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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby IanS » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:01 pm

nissangirl74 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:18 pm
we only had 8 cars. BTW
"Only"

:bowrofl:

In other news, my little brother got me an excellent coffee table book for Christmas. It's "The History of the Japanese Automobile". Written in English, Published in Italy in 1986. Lots of excellent history, pictures, and technical drawings of 1900- mid 1980s automobilia covering not just production cars, but also racing varients. No idea where he found it, but it's awesome.


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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Dattebayo » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:35 pm

OK, we're doing the "10 years ago" thing? Hrm. 10 years ago I was still just climbing the hill. I hated trucks and thought I'd always drive some small coupe all my life. I also had a shi**y job and was back living with my parents.

Now I'm over that hill (I can't believe I'm 40 now, guh), I own a truck as my daily, I am my own boss, and I have a great apartment. But it's not a house, so there's still room for improvement. :chuckle:

I'm not doing anything racecar now, but I do get to climb up national monuments, other dangerous structures and I still am not afraid of heights! (I also have no hair problems, thanks dad)

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:42 pm

This has really been in-responded to for a month? What world do we live in?!?!?

Updates from me:

Evo needs a clutch

Wife’s 1.6t Tucson shot a hole in the block so it’s getting the engine replaced

I am driving a loaner vehicle and my mother-in-law backed into it... so I officially have 3 cars that are f***... 4 if you include my mother-in-laws

I just want my damn cars running again

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:38 pm

That's a lot of down cars.
Tuscon engine under warranty?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:56 pm

Tucson under warranty, yes. Only 30k on it and warranty was good until November of this year. I blame the PCV system for the engine failure. The fun fact is that if I would have fixed the issue with the PCV... it wouldn’t be covered. Luckily I didn’t touch it yet. Even funner fact... I had recently been talking with Greg about how the intake valves were WAY too dirty for a 30k mile motor and was looking at ways to clean them... well... they’ll be clean now cause they’re f*** brand new!

Evo is getting another quartermaster twin disk in it... this time with race disks. Also going to upgrade all the mounts to Torque Solution to hopefully avoid any further issues with reliability.

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Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:20 pm

Put a catch can on that Tuscon. I'm assuming it won't renew the warranty when they put a new engine in.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:19 pm

Correct... it’ll still only be covered until November. I’m going to put a catch can on it... straight up PCV delete instead of recirc... same setup I have on the Evo to keep absolutely everything away from the intake

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby audtatious » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:12 pm

Drive by wave to the Learned crew!!!

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:25 pm

GET OFF OUR LAWN!!!

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby audtatious » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:33 pm

Don't make the bunny come over there!!!

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Postby PEZi » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:16 pm

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby TurboSauce » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:24 pm

Hi Everybody!

Pancakes are great after intense sports.

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Postby AZ89two4Tsx » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:12 am

:whistle:

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby TurboSauce » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:36 pm

This is that weird post number.

How ya been?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby krimsonviper » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:57 pm

LOL I leave, party happens, come back after small party. I guess that's life.

10 years ago I was in school about to graduate going into dentistry, driving an N/A 2.0 3 and single.
Today I am in school about to graduate going into communications, driving a MS3 and still single!

Guess life change still has changes here and there.
FlatBlackIan wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:52 pm
You know, this thread almost dropped off the front page, I have to say that's a little disappointing.

I've been a ghost around here for half a decade. I think its time for an update....
What happened?
ADDirishboy wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:42 am
10 years ago I was in Tucson going to college, being a dumb 20 year old and making poor life decisions.

Today, I'm a dad and have an 11 month old boy, Theodore. Working as a maintenance mechanic fixing the automated sorting equipment at USPS, making almost triple what I made as a Firefighter.

Also, f*** it's been a long time since I've been on here.
Congrats on the baby. Hard to believe that much as changed. Scary how quick that flies, right?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby TurboSauce » Wed May 06, 2020 4:29 pm

I'm now the proud owner of a moderately high mileage G35

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby krimsonviper » Wed May 06, 2020 5:04 pm

TurboSauce wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 4:29 pm
I'm now the proud owner of a moderately high mileage G35
Pics and info!

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby TurboSauce » Wed May 06, 2020 9:46 pm

So I don't honestly have much pictures of it just yet because I've been focused on cleaning it up and doing maintenance.

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That was the hks replica exhast that I sold in the corner... I went back to stock exhaust and kept the test pipes, i'm also planning on using the hr y pipe as I already have one set aside.

Below is a 150k mile vq engine bay that has yet to be cleaned but it is on the list.

