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Old 07-20-2019, 04:26 PM   #21043
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How many miles, and do you run the AC regularly?
Ac compressor (assuming it's original) should have 50,000 miles. I've barely ran it since I just got the car running about a month ago
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:26 PM   #21044
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Just for my own education, how do you know the compressor is bad from looking at that picture?


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1. Although not completely out of the realm of possibility, the chance is negligible for failure of a currently-functioning fitting seal.

2. For anything else, that compressor comes out.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:26 PM   #21045
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Ac compressor (assuming it's original) should have 50,000 miles. I've barely ran it since I just got the car running about a month ago
That is the problem, compressors like to run.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:35 PM   #21046
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That is the problem, compressors like to run.
I've only put a couple hundred miles (if that) on my motor since I got it running so... It's not like I had a lot of opportunity. Once I got refrigerant in it, I started using it right away, and consistently. Weird thing is, I ran vacuum on it with no leak. Twice. Still leaked out
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:19 PM   #21047
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Had a leaking front strut (OEM so almost 7 years old and 50k+ miles), so went ahead and put Bilstein B8s all around. Should've just done it when I put the TRD springs on a few months ago, but who doesn't love doing things twice (Three times if I count replacing the upper mounts a while back)?
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Gave it a wash and wax and took it for a casual drive. It’s amazing how many looks you get with a freshly waxed car.

A Porsche tried to race me. I didn’t want to embarrass him so backed off

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Tossed on a master cylinder brace.
Probably the easiest thing I've done to the car aside from air filter.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:12 PM   #21050
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Gave it a wash and wax and took it for a casual drive. Itís amazing how many looks you get with a freshly waxed car.

I Porsche tried to race me. I didnít want to embarrass him so backed off
Maybe it was just trying to keep up with you to admire your freshly waxed car -


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Maybe it was just trying to keep up with you to admire your freshly waxed car -


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Doubtful, I was driving under the speed limit admiring my shinny front hood lol
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:32 PM   #21052
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Doubtful, I was driving under the speed limit admiring my shinny front hood lol
A hint for you, you don't have to wax the whole car - just that hump on the left front fender, to see it shine, as you are driving the car.


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Old 07-21-2019, 10:37 PM   #21053
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A hint for you, you don't have to wax the whole car - just that hump on the left front fender, to see it shine, as you are driving the car.


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Lol. Iíve done just the hood before in Spray wax. I have a track day coming up, I hope this makes me quicker...
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Lol. Iíve done just the hood before in Spray wax. I have a track day coming up, I hope this makes me quicker...
Yes, for track days, waxing the front end will make a difference, the sides and back, not so much -


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Finally made the custom center-exit catback exhaust I always wanted to build for the last 5'ish years...



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It's not 100% done-done, but functionally done... little bit of work left on reducing the tip back some.

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Also installed Torque Solution shifter rear bushing and driveshaft carrier bearing support bushings since right there for exhaust work.
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Old 07-26-2019, 11:51 PM   #21056
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Finally made the custom center-exit catback exhaust I always wanted to build for the last 5'ish years...



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It's not 100% done-done, but functionally done... little bit of work left on reducing the tip back some.

They thread I made on it is here: https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135940

Also installed Torque Solution shifter rear bushing and driveshaft carrier bearing support bushings since right there for exhaust work.
You trying to copy me dawg?
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