• What did you work on today? (DIY pros ITT)
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Woo, another ram owner! I have a 1991 shortbox, i want to do a cummins swap sometime, awesome engines.
[QUOTE=Ether505;35118717][IMG]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418525_10150588968669032_632694031_8891064_370090620_n.jpg[/IMG] [/QUOTE] Ugh...I HATE stacked pickup trucks. I see them all the time in my area, none of them drive with any sense of sensibility, and they're all piloted by absolute hicks. On top of that you lose cargo room, rust the floor of the bed out faster, and make it difficult for anyone behind you to see a goddamn thing whenever you open the taps. Ugh. I fucking hate stacked pickups. I even see it on gas burners around here. The only pickup allowed around this hatred of mine is one of these, and that's only because they came with stacks from the factory: [img]http://www.dodgeconnection.com/i//78_Lil_Red_thumbnail.jpg[/img] Don't get me wrong, those still look ridiculous, but at least it's excusable as they were there from the factory.
>stop liking what i dont like general On some trucks it looks fucking great (little red express, other stepsides, 1st gen cummins, anything pre 1987 really.
[QUOTE=Concur;35124671]>stop liking what i dont like general[/quote] did I say "Don't like that because I don't?" No. I didn't. I simply said I fucking hate stacks. I never said he shouldn't like them because of that or that he should uninstall them. I just said I fucking hate them, and detailed why I've come to feel that way about them. Don't be stupid and don't make stupid assumptions. I don't like front wheel drive either, I feel it's lot in life is economy cars and that it has no business in anything 'performance', but you don't see me telling Brad to sell his Hondas because of that. He likes his front-drive performance cars, and that's fine.
>I like FWD You really don't know me very well
I actually like FWD :v:
I'm an AWD/RWD guy. FWD is cheap though and I stuck with honda because it's plentiful. I'm actually a DSM guy. I miss my ol' Talon TSi AWD and my Eclipse GSX. :(
take the crank for a walk lately? [editline]13th March 2012[/editline] Took valve covers off q_q'd at water in oil then remembered that it is most likley from when we used the high pressure steam cleaner, as there was only water on the right side of the engine
[QUOTE=Concur;35125966]take the crank for a walk lately? [editline]13th March 2012[/editline] Took valve covers off q_q'd at water in oil then remembered that it is most likley from when we used the high pressure steam cleaner, as there was only water on the right side of the engine[/QUOTE] 6 bolt muthafucka take that crankwalking stuff to a 2G guy
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Shit man you gained a lot of weight since i last saw you.
[QUOTE=Concur;35126821]Shit man you gained a lot of weight since i last saw you.[/QUOTE] he weighs barely more than me but we're both loosing weight together
hey teste what else do you hate and or dislike [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/wagondyno.jpg[/img_thumb] not good enuff
Not super active in this section lately only because during the winter months I can't really do any work on my Jetta. Getting ready for summer though. Lots of work to do and lots of parts to replace so I figured I finally get my own set of tools. Once my VW has basically been mastered I'd like to move on to a dedicated project. Yeah they're not snap-on or anything but for my first real set the price couldn't be beat. [img_thumb]http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4522/img2012031300085.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/856/img2012031300080.jpg[/img_thumb]
[QUOTE=edberg;35128527]hey teste what else do you hate and or dislike[/quote] Assholes. [quote] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/wagondyno.jpg[/img_thumb] not good enuff[/QUOTE] That's actually pretty damn good for a streetcar. Maybe another 100HP if it's in something heavy.
Dat subbie
[QUOTE=edberg;35128527]hey teste what else do you hate and or dislike [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/wagondyno.jpg[/img_thumb] not good enuff[/QUOTE] dat weird wave curve, do you have surge or something?
Finally changed the oil in my car to the PROPER oil. Dat whine when the engine rev's high. No one told me I need to use a fucking screwdriver to get a oil-filter off. God I remember when I put it on it was just verily snug.
[QUOTE=DPKiller;35143048]Finally changed the oil in my car to the PROPER oil. Dat whine when the engine rev's high. No one told me I need to use a fucking screwdriver to get a oil-filter off. God I remember when I put it on it was just verily snug.[/QUOTE] Usually you need an oil filter wrench... or atleast in my experience.
An Oil filter wrench will do it if you have one, but a screw driver will work if you don't, and it's too tight to use your hand. :v: And they do get tight over time from heating up and cooling down etc.
I've found that on every ford which I've had to change a filter on that they tend to need 3 people, big screwdrivers, a drill, pliers, c-clamp and lots of brute strength, screaming, cursing, yelling and finally precise pressure applied to it after finally getting it to budge just a little. They normally end up like this one and this is the nice side of it.. [img_thumb]http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/405870_356154461081610_100000611787146_1107330_40599035_n.jpg[/img_thumb] Never had a single problem with my Integra though, they come right on and off with a little strength in the hand.
06 powerstroke they put a fucking bracket right under the oil filter, you have no room to loosen it.
You guys should try a K7M in a Renault Modus. 1.5 diesel with an intercooled turbocharger in an engine bay the size of a squirrel's bumhole. Procedure is as follows: - Jack car up - Remove plastic engine undertray - Remove sump plug and start draining oil (all okay so far) - Open bonnet - Remove [I]three[/I] plastic cowlings and trim surrounds - Remove air intake feed - Disconnect and move electrical plugs for various sensor components - Catch sight of oil filter beside the exhaust manifold - Not enough room to get hand in around filter to unscrew it, or any kind of tool other than... - Hammer a screwdriver into one edge of the oil filter to loosen it - Mash hand into engine bay to spin oil filter with one thumb until it drops down into the tray behind the intercooler - Dress skinless and bleeding knuckles - Get underneath car to retreive oil filter from inbetween the intercooler, bumper lip and the bottom of the block (many hours later) - Decide to completely remove front bumper, grille and headlights to get reasonable access to attach new filter. This took me (an admittedly novice DIY mechanic) almost 5 hours. TO CHANGE. THE OIL. It takes me 20 minutes tops to change the oil and filter in my car, and do a damned clean job of it.
