General Bitching and Moaning about your car/truck thread

maz

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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
 

maz

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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
 

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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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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
 

THE FEZ MAN

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blech i just hate all cars.
 

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

Ballbuster1

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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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I used to work at an audio shop and always hated those radios
 

Ballbuster1

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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.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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

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
 

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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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.
 

blazin

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you'd think it would be easy, right?

he couldnt figure out how to loosen the belt.
 

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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?
 

blazin

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can you plug it yourself?
 

Motor Head

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can you plug it yourself?
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.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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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
 

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
 

maz

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These Pionneer speakers are made in Vietnam

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