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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:31 am
by carbd7age
A buddy of mine brought his Civic to me at work, it was misfiring. He said he just did a tune up but couldn't tighten on plug because his socket wouldn't fit? How'd you do the other 3? Anyway I tightened down and it still was missing, same cylinder it felt like. I pulled the plug wire off and it had a hole in it and was grounding out the the head intermittently. He had a spare cap and wire set in the trunk so I changed it with the car running. Gotta love 2 minute fixes!

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:02 am
by ae86-20v-black
KonaTrueno723 wrote:^^^Man that must've been an "OH' :shock: SH*T" moment! But seriously,route them suckers away

For my car today,,i installed my new LHD TRD floor mats


i have accel universal wires from a v8 in my 20v microtech lt10 and individual coils. one of the cables jump and got stuck in the last 3 and 4 trotel but that every day hustle in my life....

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 10:45 pm
by Esenpai
Installed new wheel bearings and fixed my alignment and changed my camber a bit. feels like its gliding now ^__^
oil change and installation of a project mu oil drain plug to come.

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 7:17 am
by carbd7age
Today I found out my Mikunis are the smaller 40 size instead of 44, like I was told. So big ups to the previous owner. See I was debating between these and a set of Weber 45's cuz I need the bigguns. Oh well, no wonder the flange gaskets don't match up!


Also I drunk-ordered 10 Land Cruiser wheel studs, they're 10mm longer than stock. I might use em, I might sell em at a loss lol.

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:36 pm
by Ryusei_Date
I dusted some sucker in a Mustang on the way home today, thank god I live on a mountain pass XD That guy just didn't keep up in the corners, it felt great. Man I shouldn't get so aggravated when people tailgate me and flash at me, guess I'll let this one slide~ It's kinda sad how everyone bashes the 4-AC, it may only have 90 horsepower, but it's enough to take out a 300 something horsepower Mustang from the 90's! It's a good engine, I'd like to cram 4-AGE power out of it it if possible instead of the hassle of an engine swap, it's a cool little engine~ :mrgreen:

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:55 pm
by grappletech
popped three tires. yes,three. got a flatbed to take her home. she will now sit for 9-12 months while I go to Afghanistan

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:17 am
by AE86LIFE
drive it.

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:17 pm
by Billy_Andrea
Finished mounting my dry sump oil tank

Scrapped the old tank mount as it wasn't to my liking. Cosmetically it was rough but functionally it was OK. It want everything with the swap to look as though a quality team put it together ( or at least as close as possible ) even if it means it takes 6 times longer than it should, which it already has... and the standard engine is still in the car !! This will take forever...

I had a local machine shop water jet two identical plates that fit the bottom of the tank. One alloy one which will be welded to the tank and one steel plate which I used to make the car to tank bracket. I welded nuts to each of the four perimeter holes to make the tank install an easier job.

Plate partially turned into bracket:

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I drilled the spare wheel well where needed and installed nut serts to make removal / reinstall easy.

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My favourite part of the whole thing are these bolts. Titanium 7mm BBS Bentley wheel bolts I rescued from a scrap wheel.

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The most important thing to me with this engine was for nobody to be able to tell that there was anything different about the car until you hear it run. The choice of oil tank and bracket was carefully considered when buying and making. Voila ! Who can tell ?

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My bulldog Riley said thank god he's finished. I'm tired and it's time to go home....

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:40 am
by AE86LIFE
I casted the wagon with a magic spell today!

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:40 pm
by SolidSTI
Replaced the starter and got a nice rash on both forearms from the previous owners heatwrap.

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:49 am
by JDMwhiteboy
New spark plugs and a MSD blaster 2 coil. Still intermittent miss when under load. Next up wires next paycheck

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:46 pm
by ae86-20v-black
get wet in the raind becausa i dont have a/c and was rainin like hell!!!!!!!!!! i love my toyota

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:02 pm
by Ryusei_Date
got my heater control valve in, so now my defogger and heater actually work well now instead of half assed air blowing in my face! XD Too bad Summer's just around the corner...

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 5:18 pm
by carbd7age
Almost finished my e-brake, I need a black seat knob. And I made a shifter cover out of sheet metal, then wrapped it in 3M carbon fiber vinyl.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:18 am
by MisterJerk
I bent all 8 intake valves when my timing belt decided to eat the rubber gasket on the timing cover, got towed, since I was bwaaaah on some back roads on Sunday night.

