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Other for Sale/Wanted/Trade / LF: Computer Componets SSD and RAM
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:10 AM »
I am looking for the following used:

SSD ~ 250 GB
DDR4 RAM 8 GB (2 sticks of 4GB would be preferred)

Trying to complete my budget build. Got accounts setup at PCPricepicker and checking Memory Express daily.

PM me what you got laying around

Or email me at

Parts for Sale/Wanted/Trade / LF: One 15" Steel Wheel/Rim 4x100
« on: December 28, 2017, 06:37 AM »
As the title says. No luck on Kijiji.

General Discussion / 2017 Christmas Gifts Thread
« on: December 19, 2017, 07:31 AM »
This thread is for talking about 2017 Christmas gift ideas and what you received.

So far I think I got a kettle bell from the boyfriend, the shape of the wrapping paper is a dead give away ;)

General Discussion / Birthday Freebies
« on: December 04, 2017, 04:27 PM »
I thought there was a thread but couldn't find it.

Let's start a list of free things you get because it's your birthday.

Booster Juice - free smoothie
Mongo's Grill - one free dish with purchase of drink

YEAR, MAKE & MODEL: 2006 Honda S2000
CURRENT MILEAGE : 68,555 km (42,581 miles) and slowly climbing
COLOR : Laguna Blue Pearl exterior black leather interior
TRANSMISSION : 6 speed manual transmission
LOCATION : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada (River Park South)
CONTACT VIA : 204-510-5893 text (WhatsApp for USA) or call / / NO PM's please
PRICE : $27,999 $28,999 $29,999 $31,000.00 $32,000.00 CANADIAN DOLLARS O.B.O.
IS THE VEHICLE SAFETIED : Yes as of May 29, 2017.
CLEAN TITLE: Clean title. I have the USA Title as well to make importing a breeze.
REASON FOR SELLING: Family is expanding, toys are getting used less. Would like to see this go to a new home.

I am selling my weekend autocross toy. I am the second owner. Smoke free. Adult owned. Fully stock.
May 31, 2013 I became the new owner of this beautiful Laguna Blue Pearl Honda S2000 with only 59,705 kilometers (36,708 miles), a clean car fax, and only one previous owner. I purchased it from Capitol Eurocars in Tallahassee Florida which is a luxury car dealership, I found the ad on The previous owner, a 60 year old Florida State University professor, traded it in for a new BMW 3 series coupe. Previous owner bought the car brand new and I have the registration to prove it since he left some paperwork in the hidden compartment. This car has lived in Florida it's whole life until I purchased it and imported it into Canada.  I keep detailed records of all my cars, this one in particular is more detailed than the others. This car has never seen snow!

Because I purchased this car without test driving it or even inspecting it myself I had big plans to address any gremlins that this car might of came with. I made a thread on to help myself organized and prioritize maintenance and look out for the common problems these cars have.

Capture by Michael Woo, on Flickr

First thing I noticed was that there was a gap on the front passenger side fender where it meets the front passenger door. Looking underneath you can see it is because of some improper jacking. The pinch welds were bent but I got the professionals at D-Max in the Waverly Automall to fix the issue, no more gap! No noticeable to anyone except me.

I also noticed some orange peel and over spray on one rim. Closer inspection of the front bumper revealed a previous fix to the lower passenger side of the bumper. I check all the body panels and yes I found all ten VIN stickers to be matching. Guessing the previous owner drove into a concrete parking curb, small amount of paint is flaking off but it does not stick out at all.

I perform my own maintenance on all my vehicles and this Honda was getting the best of the best fluid wise. So I used Amsoil Signature Series 5W-30 engine oil, Amsoil Synchromesh Manual Transmission fluid, and Amsoil Serve Gear Lube 75W-110. I chose ATE Super Blue and TYP 200 for my brake and clutch fluid. OEM Honda Blue coolant.

When I replaced the spark plugs with OEM NGK's I performed a compression test.
Cylinder 1 210psi
Cylinder 2 220psi
Cylinder 3 215psi
Cylinder 4 220psi

The car comes with a set of AP2v2 rims, 225/45/17 and 255/40/17 Dunlop Direzza ZII. The rims show wear and tear but are straight, not bent, balanced, not cracked, and hold air. The tires are in great condition and one of the best summer tires on the market. Tread depth of the tires are all 5/32nds. Manufacturing date of the tires are as follows; 1113, 5012, 1613, 5012. Tires have even wear, no camber, never had a nail, never been plugged or patched.

