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post #1 of 9 Old 04-02-2019, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Today's list of to do's

Replace oil cooler on truck as I found oil in my antifreeze and I'm 90% sure it's the cooler, removed and on order.... due in 10am tomorrow.
Add base to truck, an additional kicker 10" sub that was removed from work truck. Had it so why not.
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Here at the casa, I'm breaking in a brand new Hamilton Beach chrome toaster today. Getting very close on the set-up!
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And I'm bringing home a baby GSXR today (1991 GSXR400R SP2). Really clean but I need to bring back the original colors. Here she is now in red and how she will look soon. I already have the sticker kit. Best part is it is California titled.
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I'd be all over that, saving 3˘ per gallon.
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Another major project completed, this time though it was on my sons truck. Upper ball joint was shot and wearing the inside of his driver side tire. Also found just enough slack in the right side lower joint to feel it after we extracted it.
Poor guy has grown up watching me (a big preventive maintenance guy) replacing almost every part I pull off getting to what I need and asked if he bought all the parts would I help him.
I thought that's alot of work and called a local shop just to see if I (as in my money) wanted to pay to have it done. Almost 2600 dollars with parts so needless to say I made another call and used a IOU and bought every thing for both sides at cost for 720.
13 hrs latter we're done but wow..... that work used to be easier. I'm sitting here tired with a cold one on the back porch now though.
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Upper control arm, lower ball joint and bushings, inner and outer tie rods with new covers, sway bar links, struts, rotors and pads plus a brake fluid flush on each side.
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Nice and you saved a ton of money, I always repair everything I can for the savings. You definately had your work cut out for you.

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I dont now about the saving money part, we'll see after the chiropractor and Ibuprofen bills are tallied up.
He did call to say thanks again though and ask if I had seen the 50$ gift card to a local Mexican restaurant i like that he gave his mom for my help. Made me proud, not only was he gratefull.... he was smart and knew I wouldn't except the card. LOL

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When my 1995 Jeep failed its state inspection, the shop offered to re-do the front brakes for 227.99. It was worth it, I suppose. I had no idea what was involved to replace them. I go back the next year, and it fails again....front brakes. "Sorry, thats impossible", I said. "I just had them replaced."

The guy showed me, and they were trashed in less than 12,000 miles. At that point, I realized the first shop had used the cheapest parts available. I never let them touch another vehicle again. I save money doing this myself, but I also get to choose my parts.

Avintage, did you have to press in any bushings? I need to do some a arms. You can get complete sets, but the aftermarket parts are not nearly as nice as what im removing, but i have bushings to deal with.
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When my 1995 Jeep failed its state inspection, the shop offered to re-do the front brakes for 227.99. It was worth it, I suppose. I had no idea what was involved to replace them. I go back the next year, and it fails again....front brakes. "Sorry, thats impossible", I said. "I just had them replaced."

The guy showed me, and they were trashed in less than 12,000 miles. At that point, I realized the first shop had used the cheapest parts available. I never let them touch another vehicle again. I save money doing this myself, but I also get to choose my parts.

Avintage, did you have to press in any bushings? I need to do some a arms. You can get complete sets, but the aftermarket parts are not nearly as nice as what im reviving, but i have bushings to deal with.
RC brakes are a strange beast. His rotors were the originals, turned once and only one set of pads. That's 160k on two sets of pads. Not bad I guess. I checked the old rotors and they measured 1.118" to 1.124".
New ones out of the box was 1.185" with a max wear to 1.145". Im thinking WTH . This is a truck, leave some meet on those things. Makes no sense.
As for the bushings yes we replaced the lower control arm bushings. Used the same Powerbuilt balljoint kit borrowed from the parts house and a 1/2" drive impact in a vice. Was fairly easy although I did soak every thing down before hand.

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