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Salsa Guy

Member Since 03 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active May 10 2017 09:00 PM

#1326940 Poll: How Long Will Mo Be Up?

Posted by Salsa Guy on 01 May 2017 - 06:20 PM

I'd say Cinco de Mayo it will be down.  Any takers?  $5 into the pool.



#1326413 Hoooboy's 05 Xrs

Posted by Salsa Guy on 13 June 2016 - 08:28 PM

Why isn't the dash in French?


#1326411 Gm Performance S/c

Posted by Salsa Guy on 13 June 2016 - 08:12 PM

You could make it fit ^^^

#1326393 Heat Soak Myth Busted

Posted by Salsa Guy on 11 June 2016 - 08:36 AM

After getting researching and discussing the effects of heat on Intakes we did a little test. The setup:

1) 03 Vibe GT, Cosmo SRI, with 175K miles

2) Ambient air temp according to the car was 91-94 Deg F.

3) The car was driven 25 minutes then let idle at least for 15 minutes

4) The air intake temp started 163 deg f and got down to 97 deg F at the end of the drive.


Here's my conclusions:

1) The was an extreme test and after 2 minutes of driving heak soak had very little effect on the performance.

2) Any Heat soak that my incur during stop and go driving will go away within and few miles of normal driving.

3) Any intake with or without a heat shield will have this issue.


A similar test was done on 04 RX330, with a stock airbox, letting it idle from a cold start for 15 minutes.  The AIT started at 140 deg F and went down to 104 deg F after 3 miles of driving.   



#1326004 2005 Xr Awd 289K Miles

Posted by Salsa Guy on 02 April 2016 - 07:22 AM

The bad news is the 1zz AWD engine/block are different.  Used ones are rare and $$$$.  A guy did put a FWD 1zz in an AWD but had to build a mounting plate for the transfer case.


 If that engine is rebuildable then I'd go that route.    

#1325265 Idle Issues On 2003 Matrix Awd With 111,000 Miles (Automatic)

Posted by Salsa Guy on 10 January 2016 - 10:32 AM

Yea injector cleaner sounds like a good idea.  FYI never disconnect the battery to fix issues until scanning the ECU for codes. 

#1324649 Lifespan Of The Serpentine Belt

Posted by Salsa Guy on 13 November 2015 - 05:32 PM

Belt wear is perhaps more due to environment.  Salt, Engine fluids, Weather, driving habits and Bad pulleys will cause premature wear.  I've seen belts on cars with 100K miles that look fine, then cars with 50K miles and they are shredded. 


With that being said belt inspection should be done at every oil change along with other fluids and wear items.

#1323226 Sportline Lowering Spring Issues. Help!

Posted by Salsa Guy on 27 July 2015 - 09:08 AM

Still no noise after 4 days of driving.

#1323212 July Dyno Day Videos

Posted by Salsa Guy on 25 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

Hope you see something in the 160s

#1323205 Sportline Lowering Spring Issues. Help!

Posted by Salsa Guy on 24 July 2015 - 05:01 PM

Well after putting in the Stock RSB, driving 80 miles, there's no issues even after hitting a few corners and bumps that would normally cause the noise.

My thoughts are one of two things.
1) The Hotchkis RSB wasn't Torqued down enough. 
2) The rear control arm bushings are going bad and the combination with the stiffer RSB it's pushing the struts around. 

Considering this is a 12-13 y/o car with 160K+ miles with performance parts it will expose problems. I believe #2 is my best guess but #1 is easy and cheap to confirm. However need to wait for the heat index to drop 20F before attempting either.

#1323192 Sportline Lowering Spring Issues. Help!

Posted by Salsa Guy on 24 July 2015 - 07:49 AM

Put the Stock RSB in last night and drove the car into work.  No issues so far.  Perhaps I need to check the torque on the Hotchkiss RSB. 

#1321928 03 Xr Automatic

Posted by Salsa Guy on 22 April 2015 - 08:12 PM

X2 on these cars there are no cheap power gains.  Pay to play. 

#1321927 First Generation Matrix Trd Grill Set (With Fogs) And Trd Front Strut Stabili...

Posted by Salsa Guy on 22 April 2015 - 08:06 PM

Sorry to about your child and glad to hear everything is going well.  And yes you were a bit of a prick but we all understand. Love Ya Man!!!

#1321794 Rotor Disc Change

Posted by Salsa Guy on 12 April 2015 - 10:20 AM

I've beaten on these rotors before and yes put the purse down.  There's a smarter way of doing this without tear stuff up. 


#1321302 Helix Power Tower Throttle Body Spacer Kit $50 Plus Shipping

Posted by Salsa Guy on 09 March 2015 - 08:30 PM

Take it to the skeet range and yell PULL!