Grocery Capacity of a Pontiac Fiero
And it could have held twice this much, and even more in the second trunk
So, Pontiac Solstice sales are down, after the initial mad rush to be on
the waiting list? Who woulda thunkit.
After the ones who just HAD to be the first to own what is essentially a
four-wheeled motorcycle, who else would be buying? Certainly not people who
might reasonably expect a sports car to hold a few bags of groceries, or a
50-pound sack of potting soil, or 40 brick pavers, or a duffle bag and
backpack for a weekend trip. All of which I can and have carried in the
front and rear trunks of Old Red.
Parking lot doughnuts, burnouts, drifting and 180's are all a blast. But
sometimes, practicality trumps Big Fun. It's a pretty safe bet Bob Lutz
doesn't shop for his own groceries, or he never would have approved the
Solstice for production with that ridiculous "trunk".
It should be a never-ending source of embarrassment for him and his
engineers that the Miata folding hardtop has more trunk space with the top
down than the Solstice's folding soft-top has with the top UP.
And as the owner of two GM cars that were designed and built here in
America, I'm entitled to rip GM up, down and sideways.
85 Fiero GT Sleepy Eyes
The other day i was just playing with the switch for my headlights and
realized that the fiero is capable of doing sleepy eyes stock......
Step 1: Turn Headlights and Running lights on
Step 2: Once headlights Reach full Height Flip Switch back off
Step 3: When headlights reach desired level turn just the running lights
Before replacing your car's clutch, check the master / slave cylinder. Could Save Big $$.
Before replacing your car's clutch, check the master / slave cylinder.
Could Save Big $$.
On the way to work one day I noticed that my clutch pedal was softer than
Over time, the clutch pedal got softer, spongier, and it was harder to
The clutch would engage or disengage about 4 inches off the floor, then it
was 3 inches, then 2 inches, finally 1 off the floor and I couldn't shift
into first gear and all the other gears were very tight and there was some
My first thought was that I was going to have to spend at least 450 bucks
to replace the clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing.
Basically, all the things that you'd need replace for a clutch job.
After some thought and research, I realized it was either the clutch slave
clutch master cylinder.
When I was able to shift gears, there was NO slipping, grinding, whining,
and the gears shifted easily.
If you have slipping, grinding, whining and the it's hard to get into gear,
you may need a clutch. Provided your clutch pedal is acting like usual.
But you should check fluid levels in the clutch master / slave cylinders.
If the fluid is low add some to it, look for leaks.
If you add fluid and it goes away, chances are you have a leak.
That may be the cause of your problem.
It is possible that you may have to adjust the clutch cable.
That wasn't the case for me. The cable was fine and still tight.
I've been pretty vague on actual specifics in this video.
It's more for general information. Or really basic troubleshooting.
It's something to check before you commit to a new clutch..
My repair was 30 bucks, Not 450 Bucks!
Very happy about that!
Anybody else ever replaced a clutch master / slave cylinder?
Performance Clutch - Explained
What is a performance clutch? Clutch kit? How does a performance clutch
work? A performance clutch basically involves three changes over
traditional organic clutches. This video features a Yonaka performance
clutch kit. A performance clutch has a higher clamping force on the
pressure plate (via the diaphragm spring). Performance clutches use
different materials which can absorb less heat and that don't lose
performance at higher temperatures. Finally, performance clutches use a
"puck" design, 3 puck, 4 puck, 6 puck, which increase the pressure on the
friction material, to prevent slip.
Performance Clutch Kit:
Clutches - http://youtu.be/pJj8NvDUSFs
Multi-Plate Clutches - http://youtu.be/SQvFg4WbdZ4
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7 Cool Upgrades For Your Fiero
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This video is the product of having people ask for a demonstration of the
center console subwoofer, mostly how it sounds, the fitment in the center
console and how close it gets to the driver's arm. Of course with any
camera-recorded music it doesn't quite do it justice, but we think you'll
be able to get a better idea of how well the subwoofer box works!
Bleeding a Clutch by Blocking the Slave Cylinder
Blocking a clutch slave cylinder allows the clutch master cylinder to
actually start flushing from the master cylinder down to bleed a clutch
hydraulic system. This can only work with external slave cylinders that can
safely and effectively be blocked.