Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:30:49 -0700
Subject: About the last show

Hi George,
I was listening to your last show and noticed that you brought up the topics
of 1) how Hawaii's politicians only know how to take more and more of the people's
earnings via taxation, and 2) how the government doesn't know the first thing about
running a business and creating wealth.

I think you should take a really good look at the people on this list
http://theobamahustle.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/socialist-party-of-america-releases-the-names-of-70-democrat-members-of-congress-who-are-members-of-their-caucus/

See any familiar names?

Socialism takes you down the path to economies like Cuba and Venezuela.
That, sadly, is the path that Hawaii is on.

I enjoy your show.

Aloha George,
C.O.


Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:08:27 -1000
Subject: K&N FILTERS VIA YOUR LAST TALK SHOW
I'm would like to know why getting more air via the K & N filter helps with mileage.

I'm very familiar with fuel injected engines and the electronic "fuel map" which specifically controls air to fuel ratio based on load applied to the engine via Rpm & torque.
In theory more air will / should change the ratio and result in poor performance ??

What's your though on this ?
 P.M.

Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:23:28 -1000
Subject: Letter sent to anti ethanol guy in Honolulu

   Hi George,

   I just sent a email letter to Michael Rivero, a Honolulu guy who is on the Republic Radio Broadcasting Internet radio station at http://republicbroadcasting.org/ from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday to Friday.  You may know of him.  He's really smart, but I think he's too harsh on Israel.  He often bashes them.  I heard him today make an anti ethanol statement, saying that E10 was bad for his 14 year old Honda.  He said he has to buy ethanol free gas.  He is so wrong.  I offered to buy him three gallons of ethanol through you if he wants to.  If he agrees I'll wire the money to you.  All he'll have to do if pick it up.  I'm waiting for his reply.  (Michael and his wife Claire feed the poor on your island, I think once a week.)

Copy of sent letter.
Michael,

   You just said at the end of your show to share what you know with everyone you know.  So here goes---not everything I know.  ("Every man/person a teacher.")  I agree with most of what you say, but you're so wrong about ethanol fuel.  What might have been happening with your car when you used E10 gas was that it was cleaning the junk out of your gas tank and injectors.  You're believing disinformation of the oil companies.  Ethanol can not harm any fuel systems of vehicles made after 1983.  There are no plastics or rubbers where the ethanol mixed with gas can harm.  If you think there are, tell me and your listeners the name of the plastics.  Ethanol is an anti-knock fuel.  It's needed in gas to avoid knocking, which causes damage to engines.  The octanes of the fuels in Hawaii are lower than what is on the pumps.  We're being ripped off.  It's especially true on Kauai.  The highest octane over here is about 81.  When a pump says, "Up to 10% octane", it's a lie.  It's really only about 2%.  We're being ripped off in that way too.  Master mechanic George Nitta, (Nitta's Auto Repair in Honolulu), and his associates test the gasolines on Oahu and Kauai.  The oil companies are adding diesel fuel to the gasoline we get, which is another crime against us.  The good affects of ethanol is counteracted by the diesel.  You can take one of your professional microphones and put it on your engine over a piece of aluminum foil or rag to protect the mic, and listen for the knocking.  Then add a few gallons of ethanol to a tank of gas and see if you still get knocking.  I haven't tried it yet, but I own two professional microphones and I'll use one do the test.  Brazil has used 100% ethanol in their cars since about 1955.  Mechanic George Nitta uses 100% in his truck.  My 1991 Toyota Camry runs ruff with Costco gas.  I can feel the extra vibrations coming from the floorboard and gas pedal.  My car runs runs smooth with Shell V-Power Premium and three gallons of ethanol.  I will never stop using ethanol in my gas tank.  You need to give ethanol a chance.  It might take a couple tanks for you to hear and feel the difference.  Nitta's Auto Repair sells it for $10 a gallon.  Since I respect you a lot for most of what your doing, I'll buy you three gallons of it for you to try.  That's thirty bucks.  Just say the word and I'll arrange with George Nitta to have it ready for you to get the three gallons free to you.


R. W.
Kauai


Subject: Royal Purple purple ice
Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 09:22:01 -1000

Mr. Nitta,
Do you use the whole 12 oz. bottle of Royal Purple Purple ice with 30% water/coolant mixture for my 1990 BMW 525i? 

Thanks


Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:20:16 -1000

Subject: Car vibrations after 3 gallons ethanol and Shell V-Power
  
   I bought 3 gallons ethanol from Harvey Maeda yesterday and then went nearby to a Shell station and filled up the rest of the tank with Shell V-Power.  ($4.96 a gallon !)  Before that I had been feeling vibrations on my feet on the floor board and through the accelerator pedal.  I had about a quarter tank of Costco regular gas left in the tank.  I thought the vibrations were due to my car being low on oil, as I have felt vibrations like that in the cars I've had when they were low on oil.  After getting the ethanol and the Shell V-Power into my tank I started driving around.  The vibrations had gone away.  I checked the oil soon after that and it was at the "Full" mark on the dip stick and clean.

R.W.
Kauai 


Subject: Ethanol
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:53:17 -1000

 Hi George,
 I have a Honda generator and I would like to use 100% ethanol. I understand gasoline goes bad over time. Is it ok to use only ethanol and no gasoline?
Thanks,
Harry


Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:02:39 -1000
Subject: KIA SORENTO (SUV) V6 290HP
HI GEORGE, IS THE KIA A RELIABLE CAR? 1) HOW WOULD YOU RATE IT: GOOD, AVERAGE OR BAD. 2) I HAVE A 2002 HONDA CR-V, WHAT WAS YOUR TIRE PRESSURE LBS?

THANKS. 

Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:49:35 -0800
Subject: Cracked windshield
Aloha George,
A woman friend of mine has asked me if I knew of a shop that will change out a cracked windshield.  She owns a Nissan 2009 350ZX, I did advice her to contact her car insurance to see it they will help her out first before paying 100% of the work.  She has USAA insurance, George I told her to hold on and let me contact you as I trust your advice 300% any day.  
Thank you for your time George and I listen to your radio show every Saturday,

Mahalo and Aloha,

- L.E.


Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2013 14:33:55 -1000
To: georgenitta@hotmail.com

George,

So true HPD don't do anything about cars going thru red lights when they are there, as I have also seen it happening also. 
The next response I sent to my representative, funny I seen Oshita parked there with no radar gun out, so he couldn't ticket anyone for speeding. This is a back street with no sidewalk and speed limit of
15 mph with Kuhio School just 40 yards away. Sorry George just venting. 

