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HipHugHer

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Lol first time for everything I guess. Haven't had this particular piece break before.

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Warrantied out.
Zero dollar penalty.
Restart the clock.
 

HipHugHer

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But that wouldn't be OEM!!!!.
Haven't seen starter shims on a car since at least the 80's.
 

Jehannum

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But that wouldn't be OEM!!!!.
Haven't seen starter shims on a car since at least the 80's.
That one might not take them, it looks like it bolts into a niche on the housing. If there's wiggle room like on my Datsun (that bolts up the same way), you might bolt it in a little farther away from the flywheel teeth.
 
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Pretty sure AAA has people that make sure those kinda loopholes are firmly shut.

We get 3 tows per year at 100 miles before they start charging. I don't even know if the 100 miles is cumulative or per tow.

Only used it once for like 2 or 3 miles, just so I could fix it at home instead of in a parking lot. Figured why not, it's part of the plan.
You can blame folks like me for their limits and pricing. My mommy had AAA in the ‘70s and there wasn’t a firm limit on tows and I totally abused it. They ended up finally cutting it off after at least a dozen tows on the same POS Chevy (the one I ended up ditching in a swamp the last time it broke down).
 
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Pretty sure AAA has people that make sure those kinda loopholes are firmly shut.

We get 3 tows per year at 100 miles before they start charging. I don't even know if the 100 miles is cumulative or per tow.

Only used it once for like 2 or 3 miles, just so I could fix it at home instead of in a parking lot. Figured why not, it's part of the plan.
The 100 miles is cumulative.
 

dbzeag

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While I was reading the comments on Jalopnik.com, which is usually quite a good group of people, a commenter mentioned their reluctance on getting an automatic. I understand the driving experience of driving with a manual and the engagement it provides, but what about the passengers? The loud revving during certain shift patterns or accelerating from a stand still or how smoothly the shifts are not conducive for comfortable passenger rides.

Thoughts?

Not only is an auto better for economy, driving ease, resale value, but it is also better for passenger comfort as well.

Also on a side note, how does auto braking work with a manual transmission?
 

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While I was reading the comments on Jalopnik.com, which is usually quite a good group of people, a commenter mentioned their reluctance on getting an automatic. I understand the driving experience of driving with a manual and the engagement it provides, but what about the passengers? The loud revving during certain shift patterns or accelerating from a stand still or how smoothly the shifts are not conducive for comfortable passenger rides.

Thoughts?

Not only is an auto better for economy, driving ease, resale value, but it is also better for passenger comfort as well.

Also on a side note, how does auto braking work with a manual transmission?
It's an elitist thing at this point.

Double clutch gear boxes and modern computer controlled automatics are much faster than even the bangiest of gears.

I like manuals because they're more engaging as a driver, but I also like old slow shit that's difficult to maintain, so I could just be an idiot.
 
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I prefer manual transmissions, mostly because it's what I've always driven. Driving a car without rowing it through the gears just feels weird.

These days all of the reasons to drive a manual over an automatic have pretty much gone away. Autos have more gears, are better on gas, are actually reliable these days (excepting Chrysler's in-house transmissions), shift faster, etc. Setting the cruise control on a car on the highway and letting the car pick the most efficient gear is actually kinda sweet.

I'm still not sold on CVTs.
 
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Jehannum

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I prefer manual transmissions, mostly because it's what I've always driven. Driving a car without rowing it through the gears just feels weird.

These days all of the reasons to drive a manual over an automatic have pretty much gone away. Autos have more gears, are better on gas, are actually reliable these days (excepting Chrysler's in-house transmissions), shift faster, etc. Setting the cruise control on a car on the highway and letting the car pick the most efficient gear is actually kinda sweet.

I'm still not sold on CVTs.
The only thing that holds me back from traditional automatics is the fact that there are wear items (clutches) on the inside of the gearbox.

It terrifies me thinking about the day when @AppleTurkey's Infiniti 5 speed autobox finally shits the bed. That's why I get the fluid (even though it's Nissan-branded unicorn spunk that's something like $10/qt right now) changed religiously every 30k miles.
 

dbzeag

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I have never seen a bad/broken automatic transmission. After hundreds of thousands of miles.
 

Jehannum

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I have never seen a bad/broken automatic transmission. After hundreds of thousands of miles.
I have. In fact, I bought my first car (from my father) with a bad transmission. It was a 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance, and it was really a Brougham d'Pile-of-shit. I went through 3 transmissions in that car, because it was a 200R4, meant to deal with a maximum of 200 lb-ft of torque, on a 5.0L V8 that made, oh, right about 200 lb-ft of torque.
 

Mr. Asa

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I have never seen a bad/broken automatic transmission. After hundreds of thousands of miles.
I've had two in one vehicle. A third in another vehicle. I've owned three vehicles in my life. All of them counted as reliable.
Problem is that autos dont run too well when there is a fluid leak that isnt caught in time.

To your earlier question, if you know how to drive a stick all of those concerns go away. Shifts are as smooth or as rough as you want. High revs are at your discretion. Literally everything you mentioned for passenger comfort isnt an issue.
Provided you can drive stick.

Other than resale value, I may have quibbles with your other detractors, but they're small enough quibbles that they can be ignored
 
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@Mr. Asa , I have an idea...


But leave the L28E and get an L28ET. They came with a T5, and even with a vaguely modern turbo, you can pull 300HP out of them without opening the bottom end.
 
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@Mr. Asa , I have an idea...

what in the cinnamon toast fuck

whyyyyy