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by Eric Wong
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: GM OBD-II drive cycle help
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: GM OBD-II drive cycle help

Just put in another 50 miles (highway, offramps, onramps) and that didn't work, either. Started at just over 1/2 tank. I've put in over 180 at this point, actually; but I might've missed the 1/4-3/4 tank range on some tries since the fuel tank is V-shaped and the gauge gets thrown off by hills. It o...
by Eric Wong
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: GM OBD-II drive cycle help
Replies: 3
Views: 586

GM OBD-II drive cycle help

I replaced a clogged AIR valve on the old gasmobile, cleared the code, and now I need to complete the OBD-II drive cycle for smog testing... Unfortunately, the drive cycle procedure is difficult to follow and seems like an accident waiting to happen: http://www.obdii.com/DRIVECYCLE.HTML Evap and EGR...
by Eric Wong
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2075

Re: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019

Just knowing which direction the course goes on a particular day would be
helpful for those of us with unevenly worn tires before the event.
Under dry conditions, I usually install my autocross wheels and "street" tires on the car a day or two in advance of an event so I can check things over.
Thanks.
by Eric Wong
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 Schedule
Replies: 29
Views: 6442

Re: 2019 Schedule

Thanks Stephen! Looking forward to moderate temperatures at ACS in spring.
Hopefully we find a venue that's not too hot in the summer. My Bolt was dropping into limp mode mid-run at El Toro.
by Eric Wong
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Planning ahead: got an HS seat available for the Fontana Pro?
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Planning ahead: got an HS seat available for the Fontana Pro?

Hi Steven, I was the only local HS driver at the Fontana Pro last year. HS turnout is sparse and sporadic, here; so you might have better luck in other classes. It's only my second year autocrossing and my car is probably not competitive, but I have a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV which is heavy but makes 266 ...
by Eric Wong
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: 275/35-18 TW200 tires
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: WTB: 275/35-18 TW200 tires

Thanks Dave, but most likely not... Which C5 wheels do you have? Would only be interested in the rare N73 magnesium rears (18x9.5, pewter/bronze). THanks
by Eric Wong
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: 275/35-18 TW200 tires
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: WTB: 275/35-18 TW200 tires

Thanks Dave, but I've already got a set of wheels on the way :)
Still going to be driving the Bolt in September; still need to get some things sorted in the Camaro durability and maintenance-wise.
by Eric Wong
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: 275/35-18 TW200 tires
Replies: 5
Views: 751

WTB: 275/35-18 TW200 tires

Been thinking about taking a RWD pony car out again with proper tires...
Can pick up at the September event or maybe before. Thanks.
by Eric Wong
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 5 minutes between runs
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: 5 minutes between runs

I too have heat problems and could also benefit from the 5 minute rule.

Increasing the gaps between runs could reduce reruns due from downed cones and red flags; increasing overall event speed.
by Eric Wong
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: looking for a ride Aug 11/12
Replies: 0
Views: 461

looking for a ride Aug 11/12

I broke a front wheel stud on the EV while rotating tires and my shop might not be able to get a replacement in time. So I might use this as an opportunity to try other cars. Everybody says "Miata", so my first choice is to try a Miata :) Second choice would be one of the twins, but I'm OK driving a...
by Eric Wong
Thu May 31, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2013 Accord Sport
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: 2013 Accord Sport

I remember being very impressed by this Accord during one of my first times working course, last year. Hope this finds a good home :)

HS is looking lonely for the June 10th event...
by Eric Wong
Thu May 31, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for June 9-10
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Course Setup for June 9-10

I can help on Saturday
by Eric Wong
Sat May 26, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: JUNE 16th Starting line School, help needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: JUNE 16th Starting line School, help needed.

Any more info for potential attendees of this school? (Costs, registration, etc). I have a friend whom I've been trying to get to come out for a few months, now. Maybe he can finally make it... He'd be driving my Bolt, too; so I might either attend or at least shag cones. Nevermind, found it: https:...
by Eric Wong
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: May 5/6 2018 Practice and Championship Registration is Open!
Replies: 18
Views: 3095

Re: May 5/6 2018 Practice and Championship Registration is Open!

Robert: My Chevy Bolt is all alone in H Street at the moment.

I MIGHT have a friend in Novice on Sunday so maybe 3 drivers can run that way.
I don't think he'll drive on Saturday.

Tires are Nexen SUR4G, I've also got spare Hankook RS4s mounted up in case the Nexens cord.
by Eric Wong
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: X-ray wheels for damage
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

X-ray wheels for damage

Any recommendations on places in the LA area that can X-ray used wheels and control arms for cracks? And how much would that cost? Thanks.
by Eric Wong
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Break and shaking up
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: Break and shaking up

Mark: cars need to warm up, especially as they get older and parts begin wearing out, small gaps get bigger. Metal expands as it gets hotter, so gaps get filled in and there's less vibration.
by Eric Wong
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: ProSolo codrive
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: ProSolo codrive

No worries, I've expanded my search to a new topic.
by Eric Wong
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: H Street Bolt EV ProSolo codrive available
Replies: 0
Views: 509

H Street Bolt EV ProSolo codrive available

Any experienced FWD drivers want to take a stab at this for the ProSolo? The single-speed transmission is easy-to-launch and there's few moving parts to break or wear out compared to a normal car doing drag launches. It'll probably be the quickest car off the line in H Street with peak torque at 0 R...
by Eric Wong
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: ProSolo codrive
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: ProSolo codrive

Hi James, interested in trying my Bolt EV in HS with 225/45-R17 Nexen SUR4G tires? There's only two entries in HS at the moment. Two of my tires have 6/32" left, but one is around 2/32" and the other at 3/32" so the worn ones will go in the back. I'm pretty sure they'll go 24 runs if spaced in group...
by Eric Wong
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whoo Hoo! The PRO Solo is Here!
Replies: 21
Views: 3646

Re: Whoo Hoo! The PRO Solo is Here!

The extra $50 for Evo school is a bit much at the moment and I'm not sure how much of Friday I can attend. I was a bit hesitant to even do this at $130.
by Eric Wong
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whoo Hoo! The PRO Solo is Here!
Replies: 21
Views: 3646

Re: Whoo Hoo! The PRO Solo is Here!

How many seconds will there be in between runs? No spraying tires once I've started my four runs, right?
I'm pretty sure the Nexens will be fine with that...
by Eric Wong
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whoo Hoo! The PRO Solo is Here!
Replies: 21
Views: 3646

Re: Whoo Hoo! The PRO Solo is Here!

In for H Street! Aside from the drag launch, anything else a first timer should be aware of in how this differs from one of our local events?

The launch should be easy in an EV, at least :D
by Eric Wong
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Break and shaking up
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: Break and shaking up

Check your lug nut torque, loose ones can also cause this.

If you have new brake rotors or pads, they could be insufficiently bedded-in:
http://stoptech.com/technical-support/t ... pad-bed-in
by Eric Wong
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: tire sizing and load index (H Street)
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Re: tire sizing and load index (H Street)

Yes, I noticed the lack of constant tire squeal during my runs which I might have interpreted as a sign to drive harder. I suppose distinguishing "slip" from "slide" will be the next step for me.
by Eric Wong
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: tire sizing and load index (H Street)
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Re: tire sizing and load index (H Street)

I kept them around 46psi throughout, lowering them after my 2nd or 3rd run. The little triangles on the sidewall are all still visible, which is a first for me. Maybe the pressure was too high and a little rollover is preferable to losing grip and sliding early? But I think it's mainly a driver prob...