Monday, ripped the head off and pulled all the intake valves and threw in a set out of another head. Didn't lap them in or anything. Cleaned it all up and put it back together in time to bbq. to top it all off, i got an illegal exhaust ticket on the test drive. OOHH YYEEAAHH! lol

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:44 am
by SidekickChuck
Took a nice spirited stroll around the Rose Bowl and up and down some curvy roads for a few hours. Really made me want to get some hotter cams... (currently 256/264)

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:27 pm
by chemtrails
EJ86 wrote:I installed my 3rd vent cup holder (Seiwa W648), hopefully this one lasts:
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(Hold you drinks or you air freshener or fold it in to hold your phone of packs of cigs)


where can i get one of these cup holders?

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:46 am
by EJ86
chemtrails wrote:
EJ86 wrote:I installed my 3rd vent cup holder (Seiwa W648), hopefully this one lasts:
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(Hold you drinks or you air freshener or fold it in to hold your phone of packs of cigs)


where can i get one of these cup holders?


I got it @ a local japanese store here in vegas...

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:37 pm
by Billy_Andrea
Mounted my tires.


Couldn't pass up a deal on a set of Good Year intermediates with almost no wear. Love the thread pattern. Not sure about the painted letters but will leave them on for now.


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Compared to a Lambo rear tyre:

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:16 pm
by Autonerd
SolidSTI wrote:Replaced the starter and got a nice rash on both forearms from the previous owners heatwrap.


quicktip: apply masking tape to the length of your arm and remove. glass particles will come out of your skin with the tape. repeat as needed ;)

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:38 pm
by BlackStar
broke the threads on my intake. :oops: I drove it yesterrday too!

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:30 am
by FrankP
BlackStar wrote:broke the threads on my intake. :oops: I drove it yesterrday too!

*slowmotion running* Blllaaaaaaaccckkkkkkkkkkk sstttttttaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:28 am
by FC_13
Simple Green'd my privacy cover...well, Round 1 anyways..gonna need a few more scrubbings.

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:34 pm
by Ryusei_Date
My dad was a poo and misaligned my headlight, so I fixed that today. All these boring petty things with me, I need some cash for new suspension or something to get more oomph out of my Hachi...

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:27 am
by carbd7age
Finally put my tires on my SSR's. I did as much as o could with the wheels, they were in really rough shape when I got them. I can't wait to put them on!

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:12 pm
by carbd7age
This thread should be updated a hundred times a day, everybody has to mess with their car, they're old Toyotas for crying out loud lolzzzz. Today I finished my fuel lines, friggin AN lines are a pain but whatever. I tried to check for leaks: battery is dead. I had to push it outside and jump from my Camry. Only leak was from a fitting that was hardly finger tight, oops. That's why we second check stuff! Then I relocated my OCC to the corner in front of the wiper motor, it looks cleaner I reckon. Then I gutted a very broke GTS gauge cluster so I can fill it with some AutoMeter gauges.

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:21 pm
by sqznby
Billy_Andrea wrote:Mounted my tires.
Couldn't pass up a deal on a set of Good Year intermediates with almost no wear. Love the thread pattern. Not sure about the painted letters but will leave them on for now.

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Wow, they some pretty nice wheels.
What are they? Specs to please?
Thank You


I have been driving mine around. Its funny, my car runs and drives rather well for a 30 year old car. Besides my valves leaking an my muffler hangin on by a coulpe of coat hangers, hah. Those of which will be replaced with new ones with the new parts waiting to be installed. I'll be doing my back half of the exhaust this weekend, I hope, hah.

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:54 am
by sqznby
I made this

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as a temporary fix to put this on. I was only able to put the tail section of this exhaust on due to receiving a crap header from a pretty well known guy.
I am in the process of re-building it because of the terrible quality and craftsmanship on his behalf.

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instead of this thing hangin off the back, hah

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:00 pm
by Esenpai
MisterJerk wrote:I bent all 8 intake valves when my timing belt decided to eat the rubber gasket on the timing cover, got towed, since I was bwaaaah on some back roads on Sunday night.

Monday, ripped the head off and pulled all the intake valves and threw in a set out of another head. Didn't lap them in or anything. Cleaned it all up and put it back together in time to bbq. to top it all off, i got an illegal exhaust ticket on the test drive. OOHH YYEEAAHH! lol


do you have a machined block or head? or are you running higher duration cams? because unless you have a blacktop (which would have 12 intake valves) your engine should be non-interference....

Re: What did you do to your car today?

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:14 pm
by tdunlapdesigns
finally got to do some body work on the 86, it's been aweful weather lately until today so I drove the fr-s around a good bit as well!