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by occasional demons
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Power steering fluid hose
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Power steering fluid hose

If the puddle was under the PS reservoir, or mainly on the passenger side, then I would suspect some missing the target. It could have run down the hose a bit before dripping off. If it is near the center of the car, about where the rack is... The pressure hose on my '01 has weeped fluid out of the ...
by occasional demons
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 445
Views: 80538

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

Yeah, I'm wondering if the dealer didn't do that hack job. I would think you would want the roll cage, etc fully exposed, so checking for any developing defects is a simple visual. Like I said, if you are properly strapped in, and wearing a helmet, you aren't going to contact the tubing, unless it i...
by occasional demons
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 445
Views: 80538

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

All that safety stuff, and a tie wrap positioned so it gouges your forehead when you get out of the car. :lol: That's why we wrap it in tape folks. Can you tell I'm not a fan of zip ties in certain places? And tape would have kept the foam at the seat bolster from getting torn up. It ain't rocket sc...
by occasional demons
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 445
Views: 80538

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

Fill out a note stating that the converter was included with the sale, and have it notarized along with the title. That way you are protected in case any future buyer has issues with the cat being deleted. Under EPA laws, the person that sold the car can be made to replace any missing emissions equi...
by occasional demons
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Cars For SALE
Topic: The Official eBay, Craigslist, etc Links Thread for Cars
Replies: 445
Views: 80538

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

^ That has to be one of the cleanest bone stock representation of a 2gn neon I have seen for a long while. Not sure if insurance value would cover the purchase price, but there is no way you would repair a rusted neon for that cheap. IMHO, it is a far better deal for the money than a worn out SRT, f...
by occasional demons
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Removing an exhaust stud?
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Removing an exhaust stud?

If you can get a die to clean up the threads well enough to get a nut on there, thread two nuts down as far as you can, and tighten them onto each other. Then using the inside nut, try to back the stud out. If it is still tight, apply heat. I have had studs still not budge on cast iron heads, and we...
by occasional demons
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Rebuilding a Cylinder head
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Rebuilding a Cylinder head

Pretty much need a shop press to assemble them. Press fit is the only thing that keeps the wrist pin in position with stock pistons/rods. Be sure to properly support the piston or you could damage it.

How did you get them apart?
by occasional demons
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT DD
Replies: 231
Views: 15416

Re: 2003 SRT DD

I installed driving lights in the holes of my Kaminari fascia. They were wired to come on with the highbeams. I found that more useful than fogs.
by occasional demons
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT DD
Replies: 231
Views: 15416

Re: 2003 SRT DD

:twisted:
by occasional demons
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT DD
Replies: 231
Views: 15416

Re: 2003 SRT DD

Definitely. Too creepy looking.














































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by occasional demons
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: 2003 SRT DD
Replies: 231
Views: 15416

Re: 2003 SRT DD

I made plates to fill in the fog light holes in my original '01 fascia. I used some scrap that had round holes punched in it, and painted them black. I basically ducted air from the driver side to the inner fender to get some air to the engine intake area. The hole pattern was pretty tight, so it wa...
by occasional demons
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Progress/Project Log
Topic: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White
Replies: 1058
Views: 91338

Re: MyNeonSaysHi Mod Log: Stone White

Should be able to re use the studs without any issues. Maybe loctite the ones that came out. I would use blue, even though they can still back out if the nuts stick. But if for some bizarre reason one should break, you can still remove it. I use anti seize on all my studs outer ends. Using decent lo...
by occasional demons
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Rebuilding a Cylinder head
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Rebuilding a Cylinder head

You can try using some grease on the valve stem to hold the locks, and a pair of small needle nosed pliers to position them, but not sure what will help with the spring tension. This style locks in place, so you don't have to hold the spring tension while trying to get the locks in place. http://i.e...
by occasional demons
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Rebuilding a Cylinder head
Replies: 8
Views: 165

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: 1058
Views: 91338

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: 231
Views: 15416

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: 445
Views: 80538

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: 1058
Views: 91338

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: 8
Views: 645

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: 231
Views: 15416

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: 231
Views: 15416

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: 626

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: 145

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: 165

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: 231
Views: 15416

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: 231
Views: 15416

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: 643
Views: 50326

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: 643
Views: 50326

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: 643
Views: 50326

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: 229

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...

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