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Hello everyone, I have been lurking here awhile finally made an account. Thanks for the great forum, Matt. Glad to see the podcast is kicking off nicely. My girlfriend and I are looking forward to our first jamboree this year, super stoked can't wait.


Thought I would offer my car/mechanic guru knowledge to fellow rubber tramps or anyone I guess, car/auto/truck/motorcycle/things with engines.

I Spent a number of years working the auto industry, so if anyone has any problems they need help diagnosed on the road, car related, drop them here and I'll see if I can help.

SAFE TRAVELS, Fly Low.
 
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hell yeah man, that's awesome, thanks for sharing that with us? do you think you'd be interested in doing a workshop at the jamboree? even if it was just an AMA i think it would be very useful to folks.

for me personally, i'm curious what you're driving and why you chose it? im saving up to get a van and am curious to learn anything i can that will be useful in choosing one.
 

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you're the kinda friend I like to have :D vehicle savvy

what all have you owned/ driven?

what's yr favorite jount that you've owned? and driven?

I own a Ford ::bag:: but driving an Audi A4 and beamer wagon have been my favorites
 

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2011 chevy cruze. Lost gears when warm after donut tire and tire change. Snow tires n all seasons mixed. Would this blow tranny out? Or will diff tires make it shift again?
 

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If you have different sized tires, or some snow and some not, that is a great way to screw up your differential, especially if it is an older vehicle. As far as that going down the line and affecting your transmission, I'm not sure about that, but I kinda doubt it.

I'm assuming Automatic?
 

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How do you change the blinker fluid on a 1990 Toyota Tacoma?


J/K ;)

Gotta love the vehicle savvy. Glad to have ya here.
This question (pretty exactly) caused my mother's 3rd divorce! ... Seriously.
Her engineer, model T restorationist, mechanic husband - was insulted when she wouldn't let him take a look at her "there's something wrong with my car" & her insistence on taking it to her rip-off "trusted" garage... So he told her to be sure they checked her blinker fluid... 3hrs of arguing with their mechanic & she came home pissed her husband would "set her up to be made a fool of"...

Moral of the story? Ladies! Always check your own blinker fluid & never ask your mechanic to show you where it's located.
 

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what's yr favorite jount that you've owned? and driven?

Owned/driven fav: 1978 Toyota Carona, 4 door, manual.

Driven? 1998 Jetta - that fucker was fun!
 

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If you have different sized tires, or some snow and some not, that is a great way to screw up your differential, especially if it is an older vehicle. As far as that going down the line and affecting your transmission, I'm not sure about that, but I kinda doubt it.

I'm assuming Automatic?

It's a 2011 Chevy Cruze.
Only 120,000 miles, all highway miles.
Zero tranny symptoms prior to tire change.
Lost all gears literally same day.
Walmart said tires would be fine mixed.
Same size but they said nothing that mixing snow tires with all season would wreck car.
 

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In a 90, that’s the hardest one to find,....most likely the most difficult job ever, if there ever was one.........
Thank GOD someone got that joke....I was getting worried.....

Also, how come the manual gears also don't work on the slapstick? Apparently the manual gears still run on auto tranny?
Those dont work because it's basically the same thing as shifting the shifter from D to 3 to 2 ect. It's still running of an auto tranmission, just prevents the car from shifting at high RPM.

Ya, it sound like you have a much larger issue than tires, automatic transmissions are shit, semi-auto are worse. Which is what you have.

With that amount of miles, it is possible the tyranny just took a shit on you, I know that's not a good thing to hear, but if you buy a vehicle again...dont buy American (POST 1995). Anything but dodge trucks are total garbage.

I dont mean to offend anyone out there, but the truth is in the maintenance logs....
 

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Been running Chevy/Pontiac vehicles for 26 years.
Not one EVER broke down before this one.
Put 350,000 miles on each of those.
They were still running when I sold them.
2011 chevy cruze.
Total garbage.
 

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This is just a general bit of advice to anyone driving a newer vehicle, check with a dealership often with your VIN number, there’s tons of recalls and stuff that they are required to do for free. Especially if your vehicle has an airbag, they fucked up the manufacture of them and they are firing chunks of metal into people’s faces when they deploy. They will also usually update any software that might just save your tranny or engine. Call and see what you can get away with
 
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2011 chevy cruze. Lost gears when warm after donut tire and tire change. Snow tires n all seasons mixed. Would this blow tranny out? Or will diff tires make it shift again?
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by lost gears when warm, but I'm guessing the car is automatic transmission, and it won't shift when it warms up, or it slips? Does it Rev up a lot RPMs, but doesn't go anywhere?
 
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This is just a general bit of advice to anyone driving a newer vehicle, check with a dealership often with your VIN number, there’s tons of recalls and stuff that they are required to do for free. Especially if your vehicle has an airbag, they fucked up the manufacture of them and they are firing chunks of metal into people’s faces when they deploy. They will also usually update any software that might just save your tranny or engine. Call and see what you can get away with
YES
 
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what's yr favorite jount that you've owned? and driven?

Owned/driven fav: 1978 Toyota Carona, 4 door, manual.

Driven? 1998 Jetta - that fucker was fun!
Love the Toyotas. I've owned at least 50 of the old 4x4s. 22R all the way!
 
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you're the kinda friend I like to have :D vehicle savvy

what all have you owned/ driven?

what's yr favorite jount that you've owned? and driven?

I own a Ford ::bag:: but driving an Audi A4 and beamer wagon have been my favorites
I've owned countless cars. I really like older imports for their reliability. I'm currently driving a Chevy van with a small block 350ci with TBI injection. I chose this bc I can get parts anywhere in stock usually. 350 Chevy is a GREAT engine that's super easy to work on.
 

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I've owned countless cars. I really like older imports for their reliability. I'm currently driving a Chevy van with a small block 350ci with TBI injection. I chose this bc I can get parts anywhere in stock usually. 350 Chevy is a GREAT engine that's super easy to work on.
which chevy van? i'm currently looking to get a chevy express van 2002 or later...
 

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