follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
Speed By Design
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > Technical Topics > Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs)

Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs) Wash, Wax, Details, Repairs


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2019, 05:06 PM   #1
SmoothIsSlow
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Drives: BRZ
Location: WA
Posts: 53
Thanks: 31
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Realistically, how many hours of work to remove front driver seat for cleaning?

Hi all,

I got a pretty bad case of motion sickness this weekend at the track and vomitted while on track

I got the car interior cleaned professionally and they sprayed a lot of the pet enzyme stuff to get rid off of bio-related odor.

A lot of the vomit got between the space between the driverís seat and center console, as well as the seat rails. The detail shop got rid off of the majority of it but I am thinking that I should spend a weekend and take out the driverís seat and get it more thoroughly cleaned that way (the car stills smells a little).

How many hours of work is it to remove the seat and reinstall it? I see that itís just 4 bolts but I would really hate to underestimate how hard it is and not have a car to drive to work on MondayÖ

Thanks!
SmoothIsSlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 05:18 PM   #2
Pat
Senior Member
 
Pat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Drives: 2014 BRZ
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,240
Thanks: 949
Thanked 731 Times in 417 Posts
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Garage
Ten minutes. It involves removing those bolts and a couple plastic clips underneath. It's not rocket surgery. Be careful you don't hit the steering wheel with the seat rails, as they are sharp, You may want to wrap the steering wheel with towels just to be safe. Also, be sure you have the proper tool to fit those bolts. It's not a common one IIRC.
__________________
Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Pat For This Useful Post:
SmoothIsSlow (07-22-2019)
Old 07-22-2019, 05:25 PM   #3
humfrz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Drives: 2013 FR-S, white, MT
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 22,821
Thanks: 16,900
Thanked 20,268 Times in 11,231 Posts
Mentioned: 519 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Well, I have to give you credit for telling THAT story -


humfrz
humfrz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to humfrz For This Useful Post:
SmoothIsSlow (07-22-2019), spike021 (07-22-2019)
Old 07-22-2019, 05:28 PM   #4
SmoothIsSlow
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Drives: BRZ
Location: WA
Posts: 53
Thanks: 31
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
@Pat I am reading a lot of horror stories on this forum of people with the proper E10 Torx socket still stripping the screws regardless. I wonder if it was a case of people who had a positive experience not commenting on those posts.
SmoothIsSlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 05:56 PM   #5
jsimon7777
Dismember
 
jsimon7777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Drives: 2013 Red Scion FR-S
Location: Castro Valley
Posts: 4,948
Thanks: 1,920
Thanked 3,425 Times in 1,883 Posts
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Garage
This is why you barely eat at track days. A banana or some apple sauce here and there. Some water. Unless you're the iron stomach, always a good idea.
jsimon7777 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to jsimon7777 For This Useful Post:
jcw99 (07-23-2019), Mr.ac (07-22-2019), SmoothIsSlow (07-22-2019), spike021 (07-22-2019)
Old 07-22-2019, 05:57 PM   #6
new2subaru
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Drives: 15 FR-S
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,856
Thanks: 3,581
Thanked 1,601 Times in 958 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmoothIsSlow View Post
@Pat I am reading a lot of horror stories on this forum of people with the proper E10 Torx socket still stripping the screws regardless. I wonder if it was a case of people who had a positive experience not commenting on those posts.
They can be a royal pain in the ass. I have stripped at least three and drilled the tops out to remove. I went in knowing what I was getting into and read a lot of info prior. I replaced them with hex head bolts.

Removing the head rest prior to taking the seat out makes life easier.

If you have trouble you can always leave it for another day. A stripped bolt wonít stop you from getting to work.
new2subaru is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to new2subaru For This Useful Post:
jcw99 (07-23-2019)
Old 07-22-2019, 06:04 PM   #7
new2subaru
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Drives: 15 FR-S
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,856
Thanks: 3,581
Thanked 1,601 Times in 958 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Here is a photo of what I mean. Not mine.

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=22
new2subaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 06:08 PM   #8
Leonardo
Row Row Row Your Boat!
 
Leonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: 13' FR-S, 07' MDX, 06' Ridgeline,
Location: EUGENE
Posts: 4,782
Thanks: 5,709
Thanked 4,345 Times in 2,356 Posts
Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
The first three bolts took 2 minutes. Then... 2 days for the last bolt. I would carefully use a breaker bar, not an impact driver, to remove them.

