Ontopic The new car-seching thread

HipHugHer

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Our 72 Nova was so rusted out when you turned on the gravel road going home the inside filled with huge clouds of dust. Everyone knew to roll their window down coming up to that turn.
 

wetwillie

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Our 72 Nova was so rusted out when you turned on the gravel road going home the inside filled with huge clouds of dust. Everyone knew to roll their window down coming up to that turn.
Mom had a 65 Ford Fairlane - about a foot square section of floorboard dropped out while I was the passenger. I didn't "Flintstone" but it was close. Mom patched that up with some sheet metal and roofing tar. Serious.
 

Mr. Argumentor

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Holy shit, I think I fixed my transmission. Got it all back together, filled, and all dash lights out. Test drive went fine.

I still feel like I did something wrong and am unnecessarily nervous.
Take it to Subaru, tell them what it was doing and that "a shady mechanic fixed it" and you want them to check for any codes, and any issues with the install. Might cost a diagnostic fee, but if it helps you have peace of mind, why not?
 
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Take it to Subaru, tell them what it was doing and that "a shady mechanic fixed it" and you want them to check for any codes, and any issues with the install. Might cost a diagnostic fee, but if it helps you have peace of mind, why not?
It was mind-numbingly simple. It's just that I've never done any work on the transmission, which just generally makes me uneasy. The next time I have to drop a transmission pan, I probably won't care at all.
 

HipHugHer

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It was mind-numbingly simple. It's just that I've never done any work on the transmission, which just generally makes me uneasy. The next time I have to drop a transmission pan, I probably won't care at all.
If it's working normally and the oh shit lights aren't coming on you did great.
 
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Domon

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Holy shit, I think I fixed my transmission. Got it all back together, filled, and all dash lights out. Test drive went fine.

I still feel like I did something wrong and am unnecessarily nervous.
fuckin awesome dude. You got the solenoid and managed to swap it into the existing body?
 
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Removing an automatic transmission pan is a fucking whore of a job. Why the hell can't they put drain plugs in the things? I understand it's because they want people to change the filter too, but fuck it's hard to contain the mess it makes.

Well done @fly.
 

HipHugHer

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Removing an automatic transmission pan is a fucking whore of a job. Why the hell can't they put drain plugs in the things? I understand it's because they want people to change the filter too, but fuck it's hard to contain the mess it makes.

Well done @fly.
You barely loosen the bolts on one corner, remove them on the opposite corner, and back out the ones in between progressively so the pan will tilt towards the corner you removed the bolts from but still hang up there.
Not terribly complicated.
 
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HipHugHer

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If it gets messy don't worry, atf does wonders for your hair, if chicks only knew they would go in debt for that treatment.
 

HipHugHer

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On this day, Jerry Curl is discovered. First skit so take a look.
I once spent half a day under a 71 mustang fastback. Had women damn near killin each other. Had to turn down that kinda work after that for liability reasons.
 

HipHugHer

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No it wasn't because chicks care about your car you dumb meatheads.

That was supposed to say gearheads but that's even better.
 
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Removing an automatic transmission pan is a fucking whore of a job. Why the hell can't they put drain plugs in the things? I understand it's because they want people to change the filter too, but fuck it's hard to contain the mess it makes.

Well done @fly.
I hate to take the wind out of my sails, but it has a drain plug. Not that it really matters, as it seemed like most of it came out when taking out the screen, and then again with the valve body. :lol:
 
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