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Old 23rd January 2013, 02:31   #1
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After wasting last Saturday AM showing up to see a bunch of kids comparing subwoofers and rims, just really wish we could get some guys together to generally help one another with some light to moderate wrenching, trade secrets and lies and basically enjoy keeping these ageing machines running as they should...Lets schedule something!
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I'm down for it but won't have a lot of time this year. I am busy with work, wrenching on a LeMons car and looking for a new house so I won't be able to make it sometimes. I can tell you lies on here any time you want though
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I'm pretty busy too with my next career move. But once in a while I might be able to meet up with you fellas...
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Happy to meet up, have a new baby so as schedule permits.
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Here in Belmont - I'm down for it

Getting ready to do solenoid maintenance, plugs & trans mount...
And this is after already going thru $4000 worth of maintenance last year.
When will it end?!?!
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I'm in but can only offer the most basic of wrenching skills
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I'm in. A week in advance on where and when would be great.

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Getting ready to do solenoid maintenance, plugs & trans mount...
And this is after already going thru $4000 worth of maintenance last year.
When will it end?!?!
I've done plugs, pretty easy, just a bit time consuming...I have had the solenoid O Ring kit for years, but really am on the fence as to whether i will do more harm than good doing it as pure PM...e.g. working ok now but i screw them up on the r&r...I would like to be the surgical nurse for this operation if you need one?

Trans mounts are a piece of cake...
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I've done plugs, pretty easy, just a bit time consuming...I have had the solenoid O Ring kit for years, but really am on the fence as to whether i will do more harm than good doing it as pure PM...e.g. working ok now but i screw them up on the r&r...I would like to be the surgical nurse for this operation if you need one?

Trans mounts are a piece of cake...
I have done my solenoid o-rings. Pulling the solenoids is nerve wracking but once you pop the first one it's easy. I was paranoid about breaking the connections and wires on the board, then completely freaked out after I did break one of them. But even my pathetic soldering skills were enough to fix and now I wouldn't think twice about doing the job again. Top tip not included in any of the DIYs is to get some spare grub screws. They are nylon and they get messed up, though you could probably get away with not removing them if you knew what you were doing.

Also I discovered how to test each solenoid in DIS without taking anything apart.
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