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Old November 11th, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Why does stuff always break when it is cold?

Since it got cold a couple weeks ago:

LWB

Leaking transmission oil cooler
Rear brakes down to metal, suspect sticking caliper because it look like 6/32nds a month ago
GF smashed rear taillight

D90

Door latch on driver's side refuses to work
Ball joint on track rod boot tears

Lotus

Wonky rear taillight (LED connection plug has water or something)
Deadpedal unglued itself from mount (yes it was glued on from the factory)

UGH now I freeze while I fix things.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 01:52 PM
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send your stuff down here, i'll fix them for you
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Old November 11th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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Yeah, hard to feel but so much sympathy for you with a D90 and a Lotus.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:26 PM
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and I thought it was just my back when it turned cold...
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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:45 PM
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UGH now I freeze while I fix things.
You still working outside? If you are in the garage, then you need a heater!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:19 PM
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Garage is full of non-operable vehicles.

BTW the lotus check engine light came on the way home and I lent my obd II code reader to the ex-gf so I have to get that back to figure it out.

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Yeah, hard to feel but so much sympathy for you with a D90 and a Lotus.
I am poor enough I have to fix them myself.

Actually that is not true, I am not poor, I am cheap.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:32 PM
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It really sucks working outside in this weather. Worse is when you work on it in the street in the gutter
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The worst I get outside is stepping in dog shit.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 07:31 AM
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The worst is when you actually have a garage but don't use it! Store at least one inoperable vehicle *outside* the garage so you can actually use the thing!
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Old November 16th, 2010, 02:52 PM
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LWB ABS pump now dead. Came home on a flatbed since girl can't drive standard and did not want her driving with no power brakes.
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Why does your ex-girlfriend need an OBD-II reader? She seriously checking her own engine codes?

"Garage is filled with inoperable vehicles" Sounds like you collect British cars...
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The worst is when you actually have a garage but don't use it! Store at least one inoperable vehicle *outside* the garage so you can actually use the thing!
oston drivers

sounds similar to what we were talking about. the cold is just evil...when I moved to Charlotte Nc from Detroit Mi I changed my weather saying to "I would rather go to the snow than have it come to me!" then I moved to Richmond Va. and the first full winter I was here record snow falls...I thought most folks couldnt drive in CLT, heck I compare Richmond drivers to Boston drivers now...its amazing!
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Old November 19th, 2010, 11:33 AM
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Why does your ex-girlfriend need an OBD-II reader? She seriously checking her own engine codes?

"Garage is filled with inoperable vehicles" Sounds like you collect British cars...
She has a 1997 volvo with nearly 200k on it and a flaky evap system so she needed it to reset the code for the emissions test (ie reset, do the three short drive cycles to get it ready to test -- test -- done).

She did replace her own speedometer (which required removing the top of the dash).
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Old November 19th, 2010, 11:45 AM
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LWB ABS pump now dead. Came home on a flatbed since girl can't drive standard and did not want her driving with no power brakes.
So if the ABS goes your entire braking system is gone? I thought you could still brake but just didn't have the assist? I read somewhere where you pull the green 30 amp fuse and you are good to go. no idea really.

Good to know as I have been watching my ABS pump for a bit now.

Oh yeah, I ruined my shoes at your place last time because of all the dog shit
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I thought that Lotus was a Toyota? All the chilly weather, at least I dont have to worry about overheating and I replaced teh fan switch resistor last winter. All this being said my heater core will go tomorrow. I have recently had the blessing of the Rover gods, ill regret saying that
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