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Old 03-15-2016, 10:18 AM
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I think this site has slowed down but I doubt it has to do with off topic threads. I'm on the CR-Z forum and they have slowed down there also. I would like to have all the old school people (you know who you are) come back and reunite. The country today has many of us busy with other things. My life has been going crazy and I have thought about getting another S2000 but I'm afraid of getting in the hole with a great toy. Hope to hear from all in the future.
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I have a number of friends who are picking up AP-1's. I've thought about it a couple of times. So far, I've resisted the urge (along with a LOT of help from my darling wife )
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:17 PM
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I thought about getting another S, but got this instead:


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Old 03-15-2016, 05:59 PM
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From 2014, eh? I've somehow never even seen this thread (which is a shame, considering some of Beeb's posts).

While I don't post as much I used to, I still visit this site just about every day.
The reason for not posting much is simple: My car's 8 years old now. Any questions or other needs I have regarding the S have already been figured out, either by me or by someone else, long ago. But this forum is still incredibly useful for first-time maintenance and other problem solving.

And even now, ninety-thousand miles into the car, I still absolutely love it. I love seeing others on the road, it's fun to work on (thanks to this site), it's easy to wash, it treats me well, it's fast, it fits me perfectly. I could not have picked a better car, and nothing will ever replace it.

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Old 03-15-2016, 07:03 PM
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One of my complaints with the car is I have little to nothing to tinker with.
That is why I like to change the oil every 3K miles and the trans/diff every spring.

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Sad to say but I shot the pictures the other day to sell it. Time for a new toy, don't have clue one yet what it will be but oddly enough I don't want something so modern and perfect. Leaning toward retracing my youth and my first sports car, a 68 Vette.
This is vehicle #23 for me; I am quite comfortable with it, just like my old fly rod.
I just stay away from other chances to buy something because I might. It is like Costco; I stay away so I won't find something new to buy.


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However, I will still stick my head in here daily because I have grown fond of most of you and I would miss curmudgeonly KGF and Cos (even though he IS Navy).
I also enjoy the conversations and good experience with the S. I don't really care if someone is of another political view. I confess I do enjoy the give and take: it is a fault of mine.

As far as Navy: I tried to joint the Marines but the background check uncovered my parents were married so I was disqualified.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim21680 View Post
While I don't post as much I used to, I still visit this site just about every day.
The reason for not posting much is simple: My car's 8 years old now. Any questions or other needs I have regarding the S have already been figured out, either by me or by someone else, long ago. But this forum is still incredibly useful for first-time maintenance other problem solving.

And even now, ninety-thousand miles into the car, I still absolutely love it. I love seeing others on the road, it's fun to work on (thanks to this site), it's easy to wash, it treats me well, it's fast, it fits me perfectly. I could not have picked a better car, and nothing will ever replace it.
I do check things pretty much every day just in case something juicy comes up.

I do wonder about working on the car in the future (bearings, clutch, goofy plastic brake light switch) and getting OEM parts. I am tempted to get a few items that will need replacing in 20 years but will be hard to find. I tend to keep cars I like a long time.
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:16 AM
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I thought about getting another S, but got this instead:



Nice Glenn! Thoughts on it compared to the S?
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:43 AM
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Strange how this thread resuscitates S2000.com for a while and then it goes comatose again until a new S2k owner comes along. When that happens, there's a bit of a flurry of activity and then it's back to suspended animation. This isn't just S2000.com, it's happening to most S2k sites, some (this one) more than others (S2ki.com). When you stop to consider that most young people today have an attention span that's shorter than the lifespan of the average fruit fly, you almost have to wonder how any forum (and sentence longer than 40 words) group survives. Guess I'm going to have to fall back on the same thing that my grandparents (and yours too) said, "this younger generation is going to hell in a hand basket". (Unfortunately, you now have to explain (to those still wet behind the ears) what a hand basket (and what "wet behind the ears") means.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:22 AM
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There is also something else, at least for the newer S crowd: social media. You think a forum is dead and then discover all the (younger than XXX age) are actually pretty active on other media venues.

My father also said the country is going to hell. When I see folks who possess a high school degree that cannot read and write cursive, cannot read an analog clock, cannot type a coherent statement on anything, cannot perform the simplest of math solutions (basic multiplication and division as well as addition and subtraction) without the use of a calculator, are unable to state who the USA won the war of Independence from, I start to feel like my old man.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:17 AM
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I certainly wouldn't want to see this forum go away! I can't tell you how many long days at work it got me through back in the day. I don't have my S2K anymore, but I'm on the hunt again.

I'm just glad I'm seeing some familiar faces and some new stuff too. The last time I was here was when someone emailed me the JJ thread. Damn I miss him. This site is WAY too easy to read now.

