The seal between the cooling fins and the plastic end-caps eventually fails on the stock Legacy GT's intercooler, even running stock boost. Mine started to experience blow-by at around 90K miles. I went with a stock replacement because the cost of another TMIC was just too steep. Had this been around at the time I… » 12/15/14 10:00am 12/15/14 10:00am

it's a 996. Maybe he's carrying a replacement IMS bearing in the bag? In which case, I kinda' respect a company for developing a carrying bag for not only a specific make, not only a specific make and model, but a carrying bag for a specific part, for a specific model, of a specific make. » 12/15/14 9:38am 12/15/14 9:38am

Yeah, there are lots of experts out there on every make and model. I have a (z3) M Coupe. I've been told: there is no such thing as an M Coupe and that mine's a convertible with a fiberglass top (I had one guy actually try to take a piece of the trim off to prove his point, that didn't go well); that it's either an… » 12/12/14 11:58am 12/12/14 11:58am

Not sure if this has already been mentioned, but the Yamato-class battleships were top secret and to this day the complete designs have not been found. Small portions of the blue prints have turned up, but the data is far from complete. Even most of the engineers who worked on the ship never saw complete plans for the… » 12/11/14 6:55pm 12/11/14 6:55pm

Fokker Eindecker. First dedicated fighter plane with machine guns synchronized to fire forward between the propeller. Planes in WWI began shooting at each months before the Eindecker arrived, but those engagements were haphazard affairs with observation plane pilots and co-pilots taking pot shots at each other with… » 9/19/14 12:05pm 9/19/14 12:05pm

The 12 in DMC-12 stood for it's price: $12K. Missed the mark a bit - - by the time it hit the dealerships it was more than $25K. Of course production problems, and a boat-anchor engine didn't help things, but being more than 100% above estimated price certainly had an impact. » 9/08/14 12:02pm 9/08/14 12:02pm

Honda Civic SiR. Each time a new Civic is released we here in the USA keep our fingers crossed that the SiR will get to our shores. Never happens. Heck, the pattern goes all the way back to the first gen CRX Si had the 1.6 litre twin cam in all other parts of the world, but only the 1.5 litre 12-valve was sold here. » 8/27/14 11:36am 8/27/14 11:36am