I've had fuck all to do lately, so I've been watching most of initial D the last few days... makes me want to go outside and actually weld my ae86 together... I just suck at welding.
>my inspiration for getting 240
Do it man, longer you let it sit longer you cant sit in it. I felt the same for my engine job for the 240 until I actually went and did it. Speaking of which, taking my 240 to the shop to let the guy look at my timing cover. Apparently it might just need new RTV sealant. If not, $100 timing chain cover order which isnt too bad :)
I don't have a license for another 8 months anyway... not that it would really hinder me from driving it if I could anyway.
I'm a horrible person when it comes to learning new stuff.
The beta used to be free, but then you'd have a untested antivirus running around in your files, I cant find it though.
hipster jdm tyte airplane etc
Put spinners on it
My friend came over yesterday and we decided to investigate some brake noise coming from the rear-passenger side wheel of my CRX. My buddy's done brakes before, but never drums, and I have little experience with brakes at all aside from moped brakes. We figured we'd take a look though.
We got the tire off, knocked the drum loose and yanked that off too. The brakes and everything surrounding them were black, coated in millimeters of wet brake dust. So tasty. The first thing we noticed is that the dust boots on the piston(s) were off, and the whole piston assembly looked pretty janky. I got the bright idea to see if everything was working correctly and hopped in the car and pushed down the brake. Needless to say, brake fluid sprayed all over the place, the piston(s) hyper-extended, and the automatic slack-adjuster deseated from the pads. Thus began the journey.
We decided that the piston assembly needed replacing becasue of the corrosion inside and on the pistons themselves, so we took that off (with the pads still in place mind you) adn brought it to our local O'reilly's. $10, they'd have it tomorrow morning. Realizing that we couldn't do anything until we got that part in, we decided to cut our losses and wait til today to continue work.
One thing that I wanted to do before we just left teh CRX sit up all night was put a jack stand under teh axle, in case the jack failed for some reason. In the process of jacking up the car further to fit the stand under the axle the apparently rusty as hell jacking point where my jack was positioned failed, the car dropped about 8 inches, and I just about had a heart attack. The jack caught on a bolt sticking out of the frame and a frame ledge though and no damage was done. We wound up sticking a log under the axle and removing the jack.
Thinking that things could only get better from there, we decided to meet before we each had to work. I grabbed the part this morning, we met, and tackled it again. Disassembly of the brake assembly to reseat the slack adjuster was a pain. But we got it, installed the new piston, and bled the brakes in only a matter of two hours. Solved the problem too. Not too shabby for two guys who have no idea what they are doing.
A few things I took away from this:
Check for rust on your jack points(!)
Drum brakes suck.
Fixing shit on your own car is fun.
Drum brakes suck.
Brake parts for 80's Honda Civics are cheap as hell.
Thus ends my first adventure in car ownership. Sorry for the wall of text.
I haven't use jack points once on my car
I just lift from where it's not soft
Fixing shit on/in your car by yourself is the best way to fix your car imo. You learn a lot about your car, and you appreciate it more knowing that you fixed it yourself
Most of the stuff sounds like they are hard to do but when you get down to it it's usually quite easy
yeah drum brakes suck dick, i hate the accord has rear drums
Drum brakes seem pretty simple to me
LTD has disc brakes.
/o/ is easy as fuck to troll
disc brakes on the rear are annoying too because they usually have the pistons that has to be turned back into the thing, can't just push them.
can be a pain in the ass to turn back in.
There needs to be some Metro Detroit people on here, I need help with the Cobra. My dad doesn't feel like working on it, so I now need help with dropping the trans. Im only 110 pounds, that tranny weights more than me...
I'm doing a internship (as part of my mechanical engineering class) at a transmission compagny (Berttransmission) who build trans for stock car and racing cars across the US/Canada.
It is interesting but overwhelming because I'm the only one modeling and making CAD in the place.
also: My r154 isnt worth rebuilding, I'm buying a new one
Today has to be the best day ever, I just got my car back this morning, worked on it from 10am to 8pm, Really really tired.
Of course I couldn't have done it without Evilskydiver and my Grandpa, we worked as a team and it still took 10 hours of labor.
I knew it, it was the flexplate that was causing the whole mess, just as I told the mechaninc, and he just blew it off like it was nothing.
So as of when I got the car back
Reinstall the intercooler and radiatior the proper way
Move the MAF which he did not do
-had to splice into the wiring harness, cut off the current MAF connector then move it, turns out a black and brown wire went two places, major pain in the ass that caused the car not to start.
