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Old 06-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default It's come alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My car has just turned over 8k miles and it seems like it's come "alive". It seems to shift smoother (its a manual), have more power, and just all around quicker. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it just finally getting broke in?
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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Mine only has 5500 miles so we will see
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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I'm not saying this is what happened to you but when I was about 9 years old a friend of mine had what we called a doodle bug ( a small scooter) with about a five HP motor on it that had a top speed of about 15MPH. One day I was riding it around the neighborhood and something happened and it "came alive". Top speed went to about 40MPH. Needless to say we were very excited. Upon further investigation we found a cotter pin had fallen out that was limiting the throttle. Then again maybe it did happen to you.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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It was "broken in" long before now. Methinks your butt dyno isn't very accurate.

And you need to drive it more instead of looking at it in the garage.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:17 PM   #6
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Your engine has finally thawed out after the long Minnesota winter.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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It was "broken in" long before now. Methinks your butt dyno isn't very accurate.

And you need to drive it more instead of looking at it in the garage.
Well then, maybe it is I who is getting broken in....
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #8
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My car has just turned over 8k miles and it seems like it's come "alive". It seems to shift smoother (its a manual), have more power, and just all around quicker. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it just finally getting broke in?
Have you or your s/o lost significant weight lately ? Also, now that it's quit snowing up there .......... (it has hasn't it ?) you're wearing fewer clothes so that reduces weight.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:40 PM   #9
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:42 PM   #10
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Have you or your s/o lost significant weight lately ? Also, now that it's quit snowing up there .......... (it has hasn't it ?) you're wearing fewer clothes so that reduces weight.
Actually, I haven't worked off my extra winter fat yet....

And yes, that snow pile in the front yard is almost gone.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:44 PM   #11
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Have you been riding the garden tractor to work ?
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #12
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Have you been riding the garden tractor to work ?
My little Ford Ranger, I guess that's kinda the same thing.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:00 PM   #13
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Actually, I haven't worked off my extra winter fat yet....
watta u waiting for next winter...

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Randy...... Gotta say you're taking quite the beating in this thread...!!
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I'll buy the gear box smoothing out but that's all folks!

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:11 PM   #16
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Randy...... Gotta say you're taking quite the beating in this thread...!!
This is nothing, you should have been around for one of my first threads asking why there was no warning light for leaving your roof hatch unlatched....my @$$ is still sore from the flaming..

And no, I never left it unlatched..
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #17
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watta u waiting for next winter...

Yes I know, must be more disciplined....more walks, less ice cream.

Wood fired pizza on the Big Green Egg doesn't help either, tonight's menu

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #18
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My car has just turned over 8k miles and it seems like it's come "alive". It seems to shift smoother (its a manual), have more power, and just all around quicker. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it just finally getting broke in?

You finally broke down and spent the extra for some premium grade gas didn't ya . . . . it's OK, you can admit it to your friends
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:36 PM   #19
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You finally broke down and spent the extra for some premium grade gas didn't ya . . . . it's OK, you can admit it to your friends
Only top tier for my baby....
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You finally broke down and spent the extra for some premium grade gas didn't ya . . . . it's OK, you can admit it to your friends
NOW THAT IS FUNNY
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