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The car came with a few surprises under the hood, plenum spacer, z tube for g35s, 75mm throttle body adapter (apparently the spacer and the adapter combo makes it so the tb hits the hood and the previous owner took it upon themselves to simply cut the hood... after destroying the hinges :eek:
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hochkis sway bars, tein s tech lowering springs aside from that it's got nav...

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I've so far bled the brakes, swapped out the clutch master and slave along with adding a SS clutch line (boy is that clip a pita) de-badged the autozone G35 emblems the owner put on it.. :eek: and then found out that they wired in some ebay h.i.d.'s where the fog lights were so thats why they aren't working... :squint:

(this is a video)

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Ended up ordering a new headlight harness for it to solve that wiring nightmare, also had to replace a washer pump motor because i'm guessing they killed that too.. the corner marker lights were ebay led's with water and about a foot of wiring in them.. so I ordered some new ones as well....

Overall this car has its fair share of :eek: :eek:
but it also has some redeeming qualities, and I got it for cheap so i'm not upset.
My plan is to fix it, drive it, and just gently show it what it's like to be loved.

How she's sitting currently:
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What's left is now to replace all the heater hoses, going to do an alignment and replace the front tires tomorrow, and then just drive it for a bit and see how she feels.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu May 07, 2020 8:25 am

Man that fog light wiring was wild! Lots of adapters going to adapters.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby audtatious » Thu May 07, 2020 8:28 am

Good luck with the G. Flush and fill everything, make sure the rear e-brake shoes are good as well.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby TurboSauce » Thu May 07, 2020 11:41 am

audtatious wrote:
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Good luck with the G. Flush and fill everything, make sure the rear e-brake shoes are good as well.
Yeah the brakes need a once over for sure and the ebrake only holds once it's all the way up so thats on the list to check

I've done a motor flush and plan to drain and fill the trans and diff in short order.

Coolant's gonna get a flush once i replace the heater core hoses so that's that.
PapaSmurf2k3 wrote:
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Man that fog light wiring was wild! Lots of adapters going to adapters.
It really drove me up a wall when I found out honestly. I had already traced all the fuses, and was at my witts end as to why they wern't coming on. Gave up trying to trace the electrics and said let me just change the bulb and ended up with that video.

To be honest the only thing that really upset my about it was that they spliced into the original light harness and glued the wires with heat shrink.

I figured trying to rerun new wires without doing new connectors was a wasted effort and would lead to problems later on so I just caved and bought two new harnesses.

The car is peppy though so that's good I guess

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby float_6969 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:00 am

Looking good! What's the plenum spacer and TB changes supposed to do?

I got a new S14 a week ago after looking for months. My previous S14 got hit by an old lady back in November and it took a while to get insurance sorted out. I won't quit raining long enough for me to get it cleaned up and take pics. The rain is supposed to quit after this weekend and I'll get pics of up after that.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby TurboSauce » Fri May 15, 2020 8:56 am

Arguably the tb and spacer increase airflow and grant an increase in horsepower. The TB claims gains in the upper rev range, while the plenum spacer is just a common mod many vq owners do and claim gains from. In my case the car feels responsive and not sluggish so I guess they do something? I wouldn't really know until I get on a dyno because of the high mileage.

Sorry about the loss of your old 14, but i'm gonna guess if you waited this long the new one should be just as clean if not cleaner than your old chassis?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby float_6969 » Fri May 15, 2020 9:05 am

I figured that's what that stuff was about, but I'm not up on VQ's, so I was curious what the claims were.

Definitely cleaner, and the old one has rust. I fixed it, but if a car has it, it's like cancer. I noticed a new spot on the rear fender just the other day actually.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby TurboSauce » Sun May 17, 2020 6:47 am

Any pics of how bad also post pics of the new one, do you think an under body coating would've helped? (i've never seen snow much lest lived in an area with it)

I feel like hp claims without dyno sheets and same day testing of different parts is like selling snake oil so these parts came with the car but wouldn't be mod's i'd have done myself personally.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby xckid » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:58 pm

I cannot believe this thread is still alive lol

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby float_6969 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:19 am

TurboSauce wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 6:47 am
Any pics of how bad also post pics of the new one, do you think an under body coating would've helped? (i've never seen snow much lest lived in an area with it)

I feel like hp claims without dyno sheets and same day testing of different parts is like selling snake oil so these parts came with the car but wouldn't be mod's i'd have done myself personally.
I don't have any pics of the rust and it's between the seams where the rear quarter and inner fender meet, so it doesn't really show up in pics.

Here's a pic of the new one
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I totally agree about horsepower claims, ESPECIALLY small power claims. There's too much variability in dyno's to accurately measure small power changes.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby shinebrightS13 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:06 am

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs"

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