SERIOUSLY OT: Calling all chicks! IT'S PART 6!!



TheSilentChamber
12-26-2018, 04:15 PM
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Come on man, its 2018 and you still double posting like a n00b?

Killa_CRX
01-09-2019, 05:49 AM
Test, Test... is this thing still on?

4G4D Store
01-09-2019, 05:30 PM
Apparently it's on, but nobody is in the crowd. Man, the ads on this website are horrible now days. Probably why people left.

Stealthee
01-09-2019, 05:59 PM
Ads are one thing. The crap all over this site is another. This site is why I installed ad block, because it was unusable with all the ad crap.

Igor may not like to see that, but its whatever. I'm one of the few mods still around and I still do my best to keep the spammers and bots away.

Stealthee
01-09-2019, 05:59 PM
Ads are one thing. The crap all over this site is another. This site is why I installed ad block, because it was unusable with all the ad crap.

Igor may not like to see that, but its whatever. I'm one of the few mods still around and I still do my best to keep the spammers and bots away.

TheSilentChamber
01-10-2019, 02:17 AM
Ads are one thing. The crap all over this site is another. This site is why I installed ad block, because it was unusable with all the ad crap.

Igor may not like to see that, but its whatever. I'm one of the few mods still around and I still do my best to keep the spammers and bots away.

Well he'd be paying for less bandwidth if he actually fixed the double posting issue that has plagued the site for the the last 5+ years.

Killa_CRX
01-10-2019, 05:04 AM
Wow, there's still life on the planet.

What's going on peoples?

I'm nearly out of the custom car racket. Only have one project car left, and am actually looking for a truck :loser: ... quit my technician job back in September and have been day trading the stock markets (boring as f*).

4G4D Store
01-11-2019, 10:09 AM
A little bit of life. I just got back into the EFs - bug bit me again apparently. Bought 2 EF sedans for cheap, going to spend some time getting them back to par.

CivicSpoon
01-17-2019, 12:00 AM
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Killa_CRX
01-22-2019, 06:38 AM
Ask quick as I quit working on cars, I might be going back lol... interviewed with an independent Lexus/Toyota shop last week, because they have an opening and treat their techs really well, and I'm kinda bored sitting at home on the computer all day.

If that happens, I'll probably be back to upgrading my daily driver 98 Civic some more, to make it more comfortable than it is now. Suspension is a mess... poly bushings suck, and whats left of the rubber bushings are shot. Think the shocks are blown also. It's a mess

TheSilentChamber
01-27-2019, 11:28 PM
Ask quick as I quit working on cars, I might be going back lol... interviewed with an independent Lexus/Toyota shop last week, because they have an opening and treat their techs really well, and I'm kinda bored sitting at home on the computer all day.

If that happens, I'll probably be back to upgrading my daily driver 98 Civic some more, to make it more comfortable than it is now. Suspension is a mess... poly bushings suck, and whats left of the rubber bushings are shot. Think the shocks are blown also. It's a mess

I seen a very clean 3rd gen the other day, made me really want to find a mint, pure stock 4th gen (if any still exist). In other news I almost bought a 05 Volvo V50 Station Wagon with a 6 speed manual the other day, only had 55k miles. But instead I bought equipment for my business. Adult life... mehhhh.

Killa_CRX
02-03-2019, 07:35 AM
I seen a very clean 3rd gen the other day, made me really want to find a mint, pure stock 4th gen (if any still exist). In other news I almost bought a 05 Volvo V50 Station Wagon with a 6 speed manual the other day, only had 55k miles. But instead I bought equipment for my business. Adult life... mehhhh.

I've seen quite a few decent looking 4th gens on craigslist in the DFW area lately, but 0 in stock form.

TheSilentChamber
02-04-2019, 06:10 PM
I've seen quite a few decent looking 4th gens on craigslist in the DFW area lately, but 0 in stock form.

If the price was good I'd buy one with a clean well done b16 swap, non turbo... and the smallest serving of rice possible.

