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Powar GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/10/21 6:59 a.m.

I've collected replacement rear storage bins, a vacuum kit, and the factory airbox and all hoses for the FD over the past year or so and done absolutely nothing with any of it except moved the boxes around in the garage. I should also change the fluids in the trans and diff and figure out the cold start power steering pump squeak, but I haven't stopped driving the car long enough to really tear into it. Too much fun. Maybe over the winter.

I also need to fix the heated and air-conditioned seats in the Escalade. They stopped blowing and heating at some point over the summer. The internet tells me there's a common failure point under the passenger's seat, but I've not confirmed that's my issue. With colder weather coming, it might be nice to have the heat.

I recently put a factory shifter in the former-rallycross C900 and it immediately lost second gear. Time to align the shifter, fix a transmission leak, and try to bleed the clutch hydros again.

The red 900S sedan needs a headliner, radio, speakers, valve cover gasket, and a fuel accumulator. Looks like they're NLA so I guess I'll pull the one from the CIS parts car and see if its any good.

The 95V4 needs valve cover gaskets and for me to figure out why the previous owner unhooked a seemingly functional emergency brake. I've also had fancy headlights for it for almost a decade. I bought them from Flyin' Miata after Keith posted here on the forum about having a bunch, and they've moved houses and garages since then. 

stylngle2003 GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/10/21 7:00 a.m.

In reply to RacetruckRon :

Ha, me too, but on my Tahoe



I've been putting off a timing belt and waterpump on my Avalon.  One of these days...

Ranger50 MegaDork
11/10/21 8:00 a.m.

Spark plugs, front suspension rebuild, broken exhaust bolt, reflash the trans tune, neglected body work, and the nail in the LR tire I haven't fixed in 3k miles on the Avalanche I just put the transmission into.

I may as well buy a "new" car.....

gearheadmb UltraDork
11/10/21 8:05 a.m.

The crv is making some unhappy noises, the CEL is on for a o2 sensor and it has a broken sway bar end link. 

The tractor is leaking from hydraulic reservoir because apparently International Harvester didn't feel like a vent was necessary and it is pressurizing the tank. So I need deal with that.

90BuickCentury Reader
11/10/21 10:50 a.m.

Too many items to list. Instead, I will list the maintenance items that I am currently good on:

New tires on truck. That is all.

therieldeal Reader
11/10/21 2:21 p.m.

Leaking exhaust on my Mazda 3.  The welds on a few of the hangers rusted through, so i have multiple ~1/4" diameter holes in the exhaust.  I'm on the fence as far as trying to weld patches over the holes vs. welding in replacement bends & sections of pipe vs. just ponying up for all new direct-fit parts...

Normally option 3 would be the easy button, but there's at least one hole in the exhaust manifold/cat/flex pipe assembly (why did this have to be all one piece?)... which is expensive and also looks like a royal PITA to remove.

So for now my neighbors just hate me while I ponder my plan of action smiley

amg_rx7 (Forum Supporter)
amg_rx7 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
11/10/21 2:30 p.m.

In reply to Powar :

For the cold start ps squeak, check the idler. 

81cpcamaro SuperDork
11/10/21 2:43 p.m.

I've been putting off the leaky exhaust manifolds on my 2013 Ram 1500 with the 5.7L Hemi. Thanks Chrysler for making such crappy exhaust manifolds that they warp and break the bolts (which are a bit undersized) off. Even replacing the manifolds doesn't stop it from happening again down the road. Trying to decide if I want to go with good shorty headers instead.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/10/21 5:54 p.m.

This is a perfect place for this picture:

What Did It Cost? Everything | Know Your Meme

To be serious, though, I need to:
4Runner (316k miles)
Replace original CV axles, since the boots are shot and the passenger side is getting a little noisy.
Replace the one original power steering hose soft line 
Reroute the differential breather much higher up.

Find the clunk coming from the front suspension. I'm betting it is a worn sway bar bushing, so I'll check that out in 750 miles when the oil change is due.
Probably get tires, they're about to age out even though they have a bit of treadwear left.

rob_lewis UltraDork
11/10/21 6:34 p.m.

Not sure if it's "putting it off" as much as "when I have time/funds"

Wife's new to us crv needed some maintenance, mostly for piece of mind.  Timing belt is on the list, but when I do it, I'll do new motor mounts and bushings at the same time, so saving up for that.  It also could new new struts all the way around, but not too bad, so it's on hold for the moment.

My truck needs quite a bit of work.  I was putting it off as it was the only vehicle we had.  I'm now torn between pouring money/time into it or the crv.  We both wfh and end up taking the crv if we do go anywhere.  Looks like she'll start going into the office a couple of days a week, so I'll probably need to do some work on the truck.  It's just a bigger project including (but not limited to), new cat and o2 sensors to pass inspection, water pump, motor mounts, tie rods and bushings.  But, like most Chevy's, it still runs.


Sonic UberDork
11/10/21 7:08 p.m.

The Corvette needs an oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, and rebuilding the TBIs with refreshed injectors, and cleaning the window regulators with fresh motors.  It doesn't really need any of that to run and I'm getting close to putting it away for the winter, but still, it is going to need all of that.  

Nitroracer (Forum Supporter)
Nitroracer (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/10/21 9:11 p.m.

Coolant flush on my Chevy Volt.  Its not as simple as just the engine and radiator, it has coolant for the battery loop and charger as well.  The coolant itself is a special blend to keep conductivity down and a simple flush and fill requires cycling pumps to purge out all the air via a tech tool program.  I *think* I could do it, but I also don't trust my local mechanic to do it right since this isn't a normal coolant flush and fill for a ICE car.

TGMF HalfDork
11/11/21 7:26 a.m.

Eh, not that much. My V6 Rav4's spark plugs are stock at 125,000 miles....but it's running great, and the OE plugs don't really show wear at this mileage in my experience.  Might sell the car next year anyway, so who cares. 

my 2015 camper has it's original tires still......might replace those next summer. maybe. 


barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
11/11/21 7:43 a.m.

Family zoom zoom 5 has a leaky axle boot. For about two years now. I mean, it's still leaking so it still has grease, right? More in need of immediate attention is the belt. New oem unit should be in today. It probably could use plugs too, as it's over 100k now... 

MGM needs rear brakes, but I'm hesitant because if I'm pulling the rear wheels and brakes it's not THAT much more work to rebuild the axle with proper gears and LSD... of course, then I'd have little excuse not to add an exhaust and a tune.

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