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Old 01-06-2008, 05:55 PM   #1281
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Thanks, Snik!
From what I read, many have done it themselves with a paperclip and grounding and the data link connector...sounds more like kaboom to me.
Yeah, I thought about you and that extractor...but there was something exciting about actually getting under my car. I saw all kinds of neat things! Except for what appears to be a gasket that's leaking and needs to be replaced...valve cover, I believe.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:00 PM   #1282
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Bwwahahahha, neat things, hahha. Lol.

Yeah its fun under there. Mine has a leak also, but it doesn't seem to be from around the head, them boys at AAW think it may just be the filter gasket on mine.

Did the drain bolt require any fancy tools or just regulat sockets?
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:21 PM   #1283
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Nope. Just 6mm hex.
...think I broke a nail...just kidding!
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:25 PM   #1284
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I wonder what these stealerships charge to reset a light.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:30 PM   #1285
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RESETTING OIL SERVICE INDICATOR:
If your OBC needs to be reset after completing your oil change, there are two ways. NOTE: If you miss a step, just turn the key back off and try again:

A. Model Year 1999 to Mid-2000: You should have the older round 20-pin DLC connector under your hood behind the battery terminal, you need to use a small length of wire to connect (short) pins 7 and 19 for 3-5 seconds with the ignition key in position 1 (Accessory).

B. After Mid-2000: You should not have the 20-pin DLC connector. You only need to hold the left odometer reset button while turning the key to position 1 (Accessory). Keep holding the button for 5 or so seconds until any of the following shows in the display: OIL SERVICE or INSPECTION with RESET or RE. Release the button and press it again for another 5 or so seconds until RESET or RE flash. While the display flashes, press the button one more time briefly. If done correctly, END SIA should show up for a few seconds. All done.


i've done mine (several times) with no problems...
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Smoker...
Just did it--worked like a charm!
Gracias!
You are chock-full of good stuff!
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Just did it--worked like a charm!
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de nada...just passing along info to my fellow fanatics
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Hells yeah smoker, blazing again, hahha. I'm gonna do mine after my oil change this weekend.

Real quick, when I crank up it says somehting like -4950 insp on the dash.

I didn't get a manual with the whip, but I'm assuming this is telling me how long before I'm sue for a service, yes?
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Hells yeah smoker, blazing again, hahha. I'm gonna do mine after my oil change this weekend.

Real quick, when I crank up it says somehting like -4950 insp on the dash.

I didn't get a manual with the whip, but I'm assuming this is telling me how long before I'm sue for a service, yes?
yup...the indicator light alternates (counts down) from oil service to inspection service...
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de nada...just passing along info to my fellow fanatics
Yeah, my BF called me that today while he was "supervising" the oil change...he said it like it was a bad thing!

So I told him to go away.
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Yeah, my BF called me that today while he was "supervising" the oil change...he said it like it was a bad thing!

So I told him to go away.
...although it can be a bad thing once the mod bug gets ya...
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:02 PM   #1292
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Hmm, I always thought it was a bunch of little blocks that disappeared as u got closer.

Man I need a damn manual, I may end up having to read it in pdf format.

On the brighter side. I now have my website sticker, yesn it is vedy nice, yes, zis is vedy nice ah sticker on zi car. It is very godd yes.
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Just called my indy shop to get a price on installing sport springs and alignment after.

$400.00

I then called Meineke for a quote.

$600.00

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:59 AM   #1294
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I guess you'll be driving to Va beach then huh? Lol.
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I guess you'll be driving to Va beach then huh? Lol.
Quite possibly!!!

that's insane. $600 to install $200 worth of springs.

Can your man do an alignment, too?
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Nope, but he knows a place that specializes in lowered car and won't just set it to factory specs like most places will, under $100 to align too.
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Nope, but he knows a place that specializes in lowered car and won't just set it to factory specs like most places will, under $100 to align too.
Sounds good!
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yea i told you it was easy to change the oil. whenever i have to jack up my car i have to ride the front or rear wheels on bricks to get the jack under there haha.

where is this shop that specializes in lowered cars?

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Quite possibly!!!

that's insane. $600 to install $200 worth of springs.

Can your man do an alignment, too?
You should just install them yourself it is not that hard really the rears will take you all of 30-45 minutes. The fronts you will need to rent a spring compressor from like autozone or advanced. Then you will be set there are write ups online about it. Also if you get lowering springs make sure you get new shocks and struts cuz the stock ones wont last long because of the the spring rates.


But if you dont have the tools like a socket set or whatever i guess you would be better getting them put in.
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yea i told you it was easy to change the oil. whenever i have to jack up my car i have to ride the front or rear wheels on bricks to get the jack under there haha.

where is this shop that specializes in lowered cars?

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i dont remember if he said on va beach blvd or in chesapeake. but he says they do everything from raised up trucks to slammed cars, and they know how to adjust em properly and not just to factory specs like most places do.


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You should just install them yourself it is not that hard really the rears will take you all of 30-45 minutes. The fronts you will need to rent a spring compressor from like autozone or advanced. Then you will be set there are write ups online about it. Also if you get lowering springs make sure you get new shocks and struts cuz the stock ones wont last long because of the the spring rates.
indeed, but not having the proper tools makes or breaks a job man.
thats what always kills it, lack of tools.
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