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Old 03-16-2016, 09:34 AM
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I thought about getting another S, but got this instead:


Verdict?
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:29 AM
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0-60 in less that 6 seconds. flingable. light. loud. probably a whole lot of fun. looks like a little bb there.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:59 AM
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Verdict on the MX5


Engine: doesn't have the top end rush of the S engines, but decent low end torque, great gas mileage and doesn't sound bad at high revs. Lacks the character of the S engines.


Suspension handling: soft springs, really good/firm Bilstein shocks. Lots of body roll, but the engine, suspension, gearbox are all well matched. It all works well to make the car fun to drive.


Structure: can't compare to the rigidity of the S, but stiffer than the NC I used to have.


Overall: about 90% of a S. I have the Club model, but it's more of a GT car, while the S is more of a hardcore sports car. I have navi, Bluetooth, so it has more modern conveniences than the S. Did I say over 30 mpg in spirited driving?


Very nice car


Oh, and it weighs under 2300 lbs!

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Old 03-17-2016, 05:57 AM
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:14 AM
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Saw these posts from the other S forum. Nothing new under the sun:



I've been on car forums for nearly 20 years now. I think forums are way easier to find information on. DIY jobs, referencing old posts that allow you to obtain and retain more useful information. Can facebook even really do that or if you wanted to find a post your friend made from 2012 because you wanted to reference it again, is that even doable? If so, is it easy? I don't use facebook, but I've heard a few people talk about how car forums are dying because more forum users are moving to facebook for that service now.



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The s2k talk and s2k talk & tech are very sad groups on FB...to me at least. Lots of stupid topics, bad info, trolling.
If it is a technical question someone will usually point that person back to s2ki with a link.

FB is killing the forums, new generations are not used to using forums as much as they are facebook.

If I didnt have a boring office job I know I would spend a lot less time here than I do now but I would always come here for technical and research data.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:22 AM
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We need to add the feature my CBX site has, "babe of the day" and "thong of the day". When I get into work I boot up the computer, sign in, go there, start the day with some eye candy, read the posts, come over here read the posts, then read email. Good eye opener. Increases my productivity..........


I know BB will love the idea..........
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:40 AM
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there was a somewhat mixed response to scantily clothed women on S2000.coma. it seemed to make me as many enemies as friends. i don't believe it would breathe any life back into our little forum; and, different people wanted to take it over the top, or under the top, so to speak. there is a line that one should not cross in public forums, IMO.

on another note, my airbag warning lamp is illuminated, my gas gauge is acting funny, oil is at 20% and bb needs a wash. perhaps some new 10W30 Mobil1 will clear up these issues? or at least one of them?

just turned 79,000 miles.

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Old 03-18-2016, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bbcricketta View Post

on another note, my airbag warning lamp is illuminated.

I can see why your warning light is on.

On a serious note, my 94 TBird airbag light came on, blinking a code, which revealed a temporary short someplace but most importantly, heated a resistor which caused a thermal fuse to fault. IOW the diagnostic board commited suicide. Ordered new fuses ($2 each online) and removed/replaced fuse from mother board making sure resistor was in physical contact with it. Works like a champ again. The fuses are not the pop in pop out variety, they are soldered in.
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Wow a Navy pilot that knows how to use a soldering iron...........don't see that every day, LOL.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:02 AM
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Wow a Navy pilot that knows how to use a soldering iron...........don't see that every day, LOL.
What is the old saw with Navy plane mechanics? Takes a college education to break them and a high school education to fix them!



You may be thinking of the Air Force pilots who are indeed prohibited from working on the planes. The Navy wants to get the job done so we can in some cases. On cross county trips our "go" kit had an extra fitting for the #3 hydraulic pump. The fitting had a shear groove that was susceptible to failure when we had to rely on the AF's manual system of disconnecting the external "buffer" starting unit. If they screwed up, the pump failed and the fitting had to be changed. (Always a Sunday when you were heading home) It blew their mind when a Navy pilot pulled stress panels, removed and repaired the end of the pump, safety wired the thing, and put it all back together to launch. The AF would have to wait for Monday and a certified mechanic to fix things.

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I always loved this Wings documentary on the F-14...one of my favorites.
Around the 27:25 mark, the legendary "Hoot" Gibson (a Navy pilot turned shuttle commander) gives a short but effective description of how sharply different life can be between flying for the Air Force and Navy.


And for goodness sake, the music is just epic!
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:45 AM
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Around the 27:25 mark, the legendary "Hoot" Gibson (a Navy pilot turned shuttle commander) gives a short but effective description of how sharply different life can be between flying for the Air Force and Navy.
The Navy says "Don't do this or that, everything else is okay as long as you don't kill someone else"

The AF says "You can only do this and that, everything else is prohibited"

It reflects the difference between the philosophy of warfare between the old Soviets and the USA.

