1. Post #81
    MikeL14's Avatar
    February 2005
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    thats kind of a dick move

    now we have to start making locking valve stem caps?
    That's what I said but he made it seem like the person didn't even realize they were on there. Oh well.

    And I'm pretty sure they have valve stems like that. They have a cylinder over the cap that will just rotate forever unless you have they key.
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  2. Post #82
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    yeah he could have had like a baller ass voltex evo at home and wanted to add a touch of jdm to his DD
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  3. Post #83
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    I think I am going to put a custom CAI on my car soon. There's a mod for the NA Soobies that uses a ram air intake from a 95ish Honda Accord, and it routes into the fender to get cold air from there rather than from the engine bay. It uses the stock torque box and just mounts onto it, so no low end torque is lost. It also keeps the original panel filter, so that is cool.
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  4. Post #84
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    I opted for the short ram because there is a chance for cold air's to ingest water should you hit a big enough puddle, that and the inside of the fender is gross and full of mud

    it's the intercoolers job to cool air anyways, that and the stock ram air can be cut to pump cool air into that part of the engine bay, at speed the intake temp is never 5-10f higher then ambient

    it will heatsoak at a standstill though, but most of the warm air gets forced out by the hoodscoop/ram air once you start moving
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  5. Post #85
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    if my car has an oil leak that makes the oil go down to the bottom of the dipstick hashmark like every two weeks, does that mean my car gets a full oil change every few months?



    Edited:

    wow lol, urban dictionary has a definition for it


    mexican oil change 57 up, 9 down

    What happens when you have a car that's leaking or burning oil, so you frequently have to add oil to keep your engine from blowing up. Because of the constant consumption and addition of oil, your car always has fresh oil.
    Yeah, the head gasket blew in my old hoopty, now it burns a quart every week, so I'm doing the Mexican oil change.
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  6. Post #86
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    I opted for the short ram because there is a chance for cold air's to ingest water should you hit a big enough puddle, that and the inside of the fender is gross and full of mud
    I had a cold air intake on my ESI that sat pretty close to the ground, never had a problem with rain. If you have to drive through that big of a puddle then you're probably fucked anyway.

    if my car has an oil leak that makes the oil go down to the bottom of the dipstick hashmark like every two weeks, does that mean my car gets a full oil change every few months?



    Edited:

    wow lol, urban dictionary has a definition for it


    mexican oil change 57 up, 9 down

    What happens when you have a car that's leaking or burning oil, so you frequently have to add oil to keep your engine from blowing up. Because of the constant consumption and addition of oil, your car always has fresh oil.
    Yeah, the head gasket blew in my old hoopty, now it burns a quart every week, so I'm doing the Mexican oil change.
    Still gotta replace the filter brah. And dumping new oil into old oil gets it dirty right away anyway. Otherwise you could save 50% on oil changes by reusing half of your old oil amirite????
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  7. Post #87
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    Still gotta replace the filter brah. And dumping new oil into old oil gets it dirty right away anyway. Otherwise you could save 50% on oil changes by reusing half of your old oil amirite????
    Ahh, i wasn't exactly serious lol

    Also, with you and edberg with all your DIY tuning and datalogging and other cool shit, it makes me want to get some tuning hardware/software.

    I was looking into Nistune, looks pretty legit.

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  8. Post #88
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    I had a cold air intake on my ESI that sat pretty close to the ground, never had a problem with rain. If you have to drive through that big of a puddle then you're probably fucked anyway.


    Still gotta replace the filter brah. And dumping new oil into old oil gets it dirty right away anyway. Otherwise you could save 50% on oil changes by reusing half of your old oil amirite????
    isn't that what the oil filter is for? also i thought it was about replenishing lost detergents n stuff
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  9. Post #89
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    replenishing lost detergents n stuff
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA




    The oil filter protects the engine by catching any large particles in the oil, which may damage the engine.
    edberg, I have lost all my respect for your knowledge about cars.
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  10. Post #90
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    you really think he didnt know that?

    he's talking about the oil filter is for keeping the oil "not-dirty" and changing the actual oil is about replacing lost detergents.

    Edited:

    i guess ill just have to type out everything explicitly rather than having people even slightly infer what im saying
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  11. Post #91
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    edberg, I have lost all my respect for your knowledge about cars.
    oh noooooooo
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  12. Post #92
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    i think he was thinking that you were thinking that oil filters replenish detergents which i cant think why unless you were thinking that in which case i think haha oh wow
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  13. Post #93
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    also you could try adding heavier weight oil since the old oil thins out
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  14. Post #94
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    or i could get my engine pulled and get all new seals


    nah just kidding, i'd rather just pay like $10 for a new quart every month
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  15. Post #95
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    what seal is leaking

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    if it was a crank seal or some shit i'd understand but valve covers and other miscellaneous things are easy
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  16. Post #96
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    Well the guy i bought it from said that the only oil leak he knows of is "from the timing cover (which is also the oil pump's housing) directly underneath the head"

    but the shop i go to said it's leaking "everywhere" lmao

    Edited:

    so if thats the only one it could be fixed if i ever need a new headgasket but i dont want to go through that if it's not vital
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  17. Post #97
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    run thicker oil?

