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07-17-2019, 03:00 PM
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Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

OK was thinking fuel pump relay going bad, but a...

OK was thinking fuel pump relay going bad, but a bad one will usually take a few minutes to cool & recover.
07-17-2019, 10:39 AM
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Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Couple of questions. Did the car restart right...

Couple of questions. Did the car restart right away, later or never? Any symptoms of the car running slower then usual like having to push more throttle pedal to maintain speed or quick sudden...
07-17-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Pretty common answer because a lot of inexpensive...

Pretty common answer because a lot of inexpensive cars ran/run struts since the first FWD "K" cars.

Porsche 911 was never a cheap car in any time frame since its introduction & even an inexpensive...
07-15-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Can't comment, have never driven or even sat in a...

Can't comment, have never driven or even sat in a CTS. Just a spec racer with Caddy. There is a specialty Tuner here that does Corvette, Camaro & V. They let me run my dyno tests there out of...
07-15-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

The Porsche 911 which handles quite well never...

The Porsche 911 which handles quite well never has DWB for its street cars. The Multi-Link has more freedom of movement & adjustability than DWB. Some RSR race car run DWB but they will be reset for...
07-15-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Agree the V series is not your typical Cadillac. ...

Agree the V series is not your typical Cadillac. Also back in the dim dark past owned two as a young executive. 1977 Coupe DeVille & 1984 Fleetwood Brougham. Nice long range cruisers but not cars...
07-13-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Enjoy the forum. Think N-Bob has the best...

Enjoy the forum. Think N-Bob has the best suggestion for parts. You did not say what flavor your TLX is, I4 or V6, but tires & brake pads are a good start.
07-12-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,083
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

If the current Accord is running on a new...

If the current Accord is running on a new platform most likely the TLX will be too. If that can't fit the V6 then the new RDX will be used.
07-12-2019, 05:23 PM
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Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Most likely just a bad rendering, it just screams...

Most likely just a bad rendering, it just screams FWD.
07-10-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Back then before the phones I ran an...

Back then before the phones I ran an international group out of NYC & traveled a lot overseas. Had a world watch, think it was a Seiko or Citizen, that kept all the worlds time zones. So if I was...
07-10-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

My phone is my watch.

My phone is my watch.
07-10-2019, 12:55 AM
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Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

We have 3 Porsches in the family belonging to my...

We have 3 Porsches in the family belonging to my daughters that I can drive Cayenne SUV, Boxster 718S (best driver) & 911 Carrera 4S (fastest) but my favorites were the '65 COBRA & '88 Countach 5000...
07-10-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Two things. Was reading up on this in the TLX &...

Two things. Was reading up on this in the TLX & it said you can degrade it but can't completely turn the system off. Question I had is the traction control & stability control under single control...
07-09-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,083
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Its a fun & in some cases a freebee. If you buy...

Its a fun & in some cases a freebee. If you buy or lease a BMW you can do the delivery at the track & they will have the identical car for you to drive. Its a one day abbreviated version of their...
07-09-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,673
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

On the summer tires a big test was just run by a...

On the summer tires a big test was just run by a 3rd party & this is the top 3 in running quite.

In Tyre Reviews' test, the Continental made the least noise at 50 mph, followed closely by the...
07-09-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Maybe I should have said with outright envy in...

Maybe I should have said with outright envy in the posts like Telepierre, Punky & 5 or 6 others on my ignore list. Been involved in internet cars forums since the beginning of internet car forum &...
07-09-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Understand my old 1,900 sq ft house (my first...

Understand my old 1,900 sq ft house (my first house ever) in NJ commuting distance to NYC that I paid $32K for is now on the market for $495K.

The sqft compare I was thinking of was as a same town...
07-09-2019, 12:15 PM
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Views: 136,083
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

:pics: Thanks, will stay on topic a bit...

:pics:

Thanks, will stay on topic a bit better. Agree on the price as the top end models are already in the mid to upper $40K
07-09-2019, 11:45 AM
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Views: 136,083
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Christopher, I always use the same test guys for...

Christopher, I always use the same test guys for consistency in testing. Since I have a C&D subscription I use them. As I said I also have driven the M240 at 10/10ths (something you or I will never...
07-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Statement has no meaning as far as I am...

Statement has no meaning as far as I am concerned. Just a standard reaction of some people when dealing with other peoples luxury items. They will always bring out the multi-millionaire who drives a...
07-08-2019, 10:23 PM
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Views: 136,083
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

You have not look very far: Car & Driver...

