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85gtsblackman
11-16-2007, 02:14 AM
so im currently sitting at 42,000 miles and by next week i will have bought the following items

ebc pads $71
drilled/slotted rotors $158 (just the front 2) unless my parts guy can get me some dba cheap
gear oil $45
thermostat $45
fog light bulbs $30
oil change is comming up
alighnment $55....i hope
i have lowering spring but i want to replace the rear shocks before i do so and they are 88 a pop

and im making a short shifter and after supplys and the extra shifter it comes to 41 dollars


then i get to go back to restoring the gt-s

and i gotta fix bubs (my truck) this weekend, so that i can make extra money so that i can even out or at least close to the funds im going to spend

Cavanagh
11-16-2007, 02:20 AM
55 bucks for an alignment? Sheesh, around here there about 35 bucks.

85gtsblackman
11-16-2007, 02:27 AM
yeah but its at a place i know will do it right the 1st time

celicaGT90_05
11-16-2007, 02:28 AM
I can get alignments done for free :D

85gtsblackman
11-16-2007, 02:31 AM
somedays i miss working at a shop

Cavanagh
11-16-2007, 02:35 AM
I can get alignments done for free :D
worrrd, same here :D

T-spoon
11-16-2007, 03:25 AM
I'm looking for the expensive part... ok.. the thermostat is a bit ridiculous if that's just for the part, otherwise.. meh..

Lagos
11-16-2007, 04:00 AM
i dont see anything expensive on the list.

Mr Celica
11-16-2007, 04:01 AM
wow... i paid $80 for an alignment. i guess thats the going rate around here though..

donteatbugs
11-16-2007, 04:50 AM
there is nothing expensive on that list....jeeze, go buy an alltrac then try to make that list again. 2 or 3 times as much.

ronin
11-16-2007, 07:20 AM
i feel your pain man. i just got a minor service done on the rex.. $AU400 later.. in thelat 12 months ive also replaced the AFM ($250) and the engine knock sensor which cost $200. these things are pretty costly for parts.

Sean
11-16-2007, 07:29 AM
I dont get it? Your not fixing shit? Your upgrading things? You cant complain about that?

geebes
11-16-2007, 08:20 AM
Didn't you just get the thing and it already needs alignment? WTF?

Slider
11-16-2007, 09:12 AM
404 expensive not found

donteatbugs
11-16-2007, 10:32 AM
it does have 42000 on it. but unless it has some serious wear or has had suspension work done then it shouldnt need an alignment. but its always nice to know its right.

85gtsblackman
11-16-2007, 11:50 AM
clutch started slipping on high rpm shifts today...........ok at least its set up like rwd so i can drop the trans myself

'90 CeLicA Aus
11-16-2007, 02:35 PM
Err: Divide By 0

Slider
11-16-2007, 04:33 PM
clutch started slipping on high rpm shifts today...........ok at least its set up like rwd so i can drop the trans myself

Yea it's not too bad, just got to go the extra step of popping out the front axles.

andy
11-16-2007, 05:19 PM
404 subaru not found

85gtsblackman
11-16-2007, 10:57 PM
deh poobaru

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p158/Joe_1985/038.jpg

i need to take new pics, that was a few days after i got it

ordered pads, waiting on guy to call me about rotors, probally gonna go ahead and order thermostat and a 1.4 bar rad cap to replace the top 0.9 bar one

calling a guy about a 90k 22re

85gtsblackman
11-23-2007, 07:17 PM
so today i ordered

front hawk pads 85 shipped
rear axis ultimate pads 40 shipped
front rotors 158 shipped

lets compare this to the gts

front beck arlney rotors 60, cut the rears myself
front pads 35 duralst gold (i really havent been able to overheat these pads)
rear pads 25 pbr metal masters (same thing as axxis metal masters)


but then the 3rd gen is the cheapest thing to fix next to the toyota truck

Murgatroy
11-23-2007, 07:25 PM
I don't know, after years of working on old GM cars, I don't think anything is cheaper. Nothing is over $20. :hehe:

85gtsblackman
11-23-2007, 07:40 PM
3rd gen is just as cheap, compare prices of fixing gm now, plus u fix a celica from 1982-85 its usally good for 150-200,000 mile or 20 years

see the stuff i posted for the 3rd gen was like the top of the line availiable aka most exspensive.

toyota truck........i got brand new rotors for 13 dollars each :eek:

btw murg gave u some options about fixing your car, and yes i still have those 15 inch steelies