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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    So the fiat does not have a coolant leak somehow? My best guess is there was like, some somewhere in a puddle under the hood from the recent radiator repair? That ended up mixed into the normal drainage? The paper I put under the car to catch the drips had red liquid but i guess not now. The...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Yeah i put a skid plate on the beetle and I had to cut new screw holes because they didn't line up. My favorite though was when i went through the trouble of buying the FCA official car cover, giving the VIN to be 100% sure it fit AND I drive back to the dealership with these pictures to...
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    Yeah I'm not gonna lie, I have told myself "its ok if i need something BIG I'll just take the top down" to justify owning 2 tiny convertibles ...in practice I'll probably just use the outback but ffs YES still need some staps or something...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Im not a huge fan of cambered wheels but the general video is very Mood I want tiny plows for my cars. I also resent that outbacks seem not terrible compatible with them. Like god why are crossovers that popular. In other news in direct response to my complaints the fiat has developed a coolant...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Ah if they use the sensor for other things i guess that is understandable for a CEL. I think the mirror would be less infuriating if they just made the sensor a seperate part the way the mirror itself seems to be sold as it's own seperate part so the cheesy unfixable plastic dying doesn't take...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    YES YES THANK YOU I have been going absolutely insane trying to convey this. My complaint was that FCA designed the mirror to be unfixable and expensive to replace, and if you are unwilling to buy a new one potentially give you a permanent check engine light. This is a general complaint about...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Oh also for fun, so i needed something to pry the stupid mirror caps off since they are stuck on with plastic tabs. I had no appropriate tools and ended up using an "ear spoon" which came out of this little package: ... from the dealer who refused to let me test drive the mustang 😂 Thanks it...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Let me clarify the situation. When I say CEL over nothing, I mean CHRYSLER PROGRAMMED IT THAT WAY, not a malfunction. FCA for some absurd reason has ALL their vehicles set up this way. I know this because I have found all the info on why i have CELs on JEEP AND DODGE FORUMS. The car for reasons...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Idk man because it has never been any more accurate then the bug is. It is usually off by the same amount and takes the same amount of time to adjust the temperature after going from parked to moving. Also why not put it idk, under the damn spoiler or something? It's not like the mirror is the...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Yeah this wasn't a good choice like on the list of parts of the car most likely to take damage... I already had someone else hit and run my driver's side mirror like a year ago too, as well as i remember at least on occasion clipping them both on the beetle. Thankfully those times didn't require...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    So mother moved the cars around for halloween night to be away from the street (in case of vandal children, the bug has gotten egged in the past) and parked it like. In a really bad spot. Specifically so close to the house that it was like, overlapping the cellar window well. So I am making sure...
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    Kat's Peggy Beetle

    MK4, actually. Though admittedly I thought maybe 2005-2010 was MK5 but i guess it's MK4 too. They jumped from 4 to 6 from 2010-2011. So yeah mostly would be looking for parts from 1998-2010 beetles, as well as MK4 golf/jetta parts.
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    Kat's Peggy Beetle

    Some of them probably. Even to the point of it being in the rsi anyway. Like the engine is a vr6 those are not going to be hard to find. Tbh the major thing I want probably cant even be upgraded but Sigh Goodies a thing to go for when I actually have some idea what I am doing.
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    Other Random Car Sightings [Photo Required]

    TIL that they make limited edition teal saabs and there are only 7 of these. I was not expecting shop class to be so many rare cars tbh.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    "I feel invincible what else can i fix" Accidently opens wrong browser and sees last thing i was searching Ah I see it is alcohol o'clock ...
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