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  1. I have a old school drag race gearhead...

    I have a old school drag race gearhead friend/former co-worker who got a 4th gen F-body with the V6 for either dirt cheap or free due to a failing head gasket. He dumped in some of that old school...
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    I hit a kayak on the highway once. Slid sideways...

    I hit a kayak on the highway once. Slid sideways off a little utility trailer, caught the wind and started moving in crazy ways. Ended up smacking it with the top of the fender and a-pillar, I must...
  3. Bypassed the increasingly leaky heater core on...

    Bypassed the increasingly leaky heater core on the E34 wagon until I can get around to replacing it. Lots of arguments online about whether to loop it or cap at the supply/return points, but they all...
  4. Had the same experience with some lower shock...

    Had the same experience with some lower shock bolts a couple years ago. Turns out it was a well known issue with those, and if you went searching for people asking for advice on them, a sawzall or...
  5. An easy fix is a good fix, especially on a system...

    An easy fix is a good fix, especially on a system that could be expensive to fix/replace
  6. 416817416818 A little switcharoo for the E36....

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    A little switcharoo for the E36. I've been doing a few other things while it's up in the air (borrowed quickjacks) so I'll finish up in the morning.
  7. 415944 As much as I like glass lenses on...

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    As much as I like glass lenses on lights, having them this low might be a continual problem.
  8. Thread: SLC Eats

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    I go to Fuzzy Nate's. Good haircuts and even...

    I go to Fuzzy Nate's. Good haircuts and even better shit-talking.
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    414724 Needs a little work, but it keeps...

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    Needs a little work, but it keeps truckin
  10. Nothing a little epoxy can't seal up again.

    Nothing a little epoxy can't seal up again.
  11. There are still good ones out there, I bet you...

    There are still good ones out there, I bet you could find one if you wanted! An E39 wagon would be a good successor too though.

    Luckily I snagged this one out of LA where it had been its whole...
  12. New plugs and coils on the E36. No pictures of...

    New plugs and coils on the E36. No pictures of the work because that's boring as shit but I finally snapped a picture with all the turds together.

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    A reasonable recommendation for sure, but I'm not...

    A reasonable recommendation for sure, but I'm not convinced it plays out that well in real life. In my case, I assumed my first day of headache was a hangover. I assumed my second day of headache was...
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    Anecdotal, but interesting. Had "real" covid...

    Anecdotal, but interesting.

    Had "real" covid back in October/November. Recovered, no lasting effects.

    This past weekend I had a headache for a couple days and about half a day with a very, very...
  15. Coolant pressure test kit is a great tool. The...

    Coolant pressure test kit is a great tool. The problem is when you can hear it pushing out coolant from a spot you can't see it.
  16. These ones are off an E39, but there were some...

    These ones are off an E39, but there were some other factory style 42 fitments. I'm sure the Z3 ones would be less work, but I bet they're hard to find and I already had these laying around and I'd...
  17. I'm the asshole who throws low offset wheels on...

    I'm the asshole who throws low offset wheels on an E36 and says "eh I'll make it work." So I get a fender roller and went to work. I started with the driver's rear and learned pretty quick how warm...
  18. Worst case is you cut through the paint. A squirt...

    Worst case is you cut through the paint. A squirt of Krylon and it's all good.
  19. Fuel issue? I had a brand new fuel filter load up...

    Fuel issue? I had a brand new fuel filter load up with shit once and it acted a lot like that.
  20. As much of a vent as anything else: My...

    As much of a vent as anything else:

    My new-to-me E36 shit out a window regulator which wasn't any kind of shock since it was original. Drilling out the rivets was kind of annoying, especially when...
  21. Thread: SLC Eats

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    You were in my neck of the woods! That greek spot...

    You were in my neck of the woods! That greek spot right there is pretty good too. Flavorful rice for sure.
  22. New project: 389167 389168 389170 ...

    New project:

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    Pile of parts has some M3 brakes, axles, and trailing arms. H&Rs and Bilsteins. DS1's need to be refinished (3/4 of them are pretty nasty), but I have...
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    He's not a SEAL though

    He's not a SEAL though
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    About ten years ago, the 29 Palms PX had $2.75...

    About ten years ago, the 29 Palms PX had $2.75 sixers of Pabst. We drank like we hated ourselves.
  25. Wild how much of a difference a little fan can...

    Wild how much of a difference a little fan can make in a wicked hot garage.

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    New belts and pulleys for this turd. Forgot to...

    New belts and pulleys for this turd. Forgot to get the AC tensioner idler pulley, on its way now. A few more things needed to make it a good commuter, but it's coming along.

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  27. Some of the cars I've bought over the past few...

    Some of the cars I've bought over the past few years have been shitty enough that I find lots of cheap (think HF or worse) tools in them. Some of the redundant stuff I stash in random places where...
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    Technically only one this year. HIH was cancelled...

    Technically only one this year. HIH was cancelled for the second year in a row, but a decent number of people plan their vacations around that trip so they just go anyway. I did last year but brought...
  29. A little while ago I got some wheels and tires...

