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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Ah, but the joy when the light actual comes on and stays on. The feeling of accomplishment!
    Only when someone is paying me my $75.00 per hour. I have done a few old MGs for people. Death traps.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    ECMs are not susceptible to corrosion unless submerged. New boat motors have efi and ecms and are not plagued with problems.
    Unless they are submerged corrosion is not an issue.
    We change out EMCs at work all the time, never had a corrosion issue. Usually something in the flash or a hardware issue.
    What about the connectors though? I have seen many a connector that had corrosion not letting through the signal.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes, it is probably a good idea to drive a POS in Mexico. Probably a bad idea to drive a Ferrari around Syria too.

    If I remember correctly, the Walker accident was in the USA and no witnesses reported hearing gun fire.
    I just put together a 1974 Dodge Dart 4 door for my daily driver. I like to drive a car that a thief doesn't know if it would start if he tried to steal it.

    I found that my 1969 Impala Kingswood Station Wagon gets better mileage than my 2000 Dodge Durango and it has a ton more style.

    Nobody would even think if stealing or car jacking that car.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What about the connectors though? I have seen many a connector that had corrosion not letting through the signal.
    Weatherpack connections rarely if ever all it. Like I said, unless there had been submersion or water intrusion. There is not going to be an issue. It can happen, but no more so than any other break down.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Why would you give up what you got? Srly. The grass often isn't greener on the other side. No matter what you do, someone will always have a faster car. If you enjoy what you got, keep it. Just keep improving it as time and budget allows. Make it cosmetically what you want. Same on interior look. A bit of suspension refining here, a tad on the brakes there. It really doesn't matter what other's think. Other people will always have a more impressive car too. And this year's outdated car is next decade's classic.

    What a lot of people don't grasp is that for the most part who are REALLY racing always is only yourself. And if budget is a limit? Old school is the only way to go. What I have now could leave virtually anything in the rearview mirror - which of course is totally worthless. I had vastly more FUN in those old manual transmissions 928s. One was older, meaning the lightest weight, the least horsepower, and lower top speed - ONLY 145 with a lower gear ratio, and it had a factory handling package. Pretty too in dark green and black interior. The other was faded out silver and a trashed burgundy interior, but some NASA guys has put it together with a turbo, 4 massive coils and other engine tricks. 1st gear was worthless it wound it out so fast.

    But it was the green one I enjoyed. Handled like a slot car. Coming into a backroad curve marked "35 mph", motor braking throwing into a low gear, power out of the curve at 65. And the next day I'd go for 66. A couple months later its 70 - but I'm getting awfully close to the far side of the pavement. Now THAT'S fun. I had to WORK the car. I sold it for $4500, what I had paid for it. A terrible mistake. Thought I'd like a newer Jag XKR, definitely a FASTER car - so spend $24K for a clean, awesome looking supercharged Jaguar XKR 4.5. I got rid of it after 6 months.

    Keep what you got. You know it. Just refine it as time and $$ allows. If you sell you'll probably take a beating - and come to regret it.
    I'll absolutely take a beating on selling it. And it's about as fast as a base C6. I'm not looking at newer vettes to go faster. Fuel injection, safety equipment (mine has a fire extinguisher, and I've actually had to use it!), electricals that work, magnetic shocks, better frame, an endless list of very desirable things. I just don't think I could ever part with the stingray, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I just put together a 1974 Dodge Dart 4 door for my daily driver. I like to drive a car that a thief doesn't know if it would start if he tried to steal it.

    I found that my 1969 Impala Kingswood Station Wagon gets better mileage than my 2000 Dodge Durango and it has a ton more style.

    Nobody would even think if stealing or car jacking that car.
    That's my vette all the way,lol! Looks like a heap, with shiny wide wheels. Bad paint, hood is primer grey, cracks in the fiberglass, etc. someone walking by wouldn't think "Man, I gotta GET me one of THOSE!" Runs like a champ, though. It's a "sleeper".
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    So what? Guy died. People die everyday. Why do people mourn because he was an actor?
    He did so much more than acting with his life, before and after fame he used his time and money to help people:
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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    He did so much more than acting with his life, before and after fame he used his time and money to help people:
    Great. Really... that is great. So do many people though... So do I. Probably more than him too... directly, at least.
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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I think that is exactly what happened, though doubt there was a roll over. I think the rear tires lost traction (over power) and then he over-corrected - the engine management doing everything AFTER whatever the driver was doing even without turbo lag. The '05 engine management systems also have more "lag" than new systems. I also suspect he may have been trying to "drift" around the corner, and the Carrera GT is not well suited for drifting. The driver was a race car driver, so probably figured he knew how to do that corner at the max - and lost it because he was in Walker's car and he was unfamiliar with it's quirks.

    On my German '05, in terms of management systems - in terms of stability/traction control - everything happens AFTER, not when, I do it.
    So much wrong with this post.

    1. The EMS has exactly NOTHING to do with this crash.
    2. A "2005 EMS" does not have any "lag".
    3. The Carrera GT is perfectly capable of drifting.
    4. The car did not belong to Paul. In fact, it was the first time he had ever been in it.

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    Unrelated to the quoted post, but, the car was having mechanical issues before they took it out for the drive. Workers from the shop have said that there was a steering failure which caused the accident. I have seen a picture of a large puddle of fluid followed by the skid marks into the tree. All of this speculation in here is pretty much nonsense.
    Disclaimer: If you are offended by the above post, and you aren't a SJW or truther, grow a pair.

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    Re: Reported Paul Walker of Fast and Furios fame dead at 40.

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    So much wrong with this post.

    1. The EMS has exactly NOTHING to do with this crash.
    2. A "2005 EMS" does not have any "lag".
    3. The Carrera GT is perfectly capable of drifting.
    4. The car did not belong to Paul. In fact, it was the first time he had ever been in it.

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    Unrelated to the quoted post, but, the car was having mechanical issues before they took it out for the drive. Workers from the shop have said that there was a steering failure which caused the accident. I have seen a picture of a large puddle of fluid followed by the skid marks into the tree. All of this speculation in here is pretty much nonsense.
    You have a link on the steering failure?

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