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      08-10-2007 09:33 PM #76
      Got an oil change.

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      08-10-2007 10:29 PM #77
      Quote, originally posted by babydaddy »
      Got an oil change.

      i need one....lol

    3. 08-10-2007 10:35 PM #78
      Got my oil done yesterday. Just put 1300 miles on it round trip from FL to NC and averaged 32mpg...

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      08-11-2007 01:28 AM #79
      Quote, originally posted by SoCal_GLI »
      so i installed a new K&N cone filter and called it a day

      Ditto

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      08-11-2007 11:59 PM #80
      today i destroyed my dash bezel trying to remove it from the dash so i could install my head unit

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      08-12-2007 12:04 AM #81
      on a brighter note i did install my factory tails today...no more all reds....i think it looks alot classier....



      Modified by SoCal_GLI at 9:24 AM 8-12-2007

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      08-12-2007 12:12 PM #82
      friend had the piece for the climate control and i superglued the cluster piece....looks good as new can't even tell it broke......so my stereo is in

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      08-12-2007 04:28 PM #83
      I spent a few hours washing and waxing after all the rain there's been in Virginia this week. Before:

      After:


      I also cleaned the MAF filter using this stuff:

      This is the first time I've ever done it, and the car has 120k on it. I can't say that it looked all that dirty, but it did seem to have better throttle response and low-end power once I drove it. But who knows? It seems the car always drives better when its clean.
      I also ordered some Red Line gear oil last night, so changing out the MTF is next week's project. The original stock exhaust continues to hang lower and lower, so just biding my time til it fails completely (hopefully at night so everyone can see the shower of sparks) and I have reason to buy a new TT catback unit.
      Front end rebuild is also on the agenda for September. I think every bearing and bushing up there is on its last legs, so might as well do it all at once.


      Modified by tnunamaker at 1:31 PM 8-12-2007

    9. 08-12-2007 05:57 PM #84
      i sat in the garage and cried in it cuz it wouldnt start....lol
      crooked euros-bubbles and bonners

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      08-13-2007 11:56 AM #85
      Cheated on it with a B6, it's looking like the B3 is going to make it to Treffen and then get parked.
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      08-14-2007 12:58 PM #86
      Congrats on the B6 then [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-14-2007 07:50 PM #87
      oil leak is fixed....it was in fact the oil sending unit....i replaced them both for piece of mind

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      08-15-2007 02:01 PM #88
      I had an accident last week, I had to change the front bumper, but at junkyard I didn't find any good one with silver stripes (I get a 2001 front bumper, for only $30, it's like a brand new one!!)
      so did this:







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      08-15-2007 07:06 PM #89
      =]
      now just gotta put a lip on, the stock one is too small

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      08-15-2007 08:56 PM #90
      That's a LOT of work for one tiny strip

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      08-15-2007 09:59 PM #91
      Quote, originally posted by izzo »
      That's a LOT of work for one tiny strip

      no kidding
      i removed the tint from my drivers side door, so now both my front doors match

      i ordered my new windshield today...they be here monday to install it

    17. 08-16-2007 06:30 AM #92
      Yetserday on the way home from work, my heater core decide to let go. I needed to get towed home. I got it home let it cool down for a hour or so, then began to tear down the interior for replacement and cleaning. I ripped out the dash skinm, all the ducts, switches radio, glovebox, center console, and such. Now I am driving around with an bypassed core temporarily, and no interior.

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      08-16-2007 03:02 PM #93
      Quote, originally posted by izzo »
      That's a LOT of work for one tiny strip

      yeah, almost 3 hours of work, but I really wanted them back, I asked at the body shop how much to do that work, they answered me almost $ 200, I prefered to do it my self and I think that I did a good job!

    19. 08-16-2007 04:56 PM #94
      Getting ready to put out 400hp..talking with turbo joe tomorrow after work!

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      08-16-2007 11:15 PM #95
      looked at how my previous owner did my headlight setup, and now i want to beat him even harder.....he cut the housing and glued the foglight housing into the headlight.
      yes you guessed it, i dont have high beams....only fogs in the headlights....what a f*cking moron.

      so now i have to find some new headlights....i think im gonna get the glass e-codes, just got to goto the JY and get the plugs for the high beams.

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      08-17-2007 10:49 PM #96
      Last night I finally fixed my passenger door lock actuator. Today I pulled all the trash out. Tomorrow- Autocross.
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      08-18-2007 06:40 PM #97
      I replaced the bearings in the passenger's side rear wheel.
      Why didn't I do the driver's side, too? Because of course I stripped out the frikin' allen-headed caliper carrier bolts! They've been sprayed with PB Blaster so they can sit overnight and think about the extractor that's coming their way tomorrow.

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      08-18-2007 07:56 PM #98
      crashed it
      well actually, some idiot crashed his SUV into it
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      08-18-2007 10:40 PM #99
      Quote, originally posted by EazyEfromLI »
      crashed it
      well actually, some idiot crashed his SUV into it

      front or rear? is it totalled?
      sucks man, get another GL body and use your wrecked one as a donor for the VR6

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      08-22-2007 07:12 PM #100
      Changed the gear oil. When I removed the fill plug, a whole bunch of oil came out immediately... overfilled at the factory? Capacity is 2.0 liters, but was only able to get about 1.5 liters in before it started running out. I did run the trans for about two minutes as per Bentley before topping off.
      Used OEM gear oil from the dealer, since I ordered the wrong stuff from Redline, and didn't feel like waiting to get it exchanged... If you're ordering Redline, get MT-90, not the 75W90/75W90NS!

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