    A little while ago I got some wheels and tires off an XJ to put on my Jumping Jack. Finally getting around to throwing them on tomorrow morning, but I'm going to get a good look at the hubs when I...
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    Second gen 4Runners are dirt cheap because...

    Second gen 4Runners are dirt cheap because they're not very well liked for serious wheeling and the 3.0 3vzfe's were known to kill head gaskets after about 1988. They'll also get you up/down just...
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    Gas mower and snowblower, but my weedwacker is a...

    Gas mower and snowblower, but my weedwacker is a Milwaukee M18. Plan to get the edger attachment too. No interest in the care and feeding of a two stroke engine, especially if there's only one.
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  32. Milwaukee M12, up until now all my stuff has used...

    Milwaukee M12, up until now all my stuff has used the M18 batteries but I picked up the M12 ratchet so not having the right battery wasn't really a barrier anymore. I've always been fighting with...
  33. I just alternate pushing the gas to the floor and...

    I just alternate pushing the gas to the floor and pushing the brake to the floor. Really they're just weirdly long on/off switches right?



    I got this hood clamp light plus a 3/8" impact ratchet...
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    Those small square Rotopax are normally 1.75gal....

    Those small square Rotopax are normally 1.75gal. Not much good on an overloaded broverlander setup. Also, they're fuckin expensive no matter what size you want. 377422



    Don't scuff your...
  35. I don't trust Powerstop's QC after I had one of...

    I don't trust Powerstop's QC after I had one of their reman calipers blow a piston seal after three weeks in a hard emergency braking situation. Their customer service was zero help either. The...
  36. The coolest part about induction heating is how...

    The coolest part about induction heating is how targeted it can be. Other than that, might as well use a torch for under $20.

    You could pimp one heating method or another for breaking stuff loose...
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    Big wagon, little wagon. 375834 What's...

    Big wagon, little wagon.

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    What's funny is the E34 is better at big cargo since the LX has a set of drawers in the back that cut down on the height of the cargo you can fit. Here's a...
  38. 375423 Found some pink spray under hood a week...

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    Found some pink spray under hood a week or so ago, threw the pressure tester on, found this. Guess the plastic radiator bits are good for about ten years on these. Quick swap and refill and...
  39. M60's and M62's are just so great to drive, and...

    M60's and M62's are just so great to drive, and sound so good too.


    A whole weekend and ~1400 later, my wagon is running and driving again. Still have a laundry list of things to take care of,...
  40. I'll snap a picture when I roll out on Friday....

    I'll snap a picture when I roll out on Friday. It's a white '92 525iT that's about a ten footer with paint/body. Interior needs a good cleaning and the headliner is pulling away in some places, but...
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    I'm convinced the new "overland" types are former...

    I'm convinced the new "overland" types are former rice kids and stance kids who grew up, got a career, got a mild to moderately granola girlfriend, and wants to look outdoorsy while still being able...
  42. Just booked a uhaul trailer for a couple weekends...

    Just booked a uhaul trailer for a couple weekends from now. Gonna haul my 525iT to a friend's garage, throw the new-to-me ZF5 in, change some fluids, and haul the turd back. Hopefully in May some of...
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    Did up a couple teres majors. Smoked at 225 until...

    Did up a couple teres majors. Smoked at 225 until ~108 internal temp, then a sear on a griddle in some garlic butter. Air fried russet potatoes (probably not the best choice, but what was in the...
  44. I'm pretty sure my dad bought one of these new....

    I'm pretty sure my dad bought one of these new. Wonder if he still has it kicking around somewhere.
  45. One thing I love about arduinos is the abundance...

    One thing I love about arduinos is the abundance of sample/premade code out there. I'm an okay programmer (classes in html, visual basic, c++, matlab, etc years ago) but if I can spend half an hour...
  46. If you don't have some already, some thermal...

    If you don't have some already, some thermal tweezers are a godsend for surface mount stuff. There are always-hot ones for reflow and removal as well as quick-heat ones for installation.
  47. My drunk-ass opinion: This is a big deal,...

    My drunk-ass opinion:



    This is a big deal, and it's not new. In the gym-bro culture, it's arguably interchangeable with adulthood among men. Things like Vanuatu land diving and the Satere-Mawe...
  48. The last straw was when I had to swap out a...

    The last straw was when I had to swap out a battery less than a year old for the second time.



    Reminds me of being 15 with a Losi Mini-T and the most dirt nasty fast brushless setup I could...
  49. I haven't had good luck with the newer...

    I haven't had good luck with the newer Interstates from Costco, but the warranty is a no-hassle thing. Only hassle is actually having to pull a battery and bring it to the store.
  50. Yup. I had an ADGU platform in my 100 that I...

    Yup. I had an ADGU platform in my 100 that I liked a lot, but getting gear out from under the platform kinda sucked so I went with drawers this time. The sleeper bit on that platform was cool, but I...
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