That sucks. My old 98 taco. I put on long tube headers so where it was on e on pipe there is four. It was easier to remove the intak elbow and reach down. Or when I changed my 81s oil and left off the gasket on the drain plug. My other vechiles never really needed them. Came out next day and the garage was covered in oil. Lesson learned.
[QUOTE=ThermalArc;35143034]dat weird wave curve, do you have surge or something?[/QUOTE] too much gain on boost solenoid possibly, seems to over-correct on spool but it settles down. Needs a retune anyways since this one was clutch limited also driveshaft carrier was missing so it was flopping around which might explain the roughness near the end
[QUOTE=Strike 86;35144145]You guys should try a K7M in a Renault Modus. 1.5 diesel with an intercooled turbocharger in an engine bay the size of a squirrel's bumhole. Procedure is as follows: - Jack car up - Remove plastic engine undertray - Remove sump plug and start draining oil (all okay so far) - Open bonnet - Remove [I]three[/I] plastic cowlings and trim surrounds - Remove air intake feed - Disconnect and move electrical plugs for various sensor components - Catch sight of oil filter beside the exhaust manifold - Not enough room to get hand in around filter to unscrew it, or any kind of tool other than... - Hammer a screwdriver into one edge of the oil filter to loosen it - Mash hand into engine bay to spin oil filter with one thumb until it drops down into the tray behind the intercooler - Dress skinless and bleeding knuckles - Get underneath car to retreive oil filter from inbetween the intercooler, bumper lip and the bottom of the block (many hours later) - Decide to completely remove front bumper, grille and headlights to get reasonable access to attach new filter. This took me (an admittedly novice DIY mechanic) almost 5 hours. TO CHANGE. THE OIL. It takes me 20 minutes tops to change the oil and filter in my car, and do a damned clean job of it.[/QUOTE] Might not be as bad but the first time I did it on my car I was completly amazed that the engineer though it would be a good idea to place it between the oil return line of the turbo, the motormount, under the turbo, behind the IC piping, just above the crossmember, in a spot where if it is barely too tight to spin by hand, there is no room to place a tool or a screwdriver EXCEPT if you remove the turbo or bend the fucking actuator line. My filter is only slightly tighten nowaday but that was a PITA the first time
Well mine is right beloe the intake and right above the axle, but there is plenty of room to get to it. D series are the easiest things to do anything to... anything on them takes no time at all. [editline]15th March 2012[/editline] Put in "mugen spec" PM6, seems to work alright. Time for boost.
i liek bewst
Me too. Only way to make power and still keep some fuel economy too. Going over charge pipe routing... If I make enough this week it should be boosted next weekend.
[QUOTE=bradley;35149496]Well mine is right beloe the intake and right above the axle, but there is plenty of room to get to it.[/QUOTE] Nah. Mine's easier to get to....as long as you've got some decent arm length. My engine is straight, intake and exhaust are on the pass side, distributor and oil filter on the driver's side. There's literally nothing in the way, and it never gets tight. The only hurdle is someone who's, say, 4' 11'', is going to have to literally climb into the engine bay to physically reach it. I love it. [QUOTE=Strike 86;35144145]You guys should try a K7M in a Renault Modus. 1.5 diesel with an intercooled turbocharger in an engine bay the size of a squirrel's bumhole. Procedure is as follows: - Jack car up - Remove plastic engine undertray - Remove sump plug and start draining oil (all okay so far) - Open bonnet - Remove [I]three[/I] plastic cowlings and trim surrounds - Remove air intake feed - Disconnect and move electrical plugs for various sensor components - Catch sight of oil filter beside the exhaust manifold - Not enough room to get hand in around filter to unscrew it, or any kind of tool other than... - Hammer a screwdriver into one edge of the oil filter to loosen it - Mash hand into engine bay to spin oil filter with one thumb until it drops down into the tray behind the intercooler - Dress skinless and bleeding knuckles - Get underneath car to retreive oil filter from inbetween the intercooler, bumper lip and the bottom of the block (many hours later) - Decide to completely remove front bumper, grille and headlights to get reasonable access to attach new filter. This took me (an admittedly novice DIY mechanic) almost 5 hours. TO CHANGE. THE OIL. It takes me 20 minutes tops to change the oil and filter in my car, and do a damned clean job of it.[/QUOTE] My god. You'd think they'd have the sense to put a remote oil filter on. I know I would if/when I end up with an oil filter that hard to get to. [QUOTE=slayer3032;35143770]I've found that on every ford which I've had to change a filter on that they tend to need 3 people, big screwdrivers, a drill, pliers, c-clamp and lots of brute strength, screaming, cursing, yelling and finally precise pressure applied to it after finally getting it to budge just a little. They normally end up like this one and this is the nice side of it.. [img_thumb]http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/405870_356154461081610_100000611787146_1107330_40599035_n.jpg[/img_thumb] Never had a single problem with my Integra though, they come right on and off with a little strength in the hand.[/QUOTE] The problem isn't the Fords. It's those FRAMs. You couldn't pay me enough to put one of those junky things on any engine I didn't want to fly apart in the next five minutes. If you care about your engine you'll use literally any brand that isn't FRAM or made by FRAM. Source: [url]http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters/[/url]
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