You have not look very far:

Car & Driver 2019 M2 Road Test

Too bad the electrically assisted power steering spoils some of the fun. Its effort increases in the higher-performance drive modes,...
07-08-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Christopher if you wanted to deal with cars...

Christopher if you wanted to deal with cars objectively we would all be driving CIVIC 4 doors. It don't work that way. Audi is a luxury item. Luxury items cost more because they are luxuries. ...
07-08-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

But its a 4 cylinder 248bhp car thats $5,000...

But its a 4 cylinder 248bhp car thats $5,000 cheaper than the 6 cylinder 335bhp car to start off.
07-08-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

A 9 speed that works but its big bucks. K-J...

A 9 speed that works but its big bucks.

K-J seven clutch nine speed (https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/a28230198/koenigsegg-jesko-seven-clutch-gearbox-how-it-works/)
07-07-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Not an Audi fan but agree it has the best glass...

Not an Audi fan but agree it has the best glass cockpit in the industry. The new generation BMW package is a nice improvement over mine but Audi is still better. What keeps me happy is the HUD so I...
07-07-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,083
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

If I was that interested in an M2 & price was an...

If I was that interested in an M2 & price was an issued I would get the M240 Fully optioned its $51K & at 4.2 seconds 0-60 is only slightly off the M2's performance level. Might take a track day or...
07-07-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Agree, Am on the beta team & you will like the...

Agree, Am on the beta team & you will like the new (upgraded) package.
07-06-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

TLX/Aspec (V6 9ZF AWD) vs 440i. (I6 8ZF AWD)...

TLX/Aspec (V6 9ZF AWD) vs 440i. (I6 8ZF AWD) (note1)
Car & Driver 2018 TLX Car & Driver ASpec 2018 440i

440-Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.8 sec
TLX-Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.3 sec

440-Top gear, 50-70...
07-06-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Think it was Acura that was confused not me &...

Think it was Acura that was confused not me & pitching the car to a market that did not see it as a player. Never said I thought it was a bad car, FUGLY yes, but not mechanically or equipment wise...
07-05-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Its just what KiethL said that you agreed with....

Its just what KiethL said that you agreed with. The shift logic is screwed up its not selecting the correct gear to put the SHAWD under load in the turn. Its not the traction control interfering...
07-05-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Yeah that might be as its not a good plan to...

Yeah that might be as its not a good plan to punch the gas in a turn. Its also not a good plan to change gears in a turn as it will typically upset the cars suspension somewhat.

You should set up...
07-05-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Don't believe traction control as a thing has...

Don't believe traction control as a thing has anything to do with it. When you go to sport the throttle & transmission map changes to a more aggressive one. I have a solid 370 horsepower at the...
07-05-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Yeah but disagreement over cars has existed as...

Yeah but disagreement over cars has existed as long as there have been cars. Fun stuff to debate.

So I disagree as I believe the car failed, lost 50% of the G3's customer base on day one & never...
07-05-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,321
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

If you want good historical BMW numbers you need...

If you want good historical BMW numbers you need to add in the 4 series to the 3 series. What is the 4 series used to be counted in with the 3 until they split them out a few years ago. They went to...
07-05-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 136,083
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

First major release this summer of an all new...

First major release this summer of an all new car, the 2020 Mid Engine StingRay, is being shown in CA in 2 weeks, 7/18/19. They have been flashing the camo cars for a few months now. Expect more...
07-04-2019, 09:08 PM
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Views: 81,321
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

One of the problems the guys just don't seem to...

One of the problems the guys just don't seem to get using multi year averaging is something you can't do in sales. You will never, ever see them used in any major business, TL had one hot year 2015...
07-04-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,321
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Nope only sold over 40K once in 2015 the next...

Nope only sold over 40K once in 2015 the next yest dropped 10,000 units to 37,156. The average, a bad thing to use because the reality is today, since its introduction was 3,000 a month. Thing is...
07-03-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 81,321
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Have to wonder how well the TLX is covering the...

Have to wonder how well the TLX is covering the fixed cost of plant etc & its ROI hurdle. If the car goes away all the variable cost goes away too. The original G5 plan was for 60,000/70,000 cars a...
07-03-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

FIXED I tend to generally agree on everything...

FIXED I tend to generally agree on everything however there are instances of cars from different brands that punch above their price/segment level from time to time....unfortunately the TLX is not...
07-02-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,053
Posted By BEAR-AvHistory

Thing is the other brands in the general 2006...

Thing is the other brands in the general 2006 performance grouping did not lose over 50% of their sales in a single model year. Acura was hard hit before the SUV/Crossover boom really kicked in....
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