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  • don't you love when some stupid part causes you to break down

    So my lovly alt belt stretched just enough that I had to pull over to check it. Tighten it all but now the battry is to weak to start LOL. The weather is just prefect today.

    So is everyone else day going?

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    1988 323 GTX--- The toy now :D
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  • #2
    Sheesh. That sucks.
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    • #3
      Is it an automatic?
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      Atlanta Region SCCA
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      • #4
        Originally posted by amaff View Post
        Is it an automatic?
        ouch. thats like a mad dis yo.

        im pretty sure wildfires car isnt though..idk
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        • #5
          Originally posted by deerock View Post
          ouch. thats like a mad dis yo.

          im pretty sure wildfires car isnt though..idk
          not really... if it's an automatic, then me going "why didn't you bump start it" doesn't make sense. But if it's a manual, well, there you go.
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          • #6
            yeah, thats true... ohh well lol
            "keep drifting fun......or else..." --Andy Sapp

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            • #7
              **** no it isn't an autotragic.

              as for the bump start... kinda hard when its wet and on a flat ground. Luckie I was just shy of home so I got jumped and gimp the car home. I guess tomorrow I will be swaping alt belts.
              1988 323 GTX--- The toy now :D
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              • #8
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wildfire0310 View Post
                  as for the bump start... kinda hard when its wet and on a flat ground.
                  To me it's almost easier (and more controlled) to bump start a car on a flat surface than it is on a hill... I fail to see the problem. It's a car that weighs 2200-2300 lbs at most and rolls really easily... Once you fixed the belt you should have been right as rain (har har har)
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                  • #10
                    Damn dude... Not the best day to have that happen.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by amaff View Post
                      To me it's almost easier (and more controlled) to bump start a car on a flat surface than it is on a hill... I fail to see the problem. It's a car that weighs 2200-2300 lbs at most and rolls really easily... Once you fixed the belt you should have been right as rain (har har har)
                      A small incline just makes it easier. The rear tires don't have the best wet traction to bump start either. Yea I got the battery on a chafer and tomorrow it will be cake.


                      I still loved roll starting my old r6 in rain LOL
                      1988 323 GTX--- The toy now :D
                      2008 Mazdaspeed 3::SOLD ----- 1991 BRG NA8 Swap, Turbo::SOLD

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                      • #12
                        I've never had a problem using 2nd gear. You don't need a ton of grip for it to work.
                        ~Andrew
                        Atlanta Region SCCA
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by amaff View Post
                          I've never had a problem using 2nd gear. You don't need a ton of grip for it to work.
                          I don't know I seem to have stupid issues with roll starting cars when it is wet. Now bikes... man I can roll start them anyday any weather.

                          Eitherway I got home and have a new belt in the trunk to be replaced once the summer rises, and hopefully dries off.
                          1988 323 GTX--- The toy now :D
                          2008 Mazdaspeed 3::SOLD ----- 1991 BRG NA8 Swap, Turbo::SOLD

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                          • #14
                            Oh what fun it is to roll start a car... even more fun when you have to do it in reverse! When I was having electrical problems with my green car, I forgot to reconnect harness to the alt. and started driving home from work... on just my battery. I didn't realize this until my headlights got dim and my radio turned off... and I was sitting in the middle os stopped traffic on Buford Hwy. I was able to get off into a parking lot and figure out my problem...and have to roll start my car.

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                            • #15
                              I had to do this when the alt. on my MR2 died on me, right in front of Starship in Jonesboro. What a crappy place to die on me.

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