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by potownrob
Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Any Stickshifting Musicians Out There???
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

Used to play bass. Not electric. The old school bass. :) I think that thing was taller than me. :roll: That's the only bass worth playing. I know my way around the electric bass, but the uprights are a mystery to me. While were on it, cellos are a wonderfully mournful instrument as well. :? :?: :lol:
by potownrob
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Any Stickshifting Musicians Out There???
Replies: 54
Views: 4146

I played Alto and Tenor Sax back in elementary, middle and high school and the first year of undergrad. Now, I've been playing bass on and off for 3 years or so, and I have been fiddling around with the guitar too. I have an Ibanez 4 string bass, a Rogue 5 string bass (nice one with active pickups a...
by potownrob
Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Just put Amsoil gear oil in my tranny...
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Potownrob, Do you need to change the oil multiple times to get most of the old oil out? No, you just have to let it drip out until it stops dripping or is dripping only every few seconds (since I'm too lazy to wait half an hour for it to totally stop dripping :lol: ). As far as I know, we don't hav...
by potownrob
Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Just put Amsoil gear oil in my tranny...
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Here's the write-up I used: http://vbxmaxima.8m.com/mtoil.html As you might know, the service manual and Haynes instructions of this procedure (which are the same) are pretty lame. I had to get a HUGE breaker bar (like 2 feet long) to get the damn filler bolt loose (I tried y smaller breaker bar to ...
by potownrob
Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Just put Amsoil gear oil in my tranny...
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Just put Amsoil gear oil in my tranny...

...and it kicks absolute ass :D I've been trying to get the tranny fill bolt off for weeks, and I finally got it off this morning with my newly-acquired extra-long breaker bar. I got Amsoil after reading lots of praise for their motor and tranny oils on maxima.org and bobistheoilguy.com. Let me tell...
by potownrob
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Comparison Test: 2006 Pontiac Solstice vs. 2006 Mazda MX-5
Replies: 16
Views: 3123

I can't imagine GM making a car as well thought-out and executed as the MX-5.
by potownrob
Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Fastest stick-shift car you've driven?
Replies: 70
Views: 7983

jcprov21 wrote:
potownrob wrote:
Autotragic


LOL :lol:


That car would have been fun with the 6 speed manual, but it drove slower than my sister's Accord (which has better lowend torque but 40 fewer horses) and the manumatic mode is garbage (feels slushy and doesn't even rev-match on downshifts :shock: )
by potownrob
Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Fastest stick-shift car you've driven?
Replies: 70
Views: 7983

Manny Tranny: 98 Maxima GXE - Millions taken by surprise and counting 8)
Autotragic: 2004 Acura TSX - What a disappointment :roll:
by potownrob
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What internet connection do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Verizon DSL... not quick enough for all the pics and vids I run across... :?
by potownrob
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:20 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Dream Cars ?
Replies: 63
Views: 6350

I happened to see a Chevelle the other day when I went to vote. It was drop-dead gorgeous and the car just has an incredible presence, nothing like today's cars. Of course, when I looked inside, lo and behold, it was an automatic. I'd still at least consider rocking that beast, though :twisted:
by potownrob
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: What does everyone think of the new GTO's?
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

I like the looks of their interior but, otherwise, I don't see much in them.
by potownrob
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:50 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Antonov plans 2006 production for dual clutch transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

I don't believe the SMG is a dual-clutch unit. By George, I think you're right, but it took me some research before I found any evidence of the SMG being a single clutch unit: "The SMG transmission shifts all gears electrohydraulically with all control units operating by wire, that is, without any ...
by potownrob
Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Antonov plans 2006 production for dual clutch transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Not really considering the fact i dont know what a dual clutch is if somewone could explain it to me it would be appreacted... Thanks.......... For clarification, a dual clutch transmission isn't the same thing as a transmission that uses dual plate clutches. Info about dual plate clutches can be f...
by potownrob
Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What do you do with your left foot in between shifts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

I wouldn't even rest my foot on it if I had to which I don't :wink:
by potownrob
Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What do you do with your left foot in between shifts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

Basically dont let you foot sit on it, you are riding the clutch. Take your foot and place it on the dead pedal next to the clutch pedal. Ditto :o I make sure my stickshift trainees make it a habit to move that left foot to the dead pedal or the floor next to the clutch in between shifts. Otherwise...

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