatively easy to drive. But you want Reubens Barrichello's F2002? Right you go. Gerhard Berger's 412T2 from 1995? Sure. Gilles Villeneuve's 312T5 from 1980? Might take some time to fabricate spares, but okay. But I would recommend you stay away from the F399 challenger from 1999..... they had some..... 'issues'......
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Re: Car thread

Postby dodint on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:24 pm

I've seen that photo, but didn't know it was from Laguna. hah.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:25 pm

mac5155 wrote:what year/make/model car?


04 Acura tl
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:31 pm

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You can see how the hose mounts on.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:59 pm

Speaking of cars, I just learned from my brother that someone stole my sister-in-law's Honda CRV right out of their driveway last night.
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