   Officer Oshita reported in his email below that he went out and parked his car to monitor violations of any speeding vehicles and not stopping at the stop sign at Waiaka Road/Kuilei Street.  During the time he was there, there were no violations, but HPD will continue to monitor and do periodical checks.

George we need you as Mayor, as you are so honest and for the people of Hawaii, not like what we have now. I know without millions of dollars in your funds it hard to get your name out there. It's just a popularity contest

Thank you,
Eric

PS if you do run again I would like to volunteer my time to help your committee   



Subject: Fuel prices
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:13:29 -0600



I asked the difference & how much ethanol. 
Clerk didn't know. 
One male customer said he thought the "super" had 15% 
ethanol but wasn't sure. 
Said before they used to have to post the10% ethanol 
content but not anymore !!!??? 
 




Subject: FW: Should we be buying Tesoro's 87 Octane
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2013 21:52:43 -1000

George,
Is it a typo?  "...the Tesoro gas is the highest now the 87 is 88 and the premium 92 is really 85."  Should we have been buying Tesoro's 87 rather than the 92?  If this is true, sounds like a bunch of people should be going to jail for false advertising.  Should the quote read, "Tesoro's 87 is really 85 and the premium 92 is really 88?"  Just checking.
Les

George,

Where are the octane rating tests being done and what methods(s) are they using to get these numbers (RON, AKI, MON or combination like what is posted at the pump of RON + MON/2)?

When we had carbureted motors, we could always tell by the knocking on acceleration, but the EFI computers seem to adjust the timing a little and we do not hear the knock.  Since there is no independent oversight agency for octane ratings, it is impossible to tell except by actual driving performance.

Don




Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:39:27 -0400
Subject: Volkswagon TDI Diesel.?

hi George im interested in VW"s Turbo diesel 06-07 year they get 50 mpg"s and on a road  trip they manage about a 1000 km"s on a tank of diesel great mileage I know.
My question is have You seen any issues mechanically
or other with them.? are they good solid reliable vehicles.? 

George: Yes as long as you service it right with good oil.
 

Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:18:19 -1000
Subject: SAFETY CHECK STORIES

 Howzit George
Yeah, some years ago, Kathleen at Brian's Tires in Kapaa failed my car for torn CV boot. At first I was kinda not happy. But thinking about it, it was a good thing. I wasn't aware of it. She pointed it out and made me get it fixed by withholding the safety check stickier.

Years ago, when I was a dumb surfer kid, I had a car with rusted out door hinge post. I couldn't open the door without the door falling off the post, so I climbed in and out the window.I needed safety check, so went to station where I bought gas regularly. I pulled in, told the kid attendant who I usually dealt with that I needed safety check.

He said, "it all works, ya ?"
I answered, "ya"
He went in, got the sticker, slapped it on, got paid and Aloha

Rombo


Subject: Road tax
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 13:58:10 -1000

George:

 

Thanks for the info on your radio show.

 

Why is it that an insurance or real estate salesman can be charged with a serious crime when taking money from a client and mixing it up with his own money?

It’s called “co-mingling of funds.”

 

We pay to insure ourselves from hurricane damage because the insurance companies can’t or won’t.

The politicians want to use the hurricane fund for other purposes.

The state is acting as an insurer. How is it the insurance laws don’t apply?

 

We pay to maintain our roads and the money is funneled into other uses

I don’t see public outrage. Is it because people don’t know what’s happening?

 

Aloha,

C.O.



Subject: AND THEY CHARGE MORE
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 20:52:04 -1000


 
 Howzit George
This is one of the Big Island stations that sell ethanol free gasoline and they have the gall to charge more for it.
The uninformed who buy it and pay more for it, God help them, coz the state of Hawaii won't.

Looking forward to tuning in Saturday afternoon

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:12:10 -0700
Subject: E85 Ethanol Question

Hi George,

I located a gas station here in Phoenix, AZ with E85 Ethanol.  My question is . . . can I put this into my 98 Honda Accord
without making any modifications to the engine?  I see people that sell kits to modify the engine "so that it can use E85."  But, there are
comments on YouTube from lots of people that say they've been using it for years in their older unmodified cars with no problem.

thanks,
Clyde



Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 17:35:38 -0400
Subject: Question for the radio show
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:12:10 -0700
Hello George,
I will be out at a restaurant when your show airs. Maybe you can read my question over the radio and answer it!
My buddy has a 75cc BWS scooter from Yamaha, what 2 stroke oil would you recommend him mix in his gas?
I've used the Interceptor oil from AMSOIL any good?
 
Mahalo,
 
Tristan


Subject: Light-Rail to Nowhere: Honolulu, Hawaii's Train Boondoggle

George,

Thought this might interest you.

hawaiis-rail-boondoggle
 
C.O.


Subject: Ethanol
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013

Hi George,

Last month you brought your red Pantera to Cars and Coffee. There you spoke about it running ethanol. Both your car and the ethanol discussion impressed me.

I'm having a 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo built up in L.A. Coincidently, the Porsche build shop suggested converting the car to run ethanol.  The conversion is for E85. I remember your talk about ethanol. 1) Do you sell E85? 2) If not will the car be able to run the ethanol you sell?

Regards,
K. K.


Subject: Acura's
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:14:46 -1000
  
 Hi George:
 
 I am thinking about purchasing an Acura RDX and was wondering if you have any opinion about the
 quality of this vehicle. I know that in previous years, Acura has had problems with their transmissions
 and the company does not seem to stand behind their vehicles when problems occur leaving their
 customers holding the bag.
 Have you heard similar things?? What's your opinion?? Thanks.


Subject: Octane Field testing kit
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:32:07 -1000

Aloha George:

 

Could you please tell me where I could get the Octane testing field kit? Is it available here in Honolulu?

Very disappointing that Dean Zane, just like you, does not want to get involved in pursuing the rip-off octane

situation.

 

I am trying, however, without any expertise support, I might as well purchase that flying Hawaiian Donkey!

(Nita Joke)

 

So please let me know about the Field Testing Kit. If I have that I could pursue myself.

 

Big Mahalo

 

G H




Subject: E 85 Pump in Michigan on Wednesday: Minimum 70% ethanol !

Hi George,

I rented a red Chevy Captiva SUV for one day in Romulous, Michigan a

 

few days ago very close to the Detroit airport. (They only had SUV’s at

 

the time. (The other several days before that I had transportation with the

 born again Christian group that I was doing outreach with to Muslims.)

