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UAZ north america by INTERPOL !3mB4iDBpWw - Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:29:06 EST ID:dPG7+wFL No.34615 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I wonder how difficult it would be to become the premier dealer for Russian UAZ trucks and SUVs here in the US. Anyone have a storefront they can send the info to the company to see how they'd react? These things are the Ladas of the truck market in Russia, built more on an agricultural frame than a automotive platform, made to repair with a hammer, snow and duct tape, and they're made to drive in -20F degree temps and colder all their life. I think they could easily unseat Toyota as the go-to truck for extreme US cold climates.

Thoughts? Russian automotive appreciation thread?
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Hedda Sabberfoot - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:39:53 EST ID:2U7EdFWM No.34674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I feel ya nigga.

American's glamourize Russian cold war era EVERYTHING. The only good thing I've seen come out of Russia that was superior to American shit was clothing. And that is only on a handful of items.

The gun nuts here are on slav taint like unreal.

>Mosin is best mnilsurp bolt gun EVER!
>SKS is indestructible! (This isn't that bad to be honest)
>Tokarov is AMAAAAAZING!
>Makarov are wonderful!
>OMGZ AK'S FOR LIKE DUDE AK47 BEST RIFLE EVER! NOTHING BEATS IT! (Meanwhile the gun is made out of 1mm paper thin sheet metal that deforms, breaking the gun if you drop it on a rock and drop it and step on it.)

I've had russian tractors and they literally tout that the best part is that you can work on them easily. BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO BREAK HURR
Charles Fepperbury - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:55:37 EST ID:PCYmCOTA No.34675 Ignore Report Quick Reply
People think russia = everything made of 10000lbs blocks of iron, indestructible.
In reality they're simple as hell so there's few things to break, but the cars are put together with no care at all. and 2107s were still made in 2010, I've been in the factory. Babushkas grease the car manually on the line. No joke. Russian old women grease the car on the fucking factory line with a fucking paintbrush. I've seen it with my own eyes 7 years ago. 16 year olds categorise parts manually. Everything is just literally dumped in boxes, and they take it out as needed, from suspension parts to electronics. The new ladas (kalina etc) are even worse, but at least they're made in another, pretty modern part of the factory.
Russian stuff is pretty bad. They only last because they had to work with the most simple materalals and technology, and they make them the same way since 1960. There's no quality, no inspections in fucking Russia, they make everything cheap and with zero care. They do use simple technology and well-proven materials so structurally, russian stuff does last, apart from body rust. Every single other aspect of Russian cars is utter garbage. There's nothing good or exceptional about them.
Charles Fepperbury - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:11:28 EST ID:PCYmCOTA No.34676 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Seriously, I've been in the Lada factory in Togliatti on a journalist tour. You don't want to buy a car from Russians. It's mental. They apply a fucking kick on the door if it doesn't fit right until it works properly. Not even kidding.
The new Lada models wouldn't start when they were presented to Putin a few years ago. Russia is a fucking garbage country with poor and struggling people, a government led by someone who's hired people to kill officials, do you think they really care about the stuff they make? It's a shitty, depressive place. No one wants to buy russian stuff or live in Russia in Europe. In the US everyone is fucking gay for russian stuff.
Oliver Blummleput - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:51:50 EST ID:U4CpHt5A No.34680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Russian vehicles blow frozen shrimp dick. My friend lives in Russia and says the only vehicles around are Japanese. Russian cars are better used for things like scrap metal and watching get buried in snow.
Phoebe Pemmerham - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:27:59 EST ID:izUUF4fc No.34681 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think people want stuff that is overbuilt. used to be more common than now. also serviceability. the thread authored by Simon Billingman is pretty clear on this. There are lots of interesting engineering and design questions that you can speculate on. In my experience mid-age electronics that were still heavily analog are actually pretty shit. and in the case of cars you need to answer questions about fuel economy, safety, etc.

could it be done? probably, and it could be profitable with time, but there's too much entrenchment in a throwaway society. everyone eventually wants to cut a corner for their own profit.

