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Old 11-27-2012, 12:06 AM   #281401
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:07 AM   #281402
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I'm pretty sure my car was cleaned up at some point. It has no orange peel n Although my hood has a ding and a couple deep scratches
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:07 AM   #281403
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:07 AM   #281404
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Yeah, I don't get why he decided to make a second event when he was already invited to the first...
Not sure on that

I think you two should just move it into one event...I'm too poor to buy two different gifts
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:09 AM   #281405
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hizhinezz, is it a flat $200 or does it vary according to time?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:09 AM   #281406
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Straight up, I'll trade my car for something Japanese (like Wes) right now. Lets do it.

Can't get the belt back onto the pulley. When I took it off the bolts holding the pulley on were half backed out (by themselves) and I just took em out and let the pulley fly. Looks like I need to get the fan off so that I can get to the tensioner. I'm either towing it to a shop tomorrow, or taking the day off of work to do it myself.
lol, why do you start car work that you're not familiar with on a monday.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:10 AM   #281407
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #281408
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hizhinezz, is it a flat $200 or does it vary according to time?
I price on length but if there's a significant amount of research involved it goes up. I can usually do it overnight regardless as long as I have nothing waiting for work. If you provide me a decent set of notes and an outline as to generally what you thought you wanted to say, thesis wise, can keep it there for anything under 15.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #281409
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I price on length but if there's a significant amount of research involved it goes up. I can usually do it overnight regardless as long as I have nothing waiting for work. If you provide me a decent set if notes and an outline as to generally what you thought you wanted to say, thesis wise, can keep it there for anything under 15.
Neat, I'll keep it in mind
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I used to procrastinate so much in college
Used to start a paper a week before deadline... write one paragraph all week and then stay up all night finishing the rest...
So I got "smart" about it .. would just start them the night before due date... then I started going to sleep and waking up with enough time to write the paper
Used to give myself an hour per page
Some of my best papers were written in the last hour before they were due
And I'd be running from the school printer to class to turn it in on time

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:16 AM   #281411
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Matt is coming over in an hour to help me.

For anyone who has taken their fan off, is the tension on the nut because of the belt? aka, I found a wrench that MAY work, but just slipping it on there it eemed to just pin the nut since there was no tension on the belt.
Yes, you will need a pulley holder if you don't have the belt on, or if your fan clutch nut is partially seized.
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My car needs a wash and wax so badly Stupid school, stupid finals
But you can't have nice things, so meh.

At least Ramin got his car detailed. Looks very nice.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:20 AM   #281413
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Ill absolutely guarantee an A on any English literature topic or anything that is a theoretical thought piece (philosophy, poli sci position paper, analysis of historical events, biography etc). For empirical topics in engineering or lab sciences my success will relate tightly to your ability to pick a specific topic and point me in the right direction research-wise. Obviously if it is a highly nuanced or abstract concept of math, sciences, computing sciences, or engineering I am not going to have the foundation to get you a guaranteed A because of incomplete knowledge of concepts, but as long as I understand the topic and have net access I'll expect one, and retain consummate faith in the power of my literary bullshitting skills to cop you at least a B. If it's anything interpretive/thesis driven I generally crush it. Consider my job at News.com as an assignment reporter was to arrive every day at 7 and begin picking off news stories on essentially anything they cover, and you have to have it be the story of record and not only be airtight but fairly inclusive. I'd never claim my copy was anywhere near bulletproof but I was solid. People **** all over the media but I'd love to see them post every project at work in the public domain to be dissected and see how long they last. And you get paid about 25k a year and there's no career path really. Journalism is a labor of love.
I like your confidence.
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Have you guys ever heard of the Z8 frames bending Apparently it's been a known problem but my lord...
Pretty well-known issue. They made them out of aluminum so collision repairs are also a bit tricky.
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I've never clay barred before. School me on it. Is there any way to mess it up or destroy your paint?

I've always washed and then done a heavy waxing and cleaner waxes when necessary.
It's not difficult.
Yes, you can haze up the paint if you do it excessively.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:24 AM   #281417
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:24 AM   #281418
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I need to vaccum the interior, clean up some dirty looking spots on some of the interior, give it a good wash and wax...

So many things, so little time, even less money
Finish up with that torque wrench first you goober.
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Jet black

and there have been so many times were I've washed/waxed it andt hen not even 4 hours later go "oh fvck, what's that?! That's new!"

But those 5 minutes are totally worth it.

(That's what she said).
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