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Old 11-12-2014, 10:23 PM   #821
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I pass with a 3 inch Catless turboback exhaust on the galant... quit your bitching
No way haha. OBD2?
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Thanks for the kind words.

Unfortunately, that video isn't really relevant to my car. That damage is strictly cosmetic in that video, and the paint wasn't damaged. My fender liner is badly damaged and the fender is pushed up. Mine will require full replacement of the panel, no way to make this one right, or at least not practical to make it right.

Going to a new shell really wouldn't have been a bad idea, but for now I'm glad I did what I did. Part of me, however, wishes I had re-tubbed into an OBD1 car for emissions ease.
Yeah I understand yours is a bit worse the video is a simple dent removal I was mostly just using it as an example of something that looks really terrible and can be fixed in the video case it was even done without paint removal. I wish you lived closer I could give you a hand replacing the quarter I love that kind of work. Done right noone would be able to tell it was replaced.

But if it was mine I think I would have too much fun driving it rather than having it off the road for cosmetic repairs.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:37 PM   #823
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Thanks. That's where I'm at right now. I have wayyyy too much other stuff I need to do before I go fixing something cosmetic. Plus, people laugh, and that's fun.
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:50 PM   #824
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So on my drive last monday the car drove fine for over an hour but started overheating as I headed home. I hope I didn't hurt it. I didn't know why it overheated but blame the thermostat because I had just installed it that morning.

I tested the thermostat after removal and it worked fine. So I looked a little closer...

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Old 11-14-2014, 05:15 PM   #825
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What the hell kind of crazy as thermostat did you get. Never seen one with that housing.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:17 PM   #826
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lolol it's a high-flow thermostat. Maybe I should boil it and show you what it looks like open. Pretty cool actually, would flow a LOT more water than a normal tstat... but absolutely does not work in these remote housings.

Should I be concerned about the way the aluminum has blackened on the inside of that housing?

I am going to do full compression and leakdown tests this winter.
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lolol it's a high-flow thermostat. Maybe I should boil it and show you what it looks like open. Pretty cool actually, would flow a LOT more water than a normal tstat... but absolutely does not work in these remote housings.

Should I be concerned about the way the aluminum has blackened on the inside of that housing?

I am going to do full compression and leakdown tests this winter.
I almost did a similar thing putting my reroute together. My thermostat went in the spacer and the coolant temp sensor fit perfectly between the spring or the thermostat. Then I realized that the thermostat moves when it is compressed and would have been stopped by the temp sensor probe. Glad I caught that before I installed it all.
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Neg props for filming vertically with a phone.
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Ah, um, oops.
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You should at least make an attempt to pull that quarter out some.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:41 PM   #831
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Already did. It's pulled out a lot from how it was.

Ni modo. It'll get fixed, and it doesn't cause any issues for now. Wayyyy bottom of priority list.
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So, what IS on the top of said list?

Also: I'm not sure I ever actually looked at the tags for this thread
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Well, my new driver seat arrived. Haven't gotten home to see it yet. That was a priority, to de-NRG my car.

Next up is switching to MS, and I'm installing the diff bushings.

After that, I need new tires.

BEFORE the quarter panel, I'll be doing:
-mazdacomp motor mounts (drove Josh's miata this week, do want).
-Beatrush PPF brace
-door bars, most likely
-probably BBK
-stiffer springs (just a bit)

Maybe something else.
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-Beatrush PPF brace
The triangle diff/PPF brace thing or something that actually reinforces the PPF itself?
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Yup. Will see how Much difference the poly diff bushings make but I want some more solidity back there.
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My rear end is also a little more sloppy than I'd prefer. I'm running the MazdaComp diff bushings, but I've been considering the poly ones or the Beatrush triangle thing. Still not sure where to go next so I'll definitely be following along at home
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Yup. Will see how Much difference the poly diff bushings make but I want some more solidity back there.
I'm gonna make a couple sets of Delrin bushings in December. I can add you to the list if you aren't in a rush to switch from the stock ones.
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Ah man. Thanks for the offer but already ordered them from Fab9.

So. Ah... Who can tell me what's missing from the bottom of this seat?





Shipping this **** back is going to be EXPENSIVE. Sooo irritated right now. At myself, and at Sparco.
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That's pretty shitty they aren't paying return shipping....
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Well it's not their fault I didn't confirm that the damned thing had holes for the sub straps.
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