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familytruckster 04-01-2010 07:39 PM

I bought all of the parts to do the front brake upgrade to vented discs. I will install tomorrow and put some miles on this junker! Funny that the non-ti brakes cost about half. So the upgrade comes out to a whopping 50 bucks or so more than I was plannning to spend on the one caliper/rotor!

ChItalian1027 04-01-2010 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Recon427 (Post 265677)
Hi Greg,

If you are going to rebuild the cooling system and you need an extra hand let me know. I just did mine and things are fresh in my mind. I am free all weekend starting April 10th.

Good luck ;)

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Originally Posted by b-rad (Post 265676)
Not the headgasket. If a HG fails, you'll know it. you will at least have milky oil, or oily coolant, will generally consume coolant, and will run like ass, even if it doesnt steam out the engine bay.

If your temp is truly dropping as you accelerate, i would look at blockage in the radiator, as well as bent/broken fins, as well as look at the thermostat and waterpump, make sure the belt is not slipping. If you can afford it, i would replace the entire cooling system: Radiator, thermostat, water pump, hoses and coolant. If you are mechanically savvy, its not a huge job, but a shop will hit you hard in the wallet.

If you had hose issues, you would be leaking coolant all over the place.

cool thanks brad! thanks tony! I didn't see any coolant just thought that it was those hoses which is cool. haven't checked the radiator as its at my dad's house and i'm staying at my mom's house right now.

roadrash 04-02-2010 02:11 AM

The next couple of weeks I'm focusing on car maintenance. I doubt there will be anything exciting done though. Got the A/C system looked at today. There's a hole in one of the lines which will need to be replaced, plus I'm going to have the dryer (or whatever it's called, don't remember ATM) replaced too. Hundreds of dollars I hadn't planned to spend, but luckily for my car I'm in the mood to be nice to it. :-)

Also dropped something off to be refinished. Finally. :-D

tiFreak 04-02-2010 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cooljess76 (Post 265845)
Well today is a sad but happy day

sad day for me too, but at least you're getting a new car, some ****ing idiot talking on her cell phone just t-boned me as I was coming home from school, I don't have any pics but the frame's definitely ****ed, passenger door doesn't even open, and this happened 2 ****ing days after I got the car out of storage! I am seriously ****ing livid right now, I almost throttled that dumb bitch :mad:

and the worst ****ing part is, I hadn't put insurance on the car yet, I was going to do it tonight but now I'm ****ed, and she started bull****ting after the cop got here like her neck was hurting so now I'm going to be out a **** ton of money, all because some dumb bitch couldn't keep her goddamn eyes on the ****ing road :mad:

Jean H.318TI 04-02-2010 04:13 AM

damn dude that really really sucks













ur joking right

Mr. Crow 04-02-2010 04:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiFreak (Post 265921)
sad day for me too, but at least you're getting a new car, some ****ing idiot talking on her cell phone just t-boned me as I was coming home from school, I don't have any pics but the frame's definitely ****ed, passenger door doesn't even open, and this happened 2 ****ing days after I got the car out of storage! I am seriously ****ing livid right now, I almost throttled that dumb bitch :mad:

and the worst ****ing part is, I hadn't put insurance on the car yet, I was going to do it tonight but now I'm ****ed, and she started bull****ting after the cop got here like her neck was hurting so now I'm going to be out a **** ton of money, all because some dumb bitch couldn't keep her goddamn eyes on the ****ing road :mad:

Noooooo. Im soo sorry to hear that Brendan. I know exactly how you feel, just thinking about that sends chills down my spine.

The worst part is that your out insurance. Im so sorry bro.

That is horrible man.

tiFreak 04-02-2010 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Crow (Post 265926)
Noooooo. Im soo sorry to hear that Brendan. I know exactly how you feel, just thinking about that sends chills down my spine.

The worst part is that your out insurance. Im so sorry bro.

That is horrible man.

I'm hope my April Fools Day joke didn't open any fresh wounds :redface:

she made it home, safe and sound :biggrin:

Mr. Crow 04-02-2010 04:52 AM

Thanks for the de ja vu' bro........

Hey guess what today's April 1st.......:hahano:

Im glad your car is just fine dude.


Quote:

Originally Posted by tiFreak (Post 265930)
I'm hope my April Fools Day joke didn't open any fresh wounds :redface:

she made it home, safe and sound :biggrin:


tiFreak 04-02-2010 04:56 AM

just trying to stay in the spirit of the holiday ;)

Mr. Crow 04-02-2010 05:08 AM

Haha no worries man...

Hey Look what I bought today!

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...w/IMG_2534.jpg
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...w/IMG_2535.jpg
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...w/IMG_2530.jpg
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...w/IMG_2529.jpg
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...IMG_2537-1.jpg

Mr. Crow 04-02-2010 05:11 AM

Hey whats that thing in the middle?

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...w/IMG_2545.jpg

:biggrin:


She's flawless!

tiFreak 04-02-2010 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Crow (Post 265944)
She's flawless!

sure looks it, that is nice :eek: makes a nice little sleeper too

b.u.ti-ful 04-02-2010 11:52 PM

Nice car! Congratulations.

Recon427 04-02-2010 11:57 PM

Cleaned out a bunch of gunk build up on the bottom of my car. In the process I took out the fan and airbox to give myself room for the side of the engine cleaning. Found out that at the dealer they took out the filter and shoved it back in there again. Brand new Purolator filter ruined because the retarded mechanic didn't have the patience to put it in correctly. Stupid.....and to think I drove 500 miles with a filter that wasn't seated properly.

318ticruiser 04-03-2010 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Crow (Post 265944)
Hey whats that thing in the middle?

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...w/IMG_2545.jpg

:biggrin:


She's flawless!

a rocketbooster? :wink:haha

anyways, I washed mine today...and did an oil change.
*pictures were taken with a video camera, not digital one..I broke that one*
http://i44.tinypic.com/2hmk5qe.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/2dax4pu.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/33jiwhw.jpg


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