That dark green color is one of my favoritesStarted planning out how to patch rust through holes into trunk behind rear wheels to keep what gets thrown off tires out of trunk wells on each side. Got metal to bend/fabricate patches on both sides. I'm thinking will install from inside trunk once metal is shaped then JB weld in place, then seal from outside. Just trying to get a few more years out of her, only 140K miles (2001 LE 4 cyl dark green) but car has lived its life in Buffalo NY, snow and salt, etc., have taken toll.
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If it's worth your time to repair it, and sell it for some cash, I'd say doooo iiiiiit.My alternator crapped out on me last week, so I replaced it with a reman'd Denso from RockAuto. I drained the battery a little too much on Friday (my electronics started turning off right as I reached my driveway), so I got a jump from my father's car. Drove around for about 40 mins, the new alternator works like a charm. I might just let them keep the core charge, buy a repair kit, then fix the broken one, then sell the alternator for more. Not sure what I want to do, tbh.
Yes I too got into this practice when in the heavy vehicle industry. It only takes half a minute, or even less. I discovered the feedback when hitting the tire with a hefty rubber mallet was much better than kicking the tire. And better for the shoe.Stmoloud,
As a truck driver I usta take a swing at the tires (one at a time .. all 18) with the “cheater bar” and it soon became amazing how one could tell how much pressure was in the tire w a good swift “thump”. We had heavier and longer “cheater bars”. On big flatbed trucks the cheater bar is the steel bar that’s used to tighten the chain “binders”.
Been doing that some on my Toyota’s but haven’t found a good cheater bar yet.