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TerdFerguson
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^^which do you prefer on a curvy road like that? Mr2 or TDI?

5/24/2017 3:57:24 PM

dustm
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I would have preferred the MR2 if it was running. I've honestly not had a chance to really drive it til I was tired like that, but it broke down right as I got it all set up for autocross. I've driven it about 10k miles total.

The TDI is very forgiving and my driving skill in snappy RWD cars is in heavy development, so it's probably not a bad thing that I was in the VW for my first drive on that road. I've never been on a twisty road with no traffic for so long. It actually became quite a chore. Generally I'll get stuck behind a line of cars after a few corners and just yearn the rest of the drive. This time it was seriously deserted though. I think I saw 6 cars come the opposite direction, and really only got behind one along the whole 209 route.

After I warmed up the first couple miles I got into a trance-like rhythm and was floating from corner to corner til I got stuck behind a pickup truck about 20 miles in. He was seriously getting it though (way in the other lane through turns...) my tires were still making noise going through the corners (in my lane) as I was following him. I'll definitely be going back in the MR2 after I get an engine in it

[Edited on May 24, 2017 at 7:47 PM. Reason : ^^ NICE btw]

5/24/2017 7:44:10 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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replaced evap canister solenoid vent valve on the truck

5/26/2017 6:06:06 PM

smoothcrim
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replaced the coolant expansion tank on the cayenne and that fixed all my cooling issues! was worried it might be the dreaded coolant pipe issue but temps held up in bumper to bumper holiday traffic on a 90+ degree day, so I'll called it fixed.

will replace the broken motor mount I discovered in the process and convert the headlights to LED bulbs and probably add a new tow hitch (who puts a class 1 on anything?!)

5/27/2017 10:26:48 AM

NeuseRvrRat
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fucking parking light bulb on my wife's TL. have to take a tire off to get to it. new cars suck.

5/27/2017 2:16:42 PM

Bobby Light
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Worked on the 2001 camry grocery getter. Replaced the brake pads and hammered out and replaced 2 wheel studs while I was at it. Topped it off with an oil change and she's good to go for a while.

5/28/2017 10:19:57 AM

GrimReap3r
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replaced all my interior lights with LEDs and removed the uggo factory running boards on my new 4runner

5/28/2017 10:26:38 AM

zxappeal
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Not a goddamn thing. 2016 GMC Canyon. But it needs a wash.

5/28/2017 10:54:50 PM

TKE-Teg
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Replaced the transmission fluid in the Cayman. Used Porsche recommended Mobil Delvac gear oil instead of the OEM Porsche fluid which is $40/quart. Accessing the drain and fill plugs requires the removal of 2 suspension cross beams and a support plate, so all said and done this took about 3 hours.

7/31/2017 8:37:50 AM

tchenku
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About 3 weeks ago, I had a fuel line burst (luckily on priming, not rolling down the road). All these years, I had used fuel return line rated for 50 psi for my high pressure side. I ASSumed the stuff you buy by the foot was good for general fuel duty Anyways, no more worries:


A few weeks before that, I upgraded to 300ZX brakes on the front
FYI stock is single-piston, 10" rotor. Now it's 4-piston, 11" rotor


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8/7/2017 8:45:38 PM

TKE-Teg
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Yesterday, I backed into my Porsche with my Volkswagen.

I'm such a fucking idiot.

10/16/2017 8:39:59 AM

sumfoo1
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And I totaled the Kia in Friday

10/16/2017 8:02:24 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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replaced hvac blower on the truck

10/16/2017 8:16:53 PM

theDuke866
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Nothing. Put gas in it...washed it. Almost 207k, still problem-free.

10/16/2017 10:23:34 PM

Ahmet
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I wouldn't call that problem free, it has one huge problem... It's no fun.

I did this to my (friend's) MK6 GTI. It is quite a fun/fast car.

Warning, video is boring procedure of replacing plugs and coils.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fphB_f2Aj94&feature=youtu.be

10/17/2017 1:06:24 AM

smoothcrim
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had a defective light and ballast on the driver side after LED conversion. checked the mail on the way to dinner and the replacement arrived so I swapped it in the driveway before I left. works great. I recommend OPT7 replacements for your older H7/9005 style halogen bulbs.

