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post #121 of 547 Old 04-17-2013, 11:44 PM
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Hopefully home depot stocks it. The driveway is nice, probably could fit 6 cars in it. One of the rental houses.
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New gas cap, $8. Cheap and easy fix!
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After dealing with the stupid ignition switch not wanting to work with my
factory key for months, decided it was time to replace it. Found one on
JC Whitney OEM for $55. Nothing to it it you follow directions on you tube
and google. Took all of 15 minutes.
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Did an oil change. Also need a new radiator, the original is seeping at the top.





The tank was full 3 weeks ago before I took a trip to Houston.
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^ yeah pm... been my life for past 6 months.... coolant drops about every 3 weeks even if i check it every week LOL..

i personally havent found an external leak.... i think my problem lies with the intake gaskets and coolant draws into the cylinder. or the bank cross over hose might be done(factory OEM)




to everyone..

what should i buy this year? coilovers or a stand alone ECM (aka.. mega squirt)


i'm tired of my car handling like an avalon(lulz)

but i'm VERY tired of my pissed off stock ecm,.. and honestly can't ever make it happy ..so i NEED a standalone at some point


also i have tinted front corner lights...should i go full storm trooper and tint the tail/brake lights?

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oooh funny story was looking through the engine bay today and the radiator in my car has started seeping from that top section as well..new rad comin soon
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Yeah that's how I found out. Went to take off the oil filter and I saw the crusty stuff.

Yesterday I was looking at my options for radiator replacements and I think a spectra rad from AutoZone will be the best choice. Lifetime warranty and price is ok. I'm hoping AZ puts out one of the $20OFF a $100 or more coupon soon.

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^ yeah pm... been my life for past 6 months.... coolant drops about every 3 weeks even if i check it every week LOL..

i personally havent found an external leak.... i think my problem lies with the intake gaskets and coolant draws into the cylinder. or the bank cross over hose might be done(factory OEM)




to everyone..

what should i buy this year? coilovers or a stand alone ECM (aka.. mega squirt)


i'm tired of my car handling like an avalon(lulz)

but i'm VERY tired of my pissed off stock ecm,.. and honestly can't ever make it happy ..so i NEED a standalone at some point


also i have tinted front corner lights...should i go full storm trooper and tint the tail/brake lights?
I don't know much about engine management but coilovers would be a good choice. That paired with a bigger rear sway bar would really transform how the car handles. Just with new struts and a trd rsb, my car handles soooo much better than the before. It takes corners like a champ, even with the very soft power steering.

I remember seeing the tails after you put on a spray paint coat. They looked a tinted there.

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yeah the ECM conversation is tough...however i found a forum where someone with a 1mz MR2 running off meqasquirt... and was nice enough to upload his fuel map/program...

but thats also $600(a steal for stand alone ecm) and alot of brain hurt...

but cheaper than coilovers lol

both will happen one..day but prob only one this summer....we'll see



nah..my tail lights aren't tinted... i think those pics may look like that from taking pics in my garage at night with no flash lol.....

but i asked one of my friends and he said "nah it'd look like everyone else's "sweet" car"

which i almost agree.. the tinted tails fad is kinda overkilll.....
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I got a nice surprise in the mail today

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oh jealous. keep us updated...
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Don't be too jealous, all my knowledge of coilovers are summed up in 10 minutes of youtube videos

Yeah I have some super stubborn bolts in the rear... caliper assembly is all e'ffed up from the last shop i went to that gave me a "super deal" on replacing the strut mounts back there two years ago.

So now the car sits in the garage overnight because atll the stores are closed and i need a new caliper bolt. eeeh. That's why you shouldn't work on your car during a weekday.



Cause I got nothing else going on until after work tomorrow, I pained the inside and top of the strut towers, you know, to ~feel~ like im doing rust prevention.


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Ooooo shiny new coilovers.

Got my new radiator delivered.



The monthly wash(yesterday), and of course it's raining today.



Cleaned the interior for the first time this year.




Got the custom tint in the back.
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Got the custom tint in the back.
I can tell by the purple hue on all the rear seats

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