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Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:34 pm
by CountryBoy
Usually I see car threads here on how often to change the oil, etc. but I don't want to clutter this board with questions of a more detailed nature.

Do you have favorite car forums where I can ask detailed questions about car maintenance, etc. ?

Thanks.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:39 pm
by aude
What kind of car? Many of the best ones are specific to make and model. Great place to visit before buying a car too.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:41 pm
by Sam I Am
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Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:12 pm
by CountryBoy
I have a toyota camry, so i searched toyota camry forums; lots to choose from. Guess I will just have to do a lot of reading to see which is best.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:17 pm
by Dave76
The Yugo Fan Club is one of the better and more interesting ones I've seen.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:35 pm
by Leesbro63
Edmunds Forums

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:38 pm
by gnosis
BobIsTheOilGuy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=cfrm

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:39 pm
by BenJ
VW Vortex is the best for VW and also good for european cars. Other than that...as others have said. Google for your particular car/region/etc..

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:08 pm
by littleridge
I think peachparts.com/shopforum is the best I have found for Mercedes Benz. They have sub-forums for vintage Mercedes, Diesels, general Tech Help, etc. Also sub-forum for cars for sale and parts for sale.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:16 pm
by mike143
You have to weed through the mess on all of them. 9th gen Civic forums was useful until the parents started buying their children Civic's and they wanted to put cold air intakes, headers, fart pipes and 18' rims on them. driveaccord.net is mostly useful, not many parents buying their children Accord's. I enjoyed bobistheoilguy.com after while its mostly garbage. I also enjoyed cleanmpg.com until the sites operator injected his tax the rich to death ideology in his automotive website, I no longer participate but do browse. I have found I become infuriated easily and I participate in this forum mostly. Its hard to find true logic on any forum most of its voodoo logic based on nonsense.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:12 pm
by steve88
For Toyota I would try Toyotanation.com

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:49 pm
by magician

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:11 am
by FrugalInvestor
Be careful participating in brand/model specific car forums. You will learn about every problem that every owner has with every car like yours and begin to imagine all of those problems are beginning to infect your vehicle. Oh, and your mechanic will begin to hate you as you explain to him how properly address each imagined issue. :wink:

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:42 am
by mike143
I have been catching that on weekend mornings. I have not been impressed with their advice.
FrugalInvestor wrote:Be careful participating in brand/model specific car forums. You will learn about every problem that every owner has with every car like yours and begin to imagine all of those problems are beginning to infect your vehicle. Oh, and your mechanic will begin to hate you as you explain to him how properly address each imagined issue. :wink:
I bring the TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) and show they they are going to do the repair for free. Two 2007 Civics I did this with the rear lower control arm and on one of them for when the block cracked.

Control arms: http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/thebe ... e_wear.pdf

Cracked block: http://honda-tech.com/attachment.php?at ... 1269292601

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:26 pm
by CountryBoy
Many thanks; I am getting very helpful answers on the Toyota Nation forum.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:30 pm
by FrugalInvestor
mike143 wrote:
I have been catching that on weekend mornings. I have not been impressed with their advice.
FrugalInvestor wrote:Be careful participating in brand/model specific car forums. You will learn about every problem that every owner has with every car like yours and begin to imagine all of those problems are beginning to infect your vehicle. Oh, and your mechanic will begin to hate you as you explain to him how properly address each imagined issue. :wink:
I bring the TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) and show they they are going to do the repair for free. Two 2007 Civics I did this with the rear lower control arm and on one of them for when the block cracked.

Control arms: http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/thebe ... e_wear.pdf

Cracked block: http://honda-tech.com/attachment.php?at ... 1269292601
See!

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:06 pm
by Kenkat
CountryBoy wrote:Many thanks; I am getting very helpful answers on the Toyota Nation forum.
I too have a Camry and agree that Toyota Nation is good. Have posted there before and gotten good results.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:33 pm
by CountryBoy
Many thanks folks, most helpful.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:33 pm
by CountryBoy
Many thanks folks, most helpful.

Re: Best Automobile Forums

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:42 pm
by mike143
FrugalInvestor wrote:See!
They won't perform a TSB unless you are experiencing the issue. Only noticed the lower control arm issue after premature tire replacement. Checked the other Civic and it has the same wear issue. One gets double the miles than they other. They actually didn't diagnose the cracked block, they did a pressure test and it held for 24 hours. I dump UV dye in the coolant and when it showed up in the oil I dropped it off and told them I didn't want it back until they figured it out. They called me a day and a half later to come pick it up after replacing the short block.