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General Bitching and Moaning about your car/truck thread

Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by maz, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. maz

    maz TRueWDTer Donator

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    Checking fluid levels and such on the car and truck today

    Master cylinder reservoir was half full on the truck
    Saw no evidence of leakage on any brake lines

    Fuckin' thing is leaking at the plastic reservoir on the MC

    If it wasn't Winter , I would do it myself
    I still might
    But the shop up the road will do it Wednesday if I don't
  2. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    Where is it leaking from might just be a clamp or a hose.
  3. maz

    maz TRueWDTer Donator

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    Leaking where the plastic reservoir plugs in to the MC body
    Probably an O-ring in there
    Guessing it's the original MC though , so gonna change it out
    It's a 2000 Silverado
  4. OccupyWackbag

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    I have been having a huge problem with one of my cars. I still have the 99 Outback and lately the cup holder has been sticking. Its one of those ones that is supposed to pop out when you push it and it seems that instead of coming all the way out I have been having to pull it out the last inch or so. I think I may have to call the car a loss. Also I though my power mirrors were broken but I had forgotten to select which mirror to control.

    That cars only 13 years old and it's already starting to fall apart. :(
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    blazin Hi!! Who's theeeeeis? Donator

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    My daily driver is starting to give me issues.

    The oil cooler lines were leaking, in process of replacing them as we speak.

    Leaking antifreeze on the back of the motor - probably intake gasket

    Serp belt is about to break, got one too.

    But I have my own thread dedicated to my shitty vehicle(s) :D
  6. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    blech i just hate all cars.
  7. Ballbuster1

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    Fucking tape deck in the radio is shitting out.
    Can't use my tape adapter to listen to my
    Zen so I gotta put an RF adapter in it.

    I have one at the shop that was in my kid's old
    car so I guess it's not a big deal.
    I just hate working on my own car.
  8. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello. Donator

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    How old are you??

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    c'mon ya cheap fucker, radios are well,...cheap now!
  10. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 Super Moderator Wackbag Staff

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    It's an old Ford Taurus. They have a goofy fucking radio setup
    so it's not that easy to find one that fits properly. Since the radio
    works fine it's easier to toss the modulator in it. I never listen
    to tapes in the car, just O&A on my mp3 player or sports radio.

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    WeißMüll Well-Known Member Donator

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    I used to work at an audio shop and always hated those radios
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    Yeah, they're a pain in the ass to deal with and
    that's exactly what I want to avoid. Buying adapters and fitting a different
    radio in just isn't worth it for me. I have a 10 minute commute and we use
    the wife's car with the XM when we go out. I got the car from my dad before
    he died and I'm not spending any money on it if possible. The FM mod will
    suffice for my needs.
  13. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    there is nothing more i hate than working on my own shit.
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  14. maz

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    So I was gonna do the master cylinder myself today
    Finally got the correct one with the reservoir included
    But it came with a shitty bleeder kit
    Fuckin' tapered plastic cones instead of screw-in fittings
    How the Fuck are they gonna stay in when I push the piston in ?
    Pic of the kit on the box shows the screw-in ones
    None of the parts places had a kit with the screw-in fittings

    Miraculously , I found an old set in the garage
    Tomorrow that job should get done
    Holy Shit , what an aggravating day for what shoulda been a pretty easy job

    I miss my old truck
    There is Always a problem working on this one
  15. Chino Kapone

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    Well, I drive an 04 supercharged MINI S, soooo, a better question is 'what's not wrong?' I've had the car a year now. The engine runs like a champ, but I've had to replace the front shocks, and the front brakes. My keyless doesn't work anymore, and my stereo works, maybe half the time. I bought it and the guy put new speakers in it, and they have barely worked. I took it to the place that did the speakers and they were total cunts to me. So, now I have a new stereo guy, so we shall see what they say.

    It's a great car, and I am adding some go fast goodies to it. But yeah, it is a good car, but it is quirky.
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    blazin Hi!! Who's theeeeeis? Donator

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    today i had to bail my cousin out

    he attempted to put an alternator in his friend's 96 sentra. Failed.

    i dont even know the person who owns the car. I told him I'd help him because the thing was half apart and he felt like a huge dick leaving this chicks car in pieces.
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    Is that even possible?
  18. blazin

    blazin Hi!! Who's theeeeeis? Donator

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    you'd think it would be easy, right?

    he couldnt figure out how to loosen the belt.
  19. Motor Head

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    Fez Man - I have a slow leak on the rear tire on my pick up. I took it to one of the local tire dealers and he said it's about 1 inch from where the sidewall begins and refused to fix it, and immediately tried to sell me a $250 tire to replace it. The tire has about 1900 miles on it, and it's a tiny nail.

    Fucked, or find somebody that will fix it?
  20. blazin

    blazin Hi!! Who's theeeeeis? Donator

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    can you plug it yourself?
  21. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    Yeah, I can probably do it myself. I would prefer an inner patch, but I could try the exterior plug kit, I guess. I called around to a couple places and they were afraid of liability issues if the tire comes apart. There is a two bay shop not far from me and that guy will do anything mechanically related for cash as long as you don't ask for a receipt.
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    hmmmmm....... thats a tough one, if it was my car i would break the tire down and patch it from the inside. if it was a cop car i would just plug it ;)
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    It may help going to an independent shop as opposed to a big tire dealer, if it can be plugged and you don't feel up to doing it yourself. I've never plugged a truck tire but I've done a couple on cars, and its a really simply job that an idiot such as myself can do.


    On two occasions buying the road hazard protection policy from an American Car Care Centers saved me from having to buy a new tire
  24. maz

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    Put the MC in the truck
    Now looking at installing front speakers in the doors
    Took the passenger side panel off
    No screws in the original ones
    Plastic body attached to the speakerframes that have wide clips moulded in
    Think I'm gonna have to drill some mounting holes
    And figure out the connections
    Maybe I'll read the instructions first
  25. maz

    maz TRueWDTer Donator

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    These Pionneer speakers are made in Vietnam

    Great
    I have speakers made in Vietnam and frozen pizza made in Germany

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