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Island Automotive Chat Victoria to Port Hardy and everything in between
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:05 PM   #26
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as much as i hate my tbird i can stand in the engine bay

do a timing belt in 30 min,
spark plugs in 5
swap turbos in 20
swap a headgasket in 45 min (by myself)
swap front springs in 20 min (way more with hand tools)

Still the car hates being worked on.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:13 PM   #27
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as much as i hate my tbird i can stand in the engine bay

do a timing belt in 30 min,
spark plugs in 5
swap turbos in 20
swap a headgasket in 45 min (by myself)
swap front springs in 20 min (way more with hand tools)

Still the car hates being worked on.
I think you misunderstand the purpose of this thread

We're looking for cars that are shitty to work on, not shitty cars that you have worked on.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:19 PM   #28
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lol my car is shitty to work on. Its so simple in concept but fights you every step of the way. Matt and i have done so much shit to 2.3's and no matter what i takes 4x longer on my car. The engine bay is twice as big too. My car justs hates anyone. Everyone knows cars like that.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:43 PM   #29
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Pathfinder, drain oil completly, extra 10 min required for filter to be empty during removal. Taking it off you can do from the top you just need practice (ahhh the lube shop days)
Just did the oil on my Pathfinder. The filter is accessable from the top, but I have really long arms. And yes, cool down time is mandatory because of the oil pours onto the exhaust manifold when you take the filter off.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:12 PM   #30
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Changing the spark plugs...
Took Dave and I something like 6+hrs to change 4, and a shop another several hours to change the other 4, and it involved taking out the alternator, Y-pipe and a few other things to do it.
LOL... did he have manifolds or headers at that point?
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:58 PM   #32
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LOL... did he have manifolds or headers at that point?
still had manifolds at that point, it was before he really started modifying it.

He got headers shortly afterwards though...always joked with him that he only got them so he could change his spark plugs lol
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Mid '90s Camaro's with a 350
Changing the spark plugs...
Took Dave and I something like 6+hrs to change 4, and a shop another several hours to change the other 4, and it involved taking out the alternator, Y-pipe and a few other things to do it.
That was a fucking nightmare!

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LOL... did he have manifolds or headers at that point?
It was easier for 7 of them with headers, but fucking number 2 didn't get changed the whole time I had that car! Son of a bitch!

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Like the Camaro, both the 87 and 93 C4 Vettes I have changed spark plugs on were a complete pain in the ass.

One one we actually somehow did 7, and took the last one to a dealer that had the special tool that can extract the last spark plug. The other we monkeyed around for about about two hours and did them all.

Besides plugs, those vettes aren't that bad to access pretty much anything else. Opti-Spark and rain is fun though.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:53 PM   #38
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You have to remove the passanger side wheel, wheel well lining and the air intake box to replace the battery. That and they built the car around the motor, and you can't get at anything without removing body panels.
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but fucking number 2 didn't get changed the whole time I had that car! Son of a bitch!
Hahahah... shitty. I have changed my number 2 plug a few times.

I find it odd that you can swap injectors in like 5 minutes, but plugs are an all day afair on these cars.
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Heater hose behind the head, starter bolts and the EGR cooler plate.


All three can fuck off. You need some mad azn hands to be able to get at some of that stuff.


Other than that no complaints, Plugs = 5 mins, turbo swap = 2 hours, Hell, I can have the intake manifold and injectors out in 10 minutes tops
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Mercury Mistique V6...that flippin' engine is shoehorned in there...

the aforementioned Quad4...changing something as simple as the crank-position sensor was an absolute whore...

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the 4cyl 22re is by far the easiest motor to work on hands down.
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I hate 16v VWs. End of story.

I've also shed enough blood under the hood of my own car to call it family, but it's still not rocket science to fix it, and it doesn't require re-inventing the wheel to get it all back together.

As far as the rest of the VAG family goes, and my experience with them:
You have to take the front clip of pretty much any audi to do pretty much anything. I helped a tech do a transmission recall on a Cayenne and decided it wasn't even worth the $40+ /hr he makes to do it. It took 16 hrs to lay the truck out on a special lift, take the exhaust and front cross member off, and pull the trans out just to change some stupid little switch. Ridiculous. Oh that and the fact that you actually need 2 ppl to change the starter/wiring that is faulty in the early V6 Touaregs. I wouldn't work on a Touareg for less than $100/hr. Even then I can think of things I'd rather be doing...
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i worked on so many cars and all of them will have it's littel white lab coat fuck up

frist gen mr2's are a pain starter to exhuast mafold to igntor

secound gen is not so bad as the frist gen


all honds are cake walk cetp some of the older honda and the alt being is the gay spot



talons and there cv joint sezing up

pretty much all sab's can die

all old westy's useing plipese bolt under side of car

proces are there dumb as transalxes tube that allw asy sezies up

there so much stuff i have delt wiht that i really can not remmber all fo them


subraues are all cake wal as well cetp i herd the boxer 6 was a pian but never worked on one


i have ot labled out


german/sweed
think back words then think to you self why and that is how it comes off

japan/ china
cars think smart and and simple way of doing wheil still being right thats how it comes off

usa cars
ummm think cheep and you will under stand how it comes off use a big f#$%en hamer and watch it fall apart
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what can i say ..... cetp time can not change this masterpiece
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