Less than 200 miles a year

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Post by Tdarcos » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:10 pm

Flack wrote:I propose Tdarcos drink 5w30 for all of April and 10w40 during May and then we can compare the results.
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Re: Less than 200 miles a year

Post by AArdvark » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:57 pm

New tires made all the difference in the world. I can't believe how differently the bike handles now. And it rolls. I mean really rolls. I get it up to 40 and clutch-in and the thing will just glide for miles. Well not miles, but a hell of a lot farther then the fact'ry tires did. It feels like I've been riding with the emergency brake* on lo these many years. The hell, man. Without touching the engine the bike went from sled to iron butterfly** in terms of handling.
The guy that did the work said he could wake up the stock engine without too much trouble if I wanted to. He said the stock Hondas are really retarded*** because of the emission laws. He tunes Jap racing bikes for a living so I believe him.

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*** The proper word is restricted I think, but I dislike
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Post by Casual Observer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:09 pm

Tdarcos wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:Just in case there are any kids that are about to drive and read this forum, no, you do not ruin the engine putting oil in of a slightly different weight.
Well, I suggest you check again because the Ford Taurus I had bought from my girlfriend's mother was in perfect condition, had passed Virginia annual inspection and the only mistake I made was run it with 5w30 oil because I didn't read the manual and mistakenly used the wrong oil instead of the 10w40 I should have.
No. Your problem was that you had a FORD TAURUS. It doesn't matter what you put in it, they were all garbage. You should have just put in some Lucas oil additive and put it right out of it's misery. (Fun fact, Lucas products don't help anything, just make the problem acute so you have to fix it or toss it).

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Re: Less than 200 miles a year

Post by Casual Observer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:17 pm

AArdvark wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:57 pm
*** The proper word is restricted I think, but I dislike
having to censor my speech because of the mentally handicapped.
I think you're right, the only thing you can retard on an engine is the spark.

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Re: Less than 200 miles a year

Post by AArdvark » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:26 pm

I used to own a Taurus. Nice car, bad reputation.

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Re: Less than 200 miles a year

Post by Casual Observer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:04 pm

I had a 1992, worst car since my wife's '91 hyunday Excel. Anything that could go wrong did and when the power steering leaked, my friend Lucas finished it off.

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