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by occasional demons
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Rebuilding a Cylinder head
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Rebuilding a Cylinder head

The only reason you might need to shim the springs is if the valves/seats have been ground excessively, and the valves are sunk into the head. But that in itself is cause to have the seats and valves replaced. Shimming also gets the springs closer to coil bind at full lift. Spark plug tubes are avai...
by occasional demons
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White
Replies: 1023
Views: 87459

Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

The oil had nothing to do with the threads stripping. If penetrating oil was that strong, we would all have issues! The casting was probably defective from the day it was cast. Dirt and grime might have affected how soon it bottomed out, but wouldn't cause the threads to strip. I don't think I have ...
by occasional demons
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT DD
Replies: 204
Views: 12440

Re: 2003 SRT DD

The Depots I bought back when I fixed the car after it was totalled have yellowed pretty badly. The sad part is it has happened in the 4 years it has been sitting in the garage. :shock: I began stripping the car yesterday, and it is amazing how badly it has rusted sitting in there from humidity alon...
by occasional demons
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 413
Views: 76402

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

^^^^

$185 a year for registration fees.

I won't complain about my $39.50....

I pay about $100/year for two cars and a trailer.
by occasional demons
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White
Replies: 1023
Views: 87459

Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Teflon tape, if it gets into the oil passage can cause issues. Liquid sealer is much safer in that aspect. The biggest issue with a manifold crack is it will let ambient air enter the exhaust. IE: "False" o2 levels at the o2. It can wreak havoc with the A/F mixture if it opens up enough. It's bad en...
by occasional demons
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Parts Compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Parts Compatibility

The blocks are the same. In 1995, the SOHC and DOHC blocks were different in the way that the crankcase ventilation was handled. In 1996, they scrapped the SOHC set up, and began using the DOHC style block for the rest of the 2.0 run. Even though the 1995 SOHC block was different, the crank and rods...
by occasional demons
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT DD
Replies: 204
Views: 12440

Re: 2003 SRT DD

Yeah, I attempted years ago with a factory tail light. it wouldn't begin to separate, so I bumped the temp up a bit higher, and it ended up sagging a bit, but still wouldn't come apart. I got another cheap off the FS boards to replace it. But I decided right then, I would probably never attempt it. ...
by occasional demons
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT DD
Replies: 204
Views: 12440

Re: 2003 SRT DD

Unfortunately, you have to go over every fricking seam with some kind of sealer. And then hope the bulb gasket seals. Of course you need to get the moisture out first...
by occasional demons
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Have u ever
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Peace and greetings everyone

Just got a Dodge Neon sxt and want to stance it out Bbs rim Ext has any one else slammed the sxt 2.0 That phase has pretty much been done and gone on this forum. If you're lucky, pictures might still work, as that group of enthusiasts hasn't posted in years, and PhotoBucket screwed a lot of links.
by occasional demons
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Magnum heads
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Magnum heads

Part numbers won't help anyways. I doubt you could buy one new from the dealer. You have to watch for For Sale posts, and check Ebay/Craigslist etc. Magnum heads have "R/T" cast into the timing end, and the exhaust ports are humped up across the tops looking down behind the rocker cover if it is ins...
by occasional demons
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Pho the panda neon
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Pho the panda neon

Welcome!

Boosting a 2.0 has been done plenty of times.

Be prepared to do a lot of research....


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by occasional demons
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT DD
Replies: 204
Views: 12440

Re: 2003 SRT DD

Both my '04 SXT and my '05 SRT-4 came with the power trunk release feature. Well at least it wasn't something Daimler stripped out of the options. All I know is they are like trying to find hen's teeth. I wonder how many have been crushed in the JY's.... I think a lot of R/T's got them, and probabl...
by occasional demons
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT DD
Replies: 204
Views: 12440

Re: 2003 SRT DD

Looks super good! So what is different with the harness? Also the power lock optioned cars will have an additional wire. I had to run a separate wire when I added the trunk release to my '01. Pretty sure the '03 up didn't come standard with a power trunk release, otherwise those wouldn't be so diff...
by occasional demons
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Midnight_Rider's progress log
Replies: 634
Views: 48785

Re: Midnight_Rider's progress log

USAA tried to fuck over me when one of their policyholders totalled my Dodge Ramcharger in a parking lot. USAA had to be sued so I got my medical paid for when their insured rear ended me. They were all nice paying for the property damage, but when I began filing medical, they turned nasty, and kep...
by occasional demons
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Midnight_Rider's progress log
Replies: 634
Views: 48785

Re: Midnight_Rider's progress log

Most of them turn into assholes when it comes to shelling out money. They're your best friend, as long as you don't create a loss, and are lining their pockets. Nationwide treated me pretty fair when one of their insured backed into me. There are a few decent adjusters out there, but they are probab...
by occasional demons
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: Midnight_Rider's progress log
Replies: 634
Views: 48785

Re: Midnight_Rider's progress log

Premiums partially depend on location, and how much it is driven. Granted this isn't conventional insurance, but I'll bet location still is a big factor. If the crime/accident rates and population are higher in one location than another, you can bet you'll pay more money. Just moving 30 miles droppe...
by occasional demons
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: I really dislike forum search results!
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: I really dislike forum search results!

