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Buddy at work with a laser engraver did this to the top of my hybrid shift knob. I think it looks pretty good.

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I miss my F-150, but surprising that I got two and a half to fit! Forgot to bring may sawzall
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I miss my F-150, but surprising that I got two and a half to fit! Forgot to bring may sawzall
Fire pit season!

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Lol I went a train ride this past weekend and drove past a pallet site. All I could think of is how well it would burn 😂. Ive been to a few parties I mean went camping, where we've had pallets to burn, the amount of heat those suckers can put off is great.

 

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That’s a lot of pallets! I only burn the ones marked HT for heat treated. And yes, they burn great!
 

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Lol I went a train ride this past weekend and drove past a pallet site. All I could think of is how well it would burn 😂. Ive been to a few parties I mean went camping, where we've had pallets to burn, the amount of heat those suckers can put off is great.

One season while I was a younger version of myself working as a snowboard coach in the Sierra Nevadas, somehow the ski-resort had collected almost every flippin' old Christmas tree in the town! There were 3 giant piles (I mean, 2 story type of giant!), and it was an employee party mid-mountain long after the sun had set. The heat from one of those bonfires would easily melt your expensive snow jacket if you got to close (yep, people did it and it was pretty humorous), or even change a snowball by the time it passed through it. Good times =-D

On Topic: Couldn't make my alignment appointment with the new coilovers due to the rears not getting set yet. Massive Speed was awesome about the broken rear endlink and he said he'd send me the part FO FREE! I very clearly told him it was on me and asked how much... Well, I'll take it and be very grateful. It's basically half an endlink since you can unscrew either ball-link parts from the main body.

Got some lowering done and haven't done much with the dampening yet, since I can't really tell what the rear will do until the rear anti-swaybar is connected. Drives like a dream on highway, but the accentuated nose-dives or boot scoots (braking or accelerating) are pretty rally car type accentuated. I like it, but I want less of it, haha. Lots of room to play with them still.
 

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Today I checked out the used xenon headlights I got for £100, spares or repairs, the right one worked perfectly, all the lights worked, the xenon, the high beam, indicator, the drl led’s, and the cornering light, on the left light, the xenon bulb was blown, so I swapped to the one from the other light and it still didn’t work, so I swapped the ballast, then it worked, but the levelling motor didn’t seem to operate, what my plan is eventually, will be to break them apart, paint the chrome shrouds tangerine, maybe add some small ST badges, the rebuild with new lenses and hopefully get the levelling motor working.
 

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Finally got around to swapping in the mishimoto coolant tank. Pretty quick and easy... Did it purely for aesthetics, stock one never fit right with my motor mount and wasn't a fan of the clear plastic always looking dirty
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I sort of want to black out the hood release and don't want to pay for a fancy metal one...wonder if paint would stick if roughed up and plastic primed first
 

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Finally got around to swapping in the mishimoto coolant tank. Pretty quick and easy... Did it purely for aesthetics, stock one never fit right with my motor mount and wasn't a fan of the clear plastic always looking dirty
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I sort of want to black out the hood release and don't want to pay for a fancy metal one...wonder if paint would stick if roughed up and plastic primed first
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Finally got around to swapping in the mishimoto coolant tank. Pretty quick and easy... Did it purely for aesthetics, stock one never fit right with my motor mount and wasn't a fan of the clear plastic always looking dirty
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I sort of want to black out the hood release and don't want to pay for a fancy metal one...wonder if paint would stick if roughed up and plastic primed first
I used Krylon Fusion to paint over silver interior plastic on a 2003 Subaru and it held up well for a number of years.
 

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Replaced the battery and figured that I’d top off the coolant while I was in there. Well…. the coolant reservoir cap broke! I tried to get the stuck part out with some needle nose pliers jaws turning against the ribs, but the ribs just snapped off. The stuck part hasn’t budged a bit. Anyone had this wonderful experience before?

 

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looks cross threaded, not that that helps at the moment...damn man, that sucks.
 

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Possibly try tightening and then loosening again, it may realign the threads
 

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@Skywalker15 you should be able to get a 2nd set of pliers and gently work the center section out. Don't pull hard though, you'll end up slipping off it and stabbing yourself with pliers.
 

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@Skywalker15 you should be able to get a 2nd set of pliers and gently work the center section out. Don't pull hard though, you'll end up slipping off it and stabbing yourself with pliers.
I was just trying to pry around the circumference with a couple of screwdrivers. It’ll give a bit but return to where it was.

I did find a video where they basically dissected what was left in the neck and rigged up a puller to get the outer ring with the o-ring out. Apparently it is about 4-5 pieces.
 
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