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#4517414 - 09/15/17 09:08 PM What did you do to your car today?
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Today I replaced the lower control arms and the left front drive axle on my fixer upper Avalon. The handling is enormously improved but it needs an alignment. Tomorrow I'll eyeball the toe and adjust the tie rods.

What did you do to your car today?
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#4517417 - 09/15/17 09:11 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
dave123 Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 2316
Loc: wi
I put fuel in it and it ran exactly the same as before.


Edited by dave123 (09/15/17 09:12 PM)

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#4517420 - 09/15/17 09:11 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: dave123]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: dave123
I put fuel in it.

That counts for something. Fuel costs a lot these days (almost 3 bucks in northern KY) But I meant something within the scope of this forum subsection; mech/maintenance work
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#4517426 - 09/15/17 09:14 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
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Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 486
Loc: Vienna, VA
I replaced the gauge cluster bulbs with LEDs and cut and spliced resistors and LEDs in place of the bulbs for the ignition keyring circle and the 12v socket circle. Did them in red. Gauge cluster in true white. Took the mr2 into the 21st century for sure.
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#4517437 - 09/15/17 09:27 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
Bumble_guy Offline


Registered: 07/14/14
Posts: 68
Loc: Northern Illinois
Ac compressor clutch in my 1981 Kenworth ,coil in clutch was not energizing ,ice cold now wa-hoo
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#4517446 - 09/15/17 09:37 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
rollinpete Offline


Registered: 03/20/17
Posts: 461
Loc: West Ma.
Tuesday I put in a nice clean air filter...I think the previous one was a motorcraft about 2 years old...



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#4517447 - 09/15/17 09:37 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10129
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I have one good look at my Jeep and mentally threw daggers at it.
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#4517451 - 09/15/17 09:45 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
Stelth Offline


Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 2030
Loc: California
I dropped my truck off at a local shop. No idea what's wrong with it, it's running super-rich, surging, and occasionally stalling. It's an old truck, 94 Dodge Ram, and I've only had it a few months. I've already done several repairs on it, and I'm getting tired of it. It has a utility bed and a rack, and would make a great work truck if it would run right for more than a few days.
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#4517458 - 09/15/17 10:02 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32659
Loc: ME
Cabin filter, wiper blades, and a coat of paint on my soon-to-be snow tire rims.

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#4517459 - 09/15/17 10:03 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
2010Civic Offline


Registered: 12/06/14
Posts: 350
Loc: Minnesota
Gave my car a nice wash. I love a clean car!
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#4517471 - 09/15/17 10:39 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: rollinpete]
01rangerxl Offline


Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 9252
Loc: Birmingham, AL
Originally Posted By: rollinpete
Tuesday I put in a nice clean air filter...I think the previous one was a motorcraft about 2 years old...


Always nice to see a well maintained older Explorer.

Looks like yours might be Willow Green? I had a Willow Green inside and out 1995 Sport...loved that truck and still miss it...rust ate it up bad, it was from Pittsburgh.
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#4517473 - 09/15/17 10:41 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35885
Loc: Great Lakes
Quote:
What did you do to your car today?

I added one more scratch over the fender by carelessly rubbing a propane tank against it.
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#4517490 - 09/15/17 11:10 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4630
Loc: Virginia
Supposed to be positive stuff not negative stuff Quattro Pete smile
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#4517491 - 09/15/17 11:11 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
boom10ful Offline


Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 128
Loc: California
Drove it 200 miles. Tomorrow I'll be replacing a crankshaft pulley, crankshaft seal, coolant and belts on a Nissan Frontier.

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#4517492 - 09/15/17 11:14 PM Re: What did you do to your car today? [Re: L_Sludger]
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Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2130
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
I drove 290 miles from Jackson Hole, WY to Casper, WY. And I got ticked off once more that regular gasoline is not 87 octane. Regular in these high altitude states is 85 octane, apparently not suitable for most NEW vehicles. The mid-grade is plus 30 cents a gallon. Another rip off by big oil in this part of the USA.
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