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Old 04-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #2381
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:39 PM   #2382
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:17 PM   #2383
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #2384
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Lexus Is300 could not shadow me in a 90 degree corner. pu$$y
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #2385
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:37 PM   #2386
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Got my summer wheels on and installed smoked side markers

Just got new Hankook Evo v12's for my wheels and my smoked side markers came in
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:18 PM   #2387
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Put on the smoked tails, both this time. ordered stealth bulbs from modbargains they sent me the wrong ones. 2 pin base, plus the side pins are not at the same level wtf, anyways. Went to put on my 18" summer wheels and i find that one of them has gone flat



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Old 04-08-2011, 08:25 PM   #2388
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:44 AM   #2389
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my car scared the hell out me this morning....

So I go to get something out of it this morning and see a big wet spot coming from under my car....and freak out!

I took a paper towel and soaked some up to check the color and smell....it was blue! couldn't tell any smell.
I looked under the car and it was leaking from the passenger side with a slow but stead drip

So I checked the expansion tank....I didn't hear any pressure releasing but the level looked fine.

the plastic pan under the car didn't have any moisture on it at all.....so i was confused.....

with my hand I checked under all the cooling system parts....they weren't wet


I'm pretty sure its the windshield washer tank leaking at the pump....its wet under there.

Ill check into that a little later.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:50 AM   #2390
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Your sig is scaring the hell out of me this morning! I love it, but it makes it real hard to read anything nearby!

Could you find a nice looking woman wearing a purple top?

GL with what I hope is just a loose hose, fitting, cracked reservoir, leaking pump, or something not coolant related!

Do you have enemies nearby that know you'd only have blue in your car?
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:15 AM   #2391
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Last week I changed my e-fan and finally put in my performance strut brace. I also changed my oil and changed my idler pulley as well as both tensioner pulleys. My car still sounds like a tractor, so I wonder if it's my exhaust headers.

A few weeks before that I finally put in my performance intake and installed my factory alarm and a shock sensor.

Today I'm gonna install my TMS sways and I think I should finally get my short shifter on there since it'll be up on jack stands. PEACE.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:20 AM   #2392
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New set of Goodyear Eagle GT's and an oil change. I can't believe how much of an improvement the tires made over my old Sumitumo's.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:22 AM   #2393
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New set of Goodyear Eagle GT's and an oil change. I can't believe how much of an improvement the tires made over my old Sumitumo's.
Sounds like a worth while project car
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:41 AM   #2394
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well, i just had a new tranny, clutch & flywheel installed last week & then last night, it started to leak coolant. so now, back to the shop it goes as I could not find the leak !
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:25 AM   #2395
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #2396
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Replaced my "c" pillars and windshield cowl today. Had them since December (local dealer was running a special "buy $75.00 get $75.00 FREE).

Ahh, Spring is finally here in New England. Next up ... Khoalty Angel Eyes
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:22 PM   #2397
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Finally got around to replacing my FCAB's. Was waiting for a break in the weather, which came on friday after work.

3 Hours later, car handles much better.

Pulling the old bushings was a task, had to go run to the hardware store and buy a puller thingy. Then trying to put the new one's on was a major PITA.

Moral of the story?- heat the new bushings with a hair dryer to soften up the rubber inside, use liquid soap to lubricate the bushing and the control arm, muscle it in as far as possible and whack on it with your palm a few times and Voila ! No need to use a hammer (as some people suggest).

Next up is upgrading the sound system aka front door speakers and a new jvc head unit
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:58 PM   #2398
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I gave her a wash wax. Cleaned the interior. Put my floormats on. Yet to install my new shocks
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:25 PM   #2399
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Rotated tires, installed new window switch, did the zip tie fix on my window, found out why my drivers mirror looked loose (it was missing 2 bolts!!) and finally put my trunk liner back in!
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:30 PM   #2400
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fixed hazard flashing problem!! now i'm drinking beer
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they are usually making poor financial decisions and rolling over debt.

No offense to some members on the group but there are dudes making less than $35K driving in fairly new cars - lol like leasing a $40k car - wtf - the car is worth more than what you make in a year!

OP just be sensible - good luck!
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