View Full Version : Got a HELL of a deal today!!!

03-14-2010, 01:06 AM
So I went to the local junkyard today to pick up a ton of shims for my adjustment tomorrow. (couldn't find them at any auto store and didn't want to special order) so while I was there I was keeping an eye out for a Camry with a header. Well I found only one in the whole yard, clean as hell too! So while taking the valve cover off I found not one, but TWO clear turn signal housings, score again! But it gets better, and worse too. While taking out the header I cracked an a/c line. No big deal since they are all drained right? WRONG! The damn thing had freon in it and was fully charged! Take about a facial and let me tell you, that shit does not taste good! Well in a fury I chuck my hammer through the windsheild and storm to the office and raise hell. Well after that I go back and collect my parts and go to pay. Well there is a Mexican guy working there that is a little, shall we say...flamboyent? Well he rings up the corner markers as headlights ($.99 apiece, score #1), gets to them shims and tells me to pocket them cause he doesn't know what they are or how to charge me(24xfree, score #2). well then he gets to the header, looks at it,looks a me, back at the header and asks a young Mexican girl that is on her personal phone what it is, which she doesn't know either. Looks at me and says it looks like an exhaust pipe. I was gleaming inside at this point, but didn't want to show it. Rang me up and total was $7.80!!!!!(final and best all day! Pretty much ran outside and threw everything in my car and left immedialty! Talk about a great day! Tons of shims, two clear corner turns, and a header, all for under $8. Who hates me now? Lol

Mr. Babb
03-14-2010, 01:31 AM
pics or it didnt happen!

03-14-2010, 02:05 AM
EDIT: Got some pics for now:


That's what I have for now. I'm planning on doing writeups of the header install with new pipe all the way back to the muffler, and also two different ones when I get my Megan coilovers and my poly bushings.

03-14-2010, 02:55 AM
hrmmm I find that hard to believe since the header is attached to the cat.... and we all know cats sell to people for an average of 100 bux in most times.... if they are not cutting off cats and selling them to people then that yard is poorly ran.

03-14-2010, 04:22 AM
Header was in the midsection of the car where our res. is. the pipe was cut just after the flex pipe(which I broke in half trying to get it out, lol) Gimme a few minutes I will have pics up!

Alright, pics up. Good enough for ya? lol Planning one stripping what rust there is on the header and painting it.

03-14-2010, 04:23 AM
Wow, that's weird...if I post again after myself it just adds it as an edit to my last post...did not know of this function...PBS rules! lol

EDIT: If you look closely you will notice that the idiot also overlooked the fact that there is an O2 sensor that looks in fairly good condition...actually pretty sure it was installed shortly before it was sold to the junkyard, lol. The only bad thing is it is a four wire and my car has only one wire going to the O2 sensor.

03-14-2010, 05:57 AM
4 wire = wideband if I'm not being retarded. Nice score anyways.

03-14-2010, 06:31 AM
widebands are 5 wires. Nice work today! I got a good deal too, won an ebay auction for jdm corners for 46 bucks and 15 shipping. $61 for the set....Woooo hooo for both of us.

03-14-2010, 06:53 AM
You went to LKQ?

That little Hispanic guy is a pain in the ass. Flirt with some of the girls and they'll give you a good deal on stuff (If you're good looking). I nabbed a full set of rims with newer tires for $99.50 the other day.

03-14-2010, 06:54 AM
hrrmm thats weird, my cat on my 2000 camry is right after the Header... it looks different than the one you have.

03-14-2010, 02:15 PM
Mines of a 97 with a 5s

03-14-2010, 02:54 PM
Ice already done a write up for the header and pipe. Its around here somewhere. Anyways nice score

Mr. Babb
03-14-2010, 05:02 PM

03-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Yeah so started the job today...took the cover off and low and behold, STUPID SHOULD BE PUNISHABLE BY DEATH!!! Someone had already been in there and had taken the spark plug tubes out before. Well they are scratched to hell with what seems to be monkey wrench marks, and these suckers are deep! The threading is also messed up and there is a crack so I'm pretty sure this is where my oil leak is coming from. Back to LKQ cause no one carries those either.

03-14-2010, 05:24 PM
nice going!

03-15-2010, 03:25 AM
i got a turbo and a bunch of other stuffs for like 20 bucks one time cuz the guy thought it was an air injection pump.