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Old 07-22-13, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default Two Years of Ownership Before/After

Inspired by Megafast's latest thread, here are the biggest changes since I purchased the car in 2011.

The "before shots" were taken before purchasing the car.

Deer busted headlight
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Mismatched tail lights
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Passenger Door
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Front brakes were seized
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New battery, all new fluids, gaskets, belts, pulleys, hoses, etc.
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Engine overhaul (valve covers, spark plugs, PCV)
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Dirty Interior
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Stained Carpets
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Burned out radio lights
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Suspension overhaul
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FSB
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RSB
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Fixing the CEL. Wrong sensor was installed.
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Damn, lookin' great.
Really impressed by the carpet before and afters, what did you use?
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Damn, lookin' great.
Really impressed by the carpet before and afters, what did you use?
Rented a Rug Doctor from my local Shop Rite. More info can be found here:
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Nice looking car. How did you get the dent out of the rear fender. I have the same dent. I tried to bang it out from under behind the bumper but I couldn't get a good angle on it.
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Nice work. Did you ever figure out and fix the knocking noise over bumps?
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Nice looking car. How did you get the dent out of the rear fender. I have the same dent. I tried to bang it out from under behind the bumper but I couldn't get a good angle on it.
For the rear fender, I removed the carpeting inside the trunk. My dent was right above the tail light, so it was easily accessible. I used a piece of wood and a hammer to pop it out and then sanded/touched up the area with some paint. It looks like crap, but better than before. A professional repair would cost me almost $1000 for the rear quarter.

As for the bumper, I removed the whole bumper cover and pushed the dent out with a heat gun.
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Nice work. Did you ever figure out and fix the knocking noise over bumps?
I did! It turned out to be the hood latch. I raised the little rubber stoppers inside the engine bay to put more tension on the lock, and it eliminated the noise. Check this out:
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Cool. Was it a process of elimination or did you notice something with the hood?
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Cool. Was it a process of elimination or did you notice something with the hood?
A little bit of both, just thought I should give it a try and it worked.
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nice work!
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