1. Post #1121
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
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    February 2005
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    Since that accident, I'm wondering what's the best recording tool to set up in the car while I'm driving.
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  2. Post #1122
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    August 2005
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    GoPro if you want to spend money.
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  3. Post #1123
    Bring the Noise!
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    January 2007
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    There's a loose connection somewhere in my car stereo, whenever i hit a bump or anything that will shake the car a little, sound will cut from one speaker and music might go quieter as a result. Then just driving until i hit another small bump the speaker will come back to life. It's really annoying. Any ideas where the problem is most likely to be? The speaker? The stereo/radio system itself?
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  4. Post #1124
    IT WAS ONLY $1 SO WHY NOT BUY A TITLE?
    Tukimoshi's Avatar
    March 2007
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    There's a loose connection somewhere in my car stereo, whenever i hit a bump or anything that will shake the car a little, sound will cut from one speaker and music might go quieter as a result. Then just driving until i hit another small bump the speaker will come back to life. It's really annoying. Any ideas where the problem is most likely to be? The speaker? The stereo/radio system itself?
    I'm no expert but I'm just gonna put it out there that nobody here will be able to tell you. The connection to the speaker could be lose, part of the wire could of snagged on something, the connection to the stereo could be bad, the stereo itself could be bad, etc. It's most likely just a loose connection though and if you want, you should check the speaker and stereo wires.
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  5. Post #1125
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    September 2006
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    So turns out there was almost no fluid in my transmission. Bought a couple of quarts of some generic fluid as a temporary solution until I can get the fluid my car needs
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  6. Post #1126
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    this is the RX7 up at JEI that is getting a miata swap because the owner says the stock engine is too powerful


    gets me every fucking time
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  7. Post #1127
    IT WAS ONLY $1 SO WHY NOT BUY A TITLE?
    Tukimoshi's Avatar
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    this is the RX7 up at JEI that is getting a miata swap because the owner says the stock engine is too powerful


    gets me every fucking time
    too powerful


    But seriously, why would you buy an RX-7 and then decide the engine is too powerful? What a waste. I hope someone makes good use of the engine out of it.
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  8. Post #1128
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    Worst comes to worst, you can try to find a different engine and get it swapped.
    Even then, I'm still set to be under budget for buying a running one, so it's a good deal either way.

    So you're 100% sure it's a blown head gasket and not just some symptoms it has that makes it most likely?

    On my Golf me and dad thought the head gasket had blown between two cylinders since it wasn't running on those two but it was just the spark plug leads that had been mixed up.
    The guy I bought it from said he heard some noises from the engine and cut it off. When he got home, he ran it to be greeted by a bad noise. So basically I don't think a rod got jammed or anything, so I figure the block is at least still intact.
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  9. Post #1129
    GOLF WANG
    Alec W's Avatar
    August 2006
    7,602 Posts
    give me that motor please
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  10. Post #1130
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
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    February 2005
    17,664 Posts
    Here's my vehicle


    and here's the wound OH GOD WHY ME OH WHY WHY ME GOD DAMN
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  11. Post #1131
    black people
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    April 2008
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    Here's my vehicle


    and here's the wound OH GOD WHY ME OH WHY WHY ME GOD DAMN
    oh my sex

    Edited:

    not the wound

    Edited:

    that's the opposite of sex
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  12. Post #1132
    GOLF WANG
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    August 2006
    7,602 Posts
    the front end of that thing makes me want one


    but yeah i'll tow the truck to your place if you do a full swap
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  13. Post #1133
    World's Okayest Comic Guy
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    February 2005
    17,664 Posts
    oh my sex

    Edited:

    not the wound

    Edited:

    that's the opposite of sex
    it's like having sex (metaphorically. my dick is allergic to the exhaust pipe) with the hottest chick ever, but you cannot help but look at her elbow wound
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  14. Post #1134
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    October 2009
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    I'm looking for my first car, and why are there so many freaking Mercedes from '83-00?