10/17/2017 12:37:06 PM

sumfoo1
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broke the damned engine mount off :-(

10/17/2017 4:02:19 PM

GrimReap3r
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Lift/wheels/tires on the Ho-runna



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10/17/2017 6:48:51 PM

theDuke866
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Quote :
"I wouldn't call that problem free, it has one huge problem... It's no fun."


Not directly, but it being practical nearly to a fault--the perfect appliance--opens the door to having the most impractical of all weekend-toy cars.

10/17/2017 8:16:38 PM

TKE-Teg
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I attempted to change the oil in my Golf Sportswagon on Sunday. I say attempted because the process is far more complicated than it needs to be, and fuck Volkswagen because I'm not wasting my time for something as basic as an oil change.

To access the drain pan an underbody panel needs to be removed (6 screws, 3 bolts)
To access the oil filter, in a tight clearance area, you need to disconnect 2 wiring harnesses and work around a coolant hose.

No thanks, fuck you VAG.

10/18/2017 2:34:05 PM

Ahmet
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You probably don't need to change the oil that often though?

RE: Broken engine mount!1 DETAILS PLZ?!

10/20/2017 12:49:27 AM

sumfoo1
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Totaled the car

10/20/2017 5:24:37 AM

smoothcrim
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wheres the other car?

10/20/2017 8:48:16 AM

TKE-Teg
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^^^long as I get it changed every 7500 miles or less Durham VW will honor a lifetime powertrain warranty.

10/20/2017 12:54:56 PM

sumfoo1
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The other car was a 2014 Ford Taurus, barely damaged

10/20/2017 7:06:35 PM

theDuke866
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^^ not the end of the world if you drive 15k/year. That would have been every 9-10 weeks when I was commuting to Mobile at my old engineering job. That would probably be prohibitive for owning that car in that situation--and that's exactly the situation for where a TDI is useful to begin with.

That pisses me off that they were stupid or manipulative enough to design it that way.

10/21/2017 3:02:48 AM

Ahmet
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Maybe I'm desensitized but short of some Porsches, most of the cars from the last decade that are meant to go vroom typically at least have a belly pan that must be removed. My 2005 Volvo V70 sounds no worse than this VW...

10/22/2017 1:59:54 AM

richthofen
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Put new brake pads on the Kia 2 weekends ago. Subsequently some asshat had a pallet fall off his truck and break up leaving debris over the road, which my wife drove over (which was really all she could do with cars on either side). So Costco got to replace the 2 flattened tires. At least they were prorated from the road hazard warranty.

The Fusion has been vacuumed. LOL.

The Crown Vic and the Volvo continue their career as back-of-driveway ornaments and property value depressors. (Though I really want to get rid of the Vic before the baby comes in December...)

10/22/2017 2:27:00 AM

theDuke866
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^^ Yeah even my Insight has a belly pan. It's a little bit of an aggravation. If it was all screws instead of those stupid pop-in fittings, it would be easier.

There are no wiring harnesses to remove, though. WTF.

10/22/2017 10:42:09 AM

Ahmet
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkQlec72V9U

This says belly pan nor any wiring needs to be moved to change oil. Looks pretty straight forward.

What year is the sportwagen??!

10/22/2017 2:38:01 PM

dtownral
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i use one of these things https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/multi+fluid+extractor.do

10/22/2017 3:32:44 PM

synapse
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I drove mine around a few days ago.

Really need to sell it.

10/22/2017 7:37:33 PM

TKE-Teg
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^^^that's for the gasoline wagon. Mine is the diesel. And the fact that the gasoline one is so freaky easy to work on only infuriates me more.


Anyways...for the past 5 days the VW has been rented out on Turo. lol

In the meantime on Saturday I replaced the Integra's front upper control arms. And on Sunday I swapped my Pagid Yellow pads back onto the Cayman, as well as flushed out all the old brake fluid and replaced with Motul RBF600.

[Edited on October 23, 2017 at 2:07 PM. Reason : ]

10/23/2017 2:06:30 PM

smoothcrim
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^ you doing a track event?

