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Old 06-10-2020, 06:53 PM   #5781
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KJC - that looks amazing!



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Old 06-10-2020, 08:46 PM   #5782
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KJC - that looks amazing!

Agree. That is quite the transformation. Costs?
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Old 06-11-2020, 01:56 AM   #5783
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Work done by Fibrenew, which is a franchise operation. He spent about 2.5 hours on it; total cost $295. Amazing work!! Made it look 1000% better, but not too new or perfect, so it wouldn’t look weird next to the passenger’s seat.
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Old 06-11-2020, 06:29 AM   #5784
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That looks great. One of the reasons I wanted a black interior is because lighter colors show wear so much more. You got outstanding results! Congrats.


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Old 06-12-2020, 06:49 AM   #5785
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For car shows. I still have the original cover to use during drives if I want.

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Right on man! That looks super!
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Old 06-12-2020, 09:07 AM   #5786
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Nice job on the seat
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Old 06-13-2020, 05:19 PM   #5787
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Busy maintenance day....... low temp thermostat, engine mount, bleeder valve and cap...... it's shifting better, running cooler, instead of on the zero on 180 it right on the line above 180......

Too soon to tell about the bleeder/cap, BUT the bleeder spring seems much stiffer than the old bleeder, and it's not "popping" up after being driven......

For those interested in the motor mount, it's easy to drive the old insert out using the tools to pull wheel bearings once you drill out what's left of the center. Using a not too big bench vise I was able to push the new insert in (left it in the freezer for a day)....... basically start with little pushes, and switch between "edges" on the mount......

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Old 06-14-2020, 05:38 AM   #5788
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I drain my power steering fluid and replaced it with new CHF11S. I cracked the large fitting on the low pressure line and 800ml slowly came out. I changed my air filter and cleaned some dust off the engine while I waited. The old fluid was in 19 years and 51000 miles. Fun times
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:38 AM   #5789
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Tackled the inadvertent horn issue after mortifying my 15 year old daughter driving through town and beeping on every bump. I cut four pieces of weatherstripping about 1" square and punched a hole in the center of each. I then put the bolts that hold the airbag bracket through them and bolted it back up works like a charm.
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Tackled the inadvertent horn issue after mortifying my 15 year old daughter driving through town and beeping on every bump. I cut four pieces of weatherstripping about 1" square and punched a hole in the center of each. I then put the bolts that hold the airbag bracket through them and bolted it back up works like a charm.
Thanks for the tip! I'll remember that.
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Old 06-15-2020, 01:29 PM   #5791
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Took her for a stretch from Evergreen over Juniper Pass (11,110') past the base of Mt. Evans, through Idaho Springs & Georgetown, CO, up over Loveland Pass (11,990'), through Keystone, Frisco, and Breckenridge, and then home over Hoosier and Kenosha Passes. Burned off a 1/2 tank of gas with the top down all the way.

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Old 06-15-2020, 01:30 PM   #5792
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Removed bumper to clean radiator and condensers. Was not expecting it to be that bad since prior owner switched bumper and thought it would have gotten cleaned? Going to try and install some mesh to help keep the big stuff out.




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And the day before, she took me to the trailhead for a little MTB action.

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Old 06-18-2020, 04:47 PM   #5794
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Finally got rid of the brittle, broken visor mirror covers with these 3D printed covers from #uniwerksdesign
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After cleaning out the radiator, got a wild hair and decided to install gutter guard in the vent openings and going to respray the front bumper!




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Old 06-19-2020, 10:56 AM   #5796
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Installed new rear trunk struts then drove to work!
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Old 06-19-2020, 06:52 PM   #5797
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I had to pull the front bumper cover off to replace a horn and the yearly radiator clean out. While I was in there, I reattached my emergency frunk release cable. I thought I would post a couple of pics for newcomers to help understand rerouting access, etc. I used duct tape to attach the coil to the bumper rail.

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Been meaning to do a good job on wheel cleaning for a while now. I do a decent job each time I wash the car, but wanted to do more of a ‘deep clean,’ to include cleaning up the inner barrels of the wheels as well. So last fall I got some Griot’s Heavy Duty Wheel Cleaner and, since the weather went bad on me before I got a chance to try it out, I stored it and waited for spring. Finally, a couple days ago, got around to tackling the project. The stuff worked well, getting the face of the wheels super clean and doing a pretty decent job (90%) on the barrels—I wasn’t expecting miracles on that part so I was happy with what I got.

What I hadn’t planned was this: My brake calipers had gotten really nasty over the years, and while I’ve done brake work plenty of times I hadn’t even attempted to improve their looks. I had taken the wheels off to be able to do the thorough cleaning so, as I wrapped up, I took a microfiber towel that was still damp with wheel cleaner and wiped them down. I was encouraged by how much stuff came off, so I dove into it, spraying them down with the wheel cleaner, letting it set a few minutes, agitating (wheel brush, MF towel, toothbrush), rinsing, repeating. I have no idea if it’ll hold up, but I threw some sealant on them and buffed as a last step.

I was pretty amazed with the results. I had read a few threads on repainting calipers, thinking that was the only technique that would be successful in improving their looks. As it is, while they’re certainly not “like new,” they are enough improved that I’m going to defer on repainting indefinitely. We’ll see what they look like in a few weeks/months…

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Playing with old headlights

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Old 06-20-2020, 03:22 PM   #5800
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Welcomed her big sister home. 2006 Turbo S. 520 ponies with 80,000 miles. Arrived by transit yesterday.

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