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So hit up my Amazon order history and I haven't cleaned this filter since 2016 when I put it on lol. Should be all dry, left it in front of a box fan all night and all day. Hoping to get the bumper on tonight. Replaced the fog light bracket last night while the cleaner was soaking the air filter. Looking like I'll have good weather to go for a drive this weekend, just don't know where to go with it. If I don't have somewhere to go I have a hard time going, if that makes sense. I love driving it but I can't rationalize it without a purpose.
 

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So hit up my Amazon order history and I haven't cleaned this filter since 2016 when I put it on lol. Should be all dry, left it in front of a box fan all night and all day. Hoping to get the bumper on tonight. Replaced the fog light bracket last night while the cleaner was soaking the air filter. Looking like I'll have good weather to go for a drive this weekend, just don't know where to go with it. If I don't have somewhere to go I have a hard time going, if that makes sense. I love driving it but I can't rationalize it without a purpose.
Download the calimoto app and let it pick a route for you. You can have it generate A to B routes or loops that start and end at a location. All you need to put in is a desired distance, but you can put other parameters in too. I use it all of the time with motorcycle rides and it's pretty awesome for giving you routes if you have no location in mind.

Just bring your charger with you. The app is not optimized as well as other navigation apps like google maps and it'll drain your battery pretty quick. OTher than that it's brought me to a lot of great places that I would have never found otherwise.

As far as purpose, you're looking for a place to eat lunch/drink coffee/eat ice cream. You just aren't quite sure where yet, but when you see it, you'll know. ;)
 

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Download the calimoto app and let it pick a route for you. You can have it generate A to B routes or loops that start and end at a location. All you need to put in is a desired distance, but you can put other parameters in too. I use it all of the time with motorcycle rides and it's pretty awesome for giving you routes if you have no location in mind.

Just bring your charger with you. The app is not optimized as well as other navigation apps like google maps and it'll drain your battery pretty quick. OTher than that it's brought me to a lot of great places that I would have never found otherwise.

As far as purpose, you're looking for a place to eat lunch/drink coffee/eat ice cream. You just aren't quite sure where yet, but when you see it, you'll know. ;)
That sounds like an awesome app! Thanks, I'll check it out.
Seems like IL is capable of defeating it, we have no curves lol. I'll still give it a shake though!
 

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Did about 40 minutes of highway driving on Saturday, no leaks, can't tell if it's any different because of course that's not when it was a problem. I don't think I'll ever get it hot enough to tell until I go back down to the dragon, there's no where that demands that level of thrashing on the trans for that length of time.

Streets just can't handle all the power now with my cooled trans fluid! Clearly there was something slick in the intersection, probably left over fluids from an accident. I was on throttle in 2nd gear to make the yellow arrow and started under steering pretty heavily and started to correct when the rears lost some traction and slipped out and pointed the noise over like I way over corrected. Nothing awful but a nice reminder to always be careful on the street and don't screw around. No one to hit but if a cop had seen that I doubt explaining that there was something slick in the intersection would have gotten me very far...
 

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Finally replaced my rusty plate bolts in the front. Stainless with black plastic caps. It looks much much nicer now.

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Bought a catch can to go with the intake I'm perpetually putting off installing because it gives me anxiety to start messing with how it runs/performs for fear of making it worse not better and being disappointed in it. Yay!

I'll get it together someday. I think I have all the parts now, I need to bring home my aluminum line and get some scraps of fuel hose to make connections. I want to hardline the vacuum hoses so they're more nicer looking or something because I like to torture myself with inane little details like that which no one will notice or care about. But hey, makes me feel warm n fuzzy... probably just the anxiety.
 

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Had a nice drive up to Elgin yesterday to give someone some retro computer parts, I guess Pentium 4's are retro now?
Drove as nice as always, got some eyes from a dude in a Maserati when I down shifted to 1st for a light so I gave him a little exhaust note into lift in first gear which raised an eye brow. Traffic sucked so I couldn't scream through any tunnels in the city like we all love to do, but what little I could do sounded really nice. Still slow, still love driving it.
 

