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Forum: S2000 Talk
06-07-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By cosmomiller

It may help to have fresh elastic straps...

It may help to have fresh elastic straps (Modifry) to help keep the top in the fully closed position. That goes a long way to make snapping the cover easy. I also use plastic trip tools to reach the...
Forum: S2000 Talk
05-31-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,874
Posted By cosmomiller

Reminds me of a girl I dated. I have always used...

Reminds me of a girl I dated. I have always used M175w90 and just like Rrounds have had no problems. I happen to change every spring because I can. I notice Mr Billman also uses M1 75w90 and says no...
05-03-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By cosmomiller

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.s2ki.com-vbulleti...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.s2ki.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/ba44454e_7529_49de_80bd_e3bcd9847f9d_54ec722bf0744cf7ff622e5d2683c24a4a0e066d.jpeg...
05-03-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,713
Posted By cosmomiller

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.s2ki.com-vbulleti...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.s2ki.com-vbulletin/1098x1300/screen_shot_2019_02_27_at_2_06_43_pm_5b82723234f44b76b945008c04d0ec7d28764b38.png
05-02-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,886
Posted By cosmomiller

I took a paint mixing stick and wrote with a red...

I took a paint mixing stick and wrote with a red sharpie "Charging" and leave it on the drivers seat to remind me not to drive away with the thing connected. The main connector is right over the fuse...
02-23-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,252
Posted By cosmomiller

Here is the stock mirror with the packaging for...

Here is the stock mirror with the packaging for the JDM mirror. The stock mirror had a white, sticky, putty that never hardens to help keep the mirror in place and stop vibrations. You can see some...
02-12-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,120
Posted By cosmomiller

We haven't discussed "what is the best kind of...

We haven't discussed "what is the best kind of oil to put in the car" after properly torquing the filter.
01-31-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,623
Posted By cosmomiller

Here is a video on the replacement of headlights...

Here is a video on the replacement of headlights for our car. They apply Expel film at the end.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BYpBm9EwJk
Forum: S2000 Talk
11-29-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By cosmomiller

I did a fair amount of research (including some...

I did a fair amount of research (including some European ones) and settled on the Surco DR 1005. This is the one made for the S2000. Perfect fit.

I bought a used one on eBay for $100. I added some...
10-09-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By cosmomiller

Not all dielectric grease is silicone. 3M and...

Not all dielectric grease is silicone. 3M and Shin Etsu are. The 3M is more of an unaltered product and the Shin Etsu has the lithium metal soap and it turns out, some solvents that evaporate. Here...
10-06-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By cosmomiller

3M Automotive Dielectric Grease is the identical...

3M Automotive Dielectric Grease is the identical chemical makeup, same properties, at a much better price and quantity.
09-09-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By cosmomiller

The important thing if using a questionable gauge...

The important thing if using a questionable gauge (or technique) is that all the readings are somewhat similar. If one stands out that is an indication of a problem.
08-31-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,133
Posted By cosmomiller

Pictures are one thing, having the item in front...

Pictures are one thing, having the item in front of you is another. I have obtained high quality knockoffs in China (watches, purses, backpacks, clothing) and some of the items fool even...
08-30-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,187
Posted By cosmomiller

I saw John McCain and other POWs when they...

I saw John McCain and other POWs when they returned from Vietnam in Coronado. Including Stockdale. Five of my friend's fathers perished as Naval Aviators in Vietnam. Many took turns speaking of their...
07-31-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,354
Posted By cosmomiller

Will that guarantee the same results in the...

Will that guarantee the same results in the future? No. What is the experience of professionals? Not hand tight. Research S2000 engine fires, almost all caused by oil filter oil leaks. Guess how they...
Forum: S2000 Talk
07-31-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,812
Posted By cosmomiller

Unless you want to do a full time business with a...

Unless you want to do a full time business with a boatload of cars to rent and employees to make it happen, you are better off putting 20% of your income (starting with your first job)n and socking...
Forum: S2000 Talk
07-27-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By cosmomiller

Thank you for posting. It underscores how fragile...

Thank you for posting. It underscores how fragile our existence can be, how quickly life can change. My aunt, uncle, and my three sisters had a head on collision when I was a kid. The reverberations...
07-24-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,363
Posted By cosmomiller

Just my 2 cents on renting car in Europe. I have...

Just my 2 cents on renting car in Europe. I have found over many years, from personal experience and that of others I fly with, that good old Hertz is pretty good. They may not be the least expensive...
07-24-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,354
Posted By cosmomiller

To be clear in this thread, I think it is worth...

To be clear in this thread, I think it is worth pointing out that the OEM filter is constructed differently than the other auto filters (that "fit" the S2000) out there especially with the 3/4 hand...
07-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By cosmomiller

Super easy too do the torque. Recent thread on...

Super easy too do the torque. Recent thread on it. Most of the time it will eliminate the clicking. There may be some scouring but the re-torque should freeze it.

Pay attention to Billman's post....
06-29-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,496
Posted By cosmomiller

Fun quotes: Billman (from several posts,...

Fun quotes:

Billman (from several posts, same thread)

To start off, this is for the REAR of the car only. I know someone will ask :) no need to concern yourself with the front hubs.

To...
Forum: S2000 Talk
05-31-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,257
Posted By cosmomiller

The gearbox pattern is "backward" because of the...

The gearbox pattern is "backward" because of the Coriolis effect. Same reason cyclones spin in the opposite direction south of the equator!
05-13-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,067
Posted By cosmomiller

Things can vary from state to state but you...

Things can vary from state to state but you mentioned you have been ticket free for some time. It may be possible to show up or arrange for a "safe driving class" that you attend, the ticket is...
Forum: S2000 Talk
03-29-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,136
Posted By cosmomiller

I agree the S is one of the easiest to work on....

I agree the S is one of the easiest to work on. The engine is straight so you don't have to be a contortionist to get at the back side of the engine. My only complaint is you have to be careful not...
03-26-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By cosmomiller

I got the CR shift knob for my S, it is Rio...

I got the CR shift knob for my S, it is Rio Yellow so the yellow lettering is perfect. It is the perfect size. A little chilly without gloves in the wintertime.
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