Wildcat_445

Wildcat_445

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7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Craigslist Crapshoot · 0 replies · +1 points

That's about the only thing that DID work reliably on that rolling turd. :D The hatch it was attached to quit opening during the last year of its life, though. The latch got so jammed up that I couldn't even push it in anymore. (And it couldn't be tapped with a hammer since it would buckle the metal.)

Personally I think part of the problem with that car was the "Americanization" of it, changing the bits and pieces away from the original design.

7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What'... · 0 replies · +1 points

Mine was a bit sticky as well, but I may have just stood on the breaker bar (CR-V--I had plenty of room). My jack was already holding the engine up, so there was no other way. I am due for another timing belt in the CR-V, and the Civic is going to need one also (recent purchase with unknown repair history).

I can't recall what I used on the tensioner, although I'm not sure if the 4 cylinder has a different requirement than the V6.

7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What'... · 1 reply · +1 points

I am thinking they do not want to give the public too much information. Not to boost repair bills, but the information in the wrong hands could be a real problem. The old adage about "knowing just enough to make myself dangerous." Sort of like setting a bricklayer loose in a hospital with surgical tools, and free license to "fix" any patient they see fit. I swear I didn't that lobotomy...and why is my leg still broken??

7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- Do Yo... · 0 replies · +1 points

OK, I just thought of one "mystery knob". My grandfather had two in his 1971 Olds Ninety Eight. The dashboard had a clock, and there was also a clock embedded in the back of the front seat, so the rear passengers could see the time. Neither one kept the right time, ever. You could turn the adjustment knob to supposedly set the correct time, whereupon the clock would enter its own little time warp and run at whatever speed it wanted.

Supposedly (and if I remember what the manual said), the clock was supposed to compensate for its inaccuracy based on which way you adjusted it. In other words, if you set the time forward, the clock would run slightly faster. Both clocks in that car never were at anything close to the correct time.

7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- Do Yo... · 0 replies · +1 points

I discovered it in the summer of 2013. It was so hot out, it felt more like I was adjusting the oven temperature. Alas, setting it lower did not help the temperature. The brownies baked faster though.

7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Last Call- Pleased to ... · 0 replies · +6 points

Maybe some of them think that oral sex means, "Talk dirty to me."

7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Craigslist Crapshoot · 2 replies · +2 points

One thing (of very few) I enjoyed about that car was either turning heads (what the heck is that thing??) or being asked what kind of car it was. One buddy of mine says for years that he XRATI was a weird name for a car. Only recently did he learn it was XR4Ti.

Sure, I'll take it...if someone pays me $5000 to take it. Yes, it was that bad...which was a shame. It did a lot of things right, but was as reliable as a politician's campaign year promise.

BTW, that bi-plane spoiler actually worked. I could drive in a complete downpour for an hour and never get a drop of water on that glass.

7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Craigslist Crapshoot · 0 replies · +2 points

That looks more abandoned than parked.

7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Craigslist Crapshoot · 1 reply · +1 points

Do what any sane person would do: drop in a 454. That'll fix it.

7 years ago @ Hooniverse - Last Call- Pleased to ... · 1 reply · +4 points

I see this on a Jeep every so often:

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