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  1. Finally got a new car (2016 Focus). I just need a few more small things and I should have a build log soon.

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      SE, with the 201A option package. The ST and RS were over my budget, and I would have to do a special order anyway. I'm fine with it being an automatic, I just wish it had paddles.

  2. Gran Turismo 6 taking forever to install, only to take ages to update. The in game installer now fails to install. I've been at it since I got off work Sunday afternoon. Did a database rebuild and still fails. Deleting the whole game now, then download again, this time only letting one patch install at a time. I've had this damn PS3 for about a week and I already want to throw it out the window. Won't take my debit/credit card info, nor my PayPal, the PS Store is a clunky mess (PC, mobile, and especially on the console itself).
  3. Do it. Bring him to the shop and teach him. Not only will you guys pimp his ride, but you might also find a way to "pimp his life" as well. Like if he had some sort of problem in his life that you or someone you know can help him with.
  4. Thanks guys. Yeah, I'm also gathering input on other options. I'll see if my coworker wants to tear into it (he works on cars on the side).
  5. '02 rendezvous. Paid $3500 for it 2 years ago from a relative (only had 100K on it, with no other known issues besides the AC). They are known for faulty BCMs and the 3.4L GM 3400 is known for blowing head and lower intake gaskets. It's not worth the trouble. I'm looking at about 2 grand to fix the computers in it, plus one mechanic was concerned about the radiator as well. I don't have anywhere to work on it anyway, nor the tools/equipment. I know somebody that does, but it's not worth the hassle. The tires are only a few months old and the battery was put in less than one month ago. I'm going to get the car cleaned out, pull the tires and battery and sell them (we have leads on a guy that will buy the tires from us, so we'll get some money back at least), and selling the rest of it to one of those "we buy junk cars for $500" guys. I tried talking to a wrecking yard a while back when I went to pick up a part that I ordered for another car and asked how much they would give me for mine. They said that they could only do like $200
  6. I skipped it. I went straight from the SNES to the Xbox (I did have a GameBoy Color though). I had a few friends and relatives that had them though. Now we play that stuff on my roommate's WiiU and I have The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D on my 3DS. I missed out on the N64 version, so now I want to see what all the hype was about back then, and Majora's Mask 3D is coming out tomorrow (not buying yet).
  7. So apparently the problems with my car were head gasket related. Now I have misfires (P0302) and white smoke out of the exhaust, plus with the whole coolant spraying out of the overflow tank (exhaust gasses getting into the cooling system). No coolant in the oil though. Multiple mechanics have confirmed, just based on what I told them and none advise to fix it due to the car being at around 200K miles (estimated since odo doesn't work), plus it has numerous other problems. Since the other issues have been going on for so long, there's probably other things wrong with the engine as well. Now time to hunt for another car. I have leads on a couple of them, but I need a bit more money and a bit more info on the cars. I'm waiting on more details for one of them, since it's a friend of a co-worker that's selling it, but my coworker wasn't sure on the year and model. We've both been pretty busy at work, so I haven't had the chance to ask. I also have a few other people keeping an eye out for any leads
  8. I feel youMy car has been giving me issues for a while, then the other day it started misfiring really bad (P0302 code). Went to move it to a place where I can work on it, and a huge cloud of white smoke came out of the exhaust. I shut it off and said NOPE. So now I'm exploring my options. One mechanic that I talked to said that it was the head gasket, but my coworker that works on cars on the side said that it could be a fried piston ring. I'm 99% sure it's the head gasket, since that's what the GM 3.4L is notorious for. I have never heard of the piston ring problem, but my coworker insists that it is. The oil didn't seem off color like coolant was in it, but it did seem less viscous than normal, and a bit lighter colored. I didn't let it run long enough to probably leak more coolant into the oil, though. I have been seeing issues with overheating and stuff though, possibly exhaust gasses leaking into my cooling system and causing my engine to dump way too much coolant into the overflow tank (which it would then spray out of the tank). I had to loosen the "bleeder" screws on top of the engine to relieve teh pressure a few times. Stupid piece of crap GM 3400 3.4L When a head gasket go's it doesn't always cause gas and oil to mix, in your case it sounds like the collar is dumping right into the cylinder and burning off hence the white smoke. I also don't think its a ring, oil smoke has a different color to it. That's what I told him. It's pure white and thick. Like somebody took a big hit from while vaping, or a steam locomotive.We lost an Alero with a head gasket issue, but from waht I was told, it was just an excessive oil leak, no smoke, no oil/water mixing, etc. Meant coolant and oil mixing mind just was in other places lol. Yeah I'd bet it's the head gasket it's not too bad of a job though just do it yourself. I figured that's what you meant. I watched a few videos on how to do it on a similar car, but I don't have some of the tools and I'd probably forget how something goes on or just completely forget to put it on.
  9. I feel youMy car has been giving me issues for a while, then the other day it started misfiring really bad (P0302 code). Went to move it to a place where I can work on it, and a huge cloud of white smoke came out of the exhaust. I shut it off and said NOPE. So now I'm exploring my options. One mechanic that I talked to said that it was the head gasket, but my coworker that works on cars on the side said that it could be a fried piston ring. I'm 99% sure it's the head gasket, since that's what the GM 3.4L is notorious for. I have never heard of the piston ring problem, but my coworker insists that it is. The oil didn't seem off color like coolant was in it, but it did seem less viscous than normal, and a bit lighter colored. I didn't let it run long enough to probably leak more coolant into the oil, though. I have been seeing issues with overheating and stuff though, possibly exhaust gasses leaking into my cooling system and causing my engine to dump way too much coolant into the overflow tank (which it would then spray out of the tank). I had to loosen the "bleeder" screws on top of the engine to relieve teh pressure a few times. Stupid piece of crap GM 3400 3.4L When a head gasket go's it doesn't always cause gas and oil to mix, in your case it sounds like the collar is dumping right into the cylinder and burning off hence the white smoke. I also don't think its a ring, oil smoke has a different color to it. That's what I told him. It's pure white and thick. Like somebody took a big hit from while vaping, or a steam locomotive. We lost an Alero with a head gasket issue, but from waht I was told, it was just an excessive oil leak, no smoke, no oil/water mixing, etc.
  10. I feel you My car has been giving me issues for a while, then the other day it started misfiring really bad (P0302 code). Went to move it to a place where I can work on it, and a huge cloud of white smoke came out of the exhaust. I shut it off and said NOPE. So now I'm exploring my options. One mechanic that I talked to said that it was the head gasket, but my coworker that works on cars on the side said that it could be a fried piston ring. I'm 99% sure it's the head gasket, since that's what the GM 3.4L is notorious for. I have never heard of the piston ring problem, but my coworker insists that it is. The oil didn't seem off color like coolant was in it, but it did seem less viscous than normal, and a bit lighter colored. I didn't let it run long enough to probably leak more coolant into the oil, though. I have been seeing issues with overheating and stuff though, possibly exhaust gasses leaking into my cooling system and causing my engine to dump way too much coolant into the overflow tank (which it would then spray out of the tank). I had to loosen the "bleeder" screws on top of the engine to relieve teh pressure a few times. Stupid piece of crap GM 3400 3.4L
  11. needing to bleed my car's cooling system, but I don't have enough coolant to do it tonight and I have to be at work in about an hour. It's doing that overheating crap again and the heater isn't working, but there is coolant in the system. Too dark and cold to do anything about it tonight anyway
  12. That sounds like our Fox station here. Damn channel bounces between aspect ratios constantly.
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