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Old 11-27-2010, 02:57 PM   #1261
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Just thought of something, I need to get my mechanic a Christmas present, he did all that for $127 and the inspection/emissions check alone costs about $50.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:04 PM   #1262
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pulling my coolant expansion tank back out to see what's causing the smaller bottom fitting to leak coolant..... this blows. I'm kinda glad I bought 2 extra gallons of coolant now though.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:46 PM   #1263
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Purchased 200 white LED's. I will do the entire interior in white LED.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:47 PM   #1264
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Purchased 200 white LED's. I will do the entire interior in white LED.
Do a DIY!!!
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:21 PM   #1265
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Installed a new lock actuator.
Shattered the window in the process. FML.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:50 PM   #1266
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fixed one coolant leak, now it appears I have another issue, took the car for a drive and got no heat, then shortly before returning home temps started climbing, shut her down and coasted into the drive. car still had coolant in it, no drips on the ground... thermostat? also hoping the moisture on my oil cap is just moisture evaporating after the recent temp drop. 60 F to 20 F
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:08 AM   #1267
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Sounds like there is air in your system, bleed the coolant system.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:58 AM   #1268
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It crossed my mind, but thats about it..
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:36 PM   #1269
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Sounds like there is air in your system, bleed the coolant system.
lol, actually I figured that out last night, the cold and nagging coolant leak had me frustrated and I half skipped that part... whoops.

working with cold coolant when it's 20 F outside pretty much sucks. even when it was in a garage, I had no heater.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:14 PM   #1270
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Did my first ever DIY oil change. Used Mobil 0W-40.

Also changed out my bad oil level sensor. Ahh, no more 20 sec. yellow light.

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:00 PM   #1271
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alot search my posts but mostly just a very through visual inspection
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:08 PM   #1272
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new drilled slotted rotors and pbr pads
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:10 PM   #1273
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Purchased 200 white LED's. I will do the entire interior in white LED.
Goodluck on the gauge cluster, radio, and hvac
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:41 PM   #1274
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Did my first ever DIY oil change. Used Mobil 0W-40.

Also changed out my bad oil level sensor. Ahh, no more 20 sec. yellow light.

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I finally got around to changing my gear oil, at 116 almost 117K =/ it needed it. For the last time adjusted my ebrake, I just kept missing the sweet spot on the drivers side. =( I ran out of time to do the diff oil...thats for next weekend.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:55 PM   #1275
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I did some minor paint touch-ups, installed my ACS roof spoiler, removed some rust by wire brushing my rotors then painting them, adjusted my coilovers by dropping it some more, finally installed CF wheel caps.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:05 AM   #1276
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wash, wax, and gas
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:32 AM   #1277
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Changed my FCABs last weekend, installed the ECS $89 ones, they feel great. Got the ECS level 1 cooling system refresh, still have to work on that. Also bought a buffer, sand paper, rubbing compound and plastix to fix the headlights, haven't done that either. Ordered mobil1 0w40 and filter, should be in the mail soon.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:21 PM   #1278
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Just got done with my valve cover gasket....no more smell of oil at red lights! (I hope)
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:08 PM   #1279
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Summary for this past month

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- Radenergie engine cover
- Radenergie Strut bar
- Weiss led licence plate lights
- Washed car
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:46 PM   #1280
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