You know, I’d rather be writing humor pieces than more on the subject of global warming. It’s ridiculous, but necessary because do you know how hard it is to sway people to a different set of thinking once they start to believe in something? Just look at any social – economic – political – religious (philosophical) period of history. Plus, nobody likes to stand alone…out there for all to see, in their birthday suit…baring it all. We’d much rather gather together like birds, in the company of others, knowing that we know (or have been told that we do) all there is to know about something (or maybe it’s the fear of not knowing that drives us together).
Get it in writing. Any promises are meaningless unless you have them in writing. Car salespeople at car dealerships are notorious liars. What the seller says and what a warranty really covers can be 2 entirely different things. I was sold a car through Ebay by Farmerville Motors in Farmerville, Louisiana and the salesman promised that the car would pass inspection in my state. It did not pass due to a bad OBD system. The salesperson at Farmerville Motors stated that the entire emissions system on the car I purchased was covered. It was not. At a local GM dealership it was found that only the catalytic converter recycler was covered, not any part of the OBD and emissions system. Get any promises in writing.
GET THE ENGINE’S DIAGNOSTIC-SYSTEM CODE. If it’s a GM vehicle with OnStar, call them for the code. The engine’s diagnostic code is also available for free from an automotive pro. Many auto parts stores and franchise oil change and service shops will read the code for you for free (most often it’s a single letter, followed by numbers) …but then pressure you to feel obligated to hire them for the repair. If you’re like me, and don’t like high-pressure sales, you can simply buy a diagnostic-system code reader for $50-$100, and get the code yourself. Some newer system scanners connect right to your smartphone (IE. GoPoint GL1).
Washing your car in your driveway with a hose is about the most environmentally unfriendly thing you could do. The water that runs off of your car when you wash it with water contains chemicals from harsh car cleaning detergents, in addition to gas, oil, and residue from exhaust fumes. All of that goes straight into storm drains and eventually into our lakes, rivers, and oceans. You can dramatically reduce your ecological footprint by using waterless car washes.
Next we have the recycle catalytic converters. These legally required emissions control devices are often accused of restricting a vehicle’s exhaust, but in the new Tundra that’s not the case. They are efficient and they benefit the environment, so they’re definitely off limits.
The stock intercooler does a decent job up till about 17psi on the stock turbos, after that you would probably notice a significant gain, especially in warmer temperatures, with a nice front mount intercooler. However keep in mind it will block some of the airflow to the radiator as catalytic converter recycler well as decreasing response slightly.
In 1992 the third generation RX-7 was introduced and the sales of the RX-7 stopped during 1995 when only a limited number of the Mazda RX-7s were shipped to the United States dealers for sale. Sales of the vehicle continued in other parts of the world until 2002.
Don’t be tempted to buy anything there and then. The sales assistant will tell you they’ve had several people interested in it, that its an amazing bargain. Always go away and think about it. Do a bit of research on that make and model of that year. Always use your common sense, most reputable dealership will offer a warranty; check that this covers parts and labour.