I always kept the car in my garage overnight. Never seen snow, I usually store it in the beginning of fall. Barely drove in the rain. It has been my Sunday driver and autocross car. I have almost put 10,000 kilometers on this car during my 4 year ownership.

Fenders have not been touched or rolled. The only set of wheels I have ever had on the car is my stock AP2v2 wheels and a set of AP2v1 wheels that I recently sold. The spare tire in the trunk looks brand new and I always made sure it was filled up to 60 psi just incase I caught a nail.

These are the things I addressed:
Install OEM Honda front license plate bracket - did not come with one
Replace two burnt out interior dome light bulbs
Replace wiper blade inserts with Honda ones
Get some door dings pulled and fixed passenger side rocker panel (explained above)
Cleaned up chrome exhaust tip - had overspray
Adjusted valve clearances - only one cylinder had tight valves
Replaced tires
Replaced soft top straps
Patched soft top - small tear driver side very common issue among S2000's
Professionally detailed numerous times
Changed brake pads to StopTech
Brand new battery - this year

Every winter I would do the flowing;
Filled gas tank with Shell 91 octane V-Power gasoline and properly mix in fuel stabilizer.
Put on AP2v1 wheels and inflated to 40 psi.
Added Febreeze sheets to interior.
Removed battery and placed on battery tender inside basement.
Selected vent/floor and did not turn on ʺrecirculateʺ air.
OEM car cover on.

HISTORY OF ACCIDENTS? : ZERO accidents with my ownership.

HISTORY OF PAINT/BODYWORK? : No paint or bodywork with my ownership. Paint has some chips, cracks, and flakes at the bottom of the front bumper but only noticeable when you really inspect it. Bumper itself is not cracked or damaged.

Mud flaps
Bawss oil filter lock
iPod connection in glove box
Replaced OEM floor mats with a set from a CR

OEM car cover in perfect condition
Leftover Amsoil fluid and ATE brake fluid
Modifry windscreen mount
OEM painted front bumper license plate plugs
Sun visor for the front windshield by HEATSHIELD - amazing fitment
Extra key plus wireless key pad

More pictures from photo shoot here

Here is a link to my feedback page on


2F//Winnipeg/Showings start April 28th. Open Houses April 29th. & April 30th. & Offers May 2nd. @ 8:30 P.M. Value & affordability in RiverPark South. Great cul-de-sac location, across from school, buses & close to all conveniences. 936 sq. ft. fully-developed bi-level featuring numerous upgrades & features to include a front paved drive to a single-attached garage, a 3 season sunroom built in April 2010 at a cost of $15,000. & not included in the square footage, & a shed with 220 power, which can also be used as a workshop. The backyard is private & offers newer fencing in 2009 ($4,100.) & a patio for your summertime enjoyment. The main level floor plan is spacious, open & bright & includes an efficient kitchen, a good-size dining area, & living room feature laminates & freshly painted walls in neutral tones & a remod. bath. There is a cozy rec room & 3rd. bdrm. in the basement. High-eff. furn.(2005), HRV, low maintenance PVC windows (2007), laminates (2007), & much more. Central air. Additional parking behind fence.

Bob Goodfellow
Realtor - Goodfellow & Goodfellow Real Estate Ltd.

Office: 224-2551
Fax: 222-2763

Off Topic / CIK Telecom
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:47 AM »

I think this Ontario based company that provides products through the internet is breaking into Winnipeg and I want to know if anyone has token the plunge.

They have a 24 month long 50% off promotion that seems inciting. After reading some Google reviews it seems like their internet speeds isn't as fast as they claim but I am more interested in the Chinese television programming for my parents. They currently have Shaw.

General Discussion / House / Home / Renovations Thread
« on: October 07, 2016, 10:06 PM »
This thread is all about discussing things related to being a home owner, building a house, renovations of a house.

