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theDuke866
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new rear tires on the S2000

12/24/2009 2:01:32 PM

Houston
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adjusted the points and ran some seafoam through the carb.

12/24/2009 2:26:46 PM

jataylor
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i just installed some whistle tips that go woo woo

12/24/2009 4:05:46 PM

H8R
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New tires on the rally car

12/24/2009 7:47:45 PM

Skack
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Had a bad misfire on the Yota. Sounded like tapping valve or something.
Grabbed plugs and Seafoam with plans to start with a compression check and replace plugs after testing each cylinder.
First plug I checked the boot had popped off. Plug itself was loose and compression was blowing by it. I think the sound I was hearing was actually the air puffing by the rubber boot with each stroke.
Went ahead and replaced all the plugs since I had the parts and tools out. They were decent Bosch's, but they looked pretty old.
Checked compression...All cylinders in 155-165 range. Put her back together and she's purring like a kitten again.
Not sure if I'm going to use this seafoam or return it. Trying to figure out which vac line would be the best to use and I found stories on the internet of folks hydrolocking their engines with it. I might just dump it in the tank and forget about it.

[Edited on December 28, 2009 at 2:55 PM. Reason : l]

12/28/2009 2:53:16 PM

shmorri2
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Spent a good 9 hours making this box for a buddy's Subaru. 3/4" MDF 2.2 cu ft enclose with bandpass (I did about 3 hours of reading prior to designing the box). Going to fit 2 10". Just sprayed with polyurethane and once that dries, I'll have it lined in gray felt. I don't think I did too bad considering it's my 2nd box. Watch out MaximaDrvr!











I really did my best to make sure all the edges were flush. I think the extra time I spent to achieve "perfection" was well worth it, especially for someone else.



[Edited on December 30, 2009 at 10:31 AM. Reason : .]

12/30/2009 10:29:14 AM

H8R
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Looked really good man, too bad it adds weight or I'd get you to make me one
Good to meet you last night!

12/30/2009 11:17:36 AM

Quinn
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That looks really good !

12/30/2009 12:45:20 PM

shmorri2
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I appreciate it guys!


This just in... MX-3 RS Front Wheel Bearings...

pretty heavy lil suckers! I know these aren't that big compared to trucks, but I guess you need some pretty HD bearings on an axle that is used for both propelling and steering the vehicle.





YAY MADE IN THE USA!

12/30/2009 2:18:26 PM

Quinn
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need another pair of hands smores2 ? im free this week and bored.

12/30/2009 4:59:38 PM

shmorri2
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^pm'd


Last time I derail this thread. Figured it's better than wasting making another thread.











12/30/2009 5:49:47 PM

theDuke866
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New steering box and driveshaft support bearing on Ram. Had a shop do it.

12/30/2009 7:10:11 PM

Jeepman
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the dodge got some love today. plated the rear frame some and mounted up the class V hitch it's an official tow rig again

12/30/2009 8:12:24 PM

theDuke866
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picked up a big nail in the tread block of my new rear tires. i mean, damn, i put them on 6 days ago to replace the last set that lasted 3 weeks!

12/30/2009 10:25:25 PM

gtherman
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^ Somebody's hard on tires

fuel system cleaner and oil change on the wrangler today

12/30/2009 11:57:32 PM

Quinn
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smores and i are going to put a small block in his wifes mx3 tomorrow at noon

12/31/2009 12:10:48 AM

YOMAMA
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New rotors and pads on the accord and then all new shocks on the ZJ. I had to drill out everyone one of those damn bolts that hold on the rotors! Broke 3 bits in the process.

I need to replace the rear passenger side bearing on the Jeep and have been doing some reading and it looks like this is a bit involved. Do any of you have experience doing this on a Jeep or recommend a shop?

12/31/2009 1:27:55 PM

Jeepman
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^ slide hammer and replace the wheel seal

12/31/2009 2:08:21 PM

MattJM321
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new ignition coils

12/31/2009 4:02:23 PM

shmorri2
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^^^^ LOL, yeah, i could only wish Got the mx3 up in the air and the steering knuckles removed. Wasn't too bad imo. Took them to Mazda service to get them to press in the new bearings, as well as replace a stripped stud. Should have the car on the road by Tuesday. Then we'll see if the popping sound and vibrations are coming from those bearings. I'm going to be pissed if it ain't.

12/31/2009 4:24:12 PM

Quinn
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We had to take the axles out to swap the motor anyways.

12/31/2009 5:36:09 PM

shmorri2
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You think that electric supercharger is really going to fit under there Quinn?

1/1/2010 3:19:58 PM

Ragged
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yeay i get to put a fuel pump in my moms whip today. good thing its gonna get just above freezing and i get to do it on my back.
took the old filter out and the gas looked like ink

1/2/2010 9:25:19 AM

adam8778
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Toyota:

Installed spool in rear third.

Went to install lockrite in front third, only to split the halfs and find a lockright already in there. It wasnt functioning(broken pins), but my buddy happened to have a rebuild kit on hand so we just fixed the old one.

Removed rear spool, and put the other lockrite in the rear.

So far i have the rear axle put back together, just needs gear oil. Not looking forward to putting the front back together today in this cold.

1/2/2010 9:40:42 AM

shmorri2
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"old filter out and the gas looked like ink"


Sure that wasn't the oil filter you took out?

1/2/2010 4:04:55 PM

kcon
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me and jeepman and a couple of non-tww friends got some good work done on Jolene a

1990 XJ, 4.0 auto with 261k... Swapped in an 8.25 thats already welded up, lifted the front with some ZJ V8 coils and 2" spacers and a small block with shackle on the rear. 3.55 gears front and rear and cut fenders. Then got some 33x13.50 TSL with some random chrome 15x10s... She's almost done couple small things left and she'll be wheelin!