If there is oil wicking, there should be oil in the next connector that the oil pressure switch wire goes to. You could try using carb cleaner to "dry out the connector(s)/wiring, and see if the issue goes away. Short of cutting the wire, and installing a terminal bock and two eyelets, there would b...
by occasional demons
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Need help.. 2" SXT muffler pipe ID or OD?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Need help.. 2" SXT muffler pipe ID or OD?

I would just remove the muffler and measure it to be sure on the ID. Soak it down with penetrating oil and loosen the bolt. If it is all factory stuff, and the clamp is not rotted to oblivion, the muffler will come loose of the pipe, if you keep pushing up and down on the exit end of the muffler to ...
by occasional demons
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Tuning / MegaSquirt
Topic: Any new ECU options?
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

Re: Any new ECU options?

From what I have read on the dot org, Kevin is mired in some kind of legal battle, and there have been some complaints about his stuff working as advertised. So the hand held might not be the best option.
by occasional demons
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Need help.. 2" SXT muffler pipe ID or OD?
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Need help.. 2" SXT muffler pipe ID or OD?

Pretty sure it is O.D. The actual muffler inlet pipe would be I.D to fit over the tail pipe.

A factory SXT muffler is 1.875 ID on the outlet. At least mine was.
by occasional demons
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White
Replies: 1023
Views: 87459

Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Hopefully a 2gn handles the vibrations better than a 1gn. I reinstalled my balance shafts because it was driving me insane. For a stripped out interior, it might be a great mod, but for a DD, I personally wouldn't do it again. I really didn't notice any power loss after I put it back to stock. Going...
by occasional demons
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13945
Views: 567480

Re: Random posting

Not having a mortgage payment FTW! Then you only have utilities, and the rent to the government... IIRC, the metalcast/chromecast used a base coat/clear coat combo to get the gloss and depth. I believe it is the clear coats that don't take well to the heat. You can buy high temp clear coat now, but ...
by occasional demons
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White
Replies: 1023
Views: 87459

Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

That"s why a number of years ago they came out with add on electric oil pumps to keep oil flowing on shut down and also was good for pre start lubing There are also other options like "turbo timers", that are essentially a timer that lets the engine idle for x amount of time after the key is off. I...
by occasional demons
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: BRR at Carlisle autocross!
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: BRR at Carlisle autocross!

If you're family isn't interested in going, and if someone relatively close is going by themselves, and doesn't have a car full of stuff to sell, you could always try to partner up with them. Splitting the costs. You just would be a passenger is all. Paying half for gas, tolls if applicable, and the...
by occasional demons
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13945
Views: 567480

Re: Random posting

Regular paint doesn't seem to do well in under hood temps. I guess it gets just hot enough to break it down. Appliance Epoxy works well enough, but it doesn't exactly have a big color selection. Black, White, and Almond, and maybe Biscuit (which is a lighter version of Almond). They used to have Sta...
by occasional demons
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: cv joint for drive shaft 04668953AC/4668953AC
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: cv joint for drive shaft 04668953AC/4668953AC

When looking up the pn on Chrysler/FCA sites, leave the zero off. Actual Mopar numbers do not include the zero, even though some of the PDF parts lists show it. I believe it was only there to make it more difficult for the general public to source parts without using a dealer parts person. Ii the pa...
by occasional demons
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13945
Views: 567480

Re: Random posting

Yes it is sad. They couple that were selling it bought it in February of this year. To me it was the previous owner that neglected it. Looks like it just sat out in the hot Oklahoma sun every day and was never washed and the paint was never protected. It's a shame that a car could be so f*$#-up in ...
by occasional demons
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13945
Views: 567480

Re: Random posting

The way I see it, if you were to turn in hail damage on anything but a relatively new car, they're just going to total it. If you are not attached to the car, no big deal, other than possibly getting screwed on the value vs what you owe. But that's what gap insurance is for. If it is not reported, y...
by occasional demons
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13945
Views: 567480

Re: Random posting

The lien alone could make or break the deal. If he owes much more than you're willing to pay, and even if you reach an agreed price, the title will not be released until he can pay the balance of the loan. Then there is the wait for the bank to process the title, which might be a day or it could be ...
by occasional demons
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Random posting
Replies: 13945
Views: 567480

Re: Random posting

jonnymopar wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:02 pm

Also, I'm pretty sure these have more in common with the 2-door Galant platform than the Eclipse.
I pretty sure these are the Galant platform.

https://www.allpar.com/reviews/2002/galant.html

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