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Old 02-07-2009, 01:52 PM
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I took it to the local U-Wash It carwash and rinsed it off and used the soap brush and rinsed it off again.

Needed to get all the salt and grime off of it. I know it will just get dirty again when it snows again but it needed it.
 
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:59 AM
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built a new e-brake cover with the intent to at some point include an arm rest. I'll be damned if i spend $120 on a used one with chipped corners!
 
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Preformed my first oil change! lol Put in a IPD magnetic drain plug, and filter. Filled up to 7.3qts of Mobil 1 10W30.

I also topped off my windshield washer fluid. Added some rain-X as well to the reservoir.

Then drove to my job (airport) to dispense of the old oil. Drove home and then had a few beers.
 
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:40 PM
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Drove it all of 3 blocks and back..lol
 
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:10 PM
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Well this weekend I redid the wifes body side moldings. She also wanted the molding under the headlights painted black so I did it. Give yours opinions on the after pics.
I think it looks a little meaner with the moldings black.
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That looks pretty cool actually.
 
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:59 PM
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Thanks!!!
 
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:20 PM
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+1 That looks WAYYY better than the grey.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:07 PM
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I like the black on some cars. My T5R is pretty dark almost black, but I like the grey better on my white one. Mainly because I want match the tip on the R spoiler. I am really not into blacking things out. Did you put the headlight wipers on the white car? I can't tell from the picture. Looks like you got the trim pieces with the holes, but not the wipers after I looked closer.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:14 PM
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Took my T5R to the shop yesterday and will have it back newly painted on Friday. He put some polishing compound on the trunk while I was therr and we were surprised that the car does not have a clear coat on it.

He was going to charge me $650 for the bumper, fender and front door. He looked at the small crease on the rear quarter panel and there is also a spot where the paint was peeling from the accident. He said he would just do the whole side for another $150 and fix the crease. I told him to do whatever he thought it needed up to $1,000 and to call me if needs anything that would go over that.

The body shop I wanted to take it to wanted $2150 to do the side, but in all fairness they did not want to do the work. I'm still pretty far under the $3,000 I got from insurance including new struts, shocks and headlights. Hell the car is going to be way better than before it go hit!

Might take the white one out tonight and look for a FedEx truck.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:36 PM
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No didn't get the wiper motors in yet I think that is part of this weekends projects.
Wipers,door handles,mudflaps, and fix my rear door that will not open.(I k now how to fix it just had to get the parts) Once I fix it I will make a post about it.

I like the gray better but the wife likes the black. I tried to talk her into the gray but it was a no go and she wanted the covers black as well. Sometimes you just need to sit back and shut up and do what they want.

I am also hoping soon to have matching rims that your white car came with as well on her car. Sorry not really trying to copy you just trying to make it look better.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:01 PM
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I really like the anthracite volans on the white car. That's why I am looking at 17" pegs for the yellow car so I can put the volans back on the white. Everybody is telling me that the Pegs are not nearly as soft as the Titans and they look almost the same.
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:54 PM
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Washed the Volvo, debaged the Audi, and started the Mustang in the garage and let her run for about 20 mins to keep her cleaned out and battery charged.
 
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:49 PM
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I haven't run pegs yet so I cannot comment on them.
But I like the Volans as well.
 
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:57 PM
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Today I removed all 4 door handles and the front mudflaps and painted all of them and reinstalled them. See pics below for the finished product.

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Old 02-21-2009, 09:58 PM
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Tomorrow they both get a good bath and hopefully some more pics will be taken.
Soon I need to make a new sig pic so more pics needed.(Then I need to figure out how to make one)
 
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:11 PM
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Today i finally put the chips in my car.
 
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:50 PM
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Lookin good Tech!

Today I fixed my coolant leak and it only cost me $1.36 for a hose clamp and about an hour of my time. WooHoo!! It ended up being something a lot easier than I originally thought.

After a closer look it was the rubber hose that comes off the bottom of the resivoir that was leaking. Obviously someone had tried to repair it before with an el-cheap-o hose clamp and that is where the leak was coming from. It was leaking down onto the pipe I was talking about (the one I thought was cracked). So I went to Autozone and spent a whopping $1.36 on a new hose clamp, cut about a quarter inch off the rubber hose where the hole was, slid the hose back onto the resivoir elbow on the bottom and tightened down the new hose clamp. Presto, no more leakage ::knock on wood::
 
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:54 PM
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Also bought some new pads for the rear of the Audi which I plan on installing tomorrow. I replaced the fronts a few weeks ago. I plan on taking off all 4 wheels, painting the calipers, greasing everything up good and putting the wheels back on and hitting them (not literally) with the torque wrench.
 
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:01 AM
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Drove myself to a band competition...

BUT...I got new sparkplug wires, turbo control, a couple other things, a new ipd custom sport mesh grille (black), and a Driver's License for my birthday that I'll be installing soon, hopefully.
 

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