She's wide and low...











[Edited on January 3, 2010 at 6:10 PM. Reason : .]

1/3/2010 6:10:13 PM

adam8778
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Tried to get a bumper built for teh 4runner today. Work was slow since i was alone, but I at least got the winch mount done. I will try to finish the tube work on friday, but may not have time to before my trip on saturday morning.



1/3/2010 6:21:44 PM

Ragged
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Quote :
"Sure that wasn't the oil filter you took out? "


lol

1/3/2010 6:35:24 PM

Jeepman
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got the bed on

1/3/2010 9:54:19 PM

BigBlueRam
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^nice!

[Edited on January 3, 2010 at 10:16 PM. Reason : you couldn't take 10 minutes to paint it before the pics? ]

1/3/2010 10:15:34 PM

shmorri2
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Had new wheel bearings pressed into the hubs. A wheel stud was stripped in the process, so that was replaced with a new lug nut. This leads me into my top tip of the month, below. I also rotated the tires and added washers to part of the shift linkage to tighten it up. It helped a little, but the shifter could probably use a new pin. I may do the same thing I did with the Porsche shifter to get it feeling crisp again.

TOP TIP
If you need just one or two lug nuts because you lost them or they are ruined, go to your local dealership. They often have a lot of spare ones laying around and, if you ask nicely, may give a couple to you for free. Beats going to Advanced and paying $5-$10 for a set.

Porsche
One of two alternator bolts broke. By broke, I mean it was a clean/flush break with part of the threading still in the engine block. Mayhem is replacing this under warranty since they were the one who put grade 5 bolts on there So I'll have grade 8 bolts by tomorrow, hopefully, holding my alternator in place. yay.

1/4/2010 8:59:04 PM

theDuke866
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siliconed a bolt into a piece of heater tube, then siliconed that onto the end of the catalytic converter preheat line (just blocking it off, since my truck now has an OEM cat that doesn't have an air line going to it)

1/4/2010 9:00:53 PM

MattJM321
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7 quarts of Mobil 1 5W-30 and a paper filter. Anybody have any recommendations of where I can buy a service reset tool?

1/5/2010 8:07:44 AM

TKE-Teg
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hats off to you guys working in that freezing cold ass weather. I need to reinstall a t'stat on the GSR b/c the coolant's leaking out, but not a chance i'm dealing with that until it's at least 40° outside

1/5/2010 1:28:52 PM

shmorri2
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When it was 34* outside yesterday, it was still 55* in the garage.

1/5/2010 7:36:58 PM

Jeepman
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i like my propane heater

1/5/2010 7:46:46 PM

MattJM321
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The floor was COLD. Today some dbag at a indie shop near my office tried to charge me 75 dolla to reset the oil inspection and SES light.

1/5/2010 7:59:48 PM

adam8778
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Shit, this is perfect weather to get shit done in!

The other night when i was stripping my front axle after dark(~25 degrees) i surrounded myself with 3 500w bulbs. looked like daytime, and 3 lights less than a foot from me kept me toasty.

1/5/2010 8:00:41 PM

TKE-Teg
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When I worked on the car the other week it was ~35° outside and about 50° in my garage. My knuckles are already cracking and the job is tough on my hands so I will wait

1/5/2010 8:07:32 PM

MaximaDrvr

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But they are going on the car Friday or Saturday.

1/5/2010 8:44:04 PM

theDuke866
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4 new tires on the Ram


that makes for a total of a dozen tires I've replaced in the last 2 months...4 on the truck, 6 on the S2000, and 2 on the SV-650.

[Edited on January 7, 2010 at 11:48 PM. Reason : getting a little expensive]

1/7/2010 11:31:49 PM

H8R
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yah, but with 3 things to drive, they last a lot longer

1/7/2010 11:54:35 PM

theDuke866
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haha, one would think, but the truck is the only thing that doesn't wear gumballs

1/8/2010 12:13:28 AM

bcsawyer
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I put some tires on my $350 95 F-150 4wd and have done some general maintenance stuff on the other vehicles I have. Fuel filter on the 68 F-100, etc... All of our tractors need engine and hydraulic oil changes and greasing so I guess they are good winter projects.

1/8/2010 1:39:35 AM

richthofen
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To the Marauder, jack shit other than an oil change, but to the gf's Olds Alero, had to chase down a rough running problem that turned into a misfire that turned into a hesitation back in November. Replaced plugs, plug boots, coil spark distribution module, seafoamed it, replaced fuel filter, and corrected vacuum leak. Got some help from zxappeal, did some of the work myself, and ended up taking it to a shop to chase down the vacuum leak because I was tired of dealing with it.

Then last week her passenger side window fell down into the door and wouldn't come back up, which is a great thing to have happen in 30 degree weather. The clips that connect the window to the regulator track had both shattered, had to pull the window and regulator out and replace both of those clips. Which were $45 each for a plastic doodad about two inches square and an inch wide, and which I had to get from the dealership because no one else makes them and I couldn't wait a week plus to order online. Fuck you, GM.

1/8/2010 11:15:23 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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sounds like a junkyard part to me

1/8/2010 12:38:03 PM

shmorri2
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Supply and demand is a bitch sometimes.

1/8/2010 1:15:12 PM

shmorri2
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Picked the car up from Mayhem. They charged me (it was supposed to be warranty work ) but then they fixed my door for me so it evens out

[Edited on January 8, 2010 at 3:42 PM. Reason : .]

1/8/2010 3:42:37 PM

SandSanta
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Just replaced my rear tires with S.drive's.

1/8/2010 3:50:38 PM

Quinn
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increased my IOU quota

1/8/2010 3:55:54 PM

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