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      03-26-2020, 12:41 PM   #11397
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Trans fluid change done by Eurotech in Natick, MA.

Shifts *much* better. Apparently old fluid was quite bad, and about a quart less than it should've been. 105K on the GM trans.
Not sure if I should be worried about the 'missing' fluid, though 1 quart in 100k miles / 11 years isn't too bad.

RE Eurotech: Great shop, happy with the service, and they seemed to be careful about covid transfer, changing gloves between cars, wrapping the steering wheel with plastic wrap. Can't remember who on here recommended them, but happy with it!

In the garage I've been busy with this thing... new tires, new seats, new headlight, rebuilt front shocks, swapped handlebars, new tail tuck, new turn signals, oil, coolant, filter changes... would've ridden today except for the snow.
I wouldn't be too worried. Cut the service interval to 50K for fluid changes though. It will be happier.
mine's due right now, after just 3 years.

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Perfect time to...... Will be selling lci halogen headlights with lux lights within the next month. Pm me if you aren't in a hurry to buy.
so I have a broken headlamp and I need to open it up for funsies.
care to share the tips on how you separated that lens from the housing?
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Very carefully. Heat gun helps. You will probably need a dremmel.

You will need some sort of water proof sealant when you put it back together.

DONT TOUCH ANY OF THE SILVER/ CHROME PLATING IN THERE. you will be 🤬, if you do.

Honestly, if you can fork over $400.00 for a used one, in very good condition, it's worth the time & money.

This isn't a fun DIY, and it's stressful.
Did not see your reply but you are very right. I find this DIY fun for most of it. This is probably because I have no deadline for it so I can take a break when I feel like I want to give up. It's definitely tedious. I have a spare parts headlight for the drivers side so it makes me feel better about possibly breaking something.
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Took the car in for oil change, intercooler install, and to fix a leaky washer. Found out that my washer fluid line and coolant line were chewed by rodents...
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Nice! What are you putting them on?
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After trying to pry open the headlight with a heat gun, pry tools, flatheads, etc I realized that I should just cut it. I suppose it's easier with an oven but that's not an option for me. I cut the headlight with a Dremel, I just followed a line on the headlight that is right next to the permaseal. This leaves me with a small thin piece of plastic in the permaseal channel. I haven't gotten to taking this out yet(busy painting and doing some wiring). An approach I might try is to run a thin wire under the seal and "floss" it away to cut through all of it. I can update you once I do it. Keep in mind I am getting new lenses, so maybe this method might not be for you.
I've never had success using the oven to open a headlamp. By the time you get it out and to the workbench it's already lost 40-50 degrees of temp.

Using wire maybe, I've cut windshields free using the same technique. I imagine the sealant is pretty similar. Some urethane joint.

I'll have to pull that thing out of the parts room and take a real go at it.

I would like to put new lenses on both of mine, as they are crazing on the inside, so buffing isn't getting them as clear and crisp as I'd like them to be.

Did you find OE equivalent lenses somewhere?
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      03-27-2020, 12:45 PM   #11404
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After trying to pry open the headlight with a heat gun, pry tools, flatheads, etc I realized that I should just cut it. I suppose it's easier with an oven but that's not an option for me. I cut the headlight with a Dremel, I just followed a line on the headlight that is right next to the permaseal. This leaves me with a small thin piece of plastic in the permaseal channel. I haven't gotten to taking this out yet(busy painting and doing some wiring). An approach I might try is to run a thin wire under the seal and "floss" it away to cut through all of it. I can update you once I do it. Keep in mind I am getting new lenses, so maybe this method might not be for you.
I've never had success using the oven to open a headlamp. By the time you get it out and to the workbench it's already lost 40-50 degrees of temp.

Using wire maybe, I've cut windshields free using the same technique. I imagine the sealant is pretty similar. Some urethane joint.

I'll have to pull that thing out of the parts room and take a real go at it.

I would like to put new lenses on both of mine, as they are crazing on the inside, so buffing isn't getting them as clear and crisp as I'd like them to be.

