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if the lower intercooler one is anything like Samco's you'll have fun with that one

Today was day three of the intercooler hose swap saga and I suppose I got a little ambitious. I had hoped to finish the hot side today on lunch and I managed fairly well without a jack until I went to replace the hotside intercooler inlet hose. Damn. It turns out you were right. That one is going to be a blast. Fortunately I have finished three of five and I've saved the really easy one for last... I hope.

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Stephen, go oem. Worth every penny when it comes to axles.

Amen Sister.

I never had issues with OEM axles, but just look up all the other axle stories and they just don't last. Raxle is marginally better but even that is debatable.

On topic: new ABS sensor (wheel speed sensor, driver's front), went OEM, better fit, actually slightly different part than the shit Ebay one I bought 2 weeks ago.

Found I was missing a bushing behind the axle bolt, that fixed all my clunking, grinding, popping.....

I guess I'll go ahead and say it: Gabe was right, my noise was axle related.

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OEM axles are new.

All others are reman.

Reman means buy cheap with a warranty. And replace every 2 years or so.

I don't care it takes 30 min to do an axle so I buy cheapos with a warranty.

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I don't mind the effort, but the fact that I had axle-related vibration, and the boot split in such short time really pissed me off and took the fun out of "spirited" driving. No problems (knock on wood) with the EMPI axle in my wife's car, close to 2 years later.

Back to what I did to my car today. Attacked the rear corner with my biggest hammer, and knocked it back out closer to where it should be. Looks so much better with the taillight, thanks Brian!

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put the winter wheels on today.

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Found I was missing a bushing behind the axle bolt, that fixed all my clunking, grinding, popping.....

I guess I'll go ahead and say it: Gabe was right, my noise was axle related.

What bushing? What bolt?

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Heater core and hoses.

Having heat in my car again is nice

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Heater core and hoses.

Having heat in my car again is nice

I did that yesterday. Nice not huffing coolant everywhere I go.

If this thing doesn't quit breaking, this will be my next post here.

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Winter prep for the S70... I'm taking it back to CO!

Tossed on the wheels that came on my XC with some 205/55/16 snow tires that were laying around.

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And I came home to find my bumper had been hit by something. The paint was chipping off, so I did the sensible thing and covered it with bacon temporarily.

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That's what she said. (it's been a while, give me a break)

Yeah when I bought it I wasn't anticipating moving across the country again in January. Now that I have my sights set on another vehicle I'm trying to unload both my cars. You have no idea how much interest I got on this car locally.

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