 Before I turned the car in on Wednesday, I went to replace the gas I used. I stopped at a gas station. I opened the door to the gas fill pipe. I was puzzled to read on it, “E 85 fuel”. I asked a guy in a truck behind me at the station, “It says E 85 on the gas cap. Does that mean I have to put E 85 in the tank ?” He said, “Yes. Don’t put that s%#t in the tank.” referring to gasoline. Budget Rent A Car didn’t tell me to only put E 85 in it. Fuel is more expensive near the Detroit airport, and more expensive at rental car companies, as you know. The car rental companies want people to let them fill up the tank, so they can make more money off the customers. I looked on the Internet and found a station that was supposed to sell E 85, The guy there said, “I have the signs to put up, but I won’t get the E 85 until later today.” He told me about another E 85 station down the road. It was a Shell station.


George Nitta Auto 101
Notice on the pump in the close up that it says, “Minimum 70% ethanol.”

George Nitta Auto 101

The ways to rip consumers off these days seem to be endless.
George Nitta Auto 101

I rented a car on Oahu last month and got unlimited mileage for around $23 a day. Next to the Detroit airport I paid about $120 for a day, and they charged me for mileage.

R. W.
Kauai



Subject: RP Oil filter Change

Aloha George..How much times do I need to change my Royal Purple oil filter even though i currently have Royal Purple HPS 5w-20 in my '07 civic 1.8L engine? Every 8 months? Do I need to change my autolite APP or XP 5224 spark plugs every 20k or 50k? 
Mahalo,
CK



Subject: Low octane gas
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:12:45 -1000
 
Hi George:
 
What is your theory as to why the gas here is not up to the octane claimed on the gas pump??
Is it the owners of the station who are in cahoots with the driver's who are mixing the gas at the time ofdelivery by putting in lower octane gas into the higher gas octane tanks and pocketing the profit??

I have a friend who used to be management level at Tesoro and he says that when they had problems with contaminated gas, it was because the drivers put the gas into the wrong tanks at the service stations.
I know from listening to your show that there is not a problem with the Tesoro gas and that the octane level is consistent at all of their stations.

As to the other gas stations (ie: Chevron, Shell, Aloha, Cosco) what is going on?? I have not heard you talk about why there is so much variation at the gas stations as to octane other than the fact that the octane level is lower that what is claimed on the gas pump for regular and premium grades of gas.

Also what is going on Kauai where the octane level is very much lower .
 
How about launching an investigation and depending on what you find, would a class action suit be a possibility?? Organizations such as Life of the Land may be interested in helping in something like this.


Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 10:46:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Try Email
During the night or in early mor'n God blessed the ground I walk on with some nourishing rain.  And then the sun came out and I got up wondering what I should do besides feed my 8 lbs Chihuahua's who are supposed to be 4 and 5 lbs.  I also say they are Tea-cup Chihuahua's but turned out to be coffee mugs. Like me both have to watch what they eat.  Now I will go back and check the paint job I am working on, on a Rattan Bed-frame  Touch up and let dry.  For you, I would meditate on what I could say on the Radio that would convince the Hawaiian Population that your Ethanol is better, cleaner for their cars without any installation changes.  Under the hood Car's last longer drive longer etc etc etc

I heard people complain that the exhaust with Ethanol stinks. Myth?  Destroy the myth and that takes time.  People will think "ja sure, Self-Interest"   They need to hear it again and again before it sinks in.  Just look at Politics.  If we are being lied to  we do not believe it  because they say it again and again  and soon most KNOW that has to be the TRUTH.  Look what Hitler did!  Again and again and finally people believed it to be truth.   That is how the world works.
Now I am not saying Ethanol is a lie.  I am just saying  even when people know they are being lied to  (Politics most of the time both parties do it)  hear it often enough and the people finally believe not realizing that they even had to change their minds.   Hawaiian Motor Shows     Show gasoline   show Ethanol    do so every few months   And who am I trying to tell you how to market a product.  I am sure no Expert on this   just an observer.
Have a wonderful Trade-Winded weekend.
Mahalo
Marguerit


Subject: Thank you for your support! Now help spread the word!
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 15:10:23 -0700

Aloha George,
I hope this e-mail finds you well. Thank you for your time and support regarding this important issue concerning open air GMO test crops here on Hawai'i. While we haven't won the war yet, we have succeeded in gaining support, awareness and involvement. Educating the public and creating effective legislature is still our primary goal. Your voice is what gives this campaign life. We currently have just over 11,000 signatures and we would like to see that number doubled. Each signature goes directly to the Governor and all Hawai'i State representatives and Senate members, so please sign and share this petition with as many people as you can. This summer we will be working full-force to write an initiative and get it on the ballot. You can join our fight through Facebook @ Ban GMO Test Crops on Hawaii page. We will not stop until the fight has been won and we have put an end to the practice of open air test crops here on Hawaii.
Click Here to Sign Petition 
please sign and share!
Mahalo Nui Loa-
Amie B.
Kihei Hawai'i


Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 07:11:16 -1000

Subject: Brand new lawn mower has trouble starting with Shell V-Power

    Good morning George,

  
I know in recent weeks you've talked about how the octane's on the gasoline's are way lower than they should be.  I have a brand new Honda lawn mower that I used yesterday, but it had big trouble starting with Shell V-Power gas.  I only bought the gas 3 1/2 weeks ago.  I've never had this much trouble with gas that is even months old from when I bought it.  I used the same gas to make up a mixture of one gallon of the gas to 2.6 ounces of 2 cycle oil.  The Stihl weeder worked pretty good yesterday, but I think it was a little less powerful.  (I've used this blue liquid called Star Brite, I think, that has worked pretty good for me to restore gas.  I got it at Kamura's.  I put 2 caps in the mower, but that was the last of the bottle.  It worked really well on an old "Green Machine" weeder that usually has trouble starting.)  I have to go out today and buy some "fresh" V-Power--whatever fresh means, I don't know.  I want to start testing the gas over here on Kauai. 


R.W.

Subject: DON'T BLOW A GASKET GEORGE
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 21:13:07 -1000

Howzit George
> This is on the gas pumps at the Queen K Tesoro station in Kona. It's a very well known, popular and heavily advertised station right across a main drag from Honokohau small boat harbor.






If you can't read the small print under "better MPG", it says something like, "according to customer testimonials".
 as we know from your tests and research, the exact opposite is true. Not to mention the pistons rattling them selves death and leaking oil.
 How do they get away with making such claims ?
That was a smart alec question, coz we know the state doesn't enforce.

