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      08-11-2020, 08:03 AM   #177
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Looks fantastic. Nice work. It is a lot of work - I know it well. Those results are worth it, imo.

GTechnique stuff is great. I haven't used it personally. I've always used and been a fan of CarPro items. Reload and CQuartz UK 3.0 are so incredibly easy to use. They have also come a long way in the shine department, but honestly the best part is when you spray a hose on it a year later with little to no maintenance and the dirt just streaks off. I got almost 3 years out of the first coat - the car was street parked in SF that whole time. Shocking how long it lasted.

It's going to put you out of the car washing business :-0

I appreciate the tip about the MaxShine Pro15. I've been looking for another polisher. My old Griot's garage unit is a decade on now and starting to short out at low rpms. There's no way I'm paying Rupes prices!
I have a friend that works for gtechniq in Atlanta and I could have gotten it cheap or free but I wanted to see how the car corrected out. I may do a strip wash and quick polish in a few weeks and put it on. The Maxshine was pretty good. It got hot, stalled very little when I had pressure on it and was on a angle(I should have a 3" machine for stuff like that) and vibrates like hell. But Ill used it like 2-3 times a year so the Rupes didn't make sense. If I start picking up some details I might grab one.
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      08-12-2020, 06:37 AM   #178
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Is this build vacant? strange to see decent looking office space vacant. That would make a great multi-plex of art and studio's. Place like there around here are being converted into living space as people are moving back into towns.
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Is this build vacant? strange to see decent looking office space vacant. That would make a great multi-plex of art and studio's. Place like there around here are being converted into living space as people are moving back into towns.
Both of those buildings are vacant. There was plans to convert the warehouse one to a mixed facility with apartments, stores, and restaurants. They were going to have like 100 apartments but only provide like 65 parking spots so the towns folk got restless and shut it down. It has been in a few movies and tv shows, it was the zombie fighting ring in the Governor season of Walking Dead. This little town is growing and apartments keep popping up, people hate it. I personally dont care, I just want my property value to go up so I can sell it and get a house with a giant shop on some land. The other building was taken over by University of West Ga, it was a medical office and I think it will eventually be a nursing school.
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      09-09-2020, 07:48 AM   #180
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So on the way home I stopped to get gas in the wagon, and as I pulled away from the gas pump the car started really funny. Apparently I filled the car with diesel....... nah just kidding. I had a slight misfire that got worse the closer I got to home. I ran the codes and found a cylinder 4 misfire so I pulled it in the garage and let it cool before tearing it down. Its always fun to use your scheduled project(the garage cabinet I need to assemble) to set your unscheduled project on.

Untitled by Nick Wood, on Flickr

I swapped the #4 coil pack with the number #2 coil pack, erased the codes and the misfire moved to number #2.

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Cylinder 1 had what looked to be a new coil pack, but the rest looked oem. I pulled the plug from cylinder #4 and I was surprised to find what looked to be an original plug. The car is about to roll over 90k miles so it could have had plugs done before but this looked pretty old.

Untitled by Nick Wood, on Flickr

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I went ahead and ordered 6 new coils and plugs, which were surprisingly cheap through FCP euro. And they were even doing a sale on their shipping so I paid for next day and I should have them tomorrow.
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So on the way home I stopped to get gas in the wagon, and as I pulled away from the gas pump the car started really funny. Apparently I filled the car with diesel....... nah just kidding. I had a slight misfire that got worse the closer I got to home. I ran the codes and found a cylinder 4 misfire so I pulled it in the garage and let it cool before tearing it down. Its always fun to use your scheduled project(the garage cabinet I need to assemble) to set your unscheduled project on.

Untitled by Nick Wood, on Flickr

I swapped the #4 coil pack with the number #2 coil pack, erased the codes and the misfire moved to number #2.

Untitled by Nick Wood, on Flickr

Cylinder 1 had what looked to be a new coil pack, but the rest looked oem. I pulled the plug from cylinder #4 and I was surprised to find what looked to be an original plug. The car is about to roll over 90k miles so it could have had plugs done before but this looked pretty old.

Untitled by Nick Wood, on Flickr

Untitled by Nick Wood, on Flickr

I went ahead and ordered 6 new coils and plugs, which were surprisingly cheap through FCP euro. And they were even doing a sale on their shipping so I paid for next day and I should have them tomorrow.
Which plugs will you be running?
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      09-10-2020, 01:21 PM   #182
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Which plugs will you be running?
OEM iridium (NGK 1208.)
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      09-11-2020, 09:07 AM   #183
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Got the plugs an coils in last night.

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Of course the last plug I pulled had oil on it. So I will put a cover gasket on the list to do soon. I may do it and the disa valve soon.

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I got to use my vac line trick to put the plugs in. It makes life a lot easier.

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I buttoned the car back up and its running great so far. I drove it to work this morning and the idle wasnt fluctuating like it used to. So I guess I will plan on the Disa and cover replacement soon.
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Surprised you didn't buy Delphi or Eldor coils as they superceded the Bosch ones a wile ago...

Hmm I just jumped on fcp and grabbed the ones they recommended. If they fail I get a new one for free.
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In process of doing same VCG and just did plugs, coils have not been an issue. Getting nervous? 3 weeks till due date?
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In process of doing same VCG and just did plugs, coils have not been an issue. Getting nervous? 3 weeks till due date?
I am very nervous, and they are due Friday or Saturday likely. Haha
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Thank you. There will be a lot less car show/garage time but I know its going to be awesome. Hopefully I can get them into cars. Haha.
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Wow sooner than I expected or yet the time just blew bye. Here is a huge vote of support and from what I hear you do have a decent anount of back up support. Lots of positive vibes for you.
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