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Old 06-30-2005, 12:55 AM   #1
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List of things that went wrong(HCI install)

I dunno, I been away for a week or so and I finally get back thought I'd tell yall how my install was coming.

I got my RR's, that's it, within a month I'll have everything else hopefully.

I started taking my car apart maybe 4 or 5 weeks ago wokring only on the weekends for maybe 4 hours on one day.

First to go wrong was on of the bolts on my upper rounded off, ground it down and popped my upper off.

Then I accidentally discharged my AC system, I removed a bolt that I didn't know was holding pressure and WHOOSH everything was green. Thankfully I was being safe and had the thing covered by a 24 pack () so I didn't get killed.

My PS Pulley cracks when I'm removing it, I proceeded to punch a cabinet and break my knuckle.

Dumbass friend of mine rounds off the one bolt I let him try to break on my passenger side head. I'm still grinding away on it with my crappy battery dremel. Almost ground off.

Numerous scratches in my brand new paint underneath the towels draped over fenders. They'll buff out but it angers me. :angry:

My timing cover cracks while removing it. Yea, you know that socket cap bolt behind the oil pump? Forgot about it. :angry:

I drop my cam sprocket in the drain bucket filled with all my fluids.

Broke 4 ratchets.

Found ****loads of scaling in my coolant passages. Dirt in the oil pan.

Discovered that my headers were not leaking at the heads, but at the ball joint where they connect to mid pipe.


This was my first time going into a motor but I'm at the halfway point and have everything cleaned and prepped. Now I have to wait on parts. Also a first for me....


I JUST WANNA DRIVE MY *****G CAR!!!!
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never buy a dsm...........

my cousin is going on 7 months now without driving his car, and its a dam non turbo(supposedly more reliable). but when its back together it will be turbo and ready for teh bewst(forged internals, cams n head work)
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With all the bolts rounding off you need to get 2 things

Craftsman boltouts: Save ya a ton of time grinding them.

a decent set of sockets to prevent the above.
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Dude what kind of sockets do you have ????? Please tell me you are using Metric sockets.
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dsm and reliable do not belong in the same zip code.... lol they are total POS.
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I went to Home Depot and got a brand new set, the works, metric and SAE, all sizes from 6 to 21 mm in metric. It's not too bad, I got alot for 100 bucks.

Task Force. I regret not buying craftsman, but the ratchets I broke were my old ones neway!!

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Craftsman boltouts: Save ya a ton of time grinding them.
My next tool purchase ;P
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I went to Home Depot and got a brand new set, the works, metric and SAE, all sizes from 6 to 21 mm in metric. It's not too bad, I got alot for 100 bucks.

Task Force. I regret not buying craftsman, but the ratchets I broke were my old ones neway!!



My next tool purchase ;P
we have 2 sets (low profile and regular. They will pay for themselves the first time.
I also sugest that next time wait till sears has a sale on craftsman or belive it or not AmPro from advance auto aint real bad eaither both have lifetime waranties on them and rarely if ever split. well unless you have people using them on impact wrenches.
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dsm and reliable do not belong in the same zip code.... lol they are total POS.
you are forgetting the dsm motto.

cheap, reliable, fast - pick two.

you can be cheap and reliable, but you wont be fast

you can be reliable and fast, but it wont be cheap - me

you can be fast and cheap, but it wont be reliable.

which brings in a saying i made for my car -

"id rather spend more and get peace of mind, then cheap out and get piece of ****"
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That was actually a really good motto.

"you can be cheap and reliable, but you wont be fast" is me but I'm working on it...
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cheap, reliable, fast - pick two.
pretty much true for everything
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