Tag Archives: auto maintenance

Tribbles in the Tailpipe

I’ve mainly been quiet here because I’ve been frantically trying to get the months-old boost problem on Junior solved enough to go to Portland while it’s still, you know, SUMMER. It’s been a constant cycle of frustration as I fix … Continue reading

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The Path of Greasy Resistance

The Good News is that I don’t have to clean the Charge Air Cooler or go fishing for that resonator pipe gasket I lost into the system. The Bad News is that’s because the Charge Air Cooler has a leak. … Continue reading

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Working Under Pressure

One reason it’s been hard to diagnose Junior’s turbo pressure problem is that it’s been really hard to get the system up to the 15 PSI necessary, so today I created this: Here it is hooked up to the turbo … Continue reading

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Boosted Ambitions

I spent several hours today replacing the tube that goes down from the resonator to the intercooler hose. The old one was Profoundly Fucked Up: Despite the damage, it actually looked like it was still mating correctly. However, after fixing … Continue reading

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In Search of the Elusive Turbo Leak

I wanted to test the intercooler hoses, and sometimes with a problem like this if you take everything apart, clean it, and put it back together, the problem Goes Away. Took off the inlet hose, the resonator and pipe, and … Continue reading

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Living Lightly and Inflatably on the Land

I’m going to Portland this summer, and I’ve already discussed my plans to convert my 3-cylinder 55 horsepower Geo Metro into a tiny RV.  I tested it this weekend while attending Poly Big Fun, a fabulous polyamorous relationship conference at … Continue reading

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Timing Belt Changed!

I’m planning on taking my three-cylinder, 55 horsepower Geo Metro to Portland this summer after converting it into a tiny RV.  The first step in this process was to restore its auto-mobility.  I recently spent about a month diagnosing and … Continue reading

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