Did you find OE equivalent lenses somewhere?
I think I found them. I don't understand why lenses would cost $130+ from vendors __ when they are just plastic. I found a seller on ali express that says they are for xenons and the photo has the screws for angel eyes. I will find out for sure how well they fit in the next week or two I think. Shipping takes a while. There's quite a bit of them on ali express you just have to search for the ones that specifically say xenon. I figured I rather "risk" buying $35 lenses than expensive ones that are probably the exact same thing. If they fit well i can send you a link to the exact same seller in the future. I don't want to lead someone in the wrong direction.
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      03-27-2020, 02:17 PM   #11405
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I think I found them. I don't understand why lenses would cost $130+ from vendors __ when they are just plastic. I found a seller on ali express that says they are for xenons and the photo has the screws for angel eyes. I will find out for sure how well they fit in the next week or two I think. Shipping takes a while. There's quite a bit of them on ali express you just have to search for the ones that specifically say xenon. I figured I rather "risk" buying $35 lenses than expensive ones that are probably the exact same thing. If they fit well i can send you a link to the exact same seller in the future. I don't want to lead someone in the wrong direction.
well do update, and if they're not trash I'd like the link for sure.

no sense in putting nasty lenses back on.
I have a feeling this means I'm about to do headlamp things.

wheels first though.
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      03-27-2020, 06:13 PM   #11407
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Replace your LPFS with the updated version. It's only $30.00 at FCP. It's best to ensure the data you are getting is accurate. If then, replace the LPFP. It's $170 or so at FCP. No big deal. Fuel pressure should be 65 or so at WOT. 74 even 84 at idol or just cruising around. If your pressure is in the 50's or lower at WOT, it's time for a change to a new or better than new LPFP.
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Started the red tails , with translucent red paint.... also tried my hand at blending in the back bumper
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      03-28-2020, 09:47 AM   #11410
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Welp here it is ... never mind the tape lines 🥺
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No, it's this cheap one from Amazon. This company makes several.
So is taped? You didn't stitched together?
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      03-28-2020, 12:28 PM   #11412
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Started the red tails , with translucent red paint.... also tried my hand at blending in the back bumper
I admire your effort here, but in the future it's way easier to remove them for paint.
same goes with anything that's just screwed/taped to the body. If you can take it off it's easier to mask and paint.

final results turned out good.

wheel stupidity continues, but at least I'm on the easy and rewarding side of the curve.


my start/stop button was sad.


ebay five dollar holler isn't perfect, but better than 12 year old one.
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      03-28-2020, 12:31 PM   #11413
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Started the red tails , with translucent red paint.... also tried my hand at blending in the back bumper
I admire your effort here, but in the future it's way easier to remove them for paint.
same goes with anything that's just screwed/taped to the body. If you can take it off it's easier to mask and paint.

final results turned out good.

wheel stupidity continues, but at least I'm on the easy and rewarding side of the curve.


my start/stop button was sad.


ebay five dollar holler isn't perfect, but better than 12 year old one.
I was going the lazy route but ... at the same time I had to do something , I appreciate the feedback ... and thank you on the results ... the rear bumper is a much better result from what it was originally 😩😩😆
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I was going the lazy route but ... at the same time I had to do something , I appreciate the feedback ... and thank you on the results ... the rear bumper is a much better result from what it was originally 😩😩😆
I have found that the lazy route often takes more time and effort than just doing it properly.

go slow to work fast is something that has taken me many years to understand.
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Started the red tails , with translucent red paint.... also tried my hand at blending in the back bumper
I admire your effort here, but in the future it's way easier to remove them for paint.
same goes with anything that's just screwed/taped to the body. If you can take it off it's easier to mask and paint.

final results turned out good.

wheel stupidity continues, but at least I'm on the easy and rewarding side of the curve.


my start/stop button was sad.


ebay five dollar holler isn't perfect, but better than 12 year old one.
I was going the lazy route but ... at the same time I had to do something , I appreciate the feedback ... and thank you on the results ... the rear bumper is a much better result from what it was originally 😩😩😆
You need a red one with that silver trim !
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You need a red one with that silver trim !
[james may] that's casual[/james may]

I couldn't take a red button everyday.
hell, I've stripped just about everything out of my cluster.


the less "busy" the interior is the happier I am.

I don't even really care for how glossy this one is, but it's better than the one that's leaking light where it's all worn through.
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Welp here it is ... never mind the tape lines 🥺
Nice.
Clean up the over spray on the trunk and it will look better.
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