10/23/2017 5:05:47 PM

TKE-Teg
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Yup yup, Carolinas PCA HPDE at VIR Nov 17-19th

10/24/2017 12:25:26 PM

smoothcrim
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you should do VIR grand with trackdaze the 2nd and 3rd

10/24/2017 12:28:35 PM

TKE-Teg
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Yeah, 2 days on VIR Full for $325 is tough to beat. Though I'm a bit concerned with the high number of entrants.

10/25/2017 12:31:00 PM

Ahmet
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VIR Grand (west) is the most fun road course I've driven on. That includes Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen and the Nurburgring.

10/25/2017 1:48:12 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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replaced hvac blower control module on the truck. i'm not sure if the blower itself was good all along or what. the new blower worked for a while, then would fail intermittently. control module seems to have it fixed for now.

11/11/2017 5:18:51 PM

1in10^9
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oil change on the '04 prius.

11/15/2017 5:17:38 PM

LoneSnark
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Both rear speakers quit working. I was able to remove them a week ago without removing any body panels (praise deity!) unplug them and then plug them back in...suddenly they worked perfectly. A few days later, one speaker is going out again. I guess the issue is the speaker connector on both speakers? makes sense they'd have similar failure modes.

12/20/2017 8:38:33 PM

Hiro
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Its been a while.... Done a lot really...

Lift kit and Michelin LTX tires on this AWD monster





Took this around the track at VIR Holiday Laps. Was a lot of fun...





Still working on the other civic. Getting it ready for Frozen Frenzy @ VIR in February... Basic JDM H22 swap, nothing fancy... Just a lot of labor



Anddd the motor is out... that's about as far as I've gotten I mean, I'm further along than that... but nothing worth really talking about... Going to be dropping the motor in by new years weekend... Getting the wiring and cable shifter all sorted out, as well as the battery relocation to the trunk. Lots of work on the inside...



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12/20/2017 9:49:05 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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A while back, I changed the rear end gear oil on the truck. One of the bolts wrung off when I was putting the cover back on, but it didn't leak, so I didn't sweat it. Well, it started to leak, so I pulled the cover again. Between a scratch awl and a diamond point cold chisel, I was able to get the old one out. Went back with a real gasket this time instead of just the RTV. Letting the gasket sealer cure tonight and I'll fill it back up tomorrow. Changed the oil and replaced the headlight lamps. Rotated the tires and found a CV boot busted, so I went ahead and ordered a full set of boots. Ordered new shocks as well because the ride has gotten real spongy.

Getting close to 200k on it. Engine was replaced at 180k.

12/31/2017 7:46:03 PM

Hiro
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She's in!

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1/2/2018 9:47:16 AM

TKE-Teg
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WOOHOO!

1/2/2018 11:33:21 AM

underPSI
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^^Nice! I recently picked a 93 CB7 in pretty decent shape. Dropped in a H22A from a 97 Accord SiR wagon and used the original stock transmission. Gearing was way too long. Between gears it would drop out of vtec. Just picked up a T2T4 transmission. Currently replacing r&p but I'll swap transmissions soon. But so far the car is super fun.

1/4/2018 5:41:03 PM

theDuke866
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Oil/filter change and 8 new spark plugs in the Insight today.

212k miles...still never a single failure.

1/4/2018 7:42:37 PM

Air
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8 spark plugs + insight = i'm confused?

2g insights have 2 plugs per cylinder or something weird?

1/4/2018 8:32:46 PM

Hiro
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Yeah. This swap has been pretty straight forward. The cold weather has been a PITA though, slowing down a lot of work. I'm having to relocate the brake proportioning bodies further down the firewall, closer to the passenger side, to clear the intake manifold. It's snug in that bay. not a lot of room, just plenty enough. My 944 swap was definitely the definition of a "hair to too big for the bay". I can make this work, just a lot of "little" setbacks that the forums don't tell you about... I'm looking forward to making the new brake lines, clutch line, finishing the exhaust, and starting her up!



[Edited on January 5, 2018 at 9:35 AM. Reason : .]

1/5/2018 9:34:55 AM

theDuke866
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^^ yeah, it’s dual-plugged.

Two expensive-ass iridium plugs per cylinder.

1/5/2018 2:26:07 PM

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