Thane's Progress Log - The Black Car

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Post by Undesolved » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:33 pm

I've been working on a pair of side skirts for a while now, i always forget i have them so i never work on them. But I painted mine myself and they're lookin pretty good, just make sure you sand, prime, paint, clear.
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Post by iThane » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:21 pm

People like me would kill for a set of side skirts, while yours rot in the garage!?
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Post by slaw » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:25 pm

your car looks fairly clean, do yourself a favor and treat your car to the best mod you will ever do, lower it
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Post by iThane » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:31 am

slaw wrote:lower it
some day!

just gimme a while to save up, eh? i've only owned the car for 9 months :lol:
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Post by Undesolved » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:27 am

iThane wrote:People like me would kill for a set of side skirts, while yours rot in the garage!?
:beatstick:
they're not rotting, just collecting dust for a rainy day. I told myself to have them on by christmas but never happened. Also, its just the one that i have left to fix.
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Post by iThane » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:10 pm

whomp.
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car shows P0456 which from the search button, praise the maker of that fabulous button, i found this:
Maddog wrote:From FixYa.com...

a small evap leak is often interpreted as a loose gas cap , which it can be; it can be an electrical solenoid , switch or just a vacuum line in the system . by the way this problem has no effect on drivability , but should be fixed .
which creates a question:

"by the way this problem has no effect on drivability"
so does this mean its perfectly fine to drive my car? cuz i just started it up to take a drive down the street and right after start up it was making an unusual sound..

and...

could this have been caused by having too much oil? because i just got my oil changed and i think they put a little too much oil since the oil goes over the max line by about 4 cm..... maybe i should drain some oil.....
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:37 pm

no. it's prob evap system leak small from what you posted. your gas gap probably is not tight.
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Post by iThane » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:03 am

To avoid any problems I'm going with a cap from the dealer
5278632AG - $16.60msrp US
Not too bad..
so is my car okay to drive?
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Post by TheRandom1 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:47 am

Did you try to tighten your gas cap first?
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:05 am

Yes your car is okay to drive, take the cap off, put it back on, and reset the PCM to see if it comes back before you buy anything.

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Post by iThane » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:44 am

I'll try to tighten the gas cap, but how do I reset the pcm?
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:12 am

Take the negative battery terminal off for 5-10minutes and it should reset the light. Not sure if the SXTs have an ASD fuse like the SRTs, but that does it too. In the engine bay fuse box there's a yellow 20 amp fuse towards the fender and it says ASD. Pull that for 1-2 minutes and that works just as well.

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Post by iThane » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:47 am

inspected my gas cap and it looks flawless. the o ring doesn't have even
a single crack. i took out the fuse for about 3 minutes and that didn't do
much. i left my dome light on all day today though so now i think i might
need a new battery.. uber sad face..
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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:12 am

If your gas cap is loose then it wasn't tightened all the way... has nothing to do with the o ring.
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Post by LowNSlow » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:30 am

iThane wrote:inspected my gas cap and it looks flawless. the o ring doesn't have even
a single crack. i took out the fuse for about 3 minutes and that didn't do
much. i left my dome light on all day today though so now i think i might
need a new battery.. uber sad face..
Need a new battery over a dome light?

I've left my fogs on on the new corolla for 5 hours at a time and either it started right up or just jump it.
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Post by iThane » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:25 pm

engine light fixed! i finally got around to it.
next im going to get some tree pins for my new trunk lid carpet and then
try to tackle more rattles. im just glad my engine light was only for the
gas cap.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:56 pm

See and here you were going out buying batteries and gas caps and other miscellaneous parts. :D It was a free fix.

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Post by iThane » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:07 pm

Finally got my trunk lid carpet in!

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i bought out all of the push pins that the store had, and im still 4 short..
i really like it though! definitely beats the hanging wires and over spray!
thanks again jT!
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Post by blueneo03 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:25 pm

looks nice for sure something they should have kept for 03+
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Post by PurpleStuff » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:34 pm

Nice progress. Car looks good
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:49 am

I don't know how I managed to miss this thread. Interesting read- keep us posted with your progress. :thumbup:
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Post by stairmaster3001 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:18 pm

did you lower your car yet?

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Post by iThane » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:52 am

Thanks everyone!


stairmaster3001 wrote:did you lower your car yet?
:rofl:






no. :cry:
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Post by Mopar00Neon » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:58 pm

iThane wrote:People like me would kill for a set of side skirts, while yours rot in the garage!?
:beatstick:
Hell, Ive had two sets of R/T side skirts collecting dust in my garage for like 8 years. lol. And I didnt spend more than $100 to get BOTH sets. lol.
He is unworthy of the name of man who is ignorant of the fact that the diagonal of a square is incommensurable with its side.

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Post by iThane » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:04 pm

:facepalm: would one of the sets happen to be black? and would you
be willing to sell me that set? :D
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Post by tylrhufm » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:16 pm

Mopar00Neon wrote: Hell, Ive had two sets of R/T side skirts collecting dust in my garage for like 8 years. lol. And I didnt spend more than $100 to get BOTH sets. lol.
How much money would it take to get a set off your hands? :D

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Post by Mopar00Neon » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:18 pm

Actually, I do have a set in black, and silver. Theyre both pretty scratched up though. Will be getting fresh silver paint on one of them whenever I get around to getting my R/T front painted.


Sorry guys, neither set is for sale at this time.
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Post by iThane » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:45 pm

Mopar00Neon wrote:Sorry guys, neither set is for sale at this time.
:shock: share the love! mine are red. my car is black. for some reason that doesn't add up..
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Post by ebonwolf04 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:06 pm

You should post pics of your lip kit on and that red and black punisher badge on that you got from me.
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Post by iThane » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:48 pm

new pics are on the way, but there's a slight delay due to the fact
that i just got... well, i'll keep that part a secret :D

i can't wash my car until tomorrow, and i ain't taking picture with a
dirty ass car. but yes a few changes have been made. finally..

teaser pic:

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and yes i did throw on my lip kit, but only the front and back. still
waiting on those side skirts. but while i was putting on the kit i also
did a few other things:

- finished putting push pins in my trunk lid carpet
- removed grill inserts (prepping to paint)
- removed fog lights (prepping to tint)
- replaced stock front badge with a black and red punisher badge
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