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Small leak at the upper trans cooler compression fitting, gotta pull the bumper and bar off to get at it. Fun times ahead this weekend!

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Discussion Starter · #729 · (Edited)
Good news everyone! I was able to get some wrenches up in there and squeak out another 1/2 turn on the fitting and dry it up. I was going to drive it around a bunch today but plans changed, plenty of other nice days to drive, but I'm fairly certain I've got it. I ran it for about 40 minutes with some brake torques to get the fluid pressure and temp up and it remained dry.

Was planning to take it on a drive today to run some errands but she burnt her hand cooking breakfast with me this morning so we just hung around the house. I can drive it any other time, she needed me more than the car needed to be driven.
 

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Doing an autocross class for noobs on the 5th at an old airbase about 90 min south of me. Other than my car being all in shape, any tips or suggestions? I'll have my usual tool kit along with so I can check lugnut torque and inflate/deflate tires as needed.
 

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What dashcam were you using in that video ¿
A Street Guardian something or other, specs don't look impressive on paper but it's got decent low light performance. I need to get a second one for my other car instead of swapping back and forth, there's some updated models with rear recording or 60fps or that have been better low light.

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Discussion Starter · #733 · (Edited)
Upgraded my fluid extractor tonight, I remembered I have a 3.5CFM single stage vacuum pump in the basement for AC work (it's good enough, not great) so I got some fittings and built an adapter to connect it to the extractor chamber. I can now extract fluids from vehicles much more lazily! I'll be doing a 'german' oil change this weekend on my Celica, going back to Mobil1 but 5W-40 Euro this time and with a Fram Titanium (overpriced Ultra) filter. I guess Fram makes a good filter now, or at least the Ultra/Titanium are good filters. We'll give this a spin.

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Extractor worked amazingly well, I went back about 12 hours later and sucked some more oil out. This oil only had 2 months on it but was going on 2 years old since I haven't driven much the past few years, let's just call 2020 a wash and forget it ever happened. Anyway, I got another maybe 1/4 qt out of the oil pan through the dipstick tube. I did some reading and grabbed a bottle of Hy-per Lube Zinc Replacement additive, it's some fancy Ester oils. I added 4oz to the engine then added oil till full, started, let it run down, and added till full. Normally my oil changes are 4.5 qt on the dot, added almost 5 qt this time even with the 4oz additive. Yes, including the filter in this measure too and my past fill ups as well. Oil looks like brand new engine kind of clean on the dipstick. As for the additive it's supposed to make the oil more clingy but not substantially alter it's viscosity and do something fancy with that zinc and moly there is in the oil to make it more effective at lower pressures and temperatures. I can say without a doubt that I've never heard such little VVT lock pin rattle from my engine while running hot, I'll have to see how it is after being driven but it's promising so far.

Not endorsing this product but so far so good.
 

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Had to watch my Celica get hailed on from a park shelter about 200ft away. It was screaming in agony, the glass break sensor inside kept hearing the hailstones hitting the glass so the alarm was going off for the whole15 minutes. Stones got up to at least 1/2 inch for a minute. That was not a fun experience. I still feel exhausted today from that stress. Don't think I see any dings except one on the roof I'm not sure was there before or not.

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Triple tone horns now. Mazda VSS broke so I've been daily-ing the Celica till I fix the Mazda.

Snail horns are E and F, trumpet is either C or D. Had a low tone snail and trumpet already, snail quit and I thought the horn was bad, turned out to be a wire problem. In the mean time I had already ordered the pair of snails. 115db vs the old one at 110db so it's a little louder now too. If they can't see me by god I hope they can hear me!
 

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its all fun and games until some little old lady gets a heart attack when you beep at her for taking too long to cross the street!!!
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its all fun and games until some little old lady gets a heart attack when you beep at her for taking too long to cross the street!!!
LOL
Yeah, I don't think I have the ground clearance to get past that speed bump.
 
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