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by BigMac
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Fuel line
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Going by my old 04 parts manual, that year at least appears to have the same fuel line assembly, but the line going to the fuel rail differs (2.0s have part # 05278866AC, while the 2.4 turbo uses 05278963AC). Just what the differences in that line are I couldn't say.
by BigMac
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Forum rename
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

It was the big 6-5. Hmm, on second thought maybe I shouldn't want to be reminded any more, and there you were, doing me a favor w/o realizing it. :lol:
by BigMac
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy belated birthday BigMac!
Replies: 1
Views: 307

No worries! :occasion5:
by BigMac
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Still love my Neon
Replies: 184
Views: 14047

Not sure where you're located, but a set of SRT-4 airbag seats was posted for sale on Baltimore (actually Lancaster, PA) Craigslist on the 6th, for $200 OBO.

I agree with the others: these seats are definitely more comfy for us big folks than the Viper-style.
by BigMac
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Use 00-02 Clockspring in 05?
Replies: 16
Views: 1210

FWIW, the part #s are different:

00: 04793585

01-02: 04793585AB

05: 04671946AB

As far as other Chrysler vehicles, I don't know, except that PT Cruisers have yet again different numbers than the Neons.
by BigMac
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Forum rename
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

What -- no birthday greeting for me?! WTF? Who screwed up?

Actually, I don't care. Don't sweat it, anyone. Honest. :rofl2:
by BigMac
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bad luck is the only luck.
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Good luck with it. Maybe you should hitchhike to the shop. 8-[
by BigMac
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday BigMac!
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Thank you, and thank you. I spent the day passing trucks on I-80 in PA; one of my least exciting b'days in a long time. Got to see some family back in Ohio though (including my nephew's newly arrived daughter -- she's a little cutie). And just got home tonight at midnight after another six hours of ...
by BigMac
Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Buying an SRT, Tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 1880

To the OP: Examine the engine compartment like you have OCD. Does the wiring look like it's been messed with? Do the vacuum lines look like this ? If things look hacked up, be wary, especially if the stock vacuum-line layout has been modified. You can google for images of the stock WGA (wastegate ac...
by BigMac
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Autocrossing / Rally
Topic: Greenhouse partners w/All Speed Innovations for Oregon Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Go get 'em! Best of luck this year!
by BigMac
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13964
Views: 576915

Unsweetened iced tea is what I drink all summer. No cals or carbs, no bullshit artificial flavors or food coloring. Just teabags, lemon juice and water. Will keep you hydrated and provide just enough caffeine to keep the nods away. I swear by it, and make it myself by the gallon. Screw buying it in ...
by BigMac
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: east coast folks
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Ocean City, MD, is a good place to visit for a day or two. We like to go first to Assateague National Seashore to hang out near the surf and away from most of the people for the day, then go over to OC (it's only about a 10-min drive) for the evening to eat, shop, go on some rides, etc. Gettysburg i...
by BigMac
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Senior Project (not that kind Gramps)
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Wouldn't it have been lighter to use a rubber band with the propeller? :-k

Just kidding! Congratulations, and good luck with your career!
by BigMac
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Too low to the ground to squeeze under your Neon? DIY ramps
Replies: 23
Views: 1288

Exactly.
by BigMac
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Too low to the ground to squeeze under your Neon? DIY ramps
Replies: 23
Views: 1288

If you think youre not capable of keeping it on the ramps, maybe they are not for you (or add a bump stop to yours). Easy to say, until one day you accidentally end up crushing both rocker panels. I used ramps for years, and never had an accident with them; but even on those with lips there were a ...
by BigMac
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Too low to the ground to squeeze under your Neon? DIY ramps
Replies: 23
Views: 1288

Doesn't Harbor Freight still advertize low-profile "racing" jacks for like $60? Mine's about ten years old now and still works. It will cost you way more than that if you drive off the end of those ramps.
by BigMac
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Things that I see during work- a continuing thread
Replies: 186
Views: 22431

Damn teenagers...
by BigMac
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Why are SRT-4 ridiculous priced to sell?
Replies: 33
Views: 3066

A well maintained car with low miles commands a premium, and owners who've taken good care of theirs expect to get more than one that's been driven into the ground and/or has half-assed mods. SRT-4s are still desirable, reliable (if not abused), and getting a little more rare every day. And the line...
by BigMac
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Politicians lying in campaign ads? Say it isn't so! LOL
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Seems more like a farce to me. :D
by BigMac
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Toyota- still moving forward
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Thanks. I don't usually take the laptop in there with me, but maybe I'll make an exception in this case. :lol: I'm not a hater (or fanboy) of any particular brand, and I know that Toyota makes some damn good cars despite all the bad -- no, overhyped -- press it's received lately. My wife's '02 Camry...
by BigMac
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Toyota- still moving forward
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Do you know for a fact that the Lexus in question doesn't have floor mat hooks? I know for certain that Camrys have had them for many years, so I would guess that Lexus uses them too. I think the problem may be that if they break and the mat shifts, the gas pedal is too close to the floor when depre...
by BigMac
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Poor Mercedes!
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Their days in F1 are probably numbered, unless they rationalize that huge expense as "advertizing". I'd hate to see them leave, though.
by BigMac
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Thinking of picking up a 2gn, got a few questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

of course, another option is to restore that clean 96 with new paint, headlights, trim, etc., then just say you drive a classic! If a car looks great, no one cares how old it is.
by BigMac
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Politicians lying in campaign ads? Say it isn't so! LOL
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Holier-than-thou types generally aren't. :D
by BigMac
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Thinking of picking up a 2gn, got a few questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: Thinking of picking up a 2gn, got a few questions.

With Diablosport cracking the PCM, would it be more beneficial now to pick up a NGC car? I'd assume a good tuner should be able to write a NGC R/T tune that can be flashed via DSP, no? Diablosport has cracked just the 2.4, not the 2.0 AFAIK. Personally, I think a 2nd gen is a nice looking car; I am...
by BigMac
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Politicians lying in campaign ads? Say it isn't so! LOL
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

That must've been a tough choice -- there were so many to choose from. :lol:
by BigMac
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: etiquette when being flashed
Replies: 30
Views: 2015

Neon headlights, factory or aftermarket only have vertical adjustments as far as I'm aware, you'd have to shim them somehow to adjust horizontally I believe. I'm not sure. The FSM mentions both a "left/right adjustment" and an "up/down adjustment". I do recall that the 1st gens had both, but I don'...
by BigMac
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: etiquette when being flashed
Replies: 30
Views: 2015

Canada wrote:I guarantee they are still aimed too high.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html
Or aimed too far to the left (didn't see anyone mention this possibility).
by BigMac
Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: I find this funny but possibly true.
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

...So looks aside (which I feel were more refined and tasteful), the 2GN was just a better car, period. Both for mechanical superiority and robust design. Not in the handling department. The 2gn was a disappointment in that regard -- heavier and less tossable. If you know the history of the car, yo...
by BigMac
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Need some "guidance" in my life haha
Replies: 28
Views: 1934

Looking into a skilled trade is a very good alternative to college if you're not the college-type (which not all of us are, myself included). As others have said, research your area community colleges and tech schools -- personally I would avoid the for-profit outfits except as a last resort. Also d...

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