    They are so cheap as well! What the hell is wrong with all of them?
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  15. Post #1135
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    July 2011
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    This thread make me rage so much. Jalous of all of you guys who can:
    A) drive their car in the winter (because their projet car is alright in the snow OR because there is no winter in warm places)
    B) Work on their car because of whatever reason.

    When I put mine in storage the owners told me it was ok to do mecanics and wrench on it (one of the reason I paid a bit more for THAT storage place) BUT the last time I went there they told me you couldn't and it is written on the contract (didn't read it because they fucking told me it was ok). FFS THEY EVEN BOUGHT A ELECTRIC CORD SO I COULD PLUG A LIGHT TO WORK.

    Now I'm counting down the days until I get it out of storage, pull the engine/trans, clean up the mess, change a shitton of shit, put it back in. Install all the goodies, RIDE THE SHIT OUTTA IT.
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  16. Post #1136
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    August 2007
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    I'm looking for my first car, and why are there so many freaking Mercedes from '83-00?

    They are so cheap as well! What the hell is wrong with all of them?
    I might be wrong on this, but I always thought mid to late nineties Mercs suffered from bad electrical problems.
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  17. Post #1137
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    February 2008
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    I might be wrong on this, but I always thought mid to late nineties Mercs suffered from bad electrical problems.
    Parts may also be expensive or hard to find.
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  18. Post #1138
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  19. Post #1139
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    December 2011
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    Oh sheezy

    we should all buy mustangs and be facestang
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  20. Post #1140
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    June 2009
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    Well my mustang will be on hiatus. I got a D in math so that means I commited genocide. I have to wait even longer and let that sweet orange one go.
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  21. Post #1141
    MasterDragon
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    May 2009
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    I'm looking for my first car, and why are there so many freaking Mercedes from '83-00?

    They are so cheap as well! What the hell is wrong with all of them?
    Probably maintenance is a bitch, get a volvo.

    That is probably why all the BMW 7 Series here are like 2 grand, because maintenance for a year will be double what the car is worth.
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  22. Post #1142
    IT WAS ONLY $1 SO WHY NOT BUY A TITLE?
    Tukimoshi's Avatar
    March 2007
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    Well my mustang will be on hiatus. I got a D in math so that means I commited genocide. I have to wait even longer and let that sweet orange one go.
    Dude, that's nothing. Apparently wanting to go to a city over to buy a 1989 car is committing genocide. My friend who wants to come with me is apparently now a fucking idiot who didn't buy his own car, I'm getting scammed (I'm just going to look at it) and apparently any car older than the one I'm driving is automatically worse and that I'm spending all of my money to go look at this car (It's $25 for walk-on round-trip ROFL). My mom makes so much sense :derp:

    I admit the car is a little overpriced but is http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...820176224.html
    worth $500? I don't think so. Plus I talked him down to $3500
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  23. Post #1143
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    Unfortunately, I live in an area where cars are really expensive. There's a perfectly clean KA 240SX up here in Victoria right now for $5200.

    The cheapest Skyline I've ever seen around here was $6000. Cars are not cheap here. As a benefit, my truck is worth more than it would be elsewhere, but it also means popular cars are very steeply priced.
    It's mostly because I live in a very tourist-y areas so not many cars are for sale, which makes nice cars even rarer, thus making the price go up.
    $6000 for a skyline of any form?

    Expensive?

    What fucking planet are you from, that's cheap as FUCK.
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  24. Post #1144
    IT WAS ONLY $1 SO WHY NOT BUY A TITLE?
    Tukimoshi's Avatar
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    $6000 for a skyline of any form?

    Expensive?

    What fucking planet are you from, that's cheap as FUCK.
    http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pm...813372987.html

    There's one for $5300.

    All the nice ones are in the 12k-25k range though. And yeah, I admit that 6k is cheap for a Skyline but all the 240SXs here are bone-stock KA automatics for 3k+,
    the only AE86 in the area is riced to hell and is also $3k and most of the late 90s Golfs here are $4000-$6000. A 1990 CRX in Good Condition is $5000.
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  25. Post #1145
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    March 2005
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    Since that accident, I'm wondering what's the best recording tool to set up in the car while I'm driving.
    I spent 5 on a dashboard mount for my phone which came with an in-car charger then downloaded a cheap app which records on a 10 minute loop. If you've got a phone with a decent camera then that's a good bet.

