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Forum: Engine Mods   11-24-2019, 06:19 PM
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Posted By MP81
I've been following this project for so many...

I've been following this project for so many years now - so glad to see it is still going!
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-31-2019, 07:14 AM
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Posted By MP81
Woah, this guy!

Woah, this guy!
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-27-2019, 01:31 PM
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Posted By MP81
Yup - "GM Performance" brand - think I got it...

Yup - "GM Performance" brand - think I got it from O'Reilly (or maybe it was still Murrays at that point), but a good number of years ago, so it has served me plenty well.

I could feel the bar...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-26-2019, 06:07 PM
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Posted By MP81
I had intended to get this done yesterday, but...

I had intended to get this done yesterday, but the axle nut had other ideas - even with heat from my MAP torch, and a jack handle on my breaker bar - and me bouncing on the end of the jack handle, it...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-21-2019, 11:17 AM
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Posted By MP81
The Gen 2s also got down basically to Cobalt...

The Gen 2s also got down basically to Cobalt weight again.
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-21-2019, 10:45 AM
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Posted By MP81
Meh, no worse than any other turbo engine,...

Meh, no worse than any other turbo engine, really. We don't get a lot of turbo failures on the Cruze forum.

That also is the "second-gen" of the 1.4T, so it's got quite a bit more power/torque...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-21-2019, 09:53 AM
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Posted By MP81
Glad to hear everyone was okay - good choice on...

Glad to hear everyone was okay - good choice on the new ride. Is it a 1st gen or 2nd gen - they produced both in 2016 (1st gen was named the Cruze Limited)?
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-17-2019, 05:40 AM
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Posted By MP81
You may! What are we liking? :laugh:

You may!

What are we liking? :laugh:
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-15-2019, 02:08 PM
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Posted By MP81
We have a few steins, but we go mostly for the...

We have a few steins, but we go mostly for the food. The brewhouse usually gets about 30-35 German beers on tap for it and does a special menu, alongside their normal menus. I normally will get...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-15-2019, 05:57 AM
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Posted By MP81
Our local brewhouse ran Oktoberfest during the...

Our local brewhouse ran Oktoberfest during the traditional time (September 21st - October 6th), so we made it there two times for that, then another brewery in the area (where we also are club...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-13-2019, 03:56 PM
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Posted By MP81
Changed the front brake pads and rotors today on...

Changed the front brake pads and rotors today on the CTD - went with AC Delco GM Original Equipment (not Advantage or Professional) for both.



RF brakes, prior to disassembly:
...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-06-2019, 05:09 PM
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Posted By MP81
Oh wow - yeah, my dog doesn't give a shit about...

Oh wow - yeah, my dog doesn't give a shit about them, nor the Chinooks that we get flying over on a more regular basis. We had a C5 Galaxy fly over a few years back when we were taking him for a walk...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-06-2019, 09:01 AM
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Posted By MP81
It is - those GE Turbofans sound so damn unique!

It is - those GE Turbofans sound so damn unique!
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-06-2019, 12:54 AM
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Posted By MP81
Yeah, likely was coming from Selfridge. I think...

Yeah, likely was coming from Selfridge. I think it was last year maybe (or earlier this year, I'm not sure) when there suddenly was an A10 flying right over my house, and he was real damn low.
...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   10-01-2019, 07:02 PM
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Posted By MP81
Carb's back on the car - doesn't run perfect by...

Carb's back on the car - doesn't run perfect by any means, but boy is it night and day compared to what it was like the last time. Now I think I can work with this and get it dialed in (hopefully).
...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-27-2019, 06:22 PM
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Posted By MP81
Pulled the Idle Air Bleed Valve out to check the...

Pulled the Idle Air Bleed Valve out to check the O-rings since, for whatever reason, I didn't the first time. Upper O-ring looked mostly fine, but the lower one was a bit...flat:
...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-26-2019, 07:56 PM
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Posted By MP81
Replaced the NOx #2 sensor...again (last time was...

Replaced the NOx #2 sensor...again (last time was February 2018...on my birthday...on the same day we were supposed to go up north...).

Only took me about an hour this time - took me three days...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-22-2019, 03:54 PM
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Posted By MP81
Got the Mach-1 style chin spoiler installed on my...

Got the Mach-1 style chin spoiler installed on my brother's Mustang after we got back from the night we spent in downtown Detroit.

We had got the holes drilled last week (when we also installed...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-21-2019, 10:28 AM
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Posted By MP81
Pulled the carb back out on Wednesday and got the...

Pulled the carb back out on Wednesday and got the air horn pulled off on Thursday, then I adjusted the float to 11/32" (as specified) down from the surface of the main casting and put the needle pull...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-13-2019, 10:02 PM
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Posted By MP81
All back together aside from the fuel inlet:...

All back together aside from the fuel inlet:...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-12-2019, 07:18 PM
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Posted By MP81
Cleaned up the main casting and throttle plate a...

Cleaned up the main casting and throttle plate a bit:...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-11-2019, 03:41 PM
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Posted By MP81
Epoxy came off with a little effort by...

Epoxy came off with a little effort by hand/screwdriver...but I did the soapy water test with my air compressor, and I'm not sure these ever were leaking in the first place. The later ones supposedly...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-10-2019, 06:25 PM
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Posted By MP81
Started disassembly: ...

Started disassembly:


...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-09-2019, 07:59 PM
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Posted By MP81
Been having some heavier throttle issues this...

Been having some heavier throttle issues this year. Based on numerous sources, a carb rebuild is probably required as it's most likely the accelerator pump seal has degraded and is just pouring in...
Forum: Off Topic Chat   09-05-2019, 08:57 PM
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Posted By MP81
Email from Photobucket: "Final Warning Regarding...

Email from Photobucket: "Final Warning Regarding Bandwidth Limitations"

Good, are you going to stop ****ing emailing me?
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