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    Thread: Help; my car jizzed all over itself!

    1. Member nickthaskater's Avatar
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      10-10-2012 06:40 PM #26
      Honda dealer: $112/hr for labour (est. 1.5 hrs @ $168); $282 for parts; $450 total.

      Other shop I've been to before: est. $250 total; $150 for parts.

      /sigh. I guess it could have been worse, ha.


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      10-10-2012 07:02 PM #28
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      10-10-2012 07:03 PM #29
      Dont' bother with the dealer. If you have time it should be fairly straight forward to do it in the driveway. Feel free to drive on it for a bit while you round up parts and tool.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      10-10-2012 11:09 PM #30
      Are you capable of any DIY activity? If so, just do it yourself. Axles are actually pretty damn easy.
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      10-10-2012 11:13 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v_43v3r View Post
      Are you capable of any DIY activity? If so, just do it yourself. Axles are actually pretty damn easy.
      I do things myself for the most part, but I don't have a driveway that I can use (have to do it all curbside) and I'd need to go buy several new tools for this. It'd just be more of a pain in the ass than it'd be worth in savings, given I'd probably only save $150 at the very most when it's all said and done. I can get it in the shop tomorrow and probably get it back the same day, if not the next.

      Sometimes convenience > DIY pride

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      10-11-2012 01:11 AM #32
      COINCIDENCE! This is exactly what I noticed on my passenger front wheel/strut/axle a couple days ago...I haven't had a chance to really look at it but thought it was the boot. my car has been driving pretty much the same way, no real differences so I'm gonna assume and hope its just the boot. Gonna call a pretty decent local shop tomorrow to see if I can get it replaced friday. hopefully less then 2 hours labor charge. 97 jetta vr6 btw, anything specific I should worry about or consider? thanks in advance
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      the driver seat the ajustment forword an back either came undun or snaped so seats is ware it is untill fixed perfect for me but if your taller or shorter will be a prob for u

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      10-11-2012 03:39 AM #33
      Dude!

      Go to a junkyard and pick up a driveshaft, with CV joint

      Ive done it 3 times for my Polo: Cost me approx 35 euro (so I cant imagine it costing more than 50 bucks for you) and you can bring it to an independant garage.

      100 USD and you should be back in action for many miles and years to come

      Think about it, and save yourself the money

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      10-11-2012 10:40 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Swapped6n View Post
      Dude!

      Go to a junkyard and pick up a driveshaft, with CV joint

      Ive done it 3 times for my Polo: Cost me approx 35 euro (so I cant imagine it costing more than 50 bucks for you) and you can bring it to an independant garage.

      100 USD and you should be back in action for many miles and years to come

      Think about it, and save yourself the money
      I live in Canada, things are a lot more expensive here than in the US. Scrapyards are not that cheap here, either.

      For the time it would take running around to find a cheap part or to wait to order one from the US, I'd rather just have it done and finished with new parts for not much more money.

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      10-11-2012 12:49 PM #35
      if you haven't driven it much since it split, try and clean all the spilled grease and see how large the rip is. I once fixed a small rip in my old maxima with some permatex gasket sealer - just dabbed a bunch over the crack and it was good.

      Also replacing the shafts yourself isn't that difficult - but if you do not have the space to do it then get it done at the independent mechanic. The re-man axle with CV shouldn't cost more than a $100 with the core returned.
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      10-11-2012 12:53 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      That looks nothing like jizz. And i've seen a fair amount of jizz in my time.
      Same here. OP should go straight to the doctor.

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      10-11-2012 01:00 PM #37
      Another vote for replacing it yourself. Rockauto sells CV half shafts for like $40, that's a lot less than $450, even if you need a few hand tools*
      I wouldn't do anything about it today, you have time before it fails, and it will start to get clunky when turning sharp before it completely fails.

      *which will make the other side even cheaper to repair when it fails. since, they've both been on there the same amount of time...
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      10-11-2012 01:26 PM #38
      Congrats! You're now rustproofed!
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      10-11-2012 05:24 PM #39
      Sitting in Ikea having lunch while its getting fixed. $250 and 1.5 hours later I will be back on the road. Sure beats hunting down parts and tools and being huddled on the side of the road in the wind and cold for however long it would take me to do it myself.

    14. 10-11-2012 05:50 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Sitting in Ikea having lunch while its getting fixed. $250 and 1.5 hours later I will be back on the road. Sure beats hunting down parts and tools and being huddled on the side of the road in the wind and cold for however long it would take me to do it myself.


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      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.

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