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by occasional demons
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What would you replace your Neon with?
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: What would you replace your Neon with?

In all honesty, I would just get another car, and keep the neon(s).

What would be replaced is the Impreza. With 215,000 miles, rust beginning, and deer damage, if it gets me through another winter, and a good ways into 2021, I'll be good.

Eventually, I will probably sell one of the neons...
by occasional demons
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What would you replace your Neon with?
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: What would you replace your Neon with?

It would probably be a smaller SUV, as some of them get just as good fuel mileage as a compact car, and still have decent power.

I would be giving up some handling, but then my 2001 neon out of the box, was not exactly stellar. I think my Jeep XJ cornered better.
by occasional demons
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What would you replace your Neon with?
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: What would you replace your Neon with?

The only options for new, in the same general class, would be an import brand. There aren't many domestic brand made compact cars. The cars that would not kill you in new tech repair costs are about as slim as getting another decent neon. Anything newer will be expensive to have diagnosed and repair...
by occasional demons
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 518
Views: 108104

Re: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars

At least that stuff is very minor, and can be reversed in a matter of minutes. I seen a VW "new" Beetle the other day, that had been painted white, (rattle can) even the headlights were sprayed, with a small hole in the center for the light to escape. That's taking the monochrome theme a bit overboa...
by occasional demons
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT
Replies: 272
Views: 27323

Re: 2003 SRT

Nicely done, Sir!
by occasional demons
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Performance Parts"... LOL
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: "Performance Parts"... LOL

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:32 pm
Its a Yahoo article so it makes sense they don't know what they are talking about.

Actually it is an autoblog article, regurgitated by Yahoo.
by occasional demons
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Tricks for nondestructive exhaust removal?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Tricks for nondestructive exhaust removal?

The joys of lying on your back, wrestling with an octopus with less than 6" of clearance between you and the floorpan...

But you got it done! :P
by occasional demons
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14084
Views: 619161

Re: Random posting

It won't know how to act, being back in DD status after so many years....
by occasional demons
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Neon Meets / Automotive Events - Regional Boards
Topic: Carlisle 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 4653

Re: Carlisle 2020

LOL, maybe they are messing with you. Or they are going to think you are really pissed at them. :lol: Most likely, they are probably understaffed, and just don't have time to process every single detail. Semi related: They shut down all the Ohio county fairs as of July 31, because no one is followin...
by occasional demons
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Performance Parts"... LOL
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: "Performance Parts"... LOL

LOL, nope, not looking for a Santa Fe, just commenting on the writer's lack of understanding terms. But I get your point. It's the same as people complaining about Subaru not offering a turbo Forester anymore. The sales weren't stellar, but all the "keyboard buyers" threw a fit when it was dropped. ...
by occasional demons
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Performance Parts"... LOL
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: "Performance Parts"... LOL

Regardless of the brand, it's just sad that people writing about the automotive market think that style accessories are performance parts.

It's like calling an SRT-D a performance package, when in truth, it most likely hurts performance by a small degree.
by occasional demons
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Performance Parts"... LOL
Replies: 6
Views: 306

"Performance Parts"... LOL

https://www.yahoo.com/autos/2021-hyunda ... 00912.html

Brought to you from Isle 5 at AutoZone.

More like "Style" parts, as not one of those will increase performance.



My bad though, as we all know certain bumper stickers add 5 to 10 hp.
by occasional demons
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Working on upgrades for my 04 SXT uplooking for some guidance/opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Working on upgrades for my 04 SXT uplooking for some guidance/opinions

None of your current mods are going to significantly add more air and fuel going through the engine. The drop in mileage is probably mostly from your foot, being sucked into the more aggressive sound the motor is now making. I was still getting up to 40 mpg with my '01, with a 60mm TB, short ram int...
by occasional demons
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello Everyone from Upstate SC
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Hello Everyone from Upstate SC

Welcome! Well, I wouldn't say this forum, or neons.org are exactly balls of fire in activity, but we are still active, among about 5 or 6 people on here, maybe 12 on the .org. Back in the day, there used to be 50 or more people on either site a day. Hopefully the ones that do still hang around can a...
by occasional demons
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Intermittent buzzing type noise as I drive over uneven roads
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Intermittent buzzing type noise as I drive over uneven roads

My best guess is the heat shield for the exhaust tunnel has dropped, or is about to drop onto the exhaust pipe. the aluminum rots away around the fasteners, and the shield falls. If the fasteners will come loose, you can get some fender washers, and re attach the heat shield.
by occasional demons
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your favorite wine?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: What is your favorite wine?

They sell cheap American wine in Italy?

I have my doubts.
by occasional demons
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Tricks for nondestructive exhaust removal?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Tricks for nondestructive exhaust removal?