App: New Job City Data Finder by Jenny Crunkinnen - Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:15:43 EST ID:+nbt7WKU No.34650 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How often do you think people are in a situation where 1) they want to get a new job and 2) they want to mvoe and 3) they cant decide where to move to?

Well I'm developing an app that cross-references a bunch of information for you in order to get an idea of where to go, generating a result like the picture <--

Personally, I've never traveled or had to decide on a city. So can you guys tell me what other cool metrics you'd be interested if you were searching?
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 01:36:58 EST ID:y77f++Uy No.34657 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How does W2 differ from W? I think you should have a column for the percent white people in the city proper, and another for the whole metropolitan area. Buffalo, for example, isn't a very big city, but the suburbs harbor huge populations of white people compared to the population of the city itself.

You should also have something about commute time, or how much of a pain the commute generally is.
Archie Tillingforth - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:24:47 EST ID:+nbt7WKU No.34662 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>How does W2 differ from W?
Simply two different data sources. WolframAlpha vs City-Data. What's funny is when there's a huge variance in cities with a lot of mexicans. Get it, cause they're illegals.

>Whole City vs Metro
I agree, but unfortunately it's just hard to get that kind of data easily. If you can find a wolfram-alpha query for it, I'd love it, but otherwise it's kind of hard.
I'm not even sure if the Census records that shit, because like, how do you define where exactly the metro starts/ends? So it's tricky.
Augustus Haffingsark - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:49:37 EST ID:efFqpLKq No.34668 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What's the app called? I find myself in that exact position
Charlotte Billersure - Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:33:51 EST ID:qZxabEsu No.34670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
breakabond !!D0XjIgKF - Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:46:31 EST ID:+nbt7WKU No.34671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's actually a custom thing I've put hours and hours into at this point. I'll sell it to you for $25. Or if you want to pay me minimum wage, at least $200-ish.

Flagstaff by Delinquent Tray !rU8mq5Ca7M - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 17:24:58 EST ID:ZEciEfDX No.34655 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Vroom /vroom/.
I'm considering a move from hobotown, CA to housing in flagstaff, az. Can you guys help sway me in one direction or another?

It's me + 1, both identify as trans, my +1 will have his dox done prior to the move, and both of us should be on ssi by then. Additionally, we blaze it daily, but i have my mmj card and will xfer to a zona card on arrival.
Zona's for stonas, amirite?
Charles Forryhene - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 23:57:31 EST ID:+nbt7WKU No.34656 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nicholas Brookbanks - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 05:23:48 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.34658 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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good god the californians

im not in flagstaff but ive been up there its basically weed town however if you go anywhere other than flag or sedona or tucson you're going to get shit all over for being a liberal californian.

AZ weed cards are incredibly easy to get. Gun laws are incredible too.

we dont want anymore californians pls
Esther Nodgekudge - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 14:52:00 EST ID:QAhPAxf5 No.34660 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Go to Austin or Seattle like all other Californians. Get rid of your drivers license though. I bet you seriously do not deserve it.

Chevrolet by Alice Blettingbury - Thu, 10 Nov 2016 02:15:07 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.34439 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I currently daily a 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ with the 4 liter and I'm getting a little bit tired of fixing little things and how it rides. It gets death wobble and has about 175k on the odometer and I'm just about done with the vehicle....

That being said because of my experience in high school I've got a huge hard on for GM vehicles and I'm looking for something that has a bed and a V8. I'm a welder so needing to move metal is not uncommon, not only that but if I need to take my welder somewhere having a truck would be very convenient. I want a V8 because I like the way they sound and they are smooth. As far as the MPG's go its not much worse than my jeep in the city and actually would do better on the highway. My jeep gets 16 mpg everywhere.

I really like the 03-06/07classic look and am a fan of the 5.3 engine. I've actually driven one of these and I liked it quite a bit as well.

My Jeep is great for offroading but I don't really take advantage of how capable it is and I'm thinking a 4wd truck would do just fine.

