Hooniverse
Episode 181

What's your DRIVETRIBE?!

Chris Hayes published on
Jeff Glucker updated on

The boys are all in the studio and there's a fair amount to talk about... mostly because of all the great questions.

We cover Zack's BMW M3, Jeff heading to Mexico to sample the 2018 Audi Q5, and also how Jeff got his hands on Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder before pretty much anyone else. After that it's question time!

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Hooniverse - What's your DRIVETRIBE?!
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  • michael cianci

    real reason for no desmo valves on cars, (though the additional moving parts is a good one) is that desmo valves are mainly good for high rpm operation which isn't necessary in cars really...... having to due shim and bucket valve adjustments on anything more than 2 cylinders could be a good reason too.

  • Stephan Romanovsky

    Just took my 2003 Mini Cooper S in to the dealer for a power steering recall. Even though I had other hoses leaking, they gave me a brand new pump and fan, with no other "recommended" services. Chris is right, I think if you go in and talk to a manager, they'll take care of you.

    I did subframe bushings, steering rack, & lower control arms without a press on the MINI myself...the DIY's on the forum were more than sufficient, and I was able to make do with a bench vice...and I'm a 20 year old who basically learned to work on cars on this MINI.

    BTW, if Zach looks into INPA coding on the BMW forums, he would be able to activate/deactivate hidden dealer-only comfort/convenience features. On my MINI, you can:
    Code in the car to roll down windows/convertible top with a long-hold of the unlock button on the key
    Enable double-blink turn signals, flashing tail lights
    Auto-Up Windows
    Disable door chime, seatbelt chime
    and more! Definitely something for an enthusiast to look into.