BTW, we used to refer to the F-14 as an "interceptor": a flying aluminum cloud. Easy to see, easy to kill. So many times rolling in behind one and calling "Fox 2" and watch with amusement both helmets in the cockpit snap around to see who is killing them, and closing in to gun range!

Lets get back to examining the airbag situation with more evidence Mr BB.

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Well, on the E3 we had specialists for every system from the airframe/power plants to all the electronic gear. Bottom line is that those guys are trained in their specialties for a reason: to make the flight as effective and as safe for the entire crew as possible. Considering that the crews life was in my hands from takeoff to landing and that the AF trusted me with a 240million dollar a/c means I doubt they were going to scrimp on maintenance. We will skirt the rules and regs in wartime to accomplish the mission but playing fast and lose when you don't need to is just not professional.
I am betting that you just don't "wing" procedures when you fly for the civilian outfit you fly for now Cos. I never winged an engine start, pre-taxi, takeoff, refueling, or approach checklist............doubt you do either.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:33 PM
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No, nothing is winged for the civilian outfit. If anything, we insist (that being the pilots) frequently on a more conservative approach. (More gas, smoother -but longer-flight route, insist on something getting fixed, more or better alternates, whatever we push for.) As long as we cite safety, the powers that be may not be happy but will give in.

I might have given the wrong impression on maintenence for the Nav. We had a great team and if we did not like something, we got it. It is just the Navy budget is spent on big floating grey things and you have to make every $ count. I ran the avionics and armament division for the squadron. We had a team of guys that were super, super bright that had the "integrated weapons team". They combined electronics, explosives, hydraulics, engines, and airframes to make things work. Great bunch of guys to work with. I felt honored, I really did.
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I want an affordable two seater coupe, not named Porsche.
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I want an affordable two seater coupe, not named Porsche.
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Add 75+ hp and it would be an interesting ride Switch.


Hey Cos, I can remember when we started flying out of Rosie Roads on drug interdiction missions in the early 90's. I was really shocked at how little money the Navy spent on that shore installation. But yea, those big, grey floaty things cost a ton. I will say this though, I ate in the dining facilities as often as I could and got damn great chow every single time.
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'Blade, it has a back seat. Believe it or not, I drove one for about a year right after my unfortunate incident with the S. Even less torque than the S.
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'Blade, it has a back seat. Believe it or not, I drove one for about a year right after my unfortunate incident with the S. Even less torque than the S.
Tell that to Darryl (killboy) and Lori (his wife), they do some serious BRZ runs on the Dragon. Of course, there has been a bit of tweaking here and there on their cars.
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Tell that to Darryl (killboy) and Lori (his wife), they do some serious BRZ runs on the Dragon. Of course, there has been a bit of tweaking here and there on their cars.

Without FI that car is a dog to launch. That boxer engine has no grunt right off idle. I've been driving a manual for over 30 years, but with the BRZ I almost burned out the clutch trying to drive in the SF downtown area hills and believe me those a very steep hills. It has no hill hold feature and I had to slip the clutch to keep from hitting the car behind me.
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Without FI that car is a dog to launch. That boxer engine has no grunt right off idle. I've been driving a manual for over 30 years, but with the BRZ I almost burned out the clutch trying to drive in the SF downtown area hills and believe me those a very steep hills. It has no hill hold feature and I had to slip the clutch to keep from hitting the car behind me.
Hills are why emergency brakes were made. If you don't know how to use an emergency brake to drive a manual car, you really should learn how.
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Hills are why emergency brakes were made. If you don't know how to use an emergency brake to drive a manual car, you really should learn how.
up late, kg? or early? the E-brake is a handy tool for dealing with hills. when pulling up the E-brake do you push the button to disengage the ratchet? SF probably is a MF to drive with a manual.
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Hey Glenn you need a CR-Z with hill assist personally I hate the feature.
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up late, kg? or early? the E-brake is a handy tool for dealing with hills. when pulling up the E-brake do you push the button to disengage the ratchet? SF probably is a MF to drive with a manual.
On my second cup of coffee and working for almost 3 hours. Only reason I get up early is so that I have the best part of the day for myself.
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Hey Glenn you need a CR-Z with hill assist personally I hate the feature.
I have used them on the cars I rent in Europe. Come to a stop and press the button or pull the button (resembles a door window switch) and boom, the car is dead in the water even on a steep hill. It automatically disengages as you let out the clutch IN gear. Nice to have and use in a high workload environment.
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