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Holy smokes! That translates to roughly $3000-$4500! :beek: No wonder public transit is so much more popular over there...
Well, I wouldn't say its popular. For a lot of people (myself included) public transport is not an option for my daily commute. A lot of the younger guys can't afford their own house, so if they're living with parents and they can possibly stretch to pay the insurance, they will.

For people my age insurance on a "specialist" (read personal import) cars or kit cars is actually cheaper than a "normal" eurobox. My insurance is approx £200. Bargain!
 

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Yeah, that's about how much I pay for insurance on my car(s) here for a year. (I only drive one at a time, so when I drive one, insurance on the other is suspended). After most drivers hit age 25 insurance rates drop by a big margin.

I am reminded by the "early" episides of the rebooted Doctor Who with Mickey Smith driving that old VW Beetle. I guess the producers had to think of something "cheap" for a younger guy to drive around in if it was going to make any sense (not saying that everything in Doctor Who make sense anyway though... lol :))

Anyway, I've successfully thread-jacked... carry on!
 

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They are gonna reship new ones and give me a box to send the old ones. Im glad it was as easy as it was. I guess.. You gotta love RockAuto! :D
 

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They are gonna reship new ones and give me a box to send the old ones. Im glad it was as easy as it was. I guess.. You gotta love RockAuto! :D
I'm glad to hear it worked out so well. :D
 

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Haha Jesse (RA Customer service rep) said I could keep the old ones if he doesn't email me within 2 weeks. and if in the event that anymore are broke (But aren't broke in my other set) to go ahead and send all the unused/broken ones back (that is if he emails me requesting them back). He was cool about it. Shipped around 3:30 this afternoon.

Also, Andy625UK, I am indeed 16 years old. Insurance cost roughly 12-1300 dollars a year. Until I'm 17(full license) which then is cheaper. By how much, I'm not sure.

My only restrictions are I can't drive between 12:30AM-5:30AM. Then when I'm 17, no restrictions.
 

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Update

Got the new belt tensioner on and then I found 2 more vacuum leaks. One on that same evap line, just a little closer to the canister. And then one from the PCV vavle. I'll stop by O'Reilly's today and get some hose.

Also gonna seafoam it, so its all clean for my tune up stuff!

1/2 into a vacuum line, other 1/2 into the gas tank (just changed my oil about 250 miles ago)
 

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Another update, I was changing plugs and I pull out the boot for cylinder 4 (Passenger rear), and it was covered in oil, so i pull the plug and then I pull the plug out of the spark plug socket oil pours out of it and goes every where maybe like a fluid ounce or two. Hadn't been smoking before but it smoked a little next start up because it was burning the oil that went into the cylinder. No CEL and no misfire under the whole load range. What gives? I also get a ticking from that side which I do not know the problem there.
 

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Are you certain it's oil? There is no real way for oil to make its way out of the cylinder and into the spark plug well outside of the plug not being seated correctly (and then you'd have a misfire). Coolant, on the other hand... well, it's notorious for finding its way into the plug wells. Especially cylinders 4 and 5.
 

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I thought it was oil, but It could have been coolant that picked up dirt and got a dark nasty color to it, it was pretty thin. I think you might be right. I'll throw in a half a quart of ATF later today to see if it will fix the ticking (I think its a gummy lifter)
 

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Probably, or a ticking injector. Be sure you clean up the area real well around the plug well on #4, then after you drive it a few days take a look to see if you can find any clues as to where the coolant might be coming from (most likely the intake gasket).
 

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I was planning on cleaning off the VERY dirty engine, I'm debating to spray it off with the big air compressor in the garage or using degreaser, then hosing it off with a mist.
 

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If it is oil, you probably have a leaking valve cover gasket. If it turns out to be coolant, it would probably be the crossover at the front of the intake. A simple test is to pressure test your cooling system. If it holds pressure and doesn't leak, then you know it isn't a coolant problem, and replacing the valve cover gaskets should solve your leak.
 

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Its a coolant leak, its been missing the past half hour, cylinder 4, cleaned it out and presto! no misfire, but I'm gonna need to figure out whats leaking, could be a number of things. Any help?
 

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Found the problem, heater core hoses need replaced, replacing those and also the radiator hoses. Heater core hoses already off (Both, and boy they are a pain to get off) The Dayco hoses are already here (Go RA!) and will be replaced 2maro. Hopefully thats all it was. Ironic that it just happened right after the tune up? Maybe the 2-4k revs weren't good for it while seafoaming.

For exhaust I think I'ma go Flowmaster mufflers (10's super aggressive and 409ss, only young and dumb once!), and some Magnaflow 3.5 tips.

Also rims got here Tuesday, I think they are gonna be powdercoated black with some fanblade lug nug caps (with the bird center, and leaving the bird silver) and then some BFG Advantage T/A's in 235/60/16
 

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Depending on whether you care about HP and TQ what I mean is getting the most of both from your exhaust, Chambered mufflers are not as good as the straight thru design of others.

Nice on the rims, sounds strangely familiar with leaving the bird silver lol. Should look awesome imo. Pls keep us updated with pics.
 

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So I bought some 97 Sport rims, and want to put fan blade covers on them, and powder coat them. I was thinking flat black with silver birds, but then I thought about Gunmetal Grey powder coat, not sure on the birds with gunmetal grey some suggestions? Any who, here they are all clean!



 

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I like them, nice and clean! I am biased but I say go black with the silver birds.
 

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Nah if your gonna go powder coat I would go with a nice gloss black, with a gloss silver metallic on the birds - you can also get the decals for the birds that reflect or whatever color your little heart desires lol. I forget the website but it's in one of my threads last page I believe.
 
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