TheSilentChamber
02-25-2019, 05:00 PM
So I bought a Volvo S60 T5 this weekend. Surprisingly quick for what it is.

Killa_CRX
03-04-2019, 05:29 AM
So I bought a Volvo S60 T5 this weekend. Surprisingly quick for what it is.

That is neither a Honda nor a Civic.

TheSilentChamber
03-05-2019, 12:31 AM
That is neither a Honda nor a Civic.

I havn't owned A Honda since... um... probably 06? This is however the first turbo car I've owned. And first 5 cylinder.

GTA
04-15-2019, 10:53 PM
close to the same here, my last honda was gone in 07. Though I still got to visit the 4g once in awhile before Ms Amy moved. Now I need to go visit her new place so I can visit it's remains (in her old SI lol)

4G4D Store
04-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Hey GTA, what happened to Melt?

GTA
04-16-2019, 05:01 PM
Melt passed back in 2013 after having a Seizure while he was living in Colorado. RIP Melt, he was an interesting guy for sure :)

https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/francois-melt-van-der-spuy/article_dad3ebda-2aee-11e3-ae39-001a4bcf887a.html?fbclid=IwAR3jYLkn9qQjDgXKi4_wZDf QQz8gc2q9ie-5GAjwrLKVNntCuPobLFNZbeY

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/article_8cb06dca-5703-11e3-9cb7-0019bb2963f4.html?fbclid=IwAR2dNthr_9vnqMdaUCnI3Bz iEw0dC1elkaa13joeRiWUMywsJ_aIvu4NzEY

TheSilentChamber
04-17-2019, 05:24 PM
Melt passed back in 2013 after having a Seizure while he was living in Colorado. RIP Melt, he was an interesting guy for sure :)

https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/francois-melt-van-der-spuy/article_dad3ebda-2aee-11e3-ae39-001a4bcf887a.html?fbclid=IwAR3jYLkn9qQjDgXKi4_wZDf QQz8gc2q9ie-5GAjwrLKVNntCuPobLFNZbeY

https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/article_8cb06dca-5703-11e3-9cb7-0019bb2963f4.html?fbclid=IwAR2dNthr_9vnqMdaUCnI3Bz iEw0dC1elkaa13joeRiWUMywsJ_aIvu4NzEY

Oh damn, didn't know that.

4G4D Store
04-18-2019, 11:01 AM
OMG, that's crazy. RIP man.

Killa_CRX
05-24-2019, 06:09 AM
Melt passed back in 2013 after having a Seizure while he was living in Colorado. RIP Melt, he was an interesting guy for sure :)


Yeah. It sucked when he passed away.



In other news, I had an idea for building some aluminum door panels for my Civic yesterday.... Bought another house in the DFW area, and should have my welder back up and running soon, and plan to get to work on that.

Back working on cars full time, at a different shop. Not to toot my own horn too much, but really starting to realize just how good a technician I am. Feeling like I should have opened my own shop, instead of wasting my time trading the stock market.

4G4D Store
05-25-2019, 12:03 AM
I ran up shop here for a few years, but scene got way too toxic, so took a couple years off cars, now I'm back with an EF sedan that probably needs too much work. But I'm 3D printing custom cup holders and stuff for the older cars that never had any. Wish we had this tech 20 years ago. I do miss doing mechanic work some days, but I think I enjoy my computer chair more. ha ha Definitely post some pictures of your door panels when you get them done.

Killa_CRX
05-25-2019, 05:37 AM
I ran up shop here for a few years, but scene got way too toxic, so took a couple years off cars, now I'm back with an EF sedan that probably needs too much work. But I'm 3D printing custom cup holders and stuff for the older cars that never had any. Wish we had this tech 20 years ago. I do miss doing mechanic work some days, but I think I enjoy my computer chair more. ha ha Definitely post some pictures of your door panels when you get them done.

