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08-18-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By mikem53

Thanks.. Enjoying it so far.. The aftermarket is...

Thanks.. Enjoying it so far.. The aftermarket is huge for this thing!
In every area.. But I'm enjoying it as it is in stock form. Many
Complain about the power because the chassis begs for...
08-16-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By mikem53

Sold the xD...

Great little car.. Sold my 09 xD with 55k miles a couple of months ago..
Never had any issues with it.. Was great for city driving and everyday commuting.. It was my beater car I used when the vette...
08-16-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,834
Posted By mikem53

Just about anything can be made to go fast.. ...

Just about anything can be made to go fast.. Keeping the driveability and reliability are more important than a dyno run number..
The numbers are most impressive on stock internals for sure! I...
07-16-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,272
Posted By mikem53

You have to drive this car to extract power.. ...

You have to drive this car to extract power.. Most of the torque is available down low.. But the fun begins at 5k rpms and up. It's no tq monster.. But it's not slow at 6.2 seconds to 60.. You...
07-16-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,081
Posted By mikem53

Too much trouble to turn the knob? Seriously... ...

Too much trouble to turn the knob? Seriously...
The money went into RWD, Boxer engine and two fuel delivery systems..
It's about low weight, performance and feel... Who gives a crap about auto...
06-16-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By mikem53

The Bespoke does have inputs for video.. There is...

The Bespoke does have inputs for video.. There is a DIY post on FT86forum that shows how to do it.. Total cost is $20
05-08-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 748
Posted By mikem53

My xD is gone....

http://flic.kr/p/ehHtuL



A true metamorhphisis .. 2013 scion FRS
03-11-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By mikem53

You should use premium.. however.. all modern...

You should use premium.. however.. all modern cars have knock sensors that will detect detonation and retard timing.. This will reduce power and protect the engine.. Use premium and drive it like...
10-03-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,765
Posted By mikem53

Slow

Slow
09-26-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By mikem53

I never said the car was perfect. I dont...

I never said the car was perfect.
I dont consider myself a "fanboy" of the xD.. I like it because its economical,
reliable and its lightweight nimbleness in traffic.. a good overall value..
I'm...
09-22-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By mikem53

You want all those goodies in an entry level...

You want all those goodies in an entry level basic car that was designed and marketed to be affordable basic transportation from one of the worlds most reliable car companies...
People dont by the...
08-31-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,175
Posted By mikem53

Gas is gas for the most part... there are only a...

Gas is gas for the most part... there are only a few refineries that produce ALL the gasoline in the US. What makes them different is the additives and cleaning agents that are used by each brand.....
08-29-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,711
Posted By mikem53

I had this issue with my vette at one time.. the...

I had this issue with my vette at one time.. the sensor in the tank gets tacky from tarnish and what not... some fuel injector cleaner such as techron or red line will keep it clean and resolved...
08-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,485
Posted By mikem53

Lol... maybe so... but I'm glad mine does... I...

Lol... maybe so... but I'm glad mine does... I still get 32 - 35 MPG in stop and go traffic with the slush box...
08-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,252
Posted By mikem53

I would skip the flush and just drain the pan.....

I would skip the flush and just drain the pan.. that will get about half the fluid... then do it again in 5k miles or so.. repeat this for another 3 times or so... and u will almost have a complete...
08-22-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By mikem53

Some years ago, I had some headers and wrapped...

Some years ago, I had some headers and wrapped them, it helps them retain the heat so they maintain the velocity of exhaust flow. My particular setup ended up with cracks in the headers due to too...
08-22-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,795
Posted By mikem53

Its a hydraulic actuated clutch and should not...

Its a hydraulic actuated clutch and should not change.. its designed to account for clutch wear and should still feel the same throughout its service life. There is sometimes a manual adjustment...
08-20-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 62,742
Posted By mikem53

this seems to be in issue with 2008 xD's. I...

this seems to be in issue with 2008 xD's. I don't remember seeing any posts with 2009 or above being an issue.
I remember reading a post a while back about them re-designing the water pump in 2009...
08-20-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,316
Posted By mikem53

Its a common mistake especially among less...

Its a common mistake especially among less experienced drag racers.. dropping it into 2nd instead of 4th during a drag race can ruin your day for sure.. there is resistance as the syncros need to...
08-19-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,316
Posted By mikem53

Seems that this post is mostly science fiction.. ...

Seems that this post is mostly science fiction.. how do lifters just "come off" on an OHC engine.. ? How does one just pay the bill for this on a new car ? Have it repaired and it happens again...
08-18-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,316
Posted By mikem53

iF the car has a manual transmission, you can...

iF the car has a manual transmission, you can downshift and cause the engine to over-rev..
A rev limiter won't help in that situation.
08-05-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By mikem53

Thanks for the suggestion... but not a big fan...

Thanks for the suggestion... but not a big fan of this mod...
The xD isn't worth Modding IMO... its beauty lies in its simplicity, low weight
And cost to own... great for what it is right out...
08-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By mikem53

hot xD = slug

I use the hell out of my xD for everyday running around.. its the car I pick out of 3 for running errands and zipping around town in.. its been in the mid 90's here almost all summer..
So the...
07-22-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,376
Posted By mikem53

Did you check the battery voltage? Even though it...

Did you check the battery voltage? Even though it starts and seems fine.. this car and others using electric PS systems need to have a strong battery.
My son just had an issue with his rav4 where...
06-24-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 26,731
Posted By mikem53

I wasn't disrespecting his opinion.. that's...

I wasn't disrespecting his opinion.. that's about as stupid as your bicycle wheel analogy..
Just saying that there is more to a sports car than HP .. I was just relating my experiences.. your...
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