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What have you done to your vehicle lately?

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by TheCytochromeC, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 16, 2008
    I was thinking the same thing...the KX65 wasn't very Mr. MSF'ish of you. LOL

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  2. Shotgun Jeremy

    Shotgun Jeremy TGT Addict

    Jul 8, 2012
    Copperas Cove
    Then what did they get you on?
  3. deemus

    deemus TGT Addict

    Feb 1, 2010
    It was made up shit. It had a very thin coating on it, but no drips or other spots. Very conveniently, he could swap that out in about two hours for only $300.

    The only shop did the inspection. I asked it they had an suggestions on maint. Brake fluid and power steering fluid swaps were the only things.

    I left a rating on Yelp, and the owner emailed me within an hour. I told them who it was, and you could tell they had other complaints on the guy. The sales guys get a bonus on the upsale. There was no problem with my PS.
  4. Lost Spurs

    Lost Spurs Active Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Well, son of a gun. Drove the bike to work in pouring rain yesterday. (Car still don't run after blowing up the engine). All went well besides looking like a drowned rat when I got to work. No big deal. Set the gloves, jacket and backpack up to dry. Went up to the locker room and tossed on a clean dry uniform and a pair of boots I keep at work.

    Fast forward to end of the day..... can not seem to locate the key for the bike. Not in the backpack (usual spot) not in my spare coin cup, not in my jacket. Damn, key was in the pants pocket. Hustle up to the locker room and just my luck. The uniform guy picked up the dirty cloths.

    Now as a side note, I work at a Mercedes dealer. I had time to run up and snag a brand new loaner car and scooted to the honda dealer before they closed. Only way to get a new key was to have either the old one or the key code. I had neither. Nothing more I could do.

    Fast forward to today. Did the walk of shame pushing the bike into my work station from the lot. Off comes the headlight, a couple electrical connectors and the support brace the headlight attaches to. The trim above the lock cylinder was easy. The ignition lock, not so much. They use tighten only security fasteners. I was able to get one out using a easy out. The other side I had to grind the head of the bolt off using a carbide bit and a angle grinder. With the ignition lock free I snagged yet another brand new loan car and headed for honda. For $12 usd I was back up and running. I reinstalled the lock assembly using non tamper proof stainless hardware and drove my scooter home.

    Lesson learned. Have a spare key.

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  5. texasnurse

    texasnurse Well-Known

    Jul 30, 2016
    Invest in a rain suit like the Olympia horizon rain jacket and pants

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  6. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Cruise Control

    Jan 5, 2012
    Ordered a Motion Pro Jumbo Chain Tool. It'll do everything I need plus some.


    Ordered an in-store pick-up from TSC. Tuf Tug block and tackle hoist.


    Everything is research. The chain I bought uses a dimple rivet master-link. Clip links have a resounding negative following. All kinds of horror stories. The chain has to be riveted.
  7. Shotgun Jeremy

    Shotgun Jeremy TGT Addict

    Jul 8, 2012
    Copperas Cove
    Anybody ever heard of A/C not working due to an ignition coil pack being bad? It doesn't make sense to me, but I had a guy tell me the other day that both were acting up. He replaced the coil pack and was going to get the temp control panel in a few days, but says once he replaced the coil pack - the a/c started working again.

    It's gotta be coincidence, right? 2004 Ford Ranger

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  8. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Cruise Control

    Jan 5, 2012
    The coil pack in 2004 was off plug. If that was acting up. The lost of engine power could explain why the AC wasn't cooling as if was on all 4 or 6cylinders firing.

    Other then that. There's no connection or correlation between the AC system and the Ignition system.
  9. Shotgun Jeremy

    Shotgun Jeremy TGT Addict

    Jul 8, 2012
    Copperas Cove
    I initially checked power to the compressor, and there was none. Checked power to the fuse, and it was present in and out. From there I told him his most likely culprit the control panel.

    This just has me pissed cause first off, I didn't even want to look at his truck, and now he's coming at me like he outsmarted me because it's working - yet he doesn't even know what a compressor clutch is!

    I told him he's probably got a loose connection in his control panel. Now I'm hoping that shit quits on him again.


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  10. Jakashh

    Jakashh TGT Addict

    Jun 30, 2010
    Sugar Land
    I bought a 2018 MX-5 Club, AKA the Miata. Can’t let homosexuals and women have all the fun.

    Nice little 6 speed, only has 155 HP but the car only weighs around 2300 lbs. It’s so small that going 60 down the highway feels like 80, and 80 feels like 100.

    Nice to floor it, shift through a few gears, think you’re way past speeding but you look down at the speedo and you’re only going 45. Motor trend says it gets to 60 in 5.8 seconds but car mags do that testing with a rolling foot. Timer doesn’t start till car moves 12”. From a dig it’s closer to about 7 seconds.

    Only thing I’ve done so far is order OEM all weather floor mats. Been raining every day since I bought the car on Labor Day, so I haven’t had the pleasure of displeasing everyone around me by giving them a top down view of me yet.



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