RM



Subject: gas
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:17:46 -0400

Hello George,
I got your email about using only Tesoro 92 gas.  Sadly, we don't have a Tesoro station on the windward side.  We have always used the highest octane Shell Oil gas.  Is this no longer a good choice for our cars? 
Thank you,
Harry




Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 19:36:21 -0700
Subject: TRANSMISSION SHOP IN KONA

Howzit George,
looking forward to another "Automotive 101" sat morning.
I've been looking at small economy cars, not thirsty buggahs, for use around Kona town. I've come across several good little cars with one major flaw - the tranny. either, nothing, slipping and a couple otherwise really nice little cars, but no reverse. quite a few good cars selling for $350-800 because transmission problems. the owners just don't want to deal with the problem, just get rid of it and get another car(likely on a car loan).
do you know or can you recommend a transmission shop in Kona ? and is it worth putting rebuilt transmissions in them ?
thanks
Rob

Aloha Rob,
 
You should call in to the show and let the people hear your problem, this is a good one. I need to know more about this car like what year and make for one. We might have someone that listens with an answer to your findings.
 
George
 

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
Hi!
 I was told that you would know alot about Ethanol in our Fuel? Is it safe for all engines? And what and how can we protect it if it's not safe?
 
 Thanks!
 Lola A.

Hi Lola,
 
Yes I know a lot about that wonderful fuel called ethanol. It is safe for all engines. I use 100 % ethanol in all of my cars and trucks, even in my Pantera. All that you hear from people about how bad ethanol is all false and I can show you. The gas that we use is bad and not good for your engine. The octane here in Hawaii is NOT what you see listed on the pump and I can prove it with my testers. Back in 06 the oil company went to the state and asked to be allowed to lower the octane by 4 numbers cause they said that the so called 10% ethanol will bring the octane up by 3 numbers, it doesn't. The oil company wanted this cause they knew that it would give the people 8 miles more per gallon of gas, it's all about money. The gas that Hawaii has is not good cause it has junk add to it so we won't get good gas mileage.
 
George



Subject: Maybe good news
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2013 14:56:42 -1000

Aloha George:

 

I am a great fan of your radio show and I often hear you ask if you are just talking to yourself. Not in my case, George. I act, but unfortunately I am just an army of one.

I have contacted the local politicians numerous times about different issues discussed on your show. I have written them about the high property taxes our kupuna are paying and only Rep Gen Ward came back with a response. Our “fine” new Mayer Caldwell was sent the same letter but he also chose not to respond.

 

The next topic was the gasoline issue. I have written to 10 of our politicians including the Attorney General to ask them why we are getting screwed at the gas stations

with octane ratings way below what it is sold as.  The last inspections stickers on the pumps are 2009 and 2010. I even wrote to the menehune Abercrombie and as

usual no response. Out to lunch!  Sen.  Mercado Kim also is more interested in photo ups then responding to the people she is working for and actually doing something.

 

The only senator, who deserves credit, is Senator Mike Gabbard.  He sent me the following return e-mail with this information:

 

Aloha Gerry,

 Thanks for your email regarding gas station inspections. I’m sending you some information we received from the Department of Agriculture on this topic:

         With the resources that the legislature has provided to the department through the barrel tax, DOA has funded four new positions for the Measurement Standards Branch that should increase their ability to go out in to the field and do inspections not only on gas pumps but on the calibration of all scales in the state (including those used in supermarkets to charge for produce). DOA is working through the process of hiring to fill those positions.

         Also, the Legislature passed SCR89 in 2012 which requested the State Auditor to audit the Measurement Standards Branch and make recommendations as to the resources required for the branch to fully function. The Auditor wrapping up its now with an expected report to come out by the end of this month.

Me ka pumehana,

 

Senator Mike Gabbard

Chair, Energy & Environment Committee


I am as disgusted with these politicians as you are George. In my case too, as an Army of one, there is very little I can do. I was hoping that maybe through your show we ca get some other people filed up and hopefully have some other people take action. May be just wishful thinking.

Any how I always enjoy listening to your  show and will continue to listen. Keep up the good work.

Gerry  H.


Much Mahalo Gerry,
 
If only the people of Hawaii would do something like what you did then maybe we have a chance to change thing here. Wishful thinking. The people only wake up when it's too late. I will keep trying to get the people up and running to change things here. Again Mahalo for your support.
 
George



Subject: Gasoline with Ethanol vs Ethanol Free Gasoline
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:53:23 -1000

Hello Mr. Nitta, I noticed two service stations that provides Ethanol free gasoline and I’m thinking if the refineries reformulated the gasoline so that the octane grades are exactly as presented on the pumps. Have you tested the gasoline from these Ethanol free service stations? Keep pushing them for a challenge Ethanol vs Hawaii’s petroleum refineries. If the free Ethanol free gasoline up to standards and the gasoline with ethanol isn’t perhaps a federal investigation needs implemented so  these Hawaii refineries including the State Government tell the public the truth and make a better product and confess that Ethanol isn’t the reason why vehicles get poor gas mileage, damaged fuel tank, or damaged fuel tanks. Maybe an Ethanol Convention being other countries that been using Ethanol for years and you can do  your demonstrations there. Just a suggestion.

Aloha Victor,
 
For one the state allow's the oil company to lower the octane so that is why they can, it's the politicians that cause all of this. I did test the ethanol free gas and it's 88-89 octane. But the reason that they have ethanol in the gas is because they had to take out MTBE from the gas it's anti knock and to replace that the ethanol was to be put in 10% but they don't use 10% only 6-8 that is why it say up to 10% ethanol on the sticker. It's the politicians that "screw" us over all the time. The ethanol free gas is no good and will damage engines, the octane on that one is 88-89 octane.  
 
George




Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
Aloha George,

  A safety belt almost killed a friend
in a car accident last week in California, I think.  (That's where he lives.)  He wrote to me today in an email:

  "
The seat belt burst my intestine.  Last weds 730 am.  Rental car Mazda 3.  The semi blocked 3 lanes it was foggy. T bone.  The semi blocked 3 lanes it was foggy. T bone.  The truck was not moving at the time of impact.  He was taking up 3 lanes perpendicular to me.  He was attempting to cross to the other lanes.  His cab was in the middle lane.  Huge surgery 1 week in hospital.  8 inch long scar.  I almost died."

