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Angrod last won the day on March 4

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About Angrod

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    Clairton, PA
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    The Ford Taurus, gaming (pc), graphic design, more when I think of them....
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    2014 Ford Fiesta
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    1.0L I-3 Ecoboost

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  1. Did my first mod to the Fiesta today. LED license plate bulbs. Looks a lot better compared to the incandescent lights that were in there.
  2. The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    I was stopped, for the first time ever, rather recently. Turns out the officer made a typo when he ran my plate and thought the car might have been stolen. No problem, we were both courteous and the whole thing only took about 5 minutes.
  3. Ooooo nice! Now you can race Brian with his shiny V6 'Stang. Also, is it just me, or does it seem like a lot of us are all getting new cars all at once?
  4. DTC P0740

    Sounds to me like the torque converter lockup circuit is not working. Probably won't hurt anything other than your fuel mileage. My guess is whatever controls the lockup circuit in the valve body has failed.
  5. It's rather gutless until you start pushing it. Once the turbo wakes up it zips along quite nicely. I wasn't sure I was going to like something so small but it's growing on me. I guess driving the little Suzuki helped get me ready for the transition. Every time I drove the bull in the last year it felt like I was driving a big boat. Now you have to do a drag race between the 2015 V6 and the Foxbody V8.
  6. So I bought a car. Both the Taurus and Suzuki were on the way out. Taurus was leaking tranny fluid from somewhere and had a bad fuel leak. Suzuki had been making a popping noise up front for a while when turning that eventually started happening even when going straight. My guess is cv joint(s) going out. Rather than spend money on the cars that I would never be able to get back I decided it was time to get something newer. Behold my new daily driver/grocery getter, a 2014 Ford Fiesta 2018 Lamborghini Huracan! (Hey! I can dream, can't I?) Not a whole lot of room in the back 2014 Fiesta (CPO), 31000 miles, Ecoboost 3 cylinder, 5 speed manual, power windows/locks, EATC, SYNC, cruise, heated seats (don't really care for this feature), ambient lighting, other stuff I'm forgetting. So yeah, Not exactly what I wanted. I was looking for a Fusion or at smallest a Focus. Only problem is the Fusions kept selling before I could get to them or they had issues and there are almost no manual trans Focii available right now with decent miles. This popped up and I decided to pounce before someone else got to it. Not bad though. It's very comfortable for a small car and the fuel mileage is awesome. My only real complaint is how stiff the suspension is. Every time I hit a bump the rear end gets loose.
  7. Traded the Suzuki on Wednesday. Once I have time to take pics of the new car I will reveal what I got.
  8. Drove it for the final time today to U-Pull-and-Pay Pittsburgh. Discovered a puddle of transmission fluid when I pulled out of the driveway. My guess was the input shaft seal finally started to give out. It drove fine to the salvage yard. I forgot how nice it handled. It will definitely be missed. Final goodbye photo:
  9. I have a stick shift eco-box I'm looking to get rid of here soon. Just as junky as all the models you listed above. I was getting ~38 mpg average in the summer and about 34-35 now in the cold. It's a gutless wonder with only 97 horsepower though. Has its issues; Third gear doesn't work (just grinds non-stop so I skip over it,) I'm fairly certain the differential is bad (lots of grinding noise when coasting,) small oil leak where the timing cover goes over the crankshaft (main seal? It goes from full to add in 3000 miles,) A/C doesn't work, rust is starting in the rockers but isn't bad yet, one busted outside door handle, only one working inside speaker, radio clock illumination is failing, probably some other minor stuff I'm forgetting. I did replace the spark plugs when I got it so now it runs super smooth, also installed a new gas tank in June as the old one rotted really bad. 1999 Suzuki Esteem Wagon, 143,xxx miles. I put ~300 miles on it per week. The only part that has me concerned is the diff. The car still goes just fine but all the noise worries me a little. Maybe the diff bearing? Aftermarket parts are iffy since Suzuki is no longer around in the States (selling cars anyway.) I want to get a proper used car soon instead of another tide-me-over like the Suzi. I would rather sell it to someone that would use it than trade it as there is no market for a dealer to try and sell it which means it goes to the junkyard.
  10. Great ad for a Volvo longroof

    Haha that's actually really funny.
  11. The Official Dang Near Anything Thread

    I bet it has the Powershift transmission. Piece of junk design. It's two 3 speed manuals in the same box (hence why it is a "dual clutch") all controlled by the computer. Known for serious issues in the Focus (2012+) and the Fiesta (2011+.) That's why it is lethargic and rough. [rant] Backup cameras are stupid imo. I wish car manufacturers would quit adding this pointless tech to cars. The mirrors exist for a reason. We are losing our situational awareness as people since we keep relying on computers to pay attention for us. [/rant]
  12. That thing has a Corvette engine in it!?
  13. Adjusted the clutch cable on the Suzi so that the clutch disengages/engages closer to the floor. So much easier to start it rolling now, especially on hills. Still makes a horrible metal grinding noise while coasting in gear though. A small oil leak has started up front. The timing cover looks to have blown out right below the crank and that is where the oil is coming form. I hope it's not the front main seal. Probably started because of me redlining it pulling out on the highway. 97 horsepower sucks ass. I probably won't do anything about it. Hoping to sell or trade soon.
  14. Decided to start the bull today as I haven't touched it in something like 4 months. Battery was deader than dead. Gave it a jump from the Suzi and let it run for a while. Took it for a short drive too. Damn do I miss this car! It rides so nice, the seats are big and cushy, it has some power when you push the gas, all the speakers work....... If only it could average 38 mpg for every tank of gas like the Suzi it would be perfect. Going to order new wheel bearings for the front. I would rather go to the new U-Pull-n-Pay in Wilkinsburg but I know from experience that the wheel nuts on these cars don't come off without a large impact wrench and the U-Pull doesn't have power outlets for the air compressor. Oh well. I will just pay the $90-ish for new ones. Hopefully I can get them replaced this weekend. Then I just have to change the oil and repair the small hole in the passenger floor pan and I can put it up for sale. Then I can sell or trade the Suzi and buy a Focus or Fusion.
  15. I haven't started my bull since.... June? I probably should fire it up just to keep everything loose.