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sounds burly B) Apparently someone was trying to make off with a nearby car eh? :D

Lime green is a great color for anything.

Anyways, I put my car's fate to the shop, who say it will be done thursday (they'll have kept it for nearly 2 weeks. Either they've been very busy or it's very complicated and expensive :))

So Paul's V8's on the road? Can't wait to see it :)

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TWO WHOLE WEEKS?!?! :)

Pussy! :o

This current trip to the mech's is about 2 weeks and will be the shortest time it has ever been in there!! Record is 18 months! :) :)

Superb video!! So funny :D

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Emailed it to dad, he'll love that.

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just spoke with my mechanic who said the car's done. Fish, I'd probably go crazy if I didn't have the car for that long. It's typically the only thing impressive or interesting about me :o

Had a coolant leak from the aluminum hose from the thermostat which was rubbing against the alternator apparently :( The bracket broke allowing it to do that... perhaps pulled off on one of the occasions where my engine fell out :lol: Piece was remachined because it is unobtainium. I'm actually happy about this because I was almost sure it was a water pump gone bad.

While it was there I had him check the running of the car and fix the stumbling that I've been complaining about, and adjusting the idle (even doing that on a Bosch FI car is too complicated (impossible) without special equipment), and while I (and wayne) suspected a wastegate, he says adjusting the timing was all that was needed to get it running well again. Can't wait to drive it and see, picking her up tommorow morning :o

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"It's called a fire hydrant. Firemen like to stick their hose in it, and eventually squirt water from it."

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Gonzalo -- that video is hillarious! :lol:

At a former job, I had to park in a downtown garage, and just the idle and/or enough revs to get the car up the ramps was enough for the S1 to set off car alarms in the confined, echoing space (100% stock exhaust, too). My coworkers called the S1 the "Briggs & Stratton".

Slade -- nice to hear your car is happy again! Congrats!

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My PB in an Esprit is 5 alarms in a row driving through Blackheath!

The stereo in my funny little blue car can set off alarms at 50 feet!

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I love parking garages :(

though the NA cars and V8s do sound better. But still...

My favorite parking garage antic is driving under the barrier, subverting the toll booth guy :lol:

(Recieved strict warnings against it from UCR :o)

Slade

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Slade that would definately be worth a video clip :lol:

Blinding video ! I had forgoten to turm down the sound on my PC so the whole neighbourhood is proberblyup at the window checking their cars :o

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I'm afraid I'm the reason they lowered the barrier :lol: can't do that anymore... I'm just REALLY glad I paid attention the day they lowered it three inches or so... just enough that I shouldn't have noticed if I wasn't so lucky, just enough that it would have smacked me :o

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Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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Errrrr, it was! It's now back at the "Car Spa" after turning into a 6 cylinder :lol::o Good job I kept the S4s :(

So Paul's V8's on the road? Can't wait to see it :o

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Errrrr, it was!  It's now back at the "Car Spa" after turning into a 6 cylinder :lol::o  Good job I kept the S4s :(

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I saw it today when I was at Viking. :o

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If you took it to the same car spa as me I'll see it tommorow anyway probably picking mine up then :lol: EDIT: And according to the above, it is.

Bad luck :( But yeah, good thing for that S4s, if you can still stand to be seen in it :o

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"It's called a fire hydrant. Firemen like to stick their hose in it, and eventually squirt water from it."

Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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Gonzalo -- that video is hillarious!  :lol:

At a former job, I had to park in a downtown garage, and just the idle and/or enough revs to get the car up the ramps was enough for the S1 to set off car alarms in the confined, echoing space (100% stock exhaust, too).  My coworkers called the S1 the "Briggs & Stratton". 

Slade -- nice to hear your car is happy again!  Congrats!

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If you took it to the same car spa as me I'll see it tommorow anyway probably picking mine up then :lol:

Bad luck :( But yeah, good thing for that S4s, if you can still stand to be seen in it :o

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That was yours at Viking?

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yes! I hope they washed her now, she was pretty dingy when I took her in :lol:

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Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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To be honest, I think the S4s is a much better car than the V8 (pains me to say it, but there you go). The previous owner of my S4s sold her as he'd also bought a V8, and to this day he still regrets that decision. I've invested too much in the V8 to sell it, so I guess I'll just keep both for now ...... Need to teach the future wifey to drive stick so she can drive the V8, and I have reason to keep the S4s :(

If you took it to the same car spa as me I'll see it tommorow anyway probably picking mine up then :lol: EDIT: And according to the above, it is.

Bad luck :o But yeah, good thing for that S4s, if you can still stand to be seen in it :o

Slade

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Glad to hear it :lol:

I'm sure your future stepson will be looking forward to getting his hands on whichever one you fancy less a few years down the road when he turns 16 too :o

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Owner of 86 TE HCI, and 55 Chevy. Stare at broken down TR7

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To be honest, I think the S4s is a much better car than the V8 (pains me to say it, but there you go).  The previous owner of my S4s sold her as he'd also bought a V8, and to this day he still regrets that decision.  I've invested too much in the V8 to sell it, so I guess I'll just keep both for now ......  Need to teach the future wifey to drive stick so she can drive the V8, and I have reason to keep the S4s :lol:

great decision paul! the one i was hoping for you to make since i have yet to see either of your gorgeous cars...

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