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Purplefade 11-13-2020 07:43 PM

In all honesty, unless your OCD would keep you from sleeping at night, youíre probably ok to pour in 3L of concentrate and call it good, youíd be like 56/44. And distilled water shouldnít be corrosive.. That said, if itís a real stresser, run her for a minute to circulate and drain a half liter and pop in another half liter of concentrate [emoji106]


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c-bass 11-14-2020 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Purplefade (Post 1194730)
In all honesty, unless your OCD would keep you from sleeping at night, youíre probably ok to pour in 3L of concentrate and call it good, youíd be like 56/44. And distilled water shouldnít be corrosive.. That said, if itís a real stresser, run her for a minute to circulate and drain a half liter and pop in another half liter of concentrate [emoji106]


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Judging by the sadness that poured out you're totally right. Swampy hasn't seen a proper coolant mixture best case scenario in years.

I'll try to get the 4L out because why not right? I pulled a car out of a swamp and now the carpets are clean but I won't go to the effort here??

c-bass 11-14-2020 12:02 PM

As I was cleaning stuff up I noticed this number scratched into a few of the plastic pieces and figured it must have been from the scrap yard or something along those lines.


https://i.imgur.com/I7NnbPB.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/ckVScF6.jpg


But then I noticed it was on a bunch of random things that wouldn't have been affected by the driver's impact


https://i.imgur.com/bsCB4YG.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/gkineW5.jpg


Then I realized it was the same number that was etched into the glass and it was EVERYWHERE


https://i.imgur.com/F1eACYR.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/2XJ5ffZ.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/FY41owA.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/akAO4yr.jpg


MAF and the Intake elbow?????


https://i.imgur.com/RHAMAe9.jpg


I remember back in the day when they were pushing that glass etching crap because "no thieves will replace the glass in a stolen vehicle" blah blah blah

The part they don't mention is nobody in Yemen cares their stolen car has numbers matching glass :nanana:

I have NEVER seen anything even remotely close to this level of "detail" to scribe the number on random plastic engine components.

So many questions: How long did this all take?
Did you pay to have this etching done?
How much more of these numbers will I find??
Did they scribe the inner bearing race on the rear wheels??
Where the hell were they parking this thing????

Happy 11-14-2020 01:04 PM

Interesting indeed. [emoji848]

Purplefade 11-14-2020 01:26 PM

That is curious and with every number being the same, you are very likely correct in assuming it isnít a salvage number - had they been random, I might have argued they were. Possibly an inspection number from assembly? Maybe everything was binned and to ensure it made it on the correct car the other components were scribed to the number on the window??

Curious indeed!!

And good call on getting that last liter out, just makes sense to do it right when youíve already brought it this far! [emoji106]


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c-bass 11-14-2020 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Purplefade (Post 1194761)
That is curious and with every number being the same, you are very likely correct in assuming it isnít a salvage number - had they been random, I might have argued they were. Possibly an inspection number from assembly? Maybe everything was binned and to ensure it made it on the correct car the other components were scribed to the number on the window??

Curious indeed!!

And good call on getting that last liter out, just makes sense to do it right when youíve already brought it this far! [emoji106]


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I doubt it, it totally looks like it was scratched on by hand.

If it was a factory thing I would hope they'd use a stencil or something like that.

c-bass 11-14-2020 02:32 PM

Made some progress on the passenger side rear brakes


https://i.imgur.com/5E7LIJu.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/mRzYFKt.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/3d5c8ru.jpg


Caliper Before


https://i.imgur.com/r2z5oPZ.jpg


and after a quick cleanup


https://i.imgur.com/WJHZnf9.jpg


I decided to replace the rubber boots that the slide pins sit in since they came with the rear pads but I noticed that the caps didn't sit in there very tight.


https://i.imgur.com/M6EVhrk.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/tq5M4mt.jpg


That little gap you see was enough to have the cap rattling freely and I imagine it would either drive me crazy trying to figure out what the new noise is, or it would shake itself loose so I used the old OEM caps that seemed to fit in there tighter.


Everything put back together


https://i.imgur.com/yWnLvj2.jpg


I replaced the brake wear sensor but the old one was still ok. We'll keep that as a spare.


https://i.imgur.com/kK0LA0B.jpg


Wanna see something scary??


https://i.imgur.com/wHTY36z.jpg


:wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow:


https://i.imgur.com/cwNRmWD.jpg


That should slide right out if need be right??

PLEASE DON'T BE BAD REAR BEARING, PLEASE DON'T BE BAD

c-bass 11-14-2020 02:38 PM

I hate to admit it but round one of trying to remove the rear brake hoses was EASILY won by the fittings.

These bastards on seized on there good with years of swamp water fusing them with rust.


https://i.imgur.com/asCbsmW.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/fMowVUA.jpg



Before I get the propane torch out for round 2, I figure it won't hurt to confirm.

looking at the fitting we're going COUNTER CLOCKWISE to remove correct?

Will I need to hold it on the back side also?

Purplefade 11-14-2020 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by c-bass (Post 1194762)
I doubt it, it totally looks like it was scratched on by hand.



If it was a factory thing I would hope they'd use a stencil or something like that.



Strange that it is etched in to the glass to though... makes it feel like it was done early on, but I guess maybe it all came off the same salvage donor? Again, odd that itís etched into the glass again then hand scribed on so much else... weird.

Would be curious to hear of you ever figure that out.


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c-bass 11-14-2020 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Purplefade (Post 1194767)
Strange that it is etched in to the glass to though... makes it feel like it was done early on, but I guess maybe it all came off the same salvage donor? Again, odd that itís etched into the glass again then hand scribed on so much else... weird.

Would be curious to hear of you ever figure that out.


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$10 says it's this product and propaganda that swayed the original owner.

See the letter and number stencils. You put that on the glass, spread the etching paste and now your car will never be stolen :rolleyes:

I remember seeing all the infomercials when I was a kid. It was one of those super duper need to have if you're a car owner type products, like Slick50.

https://i.imgur.com/2h0NTru.jpg


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