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2011 Juke

2011 Nissan Juke SL

1.6L direct injection turbo 190HPFront wheel drive5 doors 6 speed manual2960 lbs5 seats Josh was looking for a car but when I saw this going for a good price, my family convinced me to jump on it and give Josh the Golf GTI. It has 250,000 Kms but the seller rust proofed the underside for […]

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6×10 Enclosed Trailer

We’re planning on frequent visits to the track this year and I wanted to be able to transport all 4 dirt bikes and keep all the riding gear out of the rain.  We rented an open trailer from U-Haul last summer when we went camping but it was only 5’x8′ so could only really fit […]

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3800 Fiero

3800 Fiero – Sold

Related articlesPower-Train MountsRelocate The AlternatorDrive AxlesMinimize Bump SteerExhaust FabricationElectrics and WiringFuel Pump This is how I got started doing a 3800 V6 supercharged engine swap into a Pontiac Fiero … May 2008I am now the proud?? owner of a 1985 Pontiac Fiero 2M4, the engine has a broken timing belt so is pretty much done.  […]

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2002 Golf GTI

2002 Golf GTI – Back again

My kid wanted to learn how to drive a manual gearbox and the winter beater was rusting away so when I saw this going cheap, I jumped on it. To Do List New hood Fix rustĀ over windshield 2 Replace parking brake cable Repair or replace damaged fenders Fix boost control valve code (N75?) Completed Late […]

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2005 RX-8 – Sold

Related articlesIntermittent power lossFuel pump removal August 2015I finally convinced myself to sell the Fiero and focus on the 924 Turbo but I foolishly didn’t put the money in the bank and put the envelope on my dresser instead.  I was struggling to find seat sliders for the 924 and missed having a fun car […]

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1980 Porsche 924T

1980 Porsche 924 Turbo

Related articlesCheck/adjust valve clearancesHeadlightsFuel level senderFuel pump(s) November 2014 – I wasn’t really looking for another project but I had been toying with the idea of one day picking up a front engine rear wheel drive vehicle like the old Ford Escort Mk II I used to have in the UK.  I have some RSS […]

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1980 Porsche 924T

Porsche 924T – Check/Adjust Valve Clearances

Check/Adjust Valve Clearances on a 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo This guide is for setting valve clearances on a 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo but the overall procedure will be similar for most engines although the adjustment is often made by installing new shims rather than using an adjustment screw. The first thing to do is align […]

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Porsche 924T – Fuel Level Sender

Fuel Level Sender on a 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo Difficulty:  SimpleWarning:  Fuel is a hazardous chemical, take appropriate precautionsRecommended Tools:  Allen key, pliers, multimeter The fuel level sender on the 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo is, as you might expect, located in the gas tank.  It is better not to have much fuel in the tank […]

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RX-8 – Intermittent Power Loss

Intermittent Power Loss Issue on a 2005 Mazda RX8 At first, driving the RX-8 was a blast, it seemed to pull strong and wanted to go no matter what gear you were in.  After a short while I noticed that on the highway coming home from work sometimes it would not want to accelerate – […]

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RX-8 – Fuel Pump Removal

Remove Fuel Pump on a 2005 Mazda RX8 Difficulty:  MediumWarning:  Fuel is a hazardous chemical, take appropriate precautionsRecommended Tools:  Screwdrivers, special tool for ring removal Since the strange power loss issue I was experiencing on the RX-8 had a lot of similarities with an issue I had early on with the Fiero, I wanted to check […]