Anybody want to share any opinion on these if they've had any experience with them or Opinions on trucks in general - Chevrolet/GM appreciation thread?
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Charlotte Sozzlestare - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 23:07:42 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.34611 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've gotten the trans fluid changed and I did the oil myself and replaced the tow mirrors with OEM. It's been driving very well so far. I've put like ~250 miles on it. I've got to learn how to drive something so large but I'm very happy :)
Charles Bunshit - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 23:26:34 EST ID:en23alSl No.34612 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Driving something this big
>A pick-up truck

Damn nigga, have you ever even like been so far as to even like ride a bus or sit in an 18-wheeler?
Charlotte Sozzlestare - Tue, 20 Dec 2016 01:16:26 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.34613 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yes but I've never driven anything as large as the truck for an extended period of time, that and I was actually incorrect I've driven more like 350 miles
Charles Bunshit - Tue, 20 Dec 2016 04:21:18 EST ID:en23alSl No.34614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I started out driving a dually with a 7' 9" snow plow on it. Sheeeit, what you talkin bout death grippin staying in the road. From a long line of trashy truck drivers. My destiny was snow plowing. And so it was.
Hedda Deblingbury - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:53:47 EST ID:foy+HaTa No.34626 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I started out driving an Abrams tank. It was all we could afford

Workaway/WWOOF by Lillian Blaffingfoot - Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:37:58 EST ID:mNKBMQoi No.34398 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Has anyone here tried this? I want to travel from Georgia to Washington, going from host to host.
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Frederick Pimblestan - Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:16:35 EST ID:vcG1EcpN No.34421 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I have to leave by the first of February, but plan on wwoofing in a warm state until may. What are some cool places in the south I should stay before heading to the Northwest?
>fun and quick ways
Tell me more
Simon Blebblelock - Mon, 31 Oct 2016 03:30:01 EST ID:P0V67IvD No.34422 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hitch I-20 to AZ or Cali. Dirty dog works. Hitch a train. Hitch a car.

Nothing of interest in in Alabama, MS or really LA. Maybe Baton Rouge? Some of the towns Katrina hit are really cool to urban explore. Dallas and Austin aren't too bad I guess. Laredo, El Paso, Brownsville fucking suck. Especially if you're white. The South is what you make of it. Like everywhere else, you can have the best time of your life in a sewer grate or it can be miserable.

West Texas, New Mexico are death traps though. Seriously, you can be dead quick fucking off there. Maybe run up through CO and sit there for the Winter. Utah, NM, AZ, NV, WY, MT, SD, ND are all high desert with sparse populations. High desert is easy to die in.

Probably the funnest and quickest way is to rob some idiot driving a Porsche and take off. You're probably going to jail this way though. Are you doing this with or without a vehicle? That is the most important.
11/11 - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 02:22:03 EST ID:BYrFpsQc No.34520 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just do it
Barnaby Congerbanks - Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:26:43 EST ID:Dv4GyQzv No.34555 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I agree with your bold sentiment, but whats the point of that article in relation to my post?
Archie Bunridge - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:13:49 EST ID:bYmpo1HK No.34623 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Workaway is the shit. If you're looking to travel on the cheap, the 35 euro yearly fee is completely worth it. I lived/worked on a permaculture project in England and ran the front desk a hostel in Spain while staying for free and getting some food (which is most of your daily costs while long-term travelling.) They also have a ton of opportunities in the states, but I haven't explored that yet.

Seriously, if you want to travel, while saving money, while learning new skills, and while meeting real locals and getting into the culture, get on Workaway and see what's available in the area you want to travel to. Searching the hosts is free

Realistic Dream Car by Matilda Poddleman - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:58:07 EST ID:abuain52 No.34539 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any of you saving up for a reachable dream car?
Or already own one?