  I heard you say on your show recently that shoulder harnesses that go over one shoulder aren't safe and get twist the wearers in an accident and cause back injuries.  Are there harnesses that people can add to their car seats to make them safer ?  I looked into getting a special harness seat belt for my mother when she was alive because she sat low in the car seat and she had a curved spine that made her head be too far forward.  I got a referral from someone for a special harness at a non-profit website about safety belts.  They didn't sell them, but they told me what brand to buy.  The info is on my other computer.


 
  One of my sister's Chevy 3/4 ton truck tires got flat due to the decorative chrome rim digging into the valve core to let air leak out.  That rim was kind of poorly designed that that could happen.  She took the tire to where she bought the tires, which were not the original tires.  Tire Warehouse, here on Kauai.  They fixed the tire by putting on a new valve core, but they only put 38 lbs. of pressure in it.  The tire says, "80 psi maximum".  They told my sister to put the pressure in that the truck manual said to put in, which I think is 60 psi.  I told my sister, "No, that's not right.  It's a new game when you get new tires.  You should put in what the tires say to put in.  Put in the max."  Are they stupid or evil or both at the place ?  I think I've heard you say to put in what the tire says, not the manual.  I know to get the best mileage one should put the max pressure in the tires, and maybe even a little more.  On my car I put what the tires say to put in, but in the front tires where the engine is I put in 2 lbs. extra for each tire.  I was told that by a car mechanic many years ago.  Is that smart ?  It seems logical.     


Roger




Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:56:07 -1000
Aloha George,
I just wanted to know about the new"HPS" Royal Purple Oil at Crestek. I have a 2007 Honda Civic and wanted to know what type of oil (0w-20 or 5w-20?)is the best type for me? How much miles do i need to oil change Royal Purple (every 12K)?
Mahalo,
Ciro


Aloha Ciro,
 
I would use the 0w-20, it will get you more gas mileage, only if it's the HPS oil. The life is 12,000-15,000 but you need to change the oil filter every 3,000 mile and put a magnet on it.
 
George

Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 05:44:47 -0800
Subject: Propane conversion

Aloha George:

Can you convert either my 2005 Toyota Camry or 2001 Nissan Frontier to use propane?  If so, can I get a rough estimate of cost.  Also, besides GasPro, where else can I fill up with propane - do you offer it?  Thanks - and you have a great radio show.  
Regards, Norm B.

              
 Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 14:31:47 -1000
 Subject: Track
 
 Hi George,
 
 I was just listening to the show today while driving and agree whole
 heatedly we need a track. But wanted to put a plug out there for a
 different kind of track and racing...RC car racing! Today's modern racing
 RC car is not the Toys-R-Us toy but a purpose built high tech racing
 machine. Granted it isn't a full sized car but kids can still learn quite
 a bit from RC cars for quite a bit less money than racing a full sized
 car. For example much of today's battery charging technologies originated
 from the RC industry as did some of the electronics concepts like
 regenerative braking on electric and hybrid cars. In some ways RC cars
 can even teach more...like with suspensions. On real cars if you want to
 change camber angle on a wheel you have to change the whole upper
 suspension arm...and trying to change suspension angles to change camber
 gain is not even possible on some cars. In RC cars all these things are
 adjustable without having to change whole suspension parts. So learning
 and putting into practice the physics and geometry of the suspension can
 be done in minutes.
 
 Like the full sized cars we find our legislatures are very anti- anything
 to do with building a track or racing in general. They have even gone so
 far as to make driving RC cars illegal in some parks. But we have the
 benefit that we actually do have some tracks on the island. We have an
 on-road track up in Kunia at the park and ride facility up there and an
 off-road track at Barber's Point. There are also 2 other new tracks in
 the works now but I am not positive that either one will be completed just
 yet. The track up at Kunia is electric cars only while the off-road track
 runs both electric and nitro. B.C. runs the facility up at Kunia which
 has 2 box car tracks and 3 RC tracks and I am the race director for the RC
 racing program up there.
 
 Which brings me to my next point and that is participation of the young
 people. Even if a track does get built I don't think it would see the
 kind of young person participation that I would like to see or even all
 that close to what it has had in the past. A lot of hobbies that have
 been or are still involved in has seen a sharp decline in new young people
 entering the hobby/sport. RC racing, Paintball, and Airsoft have all seen
 large declines in new participants. After a lot of thought on the
 subject, the biggest thing I can attribute this to is console gaming like
 the Play Station and the Xbox. While hobbies/sports such as ours have
 declined the world of eSports or competitive on-line gaming is booming.
 Why spend $1500 on a good racing RC car or even more on racing a real car
 when you can sit on the couch and race on-line and still have most if not
 all of the setup options to tune a virtual car all for $50-$60.
 
 Well depressing thoughts aside I just wanted to write and say that there
 are other racing venues available though smaller in scale. If your
 interested I'd love to have you come out and check out our smaller scale
 racing.
 
 Thank you
 B.H.


Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:11:57 -0700
Subject: WIND TURBINES

howzit George
about your comments about wind turbines, not only are they ugly, many no longer are functioning/producing.
I have a place down by southpoint, big island that looks right at southpoint and the wind turbine farm (as they call it). I wish it wasn't there. and at night each has a red light that blinks off and on alternately. that's annoying.
its bad enough to have to see the ugly structures, but what makes it worse, is knowing that many if not most of them are just taking up space and looking ugly because they are broken and not producing electricity, just rusting away.
I'm not against wind power or solar, PV. they are good on an individual basis, but don't make sense on the island-wide utility level.
who is responsible for repairing or removing the derelict turbines ?
I understand there are HUGE abandoned wind farms on the mainland, just sitting there taking up space, rotting away, not producing, and the last owner has gone belly up. who will deal with the carcass ? who's gonna pay ?




 

                       Olsmobile 442 



Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012

I recently (late last year) bought a 1968 Oldsmobile convertible 4 speed 442 that had been a Hawaiian titled car since at least 1970.
I would assume that it was bought at Aloha Motors if it was originally bought in 1968 in Hawaii.
Do you have any advice or know anybody that may possibly remember this car being sold at Aloha Motors,
or anybody that knows anything or has seen this car?
It seems it was originally bought as a 1/4 mile race car as the replacement engine is a non-vin 400 G block
(Olds Engineering sold additional blocks to the race teams that were non-vin). The car seems to be extremely
rare and may be worth quite a bit as a vintage example of an original W-30 Convertible.
I can tell you more on the specifics if you are interested, but otherwise, I don't want to bore you.
In any case I enjoy the car, but if you have any advice or information, thank you in advance!
Thank you very much!

