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Old 08-28-2018, 06:04 PM   #47615
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The rest of the chassis wasn't designed to support those mods. Fail boat.
That never stopped anyone here before?
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:05 PM   #47616
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That never stopped anyone here before?
Stopped me. I pay attention to that shit.
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:07 PM   #47617
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Stopped me. I pay attention to that shit.
I'm sorry, that has never stopped SOME people here.

Better?
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:10 PM   #47618
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I'm sorry, that has never stopped SOME people here.

Better?
That works. I'd only dial it back to MOST people.






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Old 08-28-2018, 06:12 PM   #47619
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Just got home from the dealer.

So, they replaced the gauge cluster hood as planned, nice clean leather and perfect seams. Also the thread stitching is nice and new. Looks good.

They tested the battery and it was bad, so they gave me this through warranty:



Smaller battery? It takes up less space on that tray/holder thing on the right.. unless it's taller to compensate? Completely different kind from my old one (check the old post from the other day).

Also, remember how I complained about my steering wheel like a month or two ago? The tech thought that it was way more worn/slippery than it should be, and at first thought maybe I bought the car used and it was just old. Once I told him it was new he said that's really odd, and ordered me a new steering wheel.

He also told me when I come back for the new steering wheel that his manager should be around and can approve the work at a body shop for the rust spot on the roof.

All free.

I only spent 30 dollars on a tire rotation.
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It sounds to me like the delicate, metallic sounds of piston skirts slapping against the cylinder walls
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:16 PM   #47620
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Hard to tell if there's a size difference from looking at those photos, but in the photo you posted yesterday it looks like the battery is slid over to the right a bit in it's tray. And with the new one it looks like it's slid all the way to the left.


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Old 08-28-2018, 06:16 PM   #47621
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Just got home from the dealer.

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Fantastic.

Thought of you this morning when the Lotus wouldn't start. Just click click click. Haven't driven it in a week. Bought a tender at lunch.
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Hard to tell if there's a size difference from looking at those photos, but in the photo you posted yesterday it looks like the battery is slid over to the right a bit in it's tray. And with the new one it looks like it's slid all the way to the left.
Ah, you could be right.
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He also told me when I come back for the new steering wheel that his manager should be around and can approve the work at a body shop for the rust spot on the roof.

All free.

I only spent 30 dollars on a tire rotation.
Jesus, you better yelp the shit out of those guys, or whatever you kids do, because that's amazing.
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:20 PM   #47624
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Ah, you could be right.
@Clipdat's on point. Also, look at the number of threads showing at the bracket. Same height.
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Lotus wouldn't start. Just click click click. Haven't driven it in a week. Bought a tender at lunch.
Piece of shit. Trade it for a beemer.
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Jesus, you better yelp the shit out of those guys, or whatever you kids do, because that's amazing.
Despite what Some here say, there are good ones. I've had real good luck with my local Dodge, Honda, and Toyota dealers here.
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:22 PM   #47627
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Damn. Fixing the rust and new steering wheel too? That's awesome! Sounds like you have a great dealership there.

I nicked the bottom of my wheel with something when swapping in black interior pieces... you can't see it unless the wheel is turned but I am itching for an excuse to buy one of those 86worx perforated leather ones...
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Piece of shit. Trade it for a beemer.
But they don't even know what a coupe is?
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