Yeah, I'd never open a shop to do performance/custom work. The real money is in service and maintenance for normal people/cars. About the only nuts I ever run across who want custom, no expense spared work around here are Land Cruiser guys.... We just finished rebuilding an older Land Cruiser motor for a guy. He spent 10k without blinking.

Air-conditioning work is also extremely profitable here in Texas. I've already got 20 hours of a/c work lined up for Monday :iceslolan

4G4D Store
05-25-2019, 12:25 PM
Yeah, I agree, custom work is hard. It was fun, but people bitch a lot. Either at the time it takes, the money it costs, or that it's not perfect. Can't ever win.

TheSilentChamber
06-24-2019, 05:52 PM
Air-conditioning work is also extremely profitable here in Texas. I've already got 20 hours of a/c work lined up for Monday :iceslolan

Lol part of the reason I sold my Jeep was because I didn't want to pay to have the AC fixed. The AC in the Volvo works fine, but feels kinda anemic... but I've read that's just kinda how they are... apparently it just doesn't get that hot in Sweden haha.

BLU CIVIC
06-25-2019, 02:47 PM
What's new here

BLU CIVIC
06-25-2019, 02:47 PM
What's new here

4G4D Store
06-25-2019, 06:18 PM
Not a lot - 1-2 posts a week. I'm back in the EF game, left for 3-4 years. Now I'm making custom cup holders for all the EF models and branching out into other older cars that need newer creature features they didn't come with.

Killa_CRX
06-25-2019, 09:07 PM
Wife is finally on board with opening my own shop. Last night I showed her the repair order for the car I just replaced the evaporator core in. By this morning, she was sending me facebook and craigslist links for used/for sale A/C machines :rofl: ... still have to decide on a corporate name, before I start taking on side work.

Also... my back yard is covered in poison ivy... who wants to come help me destroy it all?

TheSilentChamber
06-26-2019, 03:19 PM
Also... my back yard is covered in poison ivy... who wants to come help me destroy it all?


Adrian said he would do it, if you let him wear a Speedo the whole time.

BLU CIVIC
06-26-2019, 04:39 PM
Adrian said he would do it, if you let him wear a Speedo the whole time.

That speedo would get lost in the folds

BLU CIVIC
06-26-2019, 04:42 PM
Wife is finally on board with opening my own shop. Last night I showed her the repair order for the car I just replaced the evaporator core in. By this morning, she was sending me facebook and craigslist links for used/for sale A/C machines :rofl: ... still have to decide on a corporate name, before I start taking on side work.

Also... my back yard is covered in poison ivy... who wants to come help me destroy it all?

My wife's M35 needs some a/c work done. Replaced the compressor with a used unit and had a guy who we thought was going to be our mechanic work on it. We bailed on him when he started acting sketchy and Pep Boys said the it that the whole system needs replacing, minus the compressor.

Killa_CRX
06-26-2019, 06:18 PM
My wife's M35 needs some a/c work done. Replaced the compressor with a used unit and had a guy who we thought was going to be our mechanic work on it. We bailed on him when he started acting sketchy and Pep Boys said the it that the whole system needs replacing, minus the compressor.

What exactly was/is it doing?
LoL@ Pep Boys... "If we replace the whole system, we don't have to figure out what's actually wrong!" :jerking:

Although, as expensive and extensive as things like the evaporators are, that's bad enough, labor wise. Evap is expensive, because everything down to the firewall has to come out, on most modern cars.

I've got another evaporator on a 4Runner lined up for tomorrow :headshake

Killa_CRX
06-26-2019, 06:22 PM
Adrian said he would do it, if you let him wear a Speedo the whole time.

That speedo would get lost in the folds

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEjHVY5ALJpmTHBCw/giphy.gif

BLU CIVIC
06-27-2019, 02:53 PM
What exactly was/is it doing?
LoL@ Pep Boys... "If we replace the whole system, we don't have to figure out what's actually wrong!" :jerking:

Although, as expensive and extensive as things like the evaporators are, that's bad enough, labor wise. Evap is expensive, because everything down to the firewall has to come out, on most modern cars.

