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>when you start the engine after changing your spark plugs and one of them isn't plugged in right
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>you buy a new exhaust system from rockauto when drunk but when it arrives you realize what a fucking pain in the ass it's going to be to get the old one off so it just sits there for 8 months
what the actual fuck
your are running low on exhaust fluid

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>where the fuck is my 10mm
Unironically lost my 10mm a week ago. Was pissed as fuck cuz it bothers me to see one socket missing from the set. Anyway, I just found it yesterday. It was sitting in my glove compartment

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When did you realize that:

>Headlight fluid is real
>Air filter oil is real
>Exhaust fluid is real
>Piston return springs are real (this is a stretch)
>Tire gaskets are real
Air filter oil is only real for shit air filters. Don't use oiled air filters.
Dual sport.
>air filter oil
How could anybody not know this is real
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>piston return springs
I'm curious about headlight fluid and piston return springs.

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I've owned many cheap shitboxes over the years and none have ever compared to this one single car. For less than $2000 on Craigslist even the poorest pleb driver can get a taste of actual automotive luxury. The performance, the handling, even the way the doors close so perfectly and cleanly, it actually feels like a luxury car, but on a budget.

So why haven't you gotten yourself a Jaguar S-Type yet, /o/? You're really missing out if you haven't, even today they're still cheap as hell used. Even parts are cheap and easy to find since the powertrain is from Ford.
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>because Lincoln parts are easy to find
The funny thing about that is that S-type parts are frequently easier to get and higher quality than LS parts which are too-frequently made by Dorman or worse. Especially with cooling system parts. A savvy LS owner knows to get Jaguar parts wherever they can if Motorcraft parts are not available. I can only assume this situation is because there's more profit in Jaguar parts than Lincoln for the same items.
On release I was quite fond of the S Type R. Kinda like an M5/E55/RS6 competitor with a bit less power and a lower pricetag. Looking at Type Rs now it seems they're pretty well on par with a W211 E55 on the used market though.
My grandma has one. Buy a Lincoln LS instead. Same car but not built by retarded brits.
>They've also aged well. When they came out they didn't look right at all but now they look decent.
It's because everyone else has been mimicking that sloping drooping coupe-like body style since the CLS, which itself was mimicking the S-Type but with a fastback.
My grandparents drove matching S Types for all of the years they were made, they both had at least 2 cars each and my grandmother still has hers while my grandfather stepped up to an XF lease before he died.

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>tfw you accidentally break an expensive part in the process of doing a completely unrelated simple 30 min job

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How can one plane be so fucking sexy?
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indeed, yellow accents are nice
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Did a model of one of these as a kid and in typical kid fashion I fitted every available armament on it, probably couldn't have taken off but it gave me a woody.
looking into its history, the concorde got really lucky. the crash exposed a design flaw that got off for a long time out of pure luck. the tires were not only overinflated, but the wing/fuel tank was far weaker than normal aircraft. the result of the heavy rubber hitting the weak structure meant this was bound to happen eventually

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So I've pretty much narrowed the choices down to:
>1996 (Preferably) LeSabre/Park Avenue
>1990-1996 LS400
>1992-1997 Grand Marquis
So obviously the LS400 is a very reliable car, like the others and I'm leaning towards it, but how is the ease of maintenance on it? Are parts like cabin air filters expensive?
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ls400 it is
There is no car this old that is going to guarantee you reliability. Expect to be on the side of the road at least twice a year if you aren't planning on regularly tuning it up and checking for codes.
This, I don't know what he's smoking to think a 30 year old car isn't going to give him any problems
Why would maintenance be harder on an ls400? They are just luxury toyotas and they have a pretty big aftermarket.

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Is it a smart idea to buy salvage cars to fix them and sell them? I see lots of newer model cars that start and run with low miles and easy, cheap repairs on auction sites that nobody is bidding on that I could get for less than $200. Is this too good to be true?
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Your main demographic of potential buyers will be negros and poorfags because normal people won't buy a car with a salvage title
This is literally what greasy foreigners do that run buy here pay here lots.

They run some little hole in the wall place as the manager/salesman and pay some mexican under the table to fix the auction cars to at least, a sell-able point.

Its as simple as getting your dealer license and going to bid at auctions where normies arent allowed. Pay $1500 for a car, sell it for $4000 to some poor fuck with no credit, charge them $350 a month and make your money back in 5 months. repo if needed, if its totaled or wrecked and you cant get money out of them you ruin what little credit they have left and move on knowing you got your moneys worth out of your car at least.

OP, nothing is "too good to be true" in this world.
More of a qtddtot but is it viable to buy a salvaged car for parts? Say for example I had a not so common car like a z4 or something. Should I buy a salvaged z4 with undamaged parts that i needed?

>T. Doesn't own z4, using that as an example
Pretty much, which means you must target cheap cars that will sell under $5000. Which I assure you get bidded up at the auction.

You also would have to put in overtime during tax season since thats when you'll get the most sales.
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I got one of the best deals of my life from a wrecking yard that bid on government auctions. 6 year old v6 sedan, ex government fleet vehicle (probably driven by Susie in accounting in field office X) full logbook, 2nd owner put on cold air, extractors + full exhaust, chip, cam, lightweight drag rims, shift kit etc etc, and somehow shortly afterwards ended up at a gov auction. Had half the miles, all the mods, paid 1/3 of it's curb value, and god damn did I go through rear seat covers.

