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Old 06-26-2006, 04:08 PM   #21
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Ben,
I could take the CX tranny for a spare. Now I need to find some CV joints and a muffler. Any ideas where to look?
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:10 PM   #22
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A wolf? You are kidding, right?
I'm 100% serious. I was fostering a wolf for a local shelter (since I had one before) and he had some serious seperation issues. I was in safeway for less than 12 minutes and came back out to find this:



Thats the only picture I took, but imagine that level of damage but all the seats, the headliner, the carpet, the seatbelts and misc bits of plastic. He was a really sweet animal, but just did NOT do well alone. He chewed through 2 of the seatbelts in my volvo in under 3 minutes. As soon as he couldn't see you anymore, he was doing anything and everything he could to get to you.

I never blammed him for it, it was my own fault for leaving him alone (though I hadn't been able to go grocery shopping for almost a month), and it was a chance I was willing to take, too bad it ended up being the demise of my interior.
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:17 PM   #23
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Found some interesting info while researching my new (old) car.

http://www.parcon.uci.edu/paper/Cons...on/areasof.htm

I didn't know that the Metro also had lean burn.....

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Lean burn technology is very effective and current production models like the Geo Metro and Honda Civic VX can successfully achieve 50 miles per gallon. By raising the air-fuel ratio by a factor of 1.67 above the stoichiometric value, a 10% increase in efficiency is gained. New developments in lean burn 2-stroke engines with advanced fuel injection is showing impressive results. the problems associated with lean burn though, is the fact that the engine can misfire due to lean condition resulting in incomplete combustion and excessive hydrocarbon emissions. also, current three-way catalysts are only able to operate in a very narrow stoichiometry range and will be unable to reduce NOx emissions.
Reducing the load also results in higher efficiencies. A 5% decrease in fuel consumption in highway conditions and a 4% decrease in urban conditions can be gained from a 10% reduction in load. The use of new materials such as aluminum and fiber-reinforced composites can reduce the weight tremendously. GM has been successful in developing a prototype called Ultralite, which has a curb weight half that of a comparatively sized car with the use of fiber-reinforced composites. Reduction of aerodynamic drag will also decrease fuel consumption . Drag coefficients (CD) of the mid 1970's were around 0.45, which has been reduced to around 0.35 by 1990. A production model called the Opel Calibra has brought down the drag coefficient to around 0.26 and prototypes shown promises of realizing CD's of 0.19.
Also: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...09/ai_n8864380

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http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309045304/html/206.html
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:17 PM   #24
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Ben,
I could take the CX tranny for a spare. Now I need to find some CV joints and a muffler. Any ideas where to look?
$120 USD from global4autoparts.com - CV joint and boot kit.

Just plug the muffler with metal tape. As long as the cat is fine that's all that matters.

As for the lean burn, only the XFi Metros were lean burn.
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:17 PM   #25
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I could take the CX tranny for a spare. Now I need to find some CV joints and a muffler. Any ideas where to look?
Meh, you don't need a spare tranny. Anyway, are the joints messed or just the boots torn? New axles are like 60 a pop from autozone and cake to replace. Frank (budomove) made his own muffler...
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The owner says he has been driving on the CV joints like that for a year so I think I can make it 500 miles to Pittsburgh. Do I need any special tools? Is there a DIY on CV joints?

Metal tape sounds like fun but making my own muffelr sounds like more fun. Need a DIY on that also.
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I'm trying but the Shipping companies are not working with me, so far the cheapest I found is $1095 for shipping.

times are changing, thanks to gas costs everything is rising.
Just Airline up and drive the car home. You can get comfortable with it on the way home. Tickets and gas would be way less than shipping it. Plus you could take 4 days and get a way from CA and see the country. "Bing", you are free to move around the country"
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Don't mess with repairing the CV joints, just buy all new axles. 120 for both sides and you get a lifetime warranty on them.

It's very basic, I'll write it up when I fix my driverside axle seal (I really need to do that some day, )
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Metal tape sounds like fun but making my own muffelr sounds like more fun. Need a DIY on that also.
I'd like to see that DIY as well (see avatar... )
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Another awesome article. This one gets interesting in the appendices...

http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:...=clnk&cd=11See


Appendix A and B starting on page 22. It details the % FE gains for weight, tires, leanburn, gearing, etc of the VX over the 91DX. Also discusses the gain of MPFI over DPFI.
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