I've got another evaporator on a 4Runner lined up for tomorrow :headshake

Said it's leaking from multiple spots. Not much detail given after that

BLU CIVIC
06-27-2019, 02:56 PM
https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEjHVY5ALJpmTHBCw/giphy.gif

I don't swing that way young man :headshake

Killa_CRX
06-27-2019, 04:21 PM
I don't swing that way young man :headshake

Whoa.... The picture I linked to changed, wtf? LoL that's EXACTLY what I posted

Killa_CRX
06-27-2019, 04:27 PM
Said it's leaking from multiple spots. Not much detail given after that

Never leaks from multiple spots. Picks a weak spot and leaks from there. Usually given away by the oil that leaks out with it, which is why we usually charge it with some special dye and then look for the leak. There are also other tells to look for.
Kinda screwed to see, if it's leaking at the evaporator, because it's so hard to see. I've got in the habit lately of snaking a bore scope into the evap case to check for oil buildup or corrosion.

BLU CIVIC
06-27-2019, 04:32 PM
Whoa.... The picture I linked to changed, wtf? LoL that's EXACTLY what I posted

Huh? :eek7:

BLU CIVIC
06-27-2019, 04:39 PM
Never leaks from multiple spots. Picks a weak spot and leaks from there. Usually given away by the oil that leaks out with it, which is why we usually charge it with some special dye and then look for the leak. There are also other tells to look for.
Kinda screwed to see, if it's leaking at the evaporator, because it's so hard to see. I've got in the habit lately of snaking a bore scope into the evap case to check for oil buildup or corrosion.

We've spent too much money on it trying to get the a/c right and currently fine with putting freon in when necessary.

Killa_CRX
06-28-2019, 05:51 AM
Huh? :eek7:

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEjHVY5ALJpmTHBCw/giphy.gif
^^^^

I copied a link from an image search, and the linked image changed somehow

Killa_CRX
06-28-2019, 06:10 AM
We've spent too much money on it trying to get the a/c right and currently fine with putting freon in when necessary.

I completely understand. There are issues with that. As freon leaks, it carries oil with it. Once the compressor dries up, it'll lock up just like a motor.
So every now and then, some oil needs to go back in with the freon. But not every time, because an oil flooded system doesn't cool either.

As a matter of fact, most of the times I ever replace compressors that aren't just really, really high mileage on any Toyota or Lexus (except RX350's), is caused by people who just keep adding freon and oil starve the compressors. That gets expensive, because before it locks up, it usually starts sending metal shards down stream through the condenser and dryer, sometimes they last long enough to clog the expansion valve. That results in having to change out the evaporator, condenser, expansion valve, dryer, and flushing all the lines.

Not trying to make a sale, just keeping you informed :icon16:

BLU CIVIC
06-28-2019, 09:20 AM
https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEjHVY5ALJpmTHBCw/giphy.gif
^^^^

I copied a link from an image search, and the linked image changed somehow

It shows the same gif :sly:

I completely understand. There are issues with that. As freon leaks, it carries oil with it. Once the compressor dries up, it'll lock up just like a motor.
So every now and then, some oil needs to go back in with the freon. But not every time, because an oil flooded system doesn't cool either.

As a matter of fact, most of the times I ever replace compressors that aren't just really, really high mileage on any Toyota or Lexus (except RX350's), is caused by people who just keep adding freon and oil starve the compressors. That gets expensive, because before it locks up, it usually starts sending metal shards down stream through the condenser and dryer, sometimes they last long enough to clog the expansion valve. That results in having to change out the evaporator, condenser, expansion valve, dryer, and flushing all the lines.

Not trying to make a sale, just keeping you informed :icon16:

did not realize that. Thanks for the info

TheSilentChamber
06-29-2019, 07:10 PM
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Hahahahahah... nice work there. Never trust a moderator....

Also, this thread hasn't seen this much action in years.


P.S. Yaymorestorms.

