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#16320 - Picture 06/07/2015 on /cars/ 0
#16318 - Hahaha. Selling it did cross my mind, but I figured since I h…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/07/2015 on /cars/ 0
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#16379 - oshora (06/09/2015) [-]
That is the hope anyways
#16305 - Good ol' ford modular v8... I don't know for sure yet, didn'…  [+] (3 new replies) 06/06/2015 on /cars/ 0
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#16314 - nigalthornberry (06/06/2015) [-]
I wouldn't go that far to fix any of mine. I'd say its time for scrap or an upgrade and get a dohc.... This is why I have basically a disassembled car in my basement
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#16318 - basshead (06/07/2015) [-]
Hahaha. Selling it did cross my mind, but I figured since I had not a week before put over 2k into the suspension, it'd probably be better to just fix it and then have a car that I basically don't have to do anything to for a long time....
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#16379 - oshora (06/09/2015) [-]
That is the hope anyways
#16301 - Better shot of the crack, why I'm doing all this ****.  [+] (5 new replies) 06/05/2015 on /cars/ 0
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#16304 - nigalthornberry (06/06/2015) [-]
As someone who owns a car that has spark plug ejection issues I feel your pain
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#16305 - basshead (06/06/2015) [-]
Good ol' ford modular v8... I don't know for sure yet, didn't take the time to check for compression, but it seems like the crack isn't actually into the combustion chamber, as if there is a loss of compression it wasn't bad enough to cause it to run poorly, but at this point who knows, I'll find out when I finally get the stupid tensioner unstuck and the timing chain off so I can finally pull the head and see exactly what I'm dealing with.
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#16314 - nigalthornberry (06/06/2015) [-]
I wouldn't go that far to fix any of mine. I'd say its time for scrap or an upgrade and get a dohc.... This is why I have basically a disassembled car in my basement
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#16318 - basshead (06/07/2015) [-]
Hahaha. Selling it did cross my mind, but I figured since I had not a week before put over 2k into the suspension, it'd probably be better to just fix it and then have a car that I basically don't have to do anything to for a long time....
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#16379 - oshora (06/09/2015) [-]
That is the hope anyways
#16300 - Still not even halfway done. Stupid GM.  [+] (8 new replies) 06/05/2015 on /cars/ 0
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#16309 - cycloneclone (06/06/2015) [-]
those are some mighty smooth hands
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#16320 - basshead (06/07/2015) [-]
#16301 - basshead (06/05/2015) [-]
Better shot of the crack, why I'm doing all this shit.
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#16304 - nigalthornberry (06/06/2015) [-]
As someone who owns a car that has spark plug ejection issues I feel your pain
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#16305 - basshead (06/06/2015) [-]
Good ol' ford modular v8... I don't know for sure yet, didn't take the time to check for compression, but it seems like the crack isn't actually into the combustion chamber, as if there is a loss of compression it wasn't bad enough to cause it to run poorly, but at this point who knows, I'll find out when I finally get the stupid tensioner unstuck and the timing chain off so I can finally pull the head and see exactly what I'm dealing with.
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#16314 - nigalthornberry (06/06/2015) [-]
I wouldn't go that far to fix any of mine. I'd say its time for scrap or an upgrade and get a dohc.... This is why I have basically a disassembled car in my basement
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#16318 - basshead (06/07/2015) [-]
Hahaha. Selling it did cross my mind, but I figured since I had not a week before put over 2k into the suspension, it'd probably be better to just fix it and then have a car that I basically don't have to do anything to for a long time....
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#16379 - oshora (06/09/2015) [-]
That is the hope anyways
#16260 - The theory is to put the filter somewhere that it's able to ge… 06/04/2015 on /cars/ 0
#16259 - Because for the aluminum casting of the head, they use a metho… 06/04/2015 on /cars/ 0
#16192 - Dat cold air intake tho. (At least that's what it looks like …  [+] (2 new replies) 06/01/2015 on /cars/ +1
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#16256 - chikibriki (06/04/2015) [-]
how exactly does a cold air intake work? from what i've seen it's just a regular air filter, how does it cool teh air going intot he engine?
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#16260 - basshead (06/04/2015) [-]
The theory is to put the filter somewhere that it's able to get cooler air thus increasing air density going into the motor, so you can burn more fuel with it and get better power. Most cars nowadays typically already have some sort of cold air intake from the factory. The aftermarket kits, for most modern cars mostly just replace the piping in order to remove factory resonators and such, and usually add a cone type oiled reuseable filter, sometimes with a heat shield, sometimes without one, depending on the kit.
#16163 - (The offending spark plug well, which as you can kinda see, ha…  [+] (2 new replies) 05/31/2015 on /cars/ +1
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#16257 - chikibriki (06/04/2015) [-]
why does your head look lie it's made of styrofoam?
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#16259 - basshead (06/04/2015) [-]
Because for the aluminum casting of the head, they use a method that's called lost foam casting, which involves making an exact replica of the item to be cast in aluminum out of styrofoam, and then encasing that styrofoam replica in sand or whatever they make the cast in, and then just pour in the molten aluminum over the styrofoam, which basically just vaporises away, allowing for pretty accurate and very easy and cheap casting. So once the aluminum cools, they just remove the mold material, machine surfaces as needed, and then it's good to go.
#16162 - Welp, got the cobalt home a couple days ago and finally got st…  [+] (4 new replies) 05/31/2015 on /cars/ +1
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#16167 - benderisgreat (06/01/2015) [-]
I had the same problem when I did a head gasket in a Saturn.
#16163 - basshead (05/31/2015) [-]
(The offending spark plug well, which as you can kinda see, has become a literal well of coolant.)
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#16257 - chikibriki (06/04/2015) [-]
why does your head look lie it's made of styrofoam?
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#16259 - basshead (06/04/2015) [-]
Because for the aluminum casting of the head, they use a method that's called lost foam casting, which involves making an exact replica of the item to be cast in aluminum out of styrofoam, and then encasing that styrofoam replica in sand or whatever they make the cast in, and then just pour in the molten aluminum over the styrofoam, which basically just vaporises away, allowing for pretty accurate and very easy and cheap casting. So once the aluminum cools, they just remove the mold material, machine surfaces as needed, and then it's good to go.