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  • ProDarwin's 1995 SW2: Blown radiator #3!

    $1000 and it should last me quite a while. Only options car didn't have: CD Player (have a couple spares on the shelf), Alloy Wheels (I have several spare sets), and sunroof (do not want)



    Interior is wrecked. Seats are comfortable, dash is all there and operational. Driver's side door panel is destroyed, driver's seat has a tear, rear seat and carpet have paint spilled on them. Rear door sill look rusty, I'll have to weld in the replacement pieces when I have the carpet out. Lots of cigarette ash that I spent a lot of time vacuuming up.





    Picked it up on Friday... it needed a thermostat (weaksauce heat). I decided to give it an oil change at the same time. I pulled a thermostat and housing off a spare motor I had in the shed. Seemed to be in working condition, despite a little corrosion.

    Radiator petcock wouldn't open, so I was forced to drain via the lower radiator hose. This made an ungodly mess, but I was able to save about 1/2 the coolant for re-use.



    What do you do when the incredible hulk put your oil filter on and you don't have a filter wrench? Pull off the fender liner and stab it with a screw driver. This didn't help my already messy garage.

    ilostmysocketwrench | Bentra Motorsports Blog | Bentra Motorsports Videos

  • #2
    Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

    why is it that people think you need to reef those oil filters on?? Hand tight people, hand tight. I've been lucky, never had to stab the filter before.

    for $1000 though, looks like a nice find!
    - Nate

    2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
    2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
    1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

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    • #3
      Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

      Lol @ Jiffy Lube Filter

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      • #4
        Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

        Ahh some more wagon love, should be a good little daily when you get her cleaned up.

        If you need the part numbers for those parts I have them and LOL at the oil filter, very creative removal tool.
        1993 SW2 - Slow and Low

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        • #5
          Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

          What kind of shape is that hood in... would you want to sell it? [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/biggrin.gif[/img]
          '94 SL2: The Detail Junky (Will it ever run? Does it even exist?)
          '95 SW2: The Daily Junky 3 (388k Champion)
          '95 SL2: The Daily Junky 5 (aka Snow Junky 2)

          The Detail Junky Build

          "Saturn people like a different kind of Escargot: Redefining the association between Saturns and Snails."

          For Sale Thread (Current Items: 9-Bolt Head, 9-Bolt Timing Cover, 5-Bolt Timing Cover)
          Wanted Thread (None)

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          • #6
            Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

            Originally posted by anti-rice 01sl2
            why is it that people think you need to reef those oil filters on?? Hand tight people, hand tight. I've been lucky, never had to stab the filter before.

            for $1000 though, looks like a nice find!
            i small hammer works well on the trans filter (for autos) and the oil filter. couple smacks and it'll pop right off it its stuck on tight
            2013 Mazda 3 / 2013 Ninja 300

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            • #7
              Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

              Originally posted by ProjectSL2
              Originally posted by anti-rice 01sl2
              why is it that people think you need to reef those oil filters on?? Hand tight people, hand tight. I've been lucky, never had to stab the filter before.

              for $1000 though, looks like a nice find!
              i small hammer works well on the trans filter (for autos) and the oil filter. couple smacks and it'll pop right off it its stuck on tight
              yikes! I don;t know about beating on it with a hammer. lol. Seems like you might tweak something you wouldnt necessarily want to... I have heard of the stabbing trick, never had to put it to use though
              - Nate

              2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
              2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
              1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

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              • #8
                Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

                yea when i went to pull the engine from the JY we didnt have anything to pull the filters out with and i had never heard of the stab trick, so we said fuck it. You hit it with a hammer a few times and it puts a nice big indention in the side and you just twist from there, or just keep hitting and it'll twist it self. We didn't do any visual damage to the filter where it attaches so I don't see any harm in it.
                2013 Mazda 3 / 2013 Ninja 300

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                • #9
                  Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

                  FAIL. That's what happened at the DMV today. Car is still not titled in my name.

                  Replaced the crap stock head unit with an aftermarket one I had laying around. It was the shittier of the two (non-mp3), because apparently I forgot to remove the bezel with the unit that was in the dragon bitten SL2. FAIL



                  Install went well, at least it looks clean. Can't find the antenna adapter, so no radio for now. FAIL

                  Time to burn a couple CDs [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/rolleyes.gif[/img]
                  ilostmysocketwrench | Bentra Motorsports Blog | Bentra Motorsports Videos

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                  • #10
                    Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

                    Sirius radio my friend.

                    --Adam
                    2002 Subaru WRX - 2012 Yeti SB66 MTB

                    http://www.facebook.com/adam.koback

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                    • #11
                      Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

                      Originally posted by adamkob32
                      Sirius radio my friend.

                      --Adam
                      Fuck that. The subscription for that would be more than insurance is on this car. Plus all 4 speakers are blown at the moment lol. Never been impressed with satellite radio.
                      ilostmysocketwrench | Bentra Motorsports Blog | Bentra Motorsports Videos

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                      • #12
                        Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

                        leaving it auto? and whats the deal with the Title?

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                        • #13
                          Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

                          Yeah, its staying auto until something breaks. The more boring it is, the less I'll tinker with it. I have a miata to boost [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/biggrin.gif[/img]

                          The title is fine, but the DMV has been closed due to the holidays, then today their system was down. I'll try again tomorrow...
                          ilostmysocketwrench | Bentra Motorsports Blog | Bentra Motorsports Videos

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                          • #14
                            Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

                            Originally posted by ProDarwin
                            Yeah, its staying auto until something breaks. The more boring it is, the less I'll tinker with it. I have a miata to boost [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/biggrin.gif[/img]
                            I wish I thought like that. I have to do stuff to everything I own and the more I do the more I want to do and then I end up keeping a pile of shit cuz I have so much done to it lol.

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                            • #15
                              Re: ProDarwin's shitty DD

                              nice. Perfect year too.
                              TOY: 95 SW1 Turbo 5 spd DOHC swapped - Sold.
                              DD: 04 ION Redline (stock)

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