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Old 12-30-2009, 01:50 AM   #21
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Can I nominate myself for my thread about installing coilovers backwards?
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:39 PM   #22
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the VW with bolts as spacers on his wheels

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Old 12-31-2009, 03:50 AM   #23
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Hahahahahaha what kind of retard does that, stands back and looks at the bolts hanging out and says "Yeah, I don't see anything wrong with that"
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:26 AM   #24
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just wow... I love this thread already!! It just goes to show I need to spend more time on the interwebz
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That Mustang guy that ran water through his engine.
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The VW guy who cut his wheel up because he couldn't get a stuck lug bolt off???

Clearly that must be on the list, and it even happened in 2009.
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I've been close to that. Some Corvette had had the lug nuts impacted on too many times, and when we tried to remove it, the splines came out of the hub. Nut seized on stud, nothing to keep stud from rotating. Spent waaay too long grinding the back of the stud off from inside the wheel.
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the vw guy who cut his wheel up because he couldn't get a stuck lug bolt off???

Clearly that must be on the list, and it even happened in 2009.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:44 PM   #29
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1. Guy pours NOS soda into sportbike, 137 pages of hilarity ensue
Bike won't start after using NOS fuel additive : Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums: Gixxer.com

2. Guy uses bolts for spacers; camber fail
VWvortex Forums: Week long tale of the Swagrabbit Cambermobile
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2433/...ebba8f7_b.jpg]

3. Guy installs coilovers backwards in a Miata, names thread appropriately
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t42480/

4. Guy puts brake fluid, then cleaner in engine
My motor is making some strange noises - LT1 - Htownracing - Home of Houston's Fastest Street Cars

5. Guy waits 60k to do oil change on BMW
Umm..Need Advice...VANOS job in progress after 40k on an oil change - Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW Forum

6. Guy arrested for murdering girl halfway through Miata part out
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t31945/
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t32202/

7. Guy mangles his hand trying to oil sportbike chain
How NOT to clean your chain. **GRAPHIC PICS*** : Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums: Gixxer.com

8. Guy dumps $1.6M Bugatti Veyron into salt water lagoon
VIDEO: Low-flying pelican results in Bugatti Veyron Hydro Edition [*UPDATE: Now with actual crash footage!] — Autoblog

9. Guy trys to remove wheel from his VW.. need we say more?
So, Dont buy a VW - Honda-Tech


I love that we are on there twice but I dont think the coilover install was that epic.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:30 PM   #30
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Coins glued on the pistons to raise compression?


BTW- The idea of pouring sand into a running engine sounds ludicrous but something similar was actually recommended in a GM Service Bulletin in 1955. When the small block Chevy was first introduced the cylinders were honed to too fine a finish and the rings tended not to seat well during break-in. this created a problem with excessive blow-by and oil consumption. The service bulletin instructed technicians to add a tablespoon of Bon-Ami kitchen and bathroom scouring powder into the carburetor throat of the running engine. This powder abbrated the cylinder walls enough to cause the rings to seat.
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Coins glued on the pistons to raise compression?

There's #10, but not sure if it started in 08, but the thread was still going in 09!
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