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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo View Post
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    It’s been almost 8 months since I bought a personal car and that’s a long ass time for me. I love my Z06 and will keep that for years unless I become significantly more wealthy, but my diesel VW is so ungodly uninspiring to drive that I contemplate hawking it daily for something more special.
    Trade you for the Honda fit?
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    You guys are the worst group of people Iíve spoken to today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Trade you for the Honda fit?
    Tempting.

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    We can do a month swap to see how we each like it. I might miss the Savage speed.
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    You guys are the worst group of people Iíve spoken to today.

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    Has anyone seen this ad??...last I saw he had it at $8500...according to this guy it's rebuilt and HAS passed inspection, just needs new clutch. If he's down to $8000 that's a pretty good deal, no?

    According to previous threads on rebuilt cars, they're "better than new" because of Alberta's "stringent" inspections...

    And this one seems priced low enough to make up for the fact of perceived loss in value...I honestly can't see too much that can wrong with it mechanically especially if those km are true.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...ationFlag=true

    Fuck, I've almost talked myself into actually going to look at it....hmmm..
    If it's rebuilt, then of course it has passed inspection, otherwise it would be salvage. There is nothing stringent about a rebuild inspection, you take it to Canadian tire, they check all the basic shit, and then give it a pass/fail. I sold a car of mine that got a front fender hit, the buyer drove it straight to CT without doing any work and got it passed.

    That being said, nothing wrong with rebuilt status other than it having no resale value if you ever want to dump it. But if you're buying anyway make sure to go over it thoroughly. Big thing is to check alignment. Things can visually pass an inspection, only to find out down the road that your tires are wearing out because you have a slightly bent control arm or something that was never replaced.

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    I would buy it for $800.00. Mine was in 2 minor claims but it was fixed properly and has active status. As in minor parking lot bumps, not demolition derby crashes like that $8000.00 heap. Worn out clutch? Ghetto rims? NE special, pass !

    Side note on carfax, my former 6-6 had a minor bump ($2200 dented bumper and trunk lid) which did not show up on the carproof when I looked at the dealers ad. What's the deal with that?? I reported the collision to CPS and had it fixed properly but still. Does carfax not receive minor claims?

    https://www.calgarymotorsltd.ca/cars...d-Coupe-82329/

    LOL at 8 months being a long time to keep a car, I thought I was bad for averaging 1.5 - 2 years

    TL SH AWD with studded winters is damn near unstoppable even in side streets packed with snow and ice. Only limit is ground clearance. I feel like a Subaru guy with class
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallowed_point View Post
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    Taking a look at a 2013 Acura TL SH AWD tonight. Higher highway kms. Decided I don't want or need a truck at this time with gas prices and parking etc. Can rent one for the odd track day if needed. It ticks all of my boxes on paper. I love my Accord 6-6 but don't like how overpowered it is for fwd on icy roads and also want 4 doors/awd for practicality. What do I need to look out for on a higher mileage SH AWD? J series V6 is pretty bulletproof as long as oil changes were kept up but I've read about oil consumption issues, prop shaft noise and other things. I've never owned an AWD vehicle. Help me out!
    Sorry this is off topic but why would you be renting a truck... for track day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMW403 View Post
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    Sorry this is off topic but why would you be renting a truck... for track day?
    To tow his track car, I would assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMW403 View Post
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    Sorry this is off topic but why would you be renting a truck... for track day?
    To tow the white trash Ferrari. I don't think it's needed though as all maintenance has been done over winter. It needs nothing. Fresh tires, coolant, brakes etc etc. Test out castrols road course this summer!

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    Fun update to this. I got the letter for the oil consumption recall today. Sounds like the warranty is being pushed to 200,000KMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneek View Post
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    Fun update to this. I got the letter for the oil consumption recall today. Sounds like the warranty is being pushed to 200,000KMs.
    Do you mind posting it? Mine has 202,000 on it. I've put about 2000 hard kms on it since purchase and the oil level hasn't budged. Glad I didn't get one of the oil burners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneek View Post
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    Fun update to this. I got the letter for the oil consumption recall today. Sounds like the warranty is being pushed to 200,000KMs.
    Seems like the issue is more relevant to the auto cars. Wonder if those have that stupid cylinder deactivation to achieve the better fuel economy.

