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now before people go and say this is Old school style's car let me be clear.....THIS IS MY CAR NOW
i bought it 3 days ago
driving back from VT to MA with it, the cat to downpipe connection flat out broke....
so....
TT high flow cat is being over-nighted to my house in the AM
it is going to need a new windshield $200+
it is going to need a new power steering rack and lines $700+
it is going to need a new seal, somewhere in the tranny, cause im loosing diff. fluid$?????
it is going to need a new drivers side side skirt, due to bad 3M glue stuff, it fell off and broke in half driving to a friends house...$?????
it is going to finally need all new solid brake lines from the master cylinder to the brakes...yes ALL FOUR are rusted to ****

Do people here think it was worth $2200?
now that it needs close to that much in work, less than 3 days after picking it up....
what have i done....
why do i love duns so much


**** car doesn't have these wheels, it is lowered about 2.5 inches(intrax springs boge shocks) and has 14" snowflake wheels on it, yeah and mk3 front brakes...
****177,XXX miles, paint and ext. in great shape


Modified by secondgen at 7:03 AM 5-22-2004
 

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errrrrr...700 bucks for a rack and lines?
are you getting it gold plated or something? Are you doing your own work, or paying someone?
It looks nice enough.
 

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Re: Point and laugh at the new money pit (secondgen)

what is there to laugh at, its a clean car. Good pick up for $2,200. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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700 was cheap, the shop wanted 1500 to fix the cat and the rack and lines
 

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I'd be yanking out the PS and puting in a manual rack for a lot less.... oh wait i already did that.
But if getting 2 new hoses and rebuild rack and a pump is 700 bucks i'm in the wrong friggin' business.
 

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Re: Point and laugh at the new money pit (KnightRiderExpress)

good pick up even though it needs almost another thousand into it before i can get it to pass inspection.
 

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Re: Point and laugh at the new money pit (secondgen)

how much if you dont mind telling, was it to have a manual rack put in? how well does it work and such...
 

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Re: Point and laugh at the new money pit (secondgen)

Quote, originally posted by Pred »
If getting 2 new hoses and rebuild rack and a pump is 700 bucks i'm in the wrong friggin' business.

Exactly what I was thinking, lol.
Quote, originally posted by secondgen »
how much if you dont mind telling, was it to have a manual rack put in? how well does it work and such...

D.I.Y. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Point and laugh at the new money pit (batteredA2)

is it "easy" to put in a rack, i dont have access to a lift so it would most likely be done in my driveways or garage....
 

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Re: Point and laugh at the new money pit (macheteXkid)

what do i need to do the swap?
anybody got parts #'s? and such?
 

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Re: Point and laugh at the new money pit (secondgen)

not bad, though for 700 there is no way in hell i'd fix power steering.
also, if your leaking out of the drive flange seals, they may be bad, but more likely the final drive is bad, causing the drive flanges to wobble, and leak.
 

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Re: Point and laugh at the new money pit (The_Hamster)

ok so mixed repsonses, good to bad to....
i need to get some sort of steering set up, and quick...


Modified by secondgen at 3:16 AM 5-23-2004
 
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