Stl Solo Team Challenge

With the final points event of the year done, I’m more readily able to drive my Evo at some of these end of the year events. Last Sunday was one of them. It turned out to be more of a test n tune than anything, but helped me get used to the Evo a little…

Stl Solo 10

Last points event of the year for St. Louis region SCCA Solo! Despite weather.com’s forecast of 0% of rain, it was misting/raining pretty good through parts of the day. However, more than anything, this turned out to be a blessing. I had Stlsolo’s #1 driver codrive the Mini with me, which once again gave me…

2003-2008 Toyota Corolla Auto Trans Fluid Flush

Followed the details from a forum post – went very smoothly. You will need 12qts of ATF fluid to do a complete flush. Basically the process is Drain from the plug Drop the pan Drop the filter Install new filter Reinstall pan with new gasket Add about 4qts through the dipstick tube Disconnect the transmission…

2003-2008 Corolla Oil Change How To

I’m sticking to a once a year oil change interval for the Corolla using Amsoil SSO 0w20. Shoot me an e-mail if you’d like to grab some oil as well: Did the standard drain, plug & fill with more Amsoil 0w20 SSO, car immediately felt smoother again. However, I did make one change – the…

Corolla UOA #1

A much deserved first UOA for the Corolla – not a moment too soon at 182,641 miles! Decided to go with long OCIs (1yr) and hit 16k on this oil change. Other changes won’t nearly be as long due to the Fit taking over some of the DD duties, but still a good baseline. A…

English Racing ACD Tune

Special thanks to English Racing for letting me try out their new ACD Tune. I can happily say that this is so far the most effective ACD tune I’ve used, and I’ve tried many. My tune was the 3 mode tune, not their newer 6 map tune. For me, the evo spends about 4-6 months…

BSCC 09282014

Second BSCC event of the year – decided to give the Evo a shot at this event, as I had some settings to test out on the car. Overall, this car is so much different from the Mini that it’s hard to adjust for the first couple of runs. It’s also tough, as I usually…