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Old 08-13-2008, 11:06 AM   #21
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ur ac was fixed and recharged in 40min? lmao FTW!

I must have a leak but summer is almost over, so meh. hopefully the heat still works.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:08 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by simsima325 View Post
ur ac was fixed and recharged in 40min? lmao FTW!

I must have a leak but summer is almost over, so meh. hopefully the heat still works.
Yep, I let Matt drive it to work this morning and he just called and said it was fixed. Apparently, I had air in the lines from when we did the motor swap.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:10 AM   #23
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needs new fuel filter, detail for all those nasty swirls, new wipers, annnd new tires
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:13 AM   #24
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- audio rattle from driver door + passenger, got alot worse after I put in new subs.
- passenger side window doesn't go up on one button, instead you have to hold it.
- i'm getting 250miles per tank
- angel eyes turn off whenever they want
- steering wheel is not as stiff as it used to be at high speeds-
anyone know the reason why?

more, but probably can't think of them now
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:16 AM   #25
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hmmm....right now my baby is running like a champ...fixed AC issue 2 weeks ago...other then that shes running great now...especially with her new diff

oh wait im lying...i just remembered....she needs a suspension job...time for control bars bushings..endlinks...shocks...all that good stuff...and a alignment

oh and also my transmission is leaking...its leaking from the drain and fill big deal...very small leak...already have the replacement oil...tried doing it in the weekend...couldnt get the damn fill plug off....shyt is on tight...i can see they used lock tight cream on the bolt...damn bastards

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Old 08-13-2008, 11:42 AM   #26
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My interior trim in the back keeps coming off. So late at night with the windows down when you look in the rear view mirror it looks like someone is waving at you!! Thank god my windows are tinted so no one on the outside can see it.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:49 AM   #27
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Brakes and tires are shot.
Battery in key is dead.
One of my wheels is beginning to lose its clear coat.
Various interior parts are showing a lot of wear.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:02 PM   #28
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front bumper has some major rock chips and scrapes on my driveway (steep driveways FTL).
headlight lenses need to be replaced.
kidney clips are broken...superglue ftw.
trim around doors is broken, always comes off when i open the doors(like the chrome one in discostu's sig)
several midbass drivers are busted.
rattle coming from dashboard on rough roads.
ac takes forever to blow cold air.
mom put tons of curbrash on front passenger rim.
couple of minor dings on passenger side of car.
hood roundel is bubbling up.
plastic below winshield wipers has lots of big holes and cracks.
tires are shot.
need detail really bad.
sometimes driver side xenon doesnt work in cold weather

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Old 08-13-2008, 12:05 PM   #29
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She's not boosted
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:13 PM   #30
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No window trim at all, ripped that **** off.
Busted O2 Sensor. Busted Thermostat. (Leading to terrible MPGs)
Needs a complete brake overhaul.
Rear end clunk when chaning gears, probably diff bushings, possibly rear drivers side axle.
Replaced the damn kidney grilles like 5 times already, the damn clips are so ****ing flimsy and the new kidney grilles don't even fit flushly.
Very dirty! She needs a wash!
Steering wheel seems to have gotten a little bit heavier since I bought her a year ago.
Suspension needs an overhaul, very mushy, and there's some ringing when the car goes over bumps.
Needs Inspection 2!

I hope that's all for now! A lot of this is due to the fact that I was unemployed for 6 months, working on resolving the issues now.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:20 PM   #31
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Radio shuts off every 15 mins - it'll cost me $200 for the stealership just to look into the problem!
Right side of bumper is freckled with rock chips
palm sized ding from my a-hole neighbor
steering wheel fabric is worn
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:20 PM   #32
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nothing except the curb rashes on the wheels from the previous owner.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:32 PM   #33
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Alot of chips on my bumper but it's okay cause I got a m3 bumper in the garage just patiently waiting.
Need new brakes..
Need new suspension kit, front rear bushings and everything .
Just like Jack sparrow I get a slight vibration from the front part of the car after 70 mph.
I hear a humming noise coming from behind the climate control after you turn the car off.
I hear a clunk when i shift gears. also when i reverse and than let go of the gas, i can hear a clunk sound from the rear.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:35 PM   #34
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- Need new Rim (tire cleaner dulled the finish) Luv that
- New ASC/ABS module is needed, lights on and off
- Front Bumper needs repaint
- Want to put in the Bilsteins or the FSDs don't know yet
- Oh ya - 60,000 miles now
- Did everything else - cooling etc etc...

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Old 08-13-2008, 12:40 PM   #35
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Few random door dings here and there
rear spring broke (but replaced with coilovers yesterday)
LCA's and bushings need replaced (waiting to go on)
Plastic inside cloth flap on "c" pillar broke (vert problem)
all down/up swith took a dump on me
lock switch broken
Sister backed into pass fender/front bumper - waiting on MTech II to get here before it goes to the body shop next week
Need to re-cut trunk floor to account for new sub amp
needs a bath
I'm sure as soon as I get all this stuff done there will be another K worth of issues that arise.

There are a few other things as well. Of all the cars I've owned this one by far causes the most headaches with stupid stuff going wrong. Love the looks, the drivetrain, and the open air feeling. Hate the fact that it is 10x as much maintenance as the S2K was by this point.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:08 PM   #36
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Oh crap, where to start:

1) mirrors are peeling paint and need replacing
2) I think my front shocks are going
3) hood need repainting
4) my CSL front sucks donkey and needs to be replaced
5) front fender needs repainting
6) ballasts for my P46s need replacing
7) I'm bald, ugly, loud, foul-mouthed, approaching 40, and single

Thankfully, one guys part-out thread can solve issues 1-4. I cannot WAIT until next year when I get those parts installed!!!

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Old 08-13-2008, 01:18 PM   #37
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-Passenger airbag sensor is broken
-Secondary Air System Flow is too low in cyl 1-6
-Right front window regulator is broken
-No sunroof shade
-Washer fluid pump is broken
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:56 PM   #38
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-Curb rashed passenger side wheels from getting run off the road.
-Quarter sized paint flaw on hood, clear coat missing. not too noticeable but I can see it. (looks like something was spilled on it)
-DICE picks up engine noise
-Speaker box in the trunk makes it difficult to impossible to get to spare
-Intermitent erronuos taillight out indicator. Happened ever since I went to LED tails.
-Dont like my interior color now lol
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:05 PM   #39
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Cricket in the dash
Cold start squeak
Chips and scratches from PO
Driver's side xenon is yellower than passenger's side
Driver's side fender is a slightly different colour than the rest of the car
General Exclaim tires - euch

... It has too many differentials.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:24 PM   #40
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left front fender is dented
clutch makes noise when car on idle (stage 2 15lb flywheel from spec)
power steering hose leaks very little

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