Move the PCV line which he did not do
-Damn thing was causing oil to spew out from the valve cover and oil cap, fixed that and saved 200 bucks from making the shop do it. Original mechanics fault because time and time again, I told him this goes pre turbo, not post turbo, so boosed oil lines :P
Install the E fan wiring which he did not do
-not as massive pain in the ass, but relay wiring and zip ties.
Install the rest of the intercooler piping properly
-The original mechanic decided to completely fuck this up, he literally cut up my drivers side intake pipe because I started finding it throughout the intercooler system, thanks.
Get my exhaust system installed
-So much for having anymore money after the 450 dollar fix to make the car run.
Move the O2 Sensor
-he decided not to do this either, well it shouldn't be too hard, but that's what I said about the MAF.
Figure out why my Wastegate Acutator doesn't work
- Because I got a misadjusted MBC which was causing the turbo to go whack. Took it off and it fixed the issue.
Hook up the Boost gauge
The first time driving it about 8 miles or so was scary, the vac system was all messed up and the car would run really rough, we manually had to hook the fan to the battery whenever we started it up. Once we got it back and rerouted the PCV, then it stopped leaking oil.
Damage had been done though, all the piping turbo side had gunk and oil in it, including the MAF sensor. Thankfully though, it was an aftermarket one that was expendable. The car ran rather rough because of the dying MAF so that had to be worked on as well, on top of the E fan, which as of right now held in by zip ties.
You ninja'd me :0
Is it normal that my transmission fluid level reads a little low when it gets really hot after a long drive?
I drove around my town for about an hour, checked level, it was below the "cold" level. Got home, let it cool for an hour, started it up, it read at just above the "hot" level.
Doesn't sound very good. Isn't it supposed to rise when you're driving?
I have no idea. It doesn't shift funny, it doesn't slip, it isn't acting odd, and it doesn't leak (as far as i can tell).
also my ~brand new~ ac compressor's clutch slips sometimes, and the whole thing gets hot and causes me to lose a LOT of power. Not like the poor engine has much left anyway.
Does it smell odd? If it has a burnt smell then you should replace it
it definitely doesn't, it is not discolored nor does it have any junk in it.
probably just the fluid being more viscous so it thinks its lower. Unless the drop is HUGE I wouldnt worry about it
Maybe the transmission oil turns into steam at high temperatures and then turns back into oil when it's cool?
but seriously, like areolop said don't worry about it unless strange things start happening
This will probably sound very stupid, but I have a question about standard/manual transmissions.
I have driven 2 in my entire life, and I always thought a key aspect of it that was taught to me sounded odd. Basically, my friend told me to put the car in neutral and coast to a stop (which makes sense), but also to do it before switching gears. Basically, if you're slowing down go to neutral to aide in coasting and then switch to the appropriate gear, usually when going from 3rd to 1st.
Is it normal to just progressively downshift or does going from high gear to neutral directly to low gear make more sense?
why would anyone get a beetle they are the worst
Update on Turbo Wagon Project.
Its a 1995 850
I offered her 1600$
The AC don't work,Tie Rod's need work,and windshield wipers dont work.
The interior has seen far better days, and the exterior is OMG HELP ME.
Rear hatch is Fuuuubbarrred.
Im just waiting now for her to bite my hook and I get a turbo project.
If it has that much wrong with it, you may be able bring it down to 1500.
Once you get it in shape, it really pays off, trust me.
Usually, I progressively down-shift because my brakes would be dead by now if I didn't. That, or my clutch because I suck at RPM matching
i always thought you just downshift progressively so that if you dont come to a stop you're in the right gear to accelerate
Had to swerve to miss a giant piece of tyre today. Was going about 60 on a dual carriageway going round a long bend. Saw the tyre appear once the car in front of me had passed it, so I turned just enough so I wouldn't lose control and that I would just say miss it. Must have been centimetres away from hitting it. Few meters ahead I saw a huge truck on the heard shoulder with one of it's right back tyres completed shredded off.
Two weeks later since I ordered my Supercharger kit, Will tells me ZZP hasn't shipped yet, how in the hell fucking slow. Was hoping to come home today and install my shit but no, another 1 or two weeks to go again!
Went at the stealership to get me some coolant elbow I had forgotten to buy.
Ordered two rear shocks today too, finally gonna get rid of the aged ones on the rear once I get them and come back home next week. (Working far sucks, should get those Monday, but won't be home till next Thursday.)