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    Collective Motoring Knowledge

    Just a place to put advice/clips whatever in relation to servicing cars, what air pressure you should run (we all know that it's 36 psi ), how modern cars are changing etc.

    I'll start with this 'Scotty' clip.

    He spews some diamonds sometimes.

    After watching this I'll be changing where I attach the negative lead if I have to jump start a motor.

    Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago ...


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    Some good information there.

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    Scotty is a rare breed! He heaps so much shit on GM, Jeep Fiat Chrysler (Stellantis...WTF!) and Nissan I often wonder how does he get away with it!

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    Tyre pressure varies according to the Tyre size, on my hilux with 17 inch wheels and tires the correct pressure according to the owners handbook is 29 psi
    the dealer when servicing always puts 35 psi in even after being told the correct pressure which i change to once i get home
    tire pressure varies a lot because of tire size and load carried, no such thing as a standard tire pressure for different makes and models of vehicles
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    Advice for buying a car.
    European = shite and expensive repairs but nice bodies. (BMW are the exception as they also make motorcycles which are also shite)
    British = The electrics from Hell.
    american = reliable motors with shite bodies and cheap repairs. (For Jeep refer european)
    Japan = good. (But you need the hands of a 5 year old to service them).
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    And I thought there was now a Borg car club

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Just a place to put advice/clips whatever in relation to servicing cars, what air pressure you should run (we all know that it's 36 psi ), how modern cars are changing etc.
    no its not 36psi...as a blanket statement.

    Depends on tyre size and usage.

    I have 305/40/22's on my Ranger, I run em at 40psi with nitrogen 99% motorway use with no load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    European = shite and expensive repairs but nice bodies.
    I have one, no expensive repairs over 10 years. But it has only 7 aut. gears and no hands when parking... (It's not a Bennn)

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    Que? Seven automatic gears? Its either grown one or missing one. I take it you mean automatic parking assist? in a 2011 car means it was an early system from Bmw or it was a Ford or Toyota if the car was older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Que? Seven automatic gears? Its either grown one or missing one. I take it you mean automatic parking assist? in a 2011 car means it was an early system from Bmw or it was a Ford or Toyota if the car was older.
    2011 M5 BMW has a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and came with park assist.

    BMW introduced park assist in 2010.

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    ^I have no BM...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^I have no BM...
    Don't care to be honest, Assuming your eyes are not painted on you will see that I was replying to another member, not you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    we all know that it's 36 psi*
    *Depends.

    In any event check pressures when cold because the air expands as it heats and can give a higher reading.

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    ^ My tyre's psi (according to the car's info thingy) goes up about 2 psi from cold to warm when driving in about 15 minutes or so.

    Always good to make a mental note before heading off to pump your tyres and adjust accordingly.

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    Good thunking.

    I tend to run modified rims / tires so have a portable / handheld inflator so just do it at home cold.

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    44psi

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    I just go with whatever the person before me pumped theirs up to.

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    ^ My OCD won't let me. My car is supposed to be 37psi front and back. The motor has a screen which can show a picture of each tyre and its pressure. If off by 2 or more psi, then I have to pull into a garage and pump it up.
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    I'm joking mate, this is Thailand, the last bloke might have been trying to inflate the tracks on his tank.

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    I guess it depends very much on the car, tyre size and conditions. I only ever set my tyres to 36psi when I have a heavy load or when cruising high speed down the autobahns on a long trip. For everyday driving they're at 32psi (cold) and 26-28psi in the wet season on the mud roads.

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    You guys are all over inflating

    I own a jap SUV 4wd and my psi is 29...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    You guys are all over inflating

    I own a jap SUV 4wd and my psi is 29...
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    As been mentioned by numerous posters, not all tyres run the same PSI.

    If I only put 29 in mine I would be concerned with damaging a rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    2011 M5 BMW has a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and came with park assist.

    BMW introduced park assist in 2010.
    As I said 2010 on was the early BMW parking assist. A dual clutch transmission does not have a torque converter like an automatic transmission and is more akin to a manual transmission than an automatic transmission as it uses clutch plates.

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    Look inside the door jam for a deecal that will show what your tire pressures are supposed to be. Looking on the tire for the max psi cold is for fools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    As I said 2010 on was the early BMW parking assist. A dual clutch transmission does not have a torque converter like an automatic transmission and is more akin to a manual transmission than an automatic transmission as it uses clutch plates.
    Corvette from 84-88 had 7 speed

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