Tuesday, February 12, 2002

word on the street #1 as of 2/11/02.
super intensist 4A-C powred. better than MUGEN, better than Nizmo, and much more powerful driving force than V-TEK b16a
(engrish of the day)

**today is a sad day, have to go to junkyard to get control arm for Gc5 subaru. slid and bent front left control arm. no damage, stupid subaru engineered breaking control arms to save other parts from damage. somday sti forged aluminum control arms.........$65 at mitch's solves the issue. also tightened right front sway link to stop klunk noise :P**

update on HACHI-Roku.
ben tries to start. i guess it didnt like him bc it promply sorta turned over and died. boo. sat. night is spent "fixing" it. remove carburator airbox thingy, poked it a bit. wiggled loose starter around, tried to jump to no avail. boo. end up letting car roll down garage and dumping the clutch to start. fires right up but idles like crap! and dies unless u keep the revs up. find out that ben forgot to put 3 vacum hoses back on the carby thingy. funny stuff. park car back on driveway and ditch it for the night.

-sunday afternoon
buy new starter at autozone $70+$25 core. sucky. also bought spark plugs bc they were $1.29 each. went home jumped in AE86. started right up, !@$!$#@!#@r ! i guess starter not broken. decided to fix loose starter, jak up car, find that bottom starter hole for bolt is broken and ghetto rigged with big screw with funny washers. remove it. stuff a "correct" diameter and length bolt from 1990 miata 1.6L connecting rod. stuf some heavy duty spacers from GC8 subaru rear suspension on it, bolt the sucker down. tightened the top(rusted bolt) starter is TIGHT!!! won't budge = good. jumped in car, fires back up. mab connections were bad yesterday or somthing. or it was just tired. drive it across the street to niles and try drifting in the wet. do a little bit, start driving out to go back home, Ray comments "man, its pretty cool it hasnt broken yet.." 3 seconds later car DIES. tried to push start for next 30 minutes in the freezing cold !@!$#! wont start. give up, run home. look and see that plugy thing from alternator to battery is loose. clean and plug it in tightly.

-sunday night
call steve chue (captian no-torque) for his expert K-tech advice. he suggests jumping the starter and jumping it in genral. and states the fact that battery will kinda charge itself over night somtimes. jump it with minivan, fires up promptly and idles nicely. let it sit for 15 minutes, undoo the cables, and it idels by it self and dosnt die. drive home.

total $$ for this weekned = ZERO
-didnt need starter
-old sprak plugs were clean, and i couldnt get them out, therefore new ones cant go in. spark plug needs funnny big sparkplug wrench that i dont have.

to do:

1. locate and buy front struts- mab all 4-
a. TRD option $180 shipped for 4 may happen
b. used GT-s fronts, i offered the guy $25 shipped
2. found out that SR-5 and GTS front brakes are identical. good stuff. now we can blow money on ENDLESS pads with project MU rotors and rigid brake lines..... NOT!
3. suspension on GTS/SR5 is identical.
4. rear end just bolts in if desired.
5. still need to heat up bolt for bleed nipple on front right caliper bc its stuck and we cant bleed it. sucky

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