Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by TurboMirage, Jan 11, 2014.
Traded the 07 base 2.5 manual for a 13 SE 2.5 manual!
That's what happens when I go in for an oil change and a wash. Left it there at 82k on it.
The 07 needed motor mounts (one required dropping the K frame and a press UGH), an exhaust clamp, rear shocks, a valve cover (because you can't buy the fucking gasket separately) and possibly a clutch (maybe another 10k or so in it).
The 13 has 48k on it one owner lease car full maintenance records no scratches or dents but I'm sure my wife will help with that soon enough . It is legit the SAME car just newer. Hardly anything has changed it's still nice materials inside heated seats but since SE it has leather accents, nicer radio, nicer wheels which work with our snows.
Payments went up about 30 bucks and insurance about 250 / yr and we washed a grand into it. The 07 was going to eat up at least that in maintenance but at this point I felt it was a good buy.
And the 07 had this which I found when I we adopted a doge ... no idea how long this has been but I've never sat in the backseat of this thing until we picked her up.
You can see light through there with a flashlight.
Obligatory Sally photo. She's 8 and we adopted her from Brooklyn. Had her almost a month she has really settled in and I don't think she's seen real grass most of her adult life. She has lots of space here compared to her original home, and lots of grass to do her business in.
here it is... drove it "home" this morning.
Updated pictures! The "dry" one was the CART track day at TSMP. i had almost 3 hours of track time, half of it was in the rain the afternoon was decent.
went to palmer it was very wet and slippery. pucker factor high.
lately ive had a low boost issue, it sucked for both track days, at palmer it was too wet to notice except when i was climbing the back hill / chicane i would occasionally pop a CEL and only have 25% power. at thompson when it was dry i could get it to trip every few laps. the temp fix was going 75% throttle i could atleast enjoy myself out there. with the low power my times have improved almost to where i was last year in the dry with full bolt ons. so when i go back to TSMP next month i should have no trouble breaking my dry records. having a few pace laps with a coach helped too
since i can't make the car throw a CEL now, i can't get the BOV replaced under warranty. i'm picking up a freebie this weekend and a spare, just incase lol.
Replaced the BOV no real change but the car is a bit snappier. Replaced the 3 IC vac lines with nice silicon ones, no change. Next step is the recirc solenoid valve, which was $35 shipped for a used one.
Tanner faoust and Scott speed. Ayla wanted scotts cuz his car was red/orange ish. She ended up with a signed shirt too. Great guys.
Awesome! Where was this?
just a few minutes from the house. GRC is at thompson this weekend.
Replacement solenoid is in. One that came off the car had some cracks in it.
still low boost i really need this CEL to come on so i can bring it to the dealer and be like FIX IT FUCKERS
Changed out the hoses on the waste gate and turbo also since I have a plethora of silicon ones.
purchased a replacement wastegate solenoid like you see above in the post above this (the little thing with the nipples on it), first one was broken second one arrived today. may get it on tomorrow morning.
And low boost issue solved! Car feels agile again
Toughest serpentine belt I have ever done to date. Good for another 68K miles.
that craftsman ratchet tho
better than a ratchet craftsman
I like the IDB sticker
My 2nd set of star specs is coming to a close. my rear tires are nearly completely bald and the fronts are at around 2mm. this past event on Sunday showed me they are well past their lifespan, as well as my brake pads. sadly the star specs are on closeout and more expensive than when i purchased my last set, so i bit the bullet for a set of RE-71r for ~714 installed and it has a 70 mail in rebate. can't complain. i got ~20K out of the SS - less life than the previous set but more events/track days on them. i expect the RE-71R to last around 15k tops. but that's fine considering the v3 SS comes out in the spring.
i'm fortunate to have used the porterfield pads they worked awesome on the track with some heat but daily driving and autocross they just did not have the bite i needed. I replaced them with cheap backstock hawk performance ceramic pads. they bite hard cold
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