S.B.



Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 16:14:52 -0700
Subject: Tire pressure

I purchased a 4 cylinder, 2012 Highlander in June of this year.  Already I've noticed the tire light indicator staying on just a few seconds longer than it should be.  I tested the all 4 tires and both front tires are at 25 lbs.  I tried putting in the air at the gas station but struggled so I purchased a Slime Tire Inflator for about $20.  I was told it was noisy and because I probably would keep it for the life of the car, I'm thinking of returning this tire inflator.  What would you recommend purchasing for a reasonable price?  And do you know of any service station in Kaneohe that gives full service?
 Judy




 






Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:26:20 -1000

Mr. Nitta,

Is buying an extended 8 years warranty for a Honda CRV 2012 a good idea.

I would appreciate your advice.

Thank you,

W. H.

 

George Replies;

 

It all depends on how much it cost and what does the fine print say, read the whole contract, IF it was good then there would be no fine print. But Honda yes you need all you can get, they are not good cars, why not Toyota the number one car in the world?

Mr, Nitta,

Thank you for your reply. My son and did a lot research on cars and I know that Consumer Report rated RAV4 as #1 but we didn’t like the spare tire hanging on the back gate and the gate opening sideways.

The 8 years extended warranty is $2700.00 for parts, labor, roadside assistance and towing. I will ask my son to read the fine prints.

Thank you. I enjoyed your talk show.

W. H.


Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:57:05 -1000
Subject: Operating engineers
 
Aloha, George...
Has anybody asked why the pro rail people in the operating engineers commercial are in their cars, not on the bus or waiting for a bus?
Great show!
T L


 
Subject: generator
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 16:25:48 -0400

Hi George,
How you doing?  I was listening to your radio show this weekend and was wondering if you have any recommendations on a generator that I can use if the power goes out.  I live in a condo so I'm looking for something on the quieter side.  And if I wanted to use 100% ethanol, would I still have to store it out of the generator until I want to use it or can I keep it stored in the generator?
Thanks
Shan

 Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:17:42 -0700
Subject: GREAT OPENING MONOLOGUE
Howzit George
 That was a great opening monologue, especially with the recent Supreme Court decision in mind. we're losing our constitutional freedoms little by little. we, the voters gotta take this seriously and do the right thing every election. start by throwing the current scoundrels out on their butts and voting in people who will adhere to the constitution.  Madison, Jefferson and the other founders must be turning over in their graves.
thanks.
Does anyone know what's happened to Rob the frequent caller who seems to have disappeared ?


Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 03:13:51 -0400
Subject: Re: Explanation per 6/23/12 radio call & response, comments below

  Thanks for your reply George.  When I said "Allstate", I meant Sears.  I think I am losing it!
Another comment.  Years ago we came down to meet you at your shop.  On a hike from the Pali lookout to Waimanalo on our 5 hour hike I telephoned you with a question and at that time had my second heart attack.  I completed the hike and had our pickup person take me to Castle Hospital.  The heart attack had nothing to do with you, but the timing was interesting.  That was hike 64 over the backwoods trail and I made 6 more afterwards.  I am now 80 going on 81 and still loyal to you on your program and have won your trivia twice.
Keep going George, we need you. 
aloha,
Harry and Flo 58 years.  Wife is a local girl.
PS:  Something else was happening with the Roadside Assistance man since he was a mechanic and kept giving me advice on replacing the alternator, the bait being that he couldn't sell me a battery since the alternator was in that condition.  He could see that I wasn't the type at my age to do such things. 


Subject: Royal Purple
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 15:17:10 -1000

Hi George, was listening to your show today and you told a caller that SN was no good and SL is OK.  Unfortunately I have some Royal Purple that is SN and was wondering if I used it in my ‘08 Matrix and ran it for two years at 3500 mi. per year with a filter change in between would the oil hold up, or I am taking a chance and will damage my engine.  Is the difference in the SN and SL a endurance or just not enough engine protection to begin with?  Thank you. 

Subject: battery sparking
Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 08:14:23 -1000
Hi George:
 
I changed my car battery (2003 Buick Regal) and when I put in the new one, I connected the positive side first but when I put on the neg. side, there were some small sparks.  I kept screwing it in & the sparking stopped.  Any thoughts?  Is it still ok to use?
 
J.C.


Subject: radio show
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012
I enjoy listening to your radio show.  Can you get more sponsors to re-broadcast your show on other stations?  Could you ask Ben Cayetano to be a guest on your show?
Also, how long can I store Ethanol fuel?  I have empty 5 gallon cans.  How much is Ethanol?
Aloha,
Harry

Subject: synthetic motor oil
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:45:19 -1000

George, I listen to your radio show often.  Can you tell me if the Shell synthetic motor oil is ok to use in my car and truck ?  How does it compare to the Royal Purple ?
 
Thanks,

F.Y.

Subject: Car Advice
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:27:11 -0500
Dear George,

 I am an avid Hawaii 101 listener. I have been listening to your show for the last 4 years and find your program very informative and your knowledge extensive. I don't know if you remember, but you said my name over the radio in a shout out just after valentines a year or two ago. I am from Canada and I visit your beautiful Hawaii Island when its too darn cold in Canada.


  The reason I am writing you is that I have just purchased a used (almost like new) 2007 Shelby GT500 convertible (Black/black/black) with only 250 original miles from a Ford Dealership. The car had been in storage for 5 years but has had all the regular maintenance done on it. As I am new to owning a Shelby I have had 5 other mustangs before, but this is the first Shelby I have owned I am wondering if there are any tips or advice that you can provide me to keep this vehicle in optimum condition. i.e. oil changes, maintenance, waxing, cleaning, storage, overall care of car. Your opinion is highly regarded to these matters and I will follow them to the letter.
   I will continue to further listening to your shows and your information about ethanol sounds great, however this product is not available in Canada currently. As I will be using premium 93 octane in Canada which is actually 93 as opposed to 3 octane's lower or less than Hawaii standards. The car recommends 91 octane however, should I continue to use 93 octane?

 Hope to see you on one of our trips to Hawaii - we will be going for a month with my family come January 2013.

Your friend,
 K.T.


Subject: RE: Ethanol
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:42:20 -1000

Aloha George,

 As you are aware, yesterday Sam had use of my Odyssey while her Capri was being serviced and the most refreshing thing she told me yesterday was that with all the driving she did yesterday, that the Odyssey was so silky smooth riding that driving the Odyssey was more comforting than a living room sofa (LOL). Oh and she also commented that the Odyssey has A LOT of power.