Here is how I finally got the bolt out...
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/show...t=54722&page=2
__________________
<img src=https://www.ft86club.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2239&pictureid=11508 border=0 alt= />


Life is but a Dream!
Leonardo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Leonardo For This Useful Post:
new2subaru (07-22-2019)
Old 07-22-2019, 06:10 PM   #9
SmoothIsSlow
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Drives: BRZ
Location: WA
Posts: 53
Thanks: 31
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsimon7777 View Post
This is why you barely eat at track days. A banana or some apple sauce here and there. Some water. Unless you're the iron stomach, always a good idea.
Yup, I got nauseous doing my second track day ever. I decided it was because I didnít eat enough. Def overcorrected.

Also about Dramamine for my next outing. I am determined to track and I will have to conquer the motion sickness one way or another.
SmoothIsSlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 06:10 PM   #10
new2subaru
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Drives: 15 FR-S
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,856
Thanks: 3,581
Thanked 1,601 Times in 958 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonardo View Post
The first three bolts took 2 minutes. Then... 2 days for the last bolt. I would carefully use a breaker bar, not an impact driver, to remove them.

Here is how I finally got the bolt out...
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/show...t=54722&page=2
not really but ya lol
new2subaru is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to new2subaru For This Useful Post:
Leonardo (07-22-2019)
Old 07-22-2019, 06:11 PM   #11
SmoothIsSlow
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Drives: BRZ
Location: WA
Posts: 53
Thanks: 31
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonardo View Post
The first three bolts took 2 minutes. Then... 2 days for the last bolt. I would carefully use a breaker bar, not an impact driver, to remove them.

Here is how I finally got the bolt out...
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/show...t=54722&page=2
So for a well-prepared/lucky individual, the whole affaire could be 5 minutes?
SmoothIsSlow is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SmoothIsSlow For This Useful Post:
Leonardo (07-22-2019)
Old 07-22-2019, 06:16 PM   #12
Leonardo
Row Row Row Your Boat!
 
Leonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: 13' FR-S, 07' MDX, 06' Ridgeline,
Location: EUGENE
Posts: 4,782
Thanks: 5,709
Thanked 4,345 Times in 2,356 Posts
Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Yeah, that was three years ago... I took the seats out, skinned them, and installed a 100% leather seat skin kit. The bolt stripping was frustrating.
__________________
<img src=https://www.ft86club.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2239&pictureid=11508 border=0 alt= />


Life is but a Dream!
Leonardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 09:42 PM   #13
jsimon7777
Dismember
 
jsimon7777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Drives: 2013 Red Scion FR-S
Location: Castro Valley
Posts: 4,948
Thanks: 1,920
Thanked 3,425 Times in 1,883 Posts
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmoothIsSlow View Post
Yup, I got nauseous doing my second track day ever. I decided it was because I didnít eat enough. Def overcorrected.

Also about Dramamine for my next outing. I am determined to track and I will have to conquer the motion sickness one way or another.
I've felt nauseous at most track days I go to, but especially at Thunderhill. I've puked at least twice there, but always into the trash. I cannot drive karts. I also cannot usually let someone else drive.
jsimon7777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 09:51 PM   #14
soundman98
Boost is Whack. N/A4LYFE
 
soundman98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Drives: '14 brz limited
Location: chicagolandia
Posts: 2,215
Thanks: 3,449
Thanked 1,533 Times in 931 Posts
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat View Post
Ten minutes. It involves removing those bolts and a couple plastic clips underneath. It's not rocket surgery. Be careful you don't hit the steering wheel with the seat rails, as they are sharp, You may want to wrap the steering wheel with towels just to be safe. Also, be sure you have the proper tool to fit those bolts. It's not a common one IIRC.
don't forget that there are side impact air bags in the seats, meaning there's a plug under the seat, and the potential to ignite the airbag if power is not disconnected for at least 5 minutes before unplugging the harnesses.

you don't want that surprise!
__________________
my '14 brz limited "the return to normal" (or is it?)
led mods-10%(planning/designing/sitting on hands)audio mods-99%(done is never done)

hidplanet build log
soundman98 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to soundman98 For This Useful Post:
Tcoat (07-23-2019)
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: APR front splitter (BRZ) and Sparco seat base (driver) sebastiansim NY / NJ / CT / PA 1 03-09-2017 05:54 PM
Holy Crap, I finally get it why people can spend hours cleaning their cars. why? Cosmetic Maintenance (Wash, Wax, Detailing, Body Repairs) 8 11-12-2016 06:20 PM
WTB: OEM Front Driver and Passenger Seat Belts. FRSH86 Want-To-Buy Requests 5 03-25-2015 12:05 PM
WTB: Seat Belt Buckles, Driver's Headlight (BRZ), Front Bumper Cover (BRZ) DatApex Want-To-Buy Requests 2 03-19-2014 01:21 PM
How to: Remove third brake light for tint/cleaning jimmillion DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 0 08-12-2013 08:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.