If memory serves me correctly, the clamps are spot welded to the factory pipe. It's been 11 years since I have removed the factory pipes and went with TruBenz stainless. I used Walker band clamp style clamps to connect the new pipes. They don't crush the pipe like u bolt clamps, and make removal a b...
by occasional demons
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Tricks for nondestructive exhaust removal?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Tricks for nondestructive exhaust removal?

Keep soaking the joints with penetrating oil. The exhaust was pretty well rusted on my '01, the clamp bolt had even nearly rotted in two, but with a bit of soaking, and then using the muffler as a leverage tool, I kept twisting it up and down from the outlet end, and got the pipes to come apart. The...
by occasional demons
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Neon Meets / Automotive Events - Regional Boards
Topic: Carlisle 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 4653

Re: Carlisle 2020

Since you got a credit, I doubt you'll get any response/refund from Carlisle. None of the businesses I have filed a claim against have ever contacted me about the matter in any form. If they aren't going to return your calls or emails about a refund or exchange, they certainly aren't going to contac...
by occasional demons
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: 2000 Neon 2.0 SOHC Engine Swap
Replies: 37
Views: 1304

Re: 2000 Neon 2.0 SOHC Engine Swap

The PCM does not know what engine it is controlling. As long as the sensors are compatible, it doesn't care. The cam magnet only tells the PCM what phase the cam is in, so it will inject fuel in time with the intake valve opening. The crank sensor is what tells the PCM where the pistons are for the ...
by occasional demons
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: 2000 Neon 2.0 SOHC Engine Swap
Replies: 37
Views: 1304

Re: 2000 Neon 2.0 SOHC Engine Swap

The cam magnet doesn't make a lot of difference. At least with my experience. If you move it far enough, the engine will just not fire. So basically, you can move it in both directions, until it doesn't start, and put it in the middle of that. What I did the first time, was use a small square, and m...
by occasional demons
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 2001 Dodge Neon/2002 PT Cruiser tranny swap? (5sp manual)
Replies: 9
Views: 2253

Re: 2001 Dodge Neon/2002 PT Cruiser tranny swap? (5sp manual)

Any MTX from a 1995 to 2000 neon. IIRC, everything else is a hydraulic actuated clutch. Some are 3.55 final drive, and some are 3.94. And the 5th gears are 0.81 and 0.72 overdrive. If yours is original, it has the 3.94/0.72 combination. https://www.neons.org/forumdodge/trans.htm It has to be a cable...
by occasional demons
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: 2000 Neon 2.0 SOHC Engine Swap
Replies: 37
Views: 1304

Re: 2000 Neon 2.0 SOHC Engine Swap

I have to say, that is an interesting motor mount set up. But being a race car, it does the job. :thumbright:
by occasional demons
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Motor Swap
Topic: 2000 Neon 2.0 SOHC Engine Swap
Replies: 37
Views: 1304

Re: 2000 Neon 2.0 SOHC Engine Swap

Is there a way to check an make sure that the injectors are working when they are suppose to or do they all work at the same time? While the car was running I would disconnect one at a time and each time the motor would go down to 3 cylinders. Is there a program or software that we can plug in and ...
by occasional demons
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday 04rebel!
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Happy birthday 04rebel!

Dayton...

Depending on how "West" you are, about 4 plus hours away...
by occasional demons
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy birthday 04rebel!
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Happy birthday 04rebel!

We haven't gotten rain for weeks now. Most of the storms/rain goes right around us. I have been mowing the grass with the deck all the way up, just to knock the weeds off, and keep them from spreading seeds. It has also helped to keep the grass from getting so brown, though that is beginning to be a...
by occasional demons
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 518
Views: 108104

Re: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars

I can only imagine the crawlies that have made a home under there. And it looks like there is a fair amount of mold on the interior.
by occasional demons
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: Looks like it’s time for an engine swap
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Looks like it’s time for an engine swap

2.4 swap will require the engine mounts/brackets, exhaust manifold, etc from the PT, so grab as much as you can. IIRC, you may even need the PS pump from the PT. I think the reservoir is a bit different than the neon unit. Basically plug and play, as the engines are phased the same, unlike the 2002 ...
by occasional demons
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 18
Views: 1058

Re: Help me diagnose this

If the body is in good shape, and you could do the work yourself, a JY engine would probably be cheaper than a replacement car. Being an '05, the engines have a bit more availability. But if it is rotting out, I don't think I would dump the cash and effort into it. IDK if you bought it new or used, ...
by occasional demons
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 14084
Views: 619161

Re: Random posting

sorry to hear about your job occasional demons :( I hate of hearing of people losing their job during this crazy period of time. Have another job lined up? How long were you with them for? Nothing lined up, as I have to stay until March to get my severance. No one is going to match that amount to h...

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