    60% of TL 3.7 v6 owners with autos on the forum reported excess oil consumption vs 38.5% with the 6mt.

    A 3.7L engine with Automatic Transmission (AT)?



    50

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    A 3.7L engine with Manual Transmission (MT)?



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    A 3.5L engine with Automatic Transmission (AT)?



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    Quote Originally Posted by sneek View Post
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    Fun update to this. I got the letter for the oil consumption recall today. Sounds like the warranty is being pushed to 200,000KMs.
    Damn. I would have liked to have kept mine then!
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    Is there any liability or recourse as a buyer with a used car dealership selling a vehicle with a severely cracked timing belt that had obviously never been changed? The vehicle came with an inspection from a shop however I don't know if that is something that is checked. Had it broken, I surely could've been in an accident or at the very least had significant valve damage to my engine. I have the old belt for proof if this is something I could go to AMVIC for or ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallowed_point View Post
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    Is there any liability or recourse as a buyer with a used car dealership selling a vehicle with a severely cracked timing belt that had obviously never been changed? The vehicle came with an inspection from a shop however I don't know if that is something that is checked. Had it broken, I surely could've been in an accident or at the very least had significant valve damage to my engine. I have the old belt for proof if this is something I could go to AMVIC for or ?
    Unless you've got an inspection that says they looked at the timing belt you're going to be SOL. The AMVIC inspections are just for safety related item and no dealership is going to pull the timing cover for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneek View Post
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    Fun update to this. I got the letter for the oil consumption recall today. Sounds like the warranty is being pushed to 200,000KMs.
    I wonder if they sent me one for my 2014.... I'm only at 75,000KM but I haven't noticed any burning yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallowed_point View Post
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    Seems like the issue is more relevant to the auto cars. Wonder if those have that stupid cylinder deactivation to achieve the better fuel economy.
    The AT's do not have VCM. They do however have sketchy prop shaft issues..etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneek View Post
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    The AT's do not have VCM. They do however have sketchy prop shaft issues..etc.
    I suppose its the more economical auto transmission shift points then. Or are the mileage claims inflated? Good to hear they don't have the VCM like the v6 accords.

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    So I adjusted the valves as they were quite loose and not done by prior owner at recommended 170-180 k interval. Turns out the timing belt and tensioner and spark plugs were all original as well - yikes. Belt was seriously cracked. Curiously, I'm now averaging 9.5 - 10 L/100 kms vs 11-13 L/100kms driving on deerfoot in the same spirited/decent manner. Hopefully the decent economy continues! Could adjusting loose valves and replacing original iridium spark plugs with 200 km (still looked reasonable albeit old) really bump my fuel economy up by 2-3 L/100 kms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallowed_point View Post
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    So I adjusted the valves as they were quite loose and not done by prior owner at recommended 170-180 k interval. Turns out the timing belt and tensioner and spark plugs were all original as well - yikes. Belt was seriously cracked. Curiously, I'm now averaging 9.5 - 10 L/100 kms vs 11-13 L/100kms driving on deerfoot in the same spirited/decent manner. Hopefully the decent economy continues! Could adjusting loose valves and replacing original iridium spark plugs with 200 km (still looked reasonable albeit old) really bump my fuel economy up by 2-3 L/100 kms?
    Could a more complete burn of the fuel you're injecting create better MPG? Hell yes it could! Nothing curious about your new found gas mileage.

    I'm surprised about valves being so loose. Ever since the invention of hydraulic lifters, valve adjustments have pretty much become void.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterman View Post
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    I'm surprised about valves being so loose. Ever since the invention of hydraulic lifters, valve adjustments have pretty much become void.
    Both Honda's and Subaru's need it, most don't know this and 99% of the cars never have it done. Subaru is with shims (pain in the ass), Honda is just a quick feeler gauge and tighten, easy to do when doing a timing belt.
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