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Fiero Channel by MaxTheSpy
Started on: 12-10-2016 09:54 PM
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Last post by: MaxTheSpy on 12-11-2016 03:27 PM
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Report this Post12-10-2016 09:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MaxTheSpyClick Here to Email MaxTheSpySend a Private Message to MaxTheSpyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey, So I just got a Fiero not too long ago and im taking a mechaics class. My teacher made me a deal that If I video how to videos on how to fix my car in my free time that he would allow a small bit of extra credit. I needed the credit so I did it and I liked it. I wanted to ask to view my channel and tell me what I can do to improve the quality of my videos.

Any feedback would be awesome and Ideas on what to talk about or film next would be appreciated also. Thanks everyone, Your awesome.

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Report this Post12-11-2016 06:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero ViceSend a Private Message to Fiero ViceEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Max,

Good job! Looks like you’re off to a good start. It would be nice if possible to put subtitle on all of your videos for those who want to pay extra attention to details when you’re explaining about repairs in the future.

From your 4th video about driving in snow at Kmart parking lot, it would be nice to video your driving thru the snow outside of the car. You can always get a tripod & set it up by the trees or tie it to a pole if possible with good view.

As for your first video of fixing your headliner, I would recommend taking out the headliner & let it soak overnight before removing liner & replace it with a brand new one from Joann’s store. They always send out coupons via email daily. Spraying glue on it will not last for long.

As for the car lift from your video # 2, how you put the front arms near coolant lines concerns me a bit. Are you sure that’s the proper place to put it? There’s a picture of how you are supposed to lift from Haynes manual book. I thought it was further inward where the frame is located in the middle on both sides of the gas tank.

As for your next videos, you could always start with maintenance advices, what parts are the best to buy & etc.

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Report this Post12-11-2016 02:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MaxTheSpyClick Here to Email MaxTheSpySend a Private Message to MaxTheSpyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Fiero Vice:

Hey Max,

Good job! Looks like you’re off to a good start. It would be nice if possible to put subtitle on all of your videos for those who want to pay extra attention to details when you’re explaining about repairs in the future.

From your 4th video about driving in snow at Kmart parking lot, it would be nice to video your driving thru the snow outside of the car. You can always get a tripod & set it up by the trees or tie it to a pole if possible with good view.

As for your first video of fixing your headliner, I would recommend taking out the headliner & let it soak overnight before removing liner & replace it with a brand new one from Joann’s store. They always send out coupons via email daily. Spraying glue on it will not last for long.

As for the car lift from your video # 2, how you put the front arms near coolant lines concerns me a bit. Are you sure that’s the proper place to put it? There’s a picture of how you are supposed to lift from Haynes manual book. I thought it was further inward where the frame is located in the middle on both sides of the gas tank.

As for your next videos, you could always start with maintenance advices, what parts are the best to buy & etc.





Thanks bud, The Headliner was just a temporary fix. I will do another video when I replace it.
Thanks for the lift diagram Ill have to take a look but last time I called GM they said the front pinch welds were fine because most of the weight is in the rear but Ill take a look and see if theres a better place.

As for the snow video I was thinkng about it but the time I was about to set my phone on the light pole and do donuts around it the police clicked their lights and I was like nope, time to go.
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Report this Post12-11-2016 03:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cmechmannClick Here to Email cmechmannSend a Private Message to cmechmannEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Welcome to the group.

Portland Maine or Oregon?
That's not enough snow. Nothing is good on ice/slush.
In Baltimore 2 years ago we had record snow fall. I was out in it the day after. 4" road cover depth, was not an issue. Took a shovel and didn't use it. As long as it clears the floor and ground affects, I can drive in it. With out ground affects you can go deeper, but the floor starts to act as a sled, pushing the front up. but the rear will still get traction.
Fieros will handle like a 911 or older Beetle in the snow. You still get moving traction but the front wheels will tend to "push out". For donuts, 2-3" is around the best. You get more of a front and rear "drift" rather than a real donut. As the front tends to loose it when you cut it loose with the rear.
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Report this Post12-11-2016 03:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MaxTheSpyClick Here to Email MaxTheSpySend a Private Message to MaxTheSpyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by cmechmann:

Welcome to the group.

Portland Maine or Oregon?
That's not enough snow. Nothing is good on ice/slush.
In Baltimore 2 years ago we had record snow fall. I was out in it the day after. 4" road cover depth, was not an issue. Took a shovel and didn't use it. As long as it clears the floor and ground affects, I can drive in it. With out ground affects you can go deeper, but the floor starts to act as a sled, pushing the front up. but the rear will still get traction.
Fieros will handle like a 911 or older Beetle in the snow. You still get moving traction but the front wheels will tend to "push out". For donuts, 2-3" is around the best. You get more of a front and rear "drift" rather than a real donut. As the front tends to loose it when you cut it loose with the rear.


Portland Oregon! Was not a lot of snow, your right. It was raining the night before, froze turned to ice and then snowed on top of that. So most of it was ice and some snow. Was still way too much fun.

I was thinking a Gopro attached to the underside of my third brake light with a wide angle so you can see my hands and the dash and the wheel and the driver and passenger as well as see where we are going. Im not sure how that would look. Ill have to see next time I borrow a gopro.

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