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Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:31 am
by Marcel
very good way to dispose of your neon. Donate it to the firefighters to train :)

Plus, awesomeness!! :mrgreen:

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:10 pm
by redneckmoparman
hey man two birds with one stone you get the car cut up to manageable size for scrap and they get to practice cutting up cars all for free!

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:23 pm
by Midnight_Rider
At least it was for a good cause.

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:08 pm
by Gnuserup
yes it was :lol:

Got the pieces to the scrapmetal and again about 260 kg.

The money isn´t worth it (25 € :tardbang: ) but the free slot for the next neon is.

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:51 pm
by Gnuserup
Hope weather will be fine soon - so I like to see how it ends up :D

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Have to swap the hydraulic to wire and throw it in. Would be interesting, if there will be a huge difference.

And another toy just to give it a try...

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PT Cluster

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:17 pm
by Midnight_Rider
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Ah yes, the magic "BUX" notation on that part...

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:40 pm
by occasional demons
BUX ROW, I think ours all say SKID ROW. :lol:

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:58 am
by Jenni
ROW/DY

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:14 pm
by Gnuserup
Got the lifter to work hard today - swapped tyres to summertyres on several neons

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RT - SRT - aftermarket allyos

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Key-Line-Dance

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and most impressing (esp. for my neighbours) - we got the totalled to run (bought her without key - so we had to swap pcm, SKIM, lock and install a cluster (came without))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItYgQPv3 ... e=youtu.be

a ride through the garden (no exhaust - just cat)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItYgQPv3 ... e=youtu.be

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:46 pm
by Gnuserup
finally a green donor :D

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99 manual LX with taupe leather and less than 70.000 km :thumbup:

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:56 am
by Midnight_Rider
I spy crabs! :lol:

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:03 am
by Gnuserup
a few weeks ago I got this one

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with defective immobilizer but full tank, 268.000 km on the clock and smoking like a steam engine

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:28 pm
by Gnuserup
Today a buddy welded a second thread to the cat so that I will be able to install the RT exhaust manifold soon

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Hope it will work and bring a maybe minimal but hopefully noticable positive effect :D

Next is to get the engine and trany out one of our donors and then swap the bellhousing to the PT Cruisers transmission (hydraulic/ cable clutch) and install it on my LE

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:33 pm
by ianguilly
^ I want your turn signals.

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:01 pm
by Gnuserup
Which do you mean - the side turnlights on the fender??

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:09 am
by ianguilly
Gnuserup wrote:Which do you mean - the side turnlights on the fender??
no the one on the front next to the headlights.

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:34 pm
by occasional demons
Domestics never got amber front turn lenses, IIRC. Thus why Ian wants them.

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:43 pm
by Gnuserup
Puh - am back home again after finishing all the trouble to get my latest find here.
It's a 2002 LE with mtx and... 1.6 l engine - 126.000 km
Unfortunatelly the clutch isn 't working.
No chance to shift any gear while engine is running.
I guess mastercylinder or something.

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Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:50 pm
by wickedgood4684
Never seen the 1.6 engine. Weird, but cool..Id rock it

edit: And it looks like you could use some bushings

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:45 pm
by INVUJerry
I wish I could get a 1.6 in a 1gn for MPG reasons. If I'm not mistaken, that is almost the same as the Mini motor, so a supercharger could nestle nicely into there.

I wouldn't mind a 1.8, but they're a de-bored 2.0, so a lower RPM motor than stock (for us).

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:56 am
by Gnuserup
Yes - it should be the Mini-Motor.
That's a point I liked to discover.
Or at least what all is similar to 2.0 on that neon and what not.

And true - the bushings are gone :lol:

But anyway it is possible to shift when engine isn't running.

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Have been looking for the slave cylinder, present but pretty wet at the tranyhousing

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and moving, but enough ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SVnNPn6 ... e=youtu.be

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:38 am
by Midnight_Rider
wickedgood4684 wrote:Never seen the 1.6 engine.
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These Neons are sure lucky that you've come along to rescue them. :thumbup:

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:42 am
by Gnuserup
:D

Maybe I have the most neons in germany as a private owner.

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:25 am
by redneckmoparman
ive had a clutch go bad and cause it to not shift when running was not the slave or master i replaced both which was more cost than a new clutch but that was warrantied luckily and i wonder if the exhaust on that is the same as a single cam 2.0 or maybe the mini or something that you can get a turbo mani for it cause it could be a really good high mpg car with a small turbo like all these new turbo 1.4 or 1.6 motors

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:20 am
by Gnuserup
will see -hope it´s really just the slave :D

Maybe you have a site similar to us - which is called www.spritmonitor.de

Here we see that usually the 1st gen have the best mpg, followed by 2nd 1.6 and 2.0

Surely it depends on how you drive, so you find a lot of 2nd 2.0 together on top of the list. But I believe - as I can truly tell for my own behavior and the different 2nd-gens I ride - that all the guys with a very good mpg on a 2nd gen 2.0 won´t drive that fast.

Normal usage 1st is best.

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Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:05 am
by wasiesto
1,6 - This is the same engine as the Mini One


BMW design

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:46 am
by Gnuserup
This is number 8


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fresh from uk

86000 miles

special thanks to DAN ;)

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:30 am
by Midnight_Rider
Please send the power folding mirrors, the door switch for them and all of their wiring harnesses to me. :rofl:

Seriously- nice find! Is it for parts or are you going to swap RHD for LHD to drive there in Germany?

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:28 am
by Gnuserup
The best is, I am allowed to drive it rhd here in germany. They don't care :D

I was especially interested in a rhd neon and a RT as well. So I have both in one :rockon:

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:03 pm
by Gnuserup
Since I got the RT I let the engine run a little sometimes, not at least to see what's wrong with it.
Actually it is not registered yet, so I am not allowed to test drive it outside my garden.

Dan said it is not running very good esp. when cold outside.

Some weeks ago I got a P0172 and read about some reasons.
So at first I swapped the upper O2-sensor and for some "let the engine run 5 minutes" it seemed to be fixed.

Yesterday it came back and I thought about some more testings.
First I tried the "butterfly"-motor and found it stucked.
Luckily I had an functioning intake laying around and swapped the motor.
So now the code is away again. I hope it had been that.
Seems the butterfly's stayed open all the time.

Anyone experienced that?
And... has anyone here been successfully overhauling that motor?
I opened it and found little magnetic metall grease which might cause the stucking.
A buddy here said that he had done it short time ago.
I hope to get some more details from him.

Will post some pictures later.