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post #1 of 13 Old Nov 22nd, 2015, 7:59 am Thread Starter
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How do you like my porcupine?

I guess you were puzzled on my topic, correct? Well, I did my first GB oil change on my LT and this is how I found the magnetic plug.
I would like to ask all of you the experienced LT users, does this mean big trouble for me or it is normal for 89350 km(55515 mi) on my LT gearbox? I need to remind you that I bought her second or maybe even third hand(not sure) used.
Also I notice some vibration between 4 to 4.5K rpm when travelling on perfectly flat roads. Below this it's not present, above this it minimizes to even un-noticeable. Can it be from oil leak that ends up on my clutch plate?
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post #2 of 13 Old Nov 22nd, 2015, 8:13 am
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Re: How do you like my porcupine?

Magnet looks pretty much normal for not knowing how long before the last change. Normal wear I'd say. As for the vibration, it's just a characteristic of the machine. You mentioned oil on your clutch, does it slip? .............

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to be honest, I did not notice any slipping while taking off even when I forget third gear in and take off from zero speed. I will check this again.
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The slipping is most notable when you accelerate hard in high gear, like when you're trying to pass a vehicle.

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I'll check it this way too. Thanks.
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Re: How do you like my porcupine?

Nothing unusual on the drain plug. Just don't know how long since it was last cleaned off. Fuzz is good - Shiny stuff is bad. I have 98,000 miles on mine and I still get a bit of fuzz.

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Nothing unusual on the drain plug. Just don't know how long since it was last cleaned off. Fuzz is good - Shiny stuff is bad. I have 98,000 miles on mine and I still get a bit of fuzz.
Dude, thanks for your reply but as my English is only out of an English language school you 'll have to break down your term fuzz.
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Dude, thanks for your reply but as my English is only out of an English language school you 'll have to break down your term fuzz.

Fuzz=Porcupine

He's saying it's normal. And your English is better than a lot of folks for whom it's a first language. Kudos!


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'λεπτά μόρια' (leptá mória) Hope I got this correct if not my apologies.

You are OK.

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'λεπτά μόρια' (leptá mória) Hope I got this correct if not my apologies.

You are OK.
Yes, you are correct. I understand it now. Thanks for the explanation.
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Fuzz=Porcupine

He's saying it's normal. And your English is better than a lot of folks for whom it's a first language. Kudos!


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Thanks Mark. You see my English is good as you say but what's Kudos?
Language school would never teach these words. Is it a daily word?
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I wasn't sure, so I googled it
kuˇdos
ˈk(y)o͞oˌdäs,ˈk(y)o͞oˌdōs/
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noun: kudos

praise and honor received for an achievement.
synonyms: praise, glory, honor, status, standing, distinction, fame, celebrity; More
admiration, respect, esteem, acclaim, prestige, cachet, credit, full marks, props
"kudos to you for a lifetime of quiet courage and unwavering generosity"
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compliments or congratulations.
plural noun: kudos
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Re: How do you like my porcupine?

Thanks a bunch for your time and explanation dude.
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