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Offline Slowy

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So i rode Alafia today
« on: January 04, 2009, 08:17:50 PM »
took SleepingB18 to alafia today to try to get him hooked on mtb'ing. had a great time, he only fell over once. Met Ubermench and his carbon fiber beast (gorgeous bike).
got everything all packed and headed home.
stopped to eat at BWW's.
driving home, floored it a little bit, air/fuel ratio was off and my timing was pulled like crazy
thought... hmm that's weird. car started overheating, pulled over, filled with water, kept going
had to stop once more on the way home to cool down and refill with water.
got home, started looking around.
found that my fuel pressure regulator's boost source hose came off (explains why air / fuel ratio was off and timing being pulled)
got a new thermostat and cap, installed, let car idle.....

noticed specs of water coming out of the exhaust... GREAT!
pulled each plug and the last plug i pulled had steam coming out, looked in and had coolant on the piston
SUPER!!!
blown head gasket FANTASTIC!

just spent a little over $200 on the bike for christmas. Looks like the car got REALLY jealous this time and threw a huge hissy fit.

:( :(
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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 08:21:37 PM »
How I remember the good ol DSM days :'(

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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 07:03:42 PM »
That day started out really fun.. I see i need to buy a few items before riding again,(i.e. camelback, biking shorts, smaller helmet {had one from walmart and it made me look like a big mushroom lol}) went about 11 miles that day,so not bad at all! Im just waiting for Joe to trade in the ol'DsM for something reliable! :P

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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 07:19:10 PM »
You drive a turbo eclipse or something?
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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 08:00:12 PM »
When they're running there ain't nothin like em :) When they're running :'( Put a lot of money in a 95 a couple years ago.

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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 09:09:56 PM »
I think it started getting worse when he upgraded the turbo on it.. lol.. theres another guy on here, Todd, hes got a Talon which used to be dogg slow, till he fixed something small then he would slowly pull my s2k..

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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2009, 08:45:55 PM »
You drive a turbo eclipse or something?
yep  95 turbo AWD
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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 07:28:33 AM »
Damn, I missed this post somehow.  I would've at least replied to it about you meeting me.  I'm not that big of an A-hole.  ;)  Thanks for the compliment on my bike.  She appreciates it.

I hate it when the car gets jealous of the money being spent on a bike.  And didn't you have problems recently with a ball joint or tie rod or something like that? 

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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 08:26:49 PM »
^ ohhhh yeahhh! he has pics somewhere, its like you look at an animal with a broken leg, you feel so bad, but will only take a little time to fix!

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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 04:59:20 PM »
Damn, I missed this post somehow.  I would've at least replied to it about you meeting me.  I'm not that big of an A-hole.  ;)  Thanks for the compliment on my bike.  She appreciates it.

I hate it when the car gets jealous of the money being spent on a bike.  And didn't you have problems recently with a ball joint or tie rod or something like that? 



lol

yeah, ball joint broke which left the pass front tire at a 90* angle to the car, lol
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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009, 11:55:40 AM »
Yeah those DSM's are little tempermentle sometimes...but like you said, when they are running, they are running well.  The import scene here in Tampa is huge, especially for DSM's.  Check out Tamparacing.com sometime..could probably find parts there for a decent price too. 
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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2009, 05:59:56 PM »
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Yeah those DSM's are little tempermentle sometimes...but like you said, when they are running, they are running well.  The import scene here in Tampa is huge, especially for DSM's.  Check out Tamparacing.com sometime..could probably find parts there for a decent price too. 
I've been on TR since '01, lol
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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2009, 06:11:43 PM »
HAHA, I should have known!  I am on TF more now ever since I got rid of my MR2, but I rarely post there either.
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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2009, 06:45:07 PM »
I'm glad I kept my slowbra. It doesn't get jealous of the bikes anymore, I think I broke her of that. :D
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Re: So i rode Alafia today
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2009, 06:58:52 PM »
I knew I shouldn't have opened my mouth and said anything about cars being jealous.  :(

A few hours after I posted that comment Saturday, I decided to change my oil while I was at work.  I get it up on the rack, start the oil draining, and take off the filter, and notice it was wet around the oil sender.  I traced the source to the top of the oil filter adapter.  Ended up just being the oil filter adapter gasket. 

Sucked though, cause I got dirty changing it.   ;)  Would've been nice if we still had a good certified engine mechanic.

I thought I had my car broken of the jealousy thing too.  Guess not.  :D
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