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New guy 2000 corolla

Discussion in '8th Gen' started by FriskyDingo, May 18, 2014.

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    FriskyDingo Well-Known Member

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    Since I can't sleep here's a better comparison pic of my headlights:
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    I just made a 6 hour round trip to my nearest walmart for a battery for the focus.Also got a faucet adapter so i can use the pressure washer to clean the oil off the side of my engine.

    Yinster I forgot to check the old battery.
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    jeez I have hundreds of Walmarts within a 3 hour radius!
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    Closest to me is 98km away, im in the boonies.Suprisingly I saw a nice white NSX close to home today.

    I had to travel from the northern tip of the island almost to the southern tip.
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    6 hour round trip to nearest walmart, WOW, i got one which is a 10 minutes from my place....

    there isnt any costco or local auto store around?
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    Theres gas stations but walmart has a better warranty and is cheaper or the same.
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    that very make sense, everything is cheaper at walmart, wow, must be a long drive too

    Anyway, your headlight restored look better than mine, i am using meguris plastic x LOL
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    Thanks, did you sand yours?
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    not really, cause my one side clearcoat is all gone, the other havent, just a hole of clearcoat peel off....

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    Its all in the sanding.I use 800-1000-1500-2000 but im gonna pickup some 2500 and 3000 and see what kind of a job i can do.
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    Been thinking alot and looking at pics of retrofits im going to go with a set of morimoto mini h1s from theretrofitsource and hyluxtek ballasts with cnlight bulbs from ebay.The morimotos have a nice beam and cutoff
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    I also disabled my DRLs, I tried to find a way to bypass the circuitry and run the lows at full power but no bueno.
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    Ordered some parts so expect some updates next week!
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    My focus died today, the car is literally falling apart anyways.The starter solenoid died and the starter is on the back of the engine underneath the intake manifold.The nuts on the solenoid were too corroded so i couldnt even run wires to the front of the car.

    It's not worth putting any more money into so its going to the junkyard.
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    Time to do that bumper swap then lol
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    I decided against it.I'm just gonna rock the car mostly stock.
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    at least do the 01-02 front end conversion. gives it a more modern look to the car with the fog lights and headlights
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    That would screw things up as far as my planned projector retrofit goes.I'll be getting the morimoto mini h1 projectors which are pretty much a drop in affair with h4 headlights like the ones i have now.With the newer front end I would either have to do a quad projector setup (more money than I want to spend) or only have hid on one beam (I want it on both).

    Thats if I go through with it, my mind changes a lot.
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    Wonder how much different the new shape like cBass is to mine?
    Would love to go wit a 4 light setup and the fogs.
    and then there is the import transfer.... $$$$$$
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    So it's been a while the weather been either raining,snowing or windy as fuck and I haven't done anything until today and what I did wasn't much.
    I degreased the side of the engine, most of it came off I'll get the rest sometime.
    I got the oil/grease off the alternator with some brake cleaner.
    I put the alternator back on, put the new tensioner and accessory belt back on and bolted down the motor mount.

    Tomorrow is supposed to be 'warm' 13c so hopefully I'll get some more work done.I have trailing arms to go on.
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    I put my dash glove box back in the other day.I need to get bolts for the muffler so my exhaust isn't dragging then I'm takin it to a neighbors to work on in his garage.

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    Today was fairly warm so I finished the mini-wire tuck off by puting loom on the wires.Next, I went to install the oxygen sensor onto the new exhaust pipe only to discover the bolts on the flange were spaced too far apart.Never fear though zip disk to the rescue!

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    Picked up the little things I need to put the car together.
    • 2x 12" 3/16 brake lines
    • Copper Gasket Maker
    • Muffler Bolts
    • 12" 2"od exhaust pipe
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    I put the muffler on today, it's too fuckin cold to do anything else.
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    It's too cold to do even that lol
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    Well I meant I put the muffler in the hanger and bolted it in, it was too fuckin cold to bolt it to the exhaust.
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    It was a little warmer today, I put some copper gasket maker on the muffler flange and hand tightened the bolts.It should be set by tomorrow so I'll finish tightening it and adjust the muffler its a little lop sided and put the rear flexline to wheel cylinder lines on and new wheel cylinders.I'm trying to find the front part of the rear wheel archs, might have to see if a cali user will cut a set out and sell me them.
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    I forgot to cut the old o2 bung off my old resonator and the new one didn't have one so I ordered a new one.
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    Today I installed the rear wheel cylinders and bled the brakes, turns out i have a leaky line that will need to be replaced.I didn't bother to take any pics.
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    I'm thinking about replacing all the brake lines on the car and getting steel braided flex lines, they worked awesome on my old sonoma.
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    Yup get that nice firm pedal!

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