Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:30:49 -0700|
Subject: About the last
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
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
See any familiar names?
Socialism takes you down the path to
economies like Cuba and Venezuela.
That, sadly, is the path that Hawaii
I enjoy your show.
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:08:27 -1000
FILTERS VIA YOUR LAST TALK SHOW
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:23:28 -1000
I'm would like to know why getting more air via the K & N filter helps
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
What's your though on this ?
Letter sent to anti ethanol guy in Honolulu
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.
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.
Subject: Royal Purple purple
Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 09:22:01 -1000
Do you use the whole 12 oz. bottle of Royal Purple Purple ice
with 30% water/coolant mixture for my 1990 BMW 525i?
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:20:16 -1000
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.
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:53:17
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?
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:02:39 -1000
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
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:49:35 -0800
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
Mahalo and Aloha,
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2013 14:33:55 -1000
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
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
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
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
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.
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 +
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
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:39:27 -0400
Subject: Volkswagon TDI Diesel.?
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
Subject: SAFETY CHECK STORIES
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.
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.
said, "it all works, ya ?"
I answered, "ya"
went in, got the sticker, slapped it on, got paid and Aloha
Subject: Road tax
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 13:58:10 -1000
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
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?
Subject: AND THEY CHARGE MORE
Fri, 4 Oct 2013 20:52:04 -1000
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
I located a gas station here in Phoenix, AZ with
E85 Ethanol. My question is . . . can I put this into my 98
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.
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 17:35:38 -0400
Subject: Question for the radio show
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:12:10 -0700
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?
Subject: Light-Rail to Nowhere: Honolulu,
Hawaii's Train Boondoggle
Thought this might interest you.
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
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?
Date: Mon, 29 Jul
2013 12:14:46 -1000
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
customers holding the bag.
heard similar things?? What's your opinion?? Thanks.
Subject: Octane Field testing kit
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
Could you please tell me where I
could get the Octane testing field kit? Is it available here
Very disappointing that Dean Zane,
just like you, does not want to get involved in pursuing the
I am trying, however, without any
expertise support, I might as well purchase that flying
So please let me know about the
Field Testing Kit. If I have that I could pursue myself.
Subject: E 85 Pump in Michigan
on Wednesday: Minimum 70% ethanol !
rented a red Chevy Captiva SUV for one day in Romulous, Michigan
few days ago very close to the Detroit airport. (They only had
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
Notice on the pump in the close up that it says, “Minimum 70%
The ways to rip consumers off these days seem to be endless.
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.
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?
Subject: Low octane gas
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:12:45 -1000
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??
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
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
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
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.
Subject: Thank you for your support! Now
help spread the word!
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 15:10:23 -0700
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-
Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 07:11:16 -1000
Subject: Brand new lawn mower has trouble starting with
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
Subject: DON'T BLOW A GASKET GEORGE
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013
> 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
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.
they get away with making such claims ?
That was a smart alec
question, coz we know the state doesn't enforce.
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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?
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 19:36:21 -0700
Subject: TRANSMISSION SHOP IN KONA
forward to another "Automotive 101" sat morning.
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 ?
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.
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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
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.
Subject: Maybe good news
Date: Sat, 9 Mar
2013 14:56:42 -1000
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:
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.
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.
Subject: Gasoline with Ethanol vs Ethanol
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.
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.
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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:
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
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.
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:56:07 -1000
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)?
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 05:44:47 -0800
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.
Subject: Propane conversion
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
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
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
car. For example much of today's battery charging
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
angle on a wheel you have to change the whole upper
arm...and trying to change suspension angles to change camber
gain is not even possible on some cars. In RC cars all these things
adjustable without having to change whole suspension parts.
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
do with building a track or racing in general. They have even gone
far as to make driving RC cars illegal in some parks. But we
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
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
racing program up there.
Which brings me to my
next point and that is participation of the young
if a track does get built I don't think it would see the
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
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
world of eSports or competitive on-line gaming is booming.
spend $1500 on a good racing RC car or even more on racing a real
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
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:11:57
Subject: WIND TURBINES
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
who is responsible for repairing or removing the derelict
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 ?
Date: Sun, 9 Sep
I recently (late last year) bought a 1968 Oldsmobile
convertible 4 speed 442 that had been a Hawaiian titled car since at
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
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
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
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?
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:26:20
Is buying an extended 8 years warranty for a Honda
CRV 2012 a good idea.
I would appreciate your advice.
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?
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
The 8 years extended warranty is $2700.00 for parts,
labor, roadside assistance and towing. I will ask my son to read the
Thank you. I enjoyed your talk show.
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:57:05
Subject: Operating engineers
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?
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 16:25:48 -0400
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?
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:17:42 -0700
Subject: GREAT OPENING
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.
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.
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
Sat, 5 May 2012 08:14:23 -1000
Subject: radio show
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?
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?
Subject: synthetic motor oil
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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 ?
Subject: Car Advice
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:27:11
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.
Subject: RE: Ethanol
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:42:20 -1000
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
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.
of the story: that’s why we need 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
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.
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:01:40 -0800
Subject: Rain water in brakes
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!
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
> >> 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.
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.
writing to say it gives me comfort regarding your "If I Knew" advice.
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,
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:57:12 -1000
George: Boater told me ethanol made his boats... /WD-40 and frozen fingers
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
like a prophet when you said that it will take a disaster
leaders] in Hawaii to wake up. But I hope they do wake up and
smart. I wasn't able to send this email while your show was still
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
In the early 80's I went to a workshop put on by the Mother
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
the mash, could do it though. A farmer would have to cheaply
energy to heat the mash and distill the alcohol-such as by
waste wood or the used mash, or something like that. I know
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
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
separately or together, but when I used them together I didn't
the combined percentages increase. Do you recommend using an EFIE,
(Electronic Fuel Injection Enhancer), to trick the car's computer
thinking that the same amount of oxygen is going out the
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
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
Subject: Cleaning the White Lettering on tires
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 15:59:12 -1000
I have a
question and am sure this will be your first one on this subject.
purchased Goodyear white lettered tires and have since tried CRL, ajax,
comet to try and clean the red/brownish stain on the white letters.
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.
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
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 04:36:07 -0400
Subject: David Fain's cheap exhaust
This was taken from this website:
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
"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
"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."
Subject: Extended warranties
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 18:57:32
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 02:20:03 -0400
Subject: Car seems to ping under
middle ranged RPM
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
Any ethanol coming my way or it's still too expensive?
Saturday's show with Champ was funny. You guys should do a
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