Killa_CRX
06-30-2019, 06:36 AM
Hahahahahah... nice work there. Never trust a moderator.....

doh! :bloated:

BLU CIVIC
07-01-2019, 08:58 AM
Hahahahahah... nice work there. Never trust a moderator....

That was fun http://staticaf.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/ices_lol_ani.gif

Killa_CRX
07-03-2019, 06:19 PM
Seems like my head gasket leak is getting worse. I've known I had a leak for more than a year, but I've just been ignoring it and adding coolant regularly.
I've never overheated the car, so I kept wondering why/where it was leaking. Think I finally got a clue yesterday.
When I had the radiator open topping it off, there was a grey residue around the filler cap and in the overflow bottle. Seems like it might be aluminum... might have been having an electrolysis problem this whole time.

I probably would have changed my coolant more regularly, but I'd always thought I was going to swap the engine out at some point, and just never have made or had the time or set aside the money. Now I'm debating about what to do.

TheSilentChamber
07-03-2019, 07:47 PM
Seems like my head gasket leak is getting worse. I've known I had a leak for more than a year, but I've just been ignoring it and adding coolant regularly.
I've never overheated the car, so I kept wondering why/where it was leaking. Think I finally got a clue yesterday.
When I had the radiator open topping it off, there was a grey residue around the filler cap and in the overflow bottle. Seems like it might be aluminum... might have been having an electrolysis problem this whole time.

I probably would have changed my coolant more regularly, but I'd always thought I was going to swap the engine out at some point, and just never have made or had the time or set aside the money. Now I'm debating about what to do.

I researched the entire internet, they all recommend putting an LS in it.

Killa_CRX
07-04-2019, 08:56 AM
I researched the entire internet, they all recommend putting an LS in it.

I'm actually looking into K20A3's right now, which seem like they're priced as throw-away engines at importers.
The only part I can't do myself is building mounts. Which I actually could, but doesn't save time nor money to do that part myself.
I think I can do the whole swap for under 2k. Maybe slightly more than 2k with upgraded clutch and flywheel.

Even a K20A3 would stomp a GSR or B18C5.

Stealthee
07-04-2019, 10:45 AM
K20's love boost.

Just saying.

Killa_CRX
07-04-2019, 05:27 PM
K20's love boost.

Just saying.

Project car may get boost... can't decide on V8 or turbo 4

BLU CIVIC
07-08-2019, 12:32 PM
B series is still cheaper dollar for dollar than a K series.

BLU CIVIC
07-08-2019, 12:32 PM
B series is still cheaper dollar for dollar than a K series.

Killa_CRX
07-08-2019, 07:22 PM
B series is still cheaper dollar for dollar than a K series.

Yeah, And it's a much more direct, straight forward swap. Given the choice though... I'd rather put a K20 in.

BLU CIVIC
07-09-2019, 10:36 AM
Yeah, I want a K swap, but I'd rather buy a car that already has it done. That upfront cost to swap it in makes that a better option.

BLU CIVIC
07-09-2019, 10:36 AM
Yeah, I want a K swap, but I'd rather buy a car that already has it done. That upfront cost to swap it in makes that a better option.

Killa_CRX
07-10-2019, 06:24 AM
Yeah, I want a K swap, but I'd rather buy a car that already has it done. That upfront cost to swap it in makes that a better option.

Well, I can get K20A3 engine and transmission for about 800, then mounts are about 400. I've got an ECU, some K exhaust stuff, and wiring is pretty simple. Trying to decide on axles, and cooling... and whether I want to re-install power steering or not. Manual rack was fine when I was 20, but less appealing at 40.

TheSilentChamber
07-10-2019, 04:25 PM
Bleh, ran my compressor for like 20 minutes straight... now its a lot louder and takes about twice as long to go from 90 to 120psi lol. I wonder if I could buy a new one and return the thermal meltdown back to home depot...

Killa_CRX
07-11-2019, 06:03 AM
Bleh, ran my compressor for like 20 minutes straight....

What were you doing?

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