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Old 09-03-2011, 01:06 PM   #4341
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Yesterday,

1. Replaced driver side front axle (and seal too)
2. Replaced both front end links
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:13 PM   #4342
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Replaced my headlight lenses today. Such a great improvement and super easy.
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:47 PM   #4343
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Filled it up (93 octane) and enjoyed a nice drive
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:16 PM   #4344
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New lenses

Updated the rear tail light lenses, replaced rear shocks and springs!
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:33 PM   #4345
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New spark plugs and k&n fliter

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Old 09-03-2011, 03:46 PM   #4346
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At 112,000, trying to slowly knock out a bunch of preventative items.

Working on the car last saturday and this saturday combines to replacing this list:

Coolant Tank
Serpentine Belt
Front Sway Bar End-links
Front Lower Control Arms (arms included inner/outer ball joints)
LCA bushings and bracket
Windshield Cowling
Wiper arm hardware
Wiper blade inserts
Fuel Filter
Changed rear Diff Oil (replaced the Drain/Fill plugs too)
Changed Motor Oil/filter
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:31 PM   #4347
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Almost finished with my old key to diamond key conversion. Just need to go get it cut.
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:40 PM   #4348
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New spark plugs and k&n filter

Found a lil oil on a nut right by the third spark plug??

Also saw a crack on the Cvv line I think that's what it is but its not leak at all




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Old 09-03-2011, 04:57 PM   #4349
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seeing how i installed h&r cup kit the other week(best thing i've done to the car since i bought her back in '05) and i know damn well i tightened all the bolts for the wheels. i almost lost the left rear thanks to someone f'ing with my car and loosening them. am very involved with the neighborhood watch program and have turned in quite a few teens for fourwheeling at the river or what not. i think i've pissed them off
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:04 PM   #4350
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Tried to install intake boot, didn't work out for me. The new part was a little different from old part, causing the installation to completely fail. The seller will be hearing from me.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:07 PM   #4351
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Tried to install intake boot, didn't work out for me. The new part was a little different from old part, causing the installation to completely fail. The seller will be hearing from me.
You sure you did it right? There's a plastic tubing that goes between the upper and lower intake hoses to mate them together. I had that problem when replacing my lower intake boot. Totally did a when I figured that one out.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #4352
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finally brought it home and cleaned it
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:13 PM   #4353
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You sure you did it right? There's a plastic tubing that goes between the upper and lower intake hoses to mate them together. I had that problem when replacing my lower intake boot. Totally did a when I figured that one out.
Me too, that was the biggest waste of half an hour in my life
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:18 PM   #4354
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Washed and waxed yesterday - pix posted in the Showroom.
Also, cleaned and re-oiled the Conforti CAI.
Then went for a nice long drive.

Does your car run better when nice and shiney too?
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:19 PM   #4355
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installed led interior and new headlight lens, looks very nice. about to do gauge rings.
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:46 PM   #4356
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VANOS Seals
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:46 PM   #4357
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:55 PM   #4358
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Cleaned the windows with Invisible Glass
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:09 PM   #4359
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Was really surprised how big of a diffrrnce new plugs and a k&n filter make

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Old 09-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #4360
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Cleaned the windows with Invisible Glass
I'm going to do this tomorrow my rear window has what looks like smudge marks all over.

Today I plasti dipped my grills and ordered a headers back magnaflow exhaust . It's on backorder though so I have to wait
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