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Picked the car up today! Im cleaning it tomorrow and I'll get pics then, it seems great sofar, the only 'issue' (maybe its just me) is that the brake pedal is dead for about the top inch of its stroke... Probably just needs adjusted or something<p>Its an interesting car to drive, as I've never owned anything European before... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>I'll get pics after a LONG day tomorrow, giving it the ol' wash, clay, wash, cleaner wax? or wax (haven't decided), wash, wax, leather cleaner, leather conditioner, clean doorjambs / trunk area, dress up side moldings, steam clean enginebay, etc etc etc etc <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> The list goes on...<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>EDIT: alot. (you know who thats for <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Re: Picked up my 04 SR from being shipped to CA! (Plex)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Plex</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Picked the car up today! Im cleaning it tomorrow and I'll get pics then, it seems great sofar, the only 'issue' (maybe its just me) is that the brake pedal is dead for about the top inch of its stroke... Probably just needs adjusted or something<p>... steam clean enginebay</TD></TR></TABLE><p>May want to think about changing the brake fluid after checking pad thickness and inspecting rotors. <p>Suggest you avoid steam cleaning this engine unless you know how to avoid sensitive components - too many sensitive electronics to blast away with pressurized steam. I hand clean my engine bay as most have indicated on here. <p>Welcome
 

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Hmm, I'll definately look into it...<p><br>Its just VERY VERY dusty / dirty, it is to the point where you cant tell the sparkplug cover was/is blue unless you know... its that dirty. No oil or anything that I know of, but it sure as heck wont all go away with a vacuum and rag<p>ok maybe it will, but it'd take about 185471265 hours
 

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Re: Picked up my 04 SR from being shipped to CA! (Plex)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Plex</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>EDIT: alot. (you know who thats for <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> )</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Fine, don't don't ever ask me for help if you get stuck with something
 

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Re: Picked up my 04 SR from being shipped to CA! (Plex)

Hope you're planning to, or did, use Lexol ONLY on the leather. It's a must.
 

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The car looked pretty clean in the pics but now sounds like it quite different??? Is it what you expected? Assume you looked it over previously....
 

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The car was fairly clean, minor scratches and knicks in the paint here and there... most of them came out or are hidden now, thanks to Mr Claybar and Ms Wax. By the time my counterpart and I finished today, we had been working on it for about 10 hours, and it was getting dark out, so I was unable to get pics. I'll take care of that tomorrow, along with cleaning the interior a bit more tomorrow, and cleaning the Pegs up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> . The car was dirty enough to kill off one whole claybar, even though we tore it into multiple pieces and were kneading it over to clean spots and whatnot, had to throw it away <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <br>I was expecting it to have a dirty enginebay, and have knicks in the paint, because it was driven as a winter car. The previous owner did not want to drive is Porsche in the winter, which is understandable.
 

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Also put up a picture of your '86 Corolla GTS
 

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Have pics of the rolla...<p><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/PlexAE86/DSC07220.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/PlexAE86/DSC07221.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Tomorrow, the RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PSAC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">THAT ZIPTIE IS HOT!!! LOL </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep, zipties or Ty-raps are quite the ticket. They make HP. Look at any racecar and you'll find 100's of them for just that reason.<p>Seriously, they make HP the same way a lightweight pulley does by reducing parasitic loss. The pulley lowers weight and rotational mass. The ties do it by saving weight.<p>The one in the picture uses HP however, it creates more aero loss.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My front and rear bumpers on the corolla are held on by zipties. No brackets at all (SAFE!) its mostly a track car anyway, so I'm not overly concerned.<p>The bumper corner like that almost HAS to be ziptied if you lower a corolla like that, the tab that the bolt goes to on the inside of the fender is rubbed by the tires, and eventually all the plastic that it bolts to is rubbed away. so most people just cut the tabs off and use a ziptie.<p>Anyway, took some pics of the R today, these were taken after about 100 miles on the freeway and being in downtown San Francisco today. The exterior was about 1/2 as dirty as the enginebay is, which are are pics of that at the bottom...<br>The car was cleaned and detailed by myself and a friend of mine named Alex who does mobile detailing in the Bay Area. PM me if you want his contact info...<p>PICS:<br><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/PlexAE86/Blackama%20S60R/DSCF0377.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/PlexAE86/Blackama%20S60R/DSCF0373.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/PlexAE86/Blackama%20S60R/DSCF0375.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/PlexAE86/Blackama%20S60R/DSCF0376.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The enginebay is VERY disgusting, I'll be cleaning this shortly... The exterior of the car was about 1/2 this dirty!<br><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/PlexAE86/Blackama%20S60R/DSCF0378.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e286/PlexAE86/Blackama%20S60R/DSCF0379.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Picked up my 04 SR from being shipped to CA! (Plex)

WOW! I hope that the oil was changed and stuff like that. I can't imagine no one cleaning the engine bay. All it takes is some simple green and a towel. I guess the previous owner absolutely didn't care.
 

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I think my project for monday is to go through all the routine maintenance stuff, like air filter, sparkplugs, oilchange, etc <p>Should be fun <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hell yeah for the moose badges on the quarter glass!!! Are those tires continental contiextreme contacts? If so, let me know how you like them when you put some miles on them. I prefer Conti's, but have been afraid to try those because of the odd tread design.
 

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They are Continental Extreme Contacts... They are decent, although I dont have much to compare them to because when I daily drove my Corolla, it had Falken Azenis on it... Like these ones (not my pic, stolen from the intarwebs.)<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/matthew07/DSCN3307re.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Well I changed the oil today, it was black as night! Good thing I changed it before my short roadtrip tomorrow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> The air filter needed atleast blown out with an airgun, I will replace it with a K&N another time, probably with my next oil change.<p>I also inspected the angle gear and bellhousing (clutch slave) for leaking and didn't see any! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Im very, very happy about that.<p>I am, however missing the engine undertray, and the bolts for the brackets that hold on the front winglets, I realized today after I bumped a curb with them (DOH!) that there are actually WOOD SCREWS holding them on, 2 per winglet. I need to get that fixed before they fall off <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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No undertray on a R for cooling purposes <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Nice Cars
 

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I am, however missing the engine undertray, and the bolts for the brackets that hold on the front winglets, I realized today after I bumped a curb with them (DOH!) that there are actually WOOD SCREWS holding them on, 2 per winglet. I need to get that fixed before they fall off <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">[/QUOTE]<p><br>A-ha! A soon-to-be-convert to the "wingless body kit" club. I give him two months, or four repairs, whichever comes first. Don't worry, there are a lot us out there.
 
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