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midnightcruiser Apr 11, 3:58pm - #151362 

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power loss

i've notice that my car doesnt peel out as much as before after i switch to 2nd gear. no matter how high the rpm is on 1st gear, it still doesnt peel out that much. and it got slower. and also one of the belts makes noises after i start the engine. and it only has 4000 miles on it. you think its just broken into or i wore out the clutch or something because i not always but usually floor it. or its just the noisy belt???
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Spencer Apr 11, 4:09pm - #151363 

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my belts make the same noise...i thought it was just cause they were wet but does it when its dry sometimes too??? i dunno what it is

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Rocketman Apr 11, 4:23pm - #151364 

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You probably wore in your clutch...or your tire tread sticks better now. I have no idea what I am talking about! thumbsup
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spaztikid Apr 11, 4:53pm - #151365 
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sqeaky belt tensioner... theres a TSB on it...


and you probably just got used to how fast your car is...
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don't floor it so much and you won't have problems.

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eric_h Apr 11, 5:48pm - #151367 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
don't floor it so much and you won't have problems.


LOL true, but now im betting your tires are at their prime for grip and thats why you arent peeling them in second

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theretiredpimp Apr 11, 5:53pm - #151368 

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Agreed[/quote]LOL true, but now im betting your tires are at their prime for grip and thats why you arent peeling them in second [/quote]

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oas Apr 11, 11:23pm - #151369 
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Originally Posted by Spencer
my belts make the same noise...i thought it was just cause they were wet but does it when its dry sometimes too??? i dunno what it is


ohhh good im not the only one grin mine those that to.

and my car was not as fast as before a while ago and now it dont akkselerat over 3000 rpm it was the clutch starting to go bad and now it is bad grin
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oas Apr 11, 11:26pm - #151370 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
sqeaky belt tensioner... theres a TSB on it...


and you probably just got used to how fast your car is...


wath is TSB and : and you probably just got used to how fast your car is... cudd be it to first time i drove my celica it was pretty fast and i have a GT now i just wannt a GTS becuase i dont fhink its fast any more spineyes (my celica was my first car befor that i onlly have droven a 86 micra and a 85 swift)
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midnightcruiser Apr 11, 11:34pm - #151371 

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you guys are probably right. My car is slow now thumbsdown
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 11, 11:40pm - #151372 

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not 'chirping' the tires can be due to several things.

1. depends on the weather--hotter weather (it is getting hotter) will make your tires more sticky and this will improve traction to wear you won't 'chirp' as often.

2. depends on the road--asphalt when dry is more sticky than pavement when dry. and vice versa: pavement when wet is more sticky than asphalt when wet

with only 4000 miles, you should definately not be experiencing power loss (although you should take it easy on your engine for the first few thousand miles to help break it in--dont race/ride hard with a new car). it's possible, but i seriously doubt it.
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eric_h Apr 12, 12:25am - #151373 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
not 'chirping' the tires can be due to several things.

1. depends on the weather--hotter weather (it is getting hotter) will make your tires more sticky and this will improve traction to wear you won't 'chirp' as often.

2. depends on the road--asphalt when dry is more sticky than pavement when dry. and vice versa: pavement when wet is more sticky than asphalt when wet

with only 4000 miles, you should definately not be experiencing power loss (although you should take it easy on your engine for the first few thousand miles to help break it in--dont race/ride hard with a new car). it's possible, but i seriously doubt it.


about breaking it in... its been proven that cars properly broken(meaning it didnt go past 4-5k rpm's for 1000 miles) have more power after the breakin period and last a lot longer and stay stronger through their lifetime

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 12, 12:27am - #151374 

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^^this is true.
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eric_h Apr 12, 12:28am - #151375 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
^^this is true.


i say this cause in a magazine,dont remember which one, they dynoed a wrx at 30000 that was used as a test mule from day 1 taken to tracks and stuff had less power than a identical wrx with the same mileage

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Vampyre Apr 12, 12:32am - #151376 

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Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
not 'chirping' the tires can be due to several things.

1. depends on the weather--hotter weather (it is getting hotter) will make your tires more sticky and this will improve traction to wear you won't 'chirp' as often.

2. depends on the road--asphalt when dry is more sticky than pavement when dry. and vice versa: pavement when wet is more sticky than asphalt when wet

with only 4000 miles, you should definately not be experiencing power loss (although you should take it easy on your engine for the first few thousand miles to help break it in--dont race/ride hard with a new car). it's possible, but i seriously doubt it.


about breaking it in... its been proven that cars properly broken(meaning it didnt go past 4-5k rpm's for 1000 miles) have more power after the breakin period and last a lot longer and stay stronger through their lifetime


Actually, isn't there a differant stipulation now a days. With new technology for vehicles, they actually recommend you drive your car really hard (ie: almost redline it and drive for a bit, and then slow down and repeat this off and on) and it is suppose to tighten something..not sure exactly what (maybe pistons or something?) but it's suppose to actually give or maintain the Performance of your engine.

I can't imagine a car with only 3k miles not being able to peel out, bad tires or not.. all you have to do is floor it in first and the car should squeal.. at least mine does. I did it not too long ago and I saw smoke come up the side of the outside of my door and I was only in like 4k rpm or so and floored it for about one a half seconds (after letting off the clutch.)

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SCOTT03 Apr 12, 1:18am - #151377 
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yeah read about that yesterday


http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm



Originally Posted by Vampyre
Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
not 'chirping' the tires can be due to several things.

1. depends on the weather--hotter weather (it is getting hotter) will make your tires more sticky and this will improve traction to wear you won't 'chirp' as often.

2. depends on the road--asphalt when dry is more sticky than pavement when dry. and vice versa: pavement when wet is more sticky than asphalt when wet

with only 4000 miles, you should definately not be experiencing power loss (although you should take it easy on your engine for the first few thousand miles to help break it in--dont race/ride hard with a new car). it's possible, but i seriously doubt it.


about breaking it in... its been proven that cars properly broken(meaning it didnt go past 4-5k rpm's for 1000 miles) have more power after the breakin period and last a lot longer and stay stronger through their lifetime


Actually, isn't there a differant stipulation now a days. With new technology for vehicles, they actually recommend you drive your car really hard (ie: almost redline it and drive for a bit, and then slow down and repeat this off and on) and it is suppose to tighten something..not sure exactly what (maybe pistons or something?) but it's suppose to actually give or maintain the Performance of your engine.

I can't imagine a car with only 3k miles not being able to peel out, bad tires or not.. all you have to do is floor it in first and the car should squeal.. at least mine does. I did it not too long ago and I saw smoke come up the side of the outside of my door and I was only in like 4k rpm or so and floored it for about one a half seconds (after letting off the clutch.)

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midnightcruiser Apr 12, 1:52am - #151378 

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Thats what everyone tells me about breaking in but in my case my car was faster when it wasnt broken into yet. Maybe flooring it did something. i dunno confused
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