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Re: Car thread

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:22 pm

canaan wrote:Anybody replace an egr valve? Feels like I should be able to do this myself


Yeah, should be pretty easy. What kind of vehicle?
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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:40 pm

Wrangler 2009
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Re: Car thread

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:51 pm

Oh boy. Most GM's (which is all I've ever owned) have them right out where you can change them in 5 minutes. That one's not so easy. Pretty sure you have to pull the fender and wheel to even get to it.
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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:59 pm

Hmmm. I may have to do some more internetting before I decide. Thanks wk
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:55 am

canaan wrote:Anybody replace an egr valve? Feels like I should be able to do this myself


On a wrangler?
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:56 am

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Re: Car thread

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:14 am

mac5155 wrote:http://www.jk-forum.com/forums/jk-write-ups-39/egr-valve-replacement-dtc-p0406-127376/

Check that thread out.

Also this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EyIsGgx9Dg
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Re: Car thread

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:15 am

Honda said I needed my EGR valve cleaned. Hmm.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Bioshock on Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:55 pm

New Civic Si is AWESOME

So happy!
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Re: Car thread

Postby dodint on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:03 pm

:fist:

Drive it like you stole it.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Bioshock on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:34 pm

dodint wrote::fist:

Drive it like you stole it.


Yes sir!
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Re: Car thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:36 pm

Stupid question...whats better all wheel or 4x4? I would mainly use it when it snows.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Bioshock on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:44 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Stupid question...whats better all wheel or 4x4? I would mainly use it when it snows.


All wheel if you're gonna be on pavement. 4 wheel if you're gonna be in a field.
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Re: Car thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:06 pm

:) ty
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:29 am

All wheel drive eliminates the "I'm not sure when I should put it in 4x4" thoughts
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Re: Car thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:27 pm

Here is your "I'm a stupid customer" question of the day....

2007 Yaris, manual transmission. Car seems to "hum" a little louder than normal between roughly 50-70mph. Seems like a bit more vibration too. Does it when in gear and in neutral. Recently replaced passenger rear tire but I don't think this started until a few days if not a week after the tire was replaced. Thoughts?
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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:29 pm

I have what looks like 2 air bubbles in my right front tire, likely from hitting potholes. Is it safe for me to drive anywhere, or should I focus on getting that taken care of?
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Re: Car thread

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:31 pm

From what I know (not much) it is "safe" to drive to get it taken care of but the chance of a blowout are very much increased so I wouldn't delay.
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Re: Car thread

Postby OutofFoil on Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:08 pm

Re: the Yaris. Sounds like it could be an improperly balanced tire. Maybe a wheel weight fell off of the new one?

Re: Tire bubbles. Not a go directly to the tire shop problem, but I wouldn't drive aggressively or any long distance on them. You'll have to take care of it eventually, better on your schedule than when the tire decides to strand you, so in the next week or so would be good. (Could blow anytime though, unlikely, but possible.)
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:13 pm

If the bubble is on the sidewall it's a bit more serious. On the tread, just keep an eye on it
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Re: Car thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:43 pm

I'm still on self-imposed lockdown, but I just wanted to pop in to say that Mrs Tif and I Ubered to her birthday dinner on Saturday in a Tesla Model S. I think I have her about 75% of the way convinced that we should get one when she pays off the loan on her CR-V.

*squeal*
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Re: Car thread

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:47 pm

I got four new tires for the Odyssey on Friday. Good times. Should I get them retorqued as noted on the receipt? Not sure I've ever done that before.

But a friend in college had her tires rotated before going to a job interview. On the way back from the interview (on an interstate outside of Atlanta), her tire fell off and tore up the car pretty badly. Even got the shop to pay for the damages... :shock:
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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:52 pm

mac5155 wrote:If the bubble is on the sidewall it's a bit more serious. On the tread, just keep an eye on it


It was on the sidewall.

Found out the wheel is also bent, which I think would be the 2nd time I've bent the right front on a pothole in the last 3 or 4 years. Only thing they could do was move it to the back. Can still feel it wobble, but not as bad as before.
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Re: Car thread

Postby meow on Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:08 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Here is your "I'm a stupid customer" question of the day....

2007 Yaris, manual transmission. Car seems to "hum" a little louder than normal between roughly 50-70mph. Seems like a bit more vibration too. Does it when in gear and in neutral. Recently replaced passenger rear tire but I don't think this started until a few days if not a week after the tire was replaced. Thoughts?

Rebalancing the tires would be my first thought.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:35 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:I got four new tires for the Odyssey on Friday. Good times. Should I get them retorqued as noted on the receipt? Not sure I've ever done that before.

But a friend in college had her tires rotated before going to a job interview. On the way back from the interview (on an interstate outside of Atlanta), her tire fell off and tore up the car pretty badly. Even got the shop to pay for the damages... :shock:


It doesn't hurt, but it's really only absolutely necessary with new hardware (lug nuts) or wheels. Doesn't hurt to pull out a 4 way and just make sure they're snug.
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