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Old 11-19-2009, 09:26 AM   #46
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Yeah, it did just die. I think at this point I'd rather just wait until spring anyway. My bill for the car is already reaching the tipping point of selling, so I'd rather spread it out into next year.
Don't want to threadjack, but....well, I am going to.

What's up with the 540 that has you headed in that direction?
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:39 AM   #47
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By the way, I paid 150$ solo, so if you ask him for a deal on 5 cars, it will be much cheaper!... i'll forward you guys the number as soon as i get it. I know he has a website too, so just ask him i guess.... IF you guys are interested.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:49 AM   #48
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Don't want to threadjack, but....well, I am going to.

What's up with the 540 that has you headed in that direction?
I dunno where to start, but just non stop issues within the last 3 or 4 months. Power steering pump, control arms, cooling system crap, plus a bunch of little stuff. And now the latest is a bunch of vac leaks, and a thermostat. And apparently (although I'm not convinced) the vac leaks are coming from the intake mani gaskets, and CCV and something else, even though I just replaced them less than 40,000km ago. It's in getting checked right now. Needless to say I'm pissed, and it's getting to the point of cutting my losses and giving up. But I just don't know.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:12 AM   #49
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Damn. Well, let me know if I can help. I've got room in the garage for one car but now with room to open all 4 doors!

Hey Topaz, what film did he use?
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:56 PM   #50
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Thanks for the offer. I haven't decided what I'm gonna do yet though.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:25 PM   #51
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Sorry guys, didn't die. Mike gave me the name of the guy and I think we can just call and book an appointment. PM for the name / number.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:07 PM   #52
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Pee Emm sent, though that price from Topaz's guy is awfully tempting depending on the type of film used.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:17 AM   #53
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"The tint I use its SLP high performance my # 613 -883- 2837!"

That's all his info... if you have any questions, just give him a call!
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:00 AM   #54
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I dunno where to start, but just non stop issues within the last 3 or 4 months. Power steering pump, control arms, cooling system crap, plus a bunch of little stuff. And now the latest is a bunch of vac leaks, and a thermostat. And apparently (although I'm not convinced) the vac leaks are coming from the intake mani gaskets, and CCV and something else, even though I just replaced them less than 40,000km ago. It's in getting checked right now. Needless to say I'm pissed, and it's getting to the point of cutting my losses and giving up. But I just don't know.

Getting a smoke test?

After all of the fun I had with my intake manifold gaskets, I still get the 1175 and some misfires from time to time. New O2 sensors have it running well, aside from that. Going to do the spark plug boots this weekend, and test a theory.......I'll report back on it if it works.

But I know exactly where you are on the car. I have declared my intent to sell so many times now it's silly. But I can't find anything I like as much. One of these days, I'll snap and sell, but....(shrugs)
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:35 AM   #55
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Getting a smoke test?

After all of the fun I had with my intake manifold gaskets, I still get the 1175 and some misfires from time to time. New O2 sensors have it running well, aside from that. Going to do the spark plug boots this weekend, and test a theory.......I'll report back on it if it works.

But I know exactly where you are on the car. I have declared my intent to sell so many times now it's silly. But I can't find anything I like as much. One of these days, I'll snap and sell, but....(shrugs)
Yeah, had it checked out and fixed. Apparently the ccv failed (only 40k old), which caused an increase in crank case vacuum, and as a result tore several gaskets (several of which were quite new) which were the sources of the leaks. It's Just money though right
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You guys need to be quiet. I just got mine!! Let me discover the love hate relations on my own.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:45 AM   #57
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You guys need to be quiet. I just got mine!! Let me discover the love hate relations on my own.
Sorry, you're right. What I meant to say, was that I went in to get it checked and fixed, and they told me all it required was a hug. So I hugged it, and the check engine light went out. They also gave me a free lolly pop.
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On that note, I cracked one of the clips for the Kidneys last night. I opened the hood to admire the VANOS whirring gear noise...It's like music to my ears, a 4 year old playing on a violin with a broken string kind of music.

Any ideas where to get a set of black matte ones? So far Umnitza was the cheapest but Eurodyne seem to have the better quality...
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:58 AM   #59
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I just got mine off e-bay. Can't remember who. They don't fit quite right, but they do the job until I get the whole hood redone.
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"The tint I use its SLP high performance my # 613 -883- 2837!"

That's all his info... if you have any questions, just give him a call!
Google reveals nothing about "SLP window tint". :/
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