Damn Jeeps, lol. My last bit of winter maintenance was to flush the cooling system and get fresh fluid installed. I was still debating whether I should go in and replace the 140k mile waterpump, but hadn’t made up my mind. When we got back from South Dakota, I noticed a drip under the jeep. Crap. Decided to do the entire cooling system with the exception of the radiator as that has to come out the front of the car. …

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Finished up the Laser Interceptor install today. Some comparison notes to the Escort 9500ci: 1. Obviously it is for laser shifting only, there is no radar detection like the 9500ci 2. I would call the technology similar to that of my 1980 Apple IIE that I had growing up. The voice prompts are absolutely hillarious. Seriously, I remember when it first came out that you could type a sentance into a computer and it would speak the words back to …

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Well since I am in the radar/laser shifter installing mode, I figured I would borrow the GT3RS and get that done as well. I had previously installed the rear shifter when I had the bumper off to do the exhaust, but hadn’t had time to get the rest of it done. Shifter kit minus the rear shifter. I will integrate the V1 detector into the L1 for voice alerts rather than the beep. Front bumper off so I can install …

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Buttoned up the car last night and got it returned to Dan.  We ran into a little snag though.  When I plugged in the control panel to bench test the unit, I found out that the volume button did not work.  There was sound out the speaker, and the unit operated correctly, I just could not change the volume or get into the preferences menu (hit vol + BRT buttons together) to turn on the shifters.  Called Escort and they sent …

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After hitting town Saturday night, I picked up the GT3 Sunday morning and got to work. We are installing the GMG rollbar, Schroth Harnesses (Hans), Escort 9500ci Radar/Laser Detector/Shifters, and aluminum pedals. Found a couple of interesting things as I took the car apart. Keep in mind this is a fresh off the boat new GT3, so it has never been touched before. Front sidemarker light is pinched in the bumper from when the bumper was installed. Notice the bundle …

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Because I took my annual break to go hunting up in South Dakota. The freezer was getting a bit low and needed restocking! Normally I can get up for the week of Thanksgiving and the week of Christmas, but Val’s schedule this year hosed things up a bit, so I went a week early. Last Friday I loaded up the dog and headed north. My father and law and I hunted 7 days for deer and pheasant. Got in a …

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Ahhhh lights

Finally got around to wiring in my rear floursecent lights. Before I had lights in the rear that would come on when you hit the surge protector switch with a long pole, lol. I borrowed a fish tape and luckily didn’t have any problems running the wire. I was a little concerned of what I might find when trying to go over the support beam of the garage, but all went well. I decided to go with T8 bulbs in …

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Odds and Ends

Tinkering here and there. Stopped by and did a little more of a tune up on the 928 yesterday afternoon.  Fixed a headlight pop up issue (corroded relay), changed the spark plugs, changed the oil, was going to change the fuel filter, only the fuel filter was the incorrect one….DOH.  Still waiting on the new TPS harness, and when I do that I will put on new caps and rotors. Fuel filter and pump location. And the spark plugs. Then …

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Been doing some “testing” over the last couple of weeks on the new addition to the garage. If you follow the blog, you have probably noticed a few visual changes over the last couple of weeks. After a few years of work out of the garage and it was starting to look a little worn, so I put my wife to work. First we added a few more outlets (only 1 was installed in the wall, and 1 for the …

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After I finished up a Boxster on Saturday, I figured it was such a nice day that I would knock out some more maintenance on Squeaks to get it ready for the winter months. It was time for new spark plugs (every 30k in a jeep), brake flush, tire rotation, etc. I still need to flush the coolant badly, and get the front diff serviced (didn’t have enough fluid to do yesterday) which I should be able to do later …

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