 Of course I reiterated with her that the reason the Odyssey was running so smoothly and had a lot of power was because while I was waiting for her to arrive, I bought 5 gallons of ethanol and after she picked up the Capri, she was ready to top-off my tank with Tesoro 92-octane. I declined her offer and explained to her that if we were to top-off with gasoline, the Odyssey will lose power and not be so silky smooth riding.

 Moral of the story: that’s why we need ethanol.

 Dean

Subject: Ethanol
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 19:52:06 -1000

I saw you at the local Kauai car show at the Aloha Beach Resort and have a few questions about 100% Ethanol. I wanted to know exactly how much octane is the fuel?
I drag race Honda import cars. Realistically what kind of horsepower percentage would I see in a high compression naturally aspirated motor? Turbo motor? I saw the hydro test on the race gas and saw the octane result. If they are using the race gas in there car at that octane wouldn’t the motor start pinging? You mentioned that you should use pump gas that you tested. Would that guarantee to be better just by your test? I used pump gas on my street/strip car with aprrox. 12.5 to 13: 1 compression and it pinged on small rpm load in 3rd gear. I changed to Sunoco 110 leaded and didn’t ping.
Why was the race fuel way below so called octane specs under pump gas? Age of gas or poor batch? I ask all of these questions because I am skeptical but sill curious. I am building a new race car coming out this season and would like to try 100% Ethanol but need to be convinced about what I am about to purchase. My setup in the race car would be high compression N/A built. LMK Aloha hope to hear from you soon.



Subject: Safety Checks
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 11:08:40 -0700
Hi George,
 
I was listening to your show and heard you talking about safety checks.
In Arizona, there is no safety check like Hawaii.  We do have an emissions check required every two years
for my 1998 Honda Accord.  I don't know if all cars have a two year requirement.  My last check was in 2010 and cost me $27.75.
 
Also, I got my Arizona drivers license in 2006.  When I took a look at the expiration date, I thought it was
a mistake.  The year was 2022.  I checked.  Drivers licenses are good until age 65!  I don't have to go into
the Motor Vehicle office to renew my license until I'm 65.
Clyde O.


Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:01:40 -0800
Subject: Rain water in brakes

Hi George,
 
I need advice in what to do with my 2009 Lexus suv brakes.  Yesterday morning I got caught in a very heavy down pour driving in the dark.  I could hardly see the road and I guess I drove in a big puddle of water.  I drove home safely but when I tried to drive again about 2 hours later, I noticed my brakes wasn't working properly.  It was making a lot of noise and was "jerky" when I did step on it.
 
Do I need to take it in for servicing??  Please help!
 
Mahalo,
Judy (from Kaneohe)





Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2012 21:37:57 -0500
Subject: Re: Ethanol

Hi George I have a question for You regarding ethanol.? now i no that when the  temperature is warm ethanol wont eat ruber or corrode anything that's Fact.! for sure. But have You ever tested ethanol below -0 degrees because I'm hearing  that ethanol below -o attracts moisture that's drawn in from cold air. hearing that anytime You have cold below -0 temperatures in any crankcase weather its the oil crankcase of the engine
> >> or fuel tank. You attract moisture so long as there's room for air to take up that space or volume to fill it. once cold air is drawn in it starts making moisture that it in turn promotes corrosion from forming.

 John

George replied;

  Hi John, I'm sorry but I don't see what you see in all of my testing of ethanol, if there is no denature done or if they use the wrong petro to denature the ethanol then it's the petro that they put in that cause the problem and not the ethanol it's self. I have tested pure ethanol and mixed water with it and have metal bolts and steel sheet metal in it for over a  year and no rust or anything.
 
George thanks for letting me no that. its just there's so much talk around her Lately of how bad ethanol is. but You have reassured me once more .. its the oil companies that are contaminating ethanol with something to make it seem bad to use. and so Yes there lies the answer i was searching for. by contaminating ethanol Yes it becomes bad to use this way. because it defeats the whole purpose of its real use.

Thanks again George !


Subject: If I Knew
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 09:04:46 -1000
 
 Hello George, I have been a longtime listener to your radio show.
 I'm writing to say it gives me comfort regarding your "If I Knew" advice.
To say "I love you" to my spouse each day. I did and sadly at age 88 he passed away Dec 27, 2011 of a severe stroke. He was hospitalized for just 12 days and is now gone. Not many folks are down to earth as you in helping, giving tips on  vehicles and community issues.

Thanks and Aloha,
 
T.S.

Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:57:12 -1000

 Subject: George: Boater told me ethanol made his boats... /WD-40 and frozen fingers
 
 Hi George,
 
 I just listened to your show. I listen sometimes and I like to
 hear what you have to say. You make a lot of sense. I think you're
 like a prophet when you said that it will take a disaster [for our
 leaders] in Hawaii to wake up. But I hope they do wake up and get
 smart. I wasn't able to send this email while your show was still
 own.

 
 I called a store this week asking if they had a three gallon
 metal gas can. They didn't. Mine developed tiny round pin holes in
 the bottom and most of the gas leaked out where I store the lawn
 mower. What could have caused the holes to develop-termites ? I got
 to talking with the guy about ethanol. He is a boater. He told me
 ethanol made his boats poorly and it gunked up the spark plugs. What
 was he talking about ? Does ethanol dissolve the hoses ?
 
 In the early 80's I went to a workshop put on by the Mother Earth
 News Magazine about alcohol fuel production. I later came to the
 conclusion that it was too expensive for the average person to make
 ethanol. A farmer, who could grow a crop like Jerusalem Artichokes
 for the mash, could do it though. A farmer would have to cheaply
 get the energy to heat the mash and distill the alcohol-such as by
 burning waste wood or the used mash, or something like that. I know
 in Brazil they grow the corn for the ethanol, and burn the waste
 plant fiber for the distillation process. Solar ethanol distillers
 could be made and used when the sun shines. I have a solar water
 distiller that makes the best tasting and purest possible water.
 That water is great to use for water injection into internal
 combustion engines. And it's free to make. The water even helps
 one's body to remove toxic metals after they drink the water. I
 proved that to myself my getting hair analyses. (See below.) I
 haven't set up my solar water distiller since I moved here and had it
 shipped here, in December 2005.
 