    Edited:

    and dont use synthetic lol
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  18. Post #98
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    i plan on it

    and

    isnt synthetic oil like black hair, once you go black, you cant go back
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  19. Post #99
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    no its the other way around
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  20. Post #100
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    February 2005
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    When my engine gets low I just top it off with with vegetable oil to compliment the E85.

    And then my exhaust smells like popcorn.
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  21. Post #101
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    You do realize that is an extremely bad thing to do.

    Vegetable oil is no substitute to oil, especially with it being somewhat explosive.

    Edited:

    And not being a good lubricant for you engine.
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  22. Post #102
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    Your sarcasm meter needs an oil change.
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  23. Post #103
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    :irony:
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  24. Post #104
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    I meant detector, lol.
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  25. Post #105
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    What the fuck walmart
    I went in hoping to find some 0W-30 dino oil, they only had 1 0W-30 and it was synthetic.
    I ended up getting 5W-30, which I guess will work for now.
    Also, I spent $50 of money I had saved up (I'm saving up for spring, because we usually have financial problems then) on gas and a couple quarts of oil, so my mom gave me $100 to replace it. My mom is awesome.
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  26. Post #106
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    Pep Boys is actually cheaper and they have all the oil you need.
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  27. Post #107
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    Pep Boys is actually cheaper and they have all the oil you need.
    Pep Boys is 80+ miles away, not driving that far for oil.
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  28. Post #108
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    Make holes: Check


    Cut support structure: Check


    Wagovan cupholders: FUCK YEAH
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  29. Post #109
    Make holes: Check


    Cut support structure: Check


    Wagovan cupholders: FUCK YEAH
    i don't understand
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  30. Post #110
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    Today I took my v8 ford explorer to the shop cause I can't even begin to wonder how I can replace the starter, I can't even find the starter (and I know what a starter looks like) cause it's such a complicated set up, ontop of the fact that I have no clue what I'm doing.

    REPAIR AHOY! 250hp INBOUND. It's been out of commission since fucking Jan. 1st.
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  31. Post #111
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    Explorer engine bays are always packed tight but it's tucked up on either the (should be) right side of the block, just in front of the bell housing of the transmission (where the transmission bolts to the engine block).

    Nice 02' by the way.
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  32. Post #112
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    Explorer engine bays are always packed tight but it's tucked up on either the (should be) right side of the block, just in front of the bell housing of the transmission (where the transmission bolts to the engine block).

    Nice 02' by the way.
    Yeah, starters usually aren't that tough, but it's completely hidden.
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  33. Post #113
    Today I took my v8 ford explorer to the shop cause I can't even begin to wonder how I can replace the starter, I can't even find the starter (and I know what a starter looks like) cause it's such a complicated set up, ontop of the fact that I have no clue what I'm doing.

    REPAIR AHOY! 250hp INBOUND. It's been out of commission since fucking Jan. 1st.
    http://www.haynes.com/products/produ...tm_medium=feed
    go buy this
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  34. Post #114
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    i've got a 10" JBL subwoofer that my dad bought and never unboxed, and he's giving it to me. he said he had an amp for it laying around somewhere that I have yet to find, what else will I need?

    also what's the best way to run wires and what not? i haven't done wiring in a car yet.
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  35. Post #115
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    April 2007
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    You'll need some large gauge wire to power your amp, a fuse for the amp power wire, speaker wire, remote turn on wire, rca cable. I think thats about it for wires.

    As for running the wires, I run the power wire from the positive battery terminal through the firewall and under the driver side kick panel plastics, and under all the other panels to the trunk and then i run the rca cable and remote wire on the passenger side. for the amps ground you'll just grind the paint off somewhere near where you mount it and attach the ground wire there.
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  36. Post #116
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    November 2007
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    You'll probably need a box for it too. or make one. wiring isn't too hard, just make sure the car is off.
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  37. Post #117
    You'll probably need a box for it too. or make one. wiring isn't too hard, just make sure the car is off.
    yeah, crutchfield has a load of enclosures
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  38. Post #118
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    spent the day getting my mate's (freely acquired) 740 in the garage before the blizzard, has a flat and doesn't run. we got to the throttle body (along with removing all sorts of other little things) before calling it a night.

    I'll pop in this thread every time we make progress.
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  39. Post #119
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    What part of Ohio?
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  40. Post #120
    soy un perdedor
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    Dayton, about 40 minutes north of Cincinnati.
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