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Old 02-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #976
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I bought used coil-overs about a month ago from a RS member. I asked the member to meet up at a local tuner shop so I can get them checked out. He assured me that they are 100% ready to go and doesn't want to meet at the shop. He said he has been on revscene for 7 years and won't want ruin his credibility. I trusted him, bought the coil-overs and instantly brought them to the tuner shop to get checked out. The shop has told me the coils seem to be seized and may need a little to a lot of work to get them ready for installation. I left the coil-overs with the shop and messaged the seller explaining what I was just told. He said I should get a second opinion. Then he told me to get them installed at his buddy shop. After a week of waiting the tuner shop still haven't had a chance to take a look at them, he told me just to bring it to his friend shop. I left it with the shop for one more day and they got them ready for installation and it took them one hour of work, costing $90. I told the seller than they got it working for me and it's only fair if he paid partially or fully for the repairs. He started state that I got a good deal on the coil-overs and I should recognize that. He then goes on to saying that it is a basic cleaning and started to question why a shop would charge me for that. He stop replying to my messages after that.

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Absolutely nothing, the seller fulfilled the only obligations he has by exchanging the coilovers with you in exchange for currency. The coilovers are used, therefore it should have been your expectation that they would need a cleaning, if you wanted parts in brand new condition that's what you should have purchased.

Aside from that, cleaning coils is honestly no more difficult that changing a headlight bulb. It's not something any person could not handle themselves. Seat locks seizing is to be expected in our climate, once the coils were installed it would require no greater effort than a bit of muscle and the adjustment wrench to break them free.
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^still seems a little shady though.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:34 PM   #978
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^^ I understand buying used usually means as it, but wouldn't you feel ripped off if you bought something that was said to be 100% working and it turns out it wasn't.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:52 PM   #979
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I would consider a broken adjuster, blown damper, cracked seat lock as not fully functional and ready to be installed. The seat locks were tight, but not seized to the extent that they needed to be cut off and replaced, therefore the coilovers were functional.

Anytime I leave my coilovers more than a few months without adjusting them, over winter especially, the seat locks are a bit seized and require a bit of effort to break loose. Metal on metal, completely exposed, underneath a car in Canada, it's par for the course to have light seizing. It might take me 2-3 minutes to soak the seat locks in PB blaster and break them free, then a few more minutes to clean them for each corner a couple times a year. It sounds like the tuner shop billed you to do exactly that, and I just consider it maintenance. Coat the threads in marine grease to prevent them from badly seizing.

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Once the seller said he wouldn't let a tuner shop take a look at it a red flag should have popped up in your head. That could either mean he didn't have the time to go there with you or he was trying to hide something. You could have backed out right there.

At least it wasn't super expensive to get them in good working condition.
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Diuuu, dropped my phone in the toilet .
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Hopefully the toilet was clean haha
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Diuuu, dropped my phone in the toilet .
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No, there was shit in it

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put in a bucket of rice for 24 hours
Yup, it is buried in rice now prob will leave it there for 24-48 hours
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Was it your own shit or someone else's?

I hope you got it out pronto. Come to think of it, the shit might have actually saved the phone.........

Man, that's just nasty. Good luck with that.
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Was it your own shit or someone else's?

I hope you got it out pronto. Come to think of it, the shit might have actually saved the phone.........

Man, that's just nasty. Good luck with that.

No, there was no shit in it , was ing.

Only time will tell if the phone still works or not .
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ouch I did that to my phone before and the rice worked perfect
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When water got into my iPod, I put the thing in rice for days, even months. I gave up, but kept it in the rice. I told daughter she could have the 32gb 3rd Gen iPod if she could get it to work. Long ass time aftarwards the iPod's gone and daughter is like, yeah, it works now. Arggggggg......... oh well, I replaced with 4th gen.

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Put it in rice? Interesting, how does that work?
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So Hugo has won 4 Oscars so far tonight.


looks like a good kid movie, gotta love screener copies
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Put it in rice? Interesting, how does that work?
Sucks up moisture....... like a desiccant. Well, it is a desiccant.

Common desiccant is the stuff they put in tiny packets to keep rice crackers, seaweed, and whatnot fresh - preventing them from going stale.
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you also see rice in salt shakers at restaurants for that same reason
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Yup, to keep salt from clumping together and keeping holes from closing up due to moisture as shaker is held over hot steaming food.

I love freaking noobs out by telling them that there are maggots in the salt shaker. Hee hee
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But then he'll have shit in his rice
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^oh r those the capsule hotels in japan? i thought of staying in one but my sister said the neighbourhood those are in are shady..




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Capsules aren't just in shady neighborhoods lol. Besides even if they are, who cares?
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that would be kinda creepy sleeping in that. Kinda like being in a coffin
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What can you buy at a gun store without a license?

My friend just got his license and he has a shotty an a SR22 assault rifle.
His birthday is in a month and my friends and I are wanting to get a head start on it.

He mentioned something about an automatic loader for his assault riffle so he doesn't have to manually load the bullets into the gun, which i've done and it kind of sucks.

And if you know of a gun store that is reasonably priced that would be helpful too.

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