 Around the year 2000 I posted on an Internet forum about getting
 better gas mileage, (Yahoo Super carbs), about using WD-40 mixed with
the gasoline. My sister told me about the WD-40 and mothballs, and
 she learned it from you on your radio show. People on the forum were
 excited from Candad to South Africa. A guy from Canada used in his
 gas tank until one day during freezing weather, something in the
 WD-40 solidified and clogged up his fuel filter. He got frozen
 fingers changing the filter in the freezing weather. (I have the
 list of ingredients in WD-40 that I found on an MSDS.)
 
 I haven't used WD-40 or mothballs for a long time, but I plan to
 use them again. I found I got better mileage from using them either
 separately or together, but when I used them together I didn't get
 the combined percentages increase. Do you recommend using an EFIE,
 (Electronic Fuel Injection Enhancer), to trick the car's computer
 into thinking that the same amount of oxygen is going out the
 exhaust, to get better mileage of using both the WD-40 and
 mothballs-as well as when adding any other fuel savers, such as water
 injection ? I know, as you do that better fuel efficiency makes for
 more oxygen going out the exhaust, but the computer wants to keep the
 pollution going out the same. The water injection would be with
 purified water of course, so the sediment doesn't work as an abrasive
 on the engine. As you probably know, water injection was used on our
 military aircraft during World War Two for greatly increased power on
 planes such as the Thunderbolt, I think it was. Without water
 injection we wouldn't have won World War Two. I heard Saab had at
 least one of their car models with water injection on it-at least as
 an option. I like the bonus of water injection of removing carbon
 buildup from the engine. What do you think of using water injection
 on cars ? I have a book on how to make a system.
 
 R W
 Kalaheo, Kauai

My name is Leialoha Laoan. I was looking on your website hawaiian auto 101 and i wanted to know if you have infomation on where i would be able to rent a dragster to race. My fathers birthday is coming up and thats always been one of his dreams to drive a dragster.  So any infomation you could give to me would be great.  Looking forward to hearing from you

 

Mahalo nui Loa

 

Leialoha L.



Subject: Cleaning the White Lettering on tires
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 15:59:12 -1000


Hi George,
I have a question and am sure this will be your first one on this subject.
I purchased Goodyear white lettered tires and have since tried CRL, ajax, comet to try and clean the red/brownish stain on the white letters.
It was there from the beginning and don't ask me why I didn't go back to them about it...nice guys end up last is true. I thought it wasn't anything to worry about thinking cleansers would do the job. I was wrong.
Have you any suggestions other than painting the letters with white tire paint. And if the paint is my last resort any good recommendations as to brand and where I might them..I know NAPA has them but I never tried anything like that.

Mahalo
Glenn


Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 04:36:07 -0400
Subject: David Fain's cheap exhaust trick


Hello George,
This was taken from this website: http://www.corolland.com/performance.html
Tell me what's your overview on this. Is it a scam or partly truthful.


"One cheap way to get extra power and fuel economy is to wrap your exhaust manifold/header with heat resistant exhaust wrap/tape.
"When exhaust gases are pushed out of your cylinders to your exhaust manifold, the air surrounding the manifold begin to cool the gases. This cooling process reduces the velocity of the escaping gases and the engine must 'work' to push the gases through your exhaust system.
"Wrapping the exhaust headers with exhaust wrap maintains hotter exhaust gases that exit the system faster through decreased density. Increased exhaust scavenging is produced, along with lower under hood and intake temperatures. I would also venture to guess that my catalytic converter operates more efficiently since hotter gases would elevate burning of pollutants.
"I purchased the exhaust wrap by a company called Thermo Tec from a JC Whitney catalog for around $30. I installed the wrap on the header and a portion of the exhaust pipe leading from the catalytic converter to the muffler.
"This mild enhancement resulted in a 5 - 7 HP gain ... the power surge starts at around 3,000 rpm. I haven't had the chance to monitor the fuel economy gains."
Regards,

Tristan



Subject: Extended warranties
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 18:57:32 -1000
 
Aloha George,
I cannot call the show On Saturday because I am working. I would like to know if those warranties for vehicles approaching 150,000 miles are legit that I hear about on the radio? And if not would you be able to provide the name of one that is? Thank you for the show.
Darryl K.


Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 10:38:00 -0400
Subject: silicone under the hood.
 
I noticed on your site, many of your tips reference the use of
silicone under the hood....I've always been told that silicone is bad
for the engine....partcularly under the hood, it's said to foul o2
sensors and/or catalytic converters....I can understand the door jambs
and weather stripping being dosed with silicone spray.....but don't
understand the whole use of "detailing" under the hood with spray
silicone.....isn't that what Engine Degreaser is for?


Subject: Last Saturday's show
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 08:26:06 -1000

Aloha George,

 Last Saturday, one of the callers asked for you for some tips on how to repair his brakes; once again it proves to me that the people of Hawaii don’t think. First of all, the guy had no experience in brake repairs and he had the nerve to say in a defensive tone of voice that times are hard right now for him. All he’s thinking about is not having the money to pay a mechanic to repair his brakes properly and not about the welfare of himself or the other motorists on the road; he’s going to kill somebody of himself!!! Whew, how people don’t think!!! What he needs to do is not drive the car until he has the money to have a professional mechanic repair his brakes; that’s what public transportation is for.

 Aloha,


Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 07:09:41 -1000

Aloha George!....Well, I took out the Tornado like you told me to.  I am planning on changing my oil this weekend.  I bought the Mobil 1 synthetic 5w-30.  Do I still need to put in an oil treatment?  As before, I usually do. 
Mahalo!!!

Hi folks,
 
My next ethanol forum is July 9 at 2-5 pm at the McKinley High School cafeteria, you enter from the Pensacola entrance and have lots of parking. I will show how good ethanol is and all you need to know about the gas that you use. Please help spread the word about this forum, we need for more people to learn about how great ethanol is and how it can save you on gas. I will show you how we test the quality of the gas and if you want your gas tested just bring it in. More people of Hawaii need to know what is really going on with the fuel that we use. This is all free.
 
Mahalo,
 
George
 

Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 02:20:03 -0400
Subject: Car seems to ping under middle ranged RPM
Hello George,
My car seems to be pinging from time to time. I am using Shell V-Power 91 octane or Petro Canada's 94 octane.
Where should I look 1st? Also, the engine has a label that specifies not to gap the iridium plugs. Should I gap them?
Any ethanol coming my way or it's still too expensive?
Mahalo,

Tristan
Saturday's show with Champ was funny. You guys should do a SHOW TOGETHER!



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