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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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  2. Piobaire

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  3. jcman311

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  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I think I said it in a far more diplomatic fashion. ;)
     
  5. jcman311

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    Ok, its not a Land Rover.

    better? [​IMG]
     
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  6. VaderDave

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    Is this car supposed to be a daily driver? Maybe that's why your guru is telling you to move on--maybe it would be a great weekend warrior, but just too much to try to use as daily transportation.
     
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  7. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Did not enjoy the Grand Cherokee I rented last weekend.
     
  8. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    you guys know me better than that.........[​IMG]

    the Guru builds Drag cars. and works with Nissan and Toyota mostly. I think he was pretending to use his bias to provoke me into opening the toolbox.
    as in, oh nah, you don't wanna do that. its not worth your time, just throw it away. [​IMG]
    reverse psychology.
    got to say tho, he is absolutely the nicest guy. -how many Guru's will tell you how to do something yourself, if you can't afford their services?
    that's why i sometimes drop in and give him a coffee.
    i also think he gets a kick out of seeing the local gaijin wrench on stuff.


    haha, chrysler.
     
  9. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    I'm not sure how long it has been since y'all talked about Subarus, but it's time to bring it back up.

    Does anyone know if there's a way to add width to the crossbars on the roof rack on the Outback? I've seen a lot of people complain about the fact that the fold-away crossbars aren't very wide, and, because of the fold-away bars, there's no way to add aftermarket crossbars to the roof rails. Being stuck with the stock width would be a big downside for me. It might not be a deal breaker, but I'd feel a lot better if I knew there was a way to accommodate stuff like my wide-ads canoe.

    I'll probably hit REI to see if they have any ideas, but I thought maybe someone here had already dealt with it.
     
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  11. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    http://usa.innoracks.com/product-category/water-sport/canoe-kayak/

    does this help at all?
     
  12. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Well Lads, i haven't given up on it yet. [​IMG]
    dug out boxes of parts i had around the place.
    then laid out a selection of tools to get busy.used the Legacy trunk as a work bench.
    [​IMG]
    Task 1. the fouled plug. getting to it was no fun at all.
    [​IMG]
    at my fingertips, is an extension bar, the method is: plug socket in first, extension 2nd, and ratchet third. then when loose reverse the process. to get your plug out.
    [​IMG]
    yup. Garbage. having a bad o2 sensor making it run rich probably didn't help. (get to that later)
    [​IMG]
    old plugs are Denso Iridium tough.
    installing NGK Iridiums. plugs =NGK. always.
    got the fouled plug changed.
    [​IMG]
    but while i was waiting for the engine to cool down. i changed the oil.
    have run Greddy F3 10w-40 in my last 3 personal cars. it goes in Blue, and slowly loses color as the change time draws near. also use the magnet sump bolt. which always has some crap stuck to it. glad that shit isn't up in the valvetrain, or scratching my bores.
    (seriously, in my "first 5 mods list)
    Day 2
    [​IMG]
    yesterday was a chore to access the plug, and i had 3 more to do. so i removed the airbox on one side, and the battery on the other. you can see how easy it is to access them now.
    [​IMG]
    All the plugs were garbage.

    [​IMG]
    plug 4 was a little difficult. but i had it all worked out by now.
    got all of them done with time to spare, so i dug around in the parts boxes.

    [​IMG]
    what are thooooooooose???!!!!!
    Sti "Sakura" pink silicone coolant hose kit.
    [​IMG]
    intake manifold used to be red. will see to that also.
    these not only look alright, they should last a while.
    had to cut them to length, used a box cutter. seems like a fix.
    [​IMG]
    lower hose was tricky with the car on the ground, but combined with the Twin core Koyorad 46mm racing radiator i installed last week. these are the things i have just done:
    Aluminum Radiator/silicone coolant hoses
    fresh Battery
    plugs
    Oil change
    along with the alternator/AC/power steering belts installed earlier.
    runs like a champ. [​IMG]
    Jobs for later,
    [​IMG]
    suspension overhaul
    [​IMG]
    door seals
    but come on, how could i give up on this??
    [​IMG]
    more boxes of parts in the extra room. and yahoo japan auctions+UP Garage tabs are open.....[​IMG]


    *Love your car. the results will be worth it.
     
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  13. bawlin

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    In the states for a few days next week. Just wondering what the best car rental chain is?
     
  14. scatterbrain

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    [​IMG]

    That is a gullwing door, by the way...
     
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  15. scatterbrain

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    I admire your determination. I would probably google where the spark plug is and say fuuu-huu-huuuck that....

    Speaking of loving your car, I really love my old Nissan Sentra SE-R (2007). I have a great amount of respect for the fact that it has currently driven ~240,000km while we own it with approximately 3k (Canadian dollaroos!) worth of repairs. Plus it's still fun to drive.
     
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  16. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    [​IMG] not a big SUV guy, but that thing is nice.

    yup, pretty much was that until now. [​IMG]
    Thanks, like any fix. super hard if you don't follow the correct process. actually went into an Autobacs (JDM Autozone) and asked about plug swaps.
    *sure, $5.40 each plug. " sweet, book me in.
    *what car? "Subaru Impreza Gc8
    *Nope, the techs don't wanna do that one.
    -fuck them. the plug socket was $6. [​IMG]


    Those old Nissans are darned good. pretty cool to read your story on it. post a pic?
     
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  17. brokencycle

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    An old mechanic taught me a trick about changing spark plugs. You get the socket to loosen the plugs then you use an old piece of vacuum hose that fits snug over the end of the spark plug to twist them and pull them out. I still have the hose in my tool box though I haven't changed a spark plug in close to 10 years.
     
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  19. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Is that Lincoln going to be built? I tot it was a concept... [​IMG]
     
  20. Piobaire

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    Too small and very much fugly.

    That other SUV above is fugly too.

    I'm continually fascinated at the ire me driving an SUV causes. Fascinated and amused.
     
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