    Only trouble is that I don't record for the purpose of a crash, more when going out for a good drive so there's a chance I might film me stuffing it into a ditch, if I do then I'll share it with you lot for a laugh, have had a couple of hairy moments but I didn't have the dashmount back then
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  26. Post #1146
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    January 2011
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    Wow $5300 skyline that runs and everything

    fuck you

    Edited:

    ...........why?

    Fox body mustang convertibles are bitch cars.....

    Ugh....

    Seriously man, I love foxes, but what the fuck is up with you and verts.
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  27. Post #1147
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    December 2011
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    I like convertibles

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  28. Post #1148
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    Convertibles are cool and all, but convertible foxes are just bitch cars.
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  29. Post #1149
    Peng Weed Erryday
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    August 2005
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    The lighter sockets went the other day (conveniently I was trying to drive home from a city 200 miles away and couldn't fall back on the sat nav).

    Turned out to be a fuse, they're behind the glovebox and there's a diagram saying which does what, except it's wrong. It states that F46 is 15amp for lighters but actually f47 is that one. F46 is for the ABS module and is 7.5a. Just a heads up if anyone is changing the fuse for a cigar lighter on a mk1 Ford Focus.
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  30. Post #1150
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    December 2005
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    Wow $5300 skyline that runs and everything

    fuck you

    Edited:



    ...........why?

    Fox body mustang convertibles are bitch cars.....

    Ugh....

    Seriously man, I love foxes, but what the fuck is up with you and verts.
    going to fix the transmission and resell it
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  31. Post #1151
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    The lighter sockets went the other day (conveniently I was trying to drive home from a city 200 miles away and couldn't fall back on the sat nav).

    Turned out to be a fuse, they're behind the glovebox and there's a diagram saying which does what, except it's wrong. It states that F46 is 15amp for lighters but actually f47 is that one. F46 is for the ABS module and is 7.5a. Just a heads up if anyone is changing the fuse for a cigar lighter on a mk1 Ford Focus.
    Fiesta fuse map is a bit skewed too.
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  32. Post #1152
    Peng Weed Erryday
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    August 2005
    5,120 Posts
    I imagine they're very similar. When I pulled the fuse out it didn't look broken. The Haynes manual has the correct list though so it was all good.
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  33. Post #1153
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    May 2009
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    fixed lights
    Got LL Opel H7 bulbs :)
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  34. Post #1154
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    January 2011
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    going to fix the transmission and resell it
    Understandable. Says it's a good platform for V8 swap so I'm assuming it's a fourpot vert? IIRC not many Convertibles were V6, they were either V8 GTs or LXs, or four banger LXs.

    On another note, helluva deal on it. There's a ton around here for that price too, which kind of makes me want one. But I can't even afford the $500 Datsun 510 I want right now...
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  35. Post #1155
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    brap brap
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  36. Post #1156
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    January 2011
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    is this a call out for a skids contest

    because you know I am totally game
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  37. Post #1157
    Concur's Avatar
    December 2011
    1,964 Posts
    we should all get video's of our skid sounds/ engine noisulars yah?
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  38. Post #1158
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    June 2006
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    I'll get a clip of my diesel... Cold, You'll love it
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  39. Post #1159
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    December 2005
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    Understandable. Says it's a good platform for V8 swap so I'm assuming it's a fourpot vert? IIRC not many Convertibles were V6, they were either V8 GTs or LXs, or four banger LXs.

    On another note, helluva deal on it. There's a ton around here for that price too, which kind of makes me want one. But I can't even afford the $500 Datsun 510 I want right now...
    automatic four banger is all i know
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  40. Post #1160
    Can i have a tital Dav0r?
    Dylan_94's Avatar
    August 2005
    1,899 Posts
    I just changed the terminals on my battery, and how my stereo won't let me use it, because honda thinks that there is a point in making you reset the radio with a code every time the battery is unplugged/dies. The problem is, i don't have the code, or the title to the vehicle (yet). FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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