General Discussion / Subaru Head Gaskets Problems Explained Part II
« on: August 14, 2016, 12:25 AM »

In this article I am going to cover the current trends with the Subaru Head gasket problem focusing only on the phase 2 2.5l SOHC from 1999 to 2011 in the  Forester and 2000 to 2009 in the Legacy, Outback and Impreza with an emphasis on the 2005 and newer models.  This article is going to be fairly long as there really is a lot of information that I want to share.  I had thought about breaking it up into two smaller articles but realized that the one read without the other would leave to many questions unanswered so please take the time to read the article in its entirety and hopefully you will have learned a little more about your Subaru. If you have not yet had a chance to read the first article and the over 1000 posts for Subaru Owners around the Globe you can do so here

General Discussion / How to get rid of a beater/old worthless car?
« on: August 02, 2016, 08:01 AM »
Parents car is nearing the end of it's life and I would like to know what my options are.
They have a 2003 Mistubishi Lancer ES with 180,000km. To safety it would need at least an alternator, two wheel bearings, four shocks, valve cover gasket, and oil pan gasket. It also has surface and engine bay rust, car came from Ontario :/

1. Sell of Kijiji "as is".

2. Donate to the Kidney Car Foundation for a minimum of a $300 tax rebate.

3. Sell to a junkyard. Bucks Auto offers $150 to pick up $200 if you can drop it off.

YEAR, MAKE & MODEL: 2004 Acura RSX Type-S
COLOR: silver exterior black leather interior
TRANSMISSION: 6 speed manual
CONTACT VIA: seller only wishes to be contacted through the autotrader ad link is =
PRICE: $12,000.00 O.B.O.

Posting this up for a friend. Not my car. If you have any questions please contact the seller through the autotrader ad. Link here =

***No Trades***

VIN: JH4DC53024S801149

2004 RSX Type S
-6-Speed Manual
-Original Owner Lady Driven (Never Winter Driven)
-Clean Title. Not rebuilt with all original parts
-All regular interval servicing done through Acura or Honda Dealerships

Factory Options:
-In Dash 6-CD Changer (and Tape Deck) with Bose Speaker System (2 Tweeters, Front and Rear Speakers, In trunk Subwoofer)
-Leather and Heated front Seats
-Heated Side Mirrors
-The only factory option not checked off during original purchase was Fog Lights

Owner Upgrades:
-JDM Black Headlight Housing (originally silver) with HID Headlight conversion
-HKS Cat-back Exhaust
-Compustar 2-way Starter/Alarm
-Weather-Tech All Weather Mats

Additional Notes:
-Shifts Smoothly through all gears
-Well Kept (detailed wash every time. Not a standard car wash)
-Leather is like new as it was always conditioned

-One Minor Accident Where front right fender was replaced. No structural damage or deployment of airbags


General Discussion / Your View on Personal Life Insurance
« on: July 03, 2016, 08:10 PM »
The principle behind life insurance is simple, in theory. It's also morbid, at least compared to other financial services. You pay small amounts at monthly intervals, and should you die, a beneficiary of your choice gets a sum of money approximating what you would have earned had you stayed alive.

That's the stark truth right there, which a lot of life insurance customers fail to comprehend: the service is supposed to be nothing more than a replacement plan. The idea is that should your family suffer a crisis that transcends finances, at least their finances won't be impacted too negatively. If you die, your spouse and kids won't have to take on multiple jobs, beg for alms nor lose the house and car.


I have it but an second guessing it.

Anyone else?

General Discussion / Autos for Animals - Motive Empire
« on: May 14, 2016, 02:04 PM »

Originally posted by: Doug Luuney

If there’s one thing car lovers can’t get enough of, it’s photos of their own vehicles.

However, there’s a big difference from the quality of images we take with our phones and ones done by a pro who has higher-end gear and an eye for the kind of background that results in an image worth framing.

Another trait shared by many members of the car community is their passion for helping out local charities. A fine example of that is the Motive Empire team who are behind the Autos for Animals fundraiser for D’Arcy’s Animal Rescue Centre. During the month of May, Motive Empire members are taking high resolution photos of vehicles — and their owners, if they wish — for $40, with all proceeds going to D’Arcy’s ARC.

“So many people put thousands of dollars into their cars and more often than not they just want something to remember it by,” said Motive Empire’s Mitch Asham, who has previously worked as a wedding photographer. “Chances are they might not have this car for more than a couple years, but everyone likes to chronicle what they’ve put together.”

Asham, 27, shares his passion for photography with his girlfriend, Brianna Toovey. A few years ago, they launched a blog, Motive Empire, to showcase some of Winnipeg’s eye-catching rides. They have since been joined by Darcy Tiderman and Edward Saunders, who regularly post photos on

“Currently in the Winnipeg car scene, it’s kind of a high school mentality — the cool kids stay popular and everyone else gets left by the wayside,” Asham said with a chuckle.

“We’re trying to get some exposure for the cars that don’t necessarily get the same attention that the big names get in the city (either with frequent posts on social media or by drawing crowds at shows).”

Saunders raised money for CancerCare Manitoba last summer by taking a unique approach with his vehicle.

