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Old 05-26-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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My Cartech IHI setup has been on the vehicle for about 1000 miles, so I decided to get it back up on stands and crawl underneath and see what I could see, lucky I did. One of the exhaust bolts was backing out, but more importantly a AC compressor pump bolt was starting to cut through the oil return line, that would have been a big problem. I re-positioned the line and zip ties a piece of radiator hose over the area in case it moves again. So the moral of the story is: if you have just installed a setup, take on hour to check everything is good,
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I check my car every time i drive it.
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You should check your car every couple hundred miles at the minimum.
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Just wait for check engine lights to check **** like that...especially if you're on stand-alone.
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Just wait for check engine lights to check **** like that...especially if you're on stand-alone.
Clicked this thread because I saw hustler posting in a thread about something involving having already installed a turbo kit.
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