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Posted By Staatsof

So I took some things apart and yes it has been...

So I took some things apart and yes it has been weeping on that fitting. I can see a puddle blow in the frame. I cleaned everything off with a slight pressure wash of Simple green and then water...
Yesterday, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Staatsof

Yet my 35 year old Maserati Biturbo with very...

Yet my 35 year old Maserati Biturbo with very similar but apparently superior components and 70k+miles hasn't had any such problem. Quality matters.
Yesterday, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Staatsof

My pressure tester arrived and I think I've found...

My pressure tester arrived and I think I've found the issue. Besides my upper radiator hose being slipped back almost 1/4" from it's home spot (I wonder about that) directly below is the attachment...
Yesterday, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

Every coolant tank, I'm on #3, has weeped coolant...

Every coolant tank, I'm on #3, has weeped coolant around the edge. This one is doing it much more now though so once my pressure tester and UV light arrive perhaps I'll find out that it is once again...
Yesterday, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

I was looking at something else like this a...

I was looking at something else like this a couple of years ago but the company went out of business.
Looks neat but I think you'd need at least two of them, one for each side and then there's the...
06-13-2019, 06:45 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

Yes ... I've had them all off far too many times...

Yes ... I've had them all off far too many times already. Easy isn't the word I'd use on the bumper cover if you're doing it right. I have a feeling that like the belly pan most mechanics just sort...
06-12-2019, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Staatsof

Design flaw ... This car's nickname at this...

Design flaw ... This car's nickname at this point. Oh some of it is for all cars now. But if you're going to make it things out of plastic make it good plastic. Those GD hid headlamps come to mind,...
06-12-2019, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Staatsof

Been through the chemical tests for exhaust...

Been through the chemical tests for exhaust gasses. They don't always work but the sniffer does.
06-12-2019, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

Still using the old one. I was going to make a...

Still using the old one. I was going to make a new one by drooping softer, suitable material over the new one for hole alignment but I haven't bothered to do that yet.

Maybe a pattern first?
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06-11-2019, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Staatsof

Just had a look and there's nary any stains at...

Just had a look and there's nary any stains at all under the supercharger or near the thermostat housing. Front either side and from front to back. Took longer to fix the Borescope because of the...
06-11-2019, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

Definitive Method to quickly check if coolant leak is under supercharger hose?

I started losing coolant big time this last week while on a 5 day road trip. Over the trip I lost about a 1.5 gallons. No other symptoms and we made it home just fine.

So I'm suspecting that it...
04-19-2019, 08:03 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

+1 Being snarky about supplying superior...

+1 Being snarky about supplying superior knowledge undercuts it's value. More than one of us had never seen this before and had no issues with the car WO doing this. But it's great to have the info...
03-19-2019, 04:45 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

Don't bother. I got one and the ones they sell...

Don't bother. I got one and the ones they sell now just don't fit. I couldn't close my hood. It's got a firmer preformed shape to it and they got something wrong.
Perhaps if you installed it on a...
Forum: US Northeast
03-19-2019, 04:40 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

The guy didn't work out for me. YMMV

The guy didn't work out for me. YMMV
12-13-2018, 04:53 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

I'll add that on mine the cause was in the trunk...

I'll add that on mine the cause was in the trunk on the LH side and not anywhere near the sunroof. you have to pull the trunk's interior carpeting aside to get at it which is just ahead of the DVD...
11-11-2018, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Staatsof

It's not really a very good winter car and that's...

It's not really a very good winter car and that's a very quick way age it. I'm amazed at what people DO drive in the winter here though.I suspect most are on a 3 or 4 year lease and they don't give a...
11-10-2018, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Staatsof

Thanks to EVERYONE that's posted too! The oxygen...

Thanks to EVERYONE that's posted too! The oxygen sensor will have to wait till spring the car is going into storage very soon now.
11-10-2018, 03:39 PM
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Posted By Staatsof

That's OK plenty of folks on here think they...

That's OK plenty of folks on here think they always know everything. I've been around the block on stuff like this with mechanics and doctors with much more training and education and experience and...
11-10-2018, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Staatsof

Yes I'm aware of what code means. I replaced one...

Yes I'm aware of what code means. I replaced one earlier but this one is a bit different this time. It's not been a hard fail like the last one was which I why I posed the question about the battery...
11-09-2018, 12:03 PM
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Views: 644
Posted By Staatsof

Well a much newer battery with a higher voltage...

Well a much newer battery with a higher voltage (12.89 vs 12.49) didn't do the trick. So it's on to replacing the oxygen sensor.
11-09-2018, 10:43 AM
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Views: 430
Posted By Staatsof

Kroil to the rescue. I squirted a bunch in from...

Kroil to the rescue. I squirted a bunch in from the top and it does puddle around the bolt at the treads and seep in but I also dribbled some on the bottom which was crucial as yes the exposed and...
11-09-2018, 09:03 AM
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Views: 430
Posted By Staatsof

Battery won't come out - WTH

I've looked at the service manual and there's no special mention of a special procedure.

The long vertical bolt that secures the plastic tab to hold the battery in place won't budge at all. I...
11-08-2018, 07:42 AM
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Views: 475
Posted By Staatsof

The one at the Glen, yes. This year Jaguar was...

The one at the Glen, yes. This year Jaguar was the featured marque so it was a bit different.
11-07-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Staatsof

I have the same exact battery in one of my...

I have the same exact battery in one of my vintage cars and that one is much younger, hardly been used but is on a 24/7 smart battery tender. I think I'll take that one out as the car is apart at the...
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