Lately I've been going crazy for an E36 M3. Its always been a favorite of mine but the idea of owning one is something I'd like to make happen. Its my goal of 2017.
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Betsy Fenkindudging - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:35:22 EST ID:IMB5KOGb No.34588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think I'd rather have a C4 honestly and you can get two decent C4s for the price of one C3.
Nathaniel Pickdock - Sat, 17 Dec 2016 14:53:46 EST ID:+KlS9XDh No.34607 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Alfa Romeo Giulia I would probably lease the car because Alfa plummet like Malaysia Airlines flights.
Nathaniel Pickdock - Sat, 17 Dec 2016 15:01:57 EST ID:+KlS9XDh No.34608 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I meant Alfa Romeo prices plummet like Malaysia Airlines flights. (FIxed)
>Im a grammar Nazi I like my dark humor to be perfect.
Graham Bundleway - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:26:37 EST ID:Xwuhb6h4 No.34610 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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C4s are cool. But the Stingrays are my all time fav. That particular model is the ZL1, only 2/3 made. I dig the C4s and the C5s. The C6s were ok but the removal of the pop up headlights wasnt choice.
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South Korea by Augt to do it - Thu, 04 Aug 2016 07:53:56 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34132 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Planning to go to South Korea. Any places or islands to recommend there?

I'm thinking of Seoul and Jeju island.
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10er - Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:57:20 EST ID:Y5zI8r9x No.34371 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Korean currency looks old-timey.
Simon Cashdock - Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:40:25 EST ID:dNkIsWDi No.34374 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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11/11 - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 02:25:44 EST ID:BYrFpsQc No.34521 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Best Korea is North Korea
Clara Dellerbury - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:59:03 EST ID:LvscTyew No.34534 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you're into riots, I hear south Korea is really nice right now
Clara Dellerbury - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:02:14 EST ID:LvscTyew No.34535 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Correction, not riots, just protests so far

Got nice car, now what? by Matilda Fushway - Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:11:06 EST ID:KIZE7yQi No.34375 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I just got myself a 2009 Mustang GT/CS, V8. I've never really been into cars or anything like that, but I want to take care of this baby and make it an investment. Any tips on how to keep it healthy and any possible mods that might be worth getting? Of course I understand a lot of mods are simply cosmetic but I would like this thing to be as badass looking as possible. Like I said, I really only know how to change a tire and change my oil, so I'm also looking at this as a possible hobby and an opportunity to learn some useful skills.
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Jack Sillystat - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:10:37 EST ID:NFWvFuC5 No.34479 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that is so obviously a trucks interior. the mustang is riddled with horse logos.
that is also a concept design and in no way what the 2017 mustang will look like
Martha Chemmlenare - Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:21:50 EST ID:SIM+Wbt8 No.34481 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Levers on the lower left of center console are a brake controller. Pretty sure only the one ton has that and the big mirrors
Augustus Dandlested - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:18:20 EST ID:jXq6Gpin No.34522 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Not buying a superior 1966 Mustang 289 coupe
Augustus Dandlested - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:20:27 EST ID:jXq6Gpin No.34523 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Pure class.
Edward Durrymut - Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:57:26 EST ID:EneGgwft No.34524 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Junk vs New by William Turveybury - Tue, 04 Oct 2016 01:28:38 EST ID:+nbt7WKU No.34348 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is it more cost effective to periodically buy older used cars which have less life on them or to less frequently buy newer (though still slightly used, because never buy new) cars?
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Emma Woblingworth - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:03:48 EST ID:EO0TQnN3 No.34483 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'll just go to the 70's and 80's and buy 3-4 clunkers that are same year/model and buy 2 engines/trans and hope I'm set for life. Once my mid 2000's Jap cars die out that is. I figure I can go 30-40ish years on 4 Dodge Vans after some converting of the shit components. Everything lol But let's be real here, consumer piloted vehicles will be outlawed by 2035-2040.
Jarvis Bracklewater - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:38:18 EST ID:LvscTyew No.34488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm converting to bike tbh
Albert Dettingmodge - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:58:25 EST ID:+nbt7WKU No.34498 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>make this thread
>totally forget
>get dozens of replies
> :')
Barnaby Blibblelat - Sun, 20 Nov 2016 21:41:07 EST ID:+2qU7boG No.34502 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So you bought a shitbox right?
Basil Fosslechid - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 02:52:17 EST ID:LvscTyew No.34515 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>tfw op doesn't come back for another month

Cars by Rebecca Dommletick - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:32:28 EST ID:zpQpbIhX No.33932 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What kind of car should I get?

