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Everything posted by turbomoose

  1. That really sucks Davit, I know how you feel tho. When I was buying my condo they showed me the unit next door and I signed for the one I'm in now. But it worked to my advantage a little bit, I liked the mirroed floorplan more.
  2. More pizzas fit into a minivan. But then back then I didn't have enough money to fill a car with pizza.
  3. Oh well then this changes everything if they're not letting you take your car. Let it sit in their driveway then! They'll probably get it fixed! LOL! But that doesn't make sense to me either. They're letting you go away to school, but wont let you take your car? Why are some parents so hard to deal with? Mine didn't want to let me go away for school after HS. So I worked all summer at my first job, HomeDepot, saved all my money, loaded my car, a Passat, and left. BOY they were pissed. I loved it, and stayed away for 8 years. I think they secretly wanted me to come running home in failure. I can't count the number of ramen noodle dinners I had because I was so tight on money. But I managed to live on my own, go to school, and work and not get into trouble or huge debt. Ah, Parents...
  4. So what I don't understand is your priorities. You'd rather have your family spend at least $1700 on a MBP, which in my college experience wasn't a necessary item to have. Instead of asking for help repairing your car. You could take advantage of the computers the campus has to offer, and still have your car. And next semester take a low interest student loan for a MBP and repay that on your own, you could even repay your parents for your car repairs if you wanted to. AND you'd be building credit history with your student loan. And you'd probably be able to get a grant for your school tuition. To me, freedom of transportation, especially when away from home is by far more important than a new computer. And a longboard does not equal a car. Ouch. That's nearly what my Jaw surgery before my braces were put on looked like. Worse 9 weeks of my life, and the biggest hospital bill Ill probably ever see get paid with insurance. :)
  5. Ginny is a GTI 4cyl, or a Jetta Wolfsburg Ed.?
  6. Proof that blue VW's are crap, and the poor girls who drive them should have a handy gay mechanic brother nearby.
  7. That's a good question. I wonder if there's a way to test for the gay. Sometimes I still wonder just what my "classification" would be.
  8. Oh I'm sure he's around, living off tax dollars, going to public schools, or living the high life cause of some law suit against some govt. agency. Isn't that always how things seem to work out?
  9. That's pretty much what I had to do with the beetle. But I also to mess with her lower engine splash guard thing, one screw didn't want to come out, and it was in the worse place to get at. And all the AC lines had hex bolts, which I like MUCH more than regular bolts. Good tools always get the job done well. Id still rather have the Volvo. Her oil filter is in the worse place ever. EVERY time I change the filter, the hoses that VW placed all around and under the filter get soaked, and make the oil splash all over. And her CEL is constantly on.
  10. Oh man, if that's all that it took to keep 'em out, I'd switch to windows too.
  11. IDK about our cars. I haven't had any AC problems yet. The P.O. had the evaporator and compressor replaced before I got it, so I hope that lasts for a while. But I've looked at some write ups for re-shimming the clutch, and it looks like hell to get the compressor out. I'm about to help a neighbor with his '97 GLT wagon sometime next month. We're going to replace the timing belt, WP and tensioners, cam seals AND the valve stem seals in a way the Volvo dealer replaced mine. Without removing the head. Ill make sure to make a write up. :ph34r:
  12. ^^^ THAT is AWESOME!!!! I want a baby eater!
  13. I just finished replacing the AC compressor, Accumulator, and expansion valve in my sisters Turbo Beetle. I thought it was going to be a bear to do, but it was actually pretty easy! Here's the pics and a video of how a compressor looks when the valve body is removed. She said it was working perfectly before she got to a friends house, then on her way home it just gradually got warmer and warmer till it was blowing outside air. Took it in after all that was done for a system vacuum, 45min leak test and refill, wow it's nice and cold now. I forgot how much pep this little thing had.
  14. LOL! Adam, your car looks mint compared to that V70.
  15. Don't forget the pic of your butt as you're walking alongn side the semi truck that hit you! :P
  16. Yeah, too bad there's no blood or gore to look at, damn it.
  17. The ABS was easier than doing a brake job. Seriously took me an hour, max. And if I were buying a replacement engine, I'd buy it local, from the lowest mileage car I could find. I'd probably look for a wagon, thinking along the lines of socer mom, old lady car. ALWAYS peek into the oil filler cap and make sure there's no sign of dark deposits or sludge. It should be honey gold in there. Meaning the engine has had its oil changed. Look for a car with specs close to yours. Year, and a HPT. Plan on a new RMS, a timing belt job would be a good idea too... And this junk yard browsing will give you an idea of what's in your area, what parts are available, and you can hunt for a 5M swap for later on!
  18. This makes sense. This is logical. I vote for keeping what you have, fix it. At least you know it's a great car. At least you know it's relatively easy to fix. And I'm dead serious about that ABS module help. I'm sure you're going to be out more money if you sell it as is. Not to mention the hastle of trying to sell it as is.
  19. My God, I don't understand your logic at all. Selling your pegs to help you replace your engine isn't good in your mind because your perfos neeed tires?! WHO CARES about some cheap tires and some played out dime a dozen pegs. At least you'll have a running car again, or be closer to it. You can always get the tires LATER, or get some cheap discount tires! And your ABS module is super easy to fix, if you take it out and send it to me, I'll fix it for you for free and send it back same day. I did mine, all by myself, no writeups as a guide or anything more than two years ago and it's been as good as new. It's seriously super easy to remove and install. Sorry, I just hate seeing a really nice S70 go up for sale when it can be fixed. And I also hate guys who don't man up and take charge about situations, on their own, but need advice from their girlfriends about things that are going on in their life. Get it together or GTFO is my senitment right now.