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NSMB Automotive Thread ( Q&A, Car Porn, etc)

April 12, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
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Time to drop a new motor in as I found out earlier today it has roughly 45% leakage across all four.

April 12, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
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Sometimes ya gotta cut your losses and walk away.

April 14, 2019, 3:10 a.m.
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Posted by: Adam-West

Sometimes ya gotta cut your losses and walk away.

Pure and utter nonsense bro. I could find some other vehicle with no real connection to it or depending on choices/options, spend $10-12k (min probably) and have potential for 4-500 hp with the turbo I just dropped in. No new car will do that for me without being a bigger loss comparatively off the start. And I also commited a long time ago to at least one motor rebuild or swap.

Project Refurb will go on.

July 28, 2019, 9:53 p.m.
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So I got a brand new Hyundi some ally crawling filth broke into it in the ally last night took a pair binos.... how?

I figured I musta' f'd up and left it unlocked but my neighbour said his no his fobbed Toyota been gotten into and he was sure it locked.

wtf?

July 29, 2019, 8:27 a.m.
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No broken windows or jimmied door locks?

July 29, 2019, 2:39 p.m.
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No.

July 30, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
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Someone's got quite the scanner app then. Or a shady dude works at a dealership working the keys just like the (semi bad) remake of Gone in '60 Seconds.

Aug. 11, 2020, 10:43 p.m.
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And Project Refurb is done.

Nothing but great things to say about dealing with Garage5. As in from start to finish. I was emailing one of their tech's or counter-people for probably 6 months going over lots of different things and options and he always got back to me. After being burned by Freeway Mazda with the last job and having emails from random shops about a rebuilt MZR block that they'd give me a price but never responded to a single other question about the motor I might be getting, Garage5 was top shelf via email and the work they do is just done proper. No extra time unless agreed upon. No late release's of the car or rescheduling pick up times. But they did do something cool. I asked them to relocate my catch can since they were 'fabbing' up a cold air intake for me. Turns out they didnt need to relocate the can but they did plumb it up with a filter to a vent to atmosphere setup. Freeway Mazda failed to add the drain valve I had for my catch can during the other job without consulting me because it was too low and might be sheared off. I get that but they didnt even put it back in my car when the job was done and I found during an email asking where it was.

Anyways, the angled pic of the engine bay isnt the best but whatev's it hauls with the CAI. The shifter adds a welcome look since the oem top cap had become unglued on the original shifter. So all thats left is some a little more tuning, transmission work next year and paint n body. Thats if we see 2021 zoom zoom.

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