“He got his car completely wrapped in pink vinyl for breast cancer awareness,” Asham said. “Then for a $10 donation you could sign his car.”

Tiderman came up with the Autos for Animals idea. Asham and Toovey, who have adopted cats from the Winnipeg Humane Society, loved it. As of last week, they had $400 in bookings and they’re hoping to crack the $1,000 mark.

“For a lot of car people, aside from their cars, their favourite thing would be their pets, so partnering with D’Arcy’s ARC has been really great,” Asham said.

Asham is a Subaru owner and he’s most familiar with the import crowd, but he said interest has also come from owners of classics and muscle cars. Some of the locations selected for shots include the University of Manitoba, the Exchange District, and The Forks.

“There are a few Winnipeg landmark locations that everyone likes to use, but we try to branch out and find a few on our own as well,” Asham said.

D’Arcy’s ARC founder D’Arcy Johnston appreciates people volunteering their services to help out the rescue.

“It’s nice and we are getting more and more of this,” Johnston said. “It makes a lot less work for us when we don’t have to get involved.”

Autos for Animals photos can be booked by contacting Motive Empire on Facebook.


The Manitoba Classic and Antique Auto Club’s 19th annual Red River Swap meet goes Sunday at Red River Exhibition Park.

Admission is $5 (kids 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult) and don’t forget to bring a tin for the bin to support Winnipeg Harvest.

Props to the guys at Motive Empire ( @mitch @slipstreamconversion @MrEddieSaunders ) for doing something charitable and getting into the Winnipeg Sun!


Wonder if there is a place in the city that you can check calibration.

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Wheels & Tires / So You Want To Know Where To Buy Tires?
« on: April 12, 2016, 08:08 AM »
Looking for tires but don't know where to purchase them from? You unhappy with the selection that Canadian Tire has to offer? Well here are the places I look when trying to buy new tires (in no particular order).

*Note asterisk indicate Canadian distributors.

Tire Rack

Tire Set *

Discount Tire Direct

1010 Tires *

PMC Tire *

Kijiji *

Costco *

Quattro Tires *

Obviously there are the local places but these are pretty much it for me.

If you would like to add to the list or want to troll people about buying rubber please comment below.


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Off Topic / Vacation Thread
« on: January 02, 2016, 11:38 PM »

This thread is inteded to discuss about vacations/trips. What to bring? What not to bring? Tips and tricks?

Going to Cuba for the first time in a couple of weeks. Everyone tells me their food is bland, should I bring my own salt and pepper shakers?

Off Topic / What Did You Get For 2015 Christmas Thread
« on: December 23, 2015, 05:01 PM »

Post them up on December 25, 2015!

Off Topic / Track-Ready 50-0 BMW Brake Test -- AFTER/DRIVE
« on: November 04, 2015, 03:03 PM »


Motorsports / WSCC 2015 Autocross Montage
« on: October 25, 2015, 08:44 AM »

I couldn't of done this without the help of;

Mohamed Alnouri
Chris Boettcher
Wayne Chin
Jeremy Choy
Corey Dyck
Kosta Fliangos
Matt Foderaro
Sam Friesen
Jasvir Ghattora
Daniel Gravenor
Nishanna Gunasekera
Helix Li
Jeremy Linton
Jeremiah Mackenzie-Willner
Chris Magne
Beau Maryniuk
Noel Mattson
Vincent McKenna-Collings
Stefan Ozog
Derrick Pellietier
Rob Rurak
Bryan Sprange
Chris Taggar
Anthony Tarnowski
Stefan Thompson
Craig Thoroughgood
Benjamin Vander Zaag
Nishanna Gunasekera
Helix Li
Jeremy Linton
Jeremiah Mackenzie-Willner
Chris Magne
Beau Maryniuk
Noel Mattson
Vincent McKenna-Collings
Stefan Ozog
Derrick Pellietier
Rob Rurak
Bryan Sprange
Chris Taggar
Anthony Tarnowski
Stefan Thompson
Craig Thoroughgood
Benjamin Vander Zaag

Off Topic / Stretched Tires Are Silly - Engineering Explained
« on: October 21, 2015, 07:35 PM »

I personally don't understand, especially on a race application.


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Off Topic / What to Look for When Buying a Used Car - Speed Academy
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:14 PM »

Off Topic / Watch "2016 Mazda MX-5 Review | Curing Automotive Diseases"
« on: September 12, 2015, 11:33 PM »

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