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  1. Drew Dowdell

    July Auto Spotter

    I've never heard of the Rainier getting the 6.0. The TB-SS and the Saab 9-7x did.
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    Fuel injector or fuel cleaning additives

    If you run Top Tier gasoline, there really is no need for additives. EXCEPT for Direct Injected vehicles... those engines do not ever get the detergents in their intake manifolds because it is completely bypassed by the direct injection system. That's where I'd use seafoam at the throttle body, but that is a once a year thing at most.
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    Toyota News: Upcoming Toyota Supra To Offer Turbo-Four and Six

    You're correct that the ES will stick around. I mainly see Lexus doing some platform consolidateion. If the 5, 6, and 7 series can all share a platform, so can GS and LS. An IS could ride on a Supra platform and that would give it some real performance cred. The LX and GX are profit makers since they are just De Lux Toyotas... I'm sure they have among the highest profit margins in the entire Toyota portfolio. They'll find a way to make it work. The LS and LC are new... not sure why you think those have been rotting on the vine.
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    Fuel injector or fuel cleaning additives

    I don't. I buy Costco gasoline almost exclusively which has most of those cleaners in it (much like Shell Premium). I do run a bottle of seafoam through the throttle body from time to time.... this is even more important on direct injected engines.
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    Jeep News: Rumorpile: A Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk?!

    Exactly zero of those 2-liters will make the torque of the Hemi... at full throttle... at part throttle... A 365hp 5.7 liter is far more drivable than a 356hp 2.0 liter because ZERO LAG. I don't know why it never will sink into your brain.. any motor will make 365 hp if you spin it fast enough. .. that doesn't mean you'd want to drive it. Spin your grandmother fast enough and she'll make 365hp too. Lets assume she can lift 5 pounds at 1 foot reach from her. Do that at about 383,000 rpm and she's cooking up 365hp. This is an extreme example, of course, but would you want to drive a 365hp car with a torque spec like that? That's barely a lawnmower engine. Before you bring up max torque at low RPM, you only get that at full boost which you also only get at full throttle. A 5.7 has more torque available at part throttle than a 2.0T.
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    Volvo News: To Avoid Tariffs, Volvo Sources XC60s For U.S. From Sweden

    C-Class, Passat, S60, are all built here for US consumption. Where Trump is shooting himself in the foot is with exports. It could cause BMW to rethink future investment in their plant here because it does produce vehicles mostly for export.
  7. They still track these things in the technological equivalent of CSV files. I've done my own investigation into vehicle flaws and started running into walls because similar vehicles that share parts are often reported separately. I was tracking a dashboard flaw in the GM GMT800s but because the Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Yukon XL, Sierra, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, and Avalanche are all reported separately, it is difficult if not impossible to see the full extent of the problem.
  8. Drew Dowdell

    Actor Mark Wahlberg becomes Chevrolet Dealer

    What a funky bunch....
  9. Drew Dowdell

    Volvo News: To Avoid Tariffs, Volvo Sources XC60s For U.S. From Sweden

    So, again... why?
  10. I'm fairly certain what they'll bring over is the Peugot line or DS line which is pretty conventional and could be mistaken for a luxury Kia
  11. Not what I said. But if they did, they'd have a lot of factories to give up. Toyota builds a higher percentage of its vehicles in the US than Buick does. Hyundai and Kia aren't far behind.
  12. Drew Dowdell

    Toyota News: Upcoming Toyota Supra To Offer Turbo-Four and Six

    LX, GX, LS, LC, plus a Supra.... and then maybe there is enough reason for the GS to stick around. My guess is they'll combine IS and GS into a single car like Cadillac is doing. So there is a 6th vehicle... and they could put it in the Tundra, Sequoia, and Land Cruiser as well for the fuel economy option. That's more than plenty volume for a single engine design.
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    Jeep News: Rumorpile: A Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk?!

    Those can't all be for the US. We're not getting the Grand Commander for example
  14. Drew Dowdell

    Volvo News: To Avoid Tariffs, Volvo Sources XC60s For U.S. From Sweden

    Why? Sweden is pretty socialist.
  15. Drew Dowdell

    Jeep News: Rumorpile: A Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk?!

    Grand Wagoneer TrailHawk is what will get my attention..

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