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Why did dodge miss out on the chance to own the performance economy market? The rushed project ran for 3 years before being canceled but the 2.4l trim was expected to get a turbo akin to the srt neon. The top trim dart weights 100lbs less than the base wrx likely to it being fwd only and an aftermarket turbo for the dart makes 290 at the crank 260ish at the wheel. I feel that FCA saw the bad sales and pulled out preemptively but is it fair to say that a SRT dart would have held its own and made the platform worth it? The srt neon is a classic, and it's rep would've carried over to good sales numbers. Thougts?
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ah hahahaahahahahahaha
Manlet detected
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Imagine if after the Corvette got beaten by the Nismo, they showed back up with a turbocharged Chevy Cruze and proceeded to shit all over the GT-R with it. The memes would be legendary.
>buying american
was just thinking today that they should make another neon. what a missed opportunity. sad.

im in sydney, should i get one?
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See the thing is the Anzacs got the jdm models with English buttons, infiniti is a mostly clapistani thing. The jdm models are 100% better than the export models.
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Yes they do ('05 - '07). In fact, they have the best version that I've ever seen. You still have an ignition cylinder that you can put the key in, but there's a plastic shroud that protrudes which you can turn by hand if the car detects your key fob.
2003 v35 skylines dont, which is what the op was interested in.

also infiniti is closing shop in aus, so if u did wanna go with a newer 2018-2019 infiinti skyline, youll get a dealer demo under 30k
Infiniti tech here. NO.
The Skyline V35/G35 Coupe's VQ35 is good for 200k miles max. These cars get HAMMERED by poors, and (obviously) poorly maintained. You want at least the RevUp model and even then... keep a fucking eye on the heater hose, it WILL burst and kill the engine. Enjoy your rear main leaking, valvo covers going to shit, and bad oil galley gaskets. The early V35 is hot garbage no better than a similar vintage 350z.

Get a G37.
You can get them as low as 3500 AUD (Automatic though) and for a rear wheel drive 200kw coupe it's a good deal.
I owned a manual one before and they're quite nice but the clutch is no fun to drive in imho.

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How much do you guys tip the station clerk to use the air compressor?
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commie detected
Why would the business owner purchase an air compressor which few people would use and then charge them money making even less people want to use it? That has got to be one of the most retarded business decisions I've ever heard. Is that 1 dollar for every use really paying off the compressor? of course not, its just an insult to the customer.
Imagine if they made you put a dollar into the petrol bowser before you could use it. I bet you would somehow defend that too
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a lot of you guys seem to think the gas station owner decided to buy a compressor of their own volition
if they're a franchise owner, shell/bp/mobil/etc says that they have to have a certain amount of amenities on site for customers to use. either its something they have to buy or they contract out to a company that installs and upkeeps it on their property. its a sunk cost, and by saying "i'm a paying customer, turn on the tire pump" doesn't pay for that compressor or the upkeep of it
this is super basic shit guys
You know it costs a lot of money to lay the concrete for you to drive on, I hope you pay the concrete wear fee.
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where do you think the city's budget comes from?

Is there anything decent in your local craigslist?
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Holy shit that is thoroughly used what does the interior look like..?
>the ugliest of Z's

I would offer him now about $600 because nobody is going to want a car that old with that many miles.

Does your house have a garage?
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"Corridor rooms" are my pet peeve with newbuilds in the UK. Good luck getting a room wider than 14 foot for under 500k
>son has a gilet fixation
LMAO his chest is cold but his arms aren't? What a faggot.
I just bought a house with a decently sized shed. However, it's been raining a lot and there's a lot of moisture getting in. I need to put a drain out the front, but there's also some water getting in through the roof. I hate having moister in the shed, so I really want to fix those issues.
>proving him right

white amerilads are funny
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yuropoor cope

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well guys, it's been a long run.
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u mad?
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Here's your (you)
just happened to be checking in on /o/, used to browse hardcore back in highschool 10 years ago. i remember the day you bought that fucking thing.
>buying an FRS with the intent to turbo it
Hope you like seeing your car go up in flames.
no u

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For me, its Tiff Needell
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always thought his name was Tiffany Dell
Based and TIFFpilled.
>Woah a car journalist who can actually DRIVE?
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Thanks mate, I thought I'd already seen on the good tiff content on YT but that one must have escaped me.

>few years ago
>4 mile stretch of arterial road near me completely fucked with cracks and potholes and shit
>traffic cones go up one day
>awesome, they're finally gonna tear it all up and repave it
>instead of ripping it up they spend all fucking year slowly going down the road making patches literally every ten feet
>after a couple years the entire road is all bumpy and uneven as hell
This shit isn't normal, is it?
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>>police is using equipment that's would be considered far out of date by 3rd world standards
Unions are cancer and are the root cause of corruption.
>Unions are cancer
Yes they are but not having at least the threat of unionizing is worse
It is in america, because you're all retarded.
They do that here, too. We get long cracks that feel like they need dip signs literally on the freeway. Then, they come in and fill the cracks, but they don't level it, so you are still hitting a large gap at 70 mph, or you are hitting a large bump at 70 mph. I'm starting to think the government has stopped caring to even pretend to care. It is the same family fucks getting into office. So it is a perpetual cycle of failure at this point.
the public sector shouldn't have unions and pensions for public sector workers are a form of taxation without representation.

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