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Mojo31 04-28-22 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22487780)
My most recent oil change, on the Fit, he told me 10,000 km or one year, with synthetic. While it was on warranty, Honda changed it every 5,000 km. I just had the second trans fluid change, on Monday. 64,000 km. That should be good for a good long while, so I hear. Zero experience with automatics.

We just had the transmission fluid changed in the Macan - $800! Fortunately only every 4 years.

Most of the Porsches we've owned had oil capacities of 8 quarts or more. That and synthetic oil only may account for the 10k change intervals.

big john 04-28-22 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22487761)
Perhaps, but I use it as shorthand to say that in the opinion of the general population of car buyers, Toyota vehicles, when even reasonably maintained, will easily get you 200k if not 300k, and they won't nickel and dime you to death with chintzy problems caused by inferior parts and shoddy workmanship.

Anecdotally, I used to commute with Cressida's back in the day. I bought them used, always with 100k+ miles on them, and never failed to at least double that mileage before replacing with a newer one. My best Cressida gave me 350k+ miles before giving up the ghost. My '77 Celica simply would not die no matter how much I neglected it; it finally succumbed to unsightly rust. Sentimentally my favorite car, earned me several speeding tickets over the years. :lol:

One good thing about living here is there is no rust. Cars will go as long as you keep fixing them. I had my 65 Chevy truck for 19 years, sold it for more than I paid for it, and it was running great. I would have kept it longer bur my ex hated it. Plus I wanted my first new car.

Later, I bought the Blazer 4x4 for the snow and I hoped it would last one year because it had the notorious 2.8 engine. Had 60k when I got it and sold it 18 years later with almost 300k. I neglected it badly but it would not die.

phrantic09 04-28-22 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22487809)
We just had the transmission fluid changed in the Macan - $800! Fortunately only every 4 years.

Most of the Porsches we've owned had oil capacities of 8 quarts or more. That and synthetic oil only may account for the 10k change intervals.

I had a transmission replaced once for less than that

rjones28 04-28-22 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22487517)
In the end...there can be only one.....

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...db24c59281.png

big john 04-28-22 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22487829)
I had a transmission replaced once for less than that

Me too! Except I did the labor. It was a 5 speed manual and it was trashed beyond fixing, so I bought a rebuilt for $600.

The automatic in my Trailblazer has 200K on it now, (100k when I got it) and I've never serviced it. I don't know if it was serviced by the previous owner. It still goes.

Mojo31 04-28-22 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22487829)
I had a transmission replaced once for less than that

There is a "Porsche" tax, unfortunately.

Besides, it's just not any transmission, it a Porsche Doppel Kupplungs getriebe. :rolleyes:

phrantic09 04-28-22 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22487841)
Me too! Except I did the labor. It was a 5 speed manual and it was trashed beyond fixing, so I bought a rebuilt for $600.

The automatic in my Trailblazer has 200K on it now, (100k when I got it) and I've never serviced it. I don't know if it was serviced by the previous owner. It still goes.

In our current vehicles Iím more concerned about all of the electronics than anything else.

phrantic09 04-28-22 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22487848)
There is a "Porsche" tax, unfortunately.

Besides, it's just not any transmission, it a Porsche Doppel Kupplungs getriebe. :rolleyes:

Gesundheit

Mine is a Volkswagensheisseauto

Mojo31 04-28-22 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22487855)
Gesundheit

Mine is a Volkswagensheisseauto

Thanks!

I agree on the electronics.

Trsnrtr 04-28-22 11:31 AM

Car wars. You have to love ‘em. :thumb:

datlas 04-28-22 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22487923)
Car wars. You have to love Ďem. :thumb:

The Saturn wins in the end!

:bday:

BillyD 04-28-22 01:17 PM

Happy Birthday, John! :bday:

big john 04-28-22 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22487853)
In our current vehicles Iím more concerned about all of the electronics than anything else.

Electronics was my job.

big john 04-28-22 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22488072)
Happy Birthday, John! :bday:

Thanks! And thanks to everyone else, too!

rjones28 04-28-22 01:51 PM

:bday:​big john

gnome 04-28-22 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22487517)
In the end...there can be only one.....

