Team3S: 3000GT & Stealth   Tuesday, January 6 2004   Volume 02 : Number 338
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 21:56:44 -0600 (CST)
From: Geoff Mohler <>
Subject: RE: Team3S: brake fluid low?
I spose thats one creative should be changing out the
volume of the caliper every change anyways (at a minimum)
really never any reason TO overflow the bottle on a change.
Just open the bleeder, and drain it via vac hose into a bottle of some
Yer brakes will love ya for it.
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Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 22:42:17 -0600
From: "xwing" <>
Subject: Team3S: Re: Caution: OFF TOPIC!
Cars with EXTREMELY fast 0-60 are many times those which don't need a 1-2
upshift on the way to 60 mph.  To get the 0-60 bragging rights number, they
will sometimes jockey the gearing to enable this; like the new Ford GT, that
just passes 60mph when it needs its first upshift.  I think the best number
I ever saw on my Vericom was about 3.5 seconds, though I didn't usually pay
attention to 0-60's so probably have gone a hair better yet.  I lift
throttle on shifts, and between the shift and turbo re-spoolup we lose a
little on 0-60; larger the turbo setup, the more lag, the more you can lose;
big turbos don't show much if any advantage on 0-60.  I wouldn't myself
trade taller gearing to get a better 0-60, because IMHO that would just be
too tall a 1st gear for good drivability and usable tractability in the
0-45mph day-to-day street/city driving.
I think the thousand hp Chrysler is neat   though how "American" Chrysler
really is these days is sure a matter for debate.  Those darned
Germans...die Deutschen möchten ein anderes schnelles Auto bilden.  Not alot
of good ol' Amurrican Chrylser heirarchy left...schade.  I guess...
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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 07:47:13 -0800
From: "Jim Berry" <>
Subject: Re: Team3S: Driveshaft Carrier Bearing Replacement
It's important to note that you should mark the flanges so the drive shaft can be reassembled
the same way it came apart. In addition the spacers on the two bearings are different and
should go back in the same locaton.
Be sure to check the action of the U-joints when you have the drive shaft out --- both of the
U-joints in mine had a problem with about 65K miles on them. The rear one was the worse
of the two and had to be replaced --- $170 at a driveshaft shop. The front one had a notch
in it operation but the guy at the shop just set it on vice and rapped the ends of the joint a
couple of times to reorient the bearings and move the grease around a little --- the notch was
gone when he was done. There is some info on the site that tells how to replace the
U-joints yourself --- it requires a press, a hand reamer and a bit of spot welding.
I just finished mine and you can almost get the bearings off by hand but you will need a puller
to break it loose then just pull it off by hand.
        Jim Berry
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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 08:16:41 -0800
From: Gizmo <>
Subject: Team3S: Thanks folks!
Thank you all for your input on the timing belt question. I will do it
by the book.
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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 18:52:10 -0000
From: Kopsick Michael J Contr WRALC/LTET <>
Subject: Team3S: need new struts and plates
Whats the best deal going for a new set of struts and plates for my 94 300gt
sl?  also need tie rod ends..was thinking of putting moog ends on
it...appreciate any help here....who's got the deals?  thanks in

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 14:35:33 -0500
From: "Gene Calarco" <>
Subject: Re: Team3S: Good datalogging cables on ebay
So after receiving and evaluating the cable what is the final verdict?

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 11:52:32 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Team3S: need new struts and plates
I recently picked all 4 struts for my 93 vr-4 from Rockville Mitsubishi.  I
don't remember the exact prices, but all 4 struts + 6 oil filters was under
$500 with free shipping.
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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 18:18:13 -0500
From: Dennis Ninneman <>
Subject: Re: Team3S: Caution: OFF TOPIC!
Remember, there are plenty of people still making well over 1000hp with
old chrysler OHV N/A engines.  I'm sure if they wanted to match or
exceed the Bugatti's 1001, there is a hot rodder or two still at DC that
can find the extra ponies (care to comment Philip?).  There's nothing
mystical or magical about Bugatti's engine (16 or 18 cylinders? 6-7
The styling does look a bit like a committee job ........... as do so
many others out there (i.e. the Veyron from behind at some angles looks
like a Corvette: ).  In the front 3/4
view the 4-12 looks like the TT (Audi that is).  Not my cup of Tea.  But
the 4-12 is a styling exercise.  It could change dramatically if it did
enter production.  And beauty *is* in the eyes of the beholder
........... isn't it?
Dennis -==- Philly

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 19:11:15 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Team3S: Fuel efficiency issues/migrane/hell
I have a 91 TT and when I bought it at 75k on odo (I am its second owner)
it made 21 mpg. I took it to Vacaville Dodge to get the water pump replaced
(was leaking). Suddenly milage went down to 19 or so. At this point they
replaced my front  because of a leak. They still did not fix or explain
the fuel issue or the powerloss that came with it. I was ready to do some
damage but family decided jail should not be in my future.
So I took my lumps and took it all the way to Wynn's in SF. Currently at
17 mpg. He said my  turbo's were dead. Ok, fine, Rebuild them. And at my 
request (and some parts I brought in), the 60k was done just in case,
fuel filter and all o2 sensors replaced. New MAS used CAS. Still at 17,
he checked again and said the thermostat sensor was loose. No joy. Just
today at 15.5 mpg. Willie said he would look into it and I'll call him
late this week.
There is no mods to the car (have yet to fix it first). All this has
happend over a period of 7 months (3 spent in a shop). My pocketlogger
doesn't show anything I would recognize as bad (which is admittedly
little, little to no knock, no abnormal pressure issues). What am I/ are
we missing? At this point I feel I have done my best effort. I love the
car but even I have limits. I have spent over 5k on this. If I cannot fix
it I have to trash it - it'll never pass smog in CA. Can anyone guess the
problem? Or make an offer on my money pit?

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 21:05:27 -0600 (CST)
From: Geoff Mohler <>
Subject: Re: Team3S: Fuel efficiency issues/migrane/hell
Clogged cats?
Sometimes the hard things are the easiest to fix.
If logging shows normal O2 levels..and the exhaust stinks to hell and/or
mileage is WAY down..check the cats.
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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 20:34:06 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Team3S: Fuel efficiency issues/migrane/hell
Hmmm. Ok. I didn't know they could do that. I'll put that on the list.
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