Just got my settlement check in from a car wreck I was in last year.

Looking at a max of $14,000 to spend on the car.

Looking for a sedan from 2008 or later.

reliability/safety is the main thing.

I kind of want something that won't be completely useless in slightly snowy conditions too but I know sedans aren't the way to go for that sort of thing.
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Juri Sixteen - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:25:05 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hybrid version?
Angus Buzzspear - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:42:58 EST ID:U4CpHt5A No.34093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Not my kinda thing, but good choice.
Cyril Nupperchug - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:41:02 EST ID:PkByqvCm No.34098 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd imagine they improved the terrible engines they used to put in them 6-7 years ago? Every mechanic I've ever known used nothing but Japanese cars but said that the Corollas, Civics, Camrys, and Altimas were all with engine problems in years from about 2002-2008. Especially the Camry.

At least you didn't buy a Dodge Charger like every other cunt who is "into cars."
>If I had a nickle...
]<@'|'ZāŠ™ - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 01:41:32 EST ID:TU+bPGca No.34486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Albert Trotford - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:28:18 EST ID:kLBxN1J0 No.34487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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he this thread july its ... november ... already bought a car .... didnt need ...

Helicopter Lessons by John Beffingfoot - Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:26:45 EST ID:8cs50XFD No.34429 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone here got any experience with having helicopter lessons? I live in the UK and looking into getting lessons next year, just wondered if anyone else here had done the same or has a license and can answer a few questions:
Was it worth the money, in your opinion?
Was it easy to organise, like was there a load of bullshit to go through or was it basically get in and go sort of thing?
Also, if you have a licence do you find it easy to find work with it? Thinking about private contracts long term but short term air ambulance work. Is it worthwhile in your opinion?

Repair general by Sophie Pannershit - Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:00:40 EST ID:PaBiavbL No.34405 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Looked back a few pages and didn't see a thread on this. Post mechanical problems you're unsure how to diagnose and/or fix and we can try to help each other.

I'll start: A couple of days ago my car started giving off a rattling sound, either in or below the engine block or at least near it. It only starts rattling when I'm maintaining a speed or initially upon deceleration. Doesn't matter what gear I'm in, doesn't make the sound while idle. I'm hoping something minor is loose, but I fear the worst.
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Beatrice Blerringsore - Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:45:23 EST ID:NFWvFuC5 No.34408 Ignore Report Quick Reply
did you check the oil?
did you pop the hood and see if anything is loose?
if not, go to a dealership and get ripped off due to ignorance.
Phoebe Cashhire - Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:43:51 EST ID:r0QYtRpH No.34409 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Your problem is that it is a Volkswagen
Hahaha yes yes, so I've come to learn over these few years.

>No. It was old but I just changed it and the noise persists
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George Fuddlestone - Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:42:23 EST ID:XdZgMX9x No.34410 Ignore Report Quick Reply
my car used to make a rattling sound cause the clutch that engages the ac motor was just a mm off.

sound more like a ringing to me then a rattle. like two plates spinning and touching ever so slightly. the mechanic pointed out ehe fine metal dust to me.
Nigel Ficklebanks - Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:21:48 EST ID:LvscTyew No.34412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sounds kinda like suspension related if it occurs during weight transfer
Graham Penningpud - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 14:00:11 EST ID:sTpNd8MN No.34419 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I checked after you brought this up, my suspension is fine.
Turns out it was my radiator support rattling around. I knew it was damaged but not that bad. Months ago some fuckhead was going like 90mph weaving around with nothing tied down to the bed of his truck. A box tumbles out and I'm the lucky bastard who gets to receive it. Managed to avoid a windshield hit but it smashed into the drivers side part of the bumper. I had used zip ties to put the support back up but I guess the damage was more extensive and/or a pothole knocked it loose again.

Also my cv axles were shot and I have an exhaust leak so that could have made the rattle more pronounced.

Just doubled up on zip ties and replaced the axles, will deal with the leak when I can afford it. I'm not getting lungs full of fumes and my car drives fine for now so that can wait

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