Toyota Landcruiser 70 series.

WhyFi 04-28-22 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22488112)
Toyota Landcruiser 70 series.

Total change in subject, but I found out that one of the guys in my club will be moving to Wellington in a month or so. He had started the Visa/job-hunting process a few years ago, but the pandemic squashed it just as the last details were being ironed out. They finally picked back up where they'd left of and now he's on the way over. Excited for him, but sad to see him go.

phrantic09 04-28-22 02:19 PM

Last night I decided I better check on the gravel tires and wheels. Let all of the air out and pulled the tires off to see how they were faring. Remarkably, there was still 15 ML of the original sealant I put in back in January. Topped it all off, aired them back up and threw a new chain on. When I started pedaling, I was getting a horrible squeak from the rear hub.

I pulled the cassette and rotors off and thought Iíd sufficiently greased everything. Put it all back together and it still squeaked. I did it again, this time pulling the hub completely apart and cleaning / greasing everything. Put it all back together and guess whatÖ

The pawls arenít engaging because of too much grease. I pull it all apart AGAIN, clean the free hub body of some of the grease and finally everything is working.

I need to take it out for a short ride tomorrow, but everything seems good. I guess I know how to service a DT hub now. If I couldnít get the squeak to stop, I was going to throw the gravel tires on my Zipps, but prefer not the beat the **** out of them in ankle deep mud.

indyfabz 04-28-22 02:32 PM

This is the 180K route for this yearís D2R2:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30100793

13,000í of climbing. Itís mostly unpaved.

I double dog dare you.

LesterOfPuppets 04-28-22 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22488144)
This is the 180K route for this yearís D2R2:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30100793

13,000í of climbing. Itís mostly unpaved.

I double dog dare you.

Is there a cutoff time? I mean I'd do it in two days ;)

genejockey 04-28-22 03:09 PM

I was gonna ride this morning after dropping The Younger Boy off at work, but the wind was buffeting the 3800 lbs of Dodge, so I figured it would make my bike ride a whole lot of no fun. So I rode in the garage instead. I have a week left of Wahoo Systm, so I took advantage of their recent acquisition of RGT to try it out. Turned out somebody had already uploaded an 8 mile stretch that I've ridden hundreds of times, so I thought I'd try that.

My opinion: Meh. The gradient profile is right, but the scenery is blah and repetitive and the graphics are primitive. They provide a bunch of bots to ride with, but I ended up riding the last two miles with nobody within several hundred meters ahead or behind - what's the point of the bots if they aren't anywhere near? I guess if I'd never ridden on Zwift, RGT would seem great. Overall it didn't convince me to re-up the Wahoo subscription.

genejockey 04-28-22 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22488112)
Toyota Landcruiser 70 series.

A friend has one of those, a 1987. Last year for carburetion. Drinks gas like nobody's business and can barely get out of its own way. He's parked it since gas went over $5/gal here.

big john 04-28-22 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22488144)
This is the 180K route for this yearís D2R2:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30100793

13,000í of climbing. Itís mostly unpaved.

I double dog dare you.

That seems a bit much. That would be difficult on pavement.

indyfabz 04-28-22 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22488177)
That seems a bit much. That would be difficult on pavement.

I did the 100K in 2012. They had to adjust the route due to flood damage. Over 7,000í of climbing. Might have been close to 8,000. I did it on my heavy a** LHT. Fell going up a wet, pave carriage road. (It rained the night before.) Walked part of a descent that had railroad ballast size stones. The final unpaved stretch was a road but was more like a rocky, dry creek bed with elevated sides. I slept well that night.

gnome 04-28-22 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22488123)
Total change in subject, but I found out that one of the guys in my club will be moving to Wellington in a month or so. He had started the Visa/job-hunting process a few years ago, but the pandemic squashed it just as the last details were being ironed out. They finally picked back up where they'd left of and now he's on the way over. Excited for him, but sad to see him go.

Hope he likes hills and wind. Apart from those, and possibly the drivers, Wellington is a very nice little city. I quite like visiting it.


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