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You people. English is my second language and my first language is phonetic. My boss still remembers how I wanted to fly couch (and I do too ;-)). And don't let me get started on articles...
 

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Took the cover off for a look...it's -21C outside. Half way through our annual hibernation period and counting the days. Thank goodness for a heated garage.

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Stunning - btw, Is it bad that everytime i see your name it reads McRib to me, or does it show that im simply fat and still love McDonald's
 

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I did the least exciting thing you can do other than peeking at the car in the garage.

I placed it in neutral then rolled it forward a bit (1/4 tire turn) to prevent flat-splotting.

I do this exciting activity every few weeks until I run out of room, then I do the opposite and roll her back.

No, I don't start the engine. I just roll a tire with my hand.

Exciting... I know. 🙃
 
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Drove a lap of Toronto in the freezing cold before the big snow tonight. Hit some black ice at speed on a highway to highway underpass. Probably looked like a pro drifter for a fleeting moment but managed to come out the other side and restart my stopped heart. Went home and parked it with a smile on my face, then did the same lap in the M3.
 

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I did the least exciting thing you can do other than peeking at the car in the garage.

I placed it in neutral then rolled it forward a bit (1/4 tire turn) to prevent flat-splotting.

I do this exciting activity every few weeks until I run out of room, then I do the opposite and roll her back.

No, I don't start the engine. I just roll a tire with my hand.

Exciting... I know. 🙃
I confess! I do it to. Never put the emergency brake on and put it in neutral. Also, use 1/2" thick styrofoam pieces under the tires to prevent flat spotting. Not sure why as I have NEW tires set to mount in the spring...only after I burn the existing ones to the rim!!!🤩 Surely a ritual for us sick northern 4Cite's. Peeking Btw is an aphrodisiac.
 

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I did the least exciting thing you can do other than peeking at the car in the garage.

I placed it in neutral then rolled it forward a bit (1/4 tire turn) to prevent flat-splotting.

I do this exciting activity every few weeks until I run out of room, then I do the opposite and roll her back.

No, I don't start the engine. I just roll a tire with my hand.

Exciting... I know. 🙃
😂 Same. This afternoon I sat in the car for a few to inhale the aroma of the leather and CF resin then back under the cover. Mid Jan doldrums…..
 

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Does that foam work?
Not sure but it does cushion the tires somewhat...kind of like a pillow and contours to the tire diameter and disburses the weight over the wheels. The Flat Stoppers Polyurethane system works on the same theory. I think it helps but rotation is still a good idea as is over inflation of the tires. Perhaps the engineers here could chime in with an opinion.
 

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Built this driver side storage box and its ready to sell , pics included are to show storage depth potential ....329.00 ready to ship . buy in next to days make it 299.99
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Finally got my car back from the AR dealer yesterday! New transmission actuator, heater core, and right rear wheel bearing 💸💸 But I'm hopeful I've knocked out the transmission issue that's had the car down since basically April. Drove it from Las Vegas back to Phoenix with zero issues - the car actually runs WAY better than before. The wheel bearing was making a lot more noise than I realized.

Also had a chance to meet up with @shanego while in Vegas. We're starting a new club for 4Cs that have had their trans actuators replaced :D

 

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Finally got my car back from the AR dealer yesterday! New transmission actuator, heater core, and right rear wheel bearing 💸💸 But I'm hopeful I've knocked out the transmission issue that's had the car down since basically April. Drove it from Las Vegas back to Phoenix with zero issues - the car actually runs WAY better than before. The wheel bearing was making a lot more noise than I realized.

Also had a chance to meet up with @shanego while in Vegas. We're starting a new club for 4Cs that have had their trans actuators replaced :D

Finally got my car back from the AR dealer yesterday! New transmission actuator, heater core, and right rear wheel bearing 💸💸 But I'm hopeful I've knocked out the transmission issue that's had the car down since basically April. Drove it from Las Vegas back to Phoenix with zero issues - the car actually runs WAY better than before. The wheel bearing was making a lot more noise than I realized.

Also had a chance to meet up with @shanego while in Vegas. We're starting a new club for 4Cs that have had their trans actuators replaced :D

Indeed nate37. Shout out to the guys at Towbin AR in Henderson, NV. We both had to endure some wait time to get our 4c's back but seems like they have us both running strong again!
 

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Finally got my car back from the AR dealer yesterday! New transmission actuator, heater core, and right rear wheel bearing 💸💸 But I'm hopeful I've knocked out the transmission issue that's had the car down since basically April. Drove it from Las Vegas back to Phoenix with zero issues - the car actually runs WAY better than before. The wheel bearing was making a lot more noise than I realized.

Also had a chance to meet up with @shanego while in Vegas. We're starting a new club for 4Cs that have had their trans actuators replaced :D


HALLELUJAH! Feels like forever ago I was immersed in your journey to get it sorted out. Do I recall talks of a new trans? Turns out to be the actuator, and maybe that's becoming a trend when other people think they have dire trans issues.

Can you give a shout out to the specific dealer who actually did something right here?
 
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HALLELUJAH! Feels like forever ago I was immersed in your journey to get it sorted out. Do I recall talks of a new trans? Turns out to be the actuator, and maybe that's becoming a trend when other people think they have dire trans issues.

Can you give a shout out to the specific dealer who actually did something right here?
Yes for sure! Towbin Fiat/Alfa Romeo in Henderson (Las Vegas). We have a true 4c lover and specialist there, Brian. We are lucky to have him. My transmission itself never seemed to be the issue. Eventually boiled it down to the actuator. All even numbered gears weren't cooperating. Nate37 had a similar problem except his odd numbered gears and reverse were the issue.
 

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HALLELUJAH! Feels like forever ago I was immersed in your journey to get it sorted out. Do I recall talks of a new trans? Turns out to be the actuator, and maybe that's becoming a trend when other people think they have dire trans issues.

Can you give a shout out to the specific dealer who actually did something right here?
Thanks! I'm glad to be moving on from it, for sure. Yes, there was a moment there where a couple of the dealers thought it needed a whole new trans. At least for now, that doesn't seem to be the case! And yes, Shane's right, it's Towbin AR in Henderson that